Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest
The Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, more popularly known as Ubud Monkey Forest, is a must-see famous Ubud attraction known for being home to many grey-tailed macaques.
Tourists can observe the monkeys swinging from tree to tree, sleeping on pathways, and feeding on bananas, all under the cool shade of the leafy nutmeg forest. Apart from seeing grey-tailed macaques in their natural habitat, other interesting sights — ancient temples, moss-covered statues of guardians, a Pura that serves village funerals, relics of bathing temples, and dragon staircases — can be seen inside the Sacred Forest. Local guides assisting guests are also great sources of information with regards to the significance of the temples, statues, and other relics found inside the forest.
The Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest is located at Wenara Wana, Ubud, Bali.
Opening Days and Hours
The forest is open to the public from 8:30 to 18:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Admission to the forest costs IDR 50000 (USD 3.7) for adults and IDR 40000 (USD 2.4) for children.
How to Get There
- From Denpasar Airport, board a shuttle to Ubud Central.
- From Ubud, rent a metered taxi to the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
You can explore the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest for two hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the forest is after 14:00. After this time, monkeys have already been fed, and therefore, they are less aggressive.
Enjoy authentic Indonesian food and other Western dishes served in nearby restaurants such as Maha, Wanara Kitchen, Habitat Cafe, Warung Semesta, and Three Monkeys.
- Puri Lukisan Museum
- Saraswati Temple
- Neka Art Museum
- Bali Zoo
Nearby hotels and inns around Ubud offer accommodations at rates ranging from USD 50 to USD 200. Choose from Champlong Sari Hotel, Kiskenda Cottage, Pertiwi Bisma, Evitel Hotel, and Ubud View Bungalows.