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Phra Prang Sam Yot

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Wichayen Road, Lop Buri, Thailand
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All reviews be careful monkey temple last weekend sunflower fields juice temple grounds water bottles bring food monkeys jump taking pictures entrance fee worth the trip wild animals bags town bangkok train
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to be in peace with monkeys I suggest to remove sun glasses , in fact monkeys (macaques) permanently look your eyes if they don't see they become agressive. Don't feed them ...the templeis old and Khmer style , inside the odor is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alainp559
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

These ruins are located in the middle of the city - and is worth the visit. As the title says, the monkeys are very cheeky (excuse the pun) and you really do need to keep hold of your belongings. They are smart enough to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 336Chelsea
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This Wat is fenced - Entrance Free is Baht 50 for foreigners only. As the area is overrun with monkeys it is quite dangerous to enter the grounds. People who were feeding the Monkeys were getting bitten. We just walked around the fence line and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trishb2302
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Located in the middle of the town you can hardly miss it. A very old ruin that has a lot of monkeys. They are mischievous as will pinch anything that you put down etc, bag, sunglass, camera we didn't have this problem but some other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KittyK950
Reviewed September 23, 2018

My husband, our two friends, and I went to this temple during our stay in Lop Buri this past weekend. We were absolutely taken aback by the amount of monkeys on these temple grounds. It's a 50 baht admission fee. The guard was kind enough...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nicole E
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Located at the middle of Lopburi old town area, one should not miss this temple when visiting Lopburi. Monkeys live all over the temple and its surroundings, and this combination can make good photographs! But beware of your belongings as the monkeys may snatch things.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank clementich
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Lop Buri is a small city and like in many cities all over the world, the downtown stores are closing up. But the town is dotted with ruins, including a wonderful old Palace and temple. But the draw to Lop Buri is the monkeys that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Arl W
Reviewed September 6, 2018

The visit to the "monkey temple" exceeded expectations. Monkeys were friendly and provided you follow basic rules (no food, no glasses or other things they could steal) no problem to the visitor.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Doug N
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

We were a bit skeptical about going here cause of all the negative reviews talking about being bitten by monkeys & we weren’t here long enough to get the rabies vaccine (it’s too expensive in the US) but it was actually great! There are guys...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Gloria C
Reviewed July 26, 2018

I wander about these type of temples and enjoy the sense of history attached to them the monkey's have been here longer than man but some pick up traits that are unwelcome. obesity and short tempers among these.

Date of experience: February 2018
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November 13, 2017|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
It will be held on 25 and 26 November this year as usual.
July 10, 2017|
Response from Douglas S | Reviewed this property |
Last Time I remember was 50 THB (US$2) Wear polite clothing and not carry a large purse or bags that the monkeys will grab and a fight you for, you will not win! LOL...seriously! Have fun
July 9, 2017|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
When you come out of Lop Buri Railway Station turn left. The Temple is three blocks up the street. It is about a 10 minute walk. Or you can catch a taxi from the railway station, or a sang taew, which is a two bench pick... More
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Ryan H
Vancouver, Canada
Getting from Lopburi to Sukhothai (0 Replies)
Hi everyone, I really need help on how to get to Sukhothai from Lopburi. First off, I'm spending about an hour or two in Lopburi to check out the monkey temple (Phra Prang Sam Yot). I'm traveling there from Ayutthaya so would the best way be by train, since the monkey temple is really close to the train station? I don't really want to take the bus since it seems like the bus station is quite far away, so it would be more convenient to take a train. So from here, what are my options? I...More
March 20, 2015|
Chino Hills, California
Ayutthaya trip , first time several options (5 Replies)
Hello! We are planning on going to Ayutthaya on February the 19th. I have been reading lots of post and here are my questions. I was planning on taking the train at 7:30 AM to Ayutthaya and then hiring a tuk-tuk for around 200 baht and hour, print a map or get one there to be able to tell the tuk-tuk driver where to go. I have read there are English signs that explain a bit the history of the temple. Is this true? Or will we be lost with no info about the place? I know it is too much but if...More
January 20, 2018|
Response fromayutthaya_guy|
Yes, there are English signs at all popular temples. I think you're attempting to do too much to cover Ayutthaya and Lopburi in the same day - particularly if you're doing it by public transport. As I've written previously, if you want to see monkeys, go to Wat Kai just outside Ayutthaya. They're much nicer than the ones in Lopburi. Taxi is definitely faster than train by about an hour each way. (It depends a bit on which part of Bangkok you're staying in.) Ayutthaya can be difficult...More