Monkey Forest in Ubud

Monkey Forest Ubud, Bali

Because monkeys can embody both positive and negative forces, the Balinese both loathe and revere their monkeys. Monkeys that occupy sacred Balinese Hindu temple sites tend to be revered and protected by the Balinese. One reason for this is that monkeys, in the form of a Barong, are believed to be capable of guarding temple sites against evil spirits. Currently, there are approx 340 (Balinese long-tailed macaques that inhabit the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal.)

If you’re going on an adventure with your girlfriends to the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali, we’d advise you to not carry any food in your bag, as they will swoop your purses and carry them up into the jungle. To be honest, the monkeys here scare us a bit, as they are quite feisty, so going for photo ops is one thing, but just make sure to be on guard of your belongings at all times.

Jalan Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud Bali, Indonesia (80571) Phone : +62 361 971304, 972774 Email : Website :

Monkey Forest in Ubud

Sangeh is a village with a 14-hectare sacred pala, or nutmeg forest that is home to hundreds of wild monkeys. Local folklore has it that the sacred nutmeg trees of Sangeh cannot grow anywhere else.

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