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One of Bali Aga villages in Bali, Tenganan Village

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Tenganan is a traditional village in Bali. The village located in Manggis, Karangasem Regency on the East side of Bali island. It will take about one and half hours to get there. Tenganan village is one of the three Bali Aga villages, beside Trunyan village and Sembiran village. Bali Aga is a village that still maintain their traditional culture, the governance refers to the traditional rules from their ancestors. Such as the building, the replacement of the building, the location of the temple was made by following the traditional rules.

The History of Tenganan Village 
According to some version of history, word “Tenganan” come from word “ngatengahang” which mean “moving into the deeper place”. That word means the movement of the villagers from coastal area to the residential area in the middle of the hills, named Bukit Kauh (West Hill) and Bukit Kangin (East Hill). Another history said that the Tenganan people came from Peneges Village, Gianyar, that formerly named Bedahulu. The ki…

The Cleanest Village in Bali, Penglipuran Village.

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Penglipuran is one of the traditional villages in Bali, which is located in Kelurahan Kubu, Bangli. It will take about 1 hour 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

The History of Penglipuran Village
According to the local people in the village, word “Penglipuran” taken from word “Pengeling Pura” which is mean memory of the ancestors. The local people in Penglipuran village are very respect with their ancestors. The characteristic of the village is the traditional architecture which have same shape especially the roof and also the placement of the room. The function is to make the relationship between the villager closer, not only between the locals but also become closer with nature.

In General
This village had been awarded the Kalpataru by the government. Kalpataru itself is an award that given for individual or group for the contribution in preserving the environment in Indonesia. Instead of Kalpataru, Penglipuran village also received a tittle as an official tourist de…

The Unique Funeral Tradition in Bali, Trunyan Village

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Bali has many destinations that always has a different uniqueness from the other tourist destinations. One of the famous tourist destination because of its uniqueness is Trunyan Bangli. Why? Not because of the place, but because the funeral tradition for people who have died there. In general, a funeral in Bali was implemented by the way of burial and burning (cremation), and also must be held a “pengabenan” ceremony.

But it is different from another villages. The village touted as the oldest village in Bali. It is carrying out the funeral only to put the corpse in a special place called “Sema Wayah”. Although there are many corpses were laid out just like that, you will not feel any bad odor. This might look unusual, but that is the reality. Trunyan village located on the west side of Batur Lake and close to the Mount Batur. Trunyan village has been recognized by domestic tourists and foreign countries as a unique tourist destination in Bali.

To get to the “Sema Wayah”, the funeral…

The Kingdom in Mengwi, Taman Ayun Temple

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Why it called Taman Ayun Temple?

Taman Ayun Temple already existed since 1634M. Be named Pura Taman Ahyun, taken from word “Taman” means garden dan “Ahyun” from word “Hyun” means wish. So Taman Ayun Temple means a temple that built in a garden surrounded by pools that can make your wish come true. But the meaning of Ayun is little bit different from Hyun. Word “Ayun” means beautiful. So Taman Ayun means a garden that really beautiful. 
The development history of Taman Ayun Temple. Taman Ayun Temple was built in 7th era, exactly started from 1632. And finished in 1634 by the king of Mengwi Kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu, which have known as Mangapura Kingdom. Under the construction of Taman Ayun Temple, the king was helped by a Chinese architect from Banyuwangi named Ing Khang Ghoew, also often called I Kaco, means the partner of the king. Taman Ayun Temple is a Family Temple for Mengwi Kingdom. At first, this temple built because at that time the distance of the temple was too far to rea…

The Interesting Place, Kebun Raya Bali, Bedugul Bali

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The Location Kebun Raya Bali or Kebun Raya “Eka Karya” Bali is a wide and large botanical garden or tropical botanical garden in Bali. Located in Candi Kuning Village, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, in the middle of Bali Island. It is about 56 kilometers away from Denpasar City. Kebun Raya Bali was built in 15th of July 1959, by the son of Indonesia and manage by Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI). Many kind of floras grow there. Instead of research and development of various plants, Kebun Raya Bali is also a place for you who want to enjoy the freshness of Bali with a very comfort atmosphere. Many visitors come here to enjoy the beautiful scene and relaxing. Why the air is really fresh? Because Kebun Raya Bali located in the Bedugul mountain area with about a height between 1250-1450 above the sea level, 157.5 hectare of gardens, the temperature during the day between 17o-25oC and at night between 10o-15oC. Because of the weather in there sometimes can’t be predicted, so you hav…

