Showing posts with label Landscape. Show all posts
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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. 

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.

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 
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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.
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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.


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

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

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
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!