Showing posts with label Landscape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Landscape. Show all posts

Saturday, March 11, 2017

10 Tourism Objects in Jembrana Bali

1. Perancak Beach


First of the list in Perancak Beach. Local people in Jembrana usually use this beach to held Sampan Dayung Competition. This traditional competition is usually done as a series of Indonesian Anniversary. In Perancak Beach, there is also a place for the preservation sea turtles called “Kurma Asih”, because the climate of the beach is suitable for the turtle. From various sources, there were local and foreign tourist who visit Perancak Beach reached almost 2.684 people per year. 
Perancak Beach
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2. Rambut Siwi Beach


Rambut Siwi Beach located in Yehembang Village, Mendoyo District is one of the famous places in Jembrana. In this beach, there is a holy temple called Rambut Siwi Temple. People who usually come for praying in there will automatically see the beautifulness of Rambut Siwi Beach. According to the local sources, there are 3.108 visitors came per year.


3. Palasari Dam


The next beautiful destination in Jembrana is Palasari Dam. Palasari Dam located in Palasari, Ekasari Village, Melaya District. This nature destination has become a beautiful place with large forest as the background. The atmosphere is really cool and shady. Noted there are about 3.467 visitors who come to this place annually.


4. Medewi Beach


Medewi Beach located in Medewi Village, Pekutatan District. It is about 72 kilometers from Denpasar. Medewi Beach is the right place for you who like surfing because of the long wave. You can also enjoy the beautiful sunset scene, so, after surfing you can relax your body while watching the sunset with your family or your beloved one.

5. Prehistoric Museum


Prehistoric Museum in Gilimanuk, Jembrana, Bali is a tourism object that you have to visit because of the uniqueness. Local people in there are also very kind to the visitor. In there you will see many ancient relics from prehistoric times and human skeleton. Visiting this museum could be refreshing and educating in the same time. This prehistoric museum also very suitable for educating children. Not just that, this is also a favorite place for researchers to dig up the information about life in the past. There are many collections from prehistoric era (perundagian) in 600 era until 800 era, such as jewelry made from stone, jar, bronze, jug, bowl, trowel, sarcophagus, and many more.
See Also : The Interesting Tourism Object in East Side of Bali

6. Gumbrih Water Park


Gumbrih Water Park located in Gumbrih Village, Pekutatan, Jembrana Regency, Bali. This is an interesting tourism object due to the combination of the beautiful Pangyangan River with green coconut along the river. The visitor can enjoy the river by “jukung” (it is a small bamboo boat) powered by machine that is driven by a professional local people. The distance is about two kilometers away with a stop point at the bridge which is the border of Pangyang and Gumbrih. While enjoying the beautiful scene, you can also see a variety of wildlife such as Kokoan Bird and Lizard. That unique things make this place become a spot of photography. Not just the river, you will find rice fields aside the road and bamboo forest. For you who like fishing, you can catch red snapper, shrimp and crab with your bare hand. You can also see the glimpse of the fish that swim near the surface of the water. 


7. Recreational Park Tirta Samudra Dlod Brawah


The development of Jembrana is mostly the beach. Therefore, the beach in Bumi Mekepung started to be managed and styled. One of the recreational park that already running and finished to the first stage is Tirta Samudra Dlod Brawah. It features a sea-water pool and claimed as the first sea-water pool in public places. The sea-water pool located aside the Dlod Brawah Beach, consist of an adult pool and a children pool which is a new alternative to visit. The pool facilities include place to rinse and take shower after playing in the sea-water pool.

8. West Bali National Park


West Bali National Park as a natural preservation area, can be utilized for education, research, recreation and support cultivation. The typical of the West Bali National Park is you can see Jalak Bali (Leucopsar rothschildi) that can live wildly on in West Bali National Park. Administratively, West Bali National Park located in Jembrana and Buleleng of Bali. 

Flora
Some types of vegetation is dominated by plants of the mangrove forest, it is Mangrove (Rhizophora SP). Savanna vegetation dominated by Borassus flaberier, rainforest, jungle season which is dominated by Acasia Leucophloea.

Fauna
Some of the wild animals that can be observed in West Bali National Park are Jalak Bali (Leucospar rothschildi), Bull (Bos javanicus), Deer (Muntiacus muntjak), Mouse Deer (Tragulus javanicus), Jungle Cat (Felis bengalensis), Grey Ape (Macaca fascicularis), Black Ape (Presbytis criscata), White Starling (Stunus melanopterus), Terucuk (Pycnonotus goiavier), Kepodang (Oriolus chinensis), Shrimp (Halcyon chloris).

