Ubud | Indonesia :: Monkey Forest

There a few words that can describe the cutest, playful but moody monkeys that you will come across in Monkey Forest.

Manali In Monkey Forest

Beware that if you have any traces of food in your purses or backpacks, these pickpocket monkeys will find it and will not hesitate to give you a quick pat down!

Baby Monkey Eating A Banana

Monkey Reacting To His Finished Banana

This huge park, ($1.50 per person entrance fee) houses approximately 600 monkeys and is located off its namesake, Monkey Forest Road, which is also the main strip in downtown Ubud.

Funny Monkey Picking His Teeth After Lunch

Monkey Showing Some Teeth

You can buy bananas, sweet potatoes and other tasty treats for the rascals once inside and you’ll be guaranteed the most popular human in the park, just be sure to watch those teeth!

Monkey With Modeling Aspirations

You’ll be amazed at the personalities that you come across, for example, a monkey with aspirations to be America’s Next Top Model.

Monkey Posing For His Reflection In The Camera

Or, a monkey with a cheeky sense of curiosity, searching for his reflection in the camera lens.

Monkey In Thought

Or, a philosophical monkey, pondering the meaning of it all, and how to conjure bananas from tree leaves.

Manali Patel Bettendorf
Manali Patel Bettendorf
Manali+Terry are world travelers with a passion for exploration, learning new things and connecting with people of different cultures.


  1. Wow, another great video… nice job. Terry, having those monkeys crawl all over you must have been a little nerve racking knowing that they have the tendency to bite at times. I hear they can be very aggressive. Hope you got your rabies shots! LOL.

    • The monkeys were great, both Manali and I unsuccessfully pined for pet monkeys as youngsters, and it was thrilling to have them so close, even for a little while. A nice long shower to get all the bugs off, imagined or otherwise, helped to get us feeling clean again following the encounter. There were a couple of apprehensive moments, but they were mostly enraged with other monkeys. I think they sensed the fear in all the tourists. 😉

      Yes, I did get my rabies shots, just before getting married. Got some advice just before from some gentleman who have been married quite a long time. 😉 Just kidding. Thanks for your comment! We hope you come back and continue reading!

  2. great videos you guys!…loved the monkey pat down…lol…was able to go on your site through Firefix and uploaded Flash Player…don't know why it wouldn't let me through XP…but was so pleased so that I could watch the videos…so much fun…can't wait to see some of your diving video…have you considered be a photo journalist?…love you both


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