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Ubud Monkey Forest
Holiday Travel Guide

Ubud Monkey Forest showing zoo animals and cuddly or friendly animals

Enter a dense rain forest full of banyan trees and flowing streams to visit ancient Hindu temples and baths and see agile macaques swing in the treetops.

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a site for Balinese Hindu worship and every aspect of the grounds has sacred meaning, from its trees and temples, to its long-tail macaques. This site is also a research centre where you can learn more about the monkeys and some 115 species of trees. The site is also known as the Padangtegal Monkey Forest because it is owned by the village of Padangtegal, one of Ubud’s communities.

Enter the tropical Monkey Forest to explore the temple complex. The original pagodas, pavilions and shrines are thought to date back to the mid-14th century, but many have eroded over time and some of the current structures are replicas. The biggest structure, the Dalem Agung Temple, is the main temple and used for everyday rituals. The Prajapati Temple is used for cremation ceremonies and the Holy Bathing Temple, almost hidden from view near the stream, is used for cleansing rituals.

Meet some of the macaques who call this jungle home. There are more than 600 of them, living in four troops. In Balinese Hinduism, which incorporates elements of animism, Buddhism and ancestor worship, the monkeys are considered as sacred as the buildings. The monkeys are cheeky; don’t feed them and guard any items they can grab.

Watch the locals give offerings and use certain trees for religious purposes. The leaves of the banyan tree, also known as the beringin tree, are used in cremation ceremonies and the wood of the pule bandak tree is used for masks.

Ubud Monkey Forest is open daily. The admission fee helps maintain the site; you can make additional donations at the main entrance. It’s easy to get to the site on foot if you are staying in Ubud. Free parking is available for vehicles.

When accessing this active place of worship, rent or bring a sarong and cover your legs. Women need to cover their shoulders too. Anyone who has a child under 4 years old, is menstruating or wounded, or has buried or cremated a relative in the past week, is not allowed to enter the main temple.

Top 10 Hotels Near Ubud Monkey Forest

The Sankara Resort by Pramana
The Sankara Resort by Pramana
4 out of 5
Banjar Kumbuh, Desa Mas, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$180 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated on the boardwalk, this spa resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Campuhan Ridge Walk, Puri Lukisan Museum and Saraswati Temple. Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud ...
The Sankara Resort by Pramana
Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites at Monkey  Forest, Ubud
Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites at Monkey Forest, Ubud
5 out of 5
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$90 per night from 27 Apr to 27 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Ubud City-Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wayang Kulit and Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud Traditional Art Market and Ubud Royal ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (442 reviews)
"This hotel is lovely! Unfalteringly polite and helpful staff, who could not do enough for you. Really peaceful pool area, lovely and quiet. The hotel is set back from the main road in Ubud like a calm oasis. Big, comfortable room, plenty of storage space and charging points. Perfect for an adults ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar,2020

Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites at Monkey Forest, Ubud
Adiwana Bisma
Adiwana Bisma
4 out of 5
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$65 per night from 22 May to 22 May
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Ubud City-Centre, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud Monkey Forest and Ubud Royal Palace. Campuhan Ridge Walk ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Beautiful place with beautiful staffs, I the stay will recommend this place"

Reviewed on 7 Feb,2021

Adiwana Bisma
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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The Sankara Resort by Pramana
The Sankara Resort by Pramana
4 out of 5
Banjar Kumbuh, Desa Mas, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$180 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Excludes taxes & fees
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Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites at Monkey  Forest, Ubud
Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites at Monkey Forest, Ubud
5 out of 5
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$90 per night from 27 Apr to 27 Apr
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Adiwana Bisma
Adiwana Bisma
4 out of 5
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$65 per night from 22 May to 22 May
Excludes taxes & fees
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Bisma Eight Ubud
Bisma Eight Ubud
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali
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Tejaprana Bisma
Tejaprana Bisma
4 out of 5
Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$116 per night from 2 May to 2 May
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Mawa House
Mawa House
3 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$38 per night from 2 May to 2 May
Excludes taxes & fees
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Bali Bohemia
Bali Bohemia
3 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$22 per night from 24 Apr to 24 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Bali Bohemia
2bedroom 1 Minute to Monkey Forest
2bedroom 1 Minute to Monkey Forest
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning Desa Mas, #2, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$229 per night from 2 May to 2 May
Excludes taxes & fees
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Ubud Wana Villa
Ubud Wana Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$315 per night from 24 Apr to 24 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees
Ubud Wana Villa
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