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Pra prang sam yod

May 9, 2008

Just one day trip to this city, Lopburi where the monkey lives :)

We went to the monkey temple or the formal name is Phra pang sam yod.

I don't understand why does the monkey always stay in the temple? How do they know that the temple is the best place and safe for them? How do the first monkey told himself to stay in the temple? Why there? Not only in Thailand but I've seen a lot of monkeys in the temples in Nepal and India also.

Here, one of Lopburi attractions, Phra prang sam yod where the monkeys live. They said that Lopburi has the large monkey population. I went there when I was a kid with my dads.

:) She's the oldest one and like the guard of the place. She's kind!
Remember that he told me to do not put my head outside the car and don't give food to them because the monkey would hurt me and for food, they may used to it. If they used to take food from people, then they would come to wait on the street which could cause an accident.  Anyway they aren't tame even they're used to being fed. Some monkeys are aggressive. Some of them take your bags, your wallet, your snack, etc. I think some of you might have some experience like me. They always take mine. I put the rubber in my hair, they climb up and took it!

But at Phra pang sam yod, they sell some vegetable - you can buy it to give to the monkeys. You have to be careful because you will never know which one is nice - which is bad.

This city actually often neglected by the tourists.

Dining area ...
Isn't it because there's nothing to see or it's difficult to go? Hmm .. actually no, if u go to Lopburi in November, you'll see the beautiful sunflower garden that cover the are with the yellow. THai people go there every year to take nice photos. But I agree, this town isn't the town that you should stay over night because there's nothing much to look around but if you want to feel the local's feeling, yes can do it. Maybe you wake up and see the monkey sleeps with you :)

I was there just not over than 3 hours, after fighting with the monkeys we don't know what to do next. I was there in May, there's no festival at that time but if you go there in winter, you'll see something more. Another thing that I like this city is the old buildings. The houses with old style. The cinema, the temple, etc. which you hardly find it in bangkok.

 

newtampo says:
Funny hah?????? lol
Posted on: Sep 24, 2009
newtampo says:
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Your family not mine!!! :D:D:D
Yeah I remember that, they stole my hair rubber too. Funny your cousins hah? :P
Posted on: Sep 22, 2009
newtampo says:
hahahahah that's a great memory na ka :D
Posted on: Jan 01, 2009
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Pra prang sam yod
Pra prang sam yod
:) Shes the oldest one and like t…
:) She's the oldest one and like …
Dining area ...
Dining area ...
What a chilling pose!
What a chilling pose!
:)
:)
Want to go out?
Want to go out?
An oldest hotel in town, I think.
An oldest hotel in town, I think.
It was raining in Bkk
It was raining in Bkk
My driver
My driver
ale ..
ale ..
The rain stops now
The rain stops now
This temple is taking care of HIV …
This temple is taking care of HIV…
Lunch time
Lunch time
Now we know its chickens egg haha
Now we know it's chicken's egg haha
Alone?
Alone?
Nah, my friends are there.
Nah, my friends are there.
Sal Prakarn
Sal Prakarn
:)
:)
Symbolic
Symbolic
Yeah ..
Yeah ..
Sal Prakarn area
Sal Prakarn area
Eggsssss
Eggsssss
We call that siam see. Shake the…
We call that "siam see". Shake th…
Here! If you got no. 9, Read at No…
Here! If you got no. 9, Read at N…
:)
:)
Lopburi
Lopburi
Eat eat
Eat eat
On the road
On the road
Haha ... nice
Haha ... nice
Red ass!
Red ass!
:D
:D
Come to me? Yes of course haha
Come to me? Yes of course haha
Just to eat this :D
Just to eat this :D
yum?
yum?
Watching each other step haha
Watching each other step haha
:)
:)
Their playground
Their playground
:)
:)
Hehe
Hehe
What are you thinking hah?
What are you thinking hah?
huh ...
huh ...
:)
:)
3 monkeys
3 monkeys
:)
:)
People come
People come
Pra prang sam yod
Pra prang sam yod
Whats he doing?
What's he doing?
Eat eat
Eat eat
Pra prang sam yod
Pra prang sam yod
:)
:)
Monkeys everywhere
Monkey's everywhere
Pra prang sam yod
Pra prang sam yod
The cinema :D
The cinema :D
Monkey and monkey :D
Monkey and monkey :D
Look at his face! Haha ...
Look at his face! Haha ...
:)
:)
He stole it from a little boy. Lay…
He stole it from a little boy. La…
Drink
Drink
Love his pose
Love his pose
Boring :(
Boring :(
:)
:)
:)
:)
the egg of Squid
the egg of Squid
Lopburi
photo by: Stigen