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Address: | Ao Noi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand

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The panoramic views are worth the 396 steps up (and down)!

On our first morning in Prachuap Kirikhan we decided to visit the hilltop temple of Khao Chong Krachok at the northern end of the town centre. The municipal park, boarding streets... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
Michael C
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Well worth the steps. The 360 degree views are stunning. If you don't take food the monkeys will not bother you.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This sight is known locally as Monkey Mountain, which is a very fitting name! We arrived at the base of the small mountain at 6am in the hopes of watching the sunrise. We were immediately please to see a lot of monkeys on the road and running around. We began the trip up the 396 steps. There are a couple... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

On our first morning in Prachuap Kirikhan we decided to visit the hilltop temple of Khao Chong Krachok at the northern end of the town centre. The municipal park, boarding streets and the hillside itself is also home to what seems like hundreds of monkeys. When we arrived the monkeys were happily wandering, playing in their family groups or just... More 

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Thank Michael C
Red Deer, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had some trouble initially figuring out where the entrance to the temple is if you're driving yourself. I think we ended up parking in a nearby parking lot sort of across the road. As soon as you get out, you will be accosted by people trying to sell you food to give to the monkeys. No thanks, I don't... More 

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Thank LazyRose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

You don't have to be fit to climb the stairs - takes 10minutes (if not less), to reach the top. The monkeys can be quite aggressive - I held my 3 year old on my hip the whole way up just in case. Best tip we were given was to carry our back on our front and not our back... More 

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Thank Christina T
Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

Have been a few times now, nice slow walk to the top and a good panoramic view. Only negative is the very aggressive monkeys, they need to have the bigger males relocated. My nephew was in tears halfway up as a few of the males were getting angry. They will snatch anything you are carrying, even water bottles that they... More 

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Thank Nid W
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit here. The small chedi on top of the hill is housing precious relics of Buddha and makes this place worth of visit. Another thing for which this temple is famous in particular are hords of monkeys. Get ready for that bc they will be around you all the time. I strongly recomend to read some... More 

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Thank Adam_the_bookworm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

We spend wonderful time when we were up to stairs. Please be careful, monkeys can steal something from you ;)

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Thank Koray E
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

396 steps in the heat but it is well worth the climb. The temple at the top is very picturesque and there are stunning views all around. Watch out for the monkeys though. They will try and steal anything that looks edible.

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Thank Suringirl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

It is a lot of steps to the top but the views are worth it, best to go in the morning to avoid the heat. And watch out for the monkeys, they can be aggressive.

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