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Getting to know the marauding temple monkeys of Bali

Ok, enough with the photos already!

Bali is apparently awash with beautiful Hindu temples so we wanted to kick off our first cultural experience with a popular shrine – something with a little nature thrown in. One that stands out on the must see list is on the very south coast of the main island. Built in the 11th century, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of nine directional temples that are intended to protect the good people of Bali from evil spirits.

Clearly the spirits said nothing about monkeys.

A beautiful blue break in the rain

The sea temple location is stunning in itself, perched on a dramatic sweeping cliff, it’s a place that inspires reflection even for the non-believers like me. Add to that the local tribe of monkeys and it’s a great place to spend a couple of hours enjoying the vibe.

I could sit and watch the monkeys for hours, they are so human like, intelligent and cheeky. Apparently they do a good job of regularly relieving tourists of their possessions so I strapped my bag on tight and got as close to them as they would let me. All they managed to steal was a little piece of my heart.

I wanted to share some of my favourite shots from time spent observing the little furry guys. Here’s hoping they give you a smile!


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