What to do in Bali, The Ubud Monkey Forest
Are you curious about why people love to visit Bali? There are so many ways to travel and relax in this island, it can be difficult to choose what to do here because there are so many activities to choose from.
A kind guest at our spacious Villa Tirta Indah mentioned their favorite activities on a recent tripadvisor review. Jeff says, "I liked the Monkey Forest the most. The monkeys are free to interact with the tourists... The forest and stream were beautiful, in addition to the monkeys." I agree with Jeff. The Monkey forest is a place to enjoy and will hopefully be one of your top choices when you travel Asia.
The Monkey forest is a conservation effort of Bali meant to induce visitors with a sense of Tri Hita Karana, which literally means, "Three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being”. This is a Hindu concept of harmony in life. Those three relationships mentioned in the Balinese phrase are speaking of that culturally sought after harmony between humans and humans, humans and their environment, and humans with The Supreme God.
These three relationships are celebrated in Bali on Tumpek Kandang but can be witnessed almost everyday in the monkey forest.
The monkey forest has become an international tourist destination which creates a place of peace and harmony for visitors. Located in the heart of the city, the region is a place which conserves rare plants for ritual purpose, and also acts as a natural laboratory for educational institutions.
The monkey forest is an increasingly important spot for ongoing research and conservation programs. Providing researchers from various institutions around the world a place to conduct studies on monkey social interaction and behavior with the surrounding environment.
Due to the significant importance of the site, visitors are asked to abide by certain rules which are inspired to care for the forest and its creatures. Such as, not to feed the monkeys or leave behind litter. There are also designated areas of the park restricted to tourists. Such as the temple. The temple area is accessible only to persons willing to pray and wear proper Balinese attire.
If you would like to discover more information about the monkey forest, please contact us at Villa Tirta Indah where we love to pamper our guests. We look forward to sharing our majestic culture with you!