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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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  • You should visit this place to come to be considered during the morning, you'll get the lop buri was very beautiful, because people rarely do lots. Don't forget to take pictures for memories here.
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  • This experience will be unforgettable for the rest of my days, live and feed the macaques is incomparable, if you come to Thailand have to pass to know the place, it is worth mentioning that monkeys do nothing, only if you want them to seize, but if they come to you is that you have confidence and not make you anything. They have to experience or...
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  • Beautiful Temple. But after be going through Ayutthaya, temples, has a little sick. So, what makes the interest of this place, it is of course the monkeys who are reign supreme. Very pretty and impressive also.
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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
  • Well if you like Monkeys then go there. Those nasty monkey stole my hairband.
  • 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.

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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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