Wat Tham Khao Tao, Khao Tao

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#74 of 241 in Things to do in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Overlooking the blue lagoon below, Wat Tham Khao Tao represents one of the largest temples in the region, filled with Buddha images and statues. The temple is at the top of the village, looking down on the colorful fishing port and secluded beach. In addition to large Buddha statues, the shine also houses figures of notable monks. Dress appropriately for a holy site. Use our Khao Tao trip itinerary website to add Wat Tham Khao Tao and other attractions to your Khao Tao vacation plans.
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  • There was so many beautiful Buddha's and things to see, beautiful view of the sea and looking back at Hua Hin. I loved relaxing near the lake too. So many things to see. Great place to visit.  more »
  • Beautiful temple. Lots to see. There are staff to tell you where to go. Toilets clean. Quite a lot of steps but not that hard to get up. Good views over beach & fishing village.  more »
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  • This was our first visit to this wonderful Temple although we have seen it for many years from our trips to the temple at Monkey Mountain. It is an absolutely amazing place to visit built into the side of a rock with many caves to walk around to view the statues and memorials. The Buddha at the highest point is accessible by steps but if you have mobility problems they are not the best to access although views from the top are great. There are food stalls and stalls selling buddhist artefacts at ground level and if you visit on Friday and Saturday evening a walk into the main village is worthwhile to see the market or to take a walk around the lake. All in all this Wat is a great place to visit 😀👍
  • Nice place with real monks and lots of Buddha statues, laughing Buddha's and small temples but too much walk as you walk to one place and then get down the stairs and then climb steps to another place which almost happened 3 times so little strenuous. Need to choose the time of the day wisely so that it gets less tiresome and more fun. All the people at temple offer you scent sticks and small yellow flower garlands to offer to Buddha's and give you little details about the God's there which is interesting to know - so many forms of Buddha. This hill is also called as Turtle hill and there is Buddha statue riding on turtle here.

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