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Monkey Hill, Phuket Town

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Meet the macaques at Monkey Hill, one of the tallest hills in town. Shortly after you start walking up the hill, you will meet group of monkeys looking for food. Feel free to hand them fruit, but if you want to keep snacks to yourself, be sure to keep your food hidden in your pockets or bags. Climb to the viewpoint and watch for fantastic sights of the city, however, keep in mind that the road closes to traffic at 5:00 p.m.; after that time you can only walk up to see the sunset. To visit Monkey Hill on your trip to Phuket Town, use our Phuket Town road trip planner .
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  • It should just be said that the place is free to visit and therefore at your own risk. There are no staff to keep an eye on the monkeys or anything else. There comes a car with an older gentleman in and throws a lot of fruits out to the monkeys and that's it. We took the scooter up there and parked completely at the bottom. It is possible to drive all the way up with scooter to viewpoint but the monkeys make trouble and sit on the scooter and rip mirrors and overturn scooter etc. There is maybe 2 km walk from the bottom to the top and along the route are all the monkeys and there are many. They are wild monkeys and they have it to protrude after the object which is interesting to them, especially water bottles. They bites if you stir them up, but fun and screen at the same time being among so many and outnumbered.
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  • Hello fellow travellers, I have mixed feelings because I have watched dozens of videos of tourists with loving and sweet monkeys. Apparently a wild animal should not be considered as a pet and one sho...  more »
  • Ikke reis hit farlige apekatter som ser så søte ut men livsfarlige tenner. Appekattene oppføres seg som mafia. Går og tar det dem vill. Flere har blitt bitt og måtte på sykehuset og få rabies sprøyter...  more »
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  • We headed to the hill in a cab and was dropped off where we could only continue on foot. The walk to the top is an experience on it’s own. It’s nonstop laughter seeing monkeys being themselves and stealing from each other. People bring treats for the monkeys, bananas and peanuts usually, and have to be careful while feeding because the monkeys jump on people and try to take their belongings. The view from the top is phenomenal but it’s a walk so come prepared in walking sneakers.
  • One girl got bitten by a monkey literally 30 seconds after our arrival, blood was flowing down her arm. The genius parents were just standing there googling what to do and in the meantime a group of monkeys was trying to scratch and bite their little son. Bonkers. If monkeys didn't carry diseases it would be cool to observe them but they do (heed the graphic information at the entrance) so it's definitely not worth it.
  • So lovely experience. Have one you mind, monkeys will still everything from you if they have a chance. They are not aggressive. Definitely worth to visit.
  • Monkey Hill was a fantastic experience and I got wonderful photos, however I would highly recommend exercising extreme caution due to the fact that the monkeys carry diseases that are easily transmitted to humans. I would say that ninety percent of the other tourists were either complete idiots, don't read, or don't fear hepatitis, rabies, or parasites entering their bodies. There are several large signs that tell you what NOT to do, so READ THEM!!! I intentionally did not bring food and the monkeys ignored my existence for about 20 minutes, until one ran up behind me and jumped on my backpack to steal my water bottle, I left a minute later. I also saw a monkey start a fight with a tourist and knock their motorbike over twice. Again, use your brain and be careful!
  • this was absolutely amazing I would definitely recommend going here! the monkeys climbed all over me and my family and it was adorable! I did get bitten on my leg and it bled some and really hurt but this didn’t take away from my trip to monkey hill. if you go here definitely bring fruit or nuts and they will love it. update: I have to get shots because these monkeys carry rabies.
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