Bali is Small Island only at 95 km from north to the south and 145 km from west to the east this is a tiny island by picturesque landscape is truly something to behold - magnificent rice terraces amid a sweeping range of volcanic mountains, Balinese Dance, Temple and Culture of Bali.
Geographically, the Province of Bali is located 80-30'-40" to 80-50'-48" south of the Equator and 1140-25'-53" to 1150-42'-40" east longitude.
The relief and topography of Bali have their main features of a mountain range that transverse the island from West to East. Among those mountains are two of significant sizes: the volcanoes of Gunung Agung ( 3.140 m ) and Gunung Batur (1.717 m).
As well as these features, Bali also has four lakes: Lake Beratan (375,6 Ha), Lake Buyan (336 Ha), Lake Tamblingan (11 Ha) and Lake Batur (1.607,5). Rivers, which have their sources on these lakes as well as forests, flow to the southern side of the island. Such rivers are; Unda, Petanu, Ayung, Pulukan, Loloan and many others.
Balinese Dance is a unique and exciting artwork which can be performed to anybody because the Balinese Dance has the fantastic movement and action from the body including the eyes of the dancers. Moreover if the Balinese Gamelan (Balinese Instrument) goes along with the dance could make the audiences stare their eyes and feel amazing. Baris is a warrior’s dance which is performed solo and it needs immense power, strength and expertise. Apart from that, Legong Keraton dance is popular as the most refined amongst the other Balinese dances. This dance is the essence of classical Balinese female dancing and it requires three dancers. Last but not least, the Barong dance is performed by two men presenting playful movements in order to utter its high-spirited nature.The are several versions of the Barong Dance, as Bali has an abundance of myths and legends.
The Bird Park of Bali is simply superb and is an ideal place to learn about these beautiful creatures closely. The Bali Bird Park is spread over two hectares of area in the botanical garden. The park provides shelter to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. The Bali bird Park is the largest collection of Indonesian Birds in Indonesia and also comprises of birds from other areas of the world all of which are tropical and a beautiful sigh to behold. The bird park is located in the Gianyar region which in the south east of the island just above Sanur and due east of Denpasar it is possible and easiest to reach The Bali Bird Park via the By pass road that leads up the east coast and when traveling along this road there are many sign posts that will lead you clearly to the bird park.
Bali Zoo Park takes up to an hour drive from Kuta or Ngurah Rai Airport Bali on the southern part of the island and is just 15 minutes from the central part of Ubud. Bali Zoo Park is arranged to give more information about the natural animal life.The perfect wildlife conservatory for the fines collection of Indonesian and other countries exotic animals. Bali Zoo takes visitors on jungle trips where they can see up close animals and admire tropical flora in a beautiful setting. Unforgetable interaction with animal, Hands and education in conservation and helping to understand the animals. Spend a day to experience the beauty of Bali Zoo surroundings, learn about awesome animals, and hopefully create memories that you will cherish for a long time
Bali Safari and Marine Park is located on 40 hectares of land in the Gianyar-Bali is one part of the Taman Safari Indonesia, which has been known by a variety of attractions and activities of animal conservation. There are 60 species of 400 animals bred in Bali Safari. Combining Balinese cultural ambience with African Savannah, Bali Safari and Marine Park featuresthe following exhibits featuring Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, white tiger, leopard, komodo dragon and cheetah are just some of the fascinating creatures that can be seen at the Bali Safari and Marine Park. Fulfilling its mission of conservation, education and recreation through one of our attractive Elephant Show devoted to animals involved in conservation and education projects and so much more excitement by riding the elephant
Bali Dolphin is a kind of Mammal animal that the live in water. This animal is absolutely no danger to human. Watching the Dolphin in aquariums is very different than watching them in there own home at the ocean. For sometimes, before Dolphin can be watched at the north of Bali Island, but that’s far enough from Denpasar city. Lovina is the name of the village located western part of Singaraja Town, north part of Bali. Lovina is a famous place in Bali with the black sand and calm seawater where it place is one of the places of interest in Bali. There are a lot of hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities have been built to accommodate all the tourist needs. Lovina Beach is a beautiful beach exhaling the fresh sea breeze to create the serenity and peaceful ambience that suitable for vacation in Bali that is far from the bustle.
Balinese landscape is the rice-field. This is a typical
scene in Bali. The terraced rice-field is typical of the beauty of the
Balinese countryside. Note the harmony of colors, the vivid green of the
coconut groves and the pale blue of the sky. Wet rice agriculture (sawah)
is the basic and most important activity of Balinese life; Rice is the
major crop and the staple food. The terraced
fields extend for miles, up and down the hill, from mountains to the sea.
