Monkey Hill is another name for Toh Sae Hill in Phuket Town – the reason why becomes fairly obvious after a few hundred metres when you come across a troupe of macaques munching away on fruit. One of the highest hills in Phuket Town, Monkey Hill is home to a few TV and radio stations and a popular recreation spot where locals jog daily.
Near the bottom of the hill, there’s a colourful shrine devoted to 3 holy spirits: Toh Sae Dang, Toh Sae Dam and Toh Sae Kaow. It’s usually busiest on Fridays, though it opens every day. Many people come here specifically to ask for lottery numbers.
You can drive a car or motorbike up to the viewpoint and peak, but be careful as the hill is quite steep. The road to the summit is closed to traffic from 5pm to 8pm, giving people a chance to walk up and watch the sunset at the viewpoint. It takes roughly 2 hours for a roundtrip, depending on the person’s fitness level. The road isn’t long but the steepness makes it quite difficult to go fast.
Monkey Hill Viewpoint
Location: Rassada, Muang, Phuket 83000 Thailand