Today I paid a visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, the biggest tourist draw in Bali’s most touristy town – the forest attracts 10,000 tourists a month. If you like monkeys you should see something here you like. I’ll admit I don’t (like monkeys) but say what you will about them, today at least they & their surrounds proved photogenic.
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a 27-acre nature reserve & sacred temple complex containing over 100 species of trees. It’s home to over 300 free-roaming monkeys, mostly crab-eating Macaque who are native to Southeast Asia. Given the vast numbers of tourists who pass through, it’ll come as no surprise to hear that the monkeys are very accustomed to human interaction and are in no way shy – they are as opportunistic as the come and very often aggressive so keep a strong hold on your (closed) bag (or better still leave it in the car) & keep that camera out of harms way.
– Sir David Attenborough