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24 Mar, 2013

Lao Intre, Thailand

Posted by: Wen Ching In: Thai Food|Travel

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.

Wat Chalong, Phuket
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.

Wat Chalong, Phuket
The photo was taken from the top of the temple. The area was peaceful and serene.

Wat Chalong, Phuket
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.

Wat Chalong, Phuket
A closer shot of the temple with the elephant statues.

Coconut Vendor, Wat Chalong, Phuket
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.

Lao Intre, Phuket
We came across this restaurant which looked welcoming to both locals and tourists.

Lao Intre, Phuket
The eatery wasn’t the most glamorous place around but nevertheless very airy, comfortable and pleasant.

Grilled Fish with Salt, Lao Intre
We ordered a couple of dishes and rice to complement them. Priced at 80 Baht, the Grilled Fish with Salt was delicious. With only salt as its seasoning, I can taste the freshness of the fish.

Massaman Pork Curry, Lao Intre
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.

Seafood with Broccoli, Lao Intre
The Seafood with Broccoli, which was priced at 70 Baht, was simple, healthy and delicious. Extra points was credited for the freshness of the prawns and squid.

Patong Night Life, Phuket
Lunch was reasonably priced and delicious. When it was close to evening, we took a cab to Patong and enjoyed the night life there, which was vibrant and an eye-opening experience.

Restaurant Information
Rawai, Phuket.
Tel: 088-4428852

1 Response to "Lao Intre, Thailand"

1 | ai wei

March 24th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

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photos are great dear! especially those temple shots
me wanna go too!!!

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