Sangeh Monkey Forest, BaliCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
- 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
About Sangeh Monkey Forest, Bali
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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- Drive to Sangeh.
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Sangeh Monkey Forest, Bali Reviews
It's about 30 mins drive from Ubud city center, and the route is really beautiful. Although it's a monkey forest, I guess the more amazing thing about this place is the forest. This place has a think tall forest that you can enjoy a solitary stroll without being attacked by sea of tourists. Even it's very peaceful and magical to be around by yourself, try to be careful of the monkeys because some might attack you with no reason. Do not bring any plastic bags unless you have something to feed them, because monkeys try to snatch your bags. The last moment of walk is a 'forced' path through little stalls selling souvenirs, but sadly most of them are closed.
Gosh ! It is true as experienced by oneself that the wild monkeys here are almost kindly tame and friendly. No glasses, cellphones or even bags being grabbed or stole rudely and the forest is really fullfilled with tranquility. You got to be there and experience yourself ...
We had a great time here with no concerns with getting our gear stolen or bitten, would highly recommend this place
tropical forest within 1 hour distance appx from Kuta.... nice place to visit especially before noon time... great view..
Picturesque location. Monkeys are tame. Had good fun watching them up close. Go with a guide.