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Lanta Monkey School

#43 of 46 things to do in Ko Lanta Features Animals
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Sad, cruel and horrifying

Today me and my friend went here. Not aware, and to dumb to not look into it before. We spent... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Amalie G
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Do not go - extremely cruel!

We rode past here and couldn't believe places like this still exist - the monkey's are beaten and... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
BOOtsie5
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good15%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible46%
11 Dec 2016
“Nice to see but sad that there tied up. ”
16 Mar 2017
“Sad, cruel and horrifying”
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Ko Lanta, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Today me and my friend went here. Not aware, and to dumb to not look into it before. We spent around 20 minutes before we had enough. After holding the monkeys for around 10 minutes I couldn't do any more. We left and said no...More

2  Thank Amalie G
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We rode past here and couldn't believe places like this still exist - the monkey's are beaten and treat cruelly to be able to perform for humans. The same for elephant rides. Please do your research before visiting places like these. If you want to...More

1  Thank BOOtsie5
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing the monkeys but it's very sad to see them all tied up. Great show done and they are very talented, make sure you feed them when you get there take a bananas with you.

1  Thank Luke C
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Defiantly worth a 10 minute journey from saladan pier and well priced at 250bat (only 3 of us). First off the monkeys are chained although as explained are only trained from 4 years and up due to intelligence. These monkeys locally are trained for the...More

1  Thank Callan P
Reviewed 23 March 2016

That something like this can exist is disturbing. Chained up monkeys who are clearly in distress and fearful of the staff. Training monkeys to parade around on bikes and shoot hoops is not a school! Horrible!

5  Thank Edward M
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We could not believe that the tuk tuks in the area were openly publicising this as an attraction. It seemed like some visitors from some countries saw no problem in tying up monkeys in this way. It is so cruel and should be shut down.

9  Thank collegefield
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Like everyone else it seems...unique experience but very depressing to see them tied up apart from each other. Not particularly cheap either so if that was the decider, I would give it a miss....at least until the money is used for a more humane environment.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

Went with friends on a day out. Not my cup of tea seeing any type of animal tied up. The monkeys seem to be cared for and my friends enjoyed the show. If you like a animal show then it's average.

1  Thank Darticus
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Although the owners were friendly and gentle with the monkeys it was sad that they were tied up separately and there didn't seem to be great access to fresh water. The monkeys do sit on your shoulders and arms and the children seemed to enjoy...More

4  Thank EnJay1973
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

The monkeys sit on top of your head, shoulder, hands and arms. They try to pickpocket your belongings and untie your shoelaces. Quite a laugh! They are chained, however they seem to be treated well.

1  Thank Elroy K
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