The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques.
Throughout Bali, Balinese long-tailed macaques tend to stay within forested areas. However, Balinese long-tailed macaques, including those within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, occasionally wander into rice fields or even village areas that are adjacent to the forest.
Outside of the entrance you will have the opportunity to purchase bananas in order to feed the monkey's. If you do in fact want to feed the monkey's you will have every opportunity to get up close and oh so personal! I've been a few times and U have never managed to feel really comfortable but that's just me.
If you decide not to feed them whatever you do do not bring in any food they will sniff it out and they will win in the end.
Keep close watch of sunglasses, earrings, hats or anything that they could grab and scamper off with, they are skilled pickpockets.
Once inside you will have countless opportunities to take lots of pictures. Inside you will notice that it seems to be a lot more humid make sure you bring water and stay hydrated.
Started out cute….
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Beautiful Balinese stone carved staircase. Good luck on trying to get the perfect photo without a lot of fellow tourists in the background.