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Sangeh Monkey Forest

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Attractions Details

📌 Address

Jl. Brahmana, Sangeh, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesia

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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"To truly enjoy your visit to Sangeh Monkey Forest in Bali, make sure to securely fasten any loose belongings, as the mischievous monkeys may be tempted to snatch them. Additionally, take a moment to appreciate the serene beauty of the ancient nutmeg trees that tower above, creating a magical atmosphere in this unique jungle sanctuary."

What is Sangeh Monkey Forest?

Sangeh Monkey Forest is a natural attraction located in the village of Sangeh, Bali. This enchanting forest is home to a large population of Balinese long-tailed monkeys, making it a must-visit destination for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts.

History of Sangeh Monkey Forest

The history of Sangeh Monkey Forest dates back centuries, with its origins rooted in Balinese mythology and culture. The forest is believed to have been a sacred sanctuary since ancient times, revered for its spiritual significance. Over the years, it has been preserved and protected, allowing the monkey population to thrive.

When planning your tours in Bali don't forget to visit Sangeh Monkey Forest.

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Why is Sangeh Monkey Forest Important?

Sangeh Monkey Forest holds great cultural importance in Bali. The monkeys are considered sacred creatures and are believed to be the protectors of the sacred temples within the forest. Their presence adds a mystical and spiritual aura to the entire area, attracting both locals and tourists alike.

Things to Do & See at Sangeh Monkey Forest

There are numerous captivating experiences to enjoy at Sangeh Monkey Forest. Some of the highlights include:

  • Interacting with Monkeys: Visitors have the unique opportunity to observe and interact with the playful and mischievous monkeys. It is a thrilling experience to watch them swing from tree to tree and freely roam their natural habitat.

  • Exploring Temples: Within the forest, you will discover ancient temples that hold significant cultural and religious importance. These temples provide a tranquil setting for contemplation and spiritual reflection.

  • Jungle Trekking: Embark on a nature walk through the lush greenery of the forest, surrounded by towering trees and vibrant flora. The serene atmosphere and natural beauty make it an ideal spot for hiking and photography enthusiasts.

  • Local Handicrafts: The surrounding village of Sangeh is known for its traditional handicrafts. Visitors can browse through local shops and markets to find unique souvenirs, such as wood carvings and traditional textiles.

Sangeh Monkey Forest offers an immersive and memorable experience for visitors of all ages. It provides a glimpse into Bali's rich cultural heritage and showcases the harmonious coexistence between humans and animals. 

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With its serene ambiance and close encounters with monkeys, Sangeh Monkey Forest is a must-see attraction that will captivate your senses and leave you with lasting memories.

Frequently asked questions

What is Sangeh Monkey Forest?

Sangeh Monkey Forest is a natural forest sanctuary located in the village of Sangeh, Bali. It is home to a large population of long-tailed macaque monkeys.

How do I get to Sangeh Monkey Forest?

Sangeh Monkey Forest is located approximately 20 kilometers north of Denpasar. You can reach it by car or taxi, and there are also organized tours available.

What are the main attractions in Sangeh Monkey Forest?

Apart from the monkeys, Sangeh Monkey Forest is known for its sacred nutmeg trees and the Pura Bukit Sari temple. Visitors can enjoy walking through the forest and observing the monkeys in their natural habitat.

Are there any rules or guidelines for visiting Sangeh Monkey Forest?

Yes, there are some rules to ensure a safe and respectful visit. Visitors are advised not to touch or feed the monkeys, as they can be unpredictable. It is also recommended to keep belongings secure and avoid wearing loose jewelry or accessories.

Is Sangeh Monkey Forest open to the public all year round?

Yes, Sangeh Monkey Forest is open to the public throughout the year. However, it is always a good idea to check for any temporary closures or restrictions before planning your visit.

Attractions Details

📌 Address

Jl. Brahmana, Sangeh, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesia

Opening Hours

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

💸 Entrance Fee

Free

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