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Phra Prang Sam Yot

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Well Monkey city

So The temple is wonderful and around the streets are other buildings from the same time period. Now the monkeys they warn you not to look directly at them feed them or bring food... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Iwakuni, Japan
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Rodney, Canada
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365 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pretty cool to see all the monkeys around the temple and across the road where they are fed and hang out. Be sure to not have earrings and exposed jewelry as they will jump on you to get at it.

Thank TheBugGuy
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mixed opinion on this place, my wife wasn't blown away by monkeys wanting to jump at her but I loved it. I found the baby and youngsters were the most curious and if you stand still they will come over out of being inquisitive and jump at you, usually starting with the base of your t shirt and clambering up,... More 

1 Thank kristiankeogh76
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To the tourist's eye this ancient temple is dominated by the hundreds of monkeys that hang out here. It's quite an an experience to get so close to them and a little unnerving when the odd one or two tries to grab you from behind. Great photo ops with them draped around a seated Buddha

Thank Grant C
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was excited to visit the temple and am an avid animal lover. Not sure what I expected but being jumped on and bit right off the bat was not it! Tip if you are going: maybe go with a guide that can keep the monkeys at bay. While they were cute to look at, the fact that the Wat... More 

Thank Lulu4u2
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at the old temple. In great condition and a really beautiful place to spend an afternoon. Loads of monkeys. Make sure you zip up your pockets and keep away from the larger ones as they don't mess about. Entry was 100baht for tourists. You can purchase food / milk for the baby / smaller monkeys and... More 

Thank Thomas C
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

This place was worth the trip. The monkeys aren't aggressive, but will bite if they get excited. I got bit, but it was more like a pinch. They were good hanging out on my shoulders until a third one jumped on and frightened them. Overall, this place is really cool. Monkeys in the streets, on the wires, on people....You get... More 

Thank Nick M
Iwakuni, Japan
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

So The temple is wonderful and around the streets are other buildings from the same time period. Now the monkeys they warn you not to look directly at them feed them or bring food with you, they say this because these are legit ghetto monkeys, the baby ones are cute but, they set you up. The babies will climb on... More 

Thank jdkurkierewicz
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This temple is amazing. For a couple of dollars you get a bag of sunflower seeds to feed the monkeys which is a great time. The temple itself though should not be overlooked, there are not a lot of places on earth where something this beautiful and historic is plopped into the middle of a town or city. It reminded... More 

Thank JackMc1120
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52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Although I liked visiting Phra Prang Sam Yot the overall impression was deteriorated because of monkeys' aggressive behavior. They are accustomed to get something from tourists, if not - they do it on their own... ))

1 Thank Pavel P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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483 reviews
283 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Of course, the major attraction here (for tourists), is the abundance of Macaques that inhabit this temple, and they are both very amusing, and obliging to be photographed. However, the prangs themselves should not be ignored, not only for their historic value, but also for the beautiful adornment of stuccoed decorations.

Thank FyingKiwi

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