Dangerous Monkey Mountain in Phuket - Monkey Hill

One of the most popular places in Phuket is Monkey.Hill, or the mountain with monkeys, which has a Thai name - Khao To Sae (Khao Toe Sae). Phuket Monkey Hill and Khao To Se Health Resort is located on the northern edge of Phuket Town. In fact, this is the only hill that can be seen from all parts of Phuket Town when driving through the town, or past it. There are radio towers and masts of cellular communication at the very top, and the landmark itself (monkeys) are tusit in the jungle along the road that leads to the very top to these towers.

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Monkey Mountain in Phuket

For tourist popularattractions, the road to Monkey Hill in Phuket is surprisingly narrow. I came here by car, so I immediately say - it would be more comfortable on a bike. It’s not that there was particularly active traffic, and there are places where you can part with oncoming traffic for almost the entire length. But whatever one may say - for all four kilometers of the way there is only one lane for traffic, with a bunch of pedestrians. Moreover, pedestrians are like local athletes who habitually keep their shoulders or do not leave the sidewalk at all, or simply tourists who disperse along the whole road like cows.

When you go to Monkey Mountain, then on the road,from the base of the mountain, you will meet two intermediate parking lots not worthy of attention, but on the third parking will be the main site. As a rule, this is where everyone stops for dangerous entertainment - to feed the monkeys. In the parking lot you will see parked bikes, people and monkeys. Also, there is an option to leave the car at the bottom, as many do, and completely go all the way upstairs on foot.

Trekking is a rewarding pleasure, but in the heat ofamateur, plus a long one, so I drove to the top by car, to save time. If you look at the macaques closely and feed them, you can buy food for the monkeys at the beginning of the road, where there is a sanctuary with tigers and a few shops. Fruits and nuts for 20 baht are sold at the bottom. You can come as I am, and just watch the monkeys from the side, take pictures of how others feed them. I think that this occupation is rather dangerous, especially if you are with children.

Down Mountain Monkeys

Down Mountain Monkeys

Going up

Going up

Monkeys, anyway, remain wild animals, and at Monkey Hill there are not rare cases when they bit people who then had to get involved with insurance (in case you have insurance) and make rabies shots - terribly unpleasantprocedure, especially on vacation. If you decide to feed the monkeys - be on the lookout. It makes sense to hide away bags, especially small ones, close them more tightly, hold tight, remove chains and earrings - they can also attract the attention of monkeys. The monkey can run up and snatch out all the brilliant things, such as the keys to the bike. Things need to be careful. But many are slaughtered on the elementary rules of safety, feed the monkeys out of their hands, give it to the children, then you decide how you feel about it.

I noticed that some people rise fromfrom the very bottom to the top purely for the load, they are engaged in sports, tightened up such sports. For me, this is not the best place for sports, running between people and monkeys. It's better to climb nearby Rang Hillwhere there is a normal observation deck with a view, a couple of restaurants, but almost without macaques and tourists.

Someone wrote that this is not a mountain of wild monkeys, buta mountain of wild dogs, but I still do not understand why. At the base of the hill hang out a few dogs, but their number is clearly not enough to call so the whole mountain. Apparently I was just lucky that there were no dogs higher up the slope.

Here is the main site

Here is the main site

Monkey Hill in Phuket

Monkey Hill in Phuket

Monkeys in Phuket

Monkeys in Phuket

Monkey Mountain in Phuket

Monkey Mountain in Phuket

Occupied my car

Occupied my car

Observation deck

If you come here just for the monkeys, thenabove the last and main site with monkeys (higher in the photo), you can not climb. Although for the first time, it will probably be difficult to understand that it is the last. Usually there are most monkeys, people feeding them and enough space for parking.

So, even a little higher will be a lookout overlookingPhuket Town is a very small wooden platform with railings. Views do not even open to 180 degrees, as trees interfere. Monkeys come across all the way, but closer to the top there are almost none. If you are in transport, why not get up.

And even higher than this point, literally after 100meters, cell towers are located and all the structures related to them. In principle, there is nothing to see and there are no observation platforms either. On the way up the hill, there are street fitness equipment. Also upstairs there is a small gym under the open sky: dumbbell bars and two bars.

Rise even higher

Rise even higher

Monkey Hill Observation Deck

Monkey Hill Observation Deck

The views here are average

The views here are average

And even higher cellular mast

And even higher cellular mast

There is even a small temple

There is even a small temple

In the impasse stands the main building radio

In the impasse stands the main building radio

The maximum that you can see through the trees

Going back down

Going back down

Information to visit

Open from 6 am to 8 pm The best time to visit the viewpoint is closer to sunset.

If you get into the feeding hours (could not scoutwhich ones), then you can participate and do not have to buy fruit and nuts. Nuts and food do not keep in the package - will be selected. It is better to put the nuts in your pocket and not attract the attention by the rustling of the packaging, then you can safely feed the macaques. Do not leave food under the seat of the scooter - they smell, they can turn the saddle and drop the scooter. Macaques near feeding places are quieter than on the outskirts and at the top of the mountain. Do not smile at them, for them a smile is an aggressive grin and a challenge to a duel.

Everything is brilliant - you do not belong, or hideadvance or get ready to fight back. But it is necessary to be afraid in general even for bags, purses and other objects hanging on you. I'm not kidding. I tried to take away the camera, grabbed the strap from him. Honestly, a little pleasant.

A warning at the foot of the hill that everyone ignores.

A warning at the foot of the hill that everyone ignores.

On the map

The point indicated on the map stands in the place where the main site with monkeys. There is one road, you will understand along the way.

Monkey mountain

Monkey mountain
Monkey Hill. The mountain where the monkeys live. A popular place, come here to feed the monkeys. The point is on the main site, of which there are still a couple of pieces.
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Monkey Hill. The mountain where the monkeys live. A popular place, come here to feed the monkeys. The point is on the main site, which there are still a couple of pieces. More about the sights.

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