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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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  • We go as a family with a baby 17 months at the beginning my companion remained ds the car by fear but soon I understood that as long as one has nothing ds hands monkeys is watching you and s are not in you but if you lug around you with portable bananas etc they will visit you a kicking on with the pros and cons lol
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  • Delight! Animals in their natural habitat Wednesday-well what could be better! Southsea below climbed on foot. Far-hard, but nothing got:). Asphalted, with marks left. Monkey, of course, very funny! We are fortunate for us no one attacked, nothing taken away. quiet-were peacefully. Nafotografirovalis!
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  • Listen and you can see the monkey in the wild, we visited. Has an asphalt road about 20 minutes, I recommend plenty of fluids available. There were plenty of monkeys. And a very cute face unlike nihonzal is.
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  • Before I start.. this attraction is COMPLETELY FREE. Myself and partner Hired a private taxi for the day... (incredible price compared to many others) I gave him a list of places I wanted to go, and he asked us did we want to see "Monkey island" 🥜🐒😍 yes its on a hill. I never even new this existed we went and it was just incredible to see, out driver actually bought us monkey nuts to feed (there is stalls to buy food). If I had of known their was so many, and we where able to get up close in person I would have bought loads of bananas for them. If you put your hand out they come up close and take the food. They're adorable. Great to see, so unexpected and delighted we got to see them. 💯
  • Awesome viewpoint and not scary at all! We has our taxi add this stop on our way to the ferry and I am so glad we did! The view was amazing and monkey were so chill. I was kinda scared to go after reading reviews. The monkeys were fine and not aggressive at all. Buy peanuts instead of the bananas. They are much more interested in those.
  • We walked all the way from the town. It's not to hard, but still most tourists would use a taxi service or a rented car. The walk up there is awesome, as well as the view you get to see once you reach the top. A lot of dogs are there as well. The monkeys are really interested in people, probably because most of them bring a lot of bananas and nuts along. However, most tourists are up there to get a "fun" picture, meaning that they wouldn't leave the monkeys alone. I, for one, was just sitting there watching the monkeys doing there thing. At some point they got curious about me, just sitting around and actually climbed up my shoulder and head. While one was trying to cleanse me, the other one bit me in the shoulder. It was really more of a playful bite. Though, mind you to react in a proper way, as the alpha monkey is quite protective when it comes to its fellow monkeys being touched. Overall it's an interesting experience. I'd recommend going there early in the morning, as there are less people.
  • Great place to visit - especially via scooter/motobike. Don't park at the bottom of the hill - it's a long, hot walk up. With a scooter you can drive all the way up (even to the radio antennae up on the peak). We bought some bananas at the Super Cheap market before heading up and the monkeys were really fun to feed and watch. Lots of baby monkeys being acrobatic in the trees and vines. Hold on to your water bottle, as some of the monkeys seem to really like fresh bottled water!
  • 15 min walk up a relatively steep hill, you can buy bananas, apples and peanuts for yourself or more likely monkeys. Bottom of the hills has a lot of dogs but they don't bother people. They do go absolutely berserk if someone brings their own dogs there. Towards top of the hill it's swarming with monkeys but be careful on the approach as some of the bigger male monkey's ambush people from the bushes bit lower when they are not alert.. 2 big guys in front of me lost their entire bag of fruit by just 1 large monkey, can easily lose entire backpack, they are fearless.
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