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Sangeh Monkey Forest, Sangeh

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#15 of 43 in Nature in Bali
Forest Wildlife Area
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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  • At first we wanted to visit Ubud Monkey Forest, but they charge IDR 50.000/person. There were 3 of us so it will cost us IDR 150.000 for that one visit. So we tried to find another alternative of monk...  more »
  • its peace and cold inside the forest and you will find lot of friendly monkeys walking beside you.The forest will provide a care taker free of charge in case the monkeys go wild and you can have a mon...  more »
  • This was a great place to go and see the monkeys without the hundreds of people at Ubud. We really enjoyed this forest, our guide was friendly and so were the monkeys, we had bananas to give to the mo...  more »
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  • Beautiful. Don't make it the only thing you visit in the day. It doesn't take that long to look around. Play with the monkeys. The local guides are very polite and non-pushy. 50-75 for tip is fair.
  • This monkey forest hasn't got to many tourists like other ones. We bought some peanuts at the entrance for a fair price. At the start, where the monkeys are, there are locals who explain the monkeys in short. Things like don't have sunglasses on your head, don't touch the monkeys, pls open your bag of peanuts before you enter or one monkey will take it in one time 😆. The monkeys there are friendly because the locals keep an eye on them. I was rather sceptic about monkeys because they can get aggressive but here you are safe. We went to take a walk in the forest far from anyone else and we saw in the back of the road a local who was following us(just to keep us safe). This monkey forest is a bit farther than the others from ubud, but it's worth the drive.
  • Feels smaller than Ubud Monkey Forest, but it is much less crowded and cheaper. Every visitor can get a monkey on their shoulder, if they want. The guides take care of it. ;)
  • Beautiful and serene place. Had a guide that walked with us around the temple and even offered to attract some monkeys over for photo opportunities. Entrance fee was 30k per person at the time I went.
  • A less crowded alternative to the Ubud Monkey Forest that I highly recommend. The guide takes you on a gentle stroll around the forest highlighting the different groups of monkeys and the 'king' monkeys. The cheeky monkeys will come and jump on you if you hold food but they were not violent.