The Temple at the top of Khao Takiab offers amazing views plus a large temple area including a good steep climb to the top. Feed the monkeys and visit the many Shrines. Here at Khao Takiab you will find both male and female monks. A very rewarding place to visit.
The proper translation of Khao Takiab means "Chopsticks Hill", but to foreigners, it's known as Monkey Hill in English due to the large monkey population here.
Below Wat Khao Takiab, down the slope from the car park, behind the monkey pens/cages and the meditation room, is a large chinese shrine dedicated to Chao Mae Kuan Im, the chinese goddess of mercy.
This truly is a large shrine with chinese features and the statues of Chao Mae Kuan Im and other chinese deities were built facing the sea.
Hua Hin, like many other coastal settlements in South East Asia, had long been a magnet to Chinese seafarers and settlers and this shrine is a testament to Hua Hin's long association with the Chinese.
Khao Takiep or "Mount Chopstick" is a large promontory jutting into the sea about 6 km south of Hua Hin. From a small village at the base, follow the windy road to the top. Here you'll find an excellent vantage point, as well as several impressive temples, shrines and statues. Of particular interest is a small temple atop a long, steep staircase, which worhippers ascend to sound each of the 20-odd large bells surrounding it.
Khao Takiab is also commonly known as "Monkey Mountain", due to its sizable Macaque population. They're a feisty, fun bunch to watch, and the monks sell foodstuffs if you're interested in feeding them.
Transportation: Take a green songthaew (pick-up taxi) going south. They leave about every 15 minutes (06:30-19:00 daily) from the intersection of Petchkasem and Decha Nuchit Road, near the Night Market. Costs about 10 baht (25 cents).
Bottom-line: Offers great views of the sea and a free monkey show..... a highly recommended visit for any trip to Hua Hin.
Kho Takiab or Khao Takiab has a white beaches that goes through the area. It's a prominent hill at the South end of Hua Hin Beach. The Khao Takiab means Chopsticks Hill has a temples on the top renowed for it's meditation for monks and pratitioners alike. There are 2 ways to go up either you can climb up the steep stair case or you can let your driver take you up from the beach. From there, you can go up from the very very steep stairs which we didn't tried(were with baby)! I'll mention those temples and everything as we go through this page...;-)
From la mer restauran there are amazing views over Hua hin. You can visit after going to see the temples of Khao Takiab
Hilltop wat just south of town
Unusual characteristic is all the monkeys which live there, and expect to be fed!
Don't disappoint them - they can be mean! Watch out for the males.
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