Birding on Pulau Serangan

Birding on Pulau Serangan

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Tringa cinerea, Terek Sandpiper

Summary:

The best spot for migrant waders on Bali. Always worth a look for Indonesian rarities.

Key bird species:

Beach Thick-knee, Oriental Plover, Chinese Egret, migrant shorebirds and terns.

Birdwatching locations:

Pulau Serangan has some of the best shorebird birding on Bali (in fact some of the best in Indonesia). The site is best visited by motorbike as in this way you can explore the many pools and causeways easily. There are several large seawater lagoons, areas of mangrove, flooded grassland (depending on the season), dry scrubland, and scrappy forest. The pools can hold massive numbers of migrant waders and terns, in particular Red-necked Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, large plovers and curlew. In amongst there look out for Terek Sandpiper, Grey-tailed Tattler, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Turnstone, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper and more. If the weather is right to find areas of flooded grassland, look out for Oriental Plover, Long-toed Stint and snipe. The mudflats around Pulau Serangan can also hold many waders, and are worth scanning to look for Chinese Egret. The scrubland around the pools holds many Savannah Nightjar and Barred Buttonquail, and should be worth exploring to find the far less common Small Buttonquail.

Access and Accommodation:

With your own bike (either a hired one, or a motorbike taxi) access is pretty easy. Take the causeway to the island and the immediately turn right onto the dirt track heading south. There is a small guard post at this point, but they wont normally stop you, and if they do, just say you are going birdwatching and you probably wont have any problem (don’t say you are taking pictures, however, as for some reason this does seem to cause them an issue!). Once on the side track head towards the lagoons and explore at your leisure! Take suntan lotion, or even an umbrella, as there is little shade here and the sun is relentless.

Birding around Bedugul

Birding around Bedugul
http://burung-nusantara.org/birding-sites/java-and-bali/bedugul/

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Myophonus glaucinus, Sunda Whistling Thrush, Ciungbatu Kecil-Sunda

Summary:

Birding in the hills of central Bali. A good range of species can be found here, including one or two things that are not so easy elsewhere.

Key bird species:

Javan Kingfisher; Sunda Thrush; Indonesian Honeyeater; Russet Bush-Warbler; Blood-breasted Flowerpecker

Birdwatching locations:

Bedugul is located at around 1,200 m in the hills of central Bali, on the main road that crosses the island heading to the town of Singaraja on the north coast. The hills around Lake Beratan have some quite good forest, which can most easily be accessed through Bedugul Botanic Gardens.

The formal gardens are quite open, with scattered big trees, but can still be good for the honeyeater, Javan Kingfisher, Short-tailed Starling and c. The birding gets better in some of the more densely wooded gullies, and then better still as you move uphill towards the western boundary of the gardens. Here the gardens merge into quite good condition forest. Several surfaced paths run towards, alongside and through nice habitat, in particular a loop road in the north-west of the gardens (easily visible on any map of the gardens). From these surfaced roads, more footpaths head off in and up. The birding in these forest areas can be even more productive, with the same species as above plus a chance at Sunda Thrush, Chestnut-backed Scimitar-Babbler, and other forest species. Russet Bush-Warbler has also been recorded here, at the top of the north-western loop road.

Outside of the gardens there is more forest on the hills around and above Bedugul. Visiting these areas is an exercise in asking locals for advice, or just heading off in a direction that looks interesting and trying to find a path. The birding in these forests would get you many of the same birds as above, with perhaps a better chance at some of the species that like their forest less disturbed.

To look for waterbirds or common open country birds, you could also try the north shore of Lake Beratan.

Access and Accommodation:

Bedugul is easy to reach from both the north and south coasts of Bali. The easiest way is to get a taxi or hire a car and driver for the day. Once you reach Lake Beratan, take the signposted road to Bedugul Botanic Gardens.

By public transport look for a bus that crosses the island between Batubulan terminal in Denpasar heading towards Singaraja, and hop off at Bedugul. From there an Ojek (motorbike taxi) would get you to the gardens, or just walk.

The park officially opens at 8am, but you may be able to talk yourself in earlier. It is a good idea to avoid weekends and public holidays, as the park can get crowded at these times.

There are lots of accommodation options in the area if you wanted to stay a few days and a guide book like Lonely Planet will list the possibilities to suit your budget. Alternatively most birders would probably just visit Bedugul as a day trip from their hotel elsewhere. From the Kuta area the drive is around 1.5-2 hrs.

