When in Indonesia: Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud. It's a go-to place to be with nature. And a visit in the heart of Ubud won't be complete without seeing a troop of monkeys in the Ubud Monkey Forest. It is a sacred sanctuary with over 600 long-tailed monkeys running free.


First of all, I want to say that I conquered my mini fear with monkeys! (which can be traced from childhood because my nanny used to tell me that monkeys can pull my hair and never let me go. LOL.) So anyway, it was here when I realized that monkeys are harmless. I guess what's important is not to bother or annoy them in any way. 
Aside from the monkeys. it is a highlight that this place is surrounded by so many trees. And they are so huge! Look at how the roots and the vines are crawling all over the bridge. I suppose these trees are very old now and have been there for years as witness to this sanctuary. As said, some of the trees here are considered holy and used in spiritual practices. 


There are also three temples here, namely: Pura Dalem Agung (or the Main Temple), Beji Temple, and Prajapati Temple. 
The Ubud Monkey Forest is open from 8:30AM to 6:00PM daily. Entrance ticket costs 40,000 IDR for adults and 30,000 IDR for children.



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