Temple on Khao Tao Mountain and the best beach of Hua Hin Sai Noi

I continue to write about Hua Hin sights, this time completely pop, this is not for you mountain of bats or Black woman<.htmla>. However, visiting them can be quiteinteresting for travelers who are not yet sophisticated, given that the temple on the mountain is not quite normal. And the beach next to this mountain is generally considered one of the best in the area.

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Khao Tao Beach

Moving from Hua Hin, we first passpast the eponymous Khao Tao beach. It is sandy, uncrowded, in places it seems so generally abandoned. I doubt that foreigners often swim here, rather local. And so no worse than on the city beach Huahinsky.

Khao Tao Beach

Khao Tao beach and the mountain Khao Takiab visible in the distance

There is no one else besides the locals.

There is no one else besides the locals.

A sign on the beach with the name of the street

A sign on the beach with the name of the street

Near the mountain Khao Tao there is a lake where fishing is popular

Near the mountain Khao Tao there is a lake where fishing is popular

Baraki near Khao Tao

Baraki near Khao Tao

Khao Tao Mountain and Big Buddha

Khao Tao Mountain and Big Buddha

Khao Tao Mountain and Temple (Wat Tham Khao Tao)

Next we come to the mountain with a large statue of Buddha onits top. Initially, I thought that a mountain and a mountain, what is there to watch (by the way, Khao in translation is a mountain). But walking along the narrow paths, going up and down the regular stairs, casting my eyes from time to time on the sea surface, I didn’t really want to leave. Yes, there are a lot of unreal things; in fact, the entire territory of the temple rolled up concrete, but they did it quite nicely. I caught myself thinking that I was awakened by a thirst for research, and so I wanted to go through each ladder to see where it would lead me. True, somehow everything on Khao Tao is cozy and compact in toy form. If I had my own personal mountain, I would probably also make an anthill with moves and houses out of it.

Inside an artificial cave

Inside an artificial cave

Inside an artificial cave

Inside an artificial cave

Mini waterfall and fish

Mini waterfall and fish

Place to relax overlooking the Gulf of Thailand

Place to relax overlooking the Gulf of Thailand

Ladder somewhere upstairs

Ladder somewhere upstairs

Another one

Another one

Turtle also admires the scenery

Turtle also admires the scenery

In one of the back streets

In one of the back streets

How well the tree fit into their buildings

How well the tree fit into their buildings

Top view of the stairs and houses

Top view of the stairs and houses

Another path through the jungle

Another path through the jungle

Brodim around the temple

Wandering around the temple surroundings - a typical tree with ribbons

Big Buddha at the top of Khao Tao

Big Buddha at the top of Khao Tao

From here, Khao Tao Beach is perfectly visible.

From here, Khao Tao Beach is perfectly visible.

If you are not lazy and climb to the very top, thenthe path that leads to the very top (a short time, minutes 5) will leave a thicket of trees. It represents a rounded rock, with a view of the sea and the beach of Sai Noi below. Actually, one cannot descend to the beach from here (it is possible, but not worth it), a separate path leads to it. And you know who I met at her when I went down? Two monitor lizards the size of crocodiles! I do not know who was more afraid of surprise, but we shied away in different directions.

Pointer to the beach

Pointer to the beach

Almost at the top

Almost at the top

Big Buddha below

Big Buddha below

Sai Noi beach downstairs

Sai Noi beach downstairs

Mount Khao Tao with the temple on the map:

Temple on Mount Tao (Khao Tao)

Temple on Mount Tao (Khao Tao)
A hill on the beach with a Chinese temple, a giant gilded Buddha and lots of statues. Behind the hill is the best beach of Hua Hin - Sai Noi
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A hill on the beach with a Chinese temple, a giant gilded Buddha and lots of statues. Behind the hill is the best beach of Hua Hin - Sai NoiRead about the place

Sai Noi Beach

As I wrote, this beach is the best inHua Hin neighborhood, so many settle nearby and go there on a bike. The areas around are very calm, but right next to the beach there is quite a bit of housing, not a city after all. To me personally, Sai Noi Beach seemed like some kind of island beach, because it is surrounded by rocks, there is almost no houses around the jungle. As a rule, on the mainland beaches everything is flat and the nature is dull. Compare with the Hua Hin city beach, beaches in Pattaya and Bang Saen. So once you are here, you can completely forget that you are on the mainland.

Beach Sai Noi - well, what, not an island?

Beach Sai Noi - well, what, not an island?

Sand mixed with shells

Sand mixed with shells

Cacti near the shore

Cacti near the shore

Sai noi beach

Sai noi beach

However, things are not always as good aspictures on the Internet. On my arrival, the beach was just a ton of trash, both natural and human artificial. And the water was muddy and not at all turquoise, in general, not a bounty once. This is all to the fact that bounty / non-bounty often depends on the weather: it will be clear without storms - get the scenery from the picture, but no - get the Black Sea :) Although the latter also happens sometimes, oh how beautiful.

If you look from a different perspective

If you look from a different perspective, we will see trash

Where is

You can get to the beach of Sai Noi, as if on the path fromBig Buddha, descending from Mount Khao Tao, and on the usual asphalt road. If you ride a bike from the temple, then there is a footpath right around the mountain and along the lake, it is clearly visible on google maps. Or you can go on the other side of the lake, there should be a better road. And if you have time, then after the beach, you can drive a little further along the road and see park with mangroves.

Sai Noi Beach

Sai Noi Beach
Sai Noi is the best beach near Hua Hin. It is in no way inferior to island beaches, which is why we are so loved by the locals and wintering
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Sai Noi is the best beach near Hua Hin. It is not inferior to the island beaches, which is why we are so loved by the local and winterers to read about the beach.

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