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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  • Nice walk in the Woods about two hours. Really well, we can approach the monkeys. They are endearing, but still need to beware!
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  • I loved watching his monkeys jump, eat, sleep... my friend less, but each his own. We stayed 45 minutes, but I'm still more. Attention to your business, some are jumping on the bags.
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  • Entrance: 50 000 rp Full of monkeys that are cheeky, try to climb on you, open your bags, steal your bottles of water or food if you carry any. The forest itself is very nice with a beautiful temple i...  more »
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  • It wasn't crowded. Maybe because we went on the week day. It was a hot day outside. But didn't feel the heat once we entered the park. It was mostly covered with canopies of trees. Well maintained. The monkeys seems to be not afraid of people so they tend to come closer if you offer them food. Good place to take pictures.
  • Well organised tourist attention. From a drivers perspective there is very straightforward parking and the parking fees are included in the ticket. Though it’s best to approach from gate 1 and not gate 3 as gate 3 have very limited parking. The forest itself was interesting in terms of what Bali is doing to help preserve the species of monkey, but there were a LOT of tourists. To be expected. We did get some serene moments in places within the conservation zone. Also, say hi to Nelson the blind monkey who has his own enclosure.
  • This is such a magical and exciting place unlike any other! It was so beautiful and the monkeys are so entertaining and fun to watch. Not only do you get to experience them monkeying around but you get to interact and feed them as well. It was so much fun and an unforgettable experience. The workers were well trained at the monkeys responded well to their commands. The area was clean and so awesome to explore its beauty and greenery. I cannot wait to go back!
  • The site has been upgraded to make it more accessible to visitors. There is a new visitors centre with ample parking. Toilets are available throughout the park. There is also a wooden walkway that provides a scenic route linking the main temple to the spring temple. The monkeys can be a little aggressive but there are ample signboards in different languages that teach visitors not to get into any monkey business.
  • Beautiful forest that took us 1.5 hours to explore.. but you can be here for 4 hours and not be bored. You’ll see the monkeys interacting with each other and just doing their own thing. Do not bring any food or even a bottled water- they will jump on you and take it. I saw a monkey take someone’s earrings off... keep your bags fully closed my friends.
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