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Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Mandala Suci Wenara Wana) + Temple

UBUD MONKEY FOREST

– All Details to Know About Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT UBUD MONKEY FOREST?

AWESOME MONKEY JUNGLE
It’s located in the center of Ubud.
Many big tree and banyan tree around the area.

MOST POPULAR IN UBUD
You are going to visit the most popular in Ubud.
Probably the most visited in Bali.

AWESOME CONSERVATION & RESEARCH PLACE
Monkey and their habitat are truly conserved.
Researchers from various institutions have been done in this area.

NEAR OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to other destination such as Ubud royal palace, Ubud market, Sarasvati temple.
You can combine to visit those places.

A WAY IN UBUD MONKEY FOREST

WHAT IS UBUD MONKEY FOREST?

DESCRIPTION:

Ubud monkey forest  is the most popular sight in Ubud. It become must see place for many traveler who visit Ubud. It’s located in the south of Ubud royal palace. This forest also near the cafe, restaurant and hotel in Ubud area.

This sanctuary truly well managed. You can see the list of monkey population and the number of monkey group. This place also become first destination of monkey researcher from all over the world.

MONKEY EATING A CORN

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT UBUD MONKEY FOREST?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
8.30 AM – 6.00 PM.

TICKETING SERVICES:
8.30 AM – 5.30 PM.

TUMPEK KANDANG FESTIVAL:

  • 9 May 2020
  • 5 December 2020
  • 12 October 2019.
  • 16 March 2019.
  • 18 August 2018.
  • 20 January 2018.
  • 24 June 2017.

*) Tumpek Kandang is a hindu ceremony for praying all the animals, stock and pets for to be healthy. Usually hundreds local pilgrim come to the temple inside of the monkey forest. Then they pray together. After that they distribute thousand of fruits and eggs to the monkeys. This ceremony is a form of harmonization to the nature and grateful to the God.

TUMPEK KANDANG FESTIVAL

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*) Photo source: Tribun Bali/I Nyoman Mahayasa.

UPDATE STATUS OF UBUD MONKEY FOREST:

CLOSED FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST/PILGRIMS

*) Since March 22nd, 2020 Ubud Monkey forest has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

HOW MUCH THE UBUD MONKEY FOREST ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 50K
Child : IDR 40K

*) Child: 3-12 years old.

UPDATE ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 80K
Child : IDR 60K

*) Update price 2019: The Ubud monkey forest entrance fee lifted up since March 1st, 2019

UBUD MONKEY FOREST ENTRANCE FEE 2019:

UBUD MONKEY FOREST ENTRANCE FEE 2017:

*) If you bring a bag (paper or plastic) or bottle, i recommend you to entrust and left it at ticket counter. Sometime the monkey curious with your bag and try to steal it .

**) There are three gate to enter Ubud monkey forest. Two gate on the north and one gate on the south.

***) Update info: The Gate 1 on the north moved to the east side.

WHERE IS UBUD MONKEY FOREST LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Padangtegal
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Ubud
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 25 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 0 km of Ubud or a few minutes walking.
About 36 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 20 minutes.
About 38 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 1 hour and 20 minutes.

MAP OF UBUD MONKEY FOREST:

HOW TO GET TO UBUD MONKEY FOREST?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there. You have to take multiple public transport to reach this place.

From UBUD :
If you stay in Ubud area you can just walk to reach this place.

From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From Ngurah Rai Airport :
Please to reach Ngurah Rai International Domestic Gate first – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

From DENPASAR :
Please to reach  ‘Pesanggaran’ or ‘Pedungan’ Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte first.
Then take a Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500 + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

Other option: 
Please to reach Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station first.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubung – Stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Batubulan – Stop at Ubud.
Then take a walk to reach this place.

  • Fee: IDR ? + IDR 20K.
  • Timetable: No.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this place and use google map as your navigator.

***) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak english.

FISH POND

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
Some shop at outside area selling foods, snacks and souvenirs.

GRABBING UNDER THE WATER

CLINIQUE:
Yes.

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : FREE
Car        :  –

UBUD MONKEY FOREST TRAVEL GUIDELINE

*) Seems this monkey enjoy sitting on the guidelines board.

TEMPLES IN THE MONKEY FOREST:

*) There are three different temples in the monkey forest area.

THE CEMETERY:

*) There is one public cemetery in the monkey forest area.

HOW TO CONTACT UBUD MONKEY FOREST?

EMAIL:
info@monkeyforestubud.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
www.monkeyforestubud.com

PHONE:
(+62) 361 971 304

FEEDING TIME, BON APETITE!

*) Don’t try to touch or interact with the baby monkey. The mom will be aggressive to protect the baby.

*) You are forbidden feed the monkey by bread, biscuits or any other human snacks because of the monkey’s health reason.

**) If you want to give a banana to the monkey, don’t you ever try to pull it back again. It triggered them to be aggressive. Just give it and let them take it from your hand.

PHOTO SESSION

*) Seems a monkey get used and bored with the photo time. He turn back or avoid from the camera lens.

A BABY MONKEY CURIOUS WITH THE PLASTIC BOTTLE

*) Better you left your bags/backpack in the ticket window. The monkey will curious with the inside of your bags/backpack and try to open it. If you react so over the monkey will triggered to be aggressive and scratching you with his nails. It was happened when i accompanied visitor from Russia.

**) Follow the guidelines is the best way to get safety tour in the Ubud monkey forest.

THE MONKEY LOOKING FOR THE BUGS

*) I thought it will be terrible experience when i visit the monkey forest because of so many review & bad news about monkey attacks & stealing visitor stuff. But, it was not happened at all since i follow the guidelines.  There are so many guard with green uniform in the area will protect and help you. In fact it was the best and safety monkey forest i ever visited with good atmosphere & environment.

**) If you got attacked by monkey you can go to the clinic on the monkey forest area, near the Gate 2. They will give you free service like clean up your wounds, give anti septic like alcohol, etc and put a bandage on your wounds.

***) If you worry about a virus in the monkey, then you can go to Ubud health care for a shot. You can also take a vaccination. Don’t worry about the price, their price is reasonable and the Doctor speak in english. Here the map: Ubud health care.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR UBUD MONKEY FOREST:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Ubud monkey forest:

1. Ubud ARMA museum.
2. Ubud Yoga Barn.
3. Ubud royal palace.
4. Ubud market.
5. Saraswati temple.
6. Puri Lukisan museum.
7. 9 Angels unique vegetarian restaurant.
8. Campuhan ridge walk.
9. Blanco painting museum.

You can also check our recommended walking tour itinerary here: Day 2 itinerary.

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6 thoughts on “Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Mandala Suci Wenara Wana) + Temple

  1. ADEL

    terimakasih untuk info yang sangat lengkap ini, tempat wisata yang diatas bisa jadi tempat destinasi yang akan dikunjungi jika ke Bali.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Well, Ubud monkey forest is the main destination in Ubud.
      It’s a must visit while you in Ubud.
      It’s a popular place.

  2. Carmela Patricia

    I visited the monkey forest after heavy rain. Seems all the monkey hiding. Not much I can see and no interaction at all.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      I guess when you visiting Ubud monkey forest the sky still cloudy and a bit dark.
      That’s why they still hiding on the trees.
      If the sky clear and bright sunshine,
      the monkey will come down looking for the food and socialize to each other.
      Maybe your visit not in the right moment.
      You can try again next time.

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