Standing as a beacon to the true spirit of Bali, the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is a beautiful abode to the mischievous macaques. Run on a community-based management program the place is well preserved for the monkeys to grow in their natural habitat. They allow the visitors to feed these little creatures or just swing over the canopies and laze along the pathways. The place also tingles the curiosity of its visitors, as it travels back in time and narrates the story of the past. In the epicentre of this forest sits the 14th century Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal which is dedicated to the village funerals. Covered with thick foliage, the relics see very little rays of sunshine keeping its mysterious and enigmatic charm alive. The Sacred Monkey Forest also encapsulates an ancient bathing temple – Pira Beji accessible through a flight of stairs that runs next to a stream.