Holidays in Ubud Monkey Forest

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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.

5159 Cheap Hotels Near Ubud Monkey Forest

Champlung Sari Hotel Ubud
Champlung Sari Hotel Ubud
3 out of 5
Jalan Monkey Forest, P.O.Box 87, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$42 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
Located in Ubud City-Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Traditional Art Market and Ubud Royal Palace. Puri Lukisan Museum ...
4/5 Very Good! (403 reviews)
Champlung Sari Ubud
"Second time to stay here. Beautiful grounds, pleasant staff, in a great location. The abundance of monkeys is what makes this place special though (very cheeky!)."

Reviewed on 12 Mar. 2020

Champlung Sari Hotel Ubud
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 AU$131 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Ubud City-Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wayang Kulit and Ubud Monkey Forest. Ubud Royal Palace is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (445 reviews)
Nice place to stay!
"Staff was friendly and helpful! I stayed in a one bedroom villa with my own pool and I had monkeys visit every morning (and sometimes in the afternoon) The first time I was scared and four staff were there within seconds!"

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2021

Royal Kamuela Villas & Suites at Monkey Forest, Ubud
Alaya Ubud
Alaya Ubud
5 out of 5
Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$236 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
This family-friendly Ubud resort is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Ubud Monkey Forest, Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (887 reviews)
Great location
"Property is in a great location. Easy access to the Yoga Barn, Monkey Forest and great restaurants. Highly recommend this hotel."

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Alaya Ubud
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Bali Bohemia
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3 out of 5
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The price is AU$23 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
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Alaya Ubud
5 out of 5
Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$236 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
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Champlung Sari Hotel Ubud
Champlung Sari Hotel Ubud
3 out of 5
Jalan Monkey Forest, P.O.Box 87, Ubud, Bali
The price is AU$42 per night from 24 Dec. to 24 Dec.
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Anumana Ubud Bali
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MaxOne Hotels at Ubud
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The Udaya Resorts and Spa
4 out of 5
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Tejaprana Bisma
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The price is AU$101 per night from 7 Dec. to 7 Dec.
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