Monkey Island belongs to Lao Island, located in the middle of Nha Phu Bay, about 18km north of the coastal city of Nha Trang. This is an island that is quite famous for the cute and friendly monkeys.
Dubbed the kingdom of monkeys, this place is currently nurturing and preserving more than 1,200 monkeys attracting numerous tourists to visit.
In that tranquillity, Monkey Island is like a jewel in the middle of the sky, adding magical beauty here.
General Information of Monkey Island
- Address: Lao Island (Hòn Lao), Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
- Entrance fee:
- Adults: 180,000 VND/person
- Children under 1m30: 90,000 VND/child
- Children under 1m: free
History of forming Monkey Island in Nha Trang
With more than 1,200 monkeys living and being preserved on the island, it is not difficult to understand why this place is named Monkey Island.
Previously, this group of monkeys was raised for the purpose of bringing them to the Soviet Union for experiments. However, the project failed and the monkeys were trained to circus performances.
Not confined in cramped cages, monkeys there raise naturally in the primeval forests. You can find different breeds such as red-faced monkey, grey-haired monkey, yellow-haired monkey, long-tailed or short monkey… They will make visitors amused by their intelligence, agile and especially very friendly.
With an area of 25ha, the island is not only home to many monkeys but also possesses various beautiful sites as well as attractive entertainment activities that you can do when coming there.
Fun activities to do on the monkey island
Play with monkeys
The monkeys there are not afraid of people, and anytime and anywhere they are friendly to play with you. You will have to laugh at the intelligence, mischief, and cunning of these adorable monkeys.
What is more exciting than seeing the beautiful natural scenery, enjoying the fresh air on the island, playing with the cute monkeys. Surely you will have moments of real relaxation and fun in this space.
See monkey circus
The monkeys on the island are all talented circus performers. Every day at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, and 3:15 pm, you can enjoy exciting performances of monkey-motorbike race, monkey swimming, and dog racing.
Explore the natural monkey garden
If you want to learn about the daily life of monkeys, you can visit the natural garden to better understand the monkeys’ lifestyle.
As a miniature society, each family has from 60 to 80 monkeys forming a kingdom of about 1,200 monkeys. And of course, every family must have a leader holding the highest authority, leading the whole flock, resolving when conflicts arise. In particular, besides a monkey leader, there is always the appearance of a female monkey as queen.
The monkeys’ favourite foods are bananas, soybeans, peanuts, and corn. They are always fed early in the morning. Visiting the monkeys, you may be extremely surprised to see them know how to use the automatic water taps. And, they are so intelligent that they can follow any human actions very quickly.
Not only racing for monkeys, in monkey Island, people, who love the adventure of a sport, can join in a car racing track.
Some specifications of cars have been changed to match the model there, as well as ensuring all visitors have a chance to experiment.
Join the game, you will experience the speed of sports cars, and you can show your skills of driving on winding roads.
For those who love to explore the ocean, scuba diving is an interesting choice. Join this activity, you will see a fanciful beauty on the bottom of the vast ocean: bright coral reefs swaying in the water, swarming fish swimming. All will become very magical in your eyes.
Floating buoy park
The floating buoy park is the combination of 48 continuous motion games staged on a 2000 square meter beach. There, you will be able to participate in slides, balance bridges, cliff climbing, swinging beams …
Shoot painting gun
This game is probably for those who love action. On Monkey Island, you can choose painting guns with fighting in a field or shooting a target.
Typically, in a mock battle, you can play in a sports arena with an area of up to 2,000 square meters staged as a miniature battlefield. This ideal game is good when you join with your friends to challenge yourself.
When travelling to Monkey Island, you can join the strange game of riding an ostrich. You will sit on the back of a giant bird.
Do not think that this is a very easy challenge. Not as simple as the challenge of sitting on horseback, typically for who with the first time to try this game.
The long-legged ostriches will lift you off the ground, at that time you will sway and it’s hard to control balance. You need to try a few times to get used to this feeling. Although it is difficult, this will be a quite enjoyable experience for you.
Walking street and seafood market
The pedestrian street on Monkey Island has an idyllic style of a fishing village. In addition, you do not miss a chance to visit the seafood market to see the fresh seafood coming from the local fishermen.
Notes when travelling to Nha Trang Monkey Island
You should note the following things when visiting Nha Trang Monkey Island:
- When feeding monkeys, you should only show them food, absolutely do not touch or touch them.
- Should not bring necklaces, bracelets, rings. Naughty monkeys can take them.
- Bags and baskets should be kept carefully to avoid going into the forest with monkeys.
- Although most monkeys are friendly to play with, you should keep your eyes on your children while standing close to those monkeys.
Monkey island has become one of the famous tourist destinations in Nha Trang, which can make your journey to this beach city more exciting.
Do you like moneys? If yes, please range your time to have a typical tour to visit that place.