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Huay Mongkol Temple

Address: Thap Tai, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
Phone Number: 032-576297
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Natural History Museums, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Natural History Museums, Cultural

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

30 Kms from Hua Hin is this unique temple which was commissioned by Queen Sirikit. The statue is very imposing, mounted on a man made pyramid like structure Many Buddhists come to pay their respects. Peaceful gardens surround and lake where can feed giant fish, we saw an occasional monkey too. Free vegetarian meal with donation. Transport - songtaew from... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been several time,s to the Big Buddah ,the first time was to see the huge size of the black statue, very impressive, and on several visit,s with my Thai friend,s for Buddah day,s. It attract,s people from all nations, it is situated in vast ground,s and plenty to see, and good parking for car,s motorbike,s, so worth a... More 

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delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

you get awed seeing this so big statue of a sitting monk, surroundings are good and the drive to it is awsome should visit if in thailand

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Go and visit, well worth a look, you can get there on the 10 baht bus, then go back to Hua Hin, nice for photos

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is one of the nicer of the "bid Buddha" statues. Great location and not too crowded if you go during the week. Good stalls at the bottom of the statue and no pressure to buy if you're "just looking"

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Yet another Big Buddha - except this time it's a monk. Aesthetically it's pretty grotesque. It's in a blazing hot location with no shade. It's surrounded by all the usual tacky stuff you now associate with Buddhism in Thailand. Nothing whatsoever to recommend this site. Pass by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

if you are Buddhist this is a must go place, spare some time in the garden it really will peace your mind. The best thing is they will not try to sell you things. It is interesting to see the local pray from left elephant to right elephant. They actually round each elephant 3 rounds, where we believe that is... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Typical big Buddha visit. Did find the staff in the area very helpful without trying to sell you everything the have on their stalls

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took a taxi to the Huay Mongkol Temple, which gave us the freedom to stay as long, or as short, as we wanted to. We actually stayed for about 90 mins which was plenty of time to look around and take as many photos as we wanted to. The large statue of the Monk and wooden carved elephants were... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

As a recently arrived tourist visiting friends in the area this is the first historical site I was taken to. I enjoyed the short drive there through the small farms and villages. I was shocked at the size of the huge statue dedicated to the Monk Huay Mongkol. Parking was easy and close to the shrine. We went on a... More 

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