Alas Kedaton
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Alas Kedaton temple and forest is located in Kukuh countryside, Marga Sub district, Tabanan Regency . It is a small forest measuring about 6-7ha located in the middle of the rice field in Tabanan regency, west part of Bali. In this place you'll see hundreds of monkeys in their natural habitat. It's one of the Bali attractions where monkeys exist, free and peaceful. High up on the big trees many bats area hanging and singing with their loud voices. It's very easy for the visitor to make videos, pictures - and meals might be taken in to offer to monkeys although sometimes this will make you a target for a monkey mugging which might be an interesting experience
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD786 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
An opportunity to see many monkeys up close, but otherwise site is unremarkable. A local “guide” will walk you through and ensure your safety. At the end, they will guide you to their “shop” to sell you something. You can definitely bargain or just give them a couple dollars as a tip.

Whole activity took <30 minutes.
Written February 25, 2024
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Jade H
Goole, UK74 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We stopped here during a temple tour as a quick stop on route to another temple made by our driver, we wish he hadn’t have bothered as it left a sour taste in our mouth for the rest of the day.

We arrived into what seemed like an abandoned car park, with the sad scenes of skinny stray dogs, falling down shops and litter. We were handed over to our ‘guide’ who was friendly at first & walked us around with a large stick to fend off the monkeys - not a fan of this! She asked if we’d like to feed the monkeys and we did end up buying peanuts for the equivalent of £1, this was fine and we had no issues with the feeding.

She then led us around to where some fruit bats were kept. Nocturnal animals out during the day… big red flag! There were around 5 staff members who were pressuring us into taking photos, we felt very uncomfortable and were pressured into taking a picture, which we didn’t end up paying for in the end. However we paid 20,000 IDR for the photos taken on our own phones, afterwards we felt awful and just wanted to leave by this point.

Our ‘guide’ then led us to her small caged shop. In which she was insisting and practically begging us to buy something. We weren’t carrying much cash that day and did not want to buy anything, instead we offered her a reasonable tip, which she was not impressed about. Her mood shifted considerably so we went straight back to the car, while overhearing her and the other ‘guides’ bitch about us.

Overall a terrible experience & the place should be shut down!
Written February 12, 2024
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Miss_Teach1
Staffordshire, UK182 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
As you will see from my profile, I’m reasonably well-travelled and pride myself on honest, clear reviews. Therefore, I hope this helps others to avoid this place.

We booked a trip to three temples and admittedly, I wrongly assumed that this was the larger, well-known monkey forest.

We arrived in what can only be described as a dilapidated car park. There were rows of disused shops, litter and stray dogs roaming.

We were told a guide would show us around. Initially, she was friendly. However, I felt uneasy that she felt the need to walk with a large cane which she waved around whilst walking.

We fed the monkeys which was nice but ensured that we followed the rules. This is not a forest. It is an uneven path with a wall and a few trees in the centre. The ‘forest’ took less than ten minutes to walk around. The temple is hard to view.

We then came to some fruit bats. This was a 34degree day. They were hanging on things in view to touch- we refrained. I was appalled. I’m not sure why these bats chose to ‘hang around’ here in day light being nocturnal creatures. However, I can sadly only imagine…

Finally, as we aimed to leave, we were told it is ‘the rule’ that we look around the gift shop. This was not a gift shop. It was a locked cage, which was closed and locked on our entry. It did not sell monkey-themed things which you would hope is the point of a gift shop.

We did not want any of the things as they were not to our taste. We politely were respectful but were not allowed out of the shop. We had to insist. As I felt sorry for her, I offered her a tip at which she rolled her eyes! She, and then the other ‘guides’ started complaining about us in their language and looked very angry.

