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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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Address: | Jalan Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62 361 971304
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred...
In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred temples and lush greenery.
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visit this attraction while in Ubud. Go early in the morning while it is stil very clean and not a lot of visitors. Just keep your spectecals in a save place and if a monkey do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

visit this attraction while in Ubud. Go early in the morning while it is stil very clean and not a lot of visitors. Just keep your spectecals in a save place and if a monkey do jump on you just stand still cover year rings and wait for him to leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was fun!!! We got to see the monkeys and hold the fruit bats. It was scare to hold the fruit bats but we did and and loved it. Make sure to wash your hands after. Don 't were glasses or take bags in the monkey think you have food and might jump on you and there is two monkeys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

After reading some of the reviews I thought I'd be spending a lot of money to be trampled and mauled by monkeys. However, that is simply not true. It is only 30,000IDR (this is a fixed price with clear signs telling you this contrary to some other reviews). The monkeys only jump on you if you sit down right next... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It's worth a visit. Entrance is 30,000 rupiahs per person. You can spend a few hours here just wandering around, looking at the beautiful temples inside the forest setting. The monkeys are entertaining, but not afraid of coming right up to people. We didn't buy the bananas to feed them as we saw quite a few people getting mobbed by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

To be honest I was a little freaked out by them, especially some of the older ones - they looked like they wanted to kill me. The babies were super cute. Just not my cup of tea really :-)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

If you like monkeys, you'll enjoy this interaction. They are well fed so not super aggressive but they will climb up you and grab the water from your bag. If you buy bananas from the vendors to feed them, know that the monkeys will climb up you to get to them. If that sounds like fun, go for it. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

and we enjoyed our couple of hours ambling around this sanctuary. I would advise going in the am as there are less people and it is not so hot. Price is cheap enough for everyone to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Within 10 mins walking distance of Ubud this is well worth a visit. A low entry fee of 30,000IDR is money well spent. Stating the obvious its a temple type layout absolutely full of various types of monkey. These range from cute to irritating and everything in between which makes it entertainment. Don't go if you're afraid one might jump... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The whole experience of the place - magic. I felt myself like in some movie - roots of ancient banyan trees, silence, old statues. monkeys..... I was glad i came there only 1.5 hours before closure - that's why there were not so many people and i could see all. I even managed to feed monkeys with the guard there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

After hearing many comments on this monkey forest I expected monkeys everywhere, climbing up on all of the people in this forest that were human.Thankfully many people allowed the monkeys to just be normal, without harassment and enjoy their freedom that many of us have hoped over the years, would be a feature rather than cages and zoos. But I... More 

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