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Monkey Hill, Phuket Town

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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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  • The monkeys are adorable!!! They are friendly but definitely make sure that your bag is closed and don’t wear jewelry lol they are interested in them. Loved them!!! 
    The monkeys are adorable!!! They are friendly but definitely make sure that your bag is closed and don’t wear jewelry lol they are interested in them. Loved them!!!  more »
  • Hired a driver for a day and the monkey Hill was one of the stops,plenty of monkeys to see,can buy feed there to feed the monkeys,can also see the monkeys up close and in the trees. 
    Hired a driver for a day and the monkey Hill was one of the stops,plenty of monkeys to see,can buy feed there to feed the monkeys,can also see the monkeys up close and in the trees.  more »
  • This is incredibly dangerous and seriously not worth it! Me and my boyfriend walked up the hill and monkeys unprovoked ran at us to attack us multiple times. Luckily we were given an umbrella by our....  more
    This is incredibly dangerous and seriously not worth it! Me and my boyfriend walked up the hill and monkeys unprovoked ran at us to attack us multiple times. Luckily we were given an umbrella by our....  more »
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  • Very greedy monkeys, nearly took away my bag (the bag was without any food). Be careful, males may be dangerous. NEVER tease them. They have very big teeth. Don't take big bags or anything with you, better no bags/hats/glasses at all. I wouldn't recommend you to go there with children.
  • If you want some good cardio and up close experience of monkeys, this is must do! Be warned though....cute as they are, they want what you have!! 1 grabbed my big bottle of water, just as I was about to open it. They come at you quick if you have fruit for them. I advise keep everything in a backpack. Only take out what you want to drink, when well away from them. Get a small stick to warn them away. Give them fruit quick as they all come to grab. Don't get too close for any reason. At the hottest part of the day (around 2pm) they retreat to the trees. Morning is best to go, when it's cooler, although it's still a good trek up hill, wear sunscreen! View at the top is good. Once you know the advice it's a cool experience.
  • One of the best places on the island. Be careful with monkeys but otherwise it is so cool to observe them and their habits. Love this place.
  • You can drive up the hill to the Urban Forest gate where it’s about a 25 minute walk to the top. However, if you’re lucky, the monkeys do venture down the hill on the road and you can view them without even getting out your car. I saw several people walking through the monkeys and neither party seemed bothered at all.
  • We extra took shopper with food inside, all bags we left inside motorbike. The monkeys are really crazy, they grab your legs and clothes, jump on bag. But it was funny because we prepared. But they destroyed bag because they bites with teeth. But if you have no food they not interesting at you at all, but if they see something like bottles or plastic bag they run to you like a hell) we were in evening time and they were probably more calm because have food all day long, but still very active)

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