Life of Monkey in Wat Phnom

Monkeys' Lives at Wat Phnom, Cambodia

Monkeys are eating mangos provided by visitors/Photo by: Dara Saoyuth

Monkey is an animal who naturally lives in the jungle. However, one of the resort in the center of Phnom Penh, Wat Phnom, is the place where many monkeys are kept for attracting the foreign tourists to visit there.

It’s hard for those monkeys to lead their lives in the city. They change their habit from eating what they want to eating what people give.

Living in the middle of the modern city, sometimes these monkeys cause problems to the visitors due to their natural behavior, mischievous. So far, these monkeys have stolen visitor properties such as wallet, purse and food if the tourists neglect their properties.

So, for people who want to visit Wat Phnom please be careful with their properties; otherwise, the monkeys will get it,and it’s hard to get your properties back from them.

Written by: Dara Saoyuth

Written Date: 10/01/2010

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Dara Saoyuth

Coming from a simple family in Kampot province of Cambodia, I’ve spent most part of my teenage years in learning and working. Through those experiences, I’ve built myself up from the ground and finally, become an entrepreneur running a media production company with my co-founder.

I believe that no matter situation or position we are in, we can be great at what we are doing and get what we want when we put our heart and soul into that.