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Wat Khao Takiap

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Amazing view of Hua Hin

Some may say it’s “just another temple” but I’d argue that it’s bit more exciting than that. There... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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Wat Khao Takiap, also known as Monkey Mountain.

On arrival you are confronted by this huge staircase up to a Temple that looks out over Hua Hin in... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Perth, Australia
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Khao Takiap hill, Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was terrified by the monkeys crowded around. The view was good as you can see the Hua Hin cove but I cannot enjoyed as the monkeys will follow you closely to see whether you have food to offer. My sister was holding a yogurt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The real attraction here is not the temple, but the 500 monkeys made this mountain their home. You can buy some banana's or other foods to feed the monkeys (don't touch them, just throw it on the ground, they're wild monkeys after all. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Some may say it’s “just another temple” but I’d argue that it’s bit more exciting than that. There are multiple layers to the experience. Though there isn’t extravagant architecture, glistening spires, and bejeweled statues, there is a peaceful and enchanting view from the top. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

Not much here apart from the temple at the top, 100 steps up so not for the feint hearted. There are a few stalls/shops but nothing else worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

On arrival you are confronted by this huge staircase up to a Temple that looks out over Hua Hin in the distance. As I struggled up the stairs I counted them - 128 in total! Not for the elderly unless you are very fit. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

A small temple atop the hill. There are bells around the prayer hall which you can ring with a coin and then wish at the end. It's peaceful up there, and the scenic view of Hua Hin beach area is breath taking.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Wat Khao Takiap is a small temple seated up on the hill majestically overlooking the city of Hua Hin. The climb is not too bad .. maybe about 100++ steps only but the view up there is simply worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

Wat Khao Takiap is a nice small temple not very far from our Hotel in Hua Hin. This temple is situated at the hill top with very steep steps to climb in the top needs a long walk but if possible for you, it’s worthy....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

lovely walk around the lake and then visit the little wat on top of the hill. Very nice, bit of a hike upwards :-)

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Not sure why they call this chopsticks temple on chopsticks mountain in thai. Temple is simple and small. Also we came here on a scorching morning and apparently it was too hot for the monkeys, none were seen. Good view

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Magellan T | Reviewed this property |
@Susiewoof take the green songthaew bus (small truck with two rows of seats in the back) from town center (market). Take it south past the Cicada market area (Hyatt Regency)... about a mile up the road is the hill/mountain... More