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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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  • Lots of monkeys about, but keep your distance - they are wild animals. The road is pretty narrow as well, so take care if you are driving.  more »
  • We took a taxi here from Central Festival for 600baht, which included the driver waiting for 30 minutes and the ride back. Great addition to our trip. We had a bag of trail mix with us, the monkeys wo...  more »
  • the monkeys got used to people anymore, you can see how you don't want monkey monkey wants to visit a place for lovers
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place to visit. Good views and lots of monkeys. They are pretty well fed so they are a lot more friendly as far as monkeys in Thailand go but will still try take all your food so keep your belongings close. I took some peanuts up for them was fun.
  • Cool for seeing monkeys. Don't buy the chips sold at the bottom of the mountain, the monkeys don't like them that much. Bring nuts or fruit. Make sure any valuables are safely tucked away.
  • A 2 km hike to the top. Many shy dogs and bold monkeys. Some nice views of the city. A decent place to visit but certainly not life changing.

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