Monkey Hill

Monkey Hill, Phuket Town: Address, Monkey Hill Reviews: 4.5/5

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Frazzbass
Milan, Italy42 contributions
Wonderful experience
Jun 2020 • Friends
Unforgettable experience. I feed the free monkeys with fresh fruits, a lovely place to make pictures but also to get how those monkeys live “free”
Written June 6, 2021
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Travel and experiences
Bangkok, Thailand1,071 contributions
Good views and lots of Monkeys!
Jan 2021 • Solo
I read the reviews here, and to be honest some are perhaps exaggerating a little. I was quite apprehensive to come here on my own once I had the reviews, obviously everyone's reviews are their own and for that day.
So, I got dropped off at the bottom of the hill. No shops for monkey food and a clear sign saying do not feed monkeys.
I only had my phone. The walk is a gradual uphill and take your time, it's hard work and hot. Stay on the left as there are guard dogs for the houses you pass and they can bark at you and it is quite intimidating. I just kept walking and did not glance at them.

Monkey's, well what can I say. Lots of them, all over. Walking amongst them was a little scary but they left me alone, and I sometimes stopped to film them or look at them. They are so close to you!
It is very intimidating! One did try to grab my leg, but I stamped my foot, made myself large and it backed off.

Once I got to the top, view point was very nice indeed.

Worth the visit I would say, just wear comfortable shoes, have some water with you and put your phone in your pocket.

It took me around 25 mins to walk up the hill and 20 mins down.

Written January 2, 2021
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Nicola89
Phuket, Thailand32 contributions
Monkey or Dog Hill?
Dec 2020 • Solo
Just took a walk up monkey hill. It is quiet, only a few locals walking up getting their daily excersize in. You have to leave your scooter at the bottom, they don't allow you to drive up,the walk up is about 2km from there. There is a little shop half way up at the temple and there is also a toilet at the first Viewpoint. There are about 3 packs of dogs before you reach the monkeys and another pack laying with the monkeys. Dogs and monkeys were no trouble, just walked loudly, stomped and clapped my hands every now and then just to keep them aware of me. At the top Viewpoint I took a few videos and photos with my phone that was already in my hand, but I couldn't take any with my camera as every time a reached for my backpack a bunch of the monkeys would walk closer towards me watching my every move with their big eyes, probably thinking I had food in there, so I just gave up. There are many signs saying "Don't feed any animals" and no one was selling bananas or nuts on the way, I read a lot of reviews saying they fed the monkeys, I don't think that's an option anymore (legally)... I have also heard that they do get fed, vaccinated and neutered on occasion, which is great!
Written December 3, 2020
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Cow Gal Travel
Ekalaka, MT14 contributions
Feed With Caution
Jun 2019
I had read the other reviews prior to visiting and decided to try my luck at Monkey Hill. Overall this was a very enjoyable experience. However, a few tips...

1- Monkey's will grab food from you, don't fight back with them.

2- I spent about 10 minutes at Monkey Hill and that was enough for a full experience including taking photos and going on a little walk. I had my Grab driver wait for me while I was there.

3-Don't leave things hanging out of your purse. I had a wattle bottle snatched from my cross purse.

I did enjoy going and I do recommend it for the adventurous types.
Written May 5, 2020
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Amber
1 contribution
I got attacked
Nov 2019 • Solo
I got attacked y’all and it was not a good time. I get there, get off my rented motorbike and take one photo of a monkey. I had bananas in the seat of my bike from the beach earlier and did not take them out at all. I turned around to check the view and that’s when I heard a blood curdling scream. Almost human like. I turned around towards the scream just in time to see a full grown monkey charging me. I did what any normal person would do, I booked it! The monkey is on my heels, pulling at the shorts of my romper, running on its two hind legs like a small rabid toddler and snapping at me. I see a little bathroom hut to the left and start to swing at the monkey with my backpack and make it into the hut and lock the little hook latch. I was relieved, I thought i was safe. WRONG. The monkeys fingers are curled around the bottom of the hut door and pulling it, almost snapping the door. I must have been trapped in the hut for a half hour before he finally gave up. I very timidly came out, calmly walked to my bike and got on. I got down the hill to a local family mart and stopped for a bottled water. When I got off the bike I noticed I was “stuck” at the butt area on the left side. I had blood all down my leg. I didn’t notice in the moment but the monkey had gashed my leg and butt check open in the struggle. I ended up going to the hospital close by where I had to go back in staggering weeks to receive a rabies treatment and cleaning of the wound. Luckily I was staying in Thailand indefinitely so I could receive all my shots there, which is much cheaper (literally thousands of dollars cheaper) than having to continue the treatment in the US when I got back. Long story short, it’s a monkey. It’s not worth it and trust me, you’ll have many opportunities to see monkeys all around Thailand from a safe distance.
Written April 11, 2020
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Merle R
Tallinn, Estonia42 contributions
Nice view
Feb 2020 • Friends
Very nice and exciting attraction. Beautiful views of the landscape. A lot of monkeys who are very cute however, they can be unexpectedly dangerous.
Written April 7, 2020
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Lisa B
2 contributions
Monkey hill.fun
Mar 2020 • Couples
Took a taxi up the hill, momentarily monkeys were about and wild doga but there were people keeping the dogs at bay. Monkeys weren't shy and approached us immediately. Not as full on as the ones in bali but still keep a metre away
Written March 9, 2020
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Jaqi
Sydney85 contributions
Unlucky as no monkeys
Feb 2020
Apparently usually lots of monkeys, however they had been feed earlier that day for their weekly big feed so they were of sleeping.
Written February 28, 2020
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Inez
18 contributions
Be a good tourist, respect the monkeys
Feb 2020 • Friends
Amazing! The monkeys are so kind to you as long as you’re nice to them! (Also pro tip, don’t touch/reach out to them . . . Let them come to you, peanuts help lol)

Other that please try to be treat them well. Just got back from watching a family tease and hit them. It was awful. I tried to tell them to stop (not in the best way I admit) but then another mother and son got involved which almost got her 16 year old son into a fight.

I’m upset my reactions led to this but at the same time I believe that family should have been asked to leave. One of the caretakers was just watching what was happening and there were no repercussions.

That hill is literally the monkeys home, and for us as tourists/guests we need to respect them and their home. What happened today was horrible and I hope that the caretakers will take more action in circumstances like these. PROTECT THE MONKEYS!

I also have a picture of one of the family members if authorities would like to take any action.
Written February 28, 2020
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Peter D
St. Pete Beach, FL162 contributions
Scenic, but not a lot of Monkeys
Feb 2020
It reminded me of the Rock of Gibraltar, but only the monkey part. Monkeys come up close to you, so a good photo can be taken.
Out on the viewpoint the vistas are another place for photos of the city and sea.
Written February 23, 2020
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