Wat Khao Sanam Chai

Joy Intisuk

Wat Khao Sanam Chai

Wat Khao Sanam Chai is a famous meditation place located in Hua Hin, offering a beautiful view of the sea that stretches for 5.60 kilometres. Its perfect location on the hilltop makes it a spectacle that you cannot take your eyes off. Owing to its elevation, the Wat Khao Sanam Chai offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire Hua Hin.

At the hilltop, it is very windy and peaceful. The place is ideal to sit, meditate or contemplate on life. The location of the temple, far away from the hustle-bustle of the city, on the outskirts of Hua Hin is perfect for rejuvenation and tranquility.

Before you enter the temple, you will need to check your dress code to ensure that you are dressed appropriately according to the Buddhism faith.

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History of Wat Khao Sanam Chai

The Wat Khao Sanam Chai was originally started as a meditation center. It was established by Pra Worawit Worathammo and team whose aim was to disseminate proper meditation practices according to the Tipitaka, which is a branch of Buddhism.

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Opening Hours at Wat Khao Sanam Chai

The place is open for visitors every day from 8 am to 5 pm.

Entrance Fees and Booking

There is absolutely no entry fees or advance booking needed to visit the Wat Khao Sanam Chai.

How to Reach Wat Khao Sanam Chai

The Wat Khao Sanam Chai is easily reached from the main city of Hua Hin. You can easily book a taxi for Wat Khao Sanam Chai from Phet Kasem road. The entrance of the temple can be found right on the main highway no.4 which runs north-south, west of Hua Hin’s most popular main road.

Due to its elevation, the temple can be spotted from miles away. You can see the red flags swinging at full speed because of the wind that blows at that height. Although there is no English signage, you can spot the temple with the help of these red flags.

If you are on a bike, you can go all the way up. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own bike, you can rent one from various bike rentals in Hua Hin. Alternatively, if you are coming on a public transport or don’t want to go up on a vehicle, you can walk uphill, enjoying the pleasant view.

The entrance is slightly steep as the temple sits on a high ridge. It is partially hidden between nurseries and plant shops on the beachside along the main road. Below you can see the coast line of Hua Hin and the hills of the countryside.

Location: 69/7 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand

So now that you have all the necessary information, get ready to savor this absolute beauty in Hua Hin. You can also read about all other important temples in Hua Hin here.

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Red Flags at the top of Wat Khao Sanam Chai
Joy Intisuk is not only a seasoned travel writer and a native of Chiang Mai, Thailand, but also a Director and Chief Editor of Thailand Nomads. Specializing in the digital nomad lifestyle, Joy leverages over a decade of experience exploring Southeast Asia to bring a deep and personal insight into the vibrant culture and hidden gems of Thailand. Her expertise is particularly focused on the logistical nuances of living and working remotely in the region.

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