Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana sacred monkey forest

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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
229 reviews
Ubud Monkey Forrest - if you like monkeys Apr 27, 2015
We took a taxi to reach this place located at Jalan Mokey Forrest (how obvious isn’t it the name). At the entrance, you are greeted by a sign board and 2 huge monkey statues. We bought our tickets and entered.

I was actually not keen on coming to this place as from my experience, forest monkeys (long-tailed macaques) are quite vicious. However since we are staying in Ubud and this was nearby, we decided to drop by. True enough, this place was sprawling with live monkeys (from the babies to the mommies) and monkey statues.

For those who are not familiar with Hinduism, let it be known that one of the Hindu gods is a Monkey god, therefore, monkeys are considered a sacred animal. However do note that Balinese Hinduism is quite different from mainstream Hinduism.

This place was dedicated to the monkeys which is why the monkeys roam free here and there is also a temple within this grounds. (The Temple of Death) You are not allowed to enter into the temple as it was closed for worshippers and it was not prayer time when we were there therefore all the gates were locked so you cannot even try to peek into it to see. You are allowed to feed the monkeys here although I personally would not advise this as I saw a little french boy teasing a monkey with bananas and when he did not give the monkeys the banana, it just snatch it from his hands!
The Temple of Death (inside Monkey…
The Temple of Death
Entrance to Monkey Forrest
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fibrusy fibrusy
33 reviews
Buy the bananas and enjoy Aug 23, 2013
Entrance is now 20 000 rupiah per adult - you can spend as much as you like on bananas but it starts roughly at about 10 000 rupiah. While many tourists avoid the park because of the aggression of the monkeys, it remains a must do experience for Ubud. Firstly, make sure you buy some bananas - this is what the monkeys want and it removes the risk of them being interested in things of value to you such as cameras etc. If you have one person in your party providing bananas - other people in the group will generally be left alone to take pics and enjoy the monkeying around. The grounds and the forest are nice to wander around in and generally free of monkeys except on the walks in.
Kurisu Kurisu
73 reviews
Must see attraction May 17, 2011
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located in Ubud, Bali.

The rain forest is the home of a few hundred Macaque monkeys.

It's a very popular tourist attraction which is quite close to Ubud city center.

The area is not very large, and don't expect to see all of the over 300 monkeys living there.

But since it's close to Ubud center and quite cheap (20.000 Rp), you should go there if you're in Ubud.

You get to see enough monkeys to take nice pictures, as well as some temples.

Oh, don't try to hide any food in your pockets or bags, because the monkeys will smell it and try to rip it off from you hehe :P

I think you don't need to plan for more than 30-40 minutes in there. Not THAT much to see there ;)
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Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud
Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud
Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud
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mukund86 mukund86
2 reviews
Bali is so much more than the beaches! Jun 10, 2011
Bali beaches are fantastic, but i never knew i'd have so much fun up in the mountains of Bali. Ubud is a fascinating part of the island with tall palms surrounding inundated paddy terrace farms on the hills. You can rent a cycle and make it a great hiking trip! I went all the way to the Monkey Forest (its actually a sacred temple)and had an awesome time with the "tree people"! Those little fellas are quite peaceful and love to drop from branches on your shoulders and backpacks. No nuisance is caused and you walk along a paved path in and around the sanctuary. Climbing down, one reaches an ancient temple where religious prayers are offered throughout the day by the local devotees dressed in spotless whites. It was a an amazingly harmonizing experiences after the glitz at Kuta & Legian. You would also want to go beyond to Kintamani (its a volcano, and it kinda gets cold at the height) and have lunch at the restaurant (i forget the name) that holds a majestic view of the volcano. Really homely people & hosts all along the way. You would have an awesome landscape of terrace farming and clouds floating all along the way (i can swear on that for July!). Try dropping in at the remnants of old temples if you are interested in history and culture. If not, you could go down to Jimbaran from there and finish off with a lavish dinner on an amazingly beautiful beach (its a major couples-only spot; i felt lousy ending up alone over there). Yep, the beauty of Bali is spellbinding even when you move in away from the beaches :D Hope you have a lot of fun!!
alpgalip alpgalip
75 reviews
"Monkeys, nature and relaxing" Nov 11, 2010
Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana sacred monkey forest is located in Ubud town in Bali region. There are huge greeny area with lots of monkeys. Monkeys are not dangerous. But don't make them angry. I have sit between of monkeys and they came to sit my legs. Its possible to buy food for them. There are lots of old, young and baby monkeys. If you like photography, you can find many many nice poses to take photos of them. Its one of the best place to relaxing in the nature. Outside the monkey forest, there are many nice places to buy souvenirs.
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pearcetoyou pearceto…
205 reviews
Sacred Monkey Forest Sancutary - Ubud Nov 04, 2009
The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is a very cheap attraction while in Bali. Tickets per person are 15000 rp (1.50USD).

The monkeys that live in the sanctuary are called Balinese macaques, also known as long-tail monkeys. About 300 monkeys reside here, living in primarily 3 different groups. There are approximately 35 adult males, 95 adult females, and 170 young.

There are 3 holy temples in the forest: the Pura Dalem Agung temple, The Utama Mandala, and the Pura Prajapati (the funeral or cremation temple). There are also two graveyards in the forest.

Upon entering the forest you can buy bananas, papayas, and other food to feed the monkeys. This may sound very obvious, but you definitely want to keep any loose articles secured because the monkeys will grab them.
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