Monkey Mountain

Monkeys are my second favourite animal.
 
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I don’t know if it’s their big beady eyes or cheeky personalities, but there’s something about them that I adore.
So when I was in Hua Hin for the weekend, Monkey Mountain was top of my list.
 
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Monkey Mountain (otherwise known as Chopstick Hill or Khao Takiab) is located just one mile from Pananchai village, and is the home to both the Wat Khao Lan Thom temple, and hundreds (if not thousands) of these little cuties.
 
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After arriving at the hill and climbing the first set of stairs, you’ll meet this tall fella.
 
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If you carry on walking, you’ll come across a steep set of stairs.
 
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And if you’re lucky, the concierge will hop on down and show you the way.
 
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But be careful not to spend too long taking photos on the way, because he’ll walk on ahead without you.
 
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Although I think that was just because he was meeting a friend.
 
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At the top of the stairs is a viewing point
 
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And just below that viewing point is an array of greenery, where you can watch the monkeys dash through the trees as they find somewhere to settle for a bite to eat.
 
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Some choose to harvest their own greenery…
 
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Some like bananas…
 
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And some prefer something a little… less nutritious altogether.
 
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Because, really.
 
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Who could turn down chocolate?
 
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