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Phra Prang Sam Yot, Lop Buri

Categories: Theme Parks, Water & Amusement Parks, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • We visit it step one morning. It is not a must see place. If curious. It is a temple with Khmer-inspired architecture although it seems that is not in use. This literally cornered by dozens of monkeys and the attraction here more than the temple (it is interesting because it is not a Buddhist temple to use - is see the things that make the monkeys. They are very accustomed to the visitor and they are waiting to give them to eat. Once purchasing bread slices that sell monkeys you come by tens to eat. One is somewhat aggressive, but it is not normal. Animals take care when approaching, and with exception are very peaceful. Temple to visit only if these into the Lopburi city.
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  • The evening sun splash wearing very beautiful prang, but be careful because there are a lot of monkeys from the monkey, we may seize.
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  • The large monastery is a well-known AIDS hospice on Phahon Yothin road, Khao Sam Yot Muang lop Buri. Many AIDS ill people live here and be maintained until they died. The hospital lives only by donations. On weekends, many Bangkok come to bring gifts such as rice or money. Suitable not necessarily for everyone, because it is really faced with dying. The German writer Andreas Altmann has worked here some weeks and described his experiences in his book "The dam so beautiful life".
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be aware of the monkeys they shall attack you to pick your camera up
  • Came here for the monkey banquet festival in November. 50 baht entry (this is the same whether or not the festival is on), nice temple, loads of monkeys all year round. Worth a visit. Main monkey temple
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