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Sangeh Monkey Forest, Sangeh

#18 of 44 in Nature in Bali
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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233 reviews
  • August 18, 2017
    Nice family walk, pretty landscapes with monkeys pleasant and less aggressive than in other forests of bali. Not a lot of world it's nice.
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  • August 17, 2017
    monkey monkeyy lucu nan seramm... monkeynya banyakk sekalii lucu lucu .. tp dia suka berantem apa lagi kalo di kasih makanan langsung di kejar kali ya .. tp tenang aja ada pawangnya kok . cuma kasih s...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The forest to make a pleasant walk in the forest in which persistent vestiges. Monkeys are numerous, and we can worry-free approach them with personnel on-site who watches. We have 3 children and have great memories of this walk.
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  • September 1, 2017
    Small "forest". Monkeys are trained to sit on tourist shoulders. Good thing: no aggressive animals.
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • July 13, 2017
    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.
  • August 28, 2017
    Nice. Not too many tourist, but you get what you eant in respect to monkeys.
  • August 18, 2017
    Great monkey forest with very little tourists! Would highly recommend

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