Meaning literally “chopstick hill” Khao Takiab Hua Hin is dominated by a 272 m high headland that juts out into the sea. It is clearly visible at the southern end of Hua Hin beach. If you approach the hill this way, you are rewarded with the sight of a 20m tall Lord Buddha statue and there are other religious figures, both Thai and Chinese, at the summit, together with a statue of King Rama V. The hill is also known as “Monkey Mountain” due to large numbers of monkeys (macaques) that are resident there. There are two good beaches either side of “chopstick hill” Khao Takiab Hua Hin and both are less busy than Hua Hin’s, offering quiet places to relax and enjoy good food from the many nearby beach restaurants.