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TANAH LOT is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. It is home to the pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot (literally "Tanah Lot temple"), a popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticismtemple is perched on a little rocky islet. The temple was built in the 16th century by the Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha who built many temples near the sea around the island such as Rambut Siwi Temple in west of Bali, Pulaki Temple and Ponjok Batu Temple in the North of Bali. In the Western side of Tanah Lot there are small temples built, one of the temples in the top rock with a hole is called Batu Bolong Temple, Batu means Rock and Bolong means hole. The main deity of the temple is Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, who is the sea god or sea power and these days, Nirartha is also worshipped here. Entrance ticket cost Rp30.000 adult person.
BESAKIH TEMPLE COMPLEX is in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali, Indonesia.The greatest of all Balinese sanctuaries, Pura besakih, is the witness of the great natural power barely presented by Mount Agung looming above. Bali’s “mother temple” the largest and holiest temple in Bali, is over 900 meters up the slopes of Gunung Agung. It has been regarded as a holy place since pre-historic times in Bali. The first recorded mention of its existence is from an inscription that dates from 1007 A.D. Since the Gelgel dynasty of the fifteenth century it has been regarded as a central, holy temple for the entire island. All the allegiances of the Balinese people come together at Besakih. Each regency has its own temple within the over-all compound, as do each of the caste groups. The temple complex, about 22 temples in all, is built separately in such a distance of more than one kilometer. Its stunning look presents the harmonious combination of religion and nature. From total of 22 separate sanctuaries the three main temples are : Pura Penataran Agung, Dedicated to Sang Hyang Widi Wasa; Pura Kiduling Kreteg, dedicated to Brahma; and Pura Batu Madeg, dedicated to Wisnu. To the Balinese a visit to the temple sanctuaries at Besakih is a special pilgrimage. Each temple has its own odalan, or anniversary celebration, and on the full moon of the Balinese month “Kedasa” the entire compound of Besakih celebrates the visit of the gods, with an enormous throng of visiting pilgrims. Pura Pengubengan, the highest temple at the compounds, occupies an area where many ancestral temples, such as Pura Padharman, are sustained by a particular clan group. Puta Penataran Agung, the great temple of state, occupies the central part of Besakih temple. Its six terraces represent a history of successive enlargements. A sacred rite Bharata Turun Kabeh (meaning “Gods descend together”) annually celebrated during March or April united the 22 temples. Thousands of people from any place in the island gather around the temple complex in devoted pray to the Gods. The festival lasts for one-month long. Entrance ticket cost Rp35.000 adult person.
PURA ULUN DANU BATUR TEMPLE (also known as "Pura Ulun Danu," "Pura Batur" or "Pura Bat") is the second most important temple in Bali, after Pura Besakih. Built in 1926, the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. "Ulun Danu" literally translates as "head of the lake". Pura Batur comprises nine different temples, containing in total 285 shrines and pavilions dedicated to the gods and goddesses of water, agriculture, holy springs, art, crafts, and more. Pura Penataran Agung Batur, the principal temple, has five main courtyards. Its most dominant shrines are the 11-tiered meru situated in the inner and most sacred courtyard, three 9-tiered merus dedicated to Mount Batur, Mount Abang, and Ida Batara Dalem Waturenggong, the deified king of the Gelgel dynasty who ruled from 1460 to 1550. The eight other temples are Penataran Pura Jati, Pura Tirta Bungkah, Pura Taman Sari, Pura Tirta Mas Mampeh, Pura Sampian Wangi, Pura Gunarali, Pura Padang Sila, and Pura Tuluk Biyu. Batur Temple is located in Kintamani, about 23 km north of Bangli, 65 km north of Denpasar. Entrance ticket cost Rp33.000 adult person.
BEDUGUL (Bukit Mungsu) Traditional Market in Candikuning, Buleleng. Bedugul is the highland garden of Bali, The Bali shopping market Candi-Kuning Fruits and flowers Market is located in the northern part of Bali, near the Bratan lake. Traditional Market in Candikuning. Bedugul can be reached in a few minutes from the lake, near the famous Ulun Danu Temple in Bedugul, Bali.
UBUD Art Villages Silver Smith, Woodcarving and Painter Village, the Gold and Silver Smith is at Celuk Village, located next to Bali Bird Park, there are a lot of huge Silver Shops in this village. The Woodcarving Village name is Mas and Kemenuh Village, both village's produce very good quality Woodcarving made from very hard wood such as teak, mahogany, ebony and hibiscus wood. A traditional market offering beautiful and attractive souvenirs made by local Balinese people. It is an ideal place for you to experience the great bargain art market in Ubud.This market is the society economics center of Ubud and it is opposite the existence of Ubud Empire that is called Puri Saren. The market runs from west to east with different purpose.There are two markets available at the same area. On the West side is a Traditional Artistic Market and another block located on the East is an everyday Traditional Fundamental Market.
