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“Monkeys All Over The Joint”
Review of Khao Sam Muk

Khao Sam Muk
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Half Day Pattaya Discovery Tour
Sydney, Australia
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“Monkeys All Over The Joint”
Reviewed 9 September 2013

If you're a metropolis dweller like me, then riding a scooter up a mountain in Thailand and find an enormous colony of monkeys is kind of exciting. If you're in the Pattaya area then its about 40km away. The mountain faces the coastline and below is actually a reasonably sized city which you might like to explore too. Very devoid of tourists, no english anywhere so its a pretty authentic Thai experience. Back to the monkeys...There's got to be about 100 monkeys around & if you have these idealised preconception of these things being all cute and playful, forget it. They spend their entire time trying to get to food, fighting and mating. Hawkers sell baskets of mixed fruit for about 20 baht. Its fun & wiorth the trip if you're in the area.

Visited May 2013
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“monkey mountain”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

This mountain has great views over the bay. It is entirely ruined by the overwhelming presence of hundreds of filthy macacs that tug at you, your car or anything they can get their hands on in their perpetual quest for food.
Hawkers hang about trying to sell packs of fruit to feed these animals with. If you are bitten I recommend you get both tetanus and rabies jabs.
Of course the reason for this unnaturally large population of monkeys is down to the presence of a large temple and monks. There are some interesting shrines on the mountain, but again ruined by the filth and hassle of the monkeys.

Visited August 2013
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