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“Don't encourage this by giving them your money” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Phuket Monkey School

Phuket Monkey School
Chana Charoen Rd, Phuket, Thailand
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Ranked #440 of 497 Activities in Phuket
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Performances
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Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Don't encourage this by giving them your money”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We were taken here by our driver as I wanted to see some monkeys. Charge was 500 baht per adult. Basically it was supposed to be for a half hour show, but the show runs continuously meaning the monkeys do not get a break. They are constantly performing. Although they did some great tricks, we were very uncomfortable with the whole thing. Not once did we see any monkeys receive any nourishment & when we left one of the monkeys was chained to a tree outside. The chain was very short and the monkey could hardly move. At the end of the show, they then had the nerve to ask for donations for the mokeys' welfare! A blatant money making place where I suspect the animals' welfare was the least of their concerns.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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“Animal Cruelty”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The monkeys are beaten, and water is withheld during training. Disgusting. Please do not go there. Suppor the Gibbon Rehabilitation instead.

Visited December 2012
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“Do not go here!! Disgusting !!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

This place is saddening to see because they show the conditions the monkeys are kept in. It is a monkey school and they are trained for coconut collecting, we were ashamed to see how these monkeys are kept, and housed in such poor amenities. We do not recommend to support such cruelty of animals.

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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Worth A Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The animals all seemed to be well cared for, the monkeys were well trained and interacted well with the audience, delighting everybody.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Stay away from here!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

This place was so upsetting!!! They treat the monkeys terribly here, it's so sad!! Please avoid this place. I wish I had checked it on trip advisor so that I could have been warned. I hope they shut it down!!!

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