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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  • The monkey forest is well worth a trip. Beautiful grounds and good amenities and the monkeys to top it off. If you don't want to be hassled by the monkeys then don't buy food to feed them - they have ...  more »
  • You really cannot beat walking around beautiful grounds with temples, statues, carvings, spectacular trees, waterfalls, and MONKEYS. Literally the best way to spend part of your day. I did not feed th...  more »
  • Have been to Bali so many times,but first time visit to sacred monkey forest ubud..large parking area especially if you ride motorcycle,buy the entrance ticket 50.000 Rupiah,on left and right side of ...  more »
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  • The sacred monkey Forest Sanctuary is a wonderful place for everyone to visit. The cost of entrance I believe is $5 and it is more than worth it. The monkeys are free to roam in the sanctuary you are not encouraged to touch them but they are welcome to interact with you. There is beautiful scenery, temples and walking paths. You can buy bananas for very cheap and they will walk up you to grab it. They might even enjoy the banana while sitting on your shoulder :-)
  • This place is well kept even though the place is completely occupied by Monkeys. These monkeys can be aggressive and the whole experience might need quite intimidating for some. But, they never attacked anyone(there were lot of children visiting when I visited and I must admit the kids were more fearless than I was whenever the monkeys approached). This place also has a lot more to offer than just monkeys. They have some beautiful statues and views. Do walk to the end of the aisle (next to temple) near the bridge. You can get some great shots in middle of flowing water and Forest. Enjoy your visit and ensure you are careful with your belongings. Some of the guards literally risked their life trying to retrieve a tourist's valuables which the monkey snatched and throw deep into forest. Avoid colorful bags, shades and loose ornaments/accessories.
  • Such a fun time! The monkeys will jump on your shoulder if you feed them bananas (you can buy these from some friendly ladies inside the sanctuary). So many little monkeys and babies. It was amazing to see how many there were. They will only get aggressive if you pretend to have food, but actually do not (so we were told, but on our trip we didn't see any monkeys being aggressive at all). We spent about 2 hours here. Great time.
  • What an adventure! I've always loved monkeys and their mischievous nature, and boy did I get my fill! This place has incredible views of the jungle with wonderful statues, an art exhibit, and a gorgeous temple. They offer ways to feed monkeys, and if you have a bag on you, don't worry, the monkeys will pay lots of attention to you. They have rules in place to keep you safe and overall it's wonderful to watch monkeys interact with each other and humans.
  • Great experience and large area that you can walk in. There are some really chilled monkeys and some less chilled monkeys. What a pleasure to watch them. So adorable. It's best to adhere to the park rules to avoid any incidents. Can't recall the exact price but I do feel like it was worth it.

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