Ubud Monkey Forest, a Place You Must Visit When You are in Bali
Ubud Monkey Forest is a famous place in Ubud Village. This tourist destination is one of interesting places that you must visit when you are in Bali. Ubud Monkey Forest that’s the name of this tourist destination. The mission of This Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud) is conserving the area based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana. Tri Hita Karana is ones of philosophy in Hinduism. This concept is derived from the word of “Tri” meaning three, “Hita” which means happiness, and “Karana” which means the cause or manner. Tri Hita Karana means “Three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being”. Ubud Monkey Forest is located in Ubud village, Gianyar regency, Bali – Indonesia. That’s about 1 and half an hour to get there from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The substance of Tri Hita Karana is how to make people maintain a harmonious relationship in this life. Those three relationships comprise of harmonious relationships between humans, environment, and the Supreme God. The implementation of Tri Hita Karana can be seen in a special ritual activities especially animal and tree ceremony. These days are called Tumpek Kandang and Tumpek Uduh. During these days, the animal and plant is the subject of the ritual.
Based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana, this Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary as a feature of international tourist destination in Bali. And also, it can be the heart of the city, the conservation of rare plants and plants for ritual purpose. Moreover, it can be a natural laboratory for educational institutions.
Tips When You are Visiting Ubud Monkey Forest
Well guys, I will give you tips when visiting Ubud Monkey Forest, If you bring a bag (plastic or paper) or plastic bottle, we suggest you to entrust and left at our ticket counter, to protect your goods from monkey. If you want to interact or feed the monkey, please do it carefully. If you are giving bananas or food to the monkey and they approached to take it, do not ever try to pull it back. To maintain the monkey’s health, please do not feed the monkeys by peanuts, biscuits, bread, or any other human snacks. In order to conserve the monkeys and forests, we engage you to keep the forests, wildlife, and the environment in good manner.
This forest area is sanctified by the local people community. There are some parts of the area that prohibited for the public to see or visit. For example, the sacred area or temple. The temple area is only accessible for whom willing to pray and wear proper Balinese praying dress.