Also known as Ampharam Wat, Wat Hua Hin is Hua Hin’s main temple and monastery which is located at the heart of the city. Since it is home to a good number of monks, the sight of these monks seeking alms in the morning comes across as a refreshing sight. The temple is sprawled in a big piece of land and includes other buildings also other than the temple for the temple also acts as the monastery, crematorium and cemetery. Since in Thailand deceased ones are burnt not buried, here cemetery is the place where the ashes of the late beings enclosed in urns are kept.
Ironically this historically important place which is the central point of local people’ faith sits adjacent to Hua Hin’s area which is notorious for its bars with girls. Rent a car at Hua Hin Airport with us and learn more about such a unique place which houses temples and bars, on the same ground area.
What To Keep in Mind
While visiting the temple one must pay heed to some rules like one should put off their shoes before entering the temple, clothing should be decent with strict ‘no’ to miniskirts, shoam rts and off shoulders.
The monks are also known to look after ad feed the animals that happen to show themselves at the temple irrespective of the fact whether they are cats or dogs. In the olden times, these animals which also include Siam cats used to act as the alarm raisers at night for the sleeping monks. The other interesting thing which is observed at this temple is that in order to pay respect to the monks, there is a tradition to stick gold leaves to the statues of the monks. One can buy the gold leaves if one wants to offer, however since these gold leaves move with the breeze, these statues of revered monks seems to be glimmering.