A most unpleasant experience on all accounts. This place is dirty, derelict and had an unsafe feeling about it. The only recommendation I have is to absolutely avoid.
Written November 2, 2023
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Sam
70 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We went here thinking it would be a less intense monkey experience than then Monkey sanctuary in Ubud (we were with older parents and didn’t want to risk monkey attacks). The monkeys here are not aggressive but there aren’t that many. The site was ok, not really much there. A “tour guide” lady goes with you even though it is not necessary. She doesn’t add much to the experience at all and isn’t able to really explain much. However, after the “tour” she takes you to her shop and you realize what they are after. We would have bought sometime if it was reasonable, but she tried to rip us off like we were born yesterday. We asked how much a mask was, which is similar to others we’ve seen elsewhere and could have bought for 150k ($10 usd). She had the gall to want 6 million for it ($400 usd)! Same with others things in her shop. When we walked away, all friendliness was gone. So go if you want a less intense but ultimately unsatisfying monkey experience, but just know that they will try to rip you off big time and be aware of that.
Written September 9, 2023
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Tomáš S
Crete, Greece1 contribution
Jun 2023 • Friends
You should read all the reviews about the scam.
Do not recommend. Same happend to us. Monkeys were okay, But after that she took us to her cage shop and guilt trap us to buy for 1 000 000. Avoid this place.
Written June 9, 2023
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Larissa B
Gosford, Australia10 contributions
Apr 2023
We went to both the Ubud monkey sanctuary and Alas Kedaton and we much preferred our visit to Alas Kedaton. The monkeys were much more friendly and we had a lovely guide take us around. The monkeys would gently take the food out of our hands.

If you are visiting you should buy some monkey food and then at the end your guide will want to take you to their shop. You may feel they are being pushy but this is the only way they make their money. Please buy something. They have just spent time guiding you around the temple and helping you engage with the monkeys, and this is a way to give payment. Our driver was telling us that there used to be many little shops there but most of them have closed up as they couldn't make money during covid and are still struggling with fewer visitors to the site. He said it's very sad for many of the families.
Written April 29, 2023
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Abana87
Leeds, UK80 contributions
Nov 2019
As part of our Temple Tour, we found ourselves being taken to Alas Kedaton. As we reached the site we were told that this would be an experience similar to our time at the Monkey Forest in Ubud. In retrospect, that statement feels like someone taking you to an illegal pet shop and promising you an animal sanctuary. And I didn't even think the Monkey Forest in Ubud was all that!

We were guided around the frankly miniscule paved area by a woman with a stick, who told us that she needed the stick to help keep the monkeys at bay. This is hardly an endearing first impression, and just left my partner and I feeling far from safe.

As we walked around what felt like a large carpark, our guide brandishing her weapon with casual malice, we noticed a stall where you could pose with fruit bats. I cannot begin to tell you how much this enrages me. These bats are obviously heavily sedated or at the very least traumatized and find themselves at the mercy of inexperienced handlers and tourists who dangle them by their wings like some ghoulish trophy. This level of animal abuse fundamentally upsets me, and the moment we saw this, we decided to leave.

After telling our guide of our intention to leave, she insisted on taking us to her shop, and would not let the matter lie. She demanded that we at least look at her bric-a-brac and I could not take a single moment further.

The worst thing of all? We weren't even meant to go here! This was a sudden stop on our Temple Tour and all it did was piss me off and leave a bad taste in my mouth that meant that whatever we did next had to work twice as hard to make up for this gross blemish on our holiday.

Avoid.
Written October 4, 2020
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Joe
Budapest, Hungary3,378 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Very small, takes about 10 minutes to walk around. Monkeys are cute but were a little aggressive.

The guide was nice at first, then takes you into her shop which has crazy prices and gets angry if you don't buy.

Part of the Tanah Lot half day tour.

Avoid!!!
Written January 22, 2020
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LaurindaDeMatos
2 contributions
Nov 2019
We booked a half day tour to Tanah Lot which included visit to Monkey Forest in Ubud. Instead the tour company took us to Alas Kedaton Monkey place. This place was awful and so small that it took us a whole 10 min to walk around to see monkey's.
The tour guide seemed to be friendly at first until she tries to lure you to her shop to sell you things. She was pushy and when we declined politely that we were not interested in buying anything she got extremely angry and was mumbling under her breath and then talking aloud in her language to other locals and we were not stupid to see that what she was saying things in her language which was probably rude. This place is also run-down and full of empty cage like shops.
STAY AWAY - DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE!!! AWFUL!!!
Written November 13, 2019
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Rindu4melayu
Inwood, WV244 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The place has changed since my last visit over 7 years ago. More shops and commercialize but little more organized. Always watch for the monkeys near you...they like to steals your hat, glasses even your camera.
Written November 6, 2019
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