Monkey Hill, Phuket
About Monkey Hill, Phuket
Monkey Hill, Phuket - Address
Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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North of Phuket Town is the city’s highest hill, and its name is to be taken literally. Populated by thousands of macaques that are all now used to entertaining and harassing tourists for treats, the hill has nevertheless managed to remain on of the most popular recreational areas around. At the bottom of the hill you’ll see three shrines where people pray for success at the lottery. There’s a park halfway up. And though there is a viewpoint on top, the occasional views on the way up are better. The only time the top is better is during sunset. The hill is quite a steep climb if you are walking. Check out of the Green Forest restaurant which has opened up close to the bottom of the hill.
Monkey Hill Information
- The hill is quite steep.
Monkey Hill Opening and Closing Hours
- The road up to the top is closed to traffic after 5 pm.
How To reach Monkey Hill by Public Transport
- Drive or take a taxi/tuk-tuk to Phuket Court in Phuket Town and walk up the hill from there.
- Drive up the hill.
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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!
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.
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.
It's like an open zoo. Be careful of the monkeys though, they will bite you if provoked. Don't let them see you holding on to any food or water.
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