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Wat Khao Takiap, Hua Hin

(3.7/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web)
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 only thing pays off is the view, the rest is very neglected. The hefty climb to the temple is very tiring and would certainly not on the heat of the day. Fortunately, the stairs are in good condition, but the temple is completely neglected. The views over the beach of Hua Hin makes up for it. This would definitely visit again.
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  • The good are the views and scenery at the top of the hill. The bad is the neglect feeling about the place. When you have climbed to the top you need to be wowed and excited about the place. Only wow w...  more »
  • I came here a few years ago when it was thriving. Shocked to see the change in the place. It seems almost derelict now, doesn't look like any money has been spent on it since I last came. I went down ...  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.