Wat Khao Rang, also known as Sumnak Song Khao Rang or Wat Khao Rang Samakkhitham, is a temple on the slope of the popular Khao Rang (Rang Hill) in Phuket. This is where you can discover a large golden sitting Buddha, which was the first of its kind on the island. Not only does it look amazing, but it was also the first big Buddha image Phuket ever had until the giant Buddha in the Nakkerd Hills was built.
The atmosphere of the temple is very peaceful and not at all touristy. It’s common to see different generations of families come to ‘make merit’ by donating fresh food as well as alms to monks, usually in the mornings before 11am. This is one of the most beautiful images to see in Thailand.
Don’t miss a chance to walk around the temple to see some of the incredible Thai art forms including a statue of Yommaraj (the Lord of Death) and giants in Thai myths as well as traditional carving on the temple’s doors and roofs.