9. Bunut Bolong


Bunut Bolong located in Manggisari Village, Pekutatan, Jembrana. It is about 49 kilometers to the east from Negara Regency and about 86 kilometers from Denpasar City. Bunut Bolong is a big Bunut tree that grow above the highway. Bolong means a hole, so if you pass the highway you will see a big tree above you and you pass it through the hole. The interesting thing is along the highway, you will see many clove trees. There is also a temple called Bujangga Sakti for local Hindu people to pray.

10. Baluk Rening Beach


Baluk Rening Beach located in Baluk Village, Negara, Jembrana Regency. Visitors mostly come to this beach when weekend. Not only a tourism object, local people also believe that if you soak your body and burying your body in the sand, it can heal some diseases such as rheumatism. The wave in this beach is calm, so it is the best place for you to relax your body, let your children play without any worries, and enjoy the beautiful scene of Jembrana.

Well, if you come to Bali, at least you have to travel around Bali. Jembrana is a quite and not too crowded regency. For you who want to escape from the hustle of the city, you can definitely visit Jembrana.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Water Palace in Bali, Taman Ujung Karangasem

Taman Ujung Karangasem or well known as Taman Ujung Sukasada is a tourism object in the East side of Bali which is quite popular to foreigner and also domestic visitors. When holiday season, there are many visitors come there to spend their time with family. This place is quite similar with Taman Ayun Bali in Mengwi. 
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Taman Ujung located in the edge of Karangasem Regency, near by the beach. Instead of recreation place, Taman Ujung is also a place to do photography for wedding. Many photographers and also couples choose this place to do their prewedding shoot because the place is really beautiful. We also recommend you that thing.Taman Ujung is also a historical place, because this place was built by the King of Karangasem when Bali still headed by King in each area. 

What you can find in Taman Ujung Karangasem?


Taman Ujung Karangasem located di Tumbu Village, Karangasem Regency. The purpose of this place when the first time is a place for Kings to take a rest. At Dutch East Indies era, this place named Water Paleis which is mean “The Water Palace”. Why? Because most of this place is a beautiful park with wonderful water pond.
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There are 3 big ponds. 1 pond is in the west side and the other 2 ponds are in the north side. In the west side, there is a building in the middle of the pond called “Bale Bengong”. This building does not have wall, only concrete pillars to hold the roof of the building. In the past, the function of the building is to greet the honor guest at the Karangasem kingdom. Pond in the north side are bigger. In the middle of the pond, there is a bridge to cross the pond. In the edge of the bridge, there is a building for king to take a rest. The local people called this building as “Istana Gantung” because it looks like hang.

The Beautiful Architecture of Taman Ujung Karangasem


Taman Ujung built as the order of the king of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik, in 1909. The architects at that time were a Dutchman named van Den Hentz and a Chinese named Loto Ang. This project also involved Undagi (Balinese architect) so the architecture of Taman Ujung is a combination of European and Bali. The construction was completed in 1921. The most visible European architecture can be seen from the colorful glass ornaments and these are found in the room of the King, in the building wall. That colorful glass looks similar with the decoration in the church. 

Architecture in Taman Ujung is not as new as when it first made. It is because some damage from natural disaster. The worst damage happened in 1963 when Mount Agung, the highest mount in Bali, erupted. And then, in 2000 the government and Puri Karangasem fixed Taman Ujung without compromising the beauty of the place.


The Route to the Taman Ujung


If you want to visit Taman Ujung from Denpasar, it will take about one and half hour, 65 kilometers. You will go through Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra and passed the Goa Gajah Temple. If you come from North Bali, especially Lovina Beach, it will take about three hours to get to the Taman Ujung.

Friday, March 3, 2017

The Interesting Tourism Object in East Side of Bali

The Interesting Tourism Object in East Side of Bali

1. Candidasa


Rather than on the south side, Bali island also has many tourism object on the east side of the island, let us take a look at Candidasa. Candidasa is one of the most visiting place in Karangasem. Located in Bugbug area, Karangasem Regency. Candidasa is a really beautiful beach with black sand, so you can enjoy the panorama while swimming, diving, or snorkeling. At first, Candidasa is the name of a temple, Candidasa Temple, which is located on a small hill and was built in 12 M. candidasa is quite far from Denpasar City, that is why Candidasa is not too crowded like the other beach. Many visitors will stay there for long time because the location is really relaxing. Some people also said that Candidasa area is like a resort area. There are many hotels from the lowest until the highest class, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Most of the tourism object in eastern Bali yet have international standard hotels and for visitors who want to get a five-star hotel in eastern Bali, the right choice is Candidasa. The other interesting thing is you can watch the sunrise and sunset at the sampe place. You do not have to go to the other place 
Candidasa
Candidasa
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2. Bukit Asah

Bukit Asah
Bukit Asah
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Do you feel bored with the noisy atmosphere in the city? If yes, you can go to Bukit Asah. Bukit Asah will gives you the beautiful combination scene of ocean and mountain. In Bukit Asan you can do many things such as camping while enjoying the beautiful sunrise from the top of the mountain.

