What Kind Of Monkey Is Sun Wukong?

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a mythological figure who features heavily in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West. He is a powerful monkey who was born from a stone egg, and was granted magical powers by a Taoist monk. Sun Wukong is a type of saras or sky deity monkey, which means he has an unusually high level of strength and intelligence, and can shape-shift and fly.

He is commonly depicted carrying a staff and wearing a long robe.

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