The Wat Huay Mongkol in Hua hin

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Храм Wat Huay Mongkol, Хуахин The Wat Huay Mongkol

Wat Huay Mongkol is one of the holiest places near Hua hin and one of the most important attractions. Daily it is visited by Buddhists from all over Thailand and beyond.

Unlike most other sacred places in Thailand, the main statue of the temple is not the traditional Buddha statue, and the statue of longpo of that monk (Luang Pu Thuat), who lived more than 400 years ago. This is one of the most revered Buddhist monks, not only in Thailand but also in neighboring countries. He was born in 1582, and lived exactly one hundred years. They say he performed miracles, especially healing, and stories passed from mouth to mouth for many centuries. One of those stories says that Longo saved the whole city of Ayutthaya, the then capital of Siam, from the epidemic. Thais believe that amulets with the image of longpo of that protect a person from all sorts of accidents, especially car accidents. Near the temple you can buy these amulets, just don't be surprised that they are so expensive, because for Thai people this is not just a souvenir.

Statue of a monk in the temple is the largest statue longpo of that. Its height without the runway 11.5 metres. By the way, this is a new statue, its production ended in 2004. By nightfall, about 18-19 hours, the statue is illuminated, so that it can be visited in the evening.

Храм Wat Huay Mongkol, Хуахин The Wat Huay Mongkol

Of course, it is interesting not only the main statue. It formed a religious complex, but without any hint of "recruitment." Tourists of any faith can be completely free, to go anywhere. Outside the compound even formed the infrastructure of cafes, shops, a large Parking area for tourist transport and hotel.

It's safe to say that the Wat Huay Mongkol is one of the most famous and visited attractions in and around Hua hin, and it is a must see. A visit to the temple is included in most guided tours of Hua hin.

And another thing... don't forget to pass under the belly of the statue of the Bishop nine times, setting a desire, at random, as do the locals. And in the mouth of the elephant throws the coin, too, wish fulfillment and good fortune.

🕐 Operation time: from 06:00 to 21:00

💵 Entrance fee / ticket price: free

🚶 How to get there: the Temple is situated 18 kilometers West of Hua hin on route 3218 (Wat Huay Mongkol). You can get there by taxi, hired taxi or regular car taxis, but unrealistically high price – 1000 baht per trip. Much cheaper to go there, using a rented vehicle or by purchasing a group tour. The cheapest option to reach the temple is to take a taxi as the locals do. Taxi white temple depart from Hua hin railway station, cost 60 baht (see currency of Thailand, the exchange rate).

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admin November 29, 2014

Hello! With Pattaya neither Hua hin nor cha-am should not be compared. Both resorts are much quieter and the beach is much better, IMHO. Hua hin some pandemonium kupalisko on the beach is just in the center, near the Marina, and further South almost no one there. Cha-am is even quieter, but there is more to the Thais. ...
Valery on 23 January, 2015
Good day!
Tell me,is there in Hua hin-agents organizatsii holiday -book hotel,to meet,to settle,to help as a translator on tours, etc ...
admin 23 January, 2015

Hello Valery! There are. Sent you on mail contacts. ...
Valery Jan 28, 2015
Good day
Sent to your contact request-no answer
Maybe even give the real person-the Russian agent in Hua hin ...
Light 10 April, 2015
Hello! Tell me is it possible to get to Hua hin from the airport is not by taxi? I read that in Bangkok can be by bus, but maybe there are direct buses, who knows. ...
admin 10 April, 2015

Hello Light! Here all about this we have written - Read all questions will disappear. ...
iva May 7, 2015

Hua hin is very famous resort, basses go there very often. A slam dunk, of course the square of Democracy, but if the day arrives, it is likely to leave the airport. ...
admin 9 May, 2015

Here is the new bus schedule between Suwannapoom and Hua hin, actual: buses from the airport travel to 7:30, 9:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30 and 18:30. From Hua hin to the airport buses depart 06:00, 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00. About the area of Democracy, you, apparently, with the victory monument (Victory monument) confused? ...
Boabor 3 August, 2016
It's a great city ...
omelnikov1 3 December, 2016
The entrance to floating market and Sam Phan Nam for foreigners 200 baht! Did not even bother to go.
The market near Wat Huay Mongkol is closed permanently ...

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