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“Wild Monkeys Everywhere”

Khao Wang (Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park)
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Private Petchaburi Half-Day Tour from Hua Hin
Ranked #2 of 22 things to do in Phetchaburi
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

After being dropped off, we hiked up a small hill and found a temple. I thought, not bad, but we were just getting started. We continued up the hill, where you purchase your tickets to tour the park. Then the hike continues, it was quite a workout in sandals, up up the hill we went and took plenty of photos of excellent views. There were many refreshment stops, but you should take note to drink your refreshments near the stalls. The monkeys are very aggressive. My stepson lost his cola to a couple of monkey which had no trouble going after his bottle. Head the posted warnings. It was a good excercise day.

Probably my #2 favorite place that we visited in the general Hua Hin Area.

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Marc B
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This town is about 90 minutes out of Bangkok by car. Easy to find in the town because it dominates the landscape. I'm comparing this tourist site to other Thai tourist sites and would say its a more authentic, friendly experience than most. It's not packed, it's predominantly full of Thai groups. The staff are very friendly, helpful and a few speak good English. The whole site is effectively strung across a series of hills with a palace/mansion, a stupa, a wat, an observatory etc along the walkway. There's plenty of walking up and downhills involved but its not a hike and is pleasantly shaded by trees with snack stalls along the way. Views are beautiful and panoramic at the hilltops. One thing though which you need to be aware of, the troops of wild monkeys everywhere at this attraction, and to a lesser extent in the town. These monkeys are well aware of what snack food is and how to open soda bottles and crisp packets. They're absolutely brazen thieves, which is frankly encouraged by stalls selling food to give to them. So now you have caffeinated, sugar-rush monkeys. I've been twice to this site and each time seen grown men lose their bags of food to monkeys. Entertaining certainly, as long as its not happening to you. If you are nervous of proximity to wild animals, this place isn't for you. It's covered in signs absolving the management from any liability. I really like this place but you have been warned!

Date of experience: July 2013
3  Thank WhiskeyGirlDublin
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

King Mongkut (Rama IV) built this palace on top of a 100 metre hill and it dominates the local landscape and is a popular tourist attraction for both Thais and tourists as well.
You get the the top via a tramway which goes up the side of the cliff, and once at the top there are plenty of good viewpoints and things to see.
Part of the kings living quarters are open to the public so you are able to see how he lived etc.
In the late 1970's the park was declared a historical park.
Admission to the park was 150 baht and for the cable care we paid 40 baht each but both well worth it.
there are lots of little souvenir shops and places to grab a bite to eat and get a refreshing drink.
Plenty of car parking is also available.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank PaulandSu
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

so basically you arrive at bottom of the hill and a ticket office sells you a cable care ticket for 40baht - fine.

Then when you arrive at the top of the cable car there is another ticket office which wants to sell a ticket for 150baht to go any further!

This is rather underhand, why don't they tell you this at the bottom or even sell the cable car and the historical park ticket together at the bottom? After all you cannot go anywhere or do anything else once you get off the cable care.

We were on limited time so it was not worth to pay the 150 baht for only 20 mins inside, so we went back down haing totally wasted 40 baht each on the cable car.

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank imagex
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Reviewed 27 May 2013 via mobile

We loved walking around this hilltop palace grounds taking photos of the old palace walls and the flowers and views. Be careful though, as there are some very naughty monkeys and they are not afraid of humans at all. Do not take any drink or food there with you as they will grab it. Also, they may climb on your car!

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Tristessacat
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