Exploring further you'd cross the open stage, where occasional events are organized. The amphitheater was a pit stop to take a much needed break for our tired feet. We had covered more than half of the forest area by then and my new shoes gave me shoe bites. AS we relaxed marveling the beauty, we watched baby monkeys cooling off themselves in a pool nearby.
Apart from the above, an exhibition hall is also a part of the forest, which was not open that day.
As the Sun and clouds played hide and seek, the hues of the forest kept changing shades from light green to deep emerald. Green not only makes you happy but also energetic. At least I was full of energy and positive vibes after touring the forest. Perhaps the effect of abundant oxygen? Natural beauty and playful monkeys gets the forest a footfall of more than 10,000 every month. Still need a reason to visit this delightful place? Think not. Plan your trip now!
Some vital info for all readers-
-The monkeys do not harm or attack you unless provoked or threatened. They are busy eating or lazing around most of the times.
-The forest guards are present anyway to help if required.
-You can buy food for the monkeys in case you want them to jump on your back. Do not scare or hit them, especially the ones with their babies. Remember its their home and you are the visitor intruding into their privacy.
-Do not look them into the eye and stay away from the alpha males or angry ones lest the entire herd should attack you.
-Ladies, you would be required to walk a lot. Wear shoes or flats. Heels are a big no no.
-Be dressed in comfy cottons as the jungle tends to be humid and hot.
-Not wheelchair friendly.
Entry ticket to Monkey Forest- 50,000 IDR
Location- Ubud in Kabupaten Gianyar
Timings- 8:30am to 6pm
Nearby places- Ubud Palace, Ubud Art Market