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Bukit Sari Temple

You’ll find Bukit Sari Temple inside the Sangeh Monkey Forest. It’s one of the largest of four temples ruled by grey long-tail macaques.

Bukit Sari Temple

Bukit Sari Temple in Sangeh Monkey Forest

Deep within the woods of the Sangeh Monkey Forest you’ll find Pura Bukit Sari, the largest of four temples located in this green slice of heaven, ruled by grey long-tail macaques. The thirteen hectares of forestland, near Sangeh village, are filled with nutmeg trees and though for many tourists the monkeys are the main attraction, we believe that the temples you find here are unique and very different from other temples in Bali. According to local elders, some of the trees are three centuries old. The tale of Sangeh Forest, which was orally passed down from generation to generation, tells us that it was originally built as a secret royal garden for the Mengwi Kingdom. Nutmeg trees were taken from the slopes of Mount Agung and planted in the garden. The idea of this secret garden however got out and, hence the name Sangeh, which literally means “openly known”. As in any other Balinese temple, a proper temple attire is required.

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Bukit Sari Temple Entrance Fee

IDR 5,000 per person*

*Although we aim to keep the information on our website up to date, entrance prices may have changed since we last checked. 

Distance to Bukit Sari Temple

  • Nusa Dua: 50 km / 1 h 30 min
  • Kuta: 32 km / 1 h 15 min
  • Seminyak: 26 km / 1 h 05 min
  • Sanur: 29 km / 1 h 05 min
  • Ubud: 15 km / 40 min
  • Singaraja: 58 km / 1 h 40 min


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