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Thap Tai, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
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All reviews big statue famous monk pay respect luang pu wooden elephant sheer size holy place worth a visit feed the fish thai culture nice place to visit hua hin city floating market pineapple stalls selling tuk tuk buddhist
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful place and we recommend the visit as well as the thai balm sold downstairs which is very good quality.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sivan_and_Gal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this temple on our way elsewhere and so glad we took the time to visit it. Loads of ornamental chickens a little grotto, a couple of temples and of course the black buddah. Well worth the stop

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank camoria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A serene place to visit. If you believe in the religion, I think you are supposed to walk around the statue three times clockwise and pray earnestly. Do check out the reservoir behind.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Very impressive. Especially if you are Buddhist. Just interesting to see if not. A must do. Try to be in the cool hours of the day. If you like dogs there are a few really huge dogs around. Like a big mastiff. They...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank visamuller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, the local called this place as Big Buddha, so don't get confused when trying to get a taxi to this place. Secondly the white songtaew which serves from Hua Hin town to Huay Mongkol only runs at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. We decided...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DianeCxx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, I know temples live from donations. Yes, I know buddhism and offerings go hand in hand. Yet, here, for the first time I was apalled to litterally see it happening: the recycling of donations, either in the form of gifts and even flowers (hence...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Hi , language and the way they say different locations is very challenging at the best of times , but i think this temple is best known as " monkey mountain " ?? a very challenging walk of stairs but very much worth the effort...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Global36509398833
Reviewed November 5, 2018

this is an impressive large statue of a famous monk in Thailand. it is very popular to Thai people. there's an wooden elephant statue and it is said that walking in circle under the elephant will bring one good luck.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jlamkk
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This temple is well worth a visit, very impressive site in a good location. There is plenty to look at.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicola_catt
Reviewed October 24, 2018

The architecture of this place is simply breathtaking. I like the intricate designs of the buildings here. We were lucky to witness some locals praying and holding a what it looks like good luck ritual here. The temple is surrounded by vendors too so you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Narout C | Reviewed this property |
The best way and the safety for you. 1. If you rent the car for travel in Hua Hin, this is the best choice and you can go to any place you want. 2. You have to hire the local taxi or tuk tuk or mini bus or songtaew or... More