Monkey Forest in Ubud
Monkey Forest in Ubud
Monkey Forest in Ubud is definitely a must see attraction while you are in Bali. If you are staying in Ubud area then you can easily visit the Monkey Forest by your self. As we were not staying in Ubud, while visiting the Monkey Forest, we booked a driver for the day. He organized the perfect whole day trip to amazing Ubud and he picked us up from our hotel in Legian. We went on this tour with Oman from Buddy Bali Tours. You can find the whole review here>
The mission of The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is conserving the area based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana. Tri Hita Karana is a philosophy in Hinduism. Tri Hita Karana is derived from the word of “Tri” meaning three, “Hita” which means happiness, and “Karana” which means the cause or manner. Thus, Tri Hita Karana means “Three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being”. Based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana, The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is an international tourist destination where they try to create peace and harmony for the visitors.
Based on the analysis of Pura Purana (a holy book made from palm tree leaves, as a historical document of the temple) temples in The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud are built around the middle of the 14th century. There are three temples in the area of the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. The first one is Pura Dalem Agung, the second one is Pura Beji and the third one is Pura Prajapati.
The type of monkeys that live in the area of The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud are called Balinese long-tailed monkeys. There are about 600 monkeys living in this area. This type of primate is active during the day and rests at night. The pregnancies of female monkeys are about 6 months and generally, one infant is born. Monkey’s baby stays with their mother for about 10 months and thereafter will live independently. The lifespan of male monkey is up to 15 years while of the female monkey is up to 20 years. The main food for the monkeys is sweet potato, combined with banana, papaya leaf, corn, cucumber, coconut and other local fruit.
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