Places of Interest in Bali, Monkey Forest in BaliAlas Kedaton is a
small forest with the width about 6-7ha located in the middle of the
rice field in Tabanan regency, west part of Bali. The total size of
this forest, temple and its supporter facility is about 12 ha. In this
forest, there is a temple called Alas Kedaton Temple and owns the
natural environments that is looked green with its fresh air and create
the calm, quite and holy atmosphere. The monkeys in Alas Kedaton are
very tame and free gallivanting in temple yard, so that the calm
atmosphere is sometime solved by noise voice of the monkey, which are
playing around and scrambling of food. The monkeys who dwell in this
forest, there are jump up and down in temple wall, take a bath in moat
or there is also hang out in few leaves representing impression view.
The monkey like as custodian of temple, which are always ready to greet
all visitor who are paying a visit to this place. Beside monkeys, in
Kedaton forest also can be met the bats and some other animals. At
least 24 types of grove plant have been identified in Alas Kedaton.
Places of interest in Bali, Alas Kedaton, Bali Monkey ForestAlas
Kedaton is located in Kukuh countryside, Marga Sub district, Tabanan
Regency . The journey go to this place can be done easily by using
motor vehicle follow the major roadway from Denpasar to Tabanan. On the
way go to this tourist place, we will see the beautiful nature view
where in front of us will meet the carpet of rice field and irrigation
voice at the side of road to bear the impression/peaceful atmosphere.
Alas Kedaton Temple have three yard that 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. This thing is different compare with the
general temples in Bali that are more goes to inside the temple, the
more higher the place will be. Beside of that another interesting point
of this temple owns four entrances.
Temple Festival at Alas Kedaton Temple
Places to see in Bali, Alas Kedaton Places to visitThe 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 society do the worship 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.
In growth of handling of this tourist destination, Alas Kedaton has
several become a training location about tourism nature, environmental
handling and agro tourism. Alas Kedaton is many visited by the tourist
from local and foreign countries which are generally a lot of paying a
visit on August, December until January, while the local tourist
generally pay a visit on holiday season and feast day of Ramadan
(Moslem holiday) and this place is good to be visited in the day time.
In front of Alas Kedaton temple there are quite a lot small shops
selling the handicraft as souvenir, for example clothes, pants and
other handicrafts. Others, there are some shops booth selling food and
beverage, toilet and park area which is wide enough.