ELEPHANT CAVE TEMPLE lies at Bedulu village, Blahbatuh District, Gianyar Regency, surrounded by rice fields and beautiful banks of Petanu River, and right on the tourism route Denpasar.Goa Gajah (elephant cave) located two kilometers east of Ubud , this complex overlooks the Petanu river and consists of a SiSwati rock-cut cave, a bathing place, a monks’ chamber, a number of Buddhists rock cut Stupa and statues , and several foundations. Dating from the 11th century, the temple features statue of Ganesh , Hariti and a sacred bathing pool.The actual site of Goa Gajah (Elephant cave) is down a flight of steps south of the car park. There were never any elephant on Bali; the cave probably takes its name from the nearby Petanu River which at one time was known as Elephant River, or perhaps because the face over the cave entrance might resemble an elephant. Goa Gajah temple is surrounded by green rice fields along the River Petanu. In the courtyard at Goa Gajah Temple can be found an ancient source of holy water, 12 by 23 meters in size, divided into 3 compartments. The name Goa Gajah was probably derived from a name mentioned in a scripture called Negara Kertagama written during the reign of His Majesty King Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit kingdom. In this scripture is mentioned that the king had a hermitage on the slope of a mountain called “Lwa Gajah”. Other assumption come from the shape of the cave which entrance is decorated with carving to look like monster, and from a distance look like elephant head. Another said that the name is come after a Ganesha wooden statue which is put in the cave. Entrance ticket cost Rp15.000 adult person.
MONKEY FORREST, the monkeys within the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padang Tegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaca fascicuiaris. On Bali , there are Balinese long-tailed macaque troops (populations) that live in areas where they have little to no contact with humans and troops that come into contact with humans on a regular basis. In western part is Dalem Temple (temple dedicated to Siva Gods), in eastern is the cemetery and Merajapati Temple dedicated to Goddess of Durga (wife of Siva God). The sacred Monkey forest is an experience in itself with long-tailed macaques being the major crowd pullers. This 11th century Gunung Kawi shrine, popularly known as the Sacred Monkey Forest is spread over 27 acres of land. Thick forest, hundreds of monkeys and 3 old temples make it a unique place to visit. Entrance ticket cost Rp40.000 adult person.
KINTAMANI BATUR MOUNT VOLCANO is located in Kintamani District - Bangli Regency. Penelokan Village is the best to view the Batur Mount and Batur Lake. Batur Mount has erupted several time already, the biggest eruption was 1926 destroying the Batur Village, this village was near the lake and now they have move to the top area. The black lava seen was the eruption in 1974. This is still an Active Volcano smoking all the time.There are many restaurant's here for lunch time. Entrance ticket cost Rp40.000 adult person.
ELEPHANT SAFARI PARK The location of this elephant safari park is in the Village of Taro north of Ubud. Experiencing a leisurely stroll through the Elephant Park and surrounding forest on the back of a gentle Sumatran Elephant is a must for any visitor to Bali. The Elephant Safari Park at Taro has Bali‘s largest herd of 27 Elephants including 2 baby elephants that can be hand fed. Enroute to the park enjoy the spectacular views of Rice Paddies, Local villages, and the Balinese people as they go about there day to day lives.
RICE TERRACES Tegallalang Village, this rice terraces have a beautiful view with coconut trees and beautiful small river valley. Tegallalang Village well known with the village of handicrafts center especially for wholesale and export, along the road you will see a lot of shops, they sell variety of painted woodcarvings with colorful designs.The painted woodcarving products that they sell are made from very light wood with reasonable price's. Entrance ticket cost Rp10.000 adult person.
TIRTAGANGGA WATER PALACE is located near Ababi village in Ababi, Karangasem, situated about 6 kilometres north of the town of Amlapura, at a distance of 83 km from Denpasar. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues.The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung. It has an air of authentic royal magnificence.The centrepiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens.The area around Tirta Gangga is noted for its rice paddy terraces. Entrance ticket cost Rp20.000 adult person.
