The Holy Monkey Forest Sangeh may be the only one that can truly be called a forest. This is the biggest and the first monkey forest introduced as a tourist object in Bali. The high Pala (Nutmeg) trees shade a mossy temple of Bukitsari amidst the forest. It is a Hindu temple, was originally built by the Royal Family of Mengwi, and is now taken care of by the people from the village of Sangeh. The temple heritaged by Mengwi Kingdom, one of Bali's major Kingdoms, which was built in the 17th century.
Visitors should be aware that these monkeys are attracted to shiny objects, so cameras and jewellery should be left behind or well hidden under clothes or in a bag before setting off to explore.