Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali

Bali Ubud Monkey Forest is a small rain forest habitat of some group of monkeys and other tropical animals here.

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Ubud Monkey Forest a nature reserved complex.

About Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali.

Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserved complex at the Ubud Temple in Bali.

The full name of Ubud Monkey forest is Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary according to its welcome sign at the entry Gate.

Bali Ubud Monkey Forest is a small rain forest habitat of some group of monkeys and other tropical animals here. It is located in the middle of Ubud Village. 

The monkey is believed to protect the area and three Hindu temples within Pura Dalem Agung, Pura Beji and Pura Prajapati from evil spirits.

The Monkey forest itself owns a significant role in the continuity of the monkey habitat in the island. In which locals play an important role to keep the place natural.

Forest History

The sanctuary’s primate residents are its most popular attraction, along with ancient temples, dense forest, and over 186 tree species. Stroll through the sacred site to observe the monkeys in action and click photos from a safe distance. You can also explore the ancient 14-century Hindu temples, which are used as a place of worship by the Hindu community in Bali.

Things to Know Before You Go

When to visit

When to Visit Ubud Monkey Forest 

The best time to visit the Ubud’s monkey forest is during the dry months of April to September. In that season the forest makes pleasant weather and escape from the afternoon heat.

Do visit the forest in the early hours as the temperature at that time remains low compared to other times. But expect crowds during this time of year.

When to Visit


Forest Opening Hours

The Ubud Monkey forest opens at 8:30 Am to 6:00 Pm in evening daily. We suggest you visit the site in the morning as the temperature stays at low in the morning.

Ticket are available at the entry gate of the forest and sale until 5:30 Pm, as that is the last entrance time.


08:30 AM to 06:00PM


Entry Ticket Price

 The entrance ticket fee is 80,000 IDR (412/- INR) is for an adult and 60,000 IDR (310/- INR) for the children. You can also buy bananas from the entrance to feed the monkeys.

How to reach

The address of Monkey forest is – Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

The sacred sanctuary of Monkey is located on the southern border of Ubud town around 3 km from the south-central town with a leading road also with the name of Monkey Forest.

You can reach to forest form many sides besides from central town of Ubud, From the eastern corner of the Ubud and the southern area of Ubud.

The distance from the Kuta to Forest is 55 km, from Sanur is around 40 Kms and from the Nusa Dua is around 65 Km.

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Things to keep in mind before visiting Monkey Forest

Keep your things Safe

The monkeys are notorious for stealing personal belongings. Don’t bring items you don’t want to lose, such as jewellery, sunglasses, wallets, and keys.

Beware of Monkeys

The macaques are wild animals and can be aggressive, particularly in their pursuit of food. As such, feeding, touching, or playing with them is discouraged. The monkeys do sometimes climb on people if encouraged.


Don’t buy bananas

You’ll get enough opportunity to take photographs of animals without feeding them. But if you still buy bananas monkeys can climb on you to get the bananas and which can be annoying for any person.

dress properly

Dress conservatively if you plan to visit the temple complex inside the forest. . 

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