TAMPAKSIRING VALLEY of the KINGS are the only shrines that are carved into mountain rocks in Bali at 7 meters high. The ten rock-hewn temples are Candis, named after the goddess of death, Candika, consort of Shiva. The four are located by Pakerisan river, the next five is across the river, and the one is hidden down the stairs, and not as majestic as the other nine. Gunung Kawi (Mount Poem) temples are not tombs. Little known about this place, but most used theory is that these temples are monuments to King Udayana and his consorts. Near the temple complexes are a Buddhist monastery, thought to take care of this place. A few hundred meter from Gunung Kawi temple, on the same Pakerisan river, is Pura Pegulingan. An ancient Buddhist Shaivite temple that has Bali's largest stupa. Fragments of Panca Dhyani Buddhas were found, among others, Aksobhya, Amogasiddhi, and Ratnasambava. More Buddhist artifacts can be found in Gajah cave, also nearby. Entrance ticket cost Rp15.000 adult person.
BAT CAVE GOA LOWAH TEMPLE is located at the south east coast of Bali, roughly 10km away from Klungkung, 10km south of Candidasa in the village of Pasinggahan, 49 km from Denpasar or 10 km east of the capital Semarapura.It's just beside the main road to the eastern part of Bali such as Candidasa, Padangbai, Karangasem, Amlapura and next to a beautiful black sandy beach. From here you can see at the horizon, the coast of Nusa Penida. One of the most sacred temples in Bali, which was built in the 11th century by the high priest “Empu Kuturan”. The rather large temple complex is built around the entrance to a cave that is home to many, many, many! bats. Goa Lawah translates into Bat Cave for a good reason. Inside the temple, one will find a natural cave inhabited by thousands of bats hanging down from the ceiling, flying around, and singing as well as holy python snakes that often appear around the cave. You will see two large, majestic banyan trees at the main entrance. Some shrines in the centre are ancient from the time the temple has been established. Take notice of the motifs of the dragon who is in charge of keeping the universe at balance. This is the shrine to worship the god of sea Bhatara Tengahing Segara or Bhatara Baruna. This temple is a must observed temple especially by those fulfilling Ngaben cremation ceremony, as the ash of the cremated about to be drifted to the sea. Entrance ticket cost Rp15.000 person.
ULU WATU Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island's western shores. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is definitely one of the top places on the island to go to for sunset delights, with direct views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances. This temple was built and chosen by one of Hindu’s most respected priest, Danghyang Nirartha to unite with God Almighty, moksa. Uluwatu Temple is surrounded by trees and bushes occupied by a tamed army of monkeys. Balinese architecture, traditionally-designed gateways, and ancient sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple's appeal. The Balinese Hindus believe that the three divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva become one here. That belief results in making Uluwatu Temple a place of worship of Siva Rudra, the Balinese Hindu deity of all elements and aspects of life in the universe. Pura Uluwatu is also dedicated to protect Bali from evil sea spirits. Entrance ticket cost Rp40.000 adult person.
QUAD Biking BALI Style,The tour brings you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. You will drive yourself with a specially designed off road quad bike that copes with all kinds of terrain through an authentic part of Bali, passing rice fields, crossing jungle and driving through some Balinese kampongs (villages). Quad biking is not weather dependent and are therefore one of all year round activities available.
TREKKING Batur Mount Kintamani Area. Mount Batur is 1,717 meters high above sea level (the third highest peak in Bali) and considered as one of the sacred mountain according to Hindu belief. It is a semi active volcano located in Kintamani district of Bangli regency. The Kintamani area was once dominated by a massive volcano which created the 3 kilometer wide caldera now occupied by Lake Batur and the active volcano Mount Batur.The scenery here alone is worth the journey but it is the view from the top that will forever stay in your mind, an experience that you will never forget. The trek to Mount Batur is the most recommended trekking destination in Bali and has been trekked by thousand trekking lovers from all around the world. Mount Batur is also one of the Global Geopark Network in South East Asia located in Bali.
PADANG PADANG BEACH is located in Unggasan Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency and Bali Province – Indonesia. The island of Bali is home to some of the best beaches in the world and Padang Padang Beach is one of our favourites. Located next to well-known surf break Impossibles, Padang Padang like most beaches in Uluwatu, is famous for its super consistent surf. With no off-season, Padang Padang attracts a year-round crowd. But despite being one of the busiest beaches on the Bukit Peninsula, its golden sand and clear aqua waters are well worth a visit. This beach is situated in the white stone hill that is blessed by the breathtaking view to the Indian Ocean and spectacular sunset in late afternoon. This beach is about 25 minutes away from Denpasar Airport or 10 minutes from Jimbaran Beach and close with other famous surf points such as Uluwatu Beach, Suluban Beach, Bingin Beach, Impossible Beach, Dreamland Beach and Balangan Beach. There are stalls selling colourful sarongs and plaited friendship bracelets, guys hiring out a range of different surfboards including paddleboards, and a bunch of warungs selling fresh coconuts, cold drinks and freshly-caught seafood.
