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Wat Khao Takiap, Hua Hin

3.7
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Monument Religious Site
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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  • Situated on a hill a few kilometers south of Hua Hin, Wat Khao Takiap is a typical Thai temple complex with commanding views of the ocean and along the Hua Hin coastline. Best to go by car or bike esp...  more »
  • It's a nice temple complex like many other spread all over Thailand, nothing outstanding like White temple in Chiang Rai or Wat Arun in Bangkok...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • If you like temples, then it is worth a visit, even it's very small. Beware of 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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