Visiting Bali surely will made your holiday experience more excited.
Do you know why...?
Because this tiny island is very rich with its beauty. Much less, when you have a chance going to monkey forest...,
where you will see hundreds of funny local primates walking around you. They're all so gorgeous...!
Monkeys indeed very cute animal and its existence only can be witnessed if you enter the monkey forest, which scattered around Bali.
Bali Monkey Forest is a sacred animals sanctuary which inhabited by hundreds of Bali native local primates.
And in scientific, type of these animals belongs into long tailed macaque classification that found a lot mostly in tropical countries.
Specifically in Bali island, the existence of these local apes conservation often called Holy Monkey Forest.
All monkeys that found in Bali are strickly protected by local goverment regulation also Balinese people really respected of them.
If we talk about the existence and sanctity of monkey forest in Bali is really interesting to be discussed, because almost in every monkey forest that found in Bali,
definitely there is a sacred place inside, with it's main function commonly used by the Balinese Hindu society to express sense of gratitude to the God.
Especially the existence of tropical forests that are giving greening contribution to the Bali island environment with its local primates that live peacefully in it.
Few holy monkey forest found in Bali, ie:
- Alas Kedaton holy monkey forest temple, located at Kukuh village, Marga sub-district, Tabanan regency
- Uluwatu holy monkey forest cliff temple, located at Pecatu village, South Kuta, Badung regency.
- Sangeh monkey forest temple sanctuary, located at Sangeh village, Abiansemal sub-district, Badung regency.
- Ubud holy monkey forest temple, located at Ubud art village, Ubud sub-district, Gianyar regency.
- Bedugul area towards Singaraja north Bali direction.
- Pulaki holy monkey forest temple in west Bali.
The animal of this native macacas found easily almost in every tropical forest in Bali.
All of these monkeys types in Latin often called "MACACAS FASCICULARIS", with the average weights of Monkey young male around 8 to 10 Kg,
and Monkey young female around 4 to 8 Kg, while the Baby monkey approximately 350 Gr with black fur and crested head.
The whole of monkeys found in this island strickly protected by law, besides according to the belief of Hindu society in Bali, monkeys are also classified into one of sacred animal, in addition of Cows, Geese, etc.
All sacred temples that existed in every monkey forest found in Bali is strongly associated with the local knowledge of Balinese people, to express sense of gratitude also to appreciate jungles able to sustain balance of nature.
In addition, monkey forest also being used as a conservation, education and favorite tourist attraction, so then travelers who come to visit the place can freely walk around and do natural contact without interfere the monkeys animal.
Tips when visit Bali Monkey Forest:
Another important thing that you should know, if you intend to visit monkey forest (Bali native animals), how you should always be aware to all your personal items, such as: glasses, all jewelries, hats, and other hand bags.
- Because unconsciously, all your belongings could be quickly taken by the monkeys.
- If you don't want to feed the monkeys, enough just keep your distance then open your hand.
- Do not put your hand in the pants pocket when walking in to the monkey forest area,
Because mostly monkeys will find out, if there is any food that you hide in your pocket, pants, or bags.
and suddenly the monkeys will could jump on your body to find food.
So our advice, please always to open your hand when walking around into the monkey forest as a sign that you are not carrying anything.
and please always keep the distance, do not get too close to the monkeys, don't also made a strong eye contact when the ape animals approach you.
Try not to be panic, just get used to your attitude when passing in front of those monkeys,
This action is the most important, never once in a while to touch the body of monkeys, because monkey is a very sensitive animal, because most likely the monkey will attack you instantly.
Even if you want to take any photos to the monkeys, please try to keep your distance and not get too close to them !.
Generally Bali tours program that visit holy monkey forest, ie:
- Uluwatu cliff temple tour
- Ubud art villages tour
- Singaraja North Bali countryside tour
- Tanah Lot sea temple tour
Finally...comes also to the end explanation of Bali monkey forest from us.
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