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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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Open Now: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 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 December 1, 2011

Definitely check out the monkeys! 30 minutes was long enough. Hold on to your cameras, bags, hats, etc - the monkeys will jump on you and take them! Cheeky Monkeys!

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

Too many are feeding the monkeys so they have been conditioned to run up and attack to get bananas whether you have them or not. They will grab your water bottles and claw your sarong & try to pull it off. And we never even...More

Date of experience: November 2011
1  Thank Terry Moran F
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Buy some bananas and keep them in your bag if you want to interact with the monkeys. Be aware that they might jump on you. If you can see monkeys in the wild (e.g. in the mountains) that is more fun though.

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

monkeys in this park well behaved as they are regularly fed by park attendants. plenty of scenery to look at and film

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Make sure that you buy some bananas to give the monkeys a treat. But remember to hide them!

Date of experience: November 2011
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Arrive here in the morning while it's still fresh and not many tourist. Enjoy the clean fresh air and the greens. Explore the path to find ponds, temples, river and monkeys. I don't recommend to feed the monkey, because they are already fed regularly by...More

Date of experience: December 2010
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This place is worth a visit. Purchase bananas at the enteance but keep them WELL HIDDEN... I got chased by a big monkey and he snatched the whole bunch of bananas out of my hands. Actuall i kinda tossed it to him once i realized...More

Date of experience: November 2011
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

This monkey forest is no joke! There are literally monkeys everywhere. Watch your step....also your sunglasses, wallet, backpack, etc. There is a small fee to enter and another small fee of you would like to buy bananas to feed to the monkeys. It is a...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2011

Maybe it was because I didnt have Bananas to give him... or maybe it was because he didnt like having his photo taken, but a Monkey grabbed onto my leg and bit me. The sights were nice, and the monkeys were funny-- but I think...More

Date of experience: November 2011
2  Thank SarahJean22
Reviewed November 24, 2011

If it's your first time in Bali you will go here. It's where all the tourists go. You will be surrounded by tourists. But you know what? It's ok. The monkey forest is beautiful. The monkeys are adorable (and much friendlier than those at Ulu...More

Date of experience: October 2011
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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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