Going to Ubud Monkey Forest? What you should know! 

Ubud Monkey Forest is home to over 700 long-tailed Balinese monkeys. This forest is not just a tourist attraction; it holds significant spiritual and cultural importance to the locals. Wandering into Ubud Monkey Forest promises an exciting experience, but understanding a few essential tips can make your visit even more enjoyable. Here is our Monkey Forest guide on what you should know before heading to this famous tourist site.
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Respectful Attire

Dress modestly out of respect for the sacred site. Ensure your shoulders and knees are covered before entering, as a sign of consideration for the local traditions and the spiritual significance of the area.

Feeding the Monkeys

While it might be tempting to feed the monkeys, it’s advised not to bring your snacks. Feeding them human food can disrupt their natural diet and behavior. If you wish to feed them, purchase of bananas or peanuts are available at designated areas within the forest, however, behave cautiously.  

Monkey mom and baby in Ubud Monkey Forest
Photo by mtsjrdl on Unsplash
Interaction Cautions

Approach the monkeys calmly and avoid sudden movements. They are generally accustomed to human presence, but respect their space. Do not make prolonged eye contact or show your teeth, as these gestures can be perceived as aggressive in the monkey world.

Monkeys sitting on the temple in Ubud Monkey Forest
Photo by Dmitry Kropachev on Unsplash
Secure Your Belongings

A rather important tip in this Monkey Forest guide is to remember that monkeys are naturally curious, and items like sunglasses, hats, or loose belongings might attract their attention. Keep your belongings secure to avoid any playful monkeys grabbing them.

Temple Etiquette

The Monkey Forest houses three temples dating back to the 14th century. Be respectful and have a calm behavior while around these sacred areas.

Photography Caution

While capturing the playful antics of monkeys is tempting, be cautious with your belongings. Monkeys might snatch cameras or phones, so keep a safe distance.

Ticket Information

Purchase your tickets at the entrance. The fees contribute to the conservation efforts and maintenance of the Ubud Monkey Forest.

Where to stay?

Want to stay in central Ubud, close to Monkey Forest and other main attractions such as Ubud Art Market and Ubud Palace? Take a look at Loft Volcano – a 2-bedroom loft offering convenience and comfort. Each room boasts a double bed and indoor baths overlooking the private swimming pool and garden area. Ideal for small families or groups of friends, it promises a tranquil retreat in the center of Ubud. Ubud Monkey Forest offers a blend of nature, culture, and wildlife. By respecting the rules and understanding the monkeys’ behavior, you can ensure a memorable and enjoyable visit to this unique sanctuary. Make the most of the forest and its playful inhabitants while being mindful of the guidelines for a harmonious experience. Selamat bersenang-senang! (Enjoy your time!)

Loft volcano bedroom with bathtub and bathroom
Loft Volcano, Ubud

Book your Monkey Forest experience with a professional and friendly tour-guide who will teach you all about the forest’s ancient history as you interact with many of its monkeys.  

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