temples HUA HIN

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Hua Hin temples

klaikangwon palace Thailand is some 95% Buddhist and so temples are a common sight all over the country and Hua Hin is no exception to this rule.

The main temple is Wat Hua Hin (or Wat Ampharam) that is located in the centre of town.

Other notable ones include Wat Bor Fai that is around 5km north of Hua Hin and where you can feed the large, sacred catfish for a small donation to the monks.

Other impressive examples of temple architecture can be found on the Pala-U road heading west out of Hua Hin at the top of the hill. You can see some wonderful examples of Buddha statues at Wat Khao Krailas and Wat Petchravud here. Another good town to visit if you're interested further is Khao Takiab.

Temple etiquette

It is important to be respectful at all times within the temple grounds. Always dress conservatively, so for women no short skirts or bikini-type tops and for men, decent tailored shorts are de rigeur, with long trousers preferred. Do not ever climb upon a Buddha statue or touch one on the head. When in the presence of monks, women are not allowed to touch them, so if a female is offering anything to one, the offering should be placed in front of the monk for him to accept, rather than given hand-to-hand.

You will find all the temples welcoming places with a real feeling of tranquility in which you are welcome. If you follow the above simple rules, you will not cause offence which is important in these places of worship.

 

 

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