The 1,25,000 square metres Monkey Forest in Ubud is home to around seven hundred monkeys and almost two hundred species of trees. Some up to forty metres tall. The hordes of Balinese monkeys that inhabit the trees will greet you as you enter the forest. Some will be daring enough to get quite up close and personal. We recommend you keep anything shiny or valuable well out of their reach. Local people revere the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, educational and conservation centre. Within its vast expanse, there are three large temples for the residents’ exclusive use and an open air stage for cultural performances.