Bukit Jambul, Karangasem

Bukit Jambul, Karangasem

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Bukit Jambul is crest of a hill. Bukit Jambul is one of the wonderful attractions existing in Bali island. Bukit Jambul known as the Pearl of east Bali. This expression may be particularly suitable to describe the Bukit Jambul region. Harmonious combination between the hills, rice fields, valleys, and panoramic views of the beautiful sea. From the height of the hill we could see the natural beauty underneath it while sipping a cool and fresh air.

The name of Bukit Jambul, supposedly derived from the people around who saw the western hill has a large and shady tree, which when viewed from a distance resembles a topknot. On top of the hill there is a temple called Pura Puncak Sari. In some areas Pura Puncak Sari overgrown by trees that were large and very dense. While below the temple complex there are rice fields so that the population is heavily wooded hilltop that looks looks like a “Crest”. And the temple at the top of the hill right now is that called Ulun Carik by local farmers. Before named Bukit Jambul, rice environments existing in the south of the highway known as the Chronicle Kelod. While the dry areas and rice fields are located to the north of the highway called by the name Babakan Kaja. Therefore, the presence of a hill that looks like a tuft and are now a tourist attraction then over time the area was known as Bukit Jambul.

On the edge of the uphill and winding road you can see patches of terraced rice fields and clove trees are fertile. In the east seem towering hills and the Sidemen area and the south there are rice fields Klungkung and stunning views of the high seas in the South Klungkung. While enjoying the natural scenery crest hill, you can relax for a moment at coffe shop or restaurant in this area tourist attraction.

Location of Bukit Jambul area not far from Mount Agung, precisely in the Pesaban traditional village , Nongan Village, Rendang sub district, Karangasem. The distance is approximately 12 miles from Klungkung or 51 km from Denpasar. Bukit Jambul can be achieved approximately 45 minutes from Denpasar. This place is located on the border between the Klungkung district and Karangasem district, so if we want to visit Pura Besakih through Klungkung, we will automatically pass to Bukit Jambul.

Jatiluwih Nature Reserve

Jatiluwih Nature Reserve

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Jatiluwih, Nature Reserve, Cagar Alam,

The Bali mountain village of Jatiluwih, has become a World Heritage Site. World Heritage Sites are specific places (such as a forest, mountain range, lake, desert, building, complex, or city) of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind.

Located 20 kms from Tabanan, is the shadow of Gunung Batukaru, Jatiluwih features some of the most perfect rice terraces in Bali. The village of Jatiluwih is 1,500 meters above sealevel and affords magnificent views, over the rice fields and hills stretching to the coast.

Jatiluwih is close to the Eco Lodge, where my friends from Australia live. Even in the hot humid wet season, you need a sweater in the evening. In Jatiluwih, most people are involved in rice cultivation, and the village life, playing the gamelan and going to ceremonies is still the central part of daily life. A friend of mine will be doing cultural music tours in the highlands, including trips to neighboring villages and meeting with some of the skilled musicians who live there. Would be great to go if only for the scenery and the chance to visit people in a truly untouristed area.

Apparently Jatiluwih produces some of the finest rice in Indonesia, still using the old methods and old Bali rice. Suharto introduced strains that are more productive, but have less charachter and quaility. Jatiluwih produces 1,500 tonnes per year out of 300 hectares of rice field.

The Batukaru area which includes Jatiluwih is great for a slow mountain cruise on motorbike or car. Time from Kuta, 90 minutes.

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Rice terraces throughout the world are photogenic. Of all of them, those in Bali are the most beautiful.

The emerald-green rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central Bali (see photo) are generally considered to offer travelers the best photo opportunity. Other popular lush-green and well-tended Balinese rice paddy sites include those in the Ubud area (including Sayan) — and in Pupuan, Jatiluwih. Tabanan and Tirtagangga.

The Balinese rice terraces go back over 2,000 years when hard-working farmers with primitive hand tools began carving the stepped terraces out of steep hill sides. Generation after generation has extended and kept them in meticulous shape out of necessity – rice is the staple food of the islanders.

Today’s individual rice terrace farmers, as did their ancestors, join a community cooperative.

Localized administration
Each informal agricultural mini-society establishes firm regulations on a local level. This helps ensure that the limited irrigation water is fairly allocated and that only so many farmers tap into the limited-flowing water at the same time.
Communal spirit
The community cooperative also makes sure that the complex irrigation system is jointly maintained and that a farmer does not block the water from flowing downward to rice terraces below his.

