Monkey Mountain!!

This had to be one of my favorite places that we visited... It's listed on all the websites as a tourist attraction - but it's so far off the track that I don't think many people ever actually make it there. The first picture of the elephant was when we stopped for gas on the way there....we were all outside stretching our legs when he walked up - it was nuts! On the afternoon we showed up at Monkey Mountain - we were the only "farangs" (foreigners) there. Basically you pull up and park - and there are monkeys EVERYWHERE. There's a couple little stands where you can buy peanuts to feed them and a drink for yourself and there was a really lovely bathroom as well :) The monkeys are surprisingly patient and docile down on the ground...they wait patiently for the peanuts I even had one that would gently pull on my skirt when he was ready for another one. They did often attack each other for peanuts though and would let out the most eerie screams. Matt managed to find a great little temple and also went up some stairs to a viewpoint but I couldn't pull myself away from feeding the monkeys... Glad he got them on film!! Apparently up the stairs the monkeys are a bit more aggressive because not as many people go up there with food - Matt got scratched and his Aunt Dorothy was bitten! Then when they found the temple there was a monk in there who "thaid" them and gave them a special blessing... Check it out....

3 comments:

Larafairy said...

i love lil monkeys!

Larafairy said...

i love lil monkeys!

matt said...

I wonder what Baci would of done with all of those monkeys around..