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Huay Mongkol Temple, Hua Hin

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At Huay Mongkol Temple, admire the 12 m (39 ft) tall statue of Luang Pu Thuat, a popular monk famous for performing miracles. On either side of the memorialized man stands two large elephant statues, under which locals walk for good luck. Dine at a Thai restaurant, buy a lucky amulet in the likeness of Luang Pu Thuat, or wander the attractive park in which the temple is situated, featuring a lake, water features, streams, bridges, a number of pavilions, and lots of shady places. Be aware that the temple becomes very crowded on religious days. Using our custom trip planner, Hua Hin attractions like Huay Mongkol Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • nice tripe .. we take a car from anantara resort and drive true the internal road and after visit 2 small and very interesting temple ( unfortunately the maintenance was horrible ) we arrive at Huay M...  more »
  • A sacred place where people have lot of worship. Monk statue, the largest in the world, is the mind of many people. Both Thailand and talks
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  • We visited around midday and the place was extremely busy, which in itself is not too surprising as this is one of the top attractions for Hua Hin. However we looked around and didn't find much that w...  more »
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  • Impressive statue on enormous stepped plinth. In each of four corners of the plinth at ground level are the most beautifully carved elephants. Worshippers performed a prayer ritual around them which involved walking around and under the trunk of the elephant I am not Buddhist but the whole of the Wat emitted a calmness. Definitely worth a look. We were taken by a Tuk tuk driver, it was not in the guide books.
  • Wat Huay Mongkol is famous by the big "Luang Pu Taud". The very admiring monk from ayutaya period. Luang Pu Taud actually live at "Wat Chang Hai" Pattanee province. We have no idea why his big statue stay here.
  • Thaipeople love it, great statue of a buddist monk. I think if you are not a thai or a buddist. it's just nice ....
  • Good place to see big big Buddha and make merit. The location is not far from Hua Hin but you have to drive or ride motorbike yourself to get there.
  • If you have a car and are in Hua Hin it's worth a visit, definitely if you are Thai.