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Ubud Bali Monkey Forest or Ubud Monkey Forest Bali is used as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village of Ubud. Which is one of the nature reserves located in downtown Ubud Bali. And its full name is Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana (Monkey Forest Sanctuary) in Padangtegal. And is the home of hundreds of monkeys (Macaca fascicularis).

In addition to the spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the Ubud Bali monkey forest, you can also see 186 species of trees in a 12.5-hectare forest. Where will allow you to get an abundance of fresh air.

Located in a strategic location, precisely in the heart of Ubud village. Ubud Bali monkey forest is a small rainforest inhabited by several groups of monkeys and other tropical animals. By the local community, this forest is always maintained naturally so that all wild animals can live smoothly.

Ubud Bali Monkey Forest Location

Located south of the city center, precisely on the main road ‘Of Jalan monkey forest, Padangtegal, Ubud. This wildlife sanctuary can be reached from many locations apart from the center of Ubud. Among them, are the eastern corner of Ubud and the southern area of ​​Ubud. The distance from Kuta is about 55 km, from Sanur about 40 km, and from the Nusa Dua area about 65 km.

In 2011, around 605 crab-eating monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) lived in the Ubud monkey forest. They are known locally as long-tailed monkeys in Bali. Three times a day, the staff on duty in the garden feed sweet potatoes, papayas, corn, cucumbers, and other local fruits. But for the health of the monkeys. Visitors are prohibited from giving them snacks such as nuts, cakes, biscuits, and bread.

Attraction and History Hidden in the Ubud monkey forest area

Apart from monkeys, you can also find 3 old temples here which were built in 1350 in this forest. The Monkey Forest Ubud (Ubud monkey forest) has 3 temples in it, namely Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, Holy Spring Temple, and Prajapati Temple.

1. Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal (Putra Maut Padangtegal). Also known as the Main Shrine. Located in the southwestern part of the park. This temple is used to worship the god Hyang Widhi in the personification of Shiva (Recycler or Transformer).

2. Beji Temple which was built in the northwestern part of the forest area. Used for the worship of God in personification of the goddess Ganga. The “Holy Spring” bath, a place for spiritual and physical cleansing and purification before religious ceremonies.

3. Prajapati Temple. Located in the northeastern part of the park. Used to worship God as the personification of Prajapati. The tomb adjacent to this shrine accepts the bodies of the deceased for temporary burial. Meanwhile they await the mass cremation ceremony, which is held every five years.

This temple plays an important role in the spiritual life of the local community. And monkeys and mythology are important in the Balinese artistic tradition. The Monkey Forest area is purified by the local community. And some parts are not open to the public. The sacred area of ​​the temple is closed to everyone except those who wish to pray and wear proper Balinese prayer attire.

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Things to know before visiting this place

  • Do not wear or carry earrings, scarf, or glasses. If you want photos, always hold your camera or cell phone tightly. Because these items will attract monkeys to be taken.
  • Walk on the road that has been provided, and do not pass through areas that are prohibited. This will make the monkey aggressive because the monkey will think you are entering their area
  • Don’t hit or hurt the monkey, this will make other monkeys attack you.
  • Don’t look at the monkey’s face. Since they will think that they are in danger, they will most likely attack you.
  • For the sake of monkey health. Therefore, visitors are prohibited from giving them snacks such as nuts, cakes, biscuits, and bread.

The price of admission to the Ubud monkey forest

To maintain the preservation of the forest and the survival of the monkeys, each visitor will be charged an entrance ticket. The latest ticket prices depend on your age category

Visitor CategoryEntrance ticket price
MatureIDR 80,000/person
Child (3 – 12 years)IDR 60,000/person

Best time and Way to visit

This monkey forest opens to visitors from 8.30 – 18.00 WITA with ticket purchase services until 17.00 WITA. If you are planning a tourist trip in Bali yourself, then the best way to reach the Ubud Bali Monkey Forest is by motorbike, or car with your own driver. Armed with directions from Google it’s very easy to find it.

But if you really want to enjoy your holiday comfortably and safely, we suggest you use a private transportation service with a driver in Bali. Apart from visiting the monkey forest, you can combine several other interesting places in Ubud Bali.

If you feel confused about choosing a place to combine, you can see the Ubud monkey forest tour package with a swing. One day tour by entering the Ubud Monkey monkey forest as one of the scheduled places to visit,

Now, after knowing how, when and entrance tickets, you can plan a tour of the Ubud Bali monkey forest from now on. If you are still confused about your tour plans in Bali, you can contact us at any time. We are very happy to help make your holiday in Bali safe and comfortable.

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