Khao Tao

Hua Hin

The next headland after Khao Takiab is Khao Tao (Turtle Mountain). It protects an idyllic little cove where Hat Sai Noi beach drops off quickly into the sea, providing a rare opportunity for deep-water swimming.

Wat Tham Khao Tao, on the north side of the hill, has quite a bit of Buddhist and other statuary in a concrete 'cave' in front of a small real cave. Keep walking further back to see even more colourful shrines and climb the stairs up to the Buddha on the hill. If you're walking or on a motorcycle, just follow the base of the hill from the beach to the temple; if you're driving a car, you need to go the long way around the reservoir.

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