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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    We walked along the beach to the golden Buddha. We continued up the stairs to the "temple" but it's just a run down pile of buildings. You need to follow the dusty road down the hill to get to the Wat...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    For us it's a must to go visit, we enjoyed the time and everything, the temple it's quite small but the area is big, actually can go down till the sea, and as thousands of free monkeys all around that...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    nice view, monkeys everywhere, must only be fed when people stand in a cage and feed them. Generally, it is nothing special. Is not recommended to run lengths.
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  • August 21, 2017
    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.
  • May 15, 2017
    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...
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • May 10, 2017
    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!
  • June 2, 2017
    Nice views and a great spot at sunset. A long stairway to the top. Watch out for the monkeys.

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