Rice terrace cooperatives are a major reason why a farmer is able to get up to three crops per year from his paddies.

Although the maze of rice fields that blanket Bali’s flat lands are not quite as visually striking as the rice terraces that follow the natural contours of the hills, they are stunningly picturesque in their own right.

The Harvest

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Mount Agung

Mount Agung
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Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a mountain in Bali, Indonesia. This stratovolcano is the highest point on the island. It dominates the surrounding area influencing the climate. The clouds come from the west and Agung takes their water so that the west is lush and green and the east dry and barren. The Balinese believe that Mount Agung is a replica of Mount Meru, the central axis of the universe. One legend holds that the mountain is a fragment of Meru brought to Bali by the first Hindus. The most important temple on Bali, Pura Besakih, is located high on the slopes of Gunung Agung.[4] Gunung Agung last erupted in 1963-1964 and is still active, with a large and very deep crater which occasionally belches smoke and ash. From a distance, the mountain appears to be perfectly conical, despite the existence of the large crater. From the peak of the mountain, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Rinjani on the island of Lombok, although both mountains are frequently covered in clouds. Contents 1 The 1963-1964 Eruption 2 Recreation 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links The 1963-1964 Eruption On February 18, 1963, local residents heard loud explosions and saw clouds rising from the crater of Mount Agung. On February 24, lava began flowing down the northern slope of the mountain, eventually traveling 7 km in the next 20 days. On March 17, the volcano erupted (VEI 5), sending debris 8 to 10 km into the air and generating massive pyroclastic flows.[5] These flows devastated numerous villages, killing approximately 1500 people. Cold lahars caused by heavy rainfall after the eruption killed an additional 200. A second eruption on May 16 led to pyroclastic flows that killed another 200 inhabitants.[6] The lava flows missed, sometimes by mere yards, the Mother Temple of Besakih. The saving of the temple is regarded by the Balinese people as miraculous and a signal from the gods that they wished to demonstrate their power but not destroy the monument the Balinese faithful had erected. Recreation View from the top There are two routes up the mountain; one from Besakih proceeds to the higher western peak and starts at approximately 1,100 m (3,610 ft). The second route, reputed to take four hours (one-way), proceeds to the southern peak and commences higher from Pura Pasar Agung, near Selat. A path connecting the southern ascent with the western ascent is available during the dry season. Cecilie Scott[7] provides an account of the ascent from Pura Pasar Agung to the southern peak. Greg Slayden describes a climb from Besakih[8] claimed to have taken a remarkable four and a half hours to the peak and Ken Taylor[9] that took much longer and included getting lost. Guides are available in Besakih and also in Pura Pasar Agung. The mountain can also be climbed without a guide. The climb from Besakih is quite tough. It is sometimes tackled as a single climb generally starting about 10 p.m. for a dawn arrival at the peak and sometimes with an overnight camp about three quarters of the way up. The climb from Pura Pasar Agung generally starts around 2:30 a.m. for a dawn arrival. It is far harder than the more popular Balinese climb up Gunung Batur. It is not a mountain that needs ropes and not quite high enough for altitude sickness, but adverse weather conditions develop quickly and warm waterproof clothing is required and should be carried. A dawn arrival at the top is recommended in order to avoid clouds that typically cover the top from approximately 9 a.m. onwards. There is no water available along the route. For the Besakih route proceed through the temple complex then continue on a path that travels continuously upwards on a steep narrow spur through open forest and jungle most of the way. There is little potential to get lost until the route opens up towards the top where the correct route doubles backwards. Many climbers miss this turn and continue up a small valley which can be climbed out of with some difficulty.

