UBUD MONKEY FOREST
Visiting Ubud Monkey forest after Trekking tour ” Tamblingan Jungle Trek “,it’s will a Very nice Tour Package for you, If you would like to know more detail about Ubud Monkey Forest before go there directly, below is the explanation for you.
Why this place is one of place of interest to visit when you come to Bali ? Ubud Monkey Forest is a small jungle with some group of monkeys and other tropical animals in the jungle. Mongkey forest Ubud located in the hearth of Ubud Village. it’s just take 5 minutes from Ubud Palace. Monkey Forests in Balinese language called Wanara Wana are spread out in the island and Ubud Monkey Forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly.”
Monkey Forest Condition
Ubud Monkey Forest which is also called as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Bali. It is a natural forest sanctuary where a flock of grey long-tailed monkeys live. The site is well preserved by a community-based management program. The forest is also conveniently located very close to Ubud Town Centre. It is within easy walking distance from guesthouses and resorts along the main roads of Jalan Hanoman and the namesake Jalan Monkey Forest.
Visitors can watch playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways or feeding on bananas. Besides that, they can also enjoy cool walks along paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. There is also beautiful ancient temples with guardian statues covered in moss also feature throughout the forest. For tourist who stay outside of Ubud and come for a day tour usually have the Ubud Monkey Forest as a must-visit, combined with sightseeing highlights at the Ubud Royal Palace and shopping enjoyment through the spacious Ubud Art Market which is only a 10-minute drive away.
Inside the forest there is a 14th century temple called Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal. Another interesting temple is the Pura Prajapati which has something to do with the village funerals. Most mossy relics and statues are under dense leafage with little sunlight, giving these smaller sites their mysterious and ancient feel. Banyan tree roots that hang over shadowy dragon staircases offer exotic photo chances. You can also discover an ancient bathing temple which is located northwest of the main Ubud Monkey Forest grounds. This ancient bathing temple is called “Pura Beji” which is accessible down a flight of stairs and next to a stream.
Besides being a tourism attraction, Ubud Monkey Forest is well known for its conservation efforts. Research and studies are regularly done for observing the monkeys’ health, diet and breeding habits. More than a hundred monkeys live in the forest. They are divided into four different known troops. Although it is always tempting to touch or feed the monkeys, you are suggested not to do it. They are wild animals. Another rule here is that to avoid wearing any loose jewellery or apparel. The monkeys may easily grab a necklace or bag for something interesting enough to eat.
Ubud Monkey Forest has local guides and staff who are ready to help you during your visit. The so-called Wenara Wana staffs may also try in helping you to get back any items stolen by monkeys. Guides will tell visitors information about the cultural and historical significance about the sites and temples in the sanctuary grounds. The same as any holy site in Bali, women during their periods are not permitted to enter any of the temple grounds. Ubud Monkey Forest opens from Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
How to Locate Ubud Monkey Forest?
The location of Mongkey forest is in Ubud Village which is just about 1.5 hours drive from Aiport. This monkey forest is close to other places of interest in Ubud like Ubud Palace, Ubud Art Market, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Painting Museum and Gua Gajah. And again as a Bali trekking organizer we can combine our Trekking Package with visiting this place, just contact us any time for negosiation.