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“Amazing little fellas”
Review of Monkey Hill

Monkey Hill
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Old Town Cultural Heritage Tour of Phuket
Ranked #12 of 131 things to do in Phuket Town
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Amazing to see these little fellas lounging around. Their full of life and each with its own personality.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Great experience, quite a trek up the very steep hill but very worth it. Beware if taking food, the monkeys will steal right out of your hands and can be a bit aggressive. Best to avoid feeding them

2  Thank Glasgowgirl530
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place in Phuket Town to see monkey in their own, wild habitat. Take the kids and take lots of photographs. Don't stay too long, I personally don't know how much radiation from the mast is emitted.

2  Thank Graham M
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

I wasn't expecting much based on the reviews but thought it would be worth a shot. On asking a Tuk Tuk driver to take me to 'Monkey Hill', he exclaimed 'Ahh, Monkey Mountain!' so potentially ask for that, rather than 'Monkey Hill' which is what the guide books seem to state.

Although the monkeys usually come after 5pm (as it's too warm for them beforehand) arriving at 2pm, there were a lot of monkeys in the trees and it was absolutely amazing to watch them. A lot of people fed them fizzy drinks and fruit, however I'm not entirely sure how good Coca Cola is for a monkey, therefore would suggest just watching them from a distance.

Managed to get some amazing shots with my 70-300mm lens!

Would suggest ensuring that you make sure all of your belongings are on your person and not on the floor, I saw one little chap trying to steal things from a motorbike so don't bring food near them unless you want it potentially stolen!

Definitely worth a visit, it was brilliant.

4  Thank Holly_82
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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.

7  Thank rsock63
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