Timings : 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Wat Huay Mongkol is a temple dedicated to the famous monk Luang Phor Thuad, located on the outskirts of Hua Hin. The monk who lived 400 years ago is shrouded in many stories speaking about the miracles he performed. The Huay Mongkol Temple marks a massive statue of monk Luang Phor Thuad who sits on a mound that can be accessed by a long set of stairs. The giant statue is cornered by four three-headed wooden Elephant statues which is where the local Thai visitors perform their worship ceremony.
The local worshipers walk around the wooden elephants are known as Erawan in the Hindu mythology as part of the blessing ceremony. Touching the elephant's belly is believed to bring good luck, hence, the ceremony starts by taking a small kit that holds few flowers and some incense sticks at the entrance by donating some amount. Almost all the temples in Thailand largely operate with the help of donation. Wat Huay Mongkol complex is dotted with a beautiful garden and a small lake. The artificial waterfall is a crowd-puller.
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