Both a protected reserve and a temple complex, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary shelters several hundred long-tailed Balinese macaques. The monkeys get their nourishment from the forest staff, which feeds them sweet potatoes several times a day. Though you can't give the monkeys peanuts, cookies, or other snacks, you can purchase bananas if you want to feed the little ones yourself--just be prepared for a lot of attention from these cheeky creatures, and stow away valuables and shiny objects. This jungle sanctuary contains three temples, allegedly constructed in the 14th century. Keep in mind you can enter sacred sections of the temples only if you wear traditional praying clothes. Stop by the forest office near the main entrance, which accepts donations and provides detailed information about the sanctuary's history and significance. Using our custom trip planner, Ubud attractions like Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Reviews
This place gets 10/10 from all my children. We are generally avoiding places with animals after being horrified in Vietnam and reading mixed reviews for most places here. For every person writing... more »
I was anxious about visiting here but many of my friends had been and recommended this. Its great to see the monkeys in their natural environment. They will not come near you unless you have a water..... more »
Good place to spend couple of hours. It's very nice to walk around the monkeys. Not only you see monkeys, but also you could see the architecture of the buildings, sculptures, nature, temples. Be careful if you feed the monkeys, sometimes they can be aggressive. Monkeys may take your camera or phone. Recommend to go early morning, it will be less crowded and you can take good photos.
Nice place to spend a few hours walking inside a small forest. The monkeys are very well behaved and they let you enjoy their presence while you take pictures. There are few places which have breathtaking view of the trees. A few monkeys who are old and injured, are kept separately and are very well taken care of.
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