Cows are a very important part of traditional rice farming. They are used
for plowing and producing fertilizer. The Cow pulls a heavy wooden bar
across the field, in the initial preparative of the soil, to flatten it
into a smooth mud. The Cow does not work all day and are well cared for. The Subak or irrigation cooperatives, regulate the allow of water and
maintenance of irrigation networks.
Batuan Temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautiful with full of Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. The name “Batuan” or “Baturan” mentioned here prompts villagers to joke about being “tough as stone” or “eating rocks” — as batu means “stone” in Balinese. But it likely refers to an ancient megalithic tradition in which standing stones served as meeting places and ceremonial sites for the worship of ancestral spirits. Because Batuan became a center from which Buddhist priests and brahmans spread to the main court centers of south Bali, the village has an unusual preponderance of brahmans. Balinese religious beliefs, which are a rich stew of Hinduism, animism, and ancient folk traditions, with a good dollop of just-in-case practices thrown in, are almost impenetrable to foreigners (especially to us long-lapsed People of the Book).
Ubud Village is a traditional village supervising 13 Banjar (group of community) and 6 custom countryside. It is located in Ubud sub district, Gianyar Regency and about 20 km from Denpasar Town. Ubud Vilage can be reached within 30 minutes or 15 minutes from Gianyar Town and this place is situated in the high land about 300 meter above sea level. Ubud is surrounded by the good temperature compare with other regions in Bali where the temperatures are relative cool that is ideally for everyone to stay in this beautiful place. This village is occupied 9.800 peoples which most of them are Hindu. Ubud Village is also well known as a culture village where we easily find the local community presenting traditional cultures from the ritual up to the traditional dance performances. This village own the rich culture with the history heritage of all big actors, especially all famous artists,
Taman Ayun Temple literally translates as "beautiful garden' and is generally regarded as one of the most attractive temples of Bali. Taman Ayun is situated in the village of Mengwi, 18 Km west of Denpasar, is indeed one of Bali's most picturesque temple. It's stately proportioned courtyards and large surrounding moat were built in the year 1627 B.C. Pura Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the Raja of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. It is a socalled 'Pura Kawiten' or family temple, a special temple where the deified ancestors of the Raja Dynasty of Mengwi and important gods of other temples are honored. Raja Gusti Agung Anom built this temple in 1634. Menguwi dynasty prospered until 1981, and this temple was royal family Mnguwi's temple.
Menguwi dynasty is done the support by Gelgel dynasty and has grown up in the 17th century.
Uluwatu Temple is located on the cliff top close to the famous surf break on the SIWA of the Bukit peninsula. Empu Kuturan, a Javanese Hindu priest who built the tiered meru, founded the temple in the 10th century and a shrine here as well as at other key locations longs the Balinese coast. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of Bali's kayangan jagat (directional temples) and guards Bali from evil spirits from the SIWA, in which dwell major deities, in Uluwatu's case; Bhatara Rudra, God of the elements and of cosmic force majeures. Bali's most spectacular temples located high on a cliff top at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu lies at the southern tip of Bali in Badung Regency. This is a popular place to enjoy the sunset.
Kintamani is one of the prime tourism destinations in Bali. Kintamani is located about one and half hours drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. With its Batur Mount, Abang Mount, Lake Batur, Penelokan. Kintamani is a cool, fresh retreat, bring warm clothes, as it's cold at night (1,500 meters above sea level). "Kintamani" is the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful lake. Kintamani is surrounded by the captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which is often conceived by Bali Age Village. The local people from these Bali Age villages own the unique cultures, houses and life style. Kintamani Area is consisted of some Villages those are Kedisan Village , Buahan, Abang, Trunyan, Songan, South Batur, Middle Batur, North Batur, Sukawana and Kintamani Village
Kerta Gosa is located right in the center of Klungkung next to the main roundabout. The gardens of Taman Gili, in which Kerta Gosa sits, were built in 1710. For me the impressive thing was to look up at the ceiling and check out the terrifying artwork depicting good vs evil. Thereby, the word's meaning of Kertha Gosa is a building of a kind Jurisdiction in form of Bale for the king who announces the legislation, jurisdiction, penalization etc. The building of Kertha Gosa is very unique and full of high art value so that this place is a unique place to visit in Bali.
