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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
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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Bring nothing, attach all your loose ends and don't touch the monkeys!

You buy bananas and the rascals take the whole bunch off you aggressively. Might be best not to buy any and just watch others!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

ive been there before and even the last time whas very nice. the area is very nice ,bud you need to put all away from them . once thy take a thing ,not easy to get it back from them. so hide all in pockets that you can close or all in a backpak . all so beware of all... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

To be honest, I feel like the monkeys take away from the temples and other areas of this park. The monkeys are overweight and far too comfortable with humans. I suppose that's what makes it an attraction, but I'm not a huge fan of seeing "wildlife" in that type of setting. Come for a few pictures of monkeys, but spend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to both the Sangeh Monkey Forest and the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. The Sangeh Monkey Forest had far less people and was far less crazy. In fact, my husband was bit by a monkey in the Ubud forest so had to get the rabies vaccination (which was impossible to find in Bali--this was not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You buy bananas and the rascals take the whole bunch off you aggressively. Might be best not to buy any and just watch others!

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing the monkeys & there were SO many monkeys everywhere in a natural habitat! They are mischievous as ever so don't carry food in your bags, only if you want to feed them bananas.. Would definitely recommend

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the place to visit well before the tourists arrive. If you go early in the morning you will see the monkeys playing and interacting with each other rather than worrying about seeing what monkey business they can get up to with some poor unsuspecting tourist. Certainly at this time of day do not take in any food with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The sacred monkey forest is one of the main attractions of Ubud; very central and only 300 Rp entrance fee. We spent about 3 hour wandering around and feeding the monkeys. Do not leave things hanging on your bag or water bottles in site and they are very crafty and will try and steel them. We brought bananas in there,... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

First, visiting the Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a no-brainer if you've already travelled to Ubud - entry is very cheap, the forest/temple environment attractive, and the monkeys definitely interesting. While probably coming across very sanctimonious and petty, my wife and I did feel a bit conflicted about the setup of this 'attraction' - the monkeys are clearly dependent on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The monkeys here are very active and mischevious. Do not let your guard down and always follow the rules. DO NOT bring in any food other than bananas. Its not good for them and causes very viscious fights. Baby monkeys are cute but watch out for the mother. Take heed of the no smiling directly at them, as the monkeys... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is definitely a unique experience and a must while in Bali! Make sure you buy bananas and let the money climb on you to get them!

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