Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bali Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Are you a fan of monkeys? Well, if you are then you'll be in for a treat when you visit the Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Bali.

For me, on the other hand.. an not much a fan of the monkeys. But still I enjoyed this place - more so for its greens being surrounded with huge trees and a stream as well.

Tickets to the entrance. 
Btw back to the monkeys.. I bought some bananas at the entrance. And these monkeys were rather 'aggressive', or at least more aggressive than the ones I know.

There are loads of bananas up for sale at the entrance. Get them if you wanna experience some monkey business!
For before I know it, they were coming to the other tourists and sort of grabbing their bananas. Not wanting that, I gave mine quickly away - so they need not grab but be given!

Thought this monkey looked all good for a shot. Quite a pose eh on the rock!
Baby monkey, papa monkey, mummy monkey.. all can be found here! Personally, I find the baby monkeys more adorable (and less daring) haha!
Overall, the place is nice and chilling. It's not big but there are some worth while photo taking pictures as tourists.

Quite a view right :)
The stream is peaceful

A place to visit, if you have some spare time while in Ubud area.

*The monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques (scientific name is Macaca fascicuiaris).

*The Sacred Monkey Forest is the location of Padangtegal's Pura Dalem.

*The Sacred Monkey Forest apparently has 115 separate species of trees.

Some of these trees are considered holy and are used in various Balinese spiritual practices. Examples include the Majegan, which is used exclusively for the building of shrines; or the Berigin, whose leaves are used in cremation ceremonies.

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