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“Where were the monkeys?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monkey Hill

Monkey Hill
Ranked #6 of 108 things to do in Phuket Town
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Craigieburn, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Where were the monkeys?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

We found some difficulty locating monkey hill on Google Maps until we used: “To Chae Alley, Phuket” This address gave us a location on Google Maps where the monkeys could be found. We arrived at the bottom of the alley, a narrow road barely wide enough for two cars with a paved sidewalk, late in the afternoon around 1600h.

We didn’t have to go far to find our first and only group of monkeys. About 100m up the road a small group of monkeys appeared. Several males and females with baby monkeys too. They seemed quite tame and not at all interested in us. Some tourists ahead of us gave them a few bananas but they didn’t seem too interested in those little treats either. It may have been the lateness of the day and they may have been earlier fed by other visitors but the only thing they wanted was water.

They were adept at unscrewing the lids and a few even tried to take the water bottles off our scooters! Luckily they retreated when growled at but it is always wise to back down from these semi-wild simians given their scary canines and inhuman strength. After watching this small group for a while we proceeded up the road in attempt to find more but were disappointed to only see them far away in the jungle canopy resting in their troop.

We followed To Chae Alley to its end and basically it is just a long road with a small local restaurant half way up and just below the top of the hill a very nice view point. If you follow the road to the very top of the hill there is a bunch of TV and radio broadcast towers. A word of caution, if you don't have a motorbike or a car, then it will be very tiring to get there to the top.

We were disappointed that we didn't see more monkeys but that was probably due to the time of day and would recommend that the best time would be mid-morning. Despite this I would still like to re-visit Monkey Hill in the future.

Visited February 2014
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Fun experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Basically this is just a long road up the hill. Int he middle of the road there is a small local restaurant. On the top of the hill there is a nice view point, but if you don't have a motorbike or a car, then it will be very tiring to get there. But if you just want to see the monkeys, then you don't need to go far, as most of them seem to wait for visitors with some nuts in the beginning of the road. Feeding monkeys is quite fun, although don't tease them, and make sure you give nuts to several of them, as they might get aggressive. You can see some adult monkeys carrying their babies, climbing trees and cars.
You don't have to pay for the entrance, just make sure you bring nuts from town if you intend to feed those cute little monsters.

Visited January 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Awesome experience, a place to visit if you like monkeys.

1. Take some nuts to feed them with.
2. Don't tease the monkey with food and then take it away - they can get aggressive and might hurt you.
3. Don't touch their babies!

Visited January 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Hundreds of Monkey waiting to greet you along the road”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We like monkeys so it was interesting to be among all tne monkeys. We made the mistakes of trying to feed them which turned out to be a dangerous thing. As soon as we gave some peanuts to sum, we were surrounded by an army of Monkeys. We were actaully scared at some points so don't give them any food

Visited December 2013
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Phuket, Thailand
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“A nice walk up the hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a paved narrow road of about 2 km up the hill. There are lots of monkeys, dogs and even some pigs. The monkeys did not like my bananas but they seemed to be crazy for peanuts. On top of the hill is a nice viewpoints. One of the view attractions on Phuket you can do by foot.

Visited September 2013
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