3. Telaga Waja River


If you want to try something extreme, you have to try the watersport at Telaga Waja River. One of the famous watersport in there is rafting. It will take about two hours so you will definitely be satisfied with the adventure. Along the river, you will see the beautiful scene of nature, and also you will find a waterfall there. Amazing!

4. Agung Mountain

Agung Mountain
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For your information, Mount Agung is the highest mount in Bali. You can go to Agung Mount and do some hiking or tracking. The height of Mount Agung is about 3.021 meters. On the foot of the Mount Agung, you will find the mother temple in Bali, Besakih Temple. If you like a spiritual trip, then you can visit Besakih Temple.
See also : 10 Object Tourism in Ubud Which You Have to Visit

5. Taman Ujung and Tirta Gangga.


Karangasem Regency has two historical places that already famous in foreign countries, it is Taman Ujung and Taman Tirta Gangga. Both of the garden was built by the King of Karangasem. It is famous because of its beautifulness and also the history behind it.


6. The Friendly Village, Sangkam Gunung Village


Do you want to visit the old village in Karangasem? Try to visit Sangkam Gunung Village and feel the friendliness of the villagers. You will see the activities of the villagers with beautiful background of Mount Agung.

7. Virgin Beach


This beach has a different atmosphere from the other beach in Bali. You have to visit Perasi Beach or people know it as Virgin Beach. From the name, we know that the beach is still “virgin” and very natural because located behind Bukit Asah.

8. Padang Bay Beach


If you still curious with under water scene, you can go to Padang Bay Beach and feel it. When you arrived, you will see a very beautiful beach and if you want more, you can do snorkeling or diving by renting the material that you need.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

One of Bali Aga villages in Bali, Tenganan Village

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.
Desa Adat Tenganan
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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 king of Bedahulu lost one of his horses and his soldier looked for it to the East. But the horse was found dead by Ki Patih Tunjung Biru, the King’s confidant. Because of his loyalty, Ki Patih Tunjung Biru obtain the authority to regukate an area that has a bad smell because of the dead horse. Ki Patih got a quite large area he cut the dead horse and threw it as far as he could do. And that area is the origin of Tenganan Village area. 


The Unique Things that You Could Find in Tenganan Village : 


The Marriage System 


Instead of an object tourism, Tenganan Village has many interesting uniqueness to see and be understood. From the social system in Tenganan Village, the villagers is purely a native villager. That is because of the marriage system. It is the parental system which is the women and men in the family, have same degree and the same right in the family. It is different from the other villages in Bali. Meanwhile, they also implemented the endogamy system. It means all of the villagers should obey the awig-awig (rules), that they have to get married with the other villagers from the Tenganan Village, and when they violated the rules, they have to get out from the Tenganan Village. 

Mekare-kare Tradition 


Another interesting yet unique thing is Mekare-kare Tradition of mostly known as Perang Pandan. Mekare-kare is the big part of procession called Ngusaba Sambah that held every June and lasts for 30 days. Every one month, Mekare-kare held for 2-4 times and they had to make offerings for their ancestors. Mekare-kare or Perang Pandan tradition held just for the men. Perang means war and Pandan means pandan leaves. The men used the pandan leaves that already cut about 30 cm as a weapon and a shield to deflect the attack from the rival and from the sharp thorn of the pandan leaves. The wounds that caused by the thorn would heal by the traditional medicine that made from turmeric, galangal, and other herbs. 

Double Ikat Gringsing 


There is one unique thing that only exist in Tenganan Village, and the only one in Indonesia. It is Double Ikat Gringsing. “Gringsing” derived from word “gering” that means disaster, and “sing” means not. So Gringsing means a thing to avoid disaster. The process in making Gringsing is really unique because it takes quite long time to make it (until three years). That is why Gringsing is a rare thing, difficult to find and also it is pretty expensive. Gringsing is a must have thing for the villagers in Tenganan Village because it is a part of every tradition, such as Ngaben and Potong Gigi. Many people said that Gringsing made from human blood and that is the reason why red dominating the colour of Gringsing. But the fact is it made from the juices of certain wood and hazelnut seeds that are mixed to dye the Gringsing. 

