Sangeh Monkey Forest – Bali Tourist Destinations

Sangeh Monkey Forest is a small fertile rain forest dwelt by the group of monkeys. It is one of the popular Bali Tourist Destinations located in Sangeh countryside, Badung Regency, north part of Denpasar town or about 1 hour from Denpasar City. Furthermore, this forest is an animal sanctuary in Bali. The group of monkeys are living together in this forest. Therefore, it is an ideal place for Macaca Fascicularis (Long Tail Macaque) living freely and use the forest as their habitat. This Sangeh Monkey Forest is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Petang Village. Moreover, a good road access to facilitate the visitors who want to reach this place. Hence. many tourists has come to this place to see the cute of monkeys.

Sangeh Monkey Forest History

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Firstly, in the 17 century at Monarchic golden era of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Ketut Karangasem (son of I Gusti Agung Made Agung) had built the temple in the middle of nutmeg forest. Afterward, local people call this temple as Bukit Sari Temple (like small forest with mixture vegetation and broadness about 10,8 ha). Meanwhile, the myths of Sangeh Forest is relevant to the happening of forest wood evacuation from Agung Mount in Karangasem to Mengwi District. However, somebody had seen and known this evacuation process, hence it finally becomes the forest. Nowadays, the local people know this site as Sangeh Monkey Forest.

This Nutmeg Forest is formally as a Tourism Garden Nature as well as a holy area of temple for worshiping to the god. It is executed from local people from Sangeh Countryside and its surrounding area. It is also become a sacred function beside of tourist object as a commercial tourism business. Bedugul VW Safari Tour is one of the exciting Bali Tour Programs to visit this waterfall that you may join with, therefore please feel free to contact our team to arrange this excursion.

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According to the information of Hall KSDA (Experienced Resource Conservation) Forest Department, Sangeh Forest is growth by 6.825 grove bar, consisted of 28 birch and also 22 clump type/bush. In shares of extension area (3,169 ha), it is located in west part of this forest area, cultivated by some plant types like Chico Kecik, Mahoney and guava. This part is then expected to be the food sources for about 500 monkeys populating at this forest. The monkey species living in Sangeh is Macaca fascicularis. This monkey lives in three different group are located in east, middle, and west side. Sangeh forest have succeeded identified 22 types (species) bird, 5 mammal types, 3 reptile types, 2 type of amphibians and also 5 type of arthropods.

Bali Tourist Destinations

Sangeh is a one of tourist destinations in Bali managed by the special organizer from local resident. They come from 21 local organizers. Beside of that, they also assisted by staff from the duty Forestry, especially from KSDA. The management open Sangeh Monkey Forest daily from 7.30 am until 6:00 pm. This tourism object is located about 20 km in north side of Denpasar town with the travel distance about 30 minutes from Denpasar and passing the main road of Denpasar- Pelaga. Meanwhile, other public facilities to facilitate the visitors who visit this site such as parking area, toilet, art shops, souvenir shops, restaurant, footpath, and others. You can discover another places of interest nearby like Nungnung Waterfall.


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  • Parking Area
  • Food Stall
  • Souvenir Shops
  • Public Telephone
  • Drinks Stall
  • Money Changer

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