Bali Interest Place
Bali is small island only 95 Km from North to the south and 145 Km from West to the East that way from west to east the mountain range from Gunung Batukaru in the west, the lake countries in the center and Gunung Agung in the east, divides Bali into two plains, the northern and the Southern plains. The northern plain is much narrower than the Southern one.
In the North Bali the mountain in some places comes right to the sea, such as at Pulaki in the West and Ponjok Batu in the East. In the North Bali the coast is swampy in the west, alternately sandy and full of pebbles in the center and rocky in the East. There are few beaches here good for swimming.
North-West Bali is hilly and dry so that there is no wet rice culture possible and yet the people here like in the rest of Bali live from agriculture. In this area are found the large coconut plantations. In East Bali beyond Kusamba in the South and Yeh Sanih in the North, the coastal regions are also so dry so that the people have to go for miles to the beach for water from common wells dug especially for this purpose.
In the North this arid country is very well suited for citrus plants and the villages Bondalem, Tejakula, Les and others in the vicinity become rich from these citrus plantations.
The center part of Bali, comprising the counties of Badung, Tabanan, Gianyar, Klungkung and half of Bangli, is most fertile and this region the tourists can see the most beautiful rice field terraces. This part of Bali is, no wonder, called the rice belt of the island.
The extreme Southern point of Bali is a lime stone peninsula, simply called Bukit, hill, by the people. The vegetation here is so different from the rest of Bali that driving through this arid region one can imagine oneself to be anywhere but Bali.
To the South-East of central Bali lies the arid island of Nusa Penida , just Nusa for the Balinese. Nusa depends entirely on the rain for water to irrigate the dry fields, because the lime soil of the whole island allows no forming of rivers. The only source of drinking water for the people is the beach where they dig wells or a spring of fresh water right in the sand. That way Bali island is nice island so many nice object island you find in Bali .
Ulun danu Temple is a beautifully positioned temple built above small projecting land on Lake Beratan, thus it is known as Ulun Danu, a power or head of the lake. The power refers to goddess of prosperity, Sang Hyang Dewi Danu. Visitors can explore the temple from a distance by renting traditional yacht. This temple is surrounded by the water. Regular temple ceremony is executed every six months called Piodalan, on a day called Anggara Kliwon Julungwan, and the bigger one called Piodalan Agung every 12 months, The temple ceremony which is executed every six-month (210 days) that on Anggara (Tuesday) Kliwon Julungwangi (Base on Balinese Hindu calendar).
Tanah Lot Temple is famous with Sunset Temple Located in Tabanan regency, this area is reachable within 30 kilometers from Denpasar. As a must-visit site for all visitors, Tanah Lot also offers abundant of local souvenirs shops to shop at. The area is also renowned for great annual festivals and cultural events. The temple as a whole is dedicated to the god of the sea. Fishermen pray to get fish and prosperity. A myth mentions that one of the shrine at Batukaru temple was lost, and was found here standing at Tanah Lot temple complex. The unique animal can be seen in this temple area is the snake which are generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there are no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake
Uluwatu Temple is a small town at the very southwest corner of Bali, atop the high cliffs overlooking the western coast of the Bukit Badung. The town's primary attraction is the Pura ("temple") Luhur Ulu Watu, perched at the very edge of the high cliffs. The Pura is accompanied by a 'monkey forest', a natural reserve of Indonesian macaque monkeys living in the wild among the Hindu monks living on the ground. Uluwatu is a short drive from Kuta Bay, jimbaran and Nusa dua, and traffic is comparatively light. don't forget to see the most popular Kecak dance show. Just watch out for the monkeys and kecak show every afternoon
Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 18 km north side of Denpasar. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It has a beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. There is a wide beautiful landscape garden in the front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. The temple was built by I Gusti Agung Anom of the Mengwi kingdom in 1934. The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan).
Mount Batur is actually just a small volcano, but its setting is in the heart of a huge crater 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. The sheer size of the crater conjures up images of the massive eruption of the original Mount Batur that occurred tens of thousands years ago. The volcano is still active today as Balinese all over the island, the great eruption of 1917 will testify. It claimed thousands of lives and destroyed hundreds of temples.The main attraction for visitors is located around Lake Batur where Penelokan village provides spectacular views of this crater lake and Mount Batur, set in a vast volcanic caldera.
