Monkey Hill

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

About Monkey Hill, Phuket

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Monkey Hill

  • 29.26% of people who visit Phuket include Monkey Hill in their plan

  • 24.89% of people start their Monkey Hill visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monkey Hill

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

94.47% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monkey Hill

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

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Monkey Hill, Phuket Reviews

  • Before I start.. this attraction is COMPLETELY FREE. Myself and partner Hired a private taxi for the day... (incredible price compared to many others) I gave him a list of places I wanted to go, and he asked us did we want to see "Monkey island" 🥜🐒😍 yes its on a hill. I never even new this existed we went and it was just incredible to see, out driver actually bought us monkey nuts to feed (there is stalls to buy food). If I had of known their was so many, and we where able to get up close in person I would have bought loads of bananas for them. If you put your hand out they come up close and take the food. They're adorable. Great to see, so unexpected and delighted we got to see them. 💯

  • Awesome viewpoint and not scary at all! We has our taxi add this stop on our way to the ferry and I am so glad we did! The view was amazing and monkey were so chill. I was kinda scared to go after reading reviews. The monkeys were fine and not aggressive at all. Buy peanuts instead of the bananas. They are much more interested in those.

  • 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.

  • Great place to visit - especially via scooter/motobike. Don't park at the bottom of the hill - it's a long, hot walk up. With a scooter you can drive all the way up (even to the radio antennae up on the peak). We bought some bananas at the Super Cheap market before heading up and the monkeys were really fun to feed and watch. Lots of baby monkeys being acrobatic in the trees and vines. Hold on to your water bottle, as some of the monkeys seem to really like fresh bottled water!

  • 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.

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