Although best known as a beach rather than "historic" destination. Phuket has 29 temples, the most revered is the Buddhist Temple Wat Chalong. Admission is free and for photography lovers this incredible temple looks like a postcard. Its architecture is Rattanakosin style like thousands of other Thai temples. Its central structure called the "Great Pagoda" has several levels, many statues and murals and a sanctuary. Unfortunately being such a busy temple, it's hard to feel the "spiritual environment" that is supposed to be felt.