Founded in the 13th century, Phra Prang Sam Yot originally served as a Hindu sanctuary but was later converted to a Buddhist temple when Ayutthaya rose to power. The main draw today, however, is the population of monkeys that reside here. While these creatures are not afraid to approach you, they certainly are not tame either. You can bring food for them, but be careful how you offer it: simply hold it out and let the monkey take it. Do not try to pet or hold the monkey, even if it climbs on your arm, or it may bite. Zip up any valuables in a backpack. See Phra Prang Sam Yot and all Lop Buri has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lop Buri trip itinerary maker.
Tours To Phra Prang Sam Yot
In and around Bangkok Private Tour Guide with Custom Experience BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $54
Duration: 8 hours
Private Tour: Full Day Ancient City of Ayutthaya and Lopburi BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $187
Duration: 9 hours
Phra Prang Sam Yot Reviews
We enjoyed this as a nice day trip out of Bangkok. A two hour train ride to/from Bangkok and about two hours in town was perfect. The monkey temple was fun, but kind of fun like traveling much too..... more »
We had a great time seeing this temple and hanging out with the monkeys. But keep in mind that the monkeys are wild animals and will use their teeth if you try and take back whatever they steal or if.... more »
Great place to visit as a weekend getaway from Bangkok. Visit these Khmer ruins at twilight and night. Be careful of the monkeys -they are wild animals even though they look cute.
Good place to see the ancient building but there are a lot of monkeys. You have to be careful. If you look or pay attention at them, they will catch you.
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