Ubud’s Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is a large park in the South of Ubud which looks like a magical kingdom from an Indian fairytale. You get to the Monkey Forest by walking down South one of the main streets of Ubud:

The main entrance to Monkey Forest. The women on the right are selling bananas which tourists can feed to the monkeys – although it is clearly signposted everywhere that it is dangerous to feed them. Indeed many monkeys suffer from obesity.

This guy was guarding a high stone right next to the entrance:

A statue on the main walkway:

Fantastic statues around the park:

The main temple in the depth of the Forest. Its formal name is Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal:

The temple’s main courtyard:

The locals:

There is a picturesque valley in another part of the Forest, sheltering other temples which have a truly abandoned fairytale-like atmosphere. The valley:

The bridge over the valley:

The water tank in the secret temple:

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