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“Watch out for the monkeys!”
Review of Phra Prang Sam Yot

Phra Prang Sam Yot
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Lop Buri
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Great place to see, monkeys everywhere! But beware they steal whatever they can get their hands on! They are sneaky little things and are probably trained to steal!
The temple itself is nice.

Thank TexasTravelbug50
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Monkey Temple is cool. Have a wonder around the outside and enjoy watching the monkeys getting on with every day life - be it babies playing, a mother picking nits out of her little one's hair, sleeping, fighting, getting amourous with each other (sometimes 3 or 4 of them all together!) or just sitting watching you! Inside the temple if you look up you will notice bats sleeping upside down and then look out through the bars at some more monkeys...and realise it is you inside behind bars, and the monkeys outside in the sunshine!
When you are finished here take a trip to the museum (which does not seem to be mentioned on trip advisor). It is called Phra Naral Rajanivet (King Narai's Palace) and it is full of a history of the area. I am not particularly keen on museums but this one was really good with every exhibition having information about it.

Thank vaughan w
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

take a stick from the entrance booth to ward off these little blighters. Very cute to look at but they behave like the worst teenagers you can imagine. Use the stick to hit the ground as a "keep off" warning - they'll steal anything given half a chance- spectacles, bags, cameras. Lots of photo opportunities best taken looking out from inside the darker parts of the temple ruins which the monkeys avoid.

Thank AllyBPetchabun
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

This small Thai town has a population of monkeys which out weigh the Thai's people go into the place and have the reverse of a zoo you pay to go into the palace and the monkey are on the outside looking in on you...... Dare you leave with a family of monkeys awaiting your exit to steal anything that is not firmly anchored down... Run for your life...

Thank sunlover60
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Dropped by Lop Buri on our way back from Chiang Mai. While trying to find this temple, I immediately saw a couple of monkeys cross the street so I fugured the temple is really close by. This temple does not look like a typical "Wat" you'll see in Thailand. You can buy bananas, peanuts, some other goodies for the monkeys. My kids loved them at first and were amazed by the number of monkeys they saw at the entrance but got scared as we moved further inside by the sheer volume of monkeys running around. They got really scared when they sw a bunch gang up on one of our lady companions. Do not wear anything shiny, mind your belongings, do not carry too much food.

Thank borzman
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