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“Beautiful and serene” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huay Mongkol Temple

Huay Mongkol Temple
Thap Tai, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
032-576297
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Hua Hin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Natural History Museums, Cultural
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful and serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful temple, very serene. It had the feel of a place of worship unlike some of the temples we visited that had something missing because of the tourism.

Visited November 2013
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“Stunning”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Great big statue of a MONK (not a buddah, as many people think). We had a break in the weather, so decided to take a drive up there and it was well worth it! Great surroundings and a great opportunity for some stunning photos!

Visited November 2013
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Adelaide
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“Impressed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I rode up there with a scooter with the missus on the back with a useless map and got lost more than a few times. Friendly locals will point you in the right direction if you talk to 3 of them at once and choose the most likely story.

Once there, I offered flowers, incense and gold leaf next to the motorcycle park before I even saw the man himself.

When you see him, you realise just how big this statue is. There were Thais everywhere offering respects and a constant voice over the PA of what you could buy to offer.

It was a nice place in the hills kilometeres from Hua Hin, with a nice lake to relax at.

It was worth it to see the offerings and prayers to this highly revered massive individual, which of course I partook in . Plenty of photo opportunities.

Visited October 2013
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Doha, Qatar
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“Good place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The temple surrounds are nice and the big statue of the monk is quite a sight. There is a small lake and a nice area at the back and we had a nice walk around. Worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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blackpool
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“Amazing sight to behold”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Although people call it the big Buddha it is in fact a huge awe inspiring statue of a monk. The impressive size and detail on the statue are difficult to convey in a photo. Well worth a visit if you are either staying or touring the Hua Hin area.

Visited September 2013
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