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Ubud Monkey Forest

Sacred Forest of Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana in Ubud Village

Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest also known as a Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud, Bali. This area is home to some 340 monkeys known as long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). There are four groups of macaques, each occupying a different area in the park. The Sacred Monkey Forest is already a popular tourist attraction in Ubud, and is often visited by more than 10,000 tourists a month. Because it is located in Ubud Bali, most of the visitors are foreign tourists visiting Bali. But on certain days, especially on national holidays, most of the visitors are Balinese people themselves.

When tourists enter the monkey forest area of ​​Bali, fresh air will be felt, towering green trees will be visible from the parking area. Before tourists enter the entrance, tourists will see the ticket booth. At the ticket booth, tourists will pay for the entrance ticket to the Ubud Monkey Forest attraction. In the Monkey Forest, you can take a walk and enjoy the serene atmosphere. But it must be remembered, visitors are advised not to disturb these monkeys. Just like in Sangeh Bali, these monkeys are also annoying, especially if visitors bring food and don't want to give it to them. And if you don't want to share your food with monkeys, it's better to hide the food so they won't see it. But the monkeys are sometimes aggressive in looking for food.

This forest has an area of ​​approximately 12.5 hectares and is still being expanded to the south of the area and contains at least 186 different tree species. Ubud Monkey Forest also has three temples named Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, Pura Beji and Pura Prajapati. This place is located in the village of Padangtegal and is managed by villagers who directly work in Ubud Monkey Forest. The management of the Mandala Suci Wenara Wena which manages this place functions to maintain the integrity of the sanctity and to promote the Ubud Monkey Forest as a visiting destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.

Due to the strategic location of Ubud Monkey Forest located in the city center of Ubud, this object is often visited by tourists which makes this object more famous among tourists who want to visit Ubud Village. This tourist attraction is very suitable to be visited because it offers unspoiled natural beauty and sees the cuteness of the monkeys in this place