"Monkey Wat" - Wat Phuttha Sathan Tham Pla

KTMphil

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12km south of Mae Sai, this is quite an unusual Wat as it's filled with around 100 monkeys that roam freely


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N20.32967

E99.86383



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Without the monkeys, this would be a beautiful Wat to visit, it has a picturesque, cliff, backdrop


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Take some peanuts and/ or banana's. The monkeys are used to being around people and are semi-tame but bring a stick to set some boundaries



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Babies can be fed by hand, the older ones seem frightened and show their teeth, so I wouldn't try feeding them by hand


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The babies are super cute



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KTMphil

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Go there in the morning if you want to see the most monkeys, 1pm onwards they often head up into the jungle.
 

bsacbob

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Nice shot's Phil.

It's a great place for the kid's, you can also climb the steps up to a small cave and Buddha shrine inside if you have the energy
 
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