Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud

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Both a protected reserve and a temple complex, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary shelters several hundred long-tailed Balinese macaques. The monkeys get their nourishment from the forest staff, which feeds them sweet potatoes several times a day. Though you can't give the monkeys peanuts, cookies, or other snacks, you can purchase bananas if you want to feed the little ones yourself--just be prepared for a lot of attention from these cheeky creatures, and stow away valuables and shiny objects. This jungle sanctuary contains three temples, allegedly constructed in the 14th century. Keep in mind you can enter sacred sections of the temples only if you wear traditional praying clothes. Stop by the forest office near the main entrance, which accepts donations and provides detailed information about the sanctuary's history and significance. Using our custom trip planner, Ubud attractions like Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Two hours spent surrounded by these magnificent creatures. $ 5 for a large enough fleet compared to our places Western price. Monkeys have looked pretty happy and it is beautiful. Put food, the covers heads and glasses in a bag!
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  • First, honestly, I haven't found anything too much. Being in Ubud is worth the visit. In another part of the island of Bali and having little time would displace only for that. Second, I found the monkeys look kind of sad (although we can't face them in the eyes) I did it a few times and soon, precisely because of those sad eyes jumped primates. It's a tour that became a reference and for different tastes. Here, obviously, my personal point of view taking into consideration the space and the animal.
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  • It was nice to see the monkeys in the forest but it was a bit of a disappointment walking around the "conservation forest" to see quite a lot of bits of plastic and litter lying around on the ground!  more »
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  • Best attraction in the world. I love my monkeys and this is the best zoo I have had the pleasure of visiting. To experience these monkeys roam around and interact with each other and my fellow holiday makers, is a dream for me. This tourist attraction, is a monkey lovers paradise but aside from the furry, long tailed residents, this forest is also a beautiful park that transforms a grown women on her honeymoon, into an excitable child, exploring the nooks and cranny's, paths and walkways, transitioning into her very own wonderland of jungle book creativity. In my complete element, feeding the small monkey the bananas was my highlight, despite it being covered in monkey wee. If at all possible, I would quite happily pack up my bags and become a real life Mowgli.
  • I love the beautiful setting of the forest and temple. It's a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Be respectful of the guidelines and posted signs and you'll have a great time. Don't bring in any kinds of bags, don't put your hands in your pockets and don't try to touch the monkeys. If they came up to you and touch or crawl on to you, just stay calm and do not touch them back. The temple grounds are gorgeous. Remember this is a sacred sight.
  • My favorite excursion of my whole trip in Bali! The whole premises are beautiful! Our excellent driver accompanied us and showed us around. There is a beautiful temple on site. The monkeys are very friendly but mischievous. They will steal things left unattended so be careful with your belongings! There are signs regarding rules of conduct with the monkeys so please pay attention to them and DON'T LITTER! For those of you who are more sensitive to the sun this is a great spot because it is very lush and full of trees which provide plenty of shade.
  • Of course the monkeys are adorable, and the whole place is really interesting and relaxing to walk around in. Lots of trees and stone steps and statues and little rivers. Pretty expensive but I think (?) it goes to a good cause -- hopefully helping the monkeys and supporting the city. Employees keep a good eye out to make sure that interactions between monkeys and people are safe for the monkeys and safe for the people.
  • Such a fun and exciting experience. Being up close and personal with the monkeys should be visited by everyone. The keepers were strict but fair with the naughty creatures and it's clear the (most) of them have a soft spot for the curious tourists and will gladly help them get the souvenir shots they want. Good day out.
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