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Banyan Tree Thailand Phuket Experiences - Discover Thalang Muang Temple

Discover Thalang

Discover our associates' home town and the community that surrounds Banyan Tree Phuket. From the heroines of Phuket to the Gold Buddha and a pioneering sustainable goat farm, learn the stories behind the community we embrace.

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Activities & Experiences

Kickstart your day at the local market in Pasak, wandering around the various stalls and discovering new fruits, vegetables, tastes and scents. Enjoy breakfast at a local coffee stand. Try the Thai Iced Tea made right in front of you as well as the local snack ""Patongko"". The next stop will be Muang Temple, where you will be able to offer a blessing to Ya Mook and Ya Jun, the Phuket Heroines, as well as learn the history of the temple and take a visit to the soldiers' training centre. The final stop will be at the Thalang Battlefield Monument, a now peaceful location that once was the grounds for the well-known Phuket battle against Myanmar troops.

Price

THB 3,800 per couple

Timing

7:00 am - 9:00 am | 2hr experience

Email

phuket@banyantree.com

The Temple is a popular attraction for both visitors and local residents. Located in the temple is the upper half of a large Buddha statue which seems to emerge from the ground. Legend has it that during the invasion of Thalang town in 1785, the Burmese made several attempts to excavate the statue in order to take it back to Burma. Each time they dug into the ground, swarms of hornets would swoop on them and they had to give up in the end. Later, the visible part of the statue was covered with gold by the villagers and has remained as such until today. The statue is named Luangpho Phra Phut (""Buddha that emerges from the ground"" in Thai)

Price

THB 3,500 per couple

Timing

9:00 am onwards | 1hr experience

Your first stop will be at a local village where you will be welcomed to a local pineapple farm, followed by a sustainable goat farm. Have you ever milked a goat? The next part of the adventure takes you on a trek through the forest where our team will teach you about local trees and herbs found in the wild as well as their uses. Finally, you will reach Bangtao viewpoint for photos and refreshments.

Price

THB 3,500 per couple

Timing

10:00 am onwards | 2 hr experience

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