Pakerisan River, Gunung Kawi

Pakerisan River,  Gunung Kawi

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Pakerisan River,  Gunung Kawi, Nature Reserve, Cagar Alam,
Gunung Kawi Tampak Siring is locatedPakerisan River,  Gunung Kawi in Tampak Siring area closed to The Palace. It’s large devided into two and separated by Pakerisan river since it was found on 1920. It keep discovered as standing 2 rocks, placed in the eastern part and 4 candi in the southeast especially at the corner was found some holes for meditation and in the western part there was candi called Makam X, in front of its door found a script under Kediri alphabet. Gunung Kawi temple was built by Raja Marakatapangkaja finished by Raja Anak Wungsu. Other rocks was found also carved candi outside of Gunung kawi area, it was Kerobokan, Tegallinggah,and jukut paku, ( SIngakerta, Ubud). Gunung Kawi is opened for tourist. After passing Gapura and 315 stairs in Pakerisan river valley there is a river rich of historical values placed a candi Gunung Kawi. This object included in Tampak Siring area 40 km from Denpasar.The name is known yet,but etymologically derived from the word Gunung and Kawi. Gunung means Mount area and Kawi means carving. Generally Gunung Kawi means Carving on lime sponge of the mountain. Historically, the whole Kings who ruled Bali, the most famous one was Warmadewa dynasty. Udayana King under this dynasty was son of Campa Queen adopted by Warmadewa. Then after Udayana got marry with Princess from Java, named Gunaprya Dharma Patni, they got 2 descendants were Erlangga and Anak Wungsu. After Erlangga died on 1041, his Kingdom was devided in to 2. Budha priest who’s named Mpu Baradah delegated to Bali and asked to handed Bali to one of Erlangga descendant, but Mpu Kuturan was unaccepted. On 1029-1077 Bali under ruled of Raja Anak Wungsu. Under him Bali were fertile and calm. Before he was die, his ash kept in a candi inside of Candi Gunung Kawi complex. On the door there was a script called: Haji Lumah Ing Jalu which meant The king placed in peace in “jalu” same as susuh” of ( male cook) symbolized a ” Kali Kris” or Pakerisan river. The King above refers to Udayana King. While, a Script of Rwa Anakira meant 2 children, it seemed to be Udayana King buried, Anak Wungsu and 4 Queens of The King Minister. In the southeast opposite, placed a “ Wihara”( Budha Priest rested) These ruins perhaps from 11 century. While in candi Gunung Kawi by steep down on 400 m stairs, we can enjoying exotic candi carved on the lime stone. It was believed as buried of the King . Based on the story, it was built fullday by Kebo Iwa. It was carved by his magic nail on the lime wall. Kebo Iwa a Balinese figure illustrated a huge body has great power and was used for keep Bali from enemy attacked. Anyway, for ticket to get in at Rp. 6000 for adult and Rp. 3000 for children.

Pura Taman Ayun Nature Reserve

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Pura Taman Ayun, Nature Reserve, Cagar Alam,
Pura Taman Ayun was built by I Gusti Agung Anom, the founder of the Mengwi kingdom, a powerful kingdom in the district of Mengwi, in centralBali, until 1891. I Gusti Agung Anom was also the builder of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. He established Pura Taman Ayun in 1634, when he moved his palace from Balahayu to Mengwi. The name Pura Taman Ayun means the “Temple of the Beautiful Gardens.” The date of construction is carved on the door with chronogram reading “Sad Bhuta Yaksa Dewa”, meaning 1634AD.
The temple is a penyawangan, or place to worship other sacred sites, with shrines to worship Bali’s mountain peaks of Agung, Batukau and Batur, as well as shrine to Pura Sada, another important temple in Mengwi. Unlike the majority of temples inBali, the orientation of Taman Ayun is towards Gunung Batukau, and not Gunung Agung.

Pura Taman Ayun covers an area of 250m by 100m. Originally dating from 1634, it was restored and enlarged in 1937. The gates, split gates and walls were renovated in 1949, and a pavillion, called bale bengong was added. In 1972, the black fiber roofs were replaced, and in 1976, a pavillion tower, called bale kulkul was added.

Pura Taman Ayun consists of a forecourt, a central court and a spacious inner court. The temple is surrounded by a moat with lotuses, giving it the feel of a garden sanctuary. Beyond the moat, the temple lies on a slightly raised ground. A tall stone gateway separates the forecourt from the central court, while the inner court is surrounded by a stone wall. Frangipanni are grown in profusion all around the wall. Within the inner court are merus, dedicated to various deities and spirits. In total, there are 50 shrines and pavillions in the temple complex.

On its festival day, Balinese women would will the temple bearing colourful offerings which they place before the merus.

More info and Pics :http://www.asiaexplorers.com/indonesia/pura_taman_ayun_mengwi.htm

Batukaru Bali Nature

Batukaru Nature Reserve

Batukaru Nature Reserve , Batukaru, Cagar alam,

Batukahu Nature Reserve

Status Area
Defined as a Nature Reserve by the Minister of Agriculture Number: 716/Kpts/Um/11 / 1974 Date 29 November 1974, with an area 1762.80 Ha.

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Batukahu Nature Reserve

Location and Accessibility
Located in the two villages, the Village Candikuning, Baturiti District, Tabanan District, and Village Munduk Hone, Banjar District, Buleleng regency. Included in the Land Register of Forestry (RTK) 4, Batukahu Forest Group, located in the geographic coordinates 8A, ‘ 10’-8a, ‘ 23 ‘S and 115l ‘ 02’ – 115l ‘ 15 ‘E.