The people in Tenganan Village hold the concept of Tri Hita Karana (the concept of teaching in Hindu) and apply this in their daily life. Tri means three and Hita Karana means cause happiness to achieve balance and harmony. Tri Hita Karana consist of Parahyangan (a balance relationship between human and God), Pawongan (harmonious relationship among human), and Palemahan (harmonious relationship between human and nature).


Monday, February 20, 2017

The Cleanest Village in Bali, Penglipuran Village.

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.
Penglipuran
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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 destination by the Bangli District Government in 1955. Since that, many tourists come to the village. In Penglipuran village, the villager always care to each other, kind, and work together, that atmosphere makes who come to the village feel really comfortable. The uniqueness of the village is, the villager always keep their village clean, that is why this village become the cleanest village in Bali and also one of the cleanest village in the world. The North side of the village, there is Penataran Temple and the location in higher than the other building.


The interesting things that you will find in Penglipuran Village :


The Rules


Instead of being respectful of each other, this village also really respect the women. There are rules that forbids men to marry more than one woman or polygamy. If a man caught doing that, he would be ostracized by the villager. This village also has a rule for thief. If they were caught, they have to make offerings that contain five chickens in different colour in four temples of their ancestors. In this way, all the villagers will know who is stealing and of course the thieves will feel shame of what they have done. That is the general information about Penglipuran village.

Art


In Penglipuran village there is one special dance, Baris Dance. Baris Dance rarely displayed and only presented when the sacred ceremony held in the village. The dance will be accompanied by sacred gamelan and played by Sekaa Gong Gede Desa Adat Penglipuran (it is a special group for playing the gamelan).

Ngaben Ceremony


Actually the funeral tradition in Penglipuran is same like the other village in Bali, but the difference here is if most of the village burnt the corps, in Penglipuran they buried the corps. According to our analyzed, this tradition is for a respect and also a way to decrease the bad possibilities because the area of Penglipuran is near by the mountain area, far from the sea. As we know, the ashes that have been burnt should be discarded into the ocean, and in Balinese tradition keeping the corps is a forbidden thing so the best solution is buried.

What you can find in Penglipuran Village?


Tugu Pahlawan (Hero Monument)


This monument was built in 1959 to commemorate the Revolutionary War in Bangli that led by Captain Anak Agung Anom Muditha which is located on the southern area of Penglipuran village. The monument is about 1.5 hectares with Balinese style building with a hall called Cura Yudha, it is a place for certain activities and also the parking area. Tugu Pahlawan in Penglipuran become a symbol of Captain Anak Agung Anom Muditha that fall against the Dutch on 20th November 1947. The entire monument is manage by the local people of the village.

Bamboo Forest


The area of the village is about 112 hectares, and 40% of the village is a bamboo forest. The village inhabited by about 226 families who mostly work as farmers, artisan’s bamboo, and animal husbandry. The bamboo area is really large, but not all the villager can cut down the bamboo. They have to ask for the permission from the head of the village. Every six months, they will cut the bamboo and the plant the new one. Usually they cut the old bamboo and use it for the benefit of the village such as to build some temples, the roof of the houses, to build bale banjar (it is a place to gather in Bali).

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Interesting Place, Kebun Raya Bali, Bedugul Bali

Kebun Raya Bali
Kebun Raya 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 have to bring an umbrella or a raincoat.


How can Kebun Raya Bali exist in Bali?

Kebun Raya Bali was start from an idea of Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo as the President of Badan Pusat Penelitian Lingkungan and also the head of Botanical Garden in Indonesia, and I Made Taman as the head of Badan Konservasi Lingkungan dan Pelestarian to create a botanical garden outside Java Island, in this case is Bali Island. They start to talk with Bali Provinvial Government in 1955, and finally the authorities in Bali officially agreed to build a botanical garden in 1958. According to the agreement, the determined location of the botanical garden include 50 hectares of forest and reforestation of Candikuning and directly adjacent to the Cagar Alam Batukaru. And then, Botanical Garden “Eka Karya” Bali was officially inaugurated by Prof. Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo in 15th of July 1959. 

The name of “Eka Karya” was an idea from I Made Taman which is “Eka” means “One” and “Karya” means “Work Result”. Then, “Eka Karya” means the first botanical garden as a result from the hard work of Indonesian people for independence. 

