Visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali
Tips on Visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest
As with most things in Bali visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Avoid having any loose items on you such as glasses, hats or phones in your hand. Everytime I took a photo with my phone both hands gripped it as if my life depended on it. Do not bring any food into the forest even in your backpack, they are smart and will go inside. I do not recommend feeding the monkeys and posing for photos with them. The monkeys can carry diseases and unless you have rabies vaccines, it is wise to keep a safe distance from them. As Ashley cautioned me avoid direct eye contact with the monkeys. Steer clear of the babies as the parents are very protective.
What to Wear to Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest not matter what time of year will be hot and humid. I would recommend wearing something loose fitting and breathable. If you plan to stay for a few hours and walk the trails wear sneakers. It’s a good idea to bring a rain jacket as it does rain in Ubud often. Do not carry hats, sunglasses or big jewelry as these are easy targets for the monkeys to steal. If you want to take photos wearing white will pop against all the greenery.
Ubud Monkey Forest Costs
For adults it is IDR 80,000 ( 5.72 USD). For children the cost is IDR 60,000 (4.29 USD). If you plan to feed the monkeys than bring extra cash to purchase bananas. There are tours available but it is very manageable to do it on your own.
Ubud Monkey Forest Location
– Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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