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,