The entire complex is known as Taman Gili, but the name Kerta Gosa is better known. Balinese culture has its own system called adat, meaning traditional law, but for serious offenses Kerta Gosa was the end of the line. Kerta Gosa is located right in the center of Klungkung
Barong Dance is probably the most well known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality. The story goes that Rangda, the mother of Erlangga, the King of Bali in the tenth century, was condemned by Erlangga's father because she practiced black magic. After she became a widow, she summoned all the evil spirits in the jungle, the leaks and the demons, to come after Erlangga. A fight occurred, but she and her black magic troops were too strong that Erlangga had to ask for the help of Barong. Barong came with Erlangga's soldiers, and fight ensued. Rangda casted a spell that made Erlangga soldiers all wanted to kill themselves, pointing their poisoned keris into their own stomachs and chests.
Pura Luhur Watukaru located at the foot of the forest area Gung Watukaru, in the village of Wangaya Gede Penebel Tabanan district. Temple can be reached from Denpasar city about 42 kilometers towards the north. With the road conditions are very good so it is very easy to reach by transportation. Pura Luhur Batukaru, a unique sacred mountain sanctuary and royal temple of Tabanan dynasty, built to venerate deities of mountains and lake. Based on the scripture, the temple was founded in 11th century by Empu Kuturan, a great Hindu sage who established six main temple of Bali. At that time, this temple was a sanctuary for hermits. In 1604, the temple was attacked and partially destroyed by the king of Buleleng, Anglurah Panji Sakti, but his troops were beaten back by millions of bees unleashed by the protective spirit of the temple.
Gunung Kawi are believed to be constructed in the 11th century (1080 AD) by king Anak Wungsu in honor of his father, the great Balinese ruler Udayana. Contrary to what is often believed, the candis are not tombs, for they have never contained human remains or ashes. In this respect they are rather considered to be symbolic secular accommodations to house the members of the defied royal family when they are invited down during temple festivals, similar to the rites that are still held today during the temple festivals of 'modern' Balinese Hinduism, as shaped by Nirartha in the 16th century. The candis of Gunung Kawi are devided into three separate sections. Four minor candis can be found at one side of the river, five major ones at the other side and, often overlooked by visiors, a tenth candi a little laid back from these major and minor clusters.
Penglipuran a traditional village, picturesque Balinese village, with a population of 750. The Penglipuran Heroes Monument was built here in commemoration of Cpt. Anak Agung Gde Mudita and his troops. This unique traditional village is located at the administrative village of Kubu about 5 kms from Bangli. It is became famous caused by its tradition, natural beauty and hospitable villagers. The natural nature and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. This countryside is supported by cool atmosphere because it is located on the height land about 700 m above sea level and according to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken away from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor,
Tirtagangga is a royal water garden belonging to the royal family of Karangasem. It is located in Ababi village, approximately 83km from Denpasar or 6km north of Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem regency. Tirta Gangga water palace, a lovely maze of pools and fountains surround 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 in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored and 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. This is a great spot to unwind and it has a real atmosphere of old Bali.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace located on the north-south road from Kintamani and Ubud. Various woodcarvings can be found in this village and its neighbors. Very colorful carvings of flowers, animals and other designs are displayed along the road, and of course a beutiful ricefield. Tegallalang Village rice terraces has beautifull view with coconut trees and beautifull small river valley. Tegallalang Village well known with the village of handicrafts centre specially for wholesale and export, a long of the road you will see a lot of the shops, they sell variety of painted woodcarving with colorfull designed. The painted woodcarving products the sell made from very light wood with reasonable price, they do sell theirs handicrafts for retail too. Tegalalang village is famous with rice terrace, but now on the way go to tegalalang village both side of the road you find many shops with selling woodcarving.
Gitgit Waterfall is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali which is located in Gitgit countryside, Sukasada sub district and about 10 Km from Singaraja Town or about 70 Km from Denpasar. It is set at height land about 300 meters above sea level. Gitgit waterfall is located in the plateau area with the height about 40 meters and it is surrounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. Waterfall voice around the charming nature was amazing and it was the separate attraction which can be enjoyed by each visitor who comes to visit. There are some plantations protecting the rain forest around the waterfall and in this place we often met the wild monkey to get the water from this waterfall.
Lovina beach in Buleleng, in the northern part of Bali, are there for the dolphins. Lovina Beach about six km west of Singaraja north coast Bali. Its the popular beach resort of Lovina is a long stretch of black sand bordering the coastal villages of Anturan, Tukad Mungga, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. This is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling, particularly near the reef, and local boats are for hire. The sunsets at Lovina are particularly spectacular. Lovina stretches along 8km of black-sand beach, the largest resort in Bali outside the Kuta-Legian-Seminyak conurbation. Beginning 6km west of Singaraja, the resort encompasses six villages: Pemaron, Anturan, Tukad Mungga, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. Kalibukbuk is generally accepted as the centre of Lovina and it's here you'll find most tourist facilities.
