The Monkey Forest is a natural reserve and Hindu temple which is home to a large population of macaques monkeys. Popular with tourists, this is one of the most famous attractions in Ubud.
The preservation of the reserve has seen the population of the monkeys increase exponentially in recent years and entry fees from visiting the Monkey Forest assist in this ongoing conservation.
Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud, Entry Fee Cost & Feeding Tours, Bali
Take a walk along the paved paths through the forest and see the monkeys as they play, mate, fight, groom and care for their young. Visitors are advised to stay to the paths so as not to disturb the forest and the monkey’s habitat.
The monkeys are fed each day by the park rangers, however, visitors are able to purchase bananas to feed the monkeys if they wish. Do not feed the monkeys any other food as it is not good for them. Some advice: the monkeys will approach you if you have food or if they think you are hiding food. Some monkeys won’t hesitate to grab you or jump on you if it means they can take your food. If you do not wish to be approached by monkeys, simply don’t bring any food into the park.
Do not try and pat the monkeys, they are wild animals and may act out aggressively. However, you can get up close to most monkeys and sit next to them to take a photo. Most monkeys are unfazed by people, so won’t react to you most of the time.
Entry fee to the Monkey Forest is 40,000 IDR for adults and 30,000 for children.