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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred temples and lush greenery.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
+62 361 971304
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Place is very nice do not take backpacks or any moderate or big bags because monkeys will try to open it there you can see shows or just monkeys behaving in nature

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 200hanik
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be, the handlers were vigilant at all times. As for the monkeys, they were relaxed and very funny to watch as they played in their new water play ground. I’ve never seen a monkey cannonball into the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice walk through the forest and seeing old temple statues ect but very underwhelming and very very busy. Expect long delays when leaving the forest

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lianzai
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really cool to see the monkeys up close. They were everywhere. The space is beautiful, and it seems like the monkeys are well treated. However the novelty wore off pretty quickly.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ilooklikepeter
Reviewed yesterday

Do not book a tour, the fee to enter is small. Follow the walkway. There are feeding stations where yams are cut up for the monkeys. They are well feed, not a nousence, and not threatening. Follow the instructions and just take photos

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank beenthereVancouver
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The monkey Forrest is a must see when visiting Ubud. A very well set up and maintained location with stunning nature on display. The monkeys are pretty relaxed, as long as you leave them alone. If you pressure them they will rightfully react. The location...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 591matthiasb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent place for a visit. Monkeys are quite laid back and are not interested in visitors. Beautiful settings and a good trip.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 206prashantg
Reviewed yesterday

This forest is a must see. So many monkeys that I could have stayed all day walking and watching. Be careful, the monkeys will grab things out of bags, backpacks,and even sunglasses off your face.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrenOb
Reviewed yesterday

It was a perfect experience that enjoyed with my friend. The ticket was cheap. Do not take food with you!xaxa

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tania s
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good experience for first time visit, a fair bit of walking. Don’t take food or water bottles and don’t look them in the eye!

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 23, 2018|
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Response from janet m | Reviewed this property |
No never heard of them. I use ubudareatours great guy who speaks english, can highly recommend.
September 19, 2018|
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Response from D8821PSfredb |
There are many flat paths and trails and someramps next to stairs. That said, you won’t be able to see many parts of the Park. However, you could easily spend a very pleasant hour or two in the Park and see plenty of... More
September 19, 2018|
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Response from Larina D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not too sure because it is a forest after all. There are a lot of stairs and bridges, and the terrain has ups and downs.
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