Thailand is very famous for the number of temples that it has and which have great historic and cultural significance. Apart from the shopping and cultural experiences you can get at this enchanting country, there is one place that you simply must visit. This is the Wat Huay Mongkol.
Getting here is a beautiful experience in itself including passing through vegetation and a pineapple plantation. Located 15 kms west of Hau Hin, the Wat Huay Mongkol is known for its statue which depicts one of the most famous monks of Thailand. The monk, Luang Phor Thuad lived in southern Thailand about 400 years ago and was well known for the miracles that he performed. It is a well known miracle where he turned salt water into fresh water and thus making it fit for consumption.
There is a huge statue of the monk here which is 12 metres in height and 10 metres in width. It is possible to see the statue from far away due to its great height which tops most of the trees too. The statue is frequented by visitors and locals alike as it is said to bring wealth, prosperity and health and fortune too. Do not forget to walk under the belly of the elephant that is situated just on the side of the gigantic statue, for this is said to bring one good luck. There are other amazing structures too that are on display and visitors most certainly can have a look at them while a t this site.
When you are done checking out the temple, take a walk to the nearby markets for they have some great items that one can purchase. There are some very powerful amulets that are said to have miraculous powers. Take in the peace and serenity of this site for it is unlike any other.
When in the area look for Hua Hin hotels to stay at which let you enjoy the very best the region has to offer. Anantara Hua Hin Thailand Resort is one such hotel Hua Hin and it is an exceptional resort which features a range of contemporary comforts.
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