Celuk Village is formerly as a traditional Balinese village located in the entrance gate of Gianyar Regency ad has changed into a tourist attraction with its trademark in the form of gold and silver. The village located in Sukawati District, Gianyar Regency has the uniqueness and excellent in production of gold and silver handicrafts. The craftsmen of the Celuk Village are also able to receive specific orders for personalized crafts and products so at a very low price indeed it is possible to either design which make ideal presents. The productions of gold and silver at this village have penetrated to the local, national and international market. It can be measured from the type of artwork result and variation of ornament, good as present and also export commodity
Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The villagers are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. This Artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol)
Batuan village is situated 15 kilometres from Denpasar, where the local people live in and spend their daily life While a local person lives an everyday life, this private house is living. In a certain private house, form is the same anywhere in Bali. Batuan Village is the structure of the house in the old traditional, which typically house two or tree generations of families, village lanes, grouped in units called banjar. With the calm simplicity of their small houses, their daily life and their animals you would feel real culture of Bali. In this village you also find Batuan Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple set in the middle of Batuan Village strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud.
Taman Sukasada is is a beautiful park with big fish pond surrounds the old Karangasem Empire heritage building which is used by the Karangasem's King for day relaxation or meeting place in their era. It is located in Ujung Countryside about 5 Km from Amlapura town. This park is originally met one pool only which is very Ghostlike and very secret called by Di Dirah and this pool at the period of I Gusti Gede Putu King (1849-1893) governance with his brother of Gde Oka (1849-1890) that the around of this pool is functioned as place of exile for the man who alleged to run the black magic (leak). Taman Sukasada/ Sukasada Park Ujung Karangasem, that is estimate made in the year of twentieth.
Lovina Beach is a relatively new name coined in the 1950s by the late king of Buleleng (Buleleng Regency) Anak Agung Panji Tisna, with a good eye for future tourism-based development. It started with small lodge built on his own land and named Lovina. After going through struggle of ups and downs, finally the community accepted the presence of Lovina. Now even, for the sake of tourism, Lovina used for the name of seven traditional villages. Lovina see while Dolphin every morning at Blue ocean. Lovina’s black sand beaches are quite lovely and lend themselves well to exploration on foot at a leisurely pace. The sea is very calm here and is safe for swimming.
Barong Dance is probably the most well known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality. Most Barong dance performance taking the theme of the performance from Mahabharata Epic, especially the period of Nakula and Sahadewa. The story is correlated with the struggle between the benevolence and bad spirit. The music is played to strengthen or downturn the tension of the situation among the figures. So this type of performance can be said it is a mixed performance between dance, drama and clown.
Elephant Cave is located in the southwest of Bedulu village, next to Yeh Pulu relief, 6 Km from Ubud Center. Known only the local villager and the bats during centuries of neglect, the cave was revealed to the public in 1923. The bathing place was discovered and restored only in 1954 during archeological investigations done by Mr. Krijgsman. It had become filled in and a temple built upon it, which had to de moved to its present site. The spring and pond there have given the temple its name Pura Taman. Another meditation niche can be seen opposite this, with a resting house and pool. The archeological site of Goa Gajah dates back to the 11 th century, at time when Hinduism was relevantly new in Bali.
Tampak Siring temple located in Gianyar regency, Bali. Easy enough towards Tampak Siring temple. From Denpasar city about as far as 30 miles to the north. Can be taken approximately 1 hour drive from Denpasar city and 1.5 hours from Kuta area. Tampak Siring temple, is a complex of baths kings of his time. Being Gianyar city. Tampak Siring temple is one of the six most important temples in Bali. According to the history, that, that this water source is arranged and sanctified by king Indrajayasinghawarmadewa in the year 882 Saka. Therefore at the moment this pool water is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various of diseases, hence every day this place is a lot of visited by Hindu people to do the ritual and sanctify them self
Coffee luwak is a name for many specific cultivars and blends of arabica, robusta, liberica, excelsa or other beans eaten by asian Palm civets (Luwak), hence the taste can vary greatly. Kopi is the Indonesian word for Coffee. Luwak is a local name of the Asian palm civet in Sumatra. Kopi Luwak or civet coffee, is coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. Moreover, kopi luwak which have very smooth profiles are most often given a lighter roast. Iced kopi luwak brews may bring out some flavors not found in other coffees.
