Monkey ForestCurrently Closed
- Address: Jalan Wenara Wana, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +62-361971304
- Ticket Price: 40000 IDR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Wildlife Sanctuary , Family And Kids, Resort
Also known as Mandala Wisata Wanara wana in local Sanskri language, this forest sanctuary is a secluded and beautiful resort for monkeys. The green foliage and the breezy walking path makes you want to visit this forest again and again. There are around 140 macaques in the forest that happily call it a home and you get to feed them and observe their daily life.
There are actually 3 holy temples within its compound. The closest one to the entrance gate is Pura Prajapati which is used for cremation ceremony for the deceased. A little walk further will bring you to the staircase that leads you down to the Holy Bathing Temple at the nearby stream. The most important temple is probably the Pura Dalem Agung which is a local temple for Padangtegal villagers. During my visit, there was a ceremony being held at Pura Dalem Agung.
The Monkey Forest in Bali is a sanctuary especially for macaque monkeys of the area. This forested area also has a number of temples in its complex. Monkey Forest ticket prices are not very expensive but because of the popularity of the attraction expect a lot of people waiting in queues. Buy tickets for Monkey Forest online to not waste any time in lines. Monkey Forest tickets can also be purchased in combination with tickets for Monkey Forest tours for attractive discounts and offers.
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- Be careful while feeding the monkeys as they tend to be violent at times.
- Some part of the forest, like the temple area is not accessible for public visit. it is only available for who are willing to pray and wear proper Balinese praying dress.
- Adult: 40,000Rp(3 USD)
- Children: 30,000 (2.25USD)
- Ticket office : 8:30am – 5:30pm
- By rented car or motorbike
- Tropical Seafood & Grill - an International Restaurant
- Coffee and Copper
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87.1% of people who visit Bali include Monkey Forest in their plan
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35.19% of people start their Monkey Forest visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monkey Forest
91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Monkey Forest
The monkey forest is a must! So much fun and such a creative experience… Be sure to take bananas and a small word of advice is to not stare the monkeys in the eyes and the second they want something give it to them or they become your worst nightmare… Other than that it’s really fun to experience the little monkeys and the sanctuary as a whole! I highly recommend this!
Amazing place. We loved every minute of it. I did get a bit freaked out when a monkey climbed on me... I wasn't expecting that! But once I saw them climbing on lots of people it made it all part of the experience. Lovely setting... peaceful and tranquil. Best day.... would definitely visit again.
Cool place with monkeys EVERYWHERE! The best suggestion I can give is to make sure if you have a water bottle in your backpack to keep it hidden! We had a monkey jump on our bag and start playing with the water bottle and he was not interested in getting off of the bag so be careful!!
My family and I visited the Monkey Forrest. We purchased five bags of peanuts and our guide kept them safe as we fed the monkeys one peanut at a time. Some of the moneys were aggressive. We were able to take photos with monkeys on our shoulders. It was a lot of fun. We also took a family photo with large bats.
One of my favorite places in Ubud!! The monkeys were really cute and there were so many of them! You can tell they are well fed and taken care of by the staff because the monkeys were really playful and didn't try to steal anything from anyone I saw. They even jumped on my husband and I to play. The temples in the sanctuary are also really nice and the carvings around are fun to look at. Would definitely go back! I recommend going early in the morning right when they open and the monkeys are eating breakfast. It's less busy and it's easier to take pictures of sitting monkeys!