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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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  • The temple is located on a hill, close to the beach. During the upgrade, you can look at the funny monkeys. But be careful, they may have to pull off a meal, for example, if you took with a fruit in the package. Of the Centre can be reached on songteo for 10 baht (Terminus).
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  • This temple is really nice. The top provides excellent views of the city and ocean. The bells around the temple are really cool and provide cool photo opportunities. Watch out for the monkeys though, ...  more »
  • A great place to visit, it is best at high tide when it is really in the water ... A beautiful place.
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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.