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Visit Wat Huai Mongkhon (Hua Hin)

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Wat Huai Mongkhon

Thai name : วัดห้วยมงคล

GPS : 12.55274134,99.82523203 (See on the map)
Hua Hin
Hua Hin
Hua Hin
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Presentation

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...)

Practical information about Wat Huai Mongkhon

Admission is free
Open from 6 am to 9 pm
The simpler way to get there if you have no vehicule is to take the white songthaews (shared taxis) from the train station. You can also catch them on the road of course. This is the same bus that also goes to the two floating markets. There is one every half hour. It takes about 45 minutes ot go to Wat Huai Mongkhon. The fare 40THB.

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Rules to respect when visiting a temple

Wat Huai Mongkhon is a temple and when you visit a temple in Thailand there are some rules to know and follow :

  • Dress properly (knees and shoulders should be covered)
  • Take off your shoes when entering the buildings
  • Be quiet
  • Don't hug or kiss
  • Don't point your feet to Buddha's image
  • Don't smoke

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