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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  • We were in Bangkok and we absolutely wanted to visit this famous place by its many monkeys. The site is beautiful, in the middle of the city. Admission is 50 baht per person. Once on the site the monkeys are outside the monuments. The little ones will quickly climb you on the back, the head... the wholesale will be much less excited to meet you. When I see some reviews that talk about aggressive monkeys, we have strictly nothing of all this. At most they mordilleront the ears if you leave them too long on your head and your hair start bothering them. More there is that children who you creep up on and the keeper is on the lookout for any excesses or abuses of these small animals on you. Inside, some sculptures and a bald mouse! Really, I recommend this stop. We had a lot of fun. The monkeys are in perfect freedom, no relation to a any zoo... an experience we will remember for a long time!
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  • A temple filled with monkeys, as citywide khmer style. Nothing of this world and with the disadvantage that can be aggressive and dirty. Completely dispensable by the temple and the environment alike.
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  • Me against 500 monkeys! On one hand I love the monkeys and then I like to look at the other are a bit too many and some quite aggressive. Then a mixture of feelings ... I was not quiet down. We say that if you switch from Lopburi is definitely worth spending a half hour, but it makes absolutely no sense coming from Bangkok or Ayuttaya to see Lopburi. I came with a car rented and can confirm that the road from Bangkok is reported well, good road surface and that the maps on google maps mobile application from work in this is perfectly.
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  • Monkeys everywhere!! And nice ancient buildings. Must see on Lopburi.
  • Nice stop during the trip around Thailand, much more for the monckeys than the temple. You can also skip.
  • 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...
  • Watch out for the monkeys: they can bite!! I haf to go to the Hospital with mu daughter
  • 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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