Ubud Monkey Forest

Tour Ubud Monkey Forest

Indonesia
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Jeremy Bezanger
Ubud Monkey Forest
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Indonesia

Nestled in the cultural heart of Bali, Indonesia, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, commonly referred to as the Ubud Monkey Forest, is a harmonious blend of nature, spirituality, and tradition. More than just a tourist attraction, this lush forest is a symbol of coexistence and balance between humans, wildlife, and the divine.

Spanning around 27 acres in the town of Ubud, the sanctuary is home to a thriving population of Balinese long-tailed monkeys. Estimated to be around 700 in number, these playful and occasionally mischievous creatures freely roam the grounds, making for delightful encounters (though visitors are advised to be cautious and respectful, refraining from feeding or teasing the monkeys).

However, the monkeys aren't the only stars of the forest. The dense canopy shelters ancient temples and altars, including the revered Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple. These architectural marvels, adorned with intricate stone carvings and draped in moss, evoke a sense of timelessness and mystique. For the Balinese, the temples and the forest itself are deeply sacred, emphasizing the connection between the environment, the ancestors, and the cosmos.

A walk through the Monkey Forest is also a botanical journey. The sanctuary boasts more than 115 species of tropical trees and plants, some of which are considered sacred and are used in various religious ceremonies. Informative signboards along the paths provide insights into the flora and their significance.

Activities in the forest range from observing the monkeys' antics and exploring the age-old temples to enjoying the serene ambiance by the streams and bridges. Local guides are available to share the lore, legends, and ecological importance of the sanctuary.

In essence, the Ubud Monkey Forest is not just a place—it's an experience. It tells the story of Bali's deep-rooted respect for nature, the spiritual realm, and the harmonious relationships that bind them together. A visit to this sanctuary allows one to step into a world where the boundaries between the mundane and the sacred beautifully blur.

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Geeky Facts about Ubud Monkey Forest

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There are 3 temples: Pura Dalem, Holy Water Temple, and Cremation Temple.

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There are more than 600 monkeys.

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The temple area is only accessible to pray and you must wear proper Balinese praying dress.

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