Things you Should Know About Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot Temple located in Braban Village, Kediri, Tabanan Regency. It is about 1 hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport and about 45 minutes from Kuta. In there, you will see an amazing temple above a big rock in the middle of the sea. Why the temple is really beautiful? Because when the tide come, the temple will be surrounded by the sea water, look like a small island. Many visitors come here to see the beautiful scene especially the sunset. 
Legend said, the temple was founded by a Brahmin who was hunting from Java Island. His name is Danghyang Nirartha, who has succeeded to reassure the people in Bali and become Hindu. He was also succeed in building Sad Khayangan in about 16th era. At that time, the commander of Tanah Lot named Bendesa Beraben felt envy because Danghyang Nirartha could make his followers left him and turned to follow Nirartha. After that, Bendesa Beraben ordered Nirartha to go from Tanah Lot. But, before Nirartha left Tanah Lot, he moved a huge rock, placed…

10 Objects and Cultural Destinations in Singaraja Bali

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In North Bali, there are many object tourisms that you have to visit. As well as natural tourism, historical tourism, marine tourism, and educational tourism. Here is the 10 favorite objects in Buleleng Regency.
The Grave of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari The Grave located in the forest area Teluk Terima, Sumber Klampok Village, Grokgak, Singaraja. It is about 67 kilometers from the city. This grave is a building of romantic but also tragic story of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari in the Wanakeling Kalianget Kingdom. The beauty of Layon Sari caused the king fell in love and with his power, he killed Jaya Prana. Layon Sari decided to kill herself and follow her husband because she didn’t want to marry the king. Every full moon, and the other holy days many people come to the grave and pray. 
Menjangan Island Menjangan Island located in Sumber Klampok Village, Grokgak, Singaraja. It is about 76 kilometers from the city. The island is a small island without any population with 175 hectares. If y…

10 Object Tourism in Ubud Which You Have to Visit

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In Bali, you can find ton of object tourism, not only domestic visitor who like to come to Ubud as their favorite place but also foreign tourist. Ubud is famous with it’s atmosphere, it is still traditional, beautiful, and fresh. You can find many many objects in Ubud and that will give you an amazing experience.
UBUD MONKEY FOREST Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the famous places in Ubud. Ubud Monkey Forest is a protected forest area, there are sacred temples for Balinese people, especially Hindu. Ubud Monkey Forest located in Mokey Forest Street, Ubub. With postal code 80571. If you come here, you will be treated by the cool fresh air and pollution free, complete with high green trees. At 2p.m. is the best time to visit because the monkeys are quite tame and does not too aggressive when they saw foods that you hold, but still you have to be careful. 
TREKKING DAY TOURS For you who love adventure and want to see Bali in different way, join this day tour is the right choice. You can fo…

10 Beautiful Waterfalls that You Can Find in Bali

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Not only beaches that you can find in Bali, but also many beautiful waterfalls. Actually, there are some waterfalls that already famous like Tukad Unda, Gitgit, and also Tegenungan. But this is Bali, there are many beautiful secrets inside it. So here is 10 beautiful waterfalls in Bali. 
Tegenungan Waterfall Tegenungan Waterfall is the nearest waterfall from Denpasar. It is about 16 kilometers or 30 minutes from Denpasar. The location is in Kemenuh Village, Sukawati, Gianyar. This waterfall is a part of Tukad Petanu River. The height is about 4 meters but the volume is quite high. If you want to visit this waterfall, you have to fight with hundred stairs. But the scene and the freshness of the water will pay you back. 
Dusun Kuning Waterfall  Dusun Kuning Waterfall is a waterfall that maybe not known by many people. That’s because the location is not accessible and we need to work hard to get there. To get to the waterfall, we need to go down along the cliff and when the rainy season…