Wat Huay Mongkol

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Wat Huay Mongkol Temple houses the largest statue of Luang Pu Thuat in the world. Luang Pu Thuat was a revered Buddhist monk that lived in Siam. It is said that he had performed miracles when he was alive. Formerly known as Huay Khot Temple, it is located in Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Later, His Majesty King Rama IX changed the name from Wat Huay Khot to Wat Huay Mongkol.

In the temple, there’s a large portrait of the famous Reverend Luang Pu Thuat, cast with alloy with a size of 9.9 meters wide and 11.5 meters high, towering over the horizon. In the center of the temple, there’s also the statue of Luang Pu Thuat carved from wood. This temple is also a good viewpoint of Hua Hin, which shows a view of the picturesque Tanaosri Mountains that straddles between Thailand and Myanmar.

Luang Pu Thuat is highly respected by Thai people, according to a legend, there was a boat that was wrecked in the middle of the sea. He then turned the seawater into freshwater, so people on the boat can drink fresh water to sustain life. Many Thai Buddhists have a lot of faith for Luang Pu Thuat, so many to come to this temple to pay respect. 

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After visiting Wat Huay Mongkol, you can walk to see a floating market near the temple. There are stores that sell souvenirs, traditional Thai sweets that are hard. There are activities to feed the buffalo too, so why don’t you come here with a local friend for a relaxing day out? We’re sure that you’re going to enjoy it!