Bali is the island with tropical forest has some forest which is habitate by the monkeys, its Macaques Monkeys spread to several forest in Bali such as Pulaki in the west, Kedaton Monkey Forest near Tanah Lot, Sangeh Monkey Forest in Badung Regency, Uluwatu Forest, and the famous for tourist is the sacred Santuary Monkey Forest of Ubud.The Monkey Forest is a natural reserve and Hindu temple which is home to a large population of macaques monkeys. There are three main temples located here including Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal (the main temple) which is located on the southwestern side of the park, Pura Beji in the northwestern section of the park and the “Holy Spring” bathing temple
The preservation of the reserve has seen the population of the monkeys increase exponentially in recent years and entry fees from visiting the Monkey Forest assist in this ongoing conservation.
Visitors are advised to stay to the paths so as not to disturb the forest and the monkey’s habitat.Take a walk along the paved paths through the forest and see the monkeys as they play, mate, fight, groom and caring for their young. If you want to have interaction with the monkey, you can buy bananas from the local inside the forest and they will help you to feed the monkey, or you can have the monkeys jump on your shoulder ( remember donot touch or grab the monkeys, stand still, donot panic when the monkey approaching you)
The monkeys are fed each day by the park rangers, however visitors are able to purchase bananas to feed the monkeys if they wish.
It is no recommended to pat the monkeys, because they are wild animals and may act out aggressively. However you can get up close to most monkeys and sit next to them to take a photo. Most monkeys are unfazed by people, so wont react to you most of the time.
Entry fee to the Ubud Monkey Forest is 40,000 IDR for adults and 30,000 for child