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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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  • This temple is amazing. For a couple of dollars you get a bag of sunflower seeds to feed the monkeys which is a great time. The temple itself though should not be overlooked, there are not a lot of pl...  more »
  • You must not have seen the temple itself, because Thailand has to offer much more beautiful and impressive. But for hours, one could observe the monkeys. However very naughty especially the young and like to climb on one. Be easy on the hat and watch pockets, glasses etc.
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  • If the city even has no real interest, I think it is good to get there (3 h van from Bangkok) just to meet hundreds of monkeys all clustered around this temple. It of pretty awesome when you arrive (especially on the feast of the monkeys), don't be afraid to climb by children who are attracted by everything that moves (backpack strap, earrings, plastic bag...) but stay safe above all it is a Council
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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.