Monkey Mountain in Hua Hin

I guess no trip to Hua Hin is complete without a visit to Monkey Mountain, for 3 reasons. One, its right on the beach and you get a good panoramic view of the whole area and two, there’s an excellent fisherman’s market at the bottom of Monkey Mountain where you can buy the day’s fresh catch off the boats including jumbo prawns, crab and lots of fish, so that in itself is good reason to get on your scooter and scoot over to Monkey Mountain. Last but not least of course, there are those darn monkeys and they are everywhere. They seem to live in harmony with the many lazy stray dogs who choose to sleep in the middle of the road. At the top of Monkey Mountain are a few homes, shops and a small temple but mostly there are a lot of monkey’s and generally,¬† they are not to be trusted. As I left my scooter, it wasn’t more than a few seconds before I turned around to see one monkey raiding my empty coffee cup, another monkey ripping up my map and behold, if one little bugger wasn’t trying to wrestle the key out of my ignition? I got there in time to stop him from stealing my key….. can you imagine loosing your keys to a monkey?¬† Lesson, if you go to Monkey Mountain just south of Hua Hin, leave nothing unattended, lock your doors, roll up your windows and if you bring food to feed, they will quickly swarm you so you better conceal food very well. As far as I know they don’t pick pocket. If it wasn’t hot out I would think these guys should clad in leather jackets¬† :-)

Daily catch from the fishing boats that dock near Monkey Mountain

Daily catch from the fishing boats that dock near Monkey Mountain

Aloof monkey looking for an opportunity

Aloof monkey looking for an opportunity

rifling through my things on my scooter

rifling through my things on my scooter

The gang awaits, gotta keep a close eye on these fellas

The gang awaits, gotta keep a close eye on these fellas

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