I love The Monkey Forest for the amazing awesomeness it offers to people! Live monkeys literally running up your legs to your head and grabbing bananas from your hands. Where else can you do this?
BUT, you have to use caution. These guys get over fed and have learned to intimidate and even become aggressive to the tourist. If you have something they want, don't try to tug of war with them. My daughter was bit, friends have been scratched and snapped at.
It's like anything.... this is their home. We are entering their territory and we need to respect it. For photos and incredible memories, this is a must do! Just be smart and don't try to contain or hold the monkeys!
The entrance fee is like $5.00 but if you look to the left of Monkey Forest, or ask your driver, there is an alley where you will see motorbikes. If you walk down that alley, for those of you on a backpackers budget, you can see the monkeys everywhere too! If you have food, they will come to you.
I think adding that last information is only fair. I have been on a budget and wanted to visit places I really couldn't afford to. So, tips like this help everyone.
Oh, last thing! Go to the market BEFORE you plan to feed them. The bananas there are too expensive and they don't bargain well. They know they can get premium price since you are already there! And, the monkeys eat as much as you give them so stock up and then hide those bananas so they cant see them!
Enjoy and be safe!
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