Sangeh Monkey Forest
In the 17th century the golden age of empire Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Ketut Levin, son of I Gusti Agung Made Great, founded the temple in a forest of nutmeg hereinafter called Pura Bukit Sari (Forest is meant here is the rest of the mixture of vegetation which covers 10.8 ha and will be extended, 3.169 ha). Creation myth Sangeh forest is associated with the removal of timber-forests of Mount Agung in Ubud to Mengwi in Badung regency. But on the way transfers were seen or known by someone (the) (the 'ngeh' in Balinese) and eventually become a forest in there with the name " Sangeh ". However, scientifically, not in the know with certainty when these forests began to exist, and how their origins.
Nutmeg forest (Dypterocarpus Trinerpis) is, formally the Nature Park, which is also a sacred temple area sacred by indigenous villagers Sangeh and surrounding areas, so that sacred function in addition to developing into a tourist attraction for domestic and foreign tourists.
Species of monkeys that live in the Macaca fascicularis Sangeh. Apes - apes are living in the three groups (eastern, central and west) which will cause a conflict if they crossed into territory occupied by other monkeys. Overall, so far in the woods Sangeh has identified 22 species of birds (aves), 5 species of mammals, 3 reptiles, 2 species of amphibian and 5 types of arthropods.
Object Sangeh tour managed by specialized managers formed by Desa Adat (Pekraman) Sangeh, with 21 personnel managers. In addition, they also helped by the staff of the Department of forestry, particularly from Central KSDA, as well as from the Office for Badung regency livestock.
Sangeh attraction is open every day, between 07:30 am to 06:00 pm including Sundays.