Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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4 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.  Full review →



A haven for shutterbugs and children, Ubud's Monkey Forest is home to dozens of Balinese macaques. Full review →

Obey the many "Do Not Feed" signs

Frommer's 35

The towering tree clusters here are home to a troop of bad-tempered but photogenic primates that swing from branches, cannonball into pools. Full review →

Make sure you have no other food on you—they’ll smell it.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This cool and dense swath of jungle... houses three holy temples. The sanctuary is inhabited by a band of grey-haired and greedy long-tailed Balinese macaques. Full review →

Irritating recorded warnings (and signs) list of all the ways monkeys can cause trouble: avoid eye contact and showing your teeth, including smiling, which is deemed a sign of aggression.

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