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Address: Khao Takiap hill, Hua Hin, Thailand
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+66 32 536 064

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Monkey Mountain

Always good to visit. I'm not into Buddha, but always climb the 100 or so steps to the temple to enjoy the views. Afterwards, we normally wander down the hill to the Chinese... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Neal O
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you need an excuse to get out of your resort in or near Hua Hin, this temple provides it, but don't expect too much. Yes, there are monkeys roaming the grounds, which is an interesting novelty for a few minutes at most. However you don't want to get too close to them because they can be aggressive and unpredictable...... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I could not believe the condition this "landmark" is in. There is rubbish everywhere, monkey feces are piling up and giving the place a terrible smell. There are some donkeys being kept in tiny cages where they are standing in their own feces, crying in agony. The local monks seemed to be completely oblivious to their suffering. Some of the... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor maintenance temple, bad smell and full of feces (monkey, dog and cat?) along the staircase to the temple. Scenery from top quite good. Beware of monkey attack, dog will chase the monkey away too.

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good to visit. I'm not into Buddha, but always climb the 100 or so steps to the temple to enjoy the views. Afterwards, we normally wander down the hill to the Chinese Temple, and often feed the many monkeys en-route. If lucky, we see monkeys diving into a static water tank from a nearby tree.

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Thank Neal O
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great view and a smaller temple to visit on top of the mountain. It doesn't have much to see other than the small house and the bells, but the view does make up for that. Make sure to visit the monkeys, but be careful they can become greedy if you feed them.

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Thank Tintin L
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste ur time. It's not a good example of a sightseeing place to visit. It's been neglected. Local people there do little to improve it. The place could be better if the locals picked up their rubbish. And repaired broken shacks. It's awful that the locals there so little and expect tourists to spend money!

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

For being one of the most important landmarks in Hua Hin and a top religious site, this place is really shabby. If you have seen other temples in Thailand you will simply feel that you wasted your time coming here.

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Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The place w the standing golden buddha and end of hua hin beach climbing up the stairs by the standing buddha towards the hill, i was expecting a nice kept temple site. For this importand landmark, the site had been abandoned (verwahrlost und vergammelt). I wish , that the money making hotels and community could fund money to rebuild the... More 

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Thank Rita W
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Yeah it is the real Thailand. A bit old and nobody really cares about the environment over there. Of course it smells like monkey since it is full of funny monkeys. Tho they can go crazy so don't try to reach them! The temple itself is amazing. Nice place to think and stop for some minutes. But also nice to... More 

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Thank Tóvári S
Hua Hin, Thailand
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171 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The monkeys here have become very aggressive and mean. They will often jump on you and can be very scary. The last time I took guests, the monkeys were so aggressive they scared me and the place was sorely in need of a cleaning(I have been many times before). The trash, urine and poop were overwhelming and the place smelled... More 

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