Hello from Bali! Hope you have a wonderful day. Good day to tell to you all about the experience during holiday in Bali. As people know, Bali has so many tourist attractions. But some of tourist attractions have not discovered yet by the tourist. Besides of beaches, rice terrace, mountain, the temple and garden, Bali also has the unique tourist attraction and fascinating place to visit. Today I would like to give the information about the one of the favorite tourist destination you can enjoy during your holiday in Bali. Here is it!
Friendly Monkeys and huge nutmeg trees around the forest makes the holy Monkey forest Sangeh much more attractive and more beautiful. The Holy Monkey Forest, Sangeh and 14 hectares homogeneous Pala (nutmeg) forest, in habited by hundreds of tame monkeys. The trees cannot be found on any other part of Bali and their existence in this village remains a mystery. This is the biggest and the first monkey forest introduced as a tourism resort in Bali. The high Pala trees shade a mossy temple of Bukit Sari amidst the forest. It is a Hindu temple heritage by Mengwi Kingdom, which was build, in the 17th century.
Bukit Sari Temple. In the Sangeh Monkey Forest, a protected grove of nutmeg trees where tribes of monkeys well as honored guests can be found a spacious temple known as Bukit Sari Temple. This temple originally built by the royal family of Mengwi, and is now taken care of by the people from the village of Sangeh.
According to history Anak Agung Anglurah Made Karangasem Sakti, the adopted son of Raja Mengwi, Cokorda Sakti Blambangan, built Bukit Sari. Mengwi was once one of Bali’s major Kingdoms, nearby to Sangeh, only 18 km from Denpasar.
At the beginning of the 17th century the royal family of Mengwi ruled over the area Blambangan to East Java Anak Agung Anglurah Made Karangasem Sakti had from his childhood practiced “tapa rare” a kind of meditation wherein on the state of childhood.
Thus he obtained the inspiration to build a temple in the nutmeg forest at Sangeh. To this day, the Bukit Sari temple remains as a testament to the duty and respect that the Royal Family of Mengwi pays to the Gods of Mount Agung.