Sangeh Monkey Forest

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  • Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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  • Timings: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +62-361971304
  • Ticket Price: 5000 IDR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Family And Kids, Nature

Ancient nutmeg trees going to heights of 40 meters fill the 13 hectares of this forest sanctuary,  thought to have been planted as a royal garden for the Mengwi Kingdom. It is home to the grey long tailed macaque after whom the village nearby is named. Once upon a time a mere curiosity, today a successful tourist attraction, this sanctuary now has toilets, concession stands and forest Trails for visitors to explore. Multiple monkey tribes inhabit these trees, each with its own alpha. The undisputed ruler of the whole place lives inside the Bukit Sari Temple also called Pura Pucak Sari. It is the largest of the four temples found here which include Pura Melanting, Pura Tirta, and Pura Anyar. Also keep an eye for the Lanang Wadon, a.k.a the Male Female tree, whose lower branches resemble genitals. There are also various other animals and birds living in the forest. 

Sangeh Monkey Forest Travel Tips

  • Macaques are notorious pickpockets. Make sure your valuables are carefully stored away and not visible.
  • Check out the souvenir stalls.
  • The  Nungnung Waterfall is nearby.

How to Reach Sangeh Monkey Forest

  •  Drive to Sangeh.

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  • Sangeh Monkey Forest Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
  • Sangeh Monkey Forest Contact Number: +62-361971304
  • Sangeh Monkey Forest Timing: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Sangeh Monkey Forest Price: 5000 IDR
  • Best time to visit Sangeh Monkey Forest(preferred time): 07:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sangeh Monkey Forest: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 2.16% of people who visit Bali include Sangeh Monkey Forest in their plan

  • 59.46% of people start their Sangeh Monkey Forest visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sangeh Monkey Forest

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sangeh Monkey Forest

People normally club together Nungnung Waterfall and Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park while planning their visit to Sangeh Monkey Forest.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Sangeh Monkey Forest Reviews & Ratings

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  • I loved it. There ancient temples in the forest and the monkeys run around freely. Be careful though. Hold on to your personals tight and don't feed the monkeys (seriously) they can be eager to take your things and run away with them. Make sure everything is secure!

  • Free roam monkeys all over. A lovely place for photos with the forest or temple serving as the backdrop Remember to keep your valuables secure. Monkeys are wild and may climb on you. You'll never know if or when they may snatch your ray bans or phone. Guides are available but they normally take you on a short route. If you were to look at the map of the site at the entrance, the park is bigger than the route the guides would take you on.

  • I think this is one of the best monkey forest, its not much inside, its small, but comparing with the other monkey forests this one got a more mystic aroma. Also its less crowded and the monkey are closer to people that they will approach you. Its a very nice place to visit overall:)

  • Wonderful place, plenty green area in this place. Near high place in central Bali region. Also in this place there is monkey nursery, as natural place monkey colony live. Love this place, where we can find peace and harmony near to natural life.

  • This was alot of fun. The monkeys are very interactive so be prepared for them to jump on you. I also got a rash from the monkeys. But, I would do it again. Make sure everything is put away. No sunglasses, water bottles, and hold onto your phone!

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