On our second day of the trip, we woke up to a bright, cheerful weather in Phuket Island. We embarked on our scooter and drove up to the north west area of Phuket to Chalong, to visit one of the most important Buddhist temples in Phuket, which was the Wat Chalong.
It was a short drive from Rawai and we arrived at the Buddhist monastery. The temple was beautiful. It was opened from 7am to 5pm daily and tourists were allowed to visit the temple and ascend the stairs for a better view of Wat Chalong.
From the leaflet, I read that the temple was dedicated to two highly respected monks, Luang Pho Chaem and Luang Pho Chuang, who with their knowledge of herbal medicine, helped the injured of a tin miners rebellion in 1876.
Surrounding the temples were a couple of souvenir shops and drink stalls. One of these stalls were selling coconuts at 30 Baht each. As we were dehydrated during the visit, we bought one each and quenched our thirst with the juice. After finishing the drink, I requested the vendor to open the coconut for me to eat the flesh of the coconut, very delicious indeed! After quenching our thirst it was time to satisfy our growling stomachs. Back on our scooter, we made our way back to Rawai for a late lunch.
Similarly priced at 80 Baht, the Massaman Pork Curry was something that I enjoyed a lot. Although not spicy, the Thai curry dish was fragrant with coconut milk and peanuts. The pork was nice and tender while the potatoes soaked up the mouth-watering curry broth.