Playful creatures or Thieves of Asia?
It all depends on how the monkeys of the Ubud Monkey Forest are feeling that day.
A younger me had an addiction to monkeys. Maybe it was too many Curious George books but, monkeys have always had a special place in my heart. As you can imagine when I heard that there was a cage free monkey sanctuary just a stone’s throw from my Airbnb in Ubud, you know the rest.
Little did I know my favorite childhood creature has a mischievous side. Monkeys are known to steal anything not bolted to the ground. I witnessed several tourists have their glasses, wallets, and cell phones snatched from their hands and taken high into the trees.
If you can manage to keep all your shiny items hidden this forest is so much fun. Attendants sell fruit to feed monkeys, making for some great up close and one of a kind experience with these bandits.
Great experience and an absolute must do in Ubud Bali.