The Ubud Monkey Forest is a most visited nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Bali. The Forest located in Ubud Region, Bali, Indonesia. They also are known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal. The Monkey Forest is easily located nearby the Ubud Town Centre. Within short walking distance from hotels and resorts alongside the main roads of Jalan Hanoman.
In this tour you can watch the monkeys play in their natural habitat, swinging and feeding on bananas. The Forest provide cool walks alongside smooth pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. Beautiful historical temples with guard sculptures covered in moss also featured throughout the forest.
That visitor, who staying outside of Ubud and arriving for a 1-day trip. They must visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, as well as the Ubud Royal Palace and The expansive Ubud Art Market. All these places are only under the 10-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest.
The Monkey Forest is the home to three biggest Hindu temples. All temples are apparently constructed around 1350.
1st, The Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal situated in the southwestern part of the park. Also known as the Padangtegal Great Temple of Death. The temple made for worshiping the god Hyang Widhi in the personification of Shiva, the Recycler or Transformer.
2nd, The Pura Beji, in the northwest side of the park. the Temples used for the worship of Hyang Widhi in the personification of the goddess Ganga. A “Holy Spring” bathing temple, it is a place of spiritual and physical cleansing and purification prior to religious ceremonies.
The last, The Pura Prajapati Temple located on the northeast side of the park. the temple made for to worship Hyang Widhi in the personification of Prajapati. A cemetery adjacent to this temple receives the bodies of the deceased for temporary burial while they await a mass cremation ceremony, held once every five years
The temples play an essential role in the religious life of the local community, and the monkey and its myth are vital in the Balinese art tradition. The Monkey Forest area sanctified by the local community and some area of it are not open to the public. Holy areas of the temples closed to all people except those ready to pray and wear proper Balinese praying dress.
Becoming a tourist attraction, the Ubud Monkey Forest is well-known for its preservation efforts. Research and studies consistently carried out for watching the monkeys’ health, diet and breeding habits.
Ubud Monkey Forest Info
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun 08:00 – 18:00
Address: Jalan Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Phone No: +62 (0)361 971 304
How to get there: Get started from the Ubud main road and enter south-side into Jalan Hanoman, which leads you to a right turn towards the sanctuary.
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