With the chance to explore an enchanting forest with both sacred sites and hundreds of monkeys roaming freely, a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali is an experience you won’t want to miss!
Planning Your Visit
This popular attraction can be found in Ubud’s Padangtegal village and is relatively easy to access from a centrally located Bali resort hotel. The site is open from 08:30 am to 05:30 pm making it an ideal place to visit on an excursion to Ubud from beachside properties the likes of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort as well.
What to Expect
The Ubud Monkey Forest is home to more than 700 monkeys, namely long-tailed macaques. This is a sanctuary for them and they are quite bold when it comes to approaching human visitors; we are after all guests in their kingdom! You can see these playful and mischievous primates swinging in the trees, eating and socialising with each other.
Keep in Mind
These monkeys are wild animals and you need to keep that in mind. Also, remember:
• It is prohibited to feed the monkeys
• Do not bring plastic / paper bags
• Do not touch the monkeys
• Do not run or shout if approached by monkeys
• Take care of your personal belongings
More to See
Of course, this forest has more than just monkeys to discover! As you walk along paved pathways through the forest you will also come across ancient temples and intriguing relics, some covered in moss. Among the highlights are Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, a 14th century temple and Pura Beji, a sacred bathing temple.
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