Broad whole group Batukahu 15,153.28 Ha Forest, consisting of 14,262.74 ha of natural forests, and 890.54 ha of forest plantations. According to the function group is dominated by Batukahu Forest Protection Forest area of 11,899.32 ha, and nature reserve area of 1762.80 ha, and the Nature Park area of 1491.16 Ha.

Limits Batukahu Nature Reserve area is as follows:

1. In the north: Taman Wisata Alam (TWA) D. Buyan – D. Tamblingan,
2. To the south: Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bedugul,
3. In the west: Batukaru Protected Forest,
4. To the east: Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bedugul and Batukahu Protected Forest.

To reach this location can use public transport (minibus) majoring Denpasar – Singaraja, Denpasar Ubung from the terminal, then falls in Bedugul / Candikuning. With a distance of approximately 55 km, the travel time it takes approximately one hour drive. Can also be pursued from Singaraja, with public transport (minibus) majoring Singaraja – Denpasar. With a distance of approximately 37 km, required travel time approximately 40 minutes.

Ecosystem Type
Ecosystem types Batukahu Nature Reserve, including the tropical rain forest highlands characterized by high rainfall, the area is always wet conditions, with plant species diversity is high enough. Because of its location in the mountainous area causing these forests is very important and strategic for the protection of catchment areas and watersheds (hydro-orologis) for the area underneath districts mainly in the southern part of Bali province. Because of the diversity of plants and animals are high, this area has conservation value of natural resources and ecosystems of biological importance and priority in the province of Bali.

Destination Management
Determination of this area as a nature reserve, a conservation status of the most important and a priority for the protection and preservation of natural resources and ecosystem, aims to:

1. Protect important ecosystems that support life systems, tropical rain forests of the plateau that serves as catchment areas, catchment areas, and protecting local watersheds (hydro-orologis) for areas below it,
2. Biodiversity protection and preservation of natural resources is important and rare, in the form: like the typical flora Pandak Pine (Podocarpus imbricatus), Kepelan (? | ..), and Pine Geseng (junghuniana Casuarina), and the fauna of endemic bird species of Java and Bali , ie walik Purple Head (Ptilinopus porphyreus), Serindit Java (Loriculus pusillus), Tepus Cheeks Silver (Stachyris melanothorax), Takur Tohtor (Megalaima armillaris), cekakak Java (Halcyon cyanoventris), Common Java (Orthotomus sepium), and Eagle Java ( Spizaetus bartelsi).
3. Protection of habitat for species of birds (Aves) are protected by the seven types of eagle, which consists of Javan Hawk-eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi), Elang Brontok (Spizaetus cirrhatus), Scaly-breasted falcon (Haliaestur indus), White breasted Sea Eagle (Haliaestus leucogaster), Eagle black (Ictinaetus malayensis), Eagle Snakes (Spilornis cheela), and the Eagles Stomach Karat (Hieraetus kienerii). And several endemic bird species and protected as cekakak Java (Halcyon cyanoventris), Takur Tohtor (Megalaima armillaris), and Cheek Tepus Silver (Stachyris melanothorax).
4. Protection of habitat for several protected species such as Deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Forest Cat (Felis bengalensis), pangolin (Manis javanica), Porcupine (hystrix brachiura), and Javan / Budeng (Trachypithecus auratus).

Topography and Climate
Topographic conditions of this area hills and bumpy, which consists of three separate hill locations, which I Batukahu Nature Reserve (Bulit Tread), Batukahu Second Nature Reserve (Mount Pohang / Pohen), and III Batukahu Nature Reserve (Mount Lesong), with altitude / altitude between 1860 m – 2089 m above sea level (asl). Climate in this region, including in climate Type A, according to the classification of Schmidt & Fergusson climate. The average rainfall of 2000 mm – 2800 mm per year, with the number of rainy days on average 155.6 days / year. The number of wet months from 4 to 10 months, dry months on average from 0 to 5 months. Temperatures average between 11.5 l ° C – 24A, ° C.

Potential Flora
Diversity of plant species in the Nature Reserve and Batukahu high enough there are at least 45 species of trees, including such rare species. Some of the dominant species is Bunut (Ficus indica), Sompang (Laplaceae sp.), Seming (Engelhardia spicata), Pine Geseng (Casuarina junghuniana), Udu (Litsea velutina), Belantih (Homalanthus giganteus), Lateng (Laportea sp.), and Kedukduk (Astronia spectabilis). Types of rare flora is Pandak Pine (Podocarpus imbricatus), and Kepelan (Manglitia glouca).

