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“Monkey Kingdom!”
Review of Phra Prang Sam Yot

Phra Prang Sam Yot
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Lop Buri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Fantastic place, admission of 50 baht, but totally worth it! Just make sure you only get the smaller monkey's climbing on you as some of the larger one's can be a bit toooooo big (and scary) definitely a place to go with friends or as a family with older children. Wouldn't take smaller children as it can be a bit of a scary place for them.

Thank Rachel04V
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

the monkeys are there at the temple in the middle of town in the morning,
they get feed my everyone.
there is a small round pool on the right side looking at the temple.
with a rope ladder over the top between two trees.
watch carefully. the monkeys will play with each other pushing each other off the ladder, pulling their hands off, undoing their fingers to make the other fall in the water.
then they run up and do it all again.
in the afternoon they go to the other ruins and into the town.
use the train, but get the earlier one back as the last one is full from the north, or stay later and get the van back. you , ask the locals. or stop overnight at Ayutthaya. or visa versa.
train cost 30baht, 40bath for express. get local tickets or get a local to get the ticket for you. can get train at any station it stops at on the way north. walk from train to temple.
some monkeys are friendly, I have had them climb all over me, they have very soft hands. let them come to you. feed them by holding your hand flat. but keep your bag tightly closed and strapped onto you, or they will take it. and the food out of your pocket.

Thank MaxNeumegen
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

You can get the train here from Bangkok and the journey is roughly 3 hours and costs 90 -160 baht each way. The temple is not clearly marked from the station but follow the tracks and you will come to it within 5 minutes.
The entrance fee is 50 baht pp and the temple is made into a spectacle by hundreds of monkeys here waiting to be fed. Although we had no food my partner and I both had monkeys climb on our heads (they are sneaky little things) and it is quite worrying when you cant get them off !!!! Worth a visit if you have plenty of time in Bangkok.

3  Thank JJno41
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Reviewed March 12, 2012

This is a very cool place. They do charge a very small admission fee. There are LOTS of monkeys, along with babies that are really fun to watch. Do NOT get too close and don't turn your back. I was 20 steps or so away from the closest one, and turned my back to have a picture taken. One ran up and jumped on my back. I wasn't too scared, as I am an animal lover and it wasn't acting too aggressive. He was just on my back picking at my hat. I just lowered myself down to the ground and it jumped off. In hindsight, very funny.

Thank Kris F
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

In a part of the world that is rich with temples, this is one more. It is interesting as a temple, but it is best known for the infestation of monkeys. They are everywhere and they are not at all shy. There are usually one or two groundskeepers on site to assist visitors and to sell little bags of food to offer to the monkeys. While I was offering a small handful of seed to one monkey, a second ran up and stole the bag. The monkeys will climb all over you and while they are cute, they will not hesitate to steal anything that is loose. One grabbed my earring and ran off. A second did the same with the other earring, but the groundskeeper was able to trade a biscuit to recover my earring. I watched the monkeys climb on one tourist and start working at opening her backpack while her companion was taking pictures. If you really want to visit, leave your belongings in your vehicle and don't wear anything loose. Make friends with the groundskeepers; they are helpful at controlling any monkeys that get too aggressive.

Thank Nancy_Eric
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