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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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Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

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It is nice to see a place where the forest and the monkeys are well-protected.

I liked the place the way it is and I liked that the shops are outside. I like the forest, and I am amazed that they were able to turn a forest into a tourism destination. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I liked the place the way it is and I liked that the shops are outside. I like the forest, and I am amazed that they were able to turn a forest into a tourism destination. I didn't like the way the uninformed tourists treat the monkeys, giving them human food and water bottle, which they didn't really know how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the Monkey Forest as part of a day tour around Bali. They say that elephants never forget but apparently the monkeys here also never forget. Our guide once intimidated the monkeys on an earlier visit and ever since they have attacked him when he visits so these days he waits outside. There are a lot of monkeys ranging... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must-see in Ubud but there is no need to spend much time there. The monkeys are nice as long as one behaves normally. Unfortunately some tourists do not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Being an animal lover I absolutely loved it here. The monkeys are everywhere and they come so close to you. Just be so careful not to upset them, they have been known to bite and even carry deadly diseases. So as long as you use common sense, it's a pretty awesome experience! The entrance fee is quite low and if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I loved how friendly the staff were. And how they kept the place very nice and tidy. Lots of mosquitos, definitely use mosquitos spray. The monkeys not very bad, they learn to behave, but still watch out for your things, because they can pickpocket your bags. The vibe was serene, the temple was very ancient

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This was an interesting place to visit, it doesn't take long but it is worth a visit. There are plenty of Monkeys around and you can buy bananas to feed them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

I love monkeys. I've always found primates to be fascinating and hilarious, so when I travel I try to visit places where I can see apes and monkeys in the wild. And Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a great place to see long-tailed macaques in action. Although some reviewers have raised concerns about safety in Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you listen to what you're told and don't hide food, the monkeys won't bother you. Respect that you're visiting their home and you'll be fine. It's a beautiful place and was amazing to see monkeys of all ages playing and frolicking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

The monkey forest is SO FUN!! you get to buy bananas to feed the monkeys, but look out! cause they'll climb up you and steal the whole bunch! Staff is fun and helpful. Monkeys are adorable and dirty! Saw a monkey bite a lady after she engaged it too much so be kind and remember you're in their home. Favorate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I really like this place. Monkeys everywhere. You can feed them and with the help of the guide they can also climb on you. :-D

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