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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  • seen many monkey places. They are cute yes until they attack you or steal things from you. Yes it's there home so you are the visitor. Don't take photo with it for instagram. Not worth it. Yes... 
    seen many monkey places. They are cute yes until they attack you or steal things from you. Yes it's there home so you are the visitor. Don't take photo with it for instagram. Not worth it. Yes...  more »
  • Lots of monkeys. Lovely and peaceful area very green Lots of lovely statues Nice areas to sit and take in the view and watch the monkeys at play 
    Lots of monkeys. Lovely and peaceful area very green Lots of lovely statues Nice areas to sit and take in the view and watch the monkeys at play  more »
  • It was really cool experience to take selfies with the monkeys, the Balinese people are amiable and respectful. 
    It was really cool experience to take selfies with the monkeys, the Balinese people are amiable and respectful.  more »
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  • Monkey Forest is the perfect attraction for all ages and a respite from the heat. You can spend a long time watching the monkeys play with each other. The park itself is beautiful. There are amazingly detailed statues everywhere. The monkeys are great just follow the rules. Don't make eye contact and carry your belongings tight. There are many ancient banyan trees. You may only need a couple hours at most to see everything. Definitely a place to see if you're in Ubud.
  • This is a monkey sanctuary; remember who is watching who here. Have fun, be respectful, and enjoy the monkey culture! Plenty of crowds, both humans and monkeys, so be prepared (clothing, water, etc.) when walking through. Monkeys were nice enough, don’t be too aggressive when getting photos. Guides are happy to get you your perfect photo for a fee; another fun option is to relax and let the monkeys come to you. Somebody in your group probably needs to hear/read this-monkeys do not understand human etiquette, it might not be smart to permit/entice them with something shiny/tasty to grab.
  • This is my favourite place in Bali. You can spend hours watching the monkeys play with each other and eat and be entertaining. The park itself is beautiful. There are amazingly detailed statues everywhere and the walking paths create a stunning park. The monkeys are great just follow the rules. Don't make eye contact for long periods if time, don't open your mouth at them. Carry your belongings tight and don't grab or squeeze the poor monkeys. You don't want to get bit and spend weeks getting rabies shots. The best time to go for photos is around 4 pm when they are fed.
  • Lovely sacred place. Lots of monkey all around. You would definitely enjoy your trip here. You need to be fit as there is a lot to walk and due to humid you might feel sick. Drink lots of water and keep your self hydrated. You also need to keep your valuable items safely in your bag and keep a sharp eye as the monkeys can grab your stuff and run away and it would be difficult for management team to retrieve back your precious item. Click loads and loads of pictures and do share your happy moments here with us for viewing. I hope you have enjoyed the pictures clicked by us and hope you would be having a similar memorable memory as we did in this beautiful place. Enjoy you visit to Bali !
  • Monkey Forest is the perfect attraction for all ages and a respite from the heat. You can spend a long time watching the monkeys play with each other. The park itself is beautiful. There are amazingly detailed statues everywhere. The monkeys are great just follow the rules. Don't make eye contact and carry your belongings tight. There are many ancient banyan trees. You may only need a couple hours at most to see everything. Definitely a place to see if you're in Ubud.

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