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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. Make Phra Prang Sam Yot a centerpiece of your Lop Buri vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Lop Buri itinerary maker.
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  • If you really want to enjoy the city, do a walking tour. No need for a map as the town is very small. There are monkeys everywhere and you can buy some fruits at the market to feed them. The only sad ...  more »
  • I came here for a visit in particular to see the monkeys during a trip to Bangkok via the train heading towards Chiang Mai. I had a lot of fun coming here. You can buy bags of seeds/fruits to give the...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • 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...
  • Not much to see. The monkeys are very aggressive and the place is run down. I would not stop there
  • Awesome experience, very small temple, but you are there for the monkeys not the ruins You can bring food for them as well and sometimes the locals will bring bags of food Really cool experience, don't put anything down though, if you do and a monkey gets ahold of it you will never get it back
  • Ruin is small but tall. Most go here for the monkeys which are everywhere, including spilling into the streets for a block or so in every direction. No need to even enter the ruins. Watch your valuables and food; they will sneak up on you and grab them. A good spot to visit for 30 min or so.
  • The monkeys are everywhere! It's fun to observe their interactions and the way these little guys have taken over the temple. Inside there are some bats, as well. The temple is nice, and you can get nice photos that have some life in them :)