The Grand Luang Phor Thuad Statue of Wat Huay Mongkol
The Grand Luang Phor Thuad statue is set on a large mound and about 12 meters tall and 10 meters wide. It is so huge that you can see it from miles away. There are two magnanimous wooden elephants on either side of the statue.
Thai locals believe that walking under the belly of elephants brings good luck. Therefore, there is always a huge crowd taking rounds under the elephant structure. To reach the top of the statue, you can take the stairs leading all the way up.
Always carry a water bottle and apply sunscreen liberally as climbing the stairs could get very exhausting during the daytime. People from all over the world come here to pay homage to Luang Phor Thuad and pray for good fortune.
What to do at the Wat Huay Mongkol
The entire temple complex is very well managed by the authorities. The area boasts several waterfalls, pavilions, bridges, lakes, and streams. You can simply sit by the waterfalls, lakes and streams to have a peaceful time.
The complex gives out park-like vibes where you can spend quality time with your friends and family. You can also buy souvenirs from the various local shops that are scattered in the area. There is also a Buddhist temple with a statue of King Taksin the Great on horseback.
In addition to that, the place also has various restaurants where you can sit down to relish authentic Thai cuisine. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from based on your budget and other preferences.