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.
Tours to Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 10 hours
Full-Day Bali Island Tour Including Mt Batur the Sacred Monkey Forest and a 2-Hour Spa Treatment BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $88
Duration: 11 hours
Private Tour in Ubud: All Best Nature, Culture and Heritage BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $29
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Reviews
About a 1000 animals monkeying around in front of x thousand tourist - highly commercial but somehow fun place to visit - it’s like monkey Disneyland in a Balinese forest/temple setting a- still fun t... more »
Good for a relaxed couple of hours if you visit Ubud. The monkeys seem accustomed to visitors and just go about their usual routine. We left our backpacks and handbags in the car based on previous rev... more »
I absolutely loved the money forest. Its an animal attraction where the animals are the ones that run the show not people. It's clearly their home and we have to be the respectful visitors. The guides are amazing and do a great job protecting the monkeys and the people. It's a well kept park and an unforgettable experience. Please respect the rules and the monkeys and enjoy yourselves!!!
This is absolutely worth it!! You will get amazing photos of monkeys and get to see them monkeying around, eating, and grooming. Great excursion for the whole family or solo travelers. The sanctuary is almost completely shaded from large trees so you won't be hot walking around. Don't bring food in your bag or loose items!! The monkeys will jump on you
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