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Wat Khao Takiap, Hua Hin
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Climb Chopsticks Hill to the Buddhist temple of Wat Khao Takiap and enjoy fantastic views of the Gulf of Thailand and Hua Hin Beach. On your way up the fairly easy climb you'll find yourself accompanied by handfuls of monkeys (hence the attraction's nickname, the Monkey Temple). Feeding the creatures is okay, but beware of aggressiveness when the food runs out. Also stash away shiny items like sunglasses or anything in wrapping paper, or the monkeys may try to take it. Remember to dress appropriately and cover your knees and shoulders before visiting the temple. See Wat Khao Takiap and all Hua Hin has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hua Hin trip generator.
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  • to do for the view, the temples and monkeys. There are several temples on the Hill. A bit away from the city, 7 km from the train station. Half a nice day
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  • There are hundreds of monkeys up there. My nine years old walked up with a soft drink and couldn't find a bin. A monkey crept up and mugged her, which freaked her a bit. So, top tip, don't show a monk...  more »
  • 其实司机带我们到了地方后我们真的是以为被司机骗了。。。 总之高山上是有寺庙的,可以俯瞰华欣海滩一线。旁边一条下坡的路段就是猴子的聚集区,只要你手里拿着东西他们就真的会上来抢。总之很难留下特别深刻的印象,如果是太阳升起或落下的时间去,应该会有比较好的体验。 
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  • Great view from here. The temple is ok too. If you have easy transport here it's worth a look. It's worth noting the "Do not feed the monkeys" signs - a toddler was mobbed by around 25 monkeys when her parents threw food nearby. She was very scared
  • Nice views surrounded by monkeys. Easy to reach by motorcycle and make sure you don't leave anything behind as these monkeys are very quick :)
  • What a view!! Once you make it up to the wat you can see hua hin beach for almost as far as it stretches. Well worth the 20 minute motorbike ride from town. You'd be a fool to miss this one!
  • Great views. An extraordinary opportunity to walk amongst a lot of wild monkeys. However, the temple grounds are a little rundown.
  • "The Best Kept Secret" to have the grand view of Hua-Hin Beach, the cool winds from the Sea high up in the mountain provide cooling place. There is a drive-way to get to the top. Spectacular view of the Ocean.