Chalong Bay is a colorful combination of a port, residential area and shopping hub on the east-central coast of Phuket. Its shoreline makes it rather unsuitable for swimming, as it's where many yachts are moored. Vessels depart from Royal Phuket Marina and Chalong Pier to surrounding islands in Phang Nga Bay, such as Coral Island for diving and snorkeling trips.

    Chalong Bay is home to the iconic hilltop Big Buddha and the ornate Wat Chalong. There are plenty of interesting land-based things to do, including golfing, go-karting, and wall-climbing. Nightlife in Chalong Bay is concentrated around the 800-meter long pier and the 5-lane Chalong Circle, with most bars and pubs been operating for decades.

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