Friday, February 21, 2014
Monkey Forest, Bali (part 1)
The second place we visited in Bali was Bali's unique forest where monkeys are the kings: Monkey Forest at the famous Ubud area. Even before we entered the area, monkeys were easily spotted everywhere. Can you see some?
This is the entrance to the forest. There are paths for visitors to explore the forest without having to be afraid of getting lost.
After paying for about 20,000 rupiah or around 2,000 Won, we started off our adventure into the land of monkeys. But, Freya was adamant to beg us not to go in:-)
But, Dear...of course we got to enter the forest. We paid for it..and trust me...you'd find something interesting inside. Freya sulkily agreed.
hmm...just like other parts of Bali, green lush tropical forests were visible. It's so soothing to the eyes. Despite the tropical heat in Bali, we're content to what we're experiencing.
We're warned not to bring any food or beverages from outside...lest the monkeys would snatch them from our hands. We got to keep our belongings inside the tightly-zipped bags:-)
These two statues stood at the entrance to the old Balinese temple lied beneath those trees. what trees? well...let's just go see it.
These cow and elephant statues were surprisingly big.
oh...so these were the trees...with their roots uprooting themselves ....out into the air...hmm eerie. and down there ...obscurely obstructed by the trees...I could see the temple. Okay..let's go.