Famous Monks in Thailand – World Largest Luang Pu Thuad Statue (Huay Mongkol Monastery,Hua Hin District)
Her Royal Initial, Sor Kor on the front side of Luang Por Thuad’s masonry base (Huay Mongkol Monastery)
The world largest Luang Pu Thuad‘s statue is housed in Huay Mongkol Monastery in Hua Hin district. The majestic statue (sitting in the Lotus Position) is made up of mixed metal measuring 9.9 meters wide and 11.5 meters high. Her Majesty the Queen graciously travelled to Huay Mongkol monastery on 10th June 2003 to preside over the ceremony during the course of pouring melted gold and metal gold, for the head part, as initial molding of the sculpture of Luang Pu Thuad.
The sculpture of Luang Por Thuad (Huay Mongkol Monastery)
Luang Pu Thuad was a well known and widely respected monk, both locally and internationally. The great reputation of supernatural power of Luang Poh Thuad in turning sea water into fresh water by soaking his leg in the sea has been the story talked about by everyone ever since until the present day.
Devotees come to Huay Mongkol Temple to walk under these huge Three-Headed Elephants
The scultpture is also considered to be a symbol of the dissemination of Buddhism and perpetuation of holy Dhama for all time and it is just one of the attractions in Hua Hin that shoud not to be missed.
Huay Mongkol Monastery
Hua Hin District
Prachuap Khirikhan Province
Statue of the revered Buddhist monk Luang Por Thuad, Koh Nui Nog, Khanom (Nakhon Si Thammarat province)