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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  • This was one of the best things we did in Ubud. The monkeys are really cute and they live in a magical place. Worth to spend there 1-2 hours at least. Just don't touch or feed them! :)  more »
  • It might get dangerous and it does. Monkeys get aggressive, attack people and steal whatever they could grab. The gueards find it difficult to manage them.  more »
  • A cool place to visit and stroll through. Be sure to remove your glasses, zip your purses and backpacks up. The monkeys are very curious. Pay attention to the signs and do not taunt the monkeys.  more »
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  • I absolutely loved the money forest. Its an animal attraction where the animals are the ones that run the show not people. It's clearly their home and we have to be the respectful visitors. The guides are amazing and do a great job protecting the monkeys and the people. It's a well kept park and an unforgettable experience. Please respect the rules and the monkeys and enjoy yourselves!!!
  • This is absolutely worth it!! You will get amazing photos of monkeys and get to see them monkeying around, eating, and grooming. Great excursion for the whole family or solo travelers. The sanctuary is almost completely shaded from large trees so you won't be hot walking around. Don't bring food in your bag or loose items!! The monkeys will jump on you
  • Great place to see Monkeys in their natural habitat. Very relaxing and beautiful nature. You should really take the 'forest preservation route'. Most people take the main lanes, but actually the most peaceful place with most monykeys is this small side rout. Do not wear bright cloth and shiny objects. And close your bags very well. Leave all valuable belongings at home. Monkey love those and they will jump on you and take them away. One literally claimed on my shoulders, opened my backpack zipper and took out my cigarettes 😂. If that happens to you, do not try to stop the monkey and take your thing back, because those are wild monkeys. If you scare them, they will scratch and bite! And their mates will defend them. So better not risk. Take minimal things with you, no wallets, no fancy sunglasses, no earrings, bracelets etc. And just enjoy this wonderful pure nature.
  • It was a fun experience to walk around and observe the free-roaming monkeys for about 50k. Some monkeys can get aggressive but you'll be fine as long as you adhere to the park rules (don't stare-off with the monkey, don't disturb it). If you go to rest at a pavilion, some monkeys may decide to climb onto you. That is at your own peril as we saw one lady who was urinated on and another who got a flea-picking session from our furry friends. Consider yourself warned!
  • Nice place to spend a couple of hours enjoying the superb green area in the accompany of numerous apes being cared for by dedicated staff. This place is especially great to educate kids about the monkeys and their behaviour patterns. Some monkeys are temperamental and can go after tourists’ bags and other articles but there is no problem if you follow the instructions by the park authorities.
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