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Phra Prang Sam Yot

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Address: Wichayen Road, Lop Buri, Thailand
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Aside from being bitten by a monkey and ending up in hospital a very good visit. Only issue is the site and adjoining temple are small and can be done in a hour. Monkeys are very... read more

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Hitchin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Aside from being bitten by a monkey and ending up in hospital a very good visit. Only issue is the site and adjoining temple are small and can be done in a hour. Monkeys are very funny but always have food with you, I was told this was the mistake I made as they get nippy when hungry!

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Rayong, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phra Prang Sam Yot is a 13th century Hindu temple that later became a Buddhist temple. The three towers represent the trinity of the Hindu gods Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. But it is a poor example of 13th century Lopburi-Khmer architecture. It's main attraction for tourists today that it has been taken over by hundreds of Rhesus monkeys. They are... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple dates back to the Khmer era and originally served as a Hindu temple, later to be converted to a Buddhist temple. For those that have been to Siem Reap in Cambodia, this temple would not be notable, but it is a rare example of this type of architecture in Thailand. There are heaps of monkeys that will climb... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This temple knowns as the Monkey temple is in the middle of a city. I was quite startled when I walk in the city and saw all these monkeys just running around. One even jump on me while I was taking pictures, and I was truly freaked out by it. So....If you are standing still, the monkeys will jump on... More 

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Rodney, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Pretty cool to see all the monkeys around the temple and across the road where they are fed and hang out. Be sure to not have earrings and exposed jewelry as they will jump on you to get at it.

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Thank TheBugGuy
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Mixed opinion on this place, my wife wasn't blown away by monkeys wanting to jump at her but I loved it. I found the baby and youngsters were the most curious and if you stand still they will come over out of being inquisitive and jump at you, usually starting with the base of your t shirt and clambering up,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

To the tourist's eye this ancient temple is dominated by the hundreds of monkeys that hang out here. It's quite an an experience to get so close to them and a little unnerving when the odd one or two tries to grab you from behind. Great photo ops with them draped around a seated Buddha

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Thank Grant C
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

I was excited to visit the temple and am an avid animal lover. Not sure what I expected but being jumped on and bit right off the bat was not it! Tip if you are going: maybe go with a guide that can keep the monkeys at bay. While they were cute to look at, the fact that the Wat... More 

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Thank Lulu4u2
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the old temple. In great condition and a really beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Loads of monkeys. Make sure you zip up your pockets and keep away from the larger ones as they don't mess about. Entry was 100baht for tourists. You can purchase food / milk for the baby / smaller monkeys and... More 

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Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This place was worth the trip. The monkeys aren't aggressive, but will bite if they get excited. I got bit, but it was more like a pinch. They were good hanging out on my shoulders until a third one jumped on and frightened them. Overall, this place is really cool. Monkeys in the streets, on the wires, on people....You get... More 

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