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- 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
Monkey Forest - Review
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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Monkey Forest Information
- 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.
Monkey Forest Ticket Prices
- Adult: 40,000Rp(3 USD)
- Children: 30,000 (2.25USD)
Monkey Forest Hours
- Ticket office : 8:30am – 5:30pm
How To reach Monkey Forest by Public Transport
- By rented car or motorbike
Restaurants Near Monkey Forest
- Tropical Seafood & Grill - an International Restaurant
- Coffee and Copper
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Things to Know Before Visiting Monkey Forest
88.82% of people who visit Bali include Monkey Forest in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
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
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Monkey Forest, Bali Reviews
This place is great. A lot of shade and trees to keep you cool; I went during high noon when the weather was really hot. I love seeing the monkeys roam freely and not caged up. There’s even food and feeding times for them. My boyfriend tried to bring bananas in a plastic bag when there was clearly a sign saying do not feed monkeys. The entrance security called him out on the bag of bananas and told him to leave it with the ticket counter. Advice: bring a backpack to hide it. Warning: if you sneak food in, the monkeys are very aggressive and will take things out of your bag. We saw a monkey still a man’s wallet and started throwing his money everywhere. The monkeys will take anything. Be careful. Also, there was an evil monkey trying to take babies from their mother’s arm. The mom was crying for help so the park rangers had to chase him away.
Worth every penny. This place is just fantastic. It's amazing to see the monkeys in a free space where they can do what they want and when they want. Typically, they do cause a little bit of trouble! Based on some of the reviews, some people don't understand that phrase 'cheeky monkey!' Yes they will try to take your bag, hat or glasses, they will definitely try to take any food or water you wave around. Be vigilant and be cautious, don't flash your camera's in their faces, don't stare, and don't show them a banana or fresh water and then expect them not to take it! Personally, I had great fun and could of easily stayed there all day watching them. Would go again in a heart beat!
Great place, nice to see the staff here interact with the monkeys during feeding time. Nice to walk through for around two hours. And yes the monkeys can be very rude and sassy so don't take anything shiny with you. I forgot to take out my hair accessory and one monkey loved it a little bit too much🙈! It is wise to hide your water bottle since the sun reflects on that as well. Very touristic but that is to be expected.
This is a MUST! I feel to privileged to have visited this forest. It is a completely new way to experience wildlife. There are no cages—it’s just you and the monkeys in a beautiful ancient jungle/temple. They are everywhere and so much fun to watch. I would go here 100 more times. It’s a little scary at first because the monkeys can be mean. Just make sure you follow the rules and you won’t get anything stolen or get hurt.
Was great to see monkeys how they live in nature and not in jail. You have to keep a rules like do not watch them to the eyes, do not touch baby monkeys, do not be aggressive. They are good thiefs :) so be aware your cups,hats,bottles,mobiles do not leave your things in free pocket. They are able to climb on you and take you food or bottle from your hand. Some of them are cute and come to you just because of their curiosity. They are really funny and do many jokes on the way :)