Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in the heart of Ubud, Bali. The Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village.
For just 40,000 ($4 AUD) you can spend a morning getting lost in the forest surrounded by families of local monkeys. Beware though, they're super cheeky and will make every effort to get into your bag or to climb up you to grab a banana, which you can buy in the forest from the guides.
Aside from the monkeys, the main reason most people visit, the forest is home to a huge species of trees and an array of hindu temples built in the 1300s. I love the bridge pictured above, and the massive tree which surrounds it.
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Open daily 08:30-18:00
Phone: +62 361 971304
Have you been to Ubud monkey forest before?xo