Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest is a beautiful place to visit and one of the most popular things to do in Ubud. Monkey Forest is a small rain forest dwelt by some groups of monkeys and other tropical animals. Monkey Forest in the Balinese language called Wanara Wana is spread out on the island and Ubud Monkey Forest itself owns a very important function of the island continuity of the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile, the local community owns an important role to keep this forest naturally in order for all wild animals able to live smoothly.
Pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or Macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. These Monkeys are believed as God’s Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, The Hindu temple exists in the middle of the forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest and those are existing surround the forest and it is estimated built in the middle of 14 century, in the early governance of the Gelgel dynasty. Dalem Agung Temple is located in the northwest from the forest represents the existence of most important temples. Besides two others, that are Permandian Temple, in Westside from this forest and Prajapati Temple which located in the south-east side where the place of Dewa Siwa(Siwa God), one of the Khayangan Temple in Padang Tegal Village.
Location Of Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest
The location monkey forest in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud sub-district, Gianyar Regency.
if you depart from Ngurah Rai Airport directly to the location of the Sacred Ubud Monkey, it will take approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes, with a distance of about 36 kilometers.
If you stay at one of the hotels in the tourist area of Kuta Bali, so to get the Sacred Ubud Monkey Forest from Kuta Bali, it will take approximately 43 Kilometers, with an estimated time of 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Ticket Prices For Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud / Opening Hours
IDR 80.000 / person, Opening hours of the monkey forest attractions in Ubud, from 08:30 – 18:00 Bali time, the last time to buy a ticket is at 17:30. The best time to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest is at 2:00 pm because most of the monkeys are full, get food from the manager of the Sacred Monkey Forest. This makes the aggressive nature of the apes slightly reduced. In the monkey forest attraction in Ubud, there are many officers who monitor the behavior of monkeys. The goal is for the convenience and safety of visitors.
Tips & Tricks
There are some tips and tricks that tourists should do when visiting the Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud.
- Don’t feed the monkey
- Don’t run and staring monkey eyes continuously.
- Don’t wear accessories, sunglasses and leave your bag in a storage area.
- observe your children.