Thalang District, Phuket, Thailand
+66 76 21 1036 (Tourist Information) /+66 76 21 2213(Tourist Information)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Plan on spending at least a couple of hours here. There are lots of hidden corners and small treasures to discover.
Wat Phra Nang Sang is a temple with a twist. Besides being one of the oldest temples in Phuket, the wat was also the location of one of Thailand's most significant war battles against Burmese invaders, back in 1785. The temple was also used by two local heroines to rally against the Burmese and to gather support for the fight. Today, the temple is home to a large number of very colorful statues of Buddha, Kwan Yin (the Chinese goddess of mercy), dragons and contemporary figures of everyday life in Thailand. The two heroines are immortalized through the "Heroines Monument," which is set up on the main road that leads from the airport to the city. The bronze statues are tall and you won't miss them when driving into Phuket.