Free Entrance to Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

The management of the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest located in Kukuh Village, Marga, Tabanan in West Bali is, for a limited time, allowing locals and domestic tourists to visit the tourist site free-of-charge. 

The manager of Alas Kedaton, I Gusti Ngurah Harta Wijaya, said on Saturday, 15 August 2020, that free entrance was limited to domestic tourist visitors. The special facility of free admission will be available for a limited period ending on the last day of September 2020.

The Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest at Marga in West Bali occupies a 6.5-hectare site home to an estimated 1,800 primates. Those living in the surrounding areas consider the monkeys sacred, inspiring locals to carefully protect the forest and the adjacent regions from uncontrolled forestry activities. Located within the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is a holy temple – Pura Alas Kedaton that is unique in design that features four entrances – one each on the north, south, east, and west sides of the Temple.

Most temples in Bali have only one or a maximum of two entrances.

Before the global pandemic,  Alas Kedaton welcomed an average of around 200 visitors each day.

Also, in more normal times, admission rates were Rp. 20,000 per person for domestic tourists and Rp. 30,000 per foreign visitors.