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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  • The site itself is amazing you can see the temple as it was from the ruins. Yes Monkeys are in control of this site, a guide wants to sell you fruit drinks to give to the monkeys which is kinda fun wh...  more »
  • In most blogs/things I read before we left for Thailand lopburi was a "must". I strongly disagree. It was a day lost, we visited the famous Museum of monkeys in less than a minute because it was full of bats. The monkeys themselves are not an attraction so exciting as describes, far from it. After a few minutes of laughter began to climb on me to steal water and tore her hair. Not surprisingly, in fact, are monkeys. But I don't recommend wasting a day for travelling in lopburi.
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  • If you like monkeys, Phra Prang Sam Yot is the place for you. They are everywhere at this temple; in the trees, in the fountain, sun-bathing on the ruins, climbing on the fences and benches, and yes -...  more »
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  • This ancient Khmer Temple site is overrun by some very photogenic monkeys who can be very aggressive with each other and the human visitors. If a boy approaches you and offers to help you, it would be kind and wise to take him up on his offer. Some of the kids and their parents working at selling food for the monkeys have lived with them all their lives, the monkeys consider them to be family members, so will listen to them when told to back off. It is actually a fairly unique experience.
  • Kinda fun place to visit with lots of monkeys around. However, don't let them climb your backpack as they're pretty smart and can unzip it or take your hat or glasses.
  • Its not a big temple but its well worth the visit, we arrived after 5pm expecting it to be shut but it was open till 6pm. A small fee to enter the temple and we brought a big bag of cucumbers for the monkeys only 100baht and had the temple caretaker walk with us. The monkeys are great but will jump onto you so if you are scared of them take the caretaker he keeps the monkeys in control. The downside was we parked near the monkey temple and the monkeys had ripped off the car trim and chewed the ariel. Apart from that its a great place to visit.
  • It's absolutely amazing place and strongly recommend to visit for all. Unforgettable impressions. Be careful monkey can rob the food even from your hands on the street. They leave only on the territory of temple and around district. In other part no. In the temple there is entry where no monkeys but you can see their live through lattice.
  • We had such a nice experience here, coming in the morning there was no visitors around, only playful monkeys. The keeper gave us a stick to defend ourselves and off we went around the wat. Monkeys were not aggressive so the stick was the used to play with them. They catch the stick with all four hands and you can swing them around. The smaller size monkeys loved it!
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