This botanical garden is a special place to collect Gymnosperms (coniferous plants) from all over the world because they can grow well in botanical garden. Many first collections was imported from Kebun Raya Bogor and Kebun Raya Cibodas, such as Araucaria bidwillii, Cupresus sempervirens, and Pinus masoniana. The plants that are originally from Indonesia is Podocarpus imbricatus and Casuarina junghuhniana. 

Kebun Raya Bali was managed by Dinas Kehutanan Provinsi Bali twice from 15th of July 1959 until 16th of May 1964. After the G 30 S / PKI in 1966-1975 moment, Kebun Raya managed by the staff of the botanical garden itself from 16th of May 1964 until now. 
Kebun Raya Bali
Kebun Raya Bali
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What’s in there?


Kebun Raya Bali is a combination place to do a research, conservation, education, recreation at once. In there, you can learn about the function of many plants that we often see in our daily life. 

More than 2000 species of plants preserve in Kebun Raya Bali. Plants from the east mountain area of Indonesia such as Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua. The new plant has been obtained from commercial nurseries, arboreta, the other botanical gardens, and also from the breeding program and gathering expeditions. The plant’s collection in Kebun Raya Bali contain orchids, ferns and mosses, begonia, cactus, medicinal plants, plants for Hindu rituals, water plants, bamboos, Rhododendron, Araceae, Herbarium, and also more than 79 tail of bird species that live freely.

Cactus Garden

Cactus Garden Kebun Raya Bali
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This garden is a special place to display various types of cactus or other plants that are include in the Cactaceae family. This garden was built from glass and covered the variety of cactus among the most unique and famous, Dragon Fruit. Instead of Bali, the cactus collection in the greenhouse is also imported from Argentina, Germany, Mexico, and New Zealand. Cactus is a dessert plant that normally lives in high temperature area. The spine is the modification of the leaves, so cactus can adapt in dry weather. Uniquely, cactus also can grow in the cold weather such as in Kebun Raya Bali. Several types of cactus can grow up to 5 meters. There are 68 species of cactus in Kebun Raya Bali and laid out in the greenhouse area of 500 m2. You can see the interesting collection include Echinocactus grusonii, Cephalocereus senile, Mammillaria durispina, Espostoa lanata, Opuntia sp. And Cleistonactus micropetalum.

Aquatic Garden

Aquatic Garden located near the Cactus Garden. In this garden, many collections of aquatic plants organized into six levels ponds. This garden decorated with rocks, pots, and bamboo showers. There are various types of water plants such as Nymphaea pubescens Willd, Pontederia cordata L., Cyperus papyrus L., Cyperus flabelliformis Rottb., Nymphoides indica (L.) OK., dan Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.

Orchid Garden

Many types of orchids from the East of Indonesia displayed and planted in this garden. Start from the black orchid Coelegyne pandurate, Arundina graminifiola-it looks like reeds but have flowers, until Phaius tankervillae which is normally only found in Sulawesi. In here, the orchid collections is complete and the beauty of the flower itself attract the tourist to come. 

Rose Garden

This garden is such a heaven with rose decoration. There are many types of rose that have many colours such as red, maroon, pink, yellow, orange, even green. The green rose named Rosa x odorata ‘Viridiflora is the most unique rose in this garden. Actually, green rose is the result of interbreeding between two species of roses, Rosa chinensis and Rosa gigantea.

So let’s come to Kebun Raya Bali, you will not regret it!


Sunday, February 5, 2017

Things you Should Know About Tanah Lot Temple

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 it in the middle of the sea and built a temple. He also changed his shawl into a snake and the snake become the guard of the temple. 

Until now, the snake still stay there to protect the temple. The characteristic of the snake is, it has a flat tail like a fish, black with yellow stripes. Finally Bendesa Beraben felt shy, he changed his mind, and started to follow of Nirartha. 

Tanah Lot was built to protect Bali from any danger and threat. Tanah Lot Temple is a temple to pray for the god of the sea. 

