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Chiang Mai Monkey Centre

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Address: Mae Rim to Samoeng Road | Mae Rim Valley, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
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+66 53 297 700

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We were hoping to see monkeys freely wandering in large enclosures not chained in a cage on a cement floor. The 'show' was dreadful - poor monkey riding a bike, climbing a tree to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bryan W
Timboon, Australia
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The monkeys are so intelligent and they respond to commands very well. the show is entertaining. I like the monkey named sam, he is super cool. He sells monkey balm for 10 thb and if you short changed him he will returned you the money and declined the sale of the balm. Sam knows how to pose with the audience... More 

Thank wonghuihua
Timboon, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were hoping to see monkeys freely wandering in large enclosures not chained in a cage on a cement floor. The 'show' was dreadful - poor monkey riding a bike, climbing a tree to throw down coconuts and doing basketball tricks. The main monkey 'Sam' had a handler who seemed as uncomfortable as the poor monkey. The keepers said the... More 

Thank Bryan W
England, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Thailand in hope of seeing the sights although instead I got this . Monkeys being chained up to trees with no freedom , just walking round in circles ,i can't stop thinking about this it is absolutely awful , something needs to be done about this . I saw the babies being put inside of cages that... More 

Thank scarlett_monks
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I found it entertaining I did feel sorry for the monkeys. While caged they were also chained which I found very cruel. I am totally contradicting myself but the very short show was entertaining but as previously stated I also found it cruel! Sorry I will have to leave it up to you!!!! 200 bhat entrance fee do doesn't... More 

Thank dibblehampshire
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Do not go there. I now understand why they have a sign saying No refund when you buy the tickets. Poor monkeys in cages with chains. A show where the animals performed tricks but they did not look happy. The only good thing with us going there was that the monkeys got out of their cages for 30 minutes

Thank Hilma W
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Very restrictive, not one roaming free.. Small cages... No bueno. I would not recommend this place to anyone. The show was good but I bet it's because they are happy to get out if just for a moment.

Thank Henry J
Guildford, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Monkeys chained up in small cages, don't go if you love animals, we would never return, so pass by the site.

Thank Coopper29
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

It's a quick show, 10-15 minutes, and it's a bit of fun. You sit down and watch the monkeys do a few things to entertain you. Like riding a bike, throwing basketballs through hoops etc. 200b entrance fee.

Thank 5035Michael
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

The show by the trained monkeys was good. There were only a few monkeys in small cages there but still was a good experience.

Thank Anand V
Santa Monica, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2016

My wife and I and our 10-year-old daughter were here during a recent 3-week trip to Thailand. After seeing these poor animals pulled by chains around their neck and made to do tricks for the tourists, we had enough after 20 minutes and demanded a refund.It was dirty and smelly -- very sad for the monkeys who are being mistreated.... More 

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