This island is fabled to be part of the holy Mahameru, whereby Hanuman, the monkey general in the Ramayana, took to crush Rawana, the villainous giant, which fell to the earth.
Along with it came a group of monkeys from Hanuman's army, who remained on the island to pester travelers.The forest here is considered sacred and wood is not permitted to be chopped. Such is the legendary origin of the monkey forest of Bukit Sari, a cluster of towering nutmeg trees and home to hundreds of sacred monkeys.
|Statue in Sangeh|
|Sangeh Monkey Forest|