Tips for Visiting and Surviving the Ubud Monkey Forest in BA

Tips for Visiting and Surviving the Ubud Monkey Forest in BA, Ubud, Indonesia (B)

Everybody loves monkeys. They are funny and look cute. The Ubud Monkey Forest in the village of Padangtegal in Ubud, Bali, is home to over 600 long-tailed macaques and is a must-visit when traveling to Bali. The Monkey Forest is a sanctuary place for the monkeys and a spiritual and economical place for the Balinese inhabitants. Nowadays it is a well-known tourist attraction, but not an attraction that you can visit without caution… The monkeys are wild animals, so you need to be prepared and mindful. This post will give you ten tips for visiting and surviving the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali.

Be mindful about what you wear. The monkeys are smart and will empty your pockets before you know. Make sure your pockets are empty, before you enter the park. Also consider bringing a backpack. The monkeys can easily unzip a backpack and grab something out of it. Another tip is to wear closed shoes. Some monkeys may step on your feet or even worse, bite in your toes.

As said in tip one, consider bringing a backpack. Monkeys love to pickpocket. Try to bring as less things as possible. So, no sunglasses, purse, camera case, food, drinks, money, flashy jewelry, or anything you might have hanging off you. I did bring my sunglasses and unfortunately one of the monkeys stole it and destroyed it by chewing on it. You can bring a camera or your phone, but make sure to hold it anytime. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Tips for Visiting and Surviving the Ubud Monkey Forest in BA
Guide Location: Indonesia » Ubud
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Daphne Van Der Pol
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