Ubud Village is a traditional village supervising 13 Banjar (group of community) and 6 custom countryside. It is located in Ubud sub district, Gianyar Regency and about 20 km from Denpasar Town. Ubud Vilage can be reached within 30 minutes or 15 minutes from Gianyar Town and this place is situated in the high land about 300 meter above sea level. Ubud is surrounded by the good temperature compare with other regions in Bali where the temperatures are relative cool that is ideally for everyone to stay in this beautiful place. Most artists working on art such as carving, painting and even on handicraft are more and more intensive in skill and time. Some galleries and museums in Ubud can be visited any time.
Tegalalang Rice village located on the north-south road from Kintamani and Ubud. Tegalalang countryside is located at 5 km northern part of Ubud Village is one of the famous tourist objects in Bali situated in North of Ubud Bali featured by the amazing rice terrace set the cliff. Tegalalang Village is located on 600 m above sea levels covered by good temperature where most of the villagers as a farmer. Tegalalang Village is become famous because of the beautiful rice terrace that the tourist to come and see this amazing panorama. The visitors who visit this village will discover the beautiful green rice terrace on the cliff bank and understanding how does the local farmer work on it hardly to make rice.
Besakih Temple is located in Besakih countryside, Rendang sub district, Karangasem regency, east part of the island. It is located in southwest side bevel of mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount confidence is holiest and highest mount in Bali Island. Besakih, often referred to as the "mother temple", consists of five temple compounds around the main temple. These represent the five holy directions, and there are also tens clan temples which are used for ancestor worship on different days. Besakih Temple beside as the altar for Hindu people in Bali, it is also as tourist destination which is a lot of visited by tourists.
Alas Kedaton is a small forest with the width about 6-7Ha located in in Kukuh village, Marga district, and Tabanan regency, which has the status as Penyungsungan Jagat (Main Temple in function) for Hindu Balinese. The total size of this forest, temple and its supporter facility is about 12 ha. In this forest, there is a temple called Alas Kedaton Temple and owns the natural environments that is looked green with its fresh air and create the calm, quite and holy atmosphere. On the temple yards rather unique. The monkeys living in Alas Kedaton are included in Macaca Fascicularis clan that most monkeys living in other forest in Bali too. We can also find the big baths (Pteropus vampyrus) are living in this forest and 24 types of trees
Kertagosa Justice located at Klungkung was the oldest kingdom on the island and its "Raja" the most exalted. Kertha Gosa (The Court Hall) and Taman Gili (The Floating Pavilion) were formerly parts of Semarapura Palace of Klungkung Kingdom, built in the 18th century. A main gate or the royal palace well known as "Pemedal Agung" is hitherto standing intactly at the Western part of the Court Hall and the Floating Pavilion. For its ceiling painted in the traditional wayang style portraying punishment in hell and the rewards in heaven. Kertha Gosa remains to be wearied as a justice place for lawbreaker, especially criminal. Along with colonial governance, the punish system in Indonesia has changed from system of death duties Majapahit (traditional) become the continental punish system which is brought by Dutch.
Jimbaran Beach is the famous beach with white sand along the coastal and it is located in southern part of Bali. There are plenty of cafes are available in this place and offering delicious seafood dinner with breathtaking view of Indian Ocean and sunset and Jimbaran beach which famous for its seafood restaurants along the beach with candlelit tables on the sands. Please find the selection of Seafood Menu at Jimbaran cafe. Jimbaran is known as the ‘golden mile’ because of its great white sand bay and selection of high end resorts. You mention the word ‘Jimbaran’ anywhere in Indonesia and people often will make the connection with grilled seafood. Jimbaran is only a 20 minute taxi ride from Kuta, 30 minutes from Sanur and 20 minutes from Nusa Dua making it accessible.
Dreamland Beach can be gone through about 45 minute of Kuta beach. This beach location in westside hill of paninsula in Badung sub-province, precisely Pecatu area. hilly area and have bank to make You see impressing lower coastal area at sea. Dreamland beach encircled by high banks boosting and also king sized reef. White Sand beach and wave splashing make our mood become to enjoy. Dreamland Beach, here you will find a very beautiful beach. With the big waves, its a very suitable place for surfers to surf. You’ll feel very comfortable to enjoy the beauty of this beach, besides surfing. Dreamland also offers a beautiful view of hills, and if the weather is fine, you can enjoy the beauty of the sunset.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Monument is designed and build by Nyoman Nuarta - one of Indonesia’s foremost modern sculptor - made from more than 4000 tons of copper and brass. The statue is picturing Lord Wisnu, as the source of wisdom, riding on the back of the mythical bird Garuda as the manifestation of conscience toward Amerta, the perennial goodness. GWK Culture Park is located on Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Jimbaran Village, Badung Regency and Bali Province. It is just 25 minutes away from Denpasar airport or Nusa Dua. GWK Cultural Park is intended to educate, especially the young generations about the importance of preserving and cultivating world’s cultural heritage.
