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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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  • Nice to see the monkeys live here really still in the wild mind you well on your stuff because they go there with everything off!
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  • Absolutely a must see location! But just like others have said; these are wild animals and don’t try to treat them like pets. They will take whatever you have in your hands so tuck away your glasses, ...  more »
  • Been to Thailand and Phuket about 5 times and only went he recently. Didnt know it was there but glad we did. could sit a watch the monkeys for hours.. they were so funny.. You will leave this place w...  more »
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  • Prepare for a long, long walk up the mountain. Along the way, you'll see an animal shrine, different packs of dogs (not friendly and not dangerous either) and different groups of monkeys. As you climb higher, it gets cooler and you see more dogs and monkeys. When you reach the top you see dogs and monkeys... They should rename this place Dog Monkey Hill.
  • Definitely a great place to chill for free. The monkeys are lovely but aggressive so always be aware of your surroundings. They don't want bananas, peanuts will be better. There's a shop on top and they sell coke for 20 bah and peanuts for 10 bah. BTW don't continue to walk up when you see the sightseeing point because there's nothing to see but some kind of generator or power station. LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST: there are SNAKES in the bush and I saw one small COBRA on the sidewalk and I almost stepped on it! So always watch your step!
  • It is a nice walk up the hill with a beautiful nature around and great views. There are many dogs on the way that seem to own the place and it may be disturbing at th beginning but they are not aggressive and don't go after people. The meeting with monkeys is a really amazing experience. Be careful with them especially when feeding them banana. There are so many of them and they are really insistent. If they see you have food you'll be surrounded and some may even jump on you.
  • Walking all the way up of this hill is a great experience. You'll meat dogs, goats, chicken, and beautiful view but also of course a lot of monkeys. They are very used to the tourist and therefore try to get food from you, be careful of the older ones that can get agressive. The only disappointing thing was the top of the hill, there's absolutely nothing except big antennas.
  • Nice hill for hiking up, some parts have footpath too. some dude selling fruits and coconuts along the way. Dogs, goats, roosters, monkeys, see it all. Dont go to transmission tower, guarded by dogs.

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