Phra Prang Sam Yot, Lop Buri

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Founded in the 13th century, Phra Prang Sam Yot originally served as a Hindu sanctuary but was later converted to a Buddhist temple when Ayutthaya rose to power. The main draw today, however, is the population of monkeys that reside here. While these creatures are not afraid to approach you, they certainly are not tame either. You can bring food for them, but be careful how you offer it: simply hold it out and let the monkey take it. Do not try to pet or hold the monkey, even if it climbs on your arm, or it may bite. Zip up any valuables in a backpack. See Phra Prang Sam Yot and all Lop Buri has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lop Buri trip itinerary maker .
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  • September 30, 2017
    Well, the only thing that stands out this site is because is full of monkeys and now this. There is no more, the temple itself is not anything in the other world and moreover is in a solar, to the less could have been planted around trees to make more pleasant the visit. Watch the monkeys since you go up to open the backpack, damned demons.
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  • September 24, 2017
    The monkeys also seems cute and a little AI only. The number of monkeys enough to really. Some were mounted on the back. If I want it good and Nice, but yourself if you don't think the was tour. If food might be safe. I wasn't anything. You can also walk into Tower careful not monkeys. Hard, at first if you don't know how to open the door and close, but only in the pulling force is okay. It is no need that I have something with keys. However, in the tower is bats. You might want like sitting close so.
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  • August 30, 2017
    From the railway station of Lop Buri, we walked to the temples where the monkeys live. Ugly houses with fences warned us actually already ... then we came across a hustle and bustle with aggressive monkeys. First we found just kind of funny, but not more later when we saw that they of all steel and I also was bitten by one of the monkeys, while I sat very quietly on a bench. Then to the Hospital (in Bangkok, our next travel destination, but will also do a Lop Buri hospital) and the entire process from 5 vaccinations. Freaked out! Lop Buri I would never recommend it. As you go, stay away from the monkeys!
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  • September 2, 2017
    Monkeys everywhere!! And nice ancient buildings. Must see on Lopburi.
  • August 29, 2017
    Nice stop during the trip around Thailand, much more for the monckeys than the temple. You can also skip.
  • May 20, 2017
    Nice experience with all the monkeys 🐒 don't go there if you just want to see the temple otherwise you'll be disappointed. The young monkeys will jump on you but you can avoid it if you want! 50 Baht for the entry is ok. But the monkeys like glasses and everything else 😂 so be aware...
  • August 5, 2017
    Watch out for the monkeys: they can bite!! I haf to go to the Hospital with mu daughter
  • May 30, 2017
    Not much to see. The monkeys are very aggressive and the place is run down. I would not stop there

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Where to stay in Lop Buri

When staying overnight in Lop Buri, keep in mind that lodgings in the Old Town offer more wallet-friendly rates than the upscale hotels in the New Town. Staying in the Old Town also means dealing with large numbers of monkeys, which typically only bother tourists visibly carrying food. You can also look for hotels surrounding the palace, where the monkey presence remains low. Alternatively, consider staying in the New Town to take advantage of better rooms with more amenities.
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