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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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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among...

In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred temples and lush greenery.

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Worth a visit to see the fearless monkeys and soak in the ambience of a forest and a lovely temple

As the name suggests, this is a serene and also a sacred place. We happened to visit when a Hindu burial was taking place, interesting experience. There are numerous monkeys all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Set in a beautiful forest full of cheeky monkies! They are very tame and are fed all the time so they will come up to you, climb on you and look in your pockets for food! There is also a holy spring temple with a beautiful old tree and bridge spanning a little stream. I think you can walk around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

unlike the friendly monkeys at Uluwatu - these monkeys are aggressive and will bite. beware, especially if you bring food (which i would caution against). monkey bites = rabies shots. that being said, it is worth the visit when in Ubud.

Thank Brandi R
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As the name suggests, this is a serene and also a sacred place. We happened to visit when a Hindu burial was taking place, interesting experience. There are numerous monkeys all over the place, we heeded the advice of some other travelers and did not carry anything which the monkeys could snatch (including food). We walked around the forest and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of reviews I saw before visiting the Monkey Forest gave the impression that every visitor would be attacked by monkeys as soon as they entered the site. This is not the case at all, but it pays to adhere to the rules which are displayed prominently throughout the Forest. The monkeys are very tame and the baby ones... More 

Thank Steph C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unique experience with monkeys in monkey forest. Close encounter with countless monkey with beautiful stone statue

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of my favorite spots in Bali. The monkeys are adorable, but some can get aggressive if you have bananas. They'll jump all over you until you give up the bananas lol. The forest has beautiful statues and huge banyan trees.

Thank Valerie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Sacred Monkey Forest is situated a very short distance from the main street of Ubud This is truely a forest of monkeys The monkeys are very well fed on sweet potato and bananas, but hold onto your water bottles and bags Wonderful scenery, clean and green Temples and a deer stable Admission $3 AUD, pay in RP 30.000

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well, it is something to do while in Ubud. And it's a way to give your kids a lifetime fear of monkies. We had heard that the monkies would jump you if you carried snacks or waterbottles, so we didn't. This didn't stop the evil little bastards from attacking us three times anyways. Luckily, other people were attacked as well,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A serene forest densely populated by monkies. It is their domain which must be respected. Violators will be greeted with bared canines. You can buy bananas to feed the monkies but in my opinion, this causes a feeding frenzy resulting in violence. The visitors bring plastic water bottles which are often snatched by the monkies and then discarded on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When I was entering to Ubud Monkey Forest, my car driver Ketut warned me about the aggressiveness of the monkeys inside the forest. Once I entered I have seen monkeys are sitting here and there with their family. The look of Ubud monkeys are not like usual monkeys available in Indian sub continent. They have a good shape Mustache which... More 

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