Seemingly a calm paradise from the outside, deep in Ubud you’ll find a curious bunch of furry long-tailed primates in the 27-acre perhaps one of the best places in the world to get up close and personal with the species. Here you’ll encounter more than 350 monkeys in their natural habitat, undeterred by the tourists that crowd their home each day.
The Indiana Jones-like setting is worth seeing in itself, with temple ruins that have been reclaimed by the forest. And the monkeys—well, they’re everywhere: jumping through the branches, screeching loudly at their neighbors, rolling in the fallen leaves and clamoring to grab any shiny object from unsuspecting tourists. These little critters are sneaky and agile, so make sure you hold on tight to your phone.
Padangtegal, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, (+62) 361-971304, monkeyforestubud.com
Sacred Monkey Forest,