Ubud Monkey Forest
Ubud is a blushing Balinese charm, especially among world tourists. The rapid development of art and culture combined with beautiful nature makes this region in Gianyar always worth a visit.
Ubud Monkey Forest or the Monkey Forest of Wenara Wana is one of the corners that define the beauty of the Ubud area. The exact location is in the Padangtegal, Ubud-Bali which is a traditional village area. If you depart from Ngurah Rai International Airport directly to the Ubud Monkey Forest, it will take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with a distance of about 36 kilometers driving away by car.
Ubud Monkey Forest is a sacred forest which is home to hundreds of long-tailed monkeys. The herd of monkeys has existed since hundreds of years ago and is divided into 4-6 groups that occupy different regions. This nature reserve has an area of ??around 12.5 hectares. A lush and verdant forest with a collection of at least 115 different tree species. Besides, the Wenara Wana Monkey Forest is also include a temple complex. This forest is considered sacred because there are two temples in it, namely Dalem Agung Padangtegal Temple and Madia Mandala Temple. In the temple, there is a pond and temple that has three pages called The Holy Bathing Temple.
The existence of ponds and temples is often used in cremation ceremonies. Besides, there is also the Prajapati temple which is in a cemetery next to the forest. Herein lies the Great Dalem Temple of Padangtegal, which was founded in the early 20th century. The temple which is present with architecture and ornaments that are very ancient and artistic is the "Source of Purity" for other temples.
Visiting Ubud Monkey Forest means getting ready to enter the natural beauty of the green forest. The nuance of calm is so obvious that it makes everyone feel at peace. Walk slowly while continuing to be amazed by what is presented. It is strongly recommended to don’t disturb them because these monkeys are quite aggressive.
Opening hours of the monkey forest attractions in Ubud is from 08:30 - 18:00 Bali time, the last time to buy a ticket is at 17:30. The best time to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is at 2:00 PM. Because most of the monkeys are full which they already got the food from the staff of Ubud Monkey Forest so this makes the aggressive nature of the apes slightly reduced.
Do you want to see them closely? Let’s grab the ticket and enjoy the experience!