a Sanctuary in the Tabanan Bali – Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest
Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is a small forest with a width of about 6 – 7 hectares located in the middle of the rice fields in Tabanan regency, west part of Bali. The size of this forest, temple and supporter facility is about 12 hectares. In this forest, there is a temple called Alas Kedaton Temple with a natural environment with a fresh atmosphere. Meanwhile, the monkeys are tame and free gallivanting in the temple yard. We can find cute monkeys jumping around. climbing up the trees or temple building. The monkey-like custodian of the temple, are always ready to greet all visitors who visit this place. In addition, we can also meet the bats and some other animals. At least 24 types of grove plants have been identified in Alas Kedaton.
Alas Kedaton is a Place of Interest in Bali
Alas Kedaton is located in Kukuh countryside, Marga Sub district, Tabanan Regency. Furthermore, The journey go to this place can be done easily by using motor vehicle follow the main road from Denpasar to Tabanan. Moreover, we can see the beautiful nature during the trip to this tourist destination.
Alas Kedaton Temple have three yards such as are external yard, middle and center yard. In the center and middle yard are encircled by wall and the outside yard is representing a open yard. The interesting point of this temple is the inside yard representing holy yard, its situation lower than the middle yard. Meanwhile, the different thing compare with the general temples in Bali is the land position in the main temple area. Here, the land of temple area is lower than the second and external yard.
Temple Festival at Alas Kedaton Temple
The temple ceremony in alas Kedaton temple is carried out every 210 days a year. It is on Anggarakasih Medangsia (Balinese Hindu Calendar) or on every Tuesday where on that time the local people go for worshiping or pray to request the safety and prosperity. The unique in this ceremony is do not use the fire and do not hence Penjor and also finished before the sunset or before the night is come.
Alas Kedaton – Bali Places of Interest
In growth of handling of this tourist destination, Alas Kedaton has several become a training site for tourism nature, environmental handling and aggro tourism. Alas Kedaton is many visited by the tourists from local and foreign countries in August, December until January. Meanwhile, the local tourist to visit it during holiday season and feast day of Ramadan (Muslim holiday). In front of Alas Kedaton temple, there are quite a lot small shops selling the handicraft as souvenir such as clothes, pants and other handicrafts. And also, there are food stall, toilet and large parking area. Meanwhile, other places of Interest nearby and close with Alas Kedaton are Taman Ayun Temple, Ulun Danu Temple Bedugul, Botanical Garden, Ulun Danu Temple, Tanah Lot Temple, Tabanan Hot Spring, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace as well as Batukaru Temple.
Favorite Tours to Visit Places of Interest in Tabanan Regency
Tabanan Regency is a famous regency and well known as a center of rice in Bali Island. This region is featured by many places of interest those are most appointed as tourist destinations and the following favorite land tours that we can recommend to you includes Bedugul Tour, Batukaru Tour, Tanah Lot Tour, Tanah Lot Sunset Dinner Package, Bali Farm Tour, Rafting Tanah Lot Tour Package and Tanah Lot Tour for Cruise Line.
- Parking area
- Public toilet
- Admission fee
- Souvenir shops
- Money changer
- Drinks stall
- Local guide