Monkey Forest

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So anyways, last time I went to Monkey Forest, I got bitten. For a small bite it required a lot of rabies immunisations when I got home. I told you about that here.

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It was, however, my own stupid fault- I’d reached for whatever was being pulled from my girlfriend’s handbag at the same time as the monkey did. It ended up being an empty water bottle- something I only realised when it was too late. Speaking of which, we watched a monkey with a water bottle manage to open it and get the water out. Perhaps mine was just thirsty.

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Having said that, I find these greedy, manky little creatures fascinating and full of fun- which is why Monkey Forest, despite being the most touristy place in Ubud, was absolutely on our list to visit.

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Also, the whole forest has a cool, Indiana Jones feel to it- without the huge bird eating spiders and poison darts…at least I hope not…although you should see the size of the spider hanging off the bridge near our room…just saying…

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The temple inside is interesting, and the antics of the young monkeys ducking and diving into the water is giggle worthy.

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Yes, the photo below is blurry, but you get the idea.

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Our favourite game? Spot the monkey mark. Somehow these clever little guys know exactly which tourists to target- and they’re rarely wrong.

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What else?

  • Entry is 30,000IDR per adult.
  • 20,000 IDR will buy you a bunch of small bananas, and 50,000IDR will buy a large bunch. Despite the hawkers outside, buy your bananas in the forest.

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  • Don’t attempt to hide food- they know you have it. The monkey in the pic below was trying to persuade Grant to give up his. He asked nicely the first time, and then got a little more demanding.

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  • Zip your bag up, secure your sunglasses, and make sure there is nothing available to steal.
  • Enjoy…

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Comments

2 comments on “Monkey Forest”
  1. Deborah says:

    Love those pics of you. You don’t look at all panicked!

    1. Jo says:

      Lol, no, not panicked at all. I’m firmly in the “like them” camp.

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