• Jeanette Tjoeng

Conquer Khao Chong Krajok monkey temple with 396 steps in Prachuap Kiri Khan

Updated: Oct 22, 2018

This temple sits quietly on top of a steep hill in Prachuap Kiri Khan. If you're looking for an "off the beaten path" experience, this place is for you!

Looking up the steps can be quite daunting especially when you're only at the beginning. If you notice, the locals who frequent the temple brought sticks and bananas with them. We were just glad that they would get all the attention from the monkeys and not us!

I know that in the pictures, the sky looked cloudy. But it was actually sweltering. Every step we took grew more difficult as we got higher. We were told by some ladies who seemed to be selling bananas at the foot of the hill to not bring any bags or loose items up. While we were climbing up, the monkeys would brazenly sit at the steps or pass us by closely. They were also seemed to be looking out for food - most likely bananas. It was a good thing we didn't bring much with us up.

Finally! Honestly, 396 steps wasn't that difficult after all.

Great views from all around the temple!

If you are visiting Prachuap Kiri Khan, climbing up this temple is a must if you would like to enjoy great panoramic views of it's surroundings. Just be wary of the monkeys who have made the temple their home!

Address: Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77000, Thailand

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