Walk down the wrong backstreet in Hua Hin and you’ll run into a certain unpleasant fellow holding court outside a local guesthouse. If you ever wondered what J Edgar Hoover might look like as an ape, well:
Actually, if you’re into monkeys, you’ll want to hop the local train and head about an hour and a half South of Hua Hin to a little town called Prachuap Khiri Khan. It has myriad macaques and a slew of Spectacled Lemurs. What it doesn’t have is a harem of hawkers (taking the alliteration a bit far there, I know but whatever), which makes for a very welcome change.