Visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

Visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud

A visit to the Sacred #Monkey Forest Sanctuary in #Ubud is an absolute must. It is an #affordable and memorable experience. Just make sure that you take care of your personal belongings as these monkeys are...well...monkeys after all!


When vising Bali one must make a point to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud. This extraordinary forest hosts over 600 Balinese long-tailed macaques. “The presence of sacred forest is a demonstration of the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature. In Bali, sanctuaries such as the Monkey Forest are usually in sacred village areas, often surrounded by temples. 

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When vising Bali one must make a point to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud. 

These cultural sanctuaries are not only an important part of Balinese heritage, but also an important part of everyday life.” The entry fee is 50,000 rupiah (approx. 3.75 USD). Before entering take heed and read the rules and guidelines very carefully as it can save you from a monkey attack. A few of the key rules worth mentioning are:

1. Don’t have any exposed containers/personal items on your being. Before I even had a chance to read this rule, my hand sanitizer was hijacked right out of the side pocket of my camera bag by a monkey. That little guy was so fast as he sprinted down the street that there was no hope of recovering my sanitizer.

Monkey on the streets
Monkey on the streets
It's an amazing place!
It's an amazing place!

Anticipate a good hour to spend at the sanctuary and then when you’ve had enough monkey business, head on into the town of Ubud that has a ton of great places to shop and eat.

It was great!
It was great!

Three hours was not enough time to conquer Ubud’s mega shopping area, but we plan to re-visit in the future.

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