One of the most popular places in Phuket is Monkey Hill, or mountain with monkeys, which has a Thai name – Khao To Sae (Khao Toe Sae). Phuket Monkey Hill and Khao To Sae Health Park is located on the northern edge of Phuket Town. In fact, this is the only hill which can be seen from all parts of Phuket Town when driving through around town, or past it. There are radio towers at the very top and cellular masts, and the sight itself (monkeys) – they hang in the jungle along the road that leads to the very top to these towers.
The content of the article
- 1 Monkey Mountain in Phuket
- 2 Observation deck
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 On the map
Monkey Mountain in Phuket
For a popular tourist attraction, the road to Monkey Hill in Phuket is surprisingly narrow. I came here by car, so immediately say – on the bike would be more comfortable. Not that, so that there is especially active traffic, and practically on all over come across places where you can disperse from oncoming traffic. But anyway – for all four kilometers there is only one lane for traffic, with a bunch of pedestrians. And pedestrians are like local athletes who hold onto the roadsides or do not leave the sidewalk at all, and just tourists, who wander all over the road like cows.
When you go to Monkey Mountain, then on the road from the base mountains, you will meet two intermediate parking lots not deserving attention, but on the third parking will be the main site. how usually this is where everyone stops for dangerous entertainment – 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 up on foot.
Trekking is a rewarding pleasure, but in the heat for an amateur, plus long, so I drove to the top by car, to save time. If you fundamentally look at the macaques closely and feed them – you can buy food for monkeys at the beginning of the road, where the sanctuary stands with tigers and a few shops. Fruits and nuts for 20 baht sell downstairs. You can come as I am, and just watch monkeys from the side, take pictures of how they are fed by others. I think that This occupation is quite dangerous, especially if you are with children.
Down Mountain Monkeys
Monkeys, whatever one may say, remain wild animals, and on Monkey Hill are not uncommon when they bite people who then You had to get involved with insurance (in case you have insurance) and make rabies shots – terribly unpleasant procedure, especially on vacation. If you decide to feed the monkeys – be on your guard. It makes sense to hide away bags, especially small size, close them tightly, hold tight, take off chains and earrings – they can also attract the attention of monkeys. A monkey can run up and snatch everything brilliant from their hands, for example keys to the bike. With things you need to be careful. But many are slaughtered on the elementary safety rules, feed the monkeys from the hands, give do it to the children, then you decide how you are to this treat.
I have noticed that some people rise from the very bottom to the tops are purely for the load, they are engaged in sports, tightened up such sports. For me, this is not the best place to practice. sports, run between people and monkeys. It’s better to climb nearby Rang Hill, where there is a normal observation deck with a view, a couple of restaurants, but almost no macaques and tourists.
Someone wrote that this is not a mountain of wild monkeys, but a mountain of wild dogs, but I did not understand why. At the base of the hill hang out a few dogs, but their number is clearly not enough to nickname so the whole mountain. Apparently I was just lucky that no higher up there were no dogs.
Here is the main site
Monkey Hill in Phuket
Monkeys in Phuket
Monkey Mountain in Phuket
Occupied my car
If you come here just for the sake of monkeys, then above the last and the main site with monkeys (above in the photo), you can and to rise. Although for the first time, it will probably be difficult to understand that she is the last. Usually there are most monkeys, people feeding them and enough parking space.
So, even a little higher will be a lookout with a view of Phuket Town – very small wooden platform with railings. Views open not even 180 degrees, as trees get in the way. Monkey come across all the way, but there are almost no closer to the top. If you in transport, why not get up.
And even higher than this point, literally after 100 meters, cell towers are located and any buildings that have them an attitude. In principle, there is nothing to see there and viewing platforms too. not. On the way up the hill, there are street fitness equipment. Also upstairs there is a small outdoor gym: parallel bars dumbbells and two bars.
Rise even higher
Monkey Hill Observation Deck
The views here are average
And even higher cellular mast
There is even a small temple
In the Cul-de-sac stands the main radio building
The maximum that you can see through the trees
Going back down
Information to visit
Open from 6 am to 8 pm Best time to visit viewpoint – closer to sunset.
If you get into the feeding hours (could not scout which ones), then you can participate and do not have to buy fruit and nuts. The nuts and do not keep food in the package – will be taken away. Nuts better to pour in your pocket and not attract the attention of the rustling of the packaging, then you can calmly feed the macaques. Do not leave food under the scooter seat – smell, can turn the saddle and drop the scooter. Macaques around feeding places are quieter than on the outskirts and on top of the mountain. Not smile at them, for them a smile is an aggressive grin and a call to duel.
Everything is brilliant – it does not belong to you, or hide it in advance or get ready to fight back. But it is necessary to be afraid in general even for bags, wallets and other items hanging on you. I’m not kidding. I tried take away the camera, grabbing the strap from it. Honestly, a little pleasant.
A warning at the foot of the hill that everyone ignores.
On the map
The point indicated on the map is in the place where the main playground with monkeys. There is one road, you will understand along the way.
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