Wat Huay Mongkhon is fifteen kilometers from Hua Hin. It is a very popular temple with faithful Thai. It is known for its huge 12 meters high statue of Luang Pu Thuat one of the most revered monk in Thailand known to have performed miracles. The statue was built in 2004 at the occasion of the birthday of Queen Sirikit. At the foot of the stairs going up to the statue, the same monk is sitting on an elephant's mouth open and there is a little game consisting in throwing coins trying they remain in the mouth of the animal. The faithful also pass under the elephant and go around it several times while praying.
Otherwise apart from his statue, the temple has no great interest except seeing the Buddhist rites (prayers written of fake gold tree leaf, putting gold leaves that on the statues, purchasing holy water...)