LIFE SE ASIA MAGAZINE

Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham at one time had the largest Buddhist statue on Phuket Thailand.  The Big Buddha at Chalong now is larger.  But this temple is worth the visit.

Go with Jaeb Na Ka and I on our trip there.  

Located on Rang Hill in Phuket town.   Kinda hard to find but we will give you a Google map at the bottom.  

There are two areas of the Wat . The older building where the big Buddha is located on top.  If you park in the parking lot across the street.  

There is the newer area where the new temple is.  There is a large statue of Yammaraj or the Lord of darkness. 

Many carving and statues to see. Take the steps with the green NAGA  SNAKES. 

Jaeb

Hours

Open around 8 and closed late afternoon 

Map click here for larger map

I went with Jaeb to Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand for her to receive blessing . Asanha Bucha is one of the most important Buddhist days.  

 text from wikipedia

Asanha Bucha in ThailandThai:อาสาฬหบูชา) is a TheravadaBuddhist festival which typically takes place in July, on the full moon of the eighth lunar month. It is celebrated in CambodiaThailandSri LankaLaosMyanmar and in countries with Theravada Buddhist populations. Asalha Puja, also known as Dhamma Day, is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important festivals, celebrating as it does the Buddha’s first sermon in which he set out to his five former associates the doctrine that had come to him following his enlightenment. This first pivotal sermon, often referred to as “setting into motion the wheel of dhamma,” is the teaching which is encapsulated for Buddhists in the four noble truths: there is suffering (dukkha); suffering is caused by craving (tanha); there is a state (nibbana) beyond suffering and craving; and finally, the way to nirvana is via the eightfold path. All the various schools and traditions of Buddhism revolve around the central doctrine of the four noble truths

The day is observed by donating offerings to temples and listening to sermons

Wat Chalong Phuket Thailand 

Had a good friend Jim King ask me to join him.  I had never been to this nice out of the way bar restaurant.  

Paradise beach bar and restaurant is located Rawai Phuket Thailand.  There is another paradise beach bar located Patong beach.  So if searching for the place I am talking about don’t get confused if searching Google. 

The staff is friendly and prices low.  But what I like the most is the view of Rawai Bay.  And the bar sits right off the water.  It is, also far enough of the road to not have street noise. 

View from the restaurant. 

Nice selection of food.  Beer selection is OK.  They have mixed drinks.  

Menu 


We recommend this place if looking for a quite place,  excellent view especially in the evening.  Food selection limited.  

Hours 

11am to 10pm  7 days a week. 

Map 


Click here to go to Google maps

I want to think Jim King for showing this place.  

James King of  Jamoroki.com 



This was Jimmy Lighthouse and after it closed was bought and reopened by Dickies Lighthouse.  It is not actual a lighthouse but a beacon.  Open in 1988 by an American Jim Pearson.  It is a well known landmark. The new owner reopened the lighthouse over a year ago and has done some improvements and kept the charm.  

I have eaten here many times over the years but this week first time under the new owner and was pleased with the service, food,  and atmosphere. 


I had a club sandwich that comes with fries and had a coke.  Service was friendly and good.  My bill was 210 baht or $6 US  

Sample of the menu  they have Thai and western 

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Bar has great selection 


Many large screen TV to watch sports

Free WiFi and also a pool table. 


In addition  to the restaurant and bar they have 5 rooms to rent with a view of Chalong Bay.  For prices and photos check out their web site.  

Dickies  Lighthouse website 

Location and map

Located Chalong Bay on Phuket Island Thailand.  

Click here for larger map 

Contact info

Dickies Lighthouse Bar & Restaurant 
45/33 Moo 9, 
Phuket, Thailand 83130 
Phone: 076383045 Email : Dickieslighthouse1@gmail.com 
Web : dickieslighthouse.com
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