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Ubud Monkey Forest

The presence of forest is a demonstration of the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature. In Bali, sanctuaries such as the Monkey Forest are usually in village areas, often surrounded by sacred temples. These cultural sanctuaries are not only an important part of Balinese heritage but also an important part of everyday life. Temple festivals are regularly held for the villagers and the gods in such areas. A Balinese temple is more than just a collection of pagodas and pavilions. The area enclosed by temple walls and the forest area surrounding it is sacred. These temples and the forest are essential for renewing contact with the spiritual world. The activities associated with these areas are essential in maintaining harmony between humans, nature, and cosmos. Not only are ancestral spirits and gods given offerings and prayers, but also the spirits of trees and statues in the Monkey Forest are given offerings and prayers by the Pemangku and local villagers.

The type of monkeys that live in the area of The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud), known as the Balinese long-tailed monkey, in scientific called Macaca fascicularis. In English called macaque.

There are about 600 monkeys living in this area. Because of the considerable population, the conflicts between groups of monkeys cannot be avoided. Sometimes for a specific reason, such as a bath to the river in the dry season, certain groups must cross the other group’s territory.

This type of primate is active during the day and rest at night. The pregnancies of the female monkeys are about 6 months and generally, 1 infant is born. Very rarely are twins. Monkey’s baby stays with their mother for about 10 months and thereafter will be weaned to live independently.

Our resort is only 10 minutes drive from Ubud monkey forest. It is nestled in the most strategic location – within walking distance to the city center, market and rice field, The Sungu Resort is beyond a formal city resort. The Sungu Resort is a fusion of traditional boutique resort and a lush tropical garden.

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