Indonesia – Bali – Ubud – Monkey Forest

– JUNE 07, 2015

The best thing to do in Ubud is to visit the Monkey Forest!  This is a protected conservatory for the Balinese Long Tail Monkey.  This site has a population of approximately 600 monkeys.  The following pictures capture this amazing experience.

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The city streets beside the site walls are filled with curious monkeys that steal from wandering tourists and have no fear in sitting right on the road so traffic has to steer around them.

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The city streets beside the site walls are filled with curious monkeys that steal from wandering tourists.

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The walking path in the park is well maintained and constantly swept clean by the staff.

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The monkeys sleep right on the path. You step around them and they don’t even stir.

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Groupings of monkeys are constantly grooming each other.

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Groupings of monkeys are constantly grooming each other.

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This guy was pretty curious about us!

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Just chilling and people watching.

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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This character figured out how to bite through the food bag and chew on the corn through the bars. Smart!

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This character figured out how to bite through the food bag and chew on the corn through the bars. Smart!

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The park had an area fenced off for Timor Deer. These deer are native to South East Asia, specifically to the dry sun dappled forest and open savanna or grassland.

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A seating area for performances and monkey play time.

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A seating area for performances and monkey play time.

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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The young monkeys had a ton of fun with this swimming pool.

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey.

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Monkey Forest

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey Family

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkeys eating sweet potatoes

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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A friendly little critter!

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Jill’s making a friend

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He likes the water bladder hose from Jill’s backpack

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A great picture

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Monkey Forest grounds

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Monkey Forest grounds

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Monkey Forest grounds

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Monkey Forest grounds

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Komodo sculpture

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Komodo sculpture

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Komodo sculpture

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Komodo sculpture

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Monkey Forest bridge

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Monkey Forest bridge

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Monkey Forest Koi fish pond

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Monkey Forest River

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Monkey Forest River

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Monkey Forest River

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Monkey Forest River

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey Cemetery

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Balinese Long Tail Monkey feeding spot

It was a very cool experience and well worth the trip to Ubud.  This was one of the best experiences in Indonesia thus far.

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For more photos of our adventure go to our flickr account here.

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