Tanjung Benoa is a fisherman village formed from the delta of white sand and flanked by the sea in both side. It takes about 20 minutes from airport, 35 minutes from Kuta beach, and about 40 minutes from Sanur area. Before becoming the tourist destination, the life style of local residence at Tanjung Benoa are very simple where most of them are become fisherman who done their activities on the sea daily. There are several different types of games on there, like jet ski, banana boat, flying fish, snorkeling, and diving. This various water attractions can be enjoyed from USD 10 price to USD 35 . Sometimes at high seasons, foreign tourists subjected to a more expensive price. But the price is comparable with the fun and exciting experience.
The Banjar Hot Springs locally referred to as ‘Air Panas Banjar’, are located approximately 5km southwest from the famous Lovina coast in North Bali.The centuries-old hot springs have been upgraded with modern facilities over time, and have become a favourite retreat and recreational site among locals and international visitors. The hot spring (banjar) are only a short distance west of the monastery. Eight carved sandstones Nagas spew water from a natural hot spring into the first bath. The Banjar Hot Spring Water is actually split in to three pools that were made by the Japanese Colonies hundreds of years ago. The Japanese first built the baths with bathing in mind and also because the Brimstone that is inside the water was known to be beneficial for skin diseases.
Gitgit Water Fall is an amazing waterfall from height hill which is encircled by fertile rain forest plantation. This waterfall is situated in the jungle of forest, fresh atmosphere with beautiful panorama of rice terrace are presenting on the way to this waterfall. It is located in Gitgit countryside, Sukasada district and Singaraja regency. The sound of the waterfall can be heard from 200 meters away and after a few more steps you can see a massive amount of water falling from a height of 45 meters. The waterfall drops from a height of 50 meters and the water comes from a round cave. The cave is a natural underground waterway that carries water from the Buleleng River to Gitgit. This waterfall is worth visiting. It's the perfect place to admire the beauty of nature amid tranquil surroundings.
The Buddhist temple and Monastery in Banjar North Bali, near Lovina, is more then just a "tourist attraction". It is still used, and you can find groups of people staying in the Ashram nearby. It well knows as Vihara Buddha Banjar, is the biggest Buddhist temple in Bali. It is located at a hilly area at Tegehe Village, Desa Banjar, Buleleng Regency about 22 km west of Singaraja City and 11 km from tourist spot Lovina.The Buddhist temple is situated in the hills above Lovina and offers nice views. Brahmavihara Arama Budha Banjar is a Buddhist temple that was built in the late of 20th century Christian exactly in 1960 and after 1970; it was opened formally in 1973.
Munduk village is a world away from the beaches that draw most tourists to Bali. About 800 meters above the sea level, the cool thing about Munduk is the weather, its cool! Therefore no air condition needed. If the heat and humidity of Kuta or Sanur are getting you down, Munduk will be a breath of fresh air. Munduk Village are famous for beautiful scenery and a variety of fascinating walks and treks. Munduk is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing traditional commodities. It's sometimes possible to get onto the back roads around here to towns such as Gobleg, where the views are equally fantastic, but this is largely dependent on the condition of the roads, the weather and whether you're prepared to drive on increasingly narrow and sometimes slippery roads.
Gobleg Hill (to see the beautiful twin lakes Buyan and Tamblingan). Tamblingan Lake see from Hill of Asah Gobleg is the best view of Tamblingan Lake can be seen from the top hill of Asah Gobleg and the best time to visit is starting from 09.00 until 15.00 hours. The Asah Gobleg is the name of village where the villagers are life on the top of this hill. Since the location in the plateau area, the fog covers entire of village is daily experience in particular at the late afternoon or in the raining season. Therefore, the best view of Tamblingan Lake can be seen in the noon time.
Legong Dance is the most feminine dance. It is usually danced by two females before they reach puberty (in fact, they must retire by the time they reach puberty).
The dancers moved from rigorous activity to moments where they stood still – but here too they expressed through subtleties like fluttering fingers and rapid eye movements. Legong dance is performed by girls who have not yet entered puberty.
Childrens are trained from a tender age of 5 and by the age of 14 are ready for retirement as a Legong performer. Dance performances are held all around Ubud and Ticket sellers mill around Ubud area.
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