Sangeh is one of the attractions of monkeys in Bali, located in the village of Sangeh, District Abiansemal, Badung .and is about 50 km or less takes 45 minutes from the capital Denpasar. Besides being a tourist attraction Bali, Sangeh also a protected forest area, the area is about 14 hectares and largely overgrown with trees nutmeg (dipterrocarpustrinervis) height of approximately 50 meters and is inhabited by about 700 animals gray ape. Bukit Sari Sangeh Temple addition, there is another temple that is located at the edge of this forest. According to the story of Bali Bukit Sari Sangeh Temple Anglurah built by Anak Agung Made Karangasem Sakti, the adopted son of the king of Mengwi, namely Cokorde Way Blambangan.
Mengwi is a kingdom in Bali which is located adjacent to Sangeh. The location is only about 18 kilometers from the capital city of Bali, or about 13 meters from Sangeh seam. On the surface of the XVII century, the royal Mengwi have to Blambangan region, East Java. Since small children Children Anglurah Made Agung Karangasem Sakti did "Tapa rare" which means when imprisoned. Anak Agung behave like babies or children. When doing this penance he supposedly inspired to make Pelinggih (temple) in the forest of nutmeg, Sangeh.
Since then stand Bukit Sari Sangeh Temple as a sign bekti descendant of King Mengwi against Ida Batara Mount Agung. About nutmeg forest, there is also a myth itself. This myth lives in the community. The story is well known for generations. About the thousands of monkeys are sacred and existence which move freely in the forest nutmeg, also keeps its own story. Prevailing myth says that the monkeys sacred is the incarnation of the gods.The ape herd quite tame. Each visitor who was coming sacred monkeys are always being friendly. Expression course with Swing her shoulders visitors. This is roughly the reason why each visitor that enters the tourist area forbidden to wear a variety of jewelry, such as rings, necklaces, earrings and bring food from other objects that are likely to attract the attention of the monkeys to touch him.
In the forest area will find a small temple called Pura toss and larger temple called Pucak Sari. In the courtyard of this temple, often met by apes who were joking cheerfully. At the corner of the temple, there are several statues of monkeys as part of a stunning temple architecture and according to local stories, forest and monkeys Sangeh is "duwe" that belongs to visit this area will be charged an entrance fee of Rp. 5,000, -, and there are several locations management personnel or guides dressed in traditional Balinese are ready to help each visitor.
Some clues to enter this area, among others dressed decently and orderly, carefully carrying luggage, and were forbidden to interfere with the apes. Before entering Sangeh area, it is recommended to buy a packet of food for apes in the form of beans or corn are sold in kiosks around the parking area.