The Wat Huay Mongkol Temple Hua Hin complex located about 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The Huay Mongkol statue, which is about 12 meters tall and 10 meters wide, is set on a large mound.
The image can be seen from far away reaching higher than the trees. You can climb up the wide stairways to the giant statue; bring water and sun cream since there is no shade and it gets hot quickly.
The Wat Huay Mongkol Temple Hua Hin is very popular for Thai people from all over the country, who come here to pay respect to Luang Phor Thuad and to ask for things as favours, good luck, health, fortune and happiness.