Temples of Thailand - a photographic journey
Bangkok Area Provinces: Central North North-East West South East
Wat Khao Takiap
The more famous hill
south of Hua Hin, Khao Takiap , is located right on the beach. A busy dirt road
leads up to a hilltop temple, Wat Khao Takiap. On Sundays the traffic backs up
all they way from the top of the hill to the main road and creates a huge traffic chaos.
Khao Takiap is covered with small pagodas and shrines and more will be build
soon, if I interpreted the busy activities with collecting donations correctly.
Incense sticks were barely lit when they were removed and thrown into the trash
to make space for new ones. I felt like being in a fast food restaurant. Quieter,
but still busy is the 17 meter high standing Buddha image in the ‘calming the
ocean’ posture on the foot of the hill.