. After having initially ended up at a different one we found 'The First Monkey School' and a first it deserves! We were completely taken aback by the organisation and ethics of the place, and the genuine enthusiasm and eagerness of both Somjai and Arjan to share their profession.
We learned a lot about the character of monkeys an how to approach and play with them, how they are being taught and ultimately love to demonstrate to you how to get a coconut out of a 15m high tree! Its also an amazing experience to have a monkey climbing all over you, very different from what I imagined!
Further we learned about coconut harvesting, peeling, cracking, drinking, eating and how to extract the purest oil out of them.
We were only there for 3 hrs and felt we could have stayed there all day!! All in all an amazing experience to meet these people and sofar to be rated one of the best during our holidays in Thailand.