When you come to Tanah Lot Temple, please make sure you wear common clothes and be careful when you speak because the area of the temple is really holy. Around the Tanah Lot Temple you also will find another temple such as Batu Mejang Temple and Batu Bolong Temple.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

10 Objects and Cultural Destinations in Singaraja Bali

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 of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari
The Grave of Jaya Prana and Layon Sari
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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
Menjangan island
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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 you come to the Menjangan Island you will see many corals, volcanic rocks, and black volcanic soils. Around the island, you can do water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving. To get to the Menjangan Island, you have to go by boat, it is about 30 minutes from Labuhan Lalang.
See also : 10 Object Tourism in Ubud Which You Have to Visit


Gebug Ende

Gebug Ende
Gebug Ende
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Located in the Patas Village, Grokgak, Singaraja. It is about 40 kilometers from the city. It is a dance with self-defense movement (like Pencak Silat) and using equipment named Tamiang (as a shield) made of cow-hide and a bat made of rattan. It is like a war, one by one, and you hitting each other. Commonly held in the long dry season around October. This dance is used to beg for a rain and means to prevent diseases. 

Sampi Gerumbungan

Sampi Gerumbungan
Sampi Gerumbungan
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It is a traditional art ceremony and combined with sports activities which commonly held in August on the field of Kaliasem Lovina Village. It is about 11 kilometers from Singaraja City. This tradition has been held since past highly favored by farmers. Gerumbungan is a big bell (in Bali we call it Genta) that hung on the neck of a bull. A couple of cow that already trained will be connected in their neck by a traditional tool from wood named “uga”. This tradition is about gratitude after the harvest season. 

Gedong Kirtya

Gedung Kirtya
Gedung Kirtya
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Gedung Kirtya located in Seni Sasana Budaya Singaraja Temple. It is in Veteran Street no 23 Singaraja. It is a museum save ‘lontar’, and the only lontar museum in Indonesia even in the world that still save 400 lotar stored in a wooden box. In the museum, there is a collection and handwritten copies of the text about Balinese literature, myth, medicine, mantra, religious literature, and many more. There is also a lontar contain images like comic called ‘prasi’. If you like something unique from Bali, then you have to come here!
See Also: 10 Beautiful Waterfalls that You Can Find in Bali

Air Sanih

Air Sanih
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Air Sanih located in Sanih Village, Kubutambahan. It is about 17 kilometers from Singaraja City. It is a nature swimming pool with springs that appear endlessly on the southeast corner of the pool. Many people said the water come from hundreds of kilometers flowing under the ground from Batur, that’s why the water feels very fresh. Every holiday, many local people will come here to spend their time with family or friends, you will find it crowded. There are two swimming pools, for adults and children.


Pelabuhan Buleleng (Buleleng Harbor)

Pelabuhan Buleleng
Pelabuhan Buleleng
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Pelabuhan Buleleng is the main entrance of the business area in the Bali Island. So Pelabuhan Buleleng is specially for deliver animals such as cows, pigs, and various plantation that are exported to Singapore and many regions in Indonesia. If you come here, you will see the beautiful view of the ocean, and don’t worry if you feel hungry, because there are many restaurants with the unique concept and also small restaurants from local people that sells traditional Balinese foods. Not just that, this destination is the place for you who want to spend time with family, best friend, and the one you love. You can take pictures, fishing, and the other activities. 


Air Panas Banjar

Air Panas Banjar
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Air Panas Banjar is an object in Singaraja for you who love to submerged your body in a hot water that very relaxing. In this place, you will feel the freshness of the mountain around the object. This object tourism is a relic of the colonial era of Japan which is continue by the government as a destination. Air Panas Banjar is a hot water pool located around the Singaraja City which is must be traveled about 24 kilometers from the west of Singaraja. 


Taman Nasional Bali Barat

Taman Nasional Bali Barat
Taman Nasional Bali Barat
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Taman Nasional Bali Barat known as TNBB has many different types of wild flora and fauna that grow in Bali. There are several flora and fauna listed endangered status and also highly protected by the government. This object tourism is a large area, about 19002.89 hectare which houses a variety of animals and flowers which is become an important asset of the National Park. Taman Nasional Bali Barat is not far from Singaraja City or it is located in the west area of Singaraja. 

Dalem Jagaraga Temple

Dalem Jagaraga Temple
Dalem Jagaraga Temple
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Dalem JagaragaTemple located in Jagaraga Village, Sawan Singaraja. It is about 11 kilometers from Singaraja City. The village know as ‘Puputan Jagaraga’ which is means war till the end of your life in 1848 commanded by I Gusti Ketut Jelantik. This temple has uniqueness that you can’t find in the other temple. In the area of the temple there is an old relief of a car driven by armed people, relief of crashed plane, relief of the Dutch drinking beer, and also the statue of Men Brayut (folklore Bali).