Potential Fauna
In addition to several endemic species of birds Java – Bali, and some types of protected animals, in this region can still be found a variety of wildlife. Some of them are Kijang (Muntiacus muntjak), Forest Pig (Sus vitatus), jungle cat (Felis bengalensis), Rase (Vivericula malacensis), pangolin (Manis javanica), Porcupine (hystrix branchura), Budeng / Javan (Trachypitecus auratus), Kera Abu (Macaca fascicularis), Squirrel Land (Lariscus insignis), Weasel (Paradoxurus hermaproditus), Forest Chicken (Gallus varius), Bird Fan (Rhipidura javanica), Owl (Pypte alba javanica), Drongo (Dicrurus renifer), Kalong (Pteropus edulis), and Eagle (Haliaestur indus).

Objects and Nature Tourism Attraction
Batukahu Nature Reserve has a beautiful natural scenery, cool weather and clean air. With forest vegetation types that are typical of tropical rain forest remaining in Bali, this region is very suitable for the limited nature tourism activities and research. This area adjacent to the TWA Lake Buyan – Lake Tamblingan, and other attractions such as Eka Karya Botanical Garden, Bedugul and Beratan Lake.

Infrastructures
Until now the Nature Reserve Batukahu not have infrastructure to support research activities and nature tourism activities is limited. The only tool / praarana is owned Resort KSDA Batukahu Office located in the village of Candikuing, Bedugul, with some officers who are ready to guide visitors to explore the area.

Sangeh Nature Recreation Park

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Sangeh is a small fertile monkey forest dwelling by the gSangeh, Sangeh Nature Recreation Park, , Taman Wisata Alam, roup of monkeys. It is located in Sangeh countryside, Badung Regency, north part of Denpasar town. It is one of tourist destinations in Bali which is strategically located beside of the road. The good road has been provided to reach this place and many tourists has come to this place to see the cute of monkeys.
Sangeh Monkey Forest History
Sangeh Monkey Forest, Denpasar BaliIn the century 17 at Monarchic golden era of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Ketut Karangasem, the son of I Gusti Agung Made Agung, had built the temple in the middle of nutmeg forest and hereinafter it is called as Bukit Sari Temple (like small forest with mixture vegetation and broadness about 10,8 ha). The mythos of this Sangeh Forest is relevant to the happening of forest wood evacuation from Agung Mount in Karangasem to Mengwi in regency of Badung. But on the way of the evacuation, it seen or known by somebody so that it finally becomes the forest which is named with Sangeh. This Nutmeg Forest is formally as a Tourism Garden Nature, which is also as a holy area of temple for worshiping to the god. It is executed from local people from Sangeh Countryside and its surrounding area. It is also become a secret function beside of tourist object as a commercial tourism business.
What are there in Sangeh?
Sangeh, Bali Monkey ForestAccording to the info rmation of Hall KSDA (Experienced Resource Conservation) Forest Department, Sangeh Forest is growth by 6.825 grove bar, which is consisted of 28 birch and also 22 clump type/bush. In shares of extension area (3,169 ha) whish is located in west part of this forest area, it has been cultivated by some plant types like Chico Kecik, Mahoney and guava. This part is then expected to be the food source for about 500 monkeys populating this forest. The monkey species living in Sangeh is Macaca fascicularis. This monkey lives in three different group are located in east, middle, and west side. Sangeh forest have succeeded identified 22 types (species) bird, 5 mammal types, 3 reptile types, 2 type of amphibians and also 5 type of arthropods.
Tourist Destination
Sangeh is a tourist destination in Bali managed by the special organizer from local resident which is consisted of 21 organizers. Beside of that, they also assisted by staff from the duty Forestry, especially from KSDA. Sangeh as a Tourism Object is opened every day, between 7:30 in the morning until 6:00 evening. This tourism object is located about 20 km in north side of Denpasar town with the travel distance about 30 minutes from Denpasar and passing the main road of Denpasar- Pelaga. This tourism object is completed by parking area, toilet, art shops, souvenir shops, restaurant, footpath, and others.
 
 
Longitude (DD) 115.20112429
Latitude (DD) -8.47036369
Designation Nature Recreation Park
Status Designated
Current Status Not Known
Establishment Year 1993
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 13.969

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