Wat Khao Sanam Chai
All around Thailand, you will see expressions of the Buddhism faith majestically situated in elevated locations. For the Hua Hin district, this is their blazing symbol - the Wat Khao Sanam Chai. Located on an extremely noticeable hill in Hua Hin, the climb may be challenging, but the rewards at the top will be worth it.
The intricately and exquisitely constructed Wat Khao Sanam Chai features beautiful, immaculate, white temple buildings, gold ornaments, and colourful flags and bells. The atmosphere is extremely reverent and serene as emphasised by the religious buildings and prayer halls around the temple complex. But the highlights do not stop there. With its elevated landscape, the Wat Khao Sanam Chai offers the most spectacular panoramic views of the hillsides and the coastlines of Hua Hin. The spectacle becomes breathtaking at sunset.
69/7 Phet Kasem Road, Hua Hin, Amphoe Hua Hin, Chang Wat Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110, Thailand.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens from 8:00 to 17:00 every day.
Entry Fee and Bookings
This attraction has no entrance fees.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bangkok.
- Go to Hua Lamphong or Bang Sue Railway Stations.
- Ride a train to Hua Hin and for 4 to 5 hours.
- Grab a taxi and mention Wat Khao Sanam Chai at Phet Kasem Road.
- Hike the challenging climb and voila.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
30-minutes to an hour is enough to enjoy the place’s beauty.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
This place has few visitors most of the time. You are sure to enjoy the place as long as it’s open, but the best time to appreciate the views is during sunset.
A number of restaurants can be found near the Wat Khao Sanam Chai, including Makham Restaurant and Pom Pom Restaurant. The place is also near the sea and as such, seaside restaurants are aplenty, such as Pa Sao Seafood Restaurant, Air Space Hua Hin, and Three Chefs Restaurant.
A considerable distance away from the temple are a number of popular tourist spots such as Cicada Market, Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle, and Wat Khao Krailart.
Nearby accommodations include Banyan The Resort, Hua Hin that charges around USD120 to 160 per night, and DASIRI Lakefront Villa priced at USD 235 to 300 per night. On the other hand, more affordable seaside accommodations that are located a bit further away include Long Stay at Hua Hin: Baan Peang Ploen priced at USD 30 to 45 per night, Sea Harmony Hua Hin Guesthouse, Bed and Breakfast at USD 50 to 60 per night, and Supatra Hua Hin Resort that’s USD 75 to 80 per night.