Ubud Monkey Forest Overview

The Ubud Monkey Forest is home to more than 700 grey long tailed macaques living in an alluring natural habitat, making it a perfect place to explore for all the nature enthusiasts. The monkey forest is also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal as it is home to several age-old places of worship under the dense foliage. 

The Ubud Monkey Forest is well-known for its environmental initiatives and research centers set up for the research on the monkeys' health, food, and breeding patterns, which are conducted on a regular basis. 

In their natural habitat, these entertaining primates can be spotted swinging through canopies and munching bananas. In the woods, there are several antique temples with natural guarding sculptures.

Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, built in the 14th century, and Pura Prajapati, which is devoted to village funerals, are also famous tourist destinations. The area has a peculiar and old vibe to it because relics and monuments are concealed by dense greenery and receive little light.

Banyan tree roots hanging from dismal dragon staircases make very exotic photo opportunities. Pura Beji, an ancient bathing temple northwest of Ubud Monkey Forest's main site, is well worth a visit.

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• Explore the Ubud Monkey Forest that is home to more than 700 long-tailed macaques that live in their natural habitat.
• The natural sanctuary is surrounded by a lush forest, and there are several historic Hindu temples in the area
• Walking through the forest on concrete pathways, meeting with animals, and watching live Balinese performances and shows are some of the main attractions available.
• Enjoy a relaxing day at Monkey Forest Ubud with your family and friends. Marvel at the attraction's Balinese architecture and old temples.
• Meet and greet with the forest's residents, who are kind and curious.
• You can also sit back and relax while watching some classic performances and shows.
• Capture stunning snaps with the monkeys for the showoff.

How To Reach

By Road:

Once you are in Ubud, reaching the monkey forest is very easy as it is located in the heart of the city. It would be a good idea to rent a car or a motorcycle. If you plan to ride or drive alone, you can always use your GPS device to acquire directions from the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary map.

You can take the Jalan Hanoman south from the main road of Ubud and then take a right turn to be on the road that will take you to the forest

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Ubub’s Monkey Forest would be during the dry season which extends from the month of June to the month of August. This is the time when the forest remains in its full glow and you will get a chance to make a pleasant escape from the afternoon heat and be in the lap of nature.

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Other Essential Information


  • Local guides and personnel are available to support you during your tour to Ubud Monkey Forest.
  • Within the sanctuary grounds, you can discover the cultural and historical relevance of the structures and temples.
  • The employees at Wenara Wana may be able to assist you in recovering items that the monkeys have stolen.
  • Prefer not to wear any baggy jewelry or clothing, since the monkeys can easily grab a necklace or bag in their search for something tasty to eat.
  • Women on their menstruation should avoid entering the temple grounds, as they should at any other sacred place in Bali.
  • There are a number of guesthouses and resorts for tourists to stay close to the monkey forest.

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Point of Interest for Ubud Monkey Forest
Sightsee Tegalalang rice field

Sightsee Tegalalang rice field

Sightseeing at the Tegalalang rice field is one of the most sought after attractions in the monkey forest as it offers you a chance to explore an abundance of monkeys as well as feed them.

You will also get to witness the rich architectural beauty of the famous Elephant Cave Temple which dates back to almost the 9th century, you can soak in the lush greenery of the expanse as well as capture the picture perfect views of the rice terrace.

Tourists also love to spend time at the Bali Swing which lets you soak in the panoramic views of the tropical paradise. Goa Gajah Sanctuary is yet another beautiful place that you should not miss out during your visit as you can explore a wide range of artisan crafts.

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Long-tailed Macaques

Long-tailed Macaques

In Ubud, Bali, the Ubud Monkey Forest is a wildlife reserve and temple complex. It is home to roughly 340 monkeys known as long-tailed Macaque. There are four groups of monkeys in the park, each with their own territory. The Sacred Monkey Forest is a popular tourist destination in Ubud, with approximately 10,000 visitors every month.

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Holy Spring bathing temple

Holy Spring bathing temple

The Holy Spring Bathing Temple is located in the village of Manukaya, near Tampaksiring in central Bali. The temple pond has a spring that regularly releases fresh water, which Balinese Hindus regard as holy or amritha, and to which Balinese Hindus flock for ceremonial purification to wash their souls and ward off evil.

This custom is practically intact today, and visitors from all over the world visit this site to wonder at its splendor and bathe in its cooling blessed water, in addition to devotees. The Tirta Empul Temple, together with the Royal Presidential Palace, offers some of the most amazing views you'll ever see.

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Witness the Barong and Kris dance

Witness the Barong and Kris dance

Bali is not only blessed with intriguing beaches and breathtaking surroundings, but it also boasts an incredible traditional culture that has been kept that highlights the people's daily lives. The Barong Dance is one of many art forms related to spirituality, and it is frequently performed in religious rituals.

The dance, which depicts the classic struggle of "Good vs. Evil, and barong'' is considered to be a famous character in Balinese mythology who takes the appearance of a lion and is considered as the King of the Spirits who embodies Virtue.

The Barong Dance, as a reflection of life, depicts two people locked in a never-ending fight, and like the Sanghyang Dance, it is a Balinese tradition that stretches back to Hinduism. Barong has a thick coat of white fur and is decked with gold jewels and mirrors. Barong is similar to the Chinese Lion Dance in that it requires two people dancing in unison to simulate a lion in action.

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Ubud Monkey Forest FAQs

How long do you need at monkey forest Ubud?

It would be sufficient to devote 1-2 hours of your time to this task. It will take only one hour to walk from beginning to end of the sanctuary. Guests at the Sacred Monkey Forest are not required to stay for a specific amount of time. Just make sure that the hours of operation are from 08.30 to 18.00.

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How much does it cost to go to Ubud Monkey Forest?

The entrance charge to the Ubud Monkey Forest is 50,000 IDR per person for adults and 40,000 IDR per person for children. The ticket can be purchased at the ticket booth placed just outside the forest's entrance gate.

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Is Sacred Monkey Forest worth visiting?

For hundreds of years, the beautiful forest and temple complex have been home to monkeys, and the region is revered as a sacred site on the island. The forest, which is considered one of Bali's top tourist attractions, is well worth a visit

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Ubud Monkey Forest Reviews

Gopi Tandon
Reviewed: 21 Nov 2022
Ubud monkey forest is so famous that I always wanted to go there on my Bali trip and I thankfully got the opportunity. It was really fun getting up close with these friendly animals and clicking some really great pictures. Thanks to Thrillophilia for the cheap tickets!
Rohit Chouksey
Reviewed: 08 Aug 2022
Thrillophilia really impressed me with this tour of the Ubud Monkey Forest, especially due to their top notch planning and organising skills and instant booking confirmation process. It was a treat to see all the monkeys and also soak in the beautiful lush green landscapes of the forest. I also got ... Read More
Kashyap Trivedi
Reviewed: 18 Apr 2022
Watching monkeys in their natural habitat was absolute fun, especially for my young kids. The ancient temples in the forest also caught my attention for their striking architecture and bold designs. Overall, it was a great trip to Thrillophilia and is highly recommended for families visiting Ubud.

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