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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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Address: Ubud 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
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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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Great fun, able to feed monkeys by hand. Do not go if afraid of monkeys as they are very tame. Ubud is hot, take water!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Andy Y
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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The first time we went to Bali we went to Uluwatu Temple where I had a terrible encounter with a monkey. I was posing near a cliff for a photo when suddenly a monkey appeared and snatched my eyeglasses. It wouldn't give me back my eyeglasses until a ranger threw a boiled egg at it in exchange for my eyeglasses.... More 

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Balikpapan, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great fun, able to feed monkeys by hand. Do not go if afraid of monkeys as they are very tame. Ubud is hot, take water!

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Thank Andy Y
Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent a lovely couple of hours wandering under the shady canopy of the beautiful gardens at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. It was interesting to watch the monkeys of all ages do their thing, i.e. Taking bananas off tourists, scratch each other's backs, pick fleas out of their fur and just be playful. We didn't see any aggression from any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Temples here are stunning and are the central point. The monkeys are literally everywhere from the car park as you arrive with hundreds living in the grounds. The area is brilliant with them having jungle to be 'monkeys' but be warned, they are not shy and can become aggressive. They know people mean food and will clamber on you... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Absolutely horrible experience. Kids screaming & crying. My husband had 3 monkeys on him at once, one of which was trying to take things out of his shorts pocket. As he struggled to remove the monkeys they bit him breaking the skin. Awful place & awful experience. Frightening for young children too.

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Thank karend89
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a lot of fun feeding the monkeys with bananas. They come and sit on your shoulder when you hold up a banana. But careful, they bite! Be sure you are vaccinated for rabies and tetanus. Otherwise if you have been biten go to the 24h medical doctor on monkey forest road.

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Thank Marie L
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Listen to the guides, one boy stroked the monkey whilst he was eating....not a good idea, as this boy found out. The rules are clear, the staff speak perfect English. Let the monkey take a banana from you, if the monkey wants to climb on you, just let them. Personally I just walked around enjoyed the Balinese temples and watched... More 

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Thank pauldel2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

if do travelers in Bali you should visit this park, friendly monkey and so many of them, nice place to see, thanks

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So nice to walk around and see the monkeys. You can buy food to feed them and they are even walking around outside the temple

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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All monkeys have been vaccinated for rabies which will put your mind at rest when a monkey launches itself at your face. Great experience and these cheeky monkeys will let you know who runs the show.

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