Alas Kedaton

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Jalan Kapten Tendean, Bali, Indonesia

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pearcetoyou pearceto…
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Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest Mar 21, 2011
There are no shortages of temples and monkey forests in Bali. This one was probably the third one I have visited. Alas Kedaton is a small forest in the middle of a rice field. From Denpasar the monkey forest is around 17 km, and from Kuta around 14 km. When you get to the parking lot at the entrance, the monkeys are already there, hoping you will feed them. Entrance fee is very cheap. There are many gift shops that you must pass by before actually getting into the actual temple grounds. The monkeys seem more tame here, some people actually let them sit on their shoulder when they feed them (Rini)! haha

There is a pathway that passes by the side of the temple, leading through part of the forest. It circles around and you will arrive back at the shops. Although I never let any of the monkeys get up on my shoulder, one thing that makes this monkey forest memorable, I did hold a snake and a bat, both of them were huge, as you can see in the pictures. They charge you to do this, but then you can take all the pictures you want. They also offer to take pictures for more money. Alas Kedaton is not crowded, at all. It's a nice place to stop and vist. If you want some history lessons on the temple, there are guides who will take you through.
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Acy_jkt Acy_jkt
118 reviews
Holy Monkey Forest Dec 11, 2010
Alas Kedaton is the name of a temple in the holy forest. Many monkeys live in this forest as they believe as the guards. The tour going to this holy place is usually when you are going to Bedugul area in Tabanan district.

The place itself is pretty quiet unlike the other tourism places in Bali, you can feel the sacred and quietness.

The complex has three yards that are the outside, middle and center yard. In the center and middle yard are encircled by wall and the outside yard is representing a open yard. The monkey is not the only animal you will find here, you will also find huge bats and snake that you can take picture with.

The entrance fee is so cheap like other temples in Bali. And you will find some women approaching you to become your tour guide. It is for free, but when the tour is done, you will be requested to buy something from their store which is located just outside the entrance as a compensation for being your tour guide. They will reject a free money. You can just say no to their offer as a tour guide or just buy something from their store, with bargains.
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rintjez rintjez
33 reviews
Alas Kedaton - Monkey Forest Jul 04, 2008
Alas Kedaton a Monkey Forest located in Tabanan, in Bali. This is definitely a place for MONKEY LOVERS! Even though the monkeys are more behaved and friendly compared to Sangeh and Uluwatu, it is a must to be escorted by a tour guide when you enter this place. The guide will instruct you on how to feed the monkeys and how to avoid too much Love from the monkeys!

As at similar areas, the monkeys are always thrilled by the peanuts! You can buy peanuts at a booth provided in the garden for only Rp. 3000 approximately US$0.30 (30 cents). You are allowed to give the peanuts to the monkeys and they will play and climb on your shoulder, or actually, all over you! Sort of cool, if you like Monkeys, but still, be calm and careful!

Be really careful when you are in very close contact with the Monkeys, because sometimes, if they don’t understand your “affection” they might scratch or bite you. Ask my fellow-traveler, RiJo! Fortunately, the monkeys are regularly injected; therefore they are tetanus-free.
Rijo and the monkey
Rini and the monkey
Breast Grabbing!!!!!!
Flies much???
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