Cute Monkeys Steal the Show at Uluwatu Temple
We had a blast seeing the monkeys of Uluwatu Temple up close and wanted to share some of our photos. Perched on high cliffs with spectacular ocean views, Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s most beautiful attractions. But there are also hundreds of monkeys around Uluwatu Temple. Their silly antics always steal the show.
Some places on Bali offer monkey feeding, but not at Uluwatu Temple. Here it’s look, but don’t touch. The monkeys are accustomed to people, but they are not domesticated. They are still wild animals, and that makes them even more fun and interesting to watch.
Walking the cliffs around Uluwatu Temple provides some amazing sights. The cliff walk is fenced, paved, and stretches for more than a mile in both directions. You meet many cute monkeys along the cliffs, but guard your belongings. These mischievous monkeys are notorious thieves.
It’s not all sheer cliffs and paved walkways. There’s a small forest on the other of the path where the monkeys relax and play.
Uluwatu Temple Monkey Forest
All the monkeys of Uluwatu Temple are cute and entertaining, but the babies are clearly the most captivating. Getting a glimpse of these little ones is a real treat.
Baby Monkeys at Play
The next 5 photos show the most hilarious scene of the day. These 2 baby monkeys had us rolling in laughter.
He looks like such a gremlin but in the cutest way possible. We were amazed to safely be so close! The whole funny scene played out in Vanessa’s shadow.
Those babies were at it again a few minutes later.
Look But Don’t Touch
As adorable as they are, we never tried to touch a baby. That can turn a mom from this picture of serenity.
To this ferocious beast.
In all fairness, that particular monkey was just yawning and not trying to scare off anyone. But Yikes. Imagine what she could do if she got angry.
Don’t worry. Most of the time they only use their teeth for eating – which is also very sweet and entertaining.
We watched whole troops of monkeys chow down on some fresh corn together.
Those big monkeys on the edge are a typical sight during a cliff walk around Uluwatu Temple. Some are very large and intimidating until you realize that they are blowing raspberries at each other. Monkeys were everywhere around Uluwatu Temple. They are constantly on the walking path and fence too. They seemed to enjoy getting a rise out of tourists. We just moved slowly, avoided eye contact, and stayed safe.
We loved Uluwatu Temple. The jaw-dropping scenery itself is worth the trip. But the monkeys made the experience so much more exotic, exciting, and fun.