We asked our driver to drop us off at one end of the Jalan Raya Ubud, the main street that runs through the center of town. We did some temple sightseeing, had lunch, shopped at the market for souvenirs and afterwards met up with our driver again who drove us to the famous monkey forest.
The Monkey Forest is definitely on the top of the must-see list in Ubud. There are about 700 species of monkeys and 186 trees in the forest. I for one am not a big fan of monkeys, so of course we took ALL the precautions in order to not come in contact with the monkeys because they are a little crazy.
These precautions being: not wearing jewelry, leaving our backpack behind (which is not necessary, you can just be sure to close it well and not have anything in outside pockets), not carrying food and buying bananas to feed them, avoiding getting too close when taking photos, etc. There’s tons of resources online if you’re planning on visiting. You’ll see lots of signs with rules/tips below.
Of course my camera battery died while we were there… so I wasn’t able to capture as much as I wanted. But on the positive side we successfully made it out without getting jumped or attacked by monkeys!
Ubud Monkey Forest
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud,
Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:30PM
Fee: IDR 50,000 (Adults) / IDR 40,000 (Children)