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Sangeh Monkey Forest, Sangeh

(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Religion meets nature at Sangeh Monkey Forest, a forest as famous for its hordes of monkeys as for its overgrown temple. Take a walk among the nutmeg trees, which can grow up to 40 m (130 ft) tall and are home to the cheeky monkeys that many consider the guardians of Pura Bukit Sari temple. Don't miss the temple's central courtyard and its statue of Garuda, which symbolizes freedom and the attainment of the elixir of life. Keep a close eye on any shiny possessions like jewelry, as well as expensive technology like cameras and cell phones--the monkeys commonly steal valuable possessions from unsuspecting tourists. Though your guide might encourage you to feed the monkeys, this can be very dangerous, as they can be aggressive and might carry diseases. See Sangeh Monkey Forest and all Sangeh has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sangeh vacation planner.
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  • The Park is really small, but almost a complete lack of people it justifies the way there. The entrance of 15,000 rupees per person, parking has 5,000. Met 3 wedding photo shoot in the beautiful national costumes. Yours goes "warden", ensures that you monkey is not frightened. It has leaves when you will hold them in your hand on the shoulders of the monkey jumps. Hands cannot touch them, and you may be frightened and bite. This guide-warden fotkaet you on your camera and offers at the end of the print pictures on 50,000 apiece. Funny people, if we fotikom that solid their point-and-shoot cameras) Tip: If you see that you are slowly, but awesomely goes APE, start tupat' feet and say "shoo!" one monkey tried to bite the leg for no reason-we just walked to the exit
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  • Worthwhile to visit the place. The caretaker is always near you and advises how to behave. In the forest, according to Superintendent order 700 monkeys. To call the Superintendent is going to order 20-30 pieces. Monkeys fed in advance purchased nuts (10000 rupees). Feelings I must say quite strange because the Council does not shevelish'sja you keeper and only tighten them with nuts and monkeys jump on you as on the neodushevlennomu object. Better to come early so far, not very many people. Interesting forest itself is the remnant of the primeval forest that Balinese people haven't cut down for firewood and furniture. Looks very impressive.
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  • This monkey forest is really worth it. It is totally not comparable to the commercial forest in Ubud.In Sangeh is very quiet, really still n old forest/jungle, trees 300 years old, 70 metres high. The monkeys are not at all aggressive, there's good guidance, not pushy. There are 700 monkeys divided into 3 groups. visited in may 2017. in the parking lot were four cars including our.
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  • Sangeh has been for us an annoying experience. We expected a restful place.. we couldn't just walk quietly without a "guide" or a guy attracting monkeys with sweets in order to sell us photos he would take of them with us. And then we ended up in the LONG circuit of shops selling t-shirts and sarongs and whatever. We had an unpleasant 1/2 hour there (short, but too long). I will not go back or take any more friends there.
  • Quiet and beautiful monkey forest, cheap entrance fee, nice guides and very calm monkeys. Much better than the Ubud one!
  • Best monkey forest. Monkeys are friendlier and more relaxed than Ubud. The original and best monkey forest
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  • Bit of a hidden gem, I'd say. Place was mostly empty when we were there (april 16), staff was friendly and the temple is a nice sight. The monkeys round here don't seem to care for visitors much and we were able to watch them go about their life for a long time. A really good experience.