Kusamba beach is one of interesting tourism object in Klungkung Regency, located around 7 km, east of Semarapura City. Kusamba is factually not far from the struggle history of Balinese in fight against the Dutch colonist. During the war against the Dutch in Kusamba on 23-24 May 1849, the Balinese hero had succeeds to make afraid the Dutch soldier and had killed the Dutch key man - Letnan General Michiel. Lot of Traditional boat will parked in the beach, near some of coconut tree, also small house that usually used to make a traditional salt. This view is very interesting to see to some people that already visit this location. We can see the fisherman are looking after the prawn seed, send the rice, legume, fruits and other materials to Nusa Penida twice a day.
Padangbai Harbour a tiny, charmingly scruffy port of transit for the neighboring island of Lombok and beyond, Padangbai is northeast of Gianyar 29 km, from Kuta 62 km, and from Denpasar 56 km. Padang Bai is the port for ferry terminal to Lombok. It is a sleepy fishing village situated in a perfectly sheltered bay. A flawlessly shaped bay cradled by the hills, Padang Bai is a perfect escape in the east of Bali. One of the most relaxed beaches on Bali, the port faces the Bali Strait and Nusa Penida. From Denpasar, take a bus from Batubulan or Amlapura, from Klungkung take a 'bemo'. Or just hop on any bus out of Batubulan heading for Amlapura, get off at the turnoff to Padangbai, then hitch a ride down to the port. The area offers varied and exciting hiking. Hidden coves a short distance down the coast. The hills behind the bay present gorgeous views of Nusa Penida across the Bali Strait.
Nusa Lembongan, a small island between Bali and Nusa Penida in Badung Strait, is the perfect holiday hideaway with few visitors and pristine un-spoilt beaches. A low, protected island about 11 km southeast of mainland Bali, measuring only four by three km and ringed with mangrove swamps, and palms and white sandy beaches. Nusa Lembongan is the perfect location for family holidays in Bali, with few tourists and pristine unspoilt beaches for a quiet, peaceful, and restful vacation. It is a tropical island located approximately twelve miles off the mainland. It is quickly becoming one of Bali's most popular attractions. This small paradise island is a world away from the hassles and the hectic pace and lifestyle of South Bali and its crowded beaches and large Bali Hotels and Resorts. The island of Nusa Lembongan is just about eight square kilometers in area, and is one of three neighboring islands, the others being the much larger Nusa Penida and the tiny Nusa Ceningan. The three islands are separated from Bali by the Badung Strait.
Jimbaran Beach is located to the south of Bali, midway between the airport and Nusa Dua is the fishing village of Jimbaran with its beautiful bay, long stretch of white sand beach and clear waters with brightly colored boats anchored along the shore. Jimbaran Bay is home to about fifty grilled seafood restaurants in three different groupings, all set along the beach. Each of the restaurants is much of a muchness and of the groupings, the most southerly closest to the Four Seasons is the most popular these days.Tables are set up right on the sand and if you sit at the lowest tables at high tide, you can even get your feet wet. Simply go up to the seafood tanks and choose the number and type of seafood you want to eat, pay by weight and the produce is grilled there and then. You also have the option of ordering from the menu but that is nothing like so much fun.
Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Bali island, Indonesia. Administratively, the island is a subdistrict of Klungkung regency. There are two small islands nearby: Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. The Badung Strait separates the island and Bali. Nusa Penida is a small island located just off the south-east coast of Bali that largely remains in its natural state, relatively untouched by tourism development. Clearly visible form Bali, Nusa Penida lies across a deep straight of ocean subject to heavy swells that frequently hinder boat passage. The ride across to the island takes less than an hour by by public ferry from the port of Padangbai, while traditional boats regularly leave; weather permitting, from Sanur beach for a much slower journey. The three islands, Nusa Penida Island, Lembongan Island and Ceningan Island are situated at the Wallace Line which lies at the middle of Bali Island and Lombok Island.
Pupuan Rice Terrace is located in the western part of Bali, a place to fill your eyes with awesome memories of great landscape accompanied by no one other than the friendly local farmers. If you travel from Denpasar, the road becomes less busy, less inhabited and with few tourists. Driving in the highlands of Bali one will often come to an unexpected crossroads, marked by a sign with names of villages you’ve never heard of. Generally driving in the direction that is in accordance with the slope (down means south on the southern side of the island) will see you right. On occasion the sign will mention the next big town, which in our case could of been Pupuan, Seririt, Singaraja.
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