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“Worth a visit but too many tourists”

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 139 things to do in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred temples and lush greenery.
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I wouldn't tell people not to go there but be prepared to be surrounded by lots of other tourists. The forrest is nice so don't forget to visit all the part of the site. Monkeys can be really friendly but sometimes they can become a bit aggressive (not too dangerous don't worry). A lot of Balinese people sell some fruits to the tourists who want to feed the monkeys to get a picture.

2  Thank JadePerth_974
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

When in Rome.....I suppose it was neat to see "Wild Monkey's", but after 10 minutes I was a bit scared of all those monkeys jumping around. One jumped on a woman near me and she freaked out and started for the exit immediately. I too didn't stay long, but if you like wildlife and being in the middle of it go for it! Its only $2 usd to enter, but keep an eye on your belonging and dont bring in food or they will get it/you!

1  Thank Yates26
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The place belongs to the monkeys. If you think otherwise you are in for a big surprise. If you do take food in you are most at risk of attack but even if you don't stay well away from railings if the monkey wants to pass by. I didn't and was bitten on the back. Iodine and disinfectant solved the problem at the first aid station. There are so many of the monkeys that it is very difficult to see behind you. Yes they will jump on you even without food. Enjoy the temples and forest but be prepared for aggression from your hosts.

Thank Jacko070
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

So nice (what is not nice in Bali??). Good to go for a walk, and have pictures. The monkies can be scary at some points (clever animals...!) but lovely place

1  Thank Moleculaaburrida
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

before you go: No food to feed the monkeys, no sparkles of any kind (I had some on my skirt) and be aware of your surroundings. It was fun to watch the monkeys and to see the little ones but they are aggressive from everyone feeding them.

Thank konacar
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