Wat Khao Takiap, Hua Hin

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#2 of 8 in Historic Sites in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
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. Using our custom trip planner, Hua Hin attractions like Wat Khao Takiap can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Located south of Khao takiab, Hua Hin, Hua Hin is one of the tip tourists should come to take pictures or view the beach of Hua Hin will see. Hua Hin Beach, long the top Temple, located with.
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  • The plant rotting out pretty much in front of him. It will be here for years no longer in properly kept. The monkeys seem uncontrolled to vermehrem. It should be around the 200-300 monkey. If you feed them, can be an already queasy
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  • The temple is located on the side of Khao takiab. There is a stupa, which is enough to pay homage to the slope. Can drive up to the Park of the temple Park also has beautiful views. Monkeys between the sea and the Panel through a small fishing Jetty.
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  • Great climb and decent views of the beach front down below. There are 77 bells which you can ring with a coin! I recommend it! Use taxi to get up to the temple base as it's quite steep. Once there, there are local souvenir shops and then there is climb to the temple itself up top.
  • Very nice view point. better to ride a motorcycle or car to get there. Beware there are hundreds of monkeys at the top of the mountain, so just make sure you are not carrying any visible foods. these monkeys could be aggressive if they see foods in your hands... they snatched a bottle of soft drink from my backpack though... on the whole, its a nice place to spend a couple of hours...
  • Temple is quite old and not really well maintained but the view is amazing and not crowded with tourists. Nice view point and great for a prayer.
  • Nicer from afar than on top - no real need to climb further than the big Buddha as view wasn't so good and maintenance a bit shabby. A nice adventure to see the monkeys - beware of dog packs on the beach!
  • Nice views and a great spot at sunset. A long stairway to the top. Watch out for the monkeys.

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Where to stay in Hua Hin

Catering to the urban crowd from Bangkok and international visitors, Hua Hin offers a good selection of rooms to suit most budgets. Resort-style hotels and smaller boutiques generally remain closer to the sea, with some establishments offering direct access to the beach. Step back from the coast to see a drop in prices for simpler rooms in areas where guesthouses and hotels remain the norm. Explore the area around Phetkasem Road for more options with very competitively priced rooms.
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