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san francisco
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park with monkeys?


I heard about a park in Phnom Penh where there are some monkeys - don't know if they were wild, tame, what. Does anybody know which park, or where else in PP or SR we might find monkeys? (My kids wanna know.)


Kurashiki, Japan
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1. Re: park with monkeys?

There are wild monkeys hanging out on the grassy outer area of the main temple at Angkor Wat (the west side, where all the wall carvings are). In Phnom Penh, go to Wat Phnom and there are several families of monkeys there too. Some of them are used to people so won't run away. I'm sure you know that some may carry rabies, so be sure your kids keep their distance.

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2. Re: park with monkeys?

I don't know the park the OP referring to, but like the previous poster I ran across monkeys in that exact same spot--the wooded area across from the main temple; I heard one attacking a dog. Near another temple, a monkey tried to jump on my back so he could get a lift across the street; there was a lot of traffic, and he couldn't negotiate all the motos.

Even if they're used to people, they're still wild, and the fact they're habituated only makes them more aggressive because they have no fear of humans.

So, yes, keep your kids far away! Monkeys when provoked will go for the jugular (literally)!

Edmonton, Canada
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3. Re: park with monkeys?

I saw a monkey at Angkor Wat, it was trying to get into the temple and was chasing the guard.

I saw a lot of them on the road leaving Angkor Thom. I had my tuk tuk driver stop so I could take pictures of them.

New Zealand
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4. Re: park with monkeys?

Quite dangerous in areas where tourists have been feeding them.

Wonderful to watch from a distance, but don't feed or encourage them .

san francisco
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5. Re: park with monkeys?

Thx for the info and warnings...we weren't planning to pet them or anything, but will definitely keep our distance!

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6. Re: park with monkeys?

I never saw monkeys at Angkor, like mentioned probably around but if you head into Sihanoukville we definateley saw them whilst riding by in a tuk-tuk at the back of the Independence beach, Cambodians & tourists were feeding them by a fence, but as well bought up by Maneki Rabies could be a threat here so if youre going to feed them I'd wear thick gloves, because believe me its out there in SE Asia.

Kurashiki, Japan
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7. Re: park with monkeys?

Phildale- I wouldn't even attempt to feed a wild monkey! In my last post I wrote about the location where you can see monkeys at Angkor. They live in the forest just outside the temple and are pretty much always there.

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8. Re: park with monkeys?

Stay away from the monkeys , they attack for the food people carry , especialy small children ,we had to take a small boy in our care 3 weeks in a row for injuries inflicted by one of these 'Cute monkeys ', he was just sitting on a park bench .Go to a zoo if you must watch them .

lewes uk
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9. Re: park with monkeys?

they pee on you too given half a chance...

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10. Re: park with monkeys?

It is probably Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh which is surrounded by park and there are monkeys there. They did not annoy us at all while we were there and our friend fed them some bananas. There is also an elephant called Sambo which you can go around the park on.

Here are some photos