I have personally had a monkey jump on my head while taking their photos as well as had a soda taken out of my hand. I just remained calm and acted like I was unafraid. The majority of visitors that come to Thailand and encounter monkeys do not have problems. Don’t be afraid if you do see them and if you don’t bother them, they are likely not to bother you. Here is some advice on what to do when you do encounter monkeys:
- Do not make direct eye contact with monkeys.
- Do not get between a mother monkey and her infant.
- Do not tease the monkeys.
- Do not feed the monkeys.
- If they do approach, act calm and unafraid