EXTREME Sports .. Parasailing .. Jet Ski's .. Flyboarding .. Water Skiing .. Banana Boats and loads more can be had at Nusa Dua.
BALI Safari & Marine Park offers a fun day out, and serves as one of the island’s largest and most visited animal theme parks which opened its gates in 2007. The Bali Safari & Marine Park was established by Taman Safari Indonesia; covering 40 hectares of land in the Gianyar regency. It is home to over 60 species, all of which roam free in large enclosures that mimic their natural habitats. Enjoy riding on a safari bus to visit the animals, watching fascinating elephant talent shows, get cuddly with baby orangutans, and view baby sharks at the aquarium. Families travelling with children will have a blast together at the adjacent water and amusement parks. There are 80 species and around 400 specimens from three regions - Indonesia, India and Africa, including spotted deers, himalayan bears, nilgai, black bucks, african hippos, zebras, camels, ostriches, baboons, blue wildebeests, and lions. The most epic on display are the legendary Indian white tigers. Guests board safari buses to travel through different areas of the park.The journey takes visitors through the manmade habitats of Indonesia, India and Africa on modified safari trams, providing the opportunity to see the wildlife collection living naturally all together in the open range regions and to take as many photos as they like, all from the comfort and safety of the air-conditioned safari tram with their very own personal guide. Key exhibits in Bali Safari and Marine Park include Ranthambore, a replica of an ancient Indian fort in the city of Rajasthan where majestic white tigers roam; Kampung Gajah (Elephant Village), a sanctuary for retired working elephants; and the showcase of the komodo dragons. There are also camel and elephant rides to experience as well as fun close-up photo opportunities with some of the animals. Also, check out the various free live animal shows as well as the new Bali Theatre onsite, with the currently-running magnificent Bali Agung show
WHITEWATER RAFTING. Grab your oars and get ready to rage with this exhilarating rafting adventure on the spectacular Ayung River. Whether you are 5 or 65, a natural or a novice, white water rafting in Bali ride is safe, fun and a breathtaking experience to be enjoyed by the whole family. The action starts when you launch into an 9.6 km river stretch, navigating through 33 class II and III rapids set to a backdrop of wild unspoiled rainforest, towering gorges and magnificent rice paddy terraces. White Water Rafting is one of most popular adventure activity in Bali. Experience the beauty of Bali thought the pure nature, luscious jungle and lovely terraced rice field. Paddle through the breathtaking waterfall and plunge 3 meters from the Bajing dam into the churning white water. Nothing breaks the silence except the sound of the jungle and the rush of the river.
JIMBARAN BAY BEACH SEAFOOD is a group of restaurants ( more than 30 restaurants ) that is situated along Jimbaran Bay Coast. It is also known by Kedonganan Beach. Local Balinese food taste, Italian restaurants, Japanese restaurants, French restaurants, Indian restaurants, Mediteranian restaurants, Chinese restaurants, Thai restaurants etc. It is simple!!! All in one stop location while enjoying your sunset dinner on ocean views and night live of quartet singers. Most guests prefer to join and sit at a table that has been set up in the open air directly on the sand beach right in front of the ripples of the waves while enjoying the beautiful sun set. After you enjoy the sunset you will be pampered by Balinese traditional dance. Kinds of dance that you can enjoy including Pendet dance, Panji Semirang dance, Tedung Sari dance and Cendrawasih dance ( it starts from 07:00pm - 09:00pm ). Guests can go straight to the counter of fresh fish to choose yourself the type of fish that is in accordance with your favors and then go to a table that was set up on the beach while waiting for your fish to be served. The sea food that you can choose Red Snapper, Garupa, White Snapper, Barakuda, King Fish, Baronang, Baramundi, Lobster, Sea Prawn, King River Prawn, Squid/ Calamary, Fish & Chips, Mubble, Standard Crab, Super Crab. All are extremely delicious !!
DENPASAR is a bustling, multi-cultural city and although it can seem a little intimidating the first time you visit, It has something to offer for all tourists. Denpasar is bristling with temples, palaces and museums and its locals are outstandingly friendly. You will be off the beaten tourist track here. You can see many of the main sights comfortably on foot.This is also a notable shopping city with options to please even the most jaded of world shoppers.
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