Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest

Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest

Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest is a beautiful place to visit and one of the most popular things to do in Ubud. Monkey Forest is a small rain forest dwelt by some groups of monkeys and other tropical animals. Monkey Forest in the Balinese language called Wanara Wana is spread out on the island and Ubud Monkey Forest itself owns a very important function of the island continuity of the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile, the local community owns an important role to keep this forest naturally in order for all wild animals able to live smoothly.

Pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or Macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. These Monkeys are believed as God’s Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, The Hindu temple exists in the middle of the forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest and those are existing surround the forest and it is estimated built in the middle of 14 century, in the early governance of the Gelgel dynasty. Dalem Agung Temple is located in the northwest from the forest represents the existence of most important temples. Besides two others, that are Permandian Temple, in Westside from this forest and Prajapati Temple which located in the south-east side where the place of Dewa Siwa(Siwa God), one of the Khayangan Temple in Padang Tegal Village.

The attraction of Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud. The beauty of the monkey forest is that there are approximately 600 monkeys
Bali Long Tail which roams freely in 5 places, namely; in front of the dalem temple, Michelin, east, center, and cemeteries. Long-tailed Balinese macaques are very active during the day

The uniqueness of monkeys here is that if you bring food, the monkeys will definitely come to you in groups and take the food you bring. If you
don’t give it You can be followed by the monkey until you give up giving the food you brought.

those who feed the apes grow well. Besides that, of course, you can also enjoy the natural coolness of the green forest.

The beauty of Ubud Monkey Forest increases when you see the three temples in it. The three temples are Pura Dalem Agung, Second is Pura Beji and The third temple is Pura Prajapati.

Location Of Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest

The location monkey forest in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud sub-district, Gianyar Regency.

if you depart from Ngurah Rai Airport directly to the location of the Sacred Ubud Monkey, it will take approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes, with a distance of about 36 kilometers.

If you stay at one of the hotels in the tourist area of Kuta Bali, so to get the Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest from Kuta Bali, it will take approximately 43 Kilometers, with an estimated time of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Location Map

To make it easier for readers to know the exact location of the monkey forest attraction in Ubud, please use the map below!

Ticket Prices For Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud / Opening Hours

IDR 80.000 / person, Opening hours of the monkey forest attractions in Ubud, from 08:30 – 18:00 Bali time, the last time to buy a ticket is at 17:30. The best time to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest is at 2:00 pm because most of the monkeys are full, get food from the manager of the Sacred Monkey Forest. This makes the aggressive nature of the apes slightly reduced. In the monkey forest attraction in Ubud, there are many officers who monitor the behavior of monkeys. The goal is for the convenience and safety of visitors.

Hotels in the Monkey Forest area

There are several inns located around Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, so you don’t have to travel far and get stuck in traffic visited Ubud Monkey Forest Bali. Some of these inns are Champlung Sari Hotel, Anumana Hotel Ubud, and Ubud Tropical Garden. The hotel is not so far from Ubud Monkey Forest Bali and is equipped with complete and safe facilities, but with varying prices.

Tips & Tricks

There are some tips and tricks that tourists should do when visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud.

  1. Don’t feed the monkey
  2. Don’t run and staring monkey eyes continuously.
  3. Don’t wear accessories, sunglasses and leave your bag in a storage area.
  4. observe your children.

The Best Way to Location

What is the best way to get Monkey Forest? Bellow, the best way to head Monkey Forest from your location ;

  1. Book the Kintamani Tour Package
  2. Rent a motorcycle.
  3. Use a car rental service. But if you’re not familiar with Bali roads on the Bali Island. It’s best to use a car rental service with a driver in Bali. To avoid getting lost on the road.
  4. If you don’t want to be complicated for organizing transportation and travel. It’s necessary to look for a Bali private tour package.


Amir Azman
June 3, 2020
really nice sharing post . After COVID-19 pandemic gone, I really want to visit Indonesia for a vacation.
    June 3, 2020
    Hi, amir. Thank you and please come
M Sakhawat
June 3, 2020
Well Written informative post.
    June 4, 2020
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June 3, 2020
That is so beautiful
    June 4, 2020
    Hi Smita, Thank you ? for your comment, maybe you are interested in reading other articles, you can open my website