If you want to enjoy nature and fauna, you can visit the zoo or animal breeding grounds. While enjoying the beauty of the trees, you can see thousands of animals in a cage. However, how does it feel if this time nature travels but animals are released freely and allowed to interact with visitors, isn’t it exciting?
Well, Nature Tourism in Monkey Forest Bali is one of the crowded tourist attractions visited by tourists when visiting Bali. Uniquely, in the forest in this place is inhabited by hundreds of monkeys that are free to roam in nature. Well, are you curious about what the excitement of nature tourism in Ubud Monkey Forest Bali? Previously, let us review about this tourist spot here.
The History of Monkey Forest Ubud
Ubud Monkey Forest is a complex of nature reserves and temples, also known as the Sacred Mandala of Wenara Wana, whose mission is to preserve the area based on the Tri Hita Karana concept. Tri Hita Karana has one philosophy which is “Tri” means ‘three’, “Hita” means ‘happiness’ and “Karana” which means ‘cause of happiness’. Combined, Tri Hita Karana means “Three ways to achieve physical and mental well-being”
Tri Hita Karana teaches how humans can maintain harmonious relationships in life in this world. The three relationships combine harmonious relationships between human beings, the environment and relationship with God. With that concept, the Holy Mandala Wenara Wana (Ubud Monkey Forest) will become a leading tourist attraction that creates harmony and peace to anyone who visits. Not only that, Ubud Monkey Forest is not only the lungs of the city but also a place of preservation of rare plants and yadnya (ceremonies).
Monkey Forest Ubud location
For those of you who are from out of town, who intend to want to enjoy the excitement of the Monkey Forest tour in Ubud, you can travel by air to arrive in Bali. If traveling by air, you can just leave by using the airline destination for Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Many airlines offer cheap flight ticket promo destinations such as AirAsia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Batik Air and others. For more savings, you can also visit trusted airline ticket online booking sites such as Airpaz for cheaper plane ticket prices.
The Monkey Forest Ubud tourist attractions are located on Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali – Indonesia. If you depart from Ngurah Rai Airport to Ubud Monkey Forest you have to travel – / + 36 km with 60-90 minutes of travel time if the conditions are not too bad. You can use a private vehicle or join a travel tour package that is widely offered by travel agents in Bali and can visit the Ubud Monkey Forest Bali location easily.
Route to Ubud Monkey Forest
Monkey Forest in Ubud is a tourist spot that is always visited by tourists, therefore every holiday season arrives, it is always crowded. To get there you can use personal vehicles such as renting a car or motorcycle. However, if you want to go to Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, you can also use public transportation and spend more money. You can use the shuttle bus to get to Ubud.
The famous shuttle bus operator in Bali is Perama Tour. If you want to take the shuttle bus, you can ride from the Perama Tour office on Jalan Legian Selatan, Kuta which is not far from the Bali Bomb monument. Shuttle bus schedules to Ubud are available at 6 am, 10 am, 13.30 and 16.30. The shuttle bus will stop at Jalan Hanoman Ubud, the price of the shuttle bus ticket is IDR 50,000 but if you buy a PP ticket the price will be IDR 80,000 to commute.
From Jalan Hanoman Ubud to Ubud Monkey Forest, you can walk about 1 km or take a motorcycle taxi to the location by paying a fee of Rp 10,000.
Entrance Ticket to Ubud Monkey Forest
To get into the Monkey Forest tour you have to buy an entrance ticket whose price for adults is IDR 80,000 / person and small children IDR 50,000 / person. With a relatively cheap price, you can already enjoy the excitement of a nature tourism vacation at Ubud Monkey Forest Bali.
The uniqueness of Ubud Monkey Forest
Monkey Forest Ubud is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud. Well, what makes it unique is that there are approximately 600 tails of Bali Long Tailed Apes that are free to roam in 5 places, namely; In front of the palace, Michelin, east, center and cemetery. Bali Long Tailed Apes are very active during the day. The uniqueness of the monkey here is that if you bring food, the monkey will definitely approach you in a group and take the food you bring. If you don’t give it you can be followed by the monkey until you give up giving you the food you brought.
The enchantment of Ubud Monkey Forest can also be seen from the well-preserved chicken reserve, seen from the dense green plants and tuber plants the ones that feed apes grow well. In addition, of course, you can also enjoy the cool natural forest.
The beauty of the Monkey Forest in Ubud is growing when I see the three temples in it. The three temples are Pura Dalem Agung which is located in the southwest of the nature reserve, this temple is a place of worship of Lord Shiva and Hyang Recyclers. The second, is Beji Temple in the northwest of the nature reserve area which is used as a place to worship the Goddess Ganga. This temple is also a place of purification before directing the ceremony (piodalan) and also as licking or cleansing oneself physically and mentally. The third temple is Prajapati Temple which is located in the east, this temple is adjacent to the cemetery. This temple as a place to worship Prajapati.
The graves in the temple complex in the nature reserve are only used temporarily to wait for the mass cremation which is held every 5 years.
Hotel On Jalan Monkey Forest Ubud
There are several lodgings located around Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, so you don’t need to travel far and are stuck in traffic to visit Ubud Monkey Forest Bali. Some of these accommodations are Champlung Sari Hotel, Anumana Hotel Ubud and Ubud Tropical Garden. The hotel is not far from Ubud Monkey Forest Bali, and is equipped with complete and safe facilities. The price of the hotel per night is starting from 450,000.
How? Exciting is not a vacation to Ubud Monkey Forest Bali? Nature tourism in Ubud Monkey Forest Bali certainly becomes an unforgettable traveling story with family. Oh yes, for cheaper vacation costs to Bali, you can take advantage of the “price reminder” feature from Airpaz which will help you find the price of plane tickets according to the desired price. Practical is not it? Come on, what are you waiting for, plan a fun vacation trip with friends and family to the island of Bali. Happy Traveling (Desy / rc)