The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary(Balinese Mandala Suci Wenara Wana). It is a popular attraction for tourists visiting this dream island.
There are five groups of monkeys in the park, each occupying different territories; one group inhabits the area in front of the Main Temple, another the park’s Michelin area, a third the park’s eastern area, and a fourth the park’s central area, while the fifth group lives in the cremation and cemetery area. In 2011, approximately 605 crab-eating macaques (Macaca fascicularis) – 39 adult males, 38 male sub-adults, 194 adult females, 243 juveniles, and 91 infants – lived in the Ubud Monkey Forest; they are known locally as the Balinese long-tailed monkey. The name crab-eating macaque refers to its being often seen foraging beaches for crabs.
In this unusual place of worship, mischievous simians throng among sacred temples and lush greenery. Sunset in the background helped to create a beautiful silhouette in the pictures below that I have taken using my nikon 55-300 mm telephoto lens.
At Ubud Monkey Forest
Parent monkey's love for its child
Silhouette of a monkey
Holding hands, huh?
A lazy monkey
In deep thought
Ubud monkey forest is a good visit for all those nature lovers visiting Bali. Read about more such recommended places to visit in Bali in my travel post here.