Nestled on a gentle hillside along the scenic way in the Kathu area, Wat Kathu Temple is a prominent landmark featuring two beautiful temples dedicated to Lord Buddha, situated between the bustling towns of Patong and Phuket Town.
Originally known as Wat Amparam, Wat Hua Hin is the most important and popular temple of Hua Hin. Sometimes back it was also known by the name Wat Laem Hin. This temple was built during the reign of King Rama V.
The temple features a Buddha statue in the Attitude of Subduing Mara. This is the main attraction of the temple and people from all over Thailand come to worship the statue. This statue along with the other Buddha’s relics and Buddha’s footprint were brought here from the ancient city of Sawankhalok.
In addition to that, the temple also has a Luang Pu Nak statue. Luang Pu Nak was one of the most eminent Buddhist Monks of Hua Hin. The inner walls of the temple are beautifully decorated with paintings of the Jataka tales. The temple campus also has a municipal school.
History of the Wat Hua Hin
The Wat Hua Hin was built by Mr. Phueng and Mrs. Aim. Both of them along with the help of the villagers built this temple. The villagers contributed to the funds and also joined hands to build this temple out of respect to Lord Buddha.
Initially, the temple was just a monastery with a main hall and pavilion, like all the other Buddhist temples in Thailand. Later the temple was renovated and many new sections and features were added along with a municipal school.
How to reach Wat Hua Hin
The Wat Hua Hin is very conveniently located near the Clock tower which is a famous landmark of Hua Hin. You can take your own transport or even rent a car from the famous car rentals of Hua Hin.
Location: Phet Kasem Road, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
More Temples in Hua Hin
Besides the Wat Hua Hin temple, there are several other fascinating and beautiful temples that you can visit to immerse yourself in the Thai culture. All these temples have one thing in common and this- divine peace. It could be a perfect retreat on a holiday. We have made a list of the best temples in Hua Hin so that you don’t miss any.
Some Instagrammable places in Hua Hin include the Santorini Park, Hua Hin Railway Station, Cicada Market, Venezia Hua Hin, Rajabhakti Park, and Wat Huay Mongkol.
Popular tourist attractions in Hua Hin are Hua Hin Beach, Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, Plearnwan Vintage Village, Khao Takiab, and Hua Hin Night Market.
Free things to do in Hua Hin include visiting the Hua Hin Railway Station, strolling along Hua Hin Beach, exploring the local markets, and hiking up Khao Takiab.
Family-friendly activities in Hua Hin include visiting Vana Nava Water Jungle, exploring Black Mountain Water Park, visiting the Hutsadin Elephant Foundation, and spending time at the Hua Hin Beach.
Lonely Planet and Rough Guides both offer comprehensive guides for Hua Hin. You can also check out travel blogs and websites like Tripadvisor for up-to-date information and reviews.
At night, you can explore Hua Hin Night Market, visit Cicada Market, enjoy the vibrant nightlife at local bars and clubs, or enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the many beachside restaurants.
Beach activities in Hua Hin include swimming, sunbathing, beach volleyball, kiteboarding, windsurfing, and horseback riding on the beach.
The best area to stay in Hua Hin depends on your preferences. For easy access to the beach and nightlife, consider staying near the Hua Hin city center. If you prefer a more relaxed atmosphere, consider staying in the Khao Takiab area. For a luxury experience, consider staying at one of the upscale resorts along the coastline.
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