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THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST

THE SACRED MONKEY FOREST

Located on the south end of, well, the Monkey Forest Road, the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud is an invitation for a short walk in the jungle and a visit the Dalem Agung Padantegal, a temple under the protection of monkeys.

It’s quite fun to see them play around in the trees and even take a dive in the small pond near the temple. As for other “monkey-ruled territories”, make sure to protect your belongings!

 

GOA GAJAH

2 km South-East from Ubud, Goa Gajah, “the elephant cave”, is a sacred Hindu sanctuary from the 9th century. It was first mentioned in the 1365 Javanese poem called Desawarnana. The Elephant Cave itself is a large gaping mouth surrounded by demons carved in stone, symbolizing the entrance to another reality. According to ...

A name that must have given cold sweats to many Balinese of the 18th century until the 1940’s! The Royal Court of Justice in Semarapura was the place where serious offenses were judged. Semarapura used to be the capital of Bali when it was a kingdom. Most royal families are from the Klungkung area, who played a vital role in the ...

Pura Batu Bolong

The small pagodas of the modest Balinese temple Pura Batu Bolong are perched at the end of a rocky volcanic promontory that leaps seaward into the Indian Ocean and is a family favorite spot to watch the sunset. The name comes from the rock underneath the temple pierced with a natural hole, Batu Bolong, literally means 'rock with ...

Always wear a sarong and sash. You can usually rent one at most temple’s entrance, or buy one if you want to keep it as a souvenir Do not walk in front of people when they are praying. Do not use flash or point your camera at the priest's face. Never sit higher than the priest or the offerings. During cremation ceremonies, do not ...

Ulun Danu Temple - Beratan Bedugul Lake

The crater lake 'floating' temple of bali dates back to the late 1663 and is situated on the edge of lake Bratan in Bedugal. This water temple used for worshipping the Hindu trinity Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva and Dewi Danu the water goddess of Balinese Hindu's, lies  just north of Bali where the weather is cold and the villas have ...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK

Sound of Mine: The Sound of Alternative Rock with a Touch of Blues and More!

Bali has sure seen the birth and progress of numerous bands this year, and here we are, happy to do our part related to the births and happenings related to the island's music scene! We are sure passionate to cheer for the newcomers to make their way and earn their place, of course starting in the local scene.   This week we...

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