Where can you visit over 700 monkeys across 30 acres of lush tropical jungle??? The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary of Ubud is where. This can be done as a day trip along a visit to Ubud from popular beach towns like Kuta, Seminyak and Canggu or if you’re staying in or visiting Ubud itself.
Where Is It???
The Sacred Monkey Forest is at the end/beginning of Jl. Monkey Forest road in Ubud.
There’s a green shuttle from the main road in Ubud to the Monkey Forest if the walk down JL Monkey Forest road is too much of a trek.
Admission is 50,000 IDR for Adults and 30,000 IDR for Children (that’s about $3.75/2.25 USD) and it’s open from 8:30 am to 6pm daily.
What Kind Of Monkeys Will I See???
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is home to over 700 Balinese Longtail Monkeys also knowns as Macaque Monkeys.
Infants range from 0 – 1 years old
Juvenile 1s range from 1 – 2 years old
Juvenile 2s range from 2 – 4 years old
Sub adults range from 4 – 6 years old
Adult females are > 4 years old
Adult males range are > 6 years
The long tailed monkeys are omnivores. They are mainly fed sweet potato, 3 times a day and you can also purchase bananas to feed them, though be prepared to have them jump on you to reach the delicious treat.
What Else Will I See???
There are three temples in the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary dating back to the 14th century during the time of the Pejeng and Gelgel dynasties. Visitors can see the temples from outside but cannot go in.
- Pura Dalem Agung (The Main Temple))
- Pura Beji (Beji Temple)
- Pura Prajapati (Prajapati Temple)
“Pura” means temple in Indonesian.
Over 115 species of trees have been identified in the Sacred Monkey Forest. The trees are considered holy and are used for various Balinese spiritual practices like building shrines and making masks.