Khao Takiab can be written several ways in English: Khao Takiab, Kao Takiab, Khao Takiap, Kao Takiap, Takiep, Takieb, and so on. We have decided to stick with the one that follows the Thai closest เขาตะเกียบ or Khao Takiab. The name itself actually means “Chopstick Hill”.
The geography of Khao Takiab is quite simply a main road runs through the centre of the small village and the hill dominates the coastline with beautiful beaches on either side. There are numerous temples, elephant camps, rustic local restaurants, five-star resorts and a fishing village.