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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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  • Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the old temple. In great condition and a really beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Loads of monkeys. Make sure you zip up your pockets and keep away from the larger ...  more »
  • This place was worth the trip. The monkeys aren't aggressive, but will bite if they get excited. I got bit, but it was more like a pinch. They were good hanging out on my shoulders until a third one j...  more »
  • It is different, due to the number of monkeys that live there. They climb and steal everything what is within your reach, so be careful not to have anything on hand and tightly closed backpacks closures because they open them easily! But they do not are nothing dangerous.
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  • We had a good time here -- and, yes, you'll get right up close with the horde of monkeys who call this ruin home. That said: the little furry fellows can be fairly aggressive. If you're going to be bothered by animals trying to snatch your camera or sunglasses, this isn't the stop for you. Be wary, too, of encouraging the animals to come closer for a photo. We saw one Japanese woman use food to lure a monkey up onto her shoulder -- and then saw her run screaming and flailing her arms when the beast grabbed onto her hair and wouldn't stop yanking. Long story short: this is the monkeys' domain, and you're a guest. So: behave, and you'll do fine.
  • A beautiful ancient site with many monkeys. A lovely place that worth a visit
  • Evening, so lovely and great to see this place. And I can feel the old mood while watching this. Monkeys are not danger but be careful if you waring specs(glasses). They will play with it and you will be blind for a while.
  • Come and feed a monkey, probably he will bite you in return. 😌
  • Pretty cool place to visit. The monkeys are interesting. Try to visit during a festival. If you can. Could clean up the area a little better.