It is known to most of people that Bali, which is counted among the most visited island destinations in Indonesia, is home to several points of interest. The Ubud Monkey Forest, which uses the concept of the ‘Tri Hita Karana’, is the main one of them.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Officially the ‘Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary’, the Ubud Monkey Forest, which is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, is counted among the most famous points of interest in Bali. Situated within the village of Padangtegal, this monkey forest, which is regarded by the residents of the village as a significant economic, spiritual, conservation and educational center of the village, is visited by more than 10,000 tourists per month.
Covering its area of approx 12.5 hectares or 30.8 acres, the Ubud Monkey Forest, which is very hilly and forested, is home to at least 186 various species of trees.
Temples in Ubud Monkey Forest
During the visit of the Ubud Monkey Forest, you would find three Hindu temples, built in approx 1350 A.D. All the three temples play a significant role in the spiritual life of the community of the locality. The holy temples are open for only the people with the desire of praying and putting on the proper praying costume of Bali. The detail on the temples is following:
The Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal
Literally the ‘Padangtegal Great Temple of Death’, the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, which is also called the major temple, is situated in the southwestern part of the park. This charming temple is dedicated to the god Hyang Widhi in personification of Lord Shiva.
The Pura Prajapati
Used for worshipping Hyang Widhi in personification of Lord Brahma Prajapati, the Pura Prajapati, which has its literal meaning the ‘Prajapati Temple’, is situated in the northeastern part of the park. This temple is also called the Cremation Temple.
The Pura Beji
Nestled in the northwestern part of the park, the Pura Beji, which is used for the worship of Hyang Widhi in personification of the goddess Ganga, has its literal meaning the Beji Temple. Boasting of being a place of physical and spiritual purification and cleansing before the ceremonies of religion, it is a ‘Holy Spring’ bathing temple.
Monkeys in Ubud Monkey Forest
During the visit of the Ubud Monkey Forest, which is perfect for getting a plenty of fresh air, you would find approx 700 monkeys. Locally called the ‘Balinese long tailed monkeys’, the crab eating macaques are found in this park.
08:30 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.
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08:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
In this way, it can be justly said that the Ubud Monkey Forest is perfect for visiting during the tour of Bali. If you are also willing for paying a visit to this point of interest, Enjoy Bali tour packages With Life Partner, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India.