Monkey Hill

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  • Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Hill

Monkey Hill - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Monkey Hill

  • Monkey Hill Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • Monkey Hill Timing: 24-hrs
  • Monkey Hill Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Monkey Hill(preferred time): 06:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Monkey Hill: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Monkey Hill

  • 9.1% of people who visit Phuket include Monkey Hill in their plan

  • 40.23% of people start their Monkey Hill visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monkey Hill

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

90.08% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monkey Hill

People normally club together Soi Dog Foundation and Old Phuket Town while planning their visit to Monkey Hill.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Monkey Hill Trips

Monkey Hill, Phuket Reviews

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  • Prepare for 1.5 kilometer walk on pretty humid jungle road till you see monkeys. On the way up there are shops to buy refreshment for yourself. You can also buy nuts and bananas for monkeys, even though it's forbidden to feed them. When you see monkeys, be very careful with you water bottles. These little devils will run towards you from few tens of meters just to steal you water. And yes, there are lots of other animals on the way up, including pigs, dogs and disgustingly big spiders.

  • One of my favorite spots to go for a hike in the evenings. Hangout with the monkeys and have a cold beer at the top. Loads to do on the hill and even a couple restaurants. Definitely worth the tip. Leave your scooter at the bottom and take the hike up. You'll appreciate it so much more.

  • Probably my favorite place in Phuket. The walk up is somewhat of a chore only because of the heat. Most of it should be shaded so it's not too difficult. I went there midday and was the only person there aside from volunteers who were feeding the monkeys. I think walking is the advisable way as you'll get a deeper interaction with the monkeys than you would a vehicle. I spent two hours up there and had one of the best monkey experiences ever. I wouldn't bring food as they can get aggressive. Also, there are a lot of females with babies and they do get overly protective. Probably more so than any other ppace I've been.

  • This is a good experience for anyone who loves animals. It's free to travel up the hill and see as many monkeys as you like. There are a couple of stalls around selling bananas and peanuts really cheap to feed them. Beware that some of them are very forceful. They will try and snatch the food from you. Don't have your water on show if you wish to keep it! We saw one person lose theirs!! A lot of them are very friendly as well - they'll happily sit on your shoulder for a while or investigate you!

  • You will not be disappointed when you visit this hill, I tell ya. One of the greatest highlight of my trip. From babies, mamas, and papas the pack is all there! On the street, on wires and trees. Just be careful w/ items that you carry. They may take it as food. They are smart creatures, so handle them with care! :)

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