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Ubud Monkey Forest
Holiday Travel Guide

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

Komaneka at Bisma
Komaneka at Bisma
5 out of 5
Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$180 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Ubud City-Centre, this luxury resort is within a 15-minute walk of Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud Monkey Forest and Campuhan Ridge Walk. Ubud Royal Palace ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (379 reviews)
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"Our family had a wonderful 3 night stay at the Komaneka at Bisma in Ubud, Bali. From the time we arrived until the time we left. We were all taken care of by the caring staff of the Komaneka. If sometime in the future that we find ourselves in Bali again, we would certainly return to Komaneka at ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb,2020

Komaneka at Bisma
Bali Bohemia
Bali Bohemia
3 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$20 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Nyuh Kuning, this hotel is steps away from Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal and Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud Traditional Art Market and Ubud Royal Palace ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)

"Bali Bohemia saved our honeymoon. My husband and I had to make several adjustments to our March 2020 trip plans due to other Indonesian islands preventing foreigners from entering, as well as abrupt flight cancellations. We came here on recommendation from a friend and couldn't be happier! The staff ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar,2020

Bali Bohemia
Anumana Ubud Bali
Anumana Ubud Bali
4 out of 5
Jalan Wenara Wana, (Formerly Jalan Monkey Forest), Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$47 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees

This family-friendly Ubud hotel is located in a state park, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. Campuhan ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (273 reviews)

"Staff were so friendly and helpful. Beautiful, clean rooms and excellent location. One of best hotels I’ve ever stayed in!"…"

Reviewed on 19 May,2020

Anumana Ubud Bali
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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Komaneka at Bisma
Komaneka at Bisma
5 out of 5
Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$180 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Komaneka at Bisma
Bali Bohemia
Bali Bohemia
3 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$20 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Bali Bohemia
Anumana Ubud Bali
Anumana Ubud Bali
4 out of 5
Jalan Wenara Wana, (Formerly Jalan Monkey Forest), Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$47 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Anumana Ubud Bali
Komaneka at Rasa Sayang
Komaneka at Rasa Sayang
4 out of 5
Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud Gianyar, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$99 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Excludes taxes & fees
Komaneka at Rasa Sayang
Mawa House
Mawa House
3 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$39 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Mawa House
Tejaprana Bisma
Tejaprana Bisma
4 out of 5
Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$123 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Tejaprana Bisma
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 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
2Bedroom 1 Minute to Monkey Forest
Ubud Wana Villa
Ubud Wana Villa
3.5 out of 5
Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$130 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Ubud Wana Villa
Umaya Ubud Villa
Umaya Ubud Villa
3 out of 5
Jl Nyuh Bojog Br. Nyuh Kuning, Ubud, Bali
The price is SG$141 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Umaya Ubud Villa
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.