Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. The end of the semester is looming, and things are becoming frantic. I leave for Canada on June 22nd, and I have so much to do before I literally take off. I’m trying not to panic! I know that between all the work stuff and the personal it’s going to be a whirlwind couple of weeks. Deep breath, I will get through it. Soon, I’ll be enjoying Vancouver, and then my home, Nova Scotia. Today, I’m not taking you to Canada, but to Bali and the monkeys of Ubud’s Monkey Forest Road. Here are two of my favorite photos from my time there.
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Don’t they look serene and harmless? Well, don’t ever let your guard down in the monkey forest. These critters can be very aggressive when they want to be, and will stop at nothing to steal your bag or sunglasses…anything! I once had one grab my water bottle right out of my hand. When he discovered that it only contained water, he flung it to the ground in disgust. Bananas can be purchased at the entrance, if you do want to feed them.
Monkey Forest is located at the very end of Ubud’s Monkey Forest Road. There is a very small charge to enter. The forest is open from sunrise to sunset. The monkeys can be quite aggressive, so I would not recommend going in there if it’s dark. You will also encounter monkeys around the entrance area, so watch your belongings. They think nothing of grabbing whatever you have out on “offer”. Chances are, you would never get it back. Hide those bling sunglasses!
Monkey Forest is a sacred place for the Balinese. There is an ancient temple on the grounds, and depending on the time of month or year there can be ceremonies happening. The Balinese welcome visitors at these ceremonies. However, remember to dress accordingly. Ask at your hotel, to find out when a ceremony will be happening, and how to dress.
Have you been to Ubud’s Monkey Forest? What did you think?