Khao Sam Muk

Khao Sam Muk, Chonburi: Address, Khao Sam Muk Reviews: 3.5/5

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Thomas M
Wang Chan, Thailand4 contributions
Great drive to see wildlife
Nov 2019 • Couples
We went around mid-day. Monkeys were everywhere, Thais were selling fruit to give to the monkeys. We didn't buy any though, if you stop in the middle of the road the monkeys will jump on the car. Good place to see monkeys up close without getting out of the car. Some of the monkeys look agressive though so just be careful. Overall a great experience and interesting place.
Written November 29, 2019
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Joyful_G_C_Chan
Samut Prakan, Thailand72 contributions
Not worth the time
Oct 2019
This little lookout is slightly off the beaten track. Driving there is a must.
Beware of aggressive monkeys who will snatch your food when trying to feed them.
The view from the peak is not that stunning and I was constantly on the look out for those monkeys.
Avoid bringing children there. The monkeys are definitely not the type who will feed off your hand and let you pat them.
Very limited parking lots.
There was a cafe there but I did not go.
The hill is littered with scraps of food meant for the monkeys so there is a stench of rotten food.
Written October 21, 2019
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
Great view from the top
Apr 2019 • Solo
I have been here before, but this time I climbed to the top of the hill. There were a small temple and a fantastic view towards Bang Saen Beach on one side and towards Ang Sila on the other. There were fewer monkeys than I have seen here before. If you encounter any, stay calm and hold on to your belongings. If they believe you don´t have food - they will probably leave you alone.
Written May 6, 2019
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Finsch B
Bangkok, Thailand33 contributions
Best view point over the city and sea coast
Oct 2018 • Friends
If you love to see the overview of the city, I high recommend this hill. You have to walk up to the hill a little bit, but It's worth to do. Aware the monkeys
Written October 17, 2018
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cortez48
australia331 contributions
Beautiful peaceful temple
Oct 2018 • Friends
I will start by saying if you dont like or are scared of monkeys you may want to give this temple a miss. We rode our push bikes here from bangsaen beach so there is no way you can avoid monkeys while your on a push bike. Some of them are rather large but as we went around mid morning or the hottest time of the day the monkeys were fairly tame. But having said that i was very frightened as i pushed my bike up a large hill as it was too steep for me to cycle. Everywhere i looked or cycled there were monkeys, but lots of cars stop to feed them & you can buy bananas at many stops around the drive. They are definitely not starving they look & act very well fed. For me the fact they seem well feed & plenty of cars are feeding them allowed us to cycle past without any dramas.
The wat at the top is really beautiful, colourful & peaceful. Its not terribly large & scales the side of the hill beautifully. Its a very nice interactive wat with lots of bells to ring & beads you can adorn the statues with for a small donation. Theres were no monkeys in the wat grounds but they were definitely over head in the tree tops. The view overlooking the water & the village below is devine. So glad we made the effort to visit.
Written October 17, 2018
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Be Sensible
Mar 2018 • Friends
“Monkey Hill” as it is popularly called is a big tourist attraction in Chonburi.

It is home to thousands as Rhesus Monkeys and the top of the hill also has lookouts that offer spectacular panoramic views of Bang Saen Beach.

Many roadside vendors offer bunches of bananas, corn and other fruit for you to feed the monkeys.

But always be aware that while they appear tame, these monkeys are wild.

When you feed them offer the piece of fruit and let go of it. Do not attempt to take it back.

And whatever you do, don’t try to touch or pick up any of the baby monkeys. You will incur the wrath of an angry mother with very sharp and dirty teeth
Written March 7, 2018
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Coconut88888
Honolulu139 contributions
One Lane Up and Down To Monkey Mountain. If you like Monkey Great;If Not Bypass
Feb 2018 • Family
On our drive back to Bangkok from Pattaya, we decided to stop at Khao Sam Muk (Monkey Mountain). There is one lane up and down from Kha Sam Muk with limited parking at top. If you feed the monkey in your car they will be on top and hood of your car. You really need to be careful when you drive up because we saw car run over a monkey, not great sight if you have kids. On the top it is filthy with leftover food and etc.
Most monkey will grab your food from your hand, but some with scratch you or bit you.
My thoughts nice to see but not enjoyable
Written February 7, 2018
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
If you like monkeys...
Nov 2017 • Couples
If you like monkeys, this is the place. they will crawl all over your car and take any loose items you carry. The hill itself has some nice places and temples to visit. If you are ok with monkeys it is worth stopping here, if not you might just just pass on this one - there are lots of them
Written December 25, 2017
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LoZAngSilaThailand
Thailand85 contributions
Smelly and Dirty.
Oct 2017 • Friends
I've given it an average rating because if you want to see monkey's roaming free this is the place to be but watch out for them sat all over the road as you go up the hill

But be warned, the ground is covered in excrement, old banana skins, rubbish etc.

If you get out you car lock it or they will get inside it, if you're on a bike/motor bike leave nothing removable on it or it will be gone and they move quicker than you can.

Beware, hang on to your kids they can be aggressive, (I'm talking about the monkeys not your kids) if you have no bananas to give them!

On the upside there are good views both sides from the top of the hill of the sea etc

In case you think I'm being harsh I some times take friends that are on holiday up there if they want to go, the reason I know all this because I live about two miles away from it.
Written November 9, 2017
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gordonj258
Blackpool, UK6,502 contributions
Monkey mountain
Oct 2017 • Friends
Near Ang Sila. The only reason to go here is to see the sheer quantity of over-fed monkeys. They scramble over your car and are everywhere. You can buy bananas and other food at the entrance. Supposedly one way but often ignored. Takes about 15 mins to drive around.
Written October 30, 2017
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