The Sacred Monkey Forest is a good example of humans co-existing with the forest and some of its inhabitants, troops of long-tailed macques. The monkey forest is a cool refuge from the heat of the streets. Along with the mischievous monkeys, there are some magnificent trees to be amazed by. A terrific environment for a relaxing afternoon.
It's a nice place to walk...very green...the old temples and other old looking structures here made the place look ancient and mysterious.
The monkeys...they're cute. I think they're well taken care of...they seemed happy.
It's a forest...not very sure how big it is. There're more than 300 long tails monkeys here. Some of them were quite friendly...they would climb on you, while others could be looking for fleas, making noises screaming for food n running around playing with their monkey friends.
Here you'll find a temple, cremation temple and bathing temple. This forest sanctuary is said to be sacred as it represents an ancient Balinese Hindu settlement.
You have to pay the entrance fee located at the main entrance. This place is hard to miss...just before reaching the main town of Ubud...you'll see a huge sculpture of monkey on the right and left side of the road...(it's a one way street) and your left just before the town you'll see the entrance.
LOVED ...JUST LOVED SEEING ALL THOSE COOL MONKEYS WALKING AROUND THE STREETS OF THE AREA THEY CALL "MONKEY FOREST". ..FASCINATING TO SEE THEM SO MELLOW ABOUT ANYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING AROUND THEM..EVEN IF TRAFFIC SWIFTLY WOULD PASS THEM...IT SEEMED ALRIGHT!! THEY JUST ENJOYED WHAT EVER THEY WERE INTO......
The Monkey Forest is set in a stunning Forest with lots of pathways and stone carvings set through out the forest. You can buy some fruit from park keepers and feed these to the Monkeys.. They sometimes even climb on top of you so you need to keep valuables hidden or they can run of with them ehehe. Also theres a Temple situated in the forest but upon entering you need to wear a sarong which are available at the Temple entrance !!
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Don´t miss this. The monkey is taking everything you give them and they are very quick so hold on to your valuables. The monkeys are everywere running, fighting, jumping.
This is something you must se when you´r in Bali.
The Pura Dalem Agung Temple is located in the southwestern portion of the main forest area. This temple is the main temple for the village of Padangtegal and it is the most prominent temple in the monkey forest.
At the entrance of Pura Dalem Agung, you can see Rangda figures ,with the long dangling tongues...
No one goes to Ubud without making a visit to the Monkey Forest, a nature preserve where monkeys abound. In this forest there is a temple, the Pura Dalem Agung, called the Temple of the Dead.
The monkeys are very freindly but you should be very careful. Don't touch them and take off your sunglasses and hold on your camera as they can steal them from you!
This is the first time that i ever been to a monkey sanctuary. It was awesome. If you nothing on your hands, they wont disturb you. But if you got food, they would come to you. YOu can buy a bunch of bananas or fruits at the entrance of the sanctuary. If you just carrying a plastic bag without food inside, they will come to you and pull the plastic bag from you and take a look inside. ANd seeing there's no food inside, they will let it go. SO just incase u're afraid that they might pull that plastic bag from you, you have to carry it high up from the ground. A great experience to walking with the monkeys...
Other than the monkey, you got to see big old giant trees that have already been there for a longest time. There are some old statues of monkeys which have been erected hundreds of centuries ago.
These monkeys that have made their homes in the Forest Sanctuary are known as Balinese macaques (long-tailed macaques). There are about over 200 of this specie residing in this sanctuary . The adult females are smaller than the males (4-8kg) and have long facial hair like beards. Macaque mothers are very protective towards their infants.
These macaques are sometimes very fierce. They are attracted to plastic bags and water bottles, dangling earrings, spectacles and chains. Advice is not to carry or have any of these on when you are in the forest. We witnessed a young lady being "attacked" by one of the macaques - apparently the little creature wanted to get hold of the plastic bag (thinking that there was food in it) which the girl was carrying. See all photos on the macaques - some are really cute when they are not in its devilish behaviour!
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