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Ubud & Monkey Forest

Places of interest :: Ubud village is one of tourist places and destination in Bali, it is popular with central of art, painting museum, puri saren,  traditional market and monkey forest, below is the information

Ubud is located an hour drive from the southern part of Bali and is part of Gianyar Regency. Ubud Village is also well known as a culture village where we easily find the local community presenting traditional cultures from the ritual up to the traditional dance performances. Ubud formely was a small kingdom, but it was become famous tourist resort nowadays. Ubud is onece of tourist destination in Bali.

The development of this village had begun, In year 1920’s, with the arrival two European artist people that are Rodolf Bonnet from Dutch and Walter Spies from Germany inscribe the new history of artistic growth paint the countryside of Ubud. Second, the European artist introduce the European esthetics technique especially illumination area, shadow, perspective and anatomy. All local artists permeate the new technique matching with value and base on local mind fixed take the traditional so that able to give the separate identity by the name Ubud. Ubud Village progressively famous as a born area of all painters because the existence of the cooperation between Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati and Rudolf Bonnet to form the Pita Maha. Pita Maha represent a place to discuss the artistic growth and problem paint, and also to compare mind to each other and introducing result of art which they own. Ubud known ass central of art.

In Ubud you able to visit Ubud’s Sacred Monkey forest is one of the most worth while visits in the area of Ubud and offers a fantastic blend of Balinese natural life in terms of the monkeys and the ancient protected huge rainforest trees, as well as culture of the Balinese that inhabit the entire area of Ubud where the culture remains the strongest of all the island and the temple and of Padangtegal which is dedicated to not only the monkeys but the entire surrounding area.

Ubud Monkey Forest is dwelt by 200 monkeys, pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. Among the amount monkeys living in this forest, there are 23 adult male, 79 adult female and 98 still baby. All the monkeys in this forest consisted of three groups, dwell certain area and use the certain place and certain time. However, it also happened that entire group can use the forest and whenever two groups are existing at same place and time, they will fight each other. These monkeys are believed as Gods Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, The Hindu Temple exist in the middle of forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest and those are existing surround the forest and it is estimated built in the middle of 14 century, in the early governance of Gelgel dynasty.

Ubud Traditonal Market where the existence is not far different from other market which is there are in urban area. Ubud Traditional Market as a society economics center, it apposite to the existence of Ubud Empire that is Puri Saren. Market which is unfolding from west to easterly divided become two group with different purpose. The block at the west is for a traditional artistic market and the block located in the east as an everyday traditional fundamental market requirement

Puri Saren Ubud (Ubud Palace) is an Ubud Kingdom Palace with beautiful Balinese traditional houses as a residence of Ubud King. It is set in the center of Ubud Bali with traditional art market just in front of it and it is found by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel who has commanded from year 1800 – 1823. This palace is an artistic cultural life center, while the traditional market is the symbol of local economics resident. The existence of Puri Saren as a palace is equipped by a Wantilan/auditorium that is a large building of meeting room and a banyan tree as shelter place at the daytime.

Panting Museum is located about 200 meters from Puri Saren / Ubud Palace and it is dissociated by dell, climb a piece of wide plain with beautiful view. It is situated in calm and peaceful area of Ubud Bali so that this place is an ideal place for who wish to see and enjoy result of art from all big actor like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog, Rudof Bonnet, Walter Spies and more.

Ubud is an ideal place to see Balinese dance. Legong, Ramayana, Baris, Kecak, and the fire dance are performed nightly in or around the Ubud area. Ubud also gives the opportunity to see the real Bali. It’s a place for leisurely strolls through rice paddies and lush forest, all within walking distance from the center of Ubud.

Tour :: Ubud Bali Tour