Thursday, February 2, 2017

10 Object Tourism in Ubud Which You Have to Visit

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
Ubud Monkey Forest
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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

Trekking Day Tours
Trekking Day Tours
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For you who love adventure and want to see Bali in different way, join this day tour is the right choice. You can follow the tour that will be guide by Agus. Agus provides 8 different tracks for all levels. The whole track is located in Ubud area and take about 30 minutes away by car. And then, you will walk through beautiful rice fields, rivers, irrigation canals, forests, and villages. You will see the exotic Balinese culture from a different angle. Don’t be afraid if you get tired, because this tour will follow the visitors. If you want to take a short break, then you will. 

CYCLING AROUND THE RICE FIELD

Cycling Around The Rice Field
Cycling Around The Rice Field
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Cycling in Ubud is one of the favorite activities for foreigner. This activity will give you the scene in the film Eat Pray and Love which is played by Julia Robert, it is incredible, right? You will find many cycling packages with a guide who will take you around to the best cycling spots in Ubud. Not only cycling around the green rice fields, but also in the villages. In there, you will be able to interact with the local people. 


AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA)

Agung Rai Museum Of Art
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ARMA museum was built by Agung Rai. He is a Balinese who has devoted his life to conserve and develop the art and culture in Bali. In the museum, you can see many collections from the masters like I Gusti Nyoman Bali Lempad, Ida Bagus Made, and the other. In here, you will not only treat by many beautiful paintings, but also you can watch theater, music, and dance. In the museum, there is also a bookstore and a library complete with the reading room. 

JOINING THE COOKING CLASS

JOINING THE COOKING CLASS
Joining The Cooking Class
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In Ubud, is not difficult to find a place that serve cooking class, because almost all of the hotel in Ubud provide cooking classes for tourists who visit Ubud. Not only adults who can participate the class, but also the children. By joining a cooking class, children can learn while cooking. The menu is traditional Bali culinary like satay, lawar, and also some Indonesian foods such as gado-gado and fried rice. 

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK

Campuhan
Campuhan
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Campuhan Ridge Walk is a journey in wildness which is popular as one of the destination in Ubud Bali. Campuhan Ridge Walk offers a journey away from the bustle of tourists so it is suitable for you who want to travel relaxed and calm. By this journey, you can see the pure interior of Bali, contemporary boutiques, and also homestead residents of Bali. The total of the trip is about 9 kilometers through the valley of Sungai Wos and green rice field with a background of Mount Agung. 

WATCHING KECAK DANCE IN TAMAN SARASWATI TEMPLE

Kecak Dance In Taman Saraswati Temple
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Visiting Ubud is not complete if you do not take time to watch the Kecak Dance Performance. Kecak Dance is one of the traditional Balinese dances. In Ubud itself, there are many places that give Kecak Fire Dance show, one of them is Taman Saraswati Temple. This temple has a lot of pools with beautiful lotus flowers. The stage of Kecak Dance itself located in the middle and surrounded by the lotus pond. The performance will be held every Thursday start from 07.30 p.m. local time.

AYUNG RAFTING

Ayung Rafting
Ayung Rafting
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Ayung River is a destination in Ubud which is very famous for rafting besides of Telaga Waja River. Because Ayung River placed on the second and third category of rafting that is very suitable for the first timer or for you who want to raft without danger while enjoying the beautiful view of the river. When you enjoy rafting on the Ayung River, you will be treated by the view of lush green tress, rice fields, and hills. In the middle of the trip, you will be able to see masterpiece of Balinese artist, it is Ramayana relief carving. 

TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACE

TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACE
Tegallalang Rice Terrace
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When visiting Ubud, you have to go to the Tegallalang Village. The village offers the beautiful view of rice fields which is become one of the most popular places for photographers. In contrast to the other rice fields, in Tegallalang village the rice fields is very neat and made look like terrace. To enjoy the rice terrace, you just have to stop at one of the cafes or restaurants in there. 

WATCHING LEGONG MAHABHARATA DANCE IN PURI UBUD

WATCHING LEGONG MAHABHARATA DANCE IN PURI UBUD
Legong Bali Mahabrata Dance
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Besides Kecak Dance, Legong Dance is also one of the traditional Balinese dances. You can come to Puri Saren Ubud to watch the performance. For the Legong Mahabharata Dance will be held on Sunday start from 07.30 p.m. until 09.00 p.m. Not only Legong Mahabharata, you can watch another dance performance in different story every day.

