Wat Suwan Khiri Ket

Buddhist Temple in Hat Karon

Set back from the road at the northern end of Hat Karon is this relatively new, impeccably maintained temple complex with a small shrine occupied by a seated, black-stone Buddha. Next door stands the striking tiered-roof crematorium, open only on ceremonial days. The grounds are lush with banana, palm and mango trees. It's popular for its Tuesday and Friday night market (from 4pm) full of clothes, accessories and food stalls.