Ubud Monkey Forest (Bali)
Ubud Monkey Forest is an exotic place located in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. This forest is only about 25km away from Bali’s capital, Denpasar. Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali and it has average 10,000 tourist visits in one month.
Some part of Ubud Monkey Forest claimed forbidden area and sanctified by the local community, of course it is not opened to view by the public. Sacred areas of the Ubud Monkey Forest temples are forbidden to everyone except those willing to pray and wear proper Balinese praying attire. The temples and the monkey is an important instruments in the spiritual life of the local Bali community, its Hinduism mythology is very important for the Balinese art tradition because the village’s residents see the Ubud Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, and conservation center for the villagers.
In Ubud Monkey Forest area, there are five groups of monkeys whose occupy different territories; first group of monkey inhabits Main Temple’s front area, the second conquer the park’s Michelin area, the third at park’s eastern area, and the fourth at park’s central area, while the fifth group lives in the cemetery area. In few last years, the population of monkey in this area has much become larger than an predicted. Clash between monkey groups are unavoidable, for example, groups need to pass through one another’s territory to reach the stream during when the dry season arrive. Moreover increasing number of monkey population pressures also bring groups into more frequent contact.
Usually the monkeys in Ubud Monkey Forest Area rest at night and are active during the day, which lead them to constant contact with visitors during the park’s operating hours. Visitors are welcome to observe daily activities of monkeys at close range, and can even sit or play next to monkeys along the park’s. One thing must be unforgotten, visitors are not allowed to disturb these monkeys. Sometimes the monkeys act more aggressive when seeing food, so it is best for you to hide your food in the bag of pocket so they can’t see it.
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