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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  • August 18, 2017
    Nice place to visit, no entrance fees , nobody asking for charity, it's all up to you to give or not give offers, lovely garden , nice lake with fishes , must visit if in hua hin  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This shrine is located 25,30 minutes from Hua Hin. The giant statue of a Thai Monk was commissioned by the queen and is a place of pilgrimage. Sadly there are no signs or notices in English so we had ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The most famous monk of Thailand has been included here on top of a high staircase plateau. It is one of the largest statues of Thailand. Therefore animals back another temple and dozens of stalls you what want to sell. Also behind the monk is a large fishing pond where you can enter the fish
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  • August 2, 2017
    I try to do a daily bike from Hua Hin to Huay Mongkol Temple (25km each way) and notice it is well attended by local Thai groups and families - if you're into Thai history and temples, I'd put it on your to do list...
  • August 15, 2017
    Statue of buddhist monk Luang Pu Thuat Born: March 3, 1582, Died: March 6, 1682,
  • January 5, 2017
    Beautiful Temple dedicated to Thai monk who lived 400 years ago. One of the greatest Thai saints, people come to pay respects and worship. Lovely grounds attached, can become busy and crowded during holidays.
  • July 6, 2017
    Amazing Temple. Huge area for visiting tourist.
  • June 17, 2017
    Nice place for family trip. Clean toilet

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Catering to the urban crowd from Bangkok and international visitors, Hua Hin offers a good selection of rooms to suit most budgets. Resort-style hotels and smaller boutiques generally remain closer to the sea, with some establishments offering direct access to the beach. Step back from the coast to see a drop in prices for simpler rooms in areas where guesthouses and hotels remain the norm. Explore the area around Phetkasem Road for more options with very competitively priced rooms.
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