Monkey ForestCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- 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 Opening and Closing 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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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Monkey Forest
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Monkey Forest, Bali Reviews
So it costs $5 to get in, but it's really lovely when you get inside, the staff are everywhere ensuring the monkeys are well behaved. The staff are really friendly and happy to take pics for you etc. I really thought it was worth the cost. Plus there are toilets inside and it's quite a nice ambiance to walk around. Be careful of the monkeys though - they do try to steal anything they can and will climb on you :)
Best attraction in the world. I love my monkeys and this is the best zoo I have had the pleasure of visiting. To experience these monkeys roam around and interact with each other and my fellow holiday makers, is a dream for me. This tourist attraction, is a monkey lovers paradise but aside from the furry, long tailed residents, this forest is also a beautiful park that transforms a grown women on her honeymoon, into an excitable child, exploring the nooks and cranny's, paths and walkways, transitioning into her very own wonderland of jungle book creativity. In my complete element, feeding the small monkey the bananas was my highlight, despite it being covered in monkey wee. If at all possible, I would quite happily pack up my bags and become a real life Mowgli.
The monkeys are awesome, I'm sure you'll read lots of reviews about them, but I want to emphasize how beautiful this forest is. I mean it truly is an oasis that is fantastically designed. Lush trees and greenery are a marvel the deeper you go into the forest. I highly recommend visiting this site because for the small price, you get more than you'll anticipate. Tip: If you want to interact with the monkeys, simply go near a group, sit down, and they'll come to you. Just try to avoid approaching them, especially the babies, it's very invasive and the mothers will be aggressive/attack. I've seen it.
I love the beautiful setting of the forest and temple. It's a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Be respectful of the guidelines and posted signs and you'll have a great time. Don't bring in any kinds of bags, don't put your hands in your pockets and don't try to touch the monkeys. If they came up to you and touch or crawl on to you, just stay calm and do not touch them back. The temple grounds are gorgeous. Remember this is a sacred sight.
My favorite excursion of my whole trip in Bali! The whole premises are beautiful! Our excellent driver accompanied us and showed us around. There is a beautiful temple on site. The monkeys are very friendly but mischievous. They will steal things left unattended so be careful with your belongings! There are signs regarding rules of conduct with the monkeys so please pay attention to them and DON'T LITTER! For those of you who are more sensitive to the sun this is a great spot because it is very lush and full of trees which provide plenty of shade.