10 Beautiful Waterfalls that You Can Find in Bali

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
Tegenungan Waterfall
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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
Dusun Kuning Waterfall
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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 it will be very slippery. The road to the waterfall is still covered by bushes. The waterfall called Dusun Kuning because it is located in Dusun Kuning, Taman Bali Village, Bangli. Maybe you need to work hard to get there, but believe me you will be amazed by the beautiful view of it. 

Blemantung Waterfall 

Blemantung Waterfall
Blemantung Waterfall
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Blemantung Waterfall located in Pujungan Village, Pupuan, Tabanan. This waterfall located in the area of coffee plantation and far from the village, so the atmosphere there also looks very natural and refreshing. The height is about 50 meters. The way how you get there is not as hard as Dusun Kuning Waterfall, but again you still have to fight. You will need about 2 hours to get there from Denpasar. The fun thing is, you will be treated by Balinese rice fields which is very famous. So, the journey will not boring. The waterfall itself located between high cliffs. From the main highway of Pujungan Village is about 1500 meters. Don’t worry because the track is quite good. 


Nungnung Waterfall

Nungnung Waterfall
Nungnung Waterfall
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Nungnung Waterfall located in Badung Regency. To be exact, in Nungnung Village, Petang. Nungnung village has very fresh air. The village located about 900 meters above the sea. The water debit of this waterfall is quite high. This waterfall has been managed as a commercial tourist so the access is quite easy. To get to the waterfall, visitors have to descend stairs which are not equipped by handrails beside it so you have to be careful. Fortunately, at some point there are gazebos and you can take a short break if you feel really tired. The height of the waterfall is about 50 meters.

Munduk Waterfall

Munduk Waterfall
Munduk Waterfall
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In Buleleng Regency, Mundul Village, Banjar District there is also an interesting waterfall. It is Munduk Waterfall. Again, the name of the waterfall because of where it is located, Munduk Village. The height of the waterfall is about 50 meters and located around a local coffee plantation area. Actually, there are two waterfalls around there. Mundul Waterfall and Melanting Waterfalls, but Munduk is more famous than Melanting. Melanting waterfall located about 1 kilometers from Munduk waterfall. Both of the waterfall are really give a fresh atmosphere.

Lemukih Waterfall

Lemukih Waterfall
Lemukih Waterfall
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In the Lemukih Village, Sawan, Buleleng you will find a unique and beautiful waterfall. It is not too tall just about 4 meters, but the atmosphere and the scenery is really beautiful and refreshing. There are three waterfalls which is located side by side. The water is clear and fresh. Under the main waterfall, there is a natural pool which is filled with stones. To get to the Lemukih waterfall, you can walk about 200 meters. The access to the waterfall itself is not too hard.

Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall
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The location of Sekumpul waterfall is not far from Lemukih waterfall. Located in Sekumpul Village. Some people called this waterfall as the most beautiful in Bali. Seen for afar, the view of this waterfall is really special. A set of waterfalls will decorate the scenery combined with the charming green hills. Yes, Sekumpul Waterfall not only consist of one waterfall but seven waterfalls. The location is different but a few of them can be seen at once. Heading to the Sekumpul waterfall we have to go through the streets and also stairs. We will also find gazebo that can be used to enjoy the view around the Sekumpul Waterfall.


Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall
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Gitgit Waterfall is quite famous in Bali because of the location is not too hard to get and accessible. The waterfall located in Gitgit, Sukasada, Buleleng. The waterfall is also managed as a commercial tourist spot so the infrastructure is good enough. The waterfall is surrounded by clove plantation. In the area of Gitgit itself, there are actually several waterfalls that were located not too far. But the most famous one is Gitgit and it has two waterfalls so sometimes people call it “Kembar” or in English is Twin.

Carat Waterfall

Carat Waterfall located in Tamblang Village, Kubutambahan, Singaraja. The waterfall is quite difficult to access. To get there, we had to walk in the coffee and clove plantation area. There are actually two waterfalls that you can find, but all you can see is just the smaller waterfall. The other waterfall is located higher so we just can see it from afar. If you want to visit this waterfall, you have to be well mannered and be careful because the waterfall is quite mystical.


Aling-Aling Waterfall

Aling-aling Waterfall
Aling-Aling Waterfall
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For you who could swim, visiting Aling-Aling waterfall will be fun. Under the waterfall, there is a natural pool that deep enough. You can swim there. But, if you are not really good at swimming, we don’t recommend it because it is quite dangerous. The waterfall located in Sambangan Village, Sukasada, Buleleng. The height is about 35 meters. To reach the waterfall, we have to go through the rice fields with amazing view. Although is it quite difficult, but you will not regret it.