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“Monkeys galore”

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
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Private Tour: All about Ubud Full-Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 136 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 April 14, 2014

A must do visit when in Ubud. We were staying about 200m away from the forest so were also able to see the monkeys on the road whenever we ventured out of our villa and on our roof stealing coconuts. It's 30000Rp for adults and 20000Rp for children below 12 to enter. It does get busy but not so much that it's impossible to get up close to the monkeys should you wish to. Some of them can be a bit aggressive and the children were a little spooked when they were chased by a large monkey but there are people wandering round to keep them in check. They are a bit cheeky and there are warnings at the entrance to remove sunglasses and hats etc before going in.

Thank pinkchampagne07
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

The forest is small, well protected, with a Temple and a nice river. But most important, it is packed with Monkeys! You'll see big and baby ones, still with their mother.
Watch your water bottles, they will steal them to drink, and no need to buy bananas, they will come over you all the same...

Thank Noctanet
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Grounds are really well-kept and lovely to walk around in. My favorite was the temple down by the waterfall; there were lots of beautiful sculptures and foliage to look at, very picturesque.

Beware the monkeys, though! They can get extremely bold and are very intelligent. They jumped on my boyfriend (literally, two monkeys jumped on him!) when they saw him carrying a bunch of bananas we got from the vendors at the entrance, and within five minutes all the bananas were gone! I definitely beat my boyfriend, though, because a few minutes later a monkey jumped on me and yanked my pearl earring straight from my ear, then booked it up a tree! I was irritated at the time, but if I'm going to lose my pearl earring, I wouldn't have lost it any other way... makes for a good vacation story. :P

So yeah... overall, I recommend this place, but keep all shiny objects to yourself, and if you must feed the monkeys, stick those bananas in a bag.

1  Thank Lulustar89
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Monkey Forest is a must see when in Ubud, there are plenty of resident monkeys around to see and photograph as well as the beautiful temples throughout. Before entering the forest area there is a sign warning you not to hide food as the monkeys will find it - this is very true and should be taken seriously. My husband was covered with baby monkeys trying to reach the bananas that he had held up high (in attempt to release them slowly) - as cute as it was, he ended up losing all the bananas and it was actually a bit frightening!
Children should DEFINITELY be supervised, as many tourists seemed to forget that these monkeys are WILD animals and therefore should be treated as such.

Thank SMatto
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Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

This is a must when in Ubud as the grounds are surrounded by lush green Balinese forest and seeing the monkeys in it is surreal! But there are a few things you should not do!! Do not take food, soft drink or buy Banana's as the Monkeys will hound you as soon as you walk in and can get quite aggressive! Do not take a bag, anything in your pockets or under a pram as the monkeys will search these items for food! Do not sit down unless you want a monkey to jump on you and if you have nothing for them, can again get quite agressive! And do not put your hands in your bag or pockets as this is the way they are taught that you have something they might want! Other than that it is a great experience to see the monkeys you just need to follow those rules!

Thank MartyBal
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