Monkey Hill

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  • Address: Ratsada, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • 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 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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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

  • 38.79% of people who visit Phuket include Monkey Hill in their plan

  • 26.45% of people start their Monkey Hill visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monkey Hill

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

94.56% 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.

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

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  • 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! :)

  • These monkeys were hilarious! They chased me down and stole my water bottle. It is good to keep your distance but enjoy! There is a guy there who seems to be their friend and hangs out with them. It is a serious hike up the hill so make sure you bring a scooter or car. Hold onto your water!

  • Really great place. The local guard there helped us and told us they were further up the hill and then gave us some food to feed them with. Harmless monkeys, very funny, cute and well worth seeing. Does not matter where in phuket you are. Add this to your list!

  • This place was the highlight of my trip to Phuket. I could spend hours here just watching the monkeys play and go about their daily routine. I was fortunate enough to be waived through and ride the scooter up but it would also be an amazing walk if you have the time. Definitely a must do in my opinion.

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