We decided to spend this day doing something the kids would enjoy too, so we went up further north to the area of Ubud and started out by visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest.
This is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud. It houses approximately 600 Macaque monkeys separated into four groups, each occupying different territories in the park. Obviously it was way too hard for us to identify the different troupes, there was just monkeys and monkeys and monkeys everywhere!
Although the monkeys were everywhere, you felt pretty safe, as they had keepers working throughout the park, that kept an eye on the monkeys.
One did steal Lucas' water bottle off him though! Something that caused huge entertainment for the other kids! The monkey took it, climbed a tree with it and gave himself a shower!
None of the kids were brave enough to feed any monkeys, even though the keepers were offering bananas. I sympathized, I wasn't too keen to get too close either!
This forest comprises approximately a tenth of a square kilometer and contains at least 115 different species of trees. It was very well kept, very pretty, even the kids enjoyed all the impressively tall trees and dense jungle.