Bali Backpacker's Guide

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

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_5
WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS 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.

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_14

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.

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_6

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT IT?

OPENING HOURS:
8.30 AM – 6.00 PM.

HOW MUCH THE ENTRANCE FEE?

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

UBUD MONKEY FOREST ENTRANCE FEE:

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_entrance_fee

*) 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 entry Ubud monkey forest.

WHERE IS IT?

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 few minutes.
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.

HOW TO GET TO THE LOCATION?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

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

MAP:

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.

 

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_7

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_3

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

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : FREE
Car        :  –

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_15

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_1

*) Seems this monkey want you to pay attention to the guidelines….hahaha. 🙂

THREE TEMPLES SPREAD IN THE MONKEY FOREST:

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_temple_1

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_temple_2

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_temple_3

THE CEMETERY:

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_4

HOW TO CONTACT?

EMAIL:
info@monkeyforestubud.com

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
www.monkeyforestubud.com

PHONE:
(+62) 361 971 304

FEEDING TIME, BON APETITE!

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_2

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

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_12

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

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_16

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

SOME  ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR UBUD MONKEY FOREST:

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

1. Ubud royal palace.
2. Ubud market.
3. Saraswati temple.
4. Campuhan ridge walk.

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

A BABY MONKEY CURIOUS WITH THE PLASTIC BOTTLE

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_18

*) Better you left your backpack in the ticket window. The monkey will curious with the inside of your 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 Rusia.

THE MONKEY LOOKING FOR THE BUGS

bali-backpacker_Ubud_monkey_forest_Mandala_Suci_Wenara_Wana_17

*) 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 et 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.

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

WATCH THE UBUD MONKEY FOREST FROM VIDEO:

YOU CAN SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE OR UPDATE THE INFORMATION OR MAYBE USEFUL TIPS FOR OTHER TRAVELER ABOUT THIS FOREST. YOU CAN WRITE ON THE COMMENT BOX ON THE ‘LEAVE A REPLY’ BELOW:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *