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Huay Mongkol Temple

Address: Thap Tai, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
Phone Number: 032-576297
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Ranked #14 of 63 things to do in Hua Hin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Natural history museums, Architectural buildings, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Natural history museums, Architectural buildings, Museums, Sights & Landmarks

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A very impressive temple dedicated to a very revered and popular monk. My Thai partner had this on her to do list on this trip and I'm glad we did.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

All temples rely on offerings or merits to survive, but this unusual temple is a huge commercial enterprise. I saw people buying offerings for the monks which were back in the shop before the buyer was blessed. Worth a visit, but not my idea of a true Buddhist temple

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Before visiting this place, google search the story behind this monk. I found it very interesting, and was much more appreciative of my visit there. Only a small donation is needed to leave flowers/prayer materials at the statue. It was much larger than I thought it was going to be. I found it quite holy and inspiring, and would recommend... More 

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is huge, but the story behind this monk is great, and the oversized tribute to him shows it. If you are out on a tour it is a worthy stop.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have been here on three occasions with different people. It's ok for an hour or two to just have a wander around and look at the sheer size of this monk. There isn't a great deal more to do other than get a drink or ice cream but well worth a visit to say you have been.

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is more of a local attraction than an international tourist one but you can get the white bus from outside the railway station or at Market Village for just s few baht. It's mainly just an enormous statue of the monk but there will probably be a lot of schoolkids and local pilgrims there. Not much to eat but... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is a very nice temple, the domain is very well maintained and the statue is impressive but I am under the impression that this temple is more a money maker than a place to pray. The focus is on the commercial side ... On the other side it is worth the trip, nice pictures can be taken.

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hua hin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Nothing to dislike, an interesting place to go to see an outdoor temple area, a little drive out of town, but if you have never been before and want to see a massive (& I mean something like around 120feet high) statue of the Lord Buddha then this is the place to go.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Far a way, the city driver was not even sure to take us there. A lot of local people praying. The atmosphere is unique.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nicely built sculpture and the park around it Good place to have a walk around and relax Lots of places to sit and enjoy the surroundings Requires driving from Hua Hin (roads are good)

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