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Reviewed December 8, 2014

Interesting place to visit. Those little monkeys can get a little vicious thou. Be careful. Don't feed them unless you want them pulling on your pants or if you are in shorts, it will be your legs.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank Karen B
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

would definitely recommend taking the trip over to ubud to visit the monkey forest. we has heard that there was another temple and moneys to see in Uluwatu and we did visit both. If you only have time for one, this is the one to choose. We also did the Kintamani volcano and rice terraces on the same day.

The monkey forest is also part of a national park i believe so there is a small fee on entrance, i think it was around 30,000 IDR, a little less for children. The sanctuary is quite big, there is no guided tour but it you don't really need one. Walking around is its own beauty.

The monkeys we were warned not to feed, they may be aggressive, keep valuables like cameras and small objects like glasses packed away or held tight as the monkeys are little pick pockets. By our experience, the monkeys were not at all aggressive. There are stalls inside where you can purchase some fruit to give to the monkeys, we did so but chose not to hold the fruit. Instead we sat down and one of the staff dangled the fruit above us so the monkeys jumped over and sat on our shoulders, heads, ,laps - basically anywhere they wanted. DO NOT TOUCH THE MONKEYS YOURSELF, this is what will cause them to bite you. Otherwise they are fine. If a monkey is jumped on you, simply stand up and walk away it will hop off on its own.

We had a brilliant time, took loads of photos! Outside the sanctuary there is a line of stalls similar to those in Kuta if you want to shop or get something small to eat.

Bottom line: worth the visit, don't touch the monkeys, but let them interact with you. don't be scared off by horror stories, but also don't treat them like you're pet dog :)

Date of experience: December 2014
Thank aayyssee
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

Was a nice walk with Monkeys, bring you near to nature, Monkeys are considered sacred in Bali, but why, here is the surprising answer no one has seen a dead monkey ever, various researches have been conducted, but all failed, its said that once or twice some monkeys have been video recorded digging and dumping dead monkeys but when same place has been digged again, no fossils are being found, hence one big reason
Monkey Forest of course is a must visit place if you are in and around Ubud.

Though be little alert when monkeys are around, though they generally dont hurt but they are attracted towards colours/ Food so can be jewellary etc so try be cautious while moving around.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Vandita27
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had a great time whilst at the the Monkey Forest. Even had a baby monkey climb onto both my husband and I. You need to just not have food on you and keep your distance from any monkey's showing aggression towards each other.

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

If it's your first time to Ubud, this is a must see. The transformation of the tropical rainforest it was 25 years ago into a modern day open air park is astounding. The monkeys come right up to you and you can safely feed them with bananas, potatoes, or corn. They will steal anything not attached and take it home, so watch your belongings.

Date of experience: November 2014
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