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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest

10 June 2019

The Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Bali. It has been around for so long that experts believe that the site is in fact older than its home country, Indonesia. There are at least 115 species of different trees growing within the forest, some of which are significant in Balinese culture as being sacred or are used as materials used during religious rituals. Approximately 600 long-tailed monkeys also harmoniously reside within the protected confines of this forest sanctuary. Here are just some of the reasons to put the Ubud Monkey Forest on your list of places to visit during your next trip to Bali.

  1. Playful Monkeys in a Tranquil Forest Environment

Many travellers visit the Ubud Monkey Forest to see the hundreds of playful monkeys. These creatures are the real stars of this age-old protected site. The best thing is being able to experience the monkeys’ behaviour and interactions in a totally natural setting. Monkeys can be seen swinging through the treetops, lounging on benches and taking care of their young. The monkeys interact with each other constantly in fun and fascinating ways.

  1. Beautiful Forest with Ancient Temples

The monkeys are such a riot to watch that it’s easy to forget just how beautiful the forest really is. There are a wide variety of trees, plants, and flowers all throughout the forest. The colours are lush and the fresh air is rejuvenating. The gigantic banyan trees and intricate vine systems are iconic, alluring, and a particular highlight of the forest. It also has three temples that date back to the 1300’s. These are active temples that the local people have been using for centuries. The long history of these beautiful temples is astounding and their continued use is inspiring. 

  1. Easy Walking Distance from Alaya Resort Ubud

The Ubud Monkey Forest is located in Padang Tegal Village, just 5 minutes walks from Alaya Resort Ubud. Simply follow the signage for approximately 500 metres and you will soon find yourself at this famous Ubud destination. Please contact our concierge at for more information.


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