Wat Khao Takiap, Hua Hin

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#3 of 14 in Historic Sites in Hua Hin
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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  • We enjoyed walking up the hill to the top, here you will see monkeys on the side of the road. These monkeys seem more calm and are minding their own business. On the top you will see stairs up to the ...  more »
  • If you're already in Hua Hin, a visit to the Khao Takiap should not be missed. If you have not seen him, you missed anything
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  • Unfortunately, the temple is rather a disappointment. Pretty dirty and in rather a barracks than a temple.
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  • I really enjoyed seeing all the macaque's. If you can help it, do not bring a bag here!! I was followed and jumped on by 2 different monkeys. Be smart and don't try to pet them.
  • Beautiful place, although the monkies are quite aggressive, they will look for food on your car and if you don't close the door they might enter the car. The temple is beatiful from the outside and modest from the inside. There are quite a few steps from the parking to the temple. The view from all view points is beautiful. The road to this place passes in a small nice fisher market.
  • Close to Hua Hin town so you can get a birds eye view of the land and town. There are some naughty monkeys there (watch out) There is also an interesting seafood market at the base
  • Temple like temple but in surrounding area you can find a lot of monkeys. If you will be lucky you can see feeding time. Looks crazy
  • 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.

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