It is best in Bali to enjoy a travel. One of the most popular holiday destinations of tourists for countable reasons is Bali,one of the provinces of Indonesia. The main island Bali is located in the westernmost end of the lesser Sunda islands, which lies between java to the west Andlombok to the east. in Bali come close with fascinating and captivating sea beaches, and some of them are truly breath taking and will offer you complete privacy. Bali is also popular among adventure lovers as it has to offer many swift rivers, forests, caves and cliffs to explore. Fifty things you can enjoy with your family are as follows: www.travelrows.com
1. Singaraja (Lion King)
The city of Singaraja is the second largest city of Bali. It has an area of 27.98 km² and population of 80,500. It is one of the tourist objects that can be visited in this city is pretending to have a very interesting collection of Bali stone carving. This carving carved in stonework, which is kind of a little soft rock. The subject was carved all kinds, which include traditional themes and modern-day. Listing here some of the interesting temple to visit is Sangsit, Sarvan, and Yeh Sanit. Singaraja is also famous for the weaving handicrafts. You can also chose sightseeing in a horse-pulled carriage and enjoy the sight of Dutch warehouses and ancient houses surrounded by beautiful aligned trees. You can also visit the Gedong Kirta Library where you can view the historical manuscripts and other important documents. Singaraja is a busy city with a noteworthy historical background. It is now the central city of Buleleng regency. Previously Singaraja used to be the capital city of Bali and was its main trading port until the year 1958. The meaning of Singaraja is the king of lions.
One of the most attractive tourist stops in Bali is the Sanur beach, which has long been a popular recreation site. The palm-lined beach curves from the Bali Beach Hotel toward the south and faces the Indian Ocean to the east. This Beach is a wonderful place to stay with and relax with your family and friends. On this beach, you will find out many amazing hotels, restaurants, shops, and other tourist facilities. Sanur is only a short distance from public transportation accesses in Denpasar, and trips to and from the city are available well into the night. Sanur is also famous for its black and white sorcery practices. Offshore reefs protect the beach from waves and it is thus making it a great place for windsurfing, boating, and a variety of different water-sports.
Kuta is now a very popular thriving tourist resort especially for the young, but previously considered lonely village and the entry point of southern Bali around 18th century. A favorite beach for almost all the surfers, it is not as much of suitable for swimming due to strong currents; however, there are coast guards continuously on duty on day long. Kuta is one of the most full of life places in Indonesia and accommodation ranges from international hotels to home stays are available. Tourist form belonging to different regions, enjoy their say in Kuta. The village abounds with restaurants, shops, discotheques and tourist facilities. It is easier to find regular Balinese musical and dance performances here than anywhere else in Bali. This would be the ideal place to mingle with other people, locals as well as guest.
4. Nusa Dua
One of the most popular places in Bali is Nusa Dua, recently opened for tourist. Nusa Dua also has a lot of wonderful and luxurious hotels. This resort is well known for its unsoiled, white beaches and pristine waters. Nusa Dua differs a lot from Bukit Peninsula even though being a part of it. It is sheltered by coral reefs, which makes it an ideal family beach. If you are looking for a cool and calm place then, this resort is best for you are your children.
You will find Batubulan in the northeast of Denpasar and also the stone figures along the road mark the village of Batubulan. This is such a beautiful village that visitors cannot stop visiting this place. Spirituality and demons are carved from soapstone to decorate homes and temples. However, soapstone has a porous nature and the harsh weather of the tropics wears it down, thus regeneration is necessary every other century. One is able to watch the carvers perform their skills at roadside ‘factories’. Apart from stone carving, Batubulan is also popular for its daily performances of the barong dance on a purpose-built stage near Pura Puseh. Most visitors also participate in their cultural celebration.
The old and famous center of the arts, it is noted for its dances, wood panel carving, and half-wayang, half-naturalistic paintings. Batuan village a well-known Balinese Artwork abd Balinese paintings and as such a eminent Bali tourism destinations, located about 7 kilometers north of Denpasar about and 10 kilometers south of Ubud, it is popular with center of Bali arts, and now it’s known for its dancing, wood panel carving and Bali paintings ubud. You will surely love the tours to Batuan and Ubud painters – where you’ll see the beautiful paintings and they have Bali paintings for sale also.
Celuk is a very popular place specially for shopping. As the name is identical with silver and goldsmiths, Celuk’s art shops make a gesture to the visitors to sterling silver and gold butterfly brooches, garnet-studded ornaments, earrings and ear-clips, of all designs are found in this place. The larger showrooms are on the main road and have marked prices that are quite high although negotiations are possible. Craftsmen use a tree stump with a protruding metal spike for an anvil, a bamboo stem to catch the filings, and a physically operated pump for heat. Celuk, considered an ideal place for shopping where you can explore varieties of products.
Mas is a very famous village for producing woodcarving. Even though the meaning of Mas is literally ‘gold’, this village does not actually specialize in gold jewelry but in woodcarving. The Tilem Art Gallery is an excellent place to observe the highest quality woodcarvings; all sold at the most very expensive prices. Carving was a traditional art for the ceremonial Brahman caste and the expertise is supposed to have been a gift from the gods. The inhabitants of Mas are also primarily Brahmans and trace their roots back to Danghyang Nirartha, the great Brahman sage.
Ubud is prominently known as the center for the arts. It has been attracting and enlightening artistic talent since it became the seat of the aristocratic family in the 19th century. Artists belonging to western countries and intellectuals who visited the region during 1930s presented an enormous stimulus to local art, introduced new ideas and techniques, and began a process of displaying and encourage Balinese culture around the world. Ubud is charming not only because of its beaches, but for its art, music, architecture, and dance. Ubud is a very pretty and relaxed place, especially if you’re staying in a secluded family compound or eating at one of the pleasant open-air restaurants. It is one of those places where tourists plan to stay a couple of days but extend it to a couple of weeks. A must visit place for tourist if you are in Ubad.
10. Goa Gajah
It offers a great number of stalls, selling and flogging cheap items to tourists. This cave was excavated in the 11th century, and its entrance is a monstrous head with gaping mouth and hands that appear to be pushing the entrance apart. People believed that originally the plan was to build a temple but the sleeping position and Buddhist ruins just outside the cave suggest otherwise. It is one of the famous places to visit which offers a lot fun-filled things to do. Within the cave at the end of the T-shaped passage is a four-armed statue of Ganesha, the elephant-headed deity. At the opposite end sits a set of three lingga, or phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. To the side of the cave’s entrance you will notice a 1,000-year-old statue of Hariti, a Buddhist demoness cum goddess. She used to overwhelm children but reformed to become a devout Buddhist and protector of children. Mine have uncovered a bathing place with six statues of nymphs holding waterspouts.
Tampaksiring is a township in central Bali. It is the home to the Gunung Kawi Temple and the Senang Hati Foundation. Previously Tampaksiring is one of the governance centers in Bali during the kingdom period. The blessed spring of Tirta Empul is located here and revered by all Balinese. It is believed that the god Indra created the spring when he pierced the earth to build the amerta, the elixir of immortality. The water here is used by the Balinese for its curative powers for good health and prosperity. Regular ceremonies are held for purification, especially pregnant women and those who have survived a long illness. Come and experience this unique town of Bali full of art.
Visitors can reach Klungkung easily from Gianyar via the highway. KlungKung is very famous for its classic Balinese paintings which mostly depict the story of the epics like Mahabharata or Ramayana. These classical style paintings come from the frescoes of the Balinese Palaces, and are also available at Klungkung Palace in the downtown area. The famous Semarajaya Museum is also to be found in the region. Around 60% of the land area of Klungkung is made of the three offshore islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. The previous seat of the Javanese Hindu Kingdom in Bali, from where Balinese royalty draws its bloodline, Klungkung was the oldest kingdom on the island. The Kerta Gosa or Royal Court of Justice is well known for its ceiling paintings in the traditional wayang style that portrays the pleasures and rewards in heaven as well as the punishments and sufferings in hell.
13. Goa lawah
Goa Lawah is situated around nine kilometers from KlungKung. It is a cave in which the fortifications vibrate with thousands of bats. These creatures’ bodies are packed so tightly that the upper surface of the cave resembles swelling mud. It was believed that the temple have been founded by a sagacious some 9 centuries ago, guards the access to this cave. This temple is said to extend all the way back to Pura Besakih and may continue to an underground river that comes up at Pura Goa, which is within the Besakih complex. Naga Basuki, the mythological gigantic snake lives in this cave.
Besakih is popularly known as the ‘Mother Temple of Bali’. It is the largest and the most sacred temple in Bali and is balanced nearly 1,000m up the side of Gunung Agung. This place is full of fun and is extremely enjoyable during festivals when the temple is bejeweled with colorful banners and the followers come dressed in their finest, carrying carefully arranged offerings. The critical outbreak of the volcanic Gunung Agