Roaming-Free Monkeys in The Island of The Gods

I am sure many have heard about Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali. It is one the must-go-to places in Bali. It is located in Monkey Forest Street in Ubud. If you don’t want to get stuck in traffic to get to Ubud from other parts in Bali, I’d suggest you to stay in Ubud instead.

If you want to see one of the oldest site in Bali, this is the place. It is soothing. And it has monkeys roaming around freely. Before I went there, I read articles warning me about the nasty behavior of the monkeys: picking glasses, grabbing bags, and all that. But thankfully, they all behaved well. I saw some tourists playing around with the monkeys and they seem tamed. But still, you need to take precaution. Guard your camera and make sure you don’t give them any food or even show them the food in your bags!

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This is how it looks like after I pass ticket booth. There is something about this place that is so soothing. I like this place already!

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Once you passed the entrance, this is how the forest looks like. The air is just so refreshing

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Just what I like, trees and trees.

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Once you walk in, you’ll see monkeys like EVERYWHERE. They are not shy to human. Seems like these two are chatting ;D

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Cute little monkey enjoying himself 🙂

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Nope. They are not afraid of human at all

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They are fooling around… I think

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Walking deeper in the forest to see the temple

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Starting from this point onward, you won’t see any monkey around. They are everywhere but not here. Strange, isn’t it? There are temples in there. It is believed to be most sacred place of the forest. Even monkeys don’t want to mess around.

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Still… No monkey in sight

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There is a way down. I thought it’d lead me somewhere but apparently it’s a dead-end to a river ;p

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Some very old trees

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Really, really, really old trees

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