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“Bring bananas for these lil guys :)”
Review of Monkey Hill

Monkey Hill
Ranked #6 of 111 things to do in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

For about 40 baht at the grocery or nearby fruit stand, you can have a great time feeding the monkeys!

1. Wear long sleeves.
2. Feed the big ones first, or they'll beat the crap out of the little ones that do get a banana before them.
3. Don't try to pet them.
4. You can drive up the hill to a parking lot that is midway up the mountain.
5. If you aren't in reasonably good shape, take a motor scooter or car up to the parking lot, especially during a hot day.

9  Thank USNA2008
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

When we got there the driver was able to drive to the top as traffic was light. Took lots of bananas and other thing for the monkeys to eat, they were genital (as long as you did not tease them). the monkeys come out on nowhere and before you know it there everywhere. They will run at you but its just to try and be the fist to get food.

5  Thank Lobster84
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Monkeys in mangrove setting. If you have not seen monkeys yet in Phuket then you can find them here. When we went there was a man selling banana's across the road. We stopped here on the way home from a tour so it was not a planned destination

1  Thank FrizzyFuzz
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The monkeys are hilarious. Bring snacks, such as a bushel of bananas, and laugh as monkeys walk up to you and non-chalantly take them.

A few rules:

1. Never tease the monkeys. If they reach for your, give it to them.
2. Feed the big monkeys first. Only feed the little ones if the big guys are distracted.
3. Don't bring anything loose with you (hat, your own snacks, water bottles) that you don't want the monkeys to take. They *will* steal stuff and run off. You can bring a camera, but hang onto it tight.

10  Thank brikis98
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Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

It was definitely worth the walk from town (took ages because it was so hot the day we went so we kept stopping for breaks in the shade!). I would recommend that if you are going, either wait for a cooler day or bring an umbrella and lots of water. The cafes which are just before you get to the monkey bit are shut in low season so there is no way to get any more food or drink once you have started up the hill.

We spent a good while with the monkeys (northern pig-tailed macaques) and they were friendly. There were only 2 other tourists who didnt stay long and there were maybe 5 locals in the area which meant that we pretty much had the monkeys to ourselves unlike other touristy places in phuket.

One monkey tried to open our bag but he was gentle and taking the bag away was enough to stop him. The baby monkeys were very cute but we didn't get too close as some larger male ones were on guard so we didn't want to annoy them. When a local man came with fruit for the monkeys, it was good to watch them eat and the alpha came out and took some fruit straight from him on his bike! They must be used to this man as they were all less nervous around him and it seemed fine for the babies to go quite close to get the food.
Definitely go here, not to be missed.

4  Thank Rosalind A
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