Wat Khao Krailas
Wat Khao Krailas is a temple located on a mountain on the southern outskirts of Hua Hin and serves as a Buddhist centre to the people in town.
You need to embark on a short hike to reach the temple but it is well worth it. After climbing the long staircase, enjoy the spectacular view of the coast in all directions and even see other temples in the neighbouring mountains. The place offers different paths to explore and see several Buddha statues that grace the mountain. Settle in one of the hillsides – it offers a 360-degree view of the stunning vistas of the surrounding fields. Fishponds, lilies, and other beautiful flowers such as Frangipanis can be found here. Even if the temple looks old and a bit neglected, it is still a good and quiet place for meditation and reflection.
Wat Khao Krailas is located in Nong Kae, Hua Hin District, a 20-minute drive from the city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The place is open from 6:00 to 16:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to this attraction is completely free.
How to Get There
- Take the train from Bangkok to Hua Hin.
- From Hua Hin, board a taxi to Wat Khao Krailas.
- Solo travellers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is 1 hour.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit Wat Khao Krailas is during the morning. The place is most serene during the early hours.
Apart from the many food stalls all over the market, you can also try McFarland House, The Museum Coffee and Tea Corner, Hin Lek Fai Restaurant, and I Rice Restaurant.
- Mrigadayavan Palace
- Sam Phan Nan Floating Market
The Herbs Hua Hin, New Horton Hotel, Norndee Hotel, Royal Pavillion Hotel, Ayrest Hotel, Holiday Inn, and Hyatt Regency are some of the accommodations to choose from while in Hua Hin. Rates range from USD 30 to USD 150.