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Khao Sam Muk, Chonburi

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Khao Sam Muk, is a 45 m high hill in Chonburi Province, Thailand. It is located in Chonburi city right by the seashore of Bangkok Bay between Ang Sila and Bang Saen Beach. There is a Chinese shrine on the hill-top which affords views of the surrounding landscape, including Bang Saen Beach, and there is another shrine at the foot of the escarpment. There are many wild rhesus monkeys living in the bush on the sides of the hill. There are also cactus gardens on the hilltop and many restaurants below along the road flanking the shoreline. A tall white building on the southern side right by the hill is a blot on the panoramic view of Khao Sam Muk.Legends and symbolismKhao Sam Muk has symbolic significance in Chonburi. Local people believe that the spirit of that mountain protects the fishermen from harm. One legend tells that the wife of a fisherman waited on the hill for her husband who was lost at sea. Another legend tells that in the 18th century a poor Chinese girl named Sam Muk jumped to her death from the cliff after her parents objected to her marriage to her lover, becoming deified after her death. In some versions both the girl and her lover threw themselves from the escarpment. Sam Muk hill appears in somewhat stylized form in the provincial seal of Chonburi.
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  • This quote really fits here. Hello .., places visited the pig herd at yia Ling Dr. against a very friendly with everyone, I don't know who is who, until her close to your car will keep up, don't tell now ... together in plural LOL. It's the ability of his son, mother, guys .. but really cute certificates, let's discover together.... .. .., Sir Chao Mae Khao Sam Muk Let's worship on the Court, said the Holy See really kinda empty time .., certificate visitor to na. ..
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  • The hill has some good views but the attraction here is monkeys, many monkeys waiting for food. Buy some bananas and give them a treat. I don't opt for getting out of the car, but many people do. Just...  read more »
  • What a lovely hour or two to spend watching these amazing and fearless little creatures.There are 100's of them. You can buy food at the bottom of the hill but be careful when you feed them. They just...  read more »
  • some monkey not so hungry can seem quite aggressive. nice view.
  • In this view point, You can see the beach out of sight.
  • Watch monkey sneak up :O
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  • A real pleasure from feeding monkeys. Happy as a child.
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