Wat Putta Mongkon (Wat Mongkhon Nimit) is a Buddhist temple in Phuket Town, close to Thalang Road. If you're walking around this historical part of Phuket, a stop at this temple is definitely worth the time as some of its architecture is very unique. The temple is made up of a central hall built in a Sino-Portuguese style, with a roof with ornate carvings. Make sure not to miss the yellow chedi, which you can find right behind Wat Putta Mongkon. 

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Highlights of Wat Putta Mongkon in Phuket

There is a large garden within the temple grounds, where you can find several trees adorned with pieces of the Buddhist scripture. Each tree has a different principle of Buddhism.

Wat Putta Mongkon operates as a school for young monks. Depending on when you go, you may also get to witness one of the many colourful ceremonies that take place at the temple. 

Wat Putta Mongkon in Phuket

Location: Dibuk Road, Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

Open: Daily from 7am to 5.30pm

Stephan Audiger | Compulsive Traveller