Sacred Monkey Forest – Ubud Guide 2018

The monkey Forrest in Ubud (Kawasan wisata monyet) was built in the 14th century by the Pejang Dynasty. Its home to a tribe of approximately 350 macaque or Balinese long-tailed monkey, the scientific species is called Macaca fascicularis. or in simple plain English “macaqu”

In the Bahasa Indonesian language monkey is called monyet.

Opening Hours, Address and Rates..

The Monkey Forest is open from 9.00am to 5.30pm Daily

Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

Adults 50,000RP Children 40,000RP


Dos and Dont’s

Please don’t bring disposable plastic or paper bags into the monkey forest. The monkey like to play with them but when they have finished it makes a terrible mess. Please do not litter or degrade the forest.


Monkeys will generally not come to you unless you bring food.

If you intend on interacting with the monkeys please do so carefully. When feeding monkeys, do not try to pull food away from them. This generally makes them mad.

Feeding the monkeys nuts, grains, peanuts, bread, cake, chocolate, or “human food”.  are  all strictly forbidden as it can make them sick. The main diet of the monkey is sweet potato which is already provided for them 3 times daily. In order that they have a balanced diet visitors are encouraged to only feed the monkeys fresh fruit or bananas.

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There are parts of the Monkey Forrest that are off limits to the general public such as the temple. If you intend on praying at the temple you must be wearing the appropriate clothing. At a minimum you would need to be wearing a sarong and shirt. Women who are menstruating are not allowed to enter the temple at all. 

Be smart about your visit and mindful about what you bring with you into the Ubud monkey forest. Once the monkeys have taken something consider it gone forever.


Further Information

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