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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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  • Poor maintenance temple, bad smell and full of feces (monkey, dog and cat?) along the staircase to the temple. Scenery from top quite good. Beware of monkey attack, dog will chase the monkey away too. 
  • On a hill overlooking the town, this temple is worth visiting. Very nice view of the Bay and the beach. Attention to the monkeys who, as everywhere, can be "insolent", Lol
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  • Always good to visit. I'm not into Buddha, but always climb the 100 or so steps to the temple to enjoy the views. Afterwards, we normally wander down the hill to the Chinese Temple, and often feed the...  more »
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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.