Bali isn’t just about sandy beaches, turquoise water, beach bars, bikinis, swimwear etc. The abundance of nature, deep rooted culture, and amazing wild life makes Bali one of the most favourite tourist destinations. A perfect combination of this is Ubud’s Sacred Monkey forest. A well known natural reserve, the forest is owned and managed by the local villagers. As the name suggests the forest inhabits hundreds of long tailed monkeys in their natural habitat. It is a visual delight to see them climb the trees and canopies, laze around, snatch away your belongings and at times mimic and imitate you. The forest also has numerous species of trees which enhance the beauty of the entire forest. A walkway has been beautifully built which comforts the travellers walking inside. Tourists can stand, look around and feed the monkeys very comfortably.
Apart from nature, this place is made more special due to the ancient temples built throughout the forest. The temples have impeccable carvings and sculptures of monkeys and dragons. These temples form an integral part of the Balinese culture.
Monkey forest is very easily accessible from the city, therefore tourists visiting Ubud for a day or two should keep this as their must visit spot. A half day visit here is surely going to refresh the rest of your journey
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