Monkey Hill in Phuket TownThe real name of the Monkey Hill is Toe Sae Hill which is probably the highest hill of beautiful Phuket. The reason behind the name Monkey Hill is the presence of troupe of macaques which according to a daily visitor, Uncle Hog, is 400 in numbers. According to him, the macaques live in groups and eats as provided by the locals. They are not aggressive and never attack people like in many temples but small children should be kept away.
There is a beautiful small shrine at the base of the hill dedicated to holy spirits Toh Sae Dam, Toh Sae Dang and Toh Sae Kaow. Friday is known to be the holy day here attracting many to this temple though the same remains open on all days. Motorbikes are allowed up the hill though the roads to the peak are quite steep. Bikes are allowed only in daytime and after 5pm one can only reach the top by walking.
Location: Toe sae Road, Phuket