Sangeh Monkey Forest or ‘Obyek Wisata Bukit Sari Sangeh’ is a sanctuary of grey long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in the village of the same name. The monkey forest boasts six hectares of fertile forestland with primordial, giant nutmeg trees which grow to a height of 40m. The sanctuary is considered sacred, where the macaques inhabit both the woods and the 17th century Pura Bukit Sari, a temple located deep within the greens. Among the many monkey forests scattered across the island, Sangeh can be considered best known among locals as the first to open as an attraction, hence the village name’s close association to the playful primates.
Scientific research in recent years have identified the various natural inhabitants of Sangeh Monkey Forest, comprising of 22 different species of birds, five species of mammals, three species of reptiles, two types of amphibians and five different arthropods. Other trees found in the forest include mahogany, guava and sapodilla.
7.30 am – 6 pm
Entrance Fee / person:
Women during their periods prohibited access into the forest.