Some people say this kokokan [balinese] or blekok [javanese] also known as heron. but by looking the bird itself and some sources from the books, this bird catagorized as egret. the best time to see them flying and back to the nests at the trees is about 5 - 6 pm at kokokan village, nearby the sawah [rice fields] and main road. there are several view points develops by locals in the centre of sawah and they provided a book to be read [not to be sold anyway :). you can also enjoy hot coffee or tea here while awaiting kokokan with binoculars. enroute from ubud, jalan raya to direction jalan hanoman but passing through peliatan and turn to the left from a monument in the intersection ubud-gianyar-peliatan. about 5 km away can be seen icon of kokokan village, small monument of the egrets. from here, turn to the left and hike up about 2 km away.

How to Get To Kokokan

  1. 1 hour from Sanur
  2. 1 hour from Kuta
  3. 30 minutes from Ubud

What You Can See Kokokan

  1. Penataran Sasih Temple is located about 4 kilometers east of the centre of Ubud. This was one of the Pejeng kingdom. In the inner courtyard, high up in a pavilion and difficult to see, is a huge bronze drum known as the “moon of Pejeng”.
  2. Lukisan Ratna Warta Museum , usually called the Puri Lukisan (the Palace of Paintings), was opened in 1953. Set amongst a restful sculpture garden, this museum contains a magnificent collection of modern Balinese paintings and sculptures.
  3. Ubud Monkey Forest, the monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaque fascicular. Macaques are found throughout Southeast Asia and many species of macaques live successfully in areas that are heavily utilized by humans.
  4. Mas Village lies on the main road, 20 km to the north of Denpasar and 6 km before Ubud, in a hilly countryside covered with ricefields and irrigated year-round by the waters of the Batuan aud Sakah river.
  5. Goa Gajah (elephant cave) located two kilometers east of Ubud , this complex overlooks the Petanu river and consists of a SiSwati rock-cut cave, a bathing place, a monks’ chamber, a number of Buddhists rock cut Stupa and statues , and several foundations.