Alas Kedaton

Attraction Jalan Batukaru, Kukuh, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia Published on: 15-03-2016

1 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 07:00 PM
09:00 AM
10:30 AM
Second-time visit
1.20 USD

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Alas Kedaton is a small rain forest with 12 hectares size of land located in Marga district, Tabanan Regency, west part of Bali Island.

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Why Alas Kedaton is special ?

Alas Kedaton monkey forest is one of the most famous holy monkey forest sanctuary in Bali, the forest covers 6.4 hectares inhabited by monkeys and big bats, the name Alas Kedaton is taken from the Balinese words "Alas" which means forest and "Kedaton" means the palace (formerly called Keraton).

Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is easily regarded as the island’s ‘other monkey forest’ after the most prominent and often visited Ubud Monkey Forest with its band of monkeys. Alas Kedaton is rather off the beaten track as it is located quite far from the main tourist destinations of the island.


What to explore at Alas Kedaton?

In the southeast of this forest, there is a small flat land which is believed as a grave of monkeys. This flat land had been researched by Denpasar Archeological Department in 1979 together with the students from Udayana University but never found monkey carcasses in the ground. The monkeys in Alas Kedaton are the tame monkeys and roaming free in the temple courtyard hence sometime break the serenity ambiance of forest cause of it voices, jumping through the wall even the temple roof, bathing at ditch water or hanging in the trees that make the interesting to see. Those monkeys are looking keep the temple that always ready to welcome every visitor to visit this forest.


How to get to Alas Kedaton?

Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is located in Kukuh Village, Marga District and Tabanan Regency. The trip to this site can be easily done by any vehicles by following the main road from Denpasar to Tabanan and when arriving at Kedir Town, you just follow the road to the Marga direction which is just 5 km from this town until you find the signboard of this forest. From the main road, the visitor must take the road within 300 meter to the east until arriving at this forest.


Selling points

  • Good place to see monkeys
  • Great experience with "free range" monkeys
  • Great adventure in the forest with many monkeys
  • Worth to visit if you in Tabanan area
  • Nice place for kids with monkeys
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Jalan Batukaru, Kukuh, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia

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Tips for you

  • If you want to take a photo shoot with the monkeys, on your shoulders perhaps, better be very still and let the animals approach you in the first place, rather than chasing them about.
  • If you are doling out the food at a pace that doesn't suit any one of those lined up to receive it, they will grab-quicker than lightning – and often bite to make you give up the tasty treats.
  • It is not advisable to purchase the peanuts and bananas sold for feeding the animals. These monkeys are wild animals and dependence upon hand-outs disrupts their natural feeding cycle.
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  • When return, you will pass through the souvenir shops, stop for a drink or select one of the eateries outside the gate for a snack or meal.
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  • You can also get to see the snake and bats or you can take photos with them with an extra fee.
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  • Ensure that your menu has prices, before you order. Otherwise, it’s practice time to hone your bargaining skills!


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Alas kedaton monkey forest located in the middle of rice field at Tabanan regency . It's worth to visit if you pass by Tabanan or Taman Ayun since its located nearby. Make sure not to touch the monkey since they will be aggressive and also be sure to watch your personal belonging carefully. Beside that the place were worth to visit.

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