Visiting Alas Kedaton Bali, at least there are 3 interesting things we can see. First is the funny of the monkeys around the trees, the second one is bat show, and the third one is take some pictures with the snake. The first one is free from charge. Two last mentioned must paid in order to enjoy the show. However, once again third of them, especially for the children, can bring a very interesting experience related to the animals.
In Alas Kedaton, there are about 2.000 monkeys. They are the most attractive magnet for the visitors. The visitors can give some foods to the monkeys directly. Just put some nuts or cookies on your hand and those monkey will be happy to eat. With only some nuts on the hand, some brave visitors can take some pictures while the monkeys eating the nuts on their head, or hand. When doing this activity it is very advised to not wearing your hat, or glasses. The monkey have a bad attiture: they will steal your hat or glasses when ever they have a chance.
The authorities of Alas Kedaton forest, Desa Adat Kukuh, Marga, Tabanan has designed the forest full with the monkeys, to interact with the visitors directly. Of course, all of the monkey is gentle. They are not bad, as long as the visitor does not doing some bad thing, like hit them.
Another attraction is a bat show. It is not ordinary bat, but a giant bat. Very big. You will not see this kind of bat in daily life. So in Alas Kedaton this could be the only one experience taking picture with a giant bat. With Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) 10.000 per session, the visitor can take a picture near the bat. Smile!
Last attraction or the third one is taking the picture with the snake. Not only for adults, kids is also very happy with the attraction. Again, this is not a wild snake like we often see in National Geographic. Although the snake is very big and long, but this creature is a gentle one. Some photograph with the snake in Alas Kedaton can be good here.
Alas Kedaton Bali can be reached from Kuta in about 30-45 minutes drive. You can go there, commonly by a car rental. The best time to visit this place of interest is around noon time. Alas Kedaton is at the same route with Ubud. So, if you put Ubud on one of your itinerary, do not forget to visiting Alas Kedaton too.