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Address: Wichayen Road, Lop Buri, Thailand
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Well Monkey city

So The temple is wonderful and around the streets are other buildings from the same time period. Now the monkeys they warn you not to look directly at them feed them or bring food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 18, 2017
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Iwakuni, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was excited to visit the temple and am an avid animal lover. Not sure what I expected but being jumped on and bit right off the bat was not it! Tip if you are going: maybe go with a guide that can keep the monkeys at bay. While they were cute to look at, the fact that the Wat... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the old temple. In great condition and a really beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Loads of monkeys. Make sure you zip up your pockets and keep away from the larger ones as they don't mess about. Entry was 100baht for tourists. You can purchase food / milk for the baby / smaller monkeys and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was worth the trip. The monkeys aren't aggressive, but will bite if they get excited. I got bit, but it was more like a pinch. They were good hanging out on my shoulders until a third one jumped on and frightened them. Overall, this place is really cool. Monkeys in the streets, on the wires, on people....You get... More 

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Iwakuni, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

So The temple is wonderful and around the streets are other buildings from the same time period. Now the monkeys they warn you not to look directly at them feed them or bring food with you, they say this because these are legit ghetto monkeys, the baby ones are cute but, they set you up. The babies will climb on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

This temple is amazing. For a couple of dollars you get a bag of sunflower seeds to feed the monkeys which is a great time. The temple itself though should not be overlooked, there are not a lot of places on earth where something this beautiful and historic is plopped into the middle of a town or city. It reminded... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Although I liked visiting Phra Prang Sam Yot the overall impression was deteriorated because of monkeys' aggressive behavior. They are accustomed to get something from tourists, if not - they do it on their own... ))

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Of course, the major attraction here (for tourists), is the abundance of Macaques that inhabit this temple, and they are both very amusing, and obliging to be photographed. However, the prangs themselves should not be ignored, not only for their historic value, but also for the beautiful adornment of stuccoed decorations.

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Thank FyingKiwi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

One of the baby monkeys stole my hair band. The drive was rather long (2-3hours)but we had fun feeding and playing with the monkeys. You will see a no feeding sign but the locals told me it's not a big deal to feed them. Just be careful not to let them swarm you.

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Thank Mai S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

Lop Buri is a bit far from bangkok about 3 hours, but the travel is worth it. I went to lopburi with my itirenary Which I refer from one of blogsite, it was a ayutthaya & lopburi within a day. In morning I roam Ayutthaya then after lunch Lopburi. 2 hrs is enough to visit the sights of lopburi and... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

If you have chance to visit this place on Monkey Festival (usually on last weekend of Nov) than you can get 3-in-1 – colorful festival, ancient temple and blooming sunflower! Sunflower fields are around the town, and blooming season Nov-Feb. The most interesting way to get to Lopburi – by train from Hua Lampong train station in Bangkok or Bang... More 

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