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“Chopsticks Hill or Monkey Mountain in Hua HIn”

Chopsticks Hill (Khao Takiab)
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

ive been to both places many many times, monkey mountain, On the approach road to the mountain/hill is a traditional fishing village which still earns its livelihood from fishing, it is worth getting there about mid morning 1030 ish, to witness the spectacle of the days catch, a vast array of fish, caught and placed in tanks, still alive. carry on past the village the road bends right and starts going up a steep hill, if your not physically fit you will need to drive up, but you can walk up for the experience. and half way up is a thai Temple perfect photo opportunity. Carry on up the steep hill and you will get to the top of monkey mountain, which is actually a car park with souvenir shops on all sides, selling all sorts of trinkets, also there are a few benches for you to sit and rest, but be warned the monkeys are getting braaver and braver and if you sit with a coke, or food do not be surprised if a monkey or two jump on your lap to wait for its chance to steal your drink or food. They are wild animals, and altho could look cute they are quite dangerous, so Think first. My daughter lost two bottles of coke to two monkeys. one sat on her knee before stealing it .
go out of car park towrards the steep footpath and on your left is another shrine/temple buildin g with approx 150- 200 steps leading up to it. very steep steps indeed but the views and photo opportunities are brillant. so if your physcally fit no problems, but if not do not even attemp the climb as there is no other way up or down.
carry on the footpath and you walk past the hoards of monkeys, wanting you to buy food and feed them, be warned if you feed them its like a mass monkey scrum. at the foot of the footpath is a chinese temple, which is totaly accesible to everyone and the photo opportunity is amazing, it really is beautifull... a 10 second walk to the wall surrounding the temple and your looking over the sea towards hua hin. on a clear day you can see for miles,
lovely place to go for adults and kids alike but beware the monkeys,

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We visited on a somewhat rainy day and towards the evening, the shops were closed and hardly anyone there. Walked along the beach and up the steps, around the side to the huge statue. Wish I knew more about it while I was there, but it was big! Continued around and up the mass amount of steps to the top. The views were great and again peaceful. There was a memorial of sorts up there that was in disrepair, which I think would be great if fully restored.

1  Thank Koop714
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

My family and i walked from our hotel and up the mountain for the exercise, not realising that you could drive up (even though we didn't have a car). On the way, i loved walking through the street next to the harbour which had fresh seafood, although it did smell.
The walk up the start of the hill was very steep and because we had a 75 year old with us, it ended up taking a bit longer than we thought.

There were a lot of monkeys when we visited but didn't really come near us and were doing their own thing. even though they weren't as rough as i was expecting them to be, i would not feed them at all or have food with me. i have heard that they will do anything for food.

The temple was amazing and had a great view from the top looking over hua hin. We didn't get to go to the other half of the hill where the other statues were but my dad and i walked down to the little restaurant, that we originally saw from a boat, and thought the view was amazing. they also had live music. The only reason we didn't go there for dinner was because it did look a bit dirty.

Overall, the day was great and it was a good experience seeing wild monkeys for the first time.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We enjoyed our trip from Hua Hin to Khao Takiab. The views from the temple are very nice.
As we are scared of monkeys we did not feed them but there was food for sale, if you wish to buy and feed monkeys.

2  Thank Zabka
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Very dirty and smelly but the number of monkeys was amazing. Nice temple and great views. Hard walk up the hill but you can drive up.

Thank Michael B
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