The lush, green, and dense jungle of inland Bali is as intriguing as it is foreboding. From the villa outside of the center of Ubud the only noises at night are coming from the jungle that it overlooks.
There is no need for an alarm as when the animals of the jungle start going about their days it is nearly impossible to go back to sleep. This jungle is home to numerous resorts, hotels, pools, and restaurants. One of our favorites is the Jungle Fish Bali restaurant. This restaurant, part of a larger complex, is nestled within the trees, and oversees the whole jungle scene playing out right under it.
Come in the afternoon to lounge by the secluded pool before heading up the full restaurant for 5 star dinner with 5 star service.
Perhaps the most famous section of this jungle is the Sacred Monkey Forest. Here thousands of free and wild monkeys live in peace and harmony with the tourists, worshippers, and caretakers throughout the park. Designed as an epic show of the connection between human and nature, the Sacred Monkey Forest is a testament to wild animal and human peace.
Continue higher into the hills of the jungle and come across the magnificently beautiful and yet still very much in use rice paddies. These paddies seem to appear out of nowhere yet extend greatly into the jungle. These rice paddies are used to provide food and a source of income to the community. As a visitor all one has to do is marvel in their beauty and watch the work that goes into producing the staple food of the Balinese diet.If starting a trip from along the beach its hard to believe that there is possibly more beauty on the island, one trip inland to the jungle will have any traveler doubting that. The Bali jungle is the perfect follow up to any Bali beach tour.
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