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Chiang Mai Monkey Centre

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Address: Mae Rim to Samoeng Road | Mae Rim Valley, Mae Rim 50180, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 53 297 700

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The monkeys are caged and chained and don't look as if they were well taken care of at all. Avoid this place.

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shefali k
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The monkeys are caged and chained and don't look as if they were well taken care of at all. Avoid this place.

Thank shefali k
Picton, New Zealand
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56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

200 Bart entry, unfriendly staff, monkeys didn't look happy at all and a terrible show in comparison to other show I saw Phuket

Thank Missy G
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm Absolutely begging you not to go here, disgusting! The way they treat these poor animals is so sad, chained so tightly round the neck and on a lead, one step out of line and they pull them so hard! Wasn't too sure what it was when we arrived our taxi driver just stopped there so didn't know what we... More 

Thank jesswrigley24
Singapore, Singapore
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238 reviews
187 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monkeys are so intelligent and they respond to commands very well. the show is entertaining. I like the monkey named sam, he is super cool. He sells monkey balm for 10 thb and if you short changed him he will returned you the money and declined the sale of the balm. Sam knows how to pose with the audience... More 

Thank wonghuihua
Timboon, Australia
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62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were hoping to see monkeys freely wandering in large enclosures not chained in a cage on a cement floor. The 'show' was dreadful - poor monkey riding a bike, climbing a tree to throw down coconuts and doing basketball tricks. The main monkey 'Sam' had a handler who seemed as uncomfortable as the poor monkey. The keepers said the... More 

1 Thank Bryan W
England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I came to Thailand in hope of seeing the sights although instead I got this . Monkeys being chained up to trees with no freedom , just walking round in circles ,i can't stop thinking about this it is absolutely awful , something needs to be done about this . I saw the babies being put inside of cages that... More 

Thank scarlett_monks
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Although I found it entertaining I did feel sorry for the monkeys. While caged they were also chained which I found very cruel. I am totally contradicting myself but the very short show was entertaining but as previously stated I also found it cruel! Sorry I will have to leave it up to you!!!! 200 bhat entrance fee do doesn't... More 

Thank dibblehampshire
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Do not go there. I now understand why they have a sign saying No refund when you buy the tickets. Poor monkeys in cages with chains. A show where the animals performed tricks but they did not look happy. The only good thing with us going there was that the monkeys got out of their cages for 30 minutes

Thank Hilma W
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Very restrictive, not one roaming free.. Small cages... No bueno. I would not recommend this place to anyone. The show was good but I bet it's because they are happy to get out if just for a moment.

Thank Henry J
Guildford, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Monkeys chained up in small cages, don't go if you love animals, we would never return, so pass by the site.

Thank Coopper29

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