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Sangeh Monkey Forest | Bali Places of Interest

Sangeh Monkey Forest - Bali Places of Interest

Sangeh is a small tropical rain forest surrounded by the rice field with high and shady tropical trees where this place as a habitat for group of monkeys. The atmosphere of beautiful forest is an ideal place for monkeys to take refuge and become one of attractions for tourist to visit this place. This are has bee opened as a tourist destination in Bali located in north of Denpasar City and about 30 minutes away from this capital city of Bali Province.

Sangeh, Monkey Forest, Bali Island

Mythology

In the 17 century when the golden era of Mengwi Kingdom led by I Gusti Agung Ketut Karangasem, the son of I Gusti Agung Made Agung, founded a temple in the middle of nutmeg forest, hereinafter called by Bukit Sari Temple (the forest that mean here is the rest of the mixture of vegetation covering 10,8 ha and will be expanded into 3,169 ha). The myth of Sangeh forest formation is associated with the removal of timber forest in Agung mount at Karangasem, east part of Bali to Mengwi, Badung regency. However on the way to Mengwi, someone was realized it and the timber forest growth become a forest and now this forest called by Sangeh. But scientifically there is uncertain story about the existing of this forest.

Conditions

Sangeh Monkey Forest, BaliAccording to the staff of information center department at KSDA (Natural Resources Conservation), in year 2003, the Sangeh forest is covered by 6.825 tropical trees consisted of 28 species of tree including 22 species of shrubs/bushes. In the expansion are (3,169 ha) located in west part of this forest, it has been planted by several species of plants including sapodilla, mahogany and guava. Some of them will be expected to be a source of foods for 500 monkeys.

Species Living in Sangeh Forest

According to the staff of information center department at KSDA (Natural Resources Conservation), in year 2003, the Sangeh forest is covered by 6.825 tropical trees consisted of 28 species of tree including 22 species of shrubs/bushes. In the expansion are (3,169 ha) located in west part of this forest, it has been planted by several species of plants including sapodilla, mahogany and guava. Some of them will be expected to be a source of foods for 500 monkeys.

The species of monkeys live in Sangeh are Macaca fascicularis. Those monkeys are living in three different groups (east, middle and west) which will cause of conflict if they invade the other territorial. Overall, the animals live in this forest have been indentified into 22 species of birth (aves), 3 species of reptile, 2 species of amphibian and 5 species of arthropod.  

Tourism Object

Sangeh is managed by a specialized manager formed by the local custom villagers with 22 staff. In addition to this, they frequently assisted by the staff from Government Forest Service especially from KSDA including DVO Badung. This tourism object is opened everyday from 07.30 am until 06.00 pm.

Photo Gallery

Sangeh, Monkey Forest, Bali, Entrance
Entrance Gate
Sangeh, Monkey Forest, Bali, Temple
Hindu Temple
Sangeh, Monkey Forest, Bali, Statue
Statue
Sangeh, Monkey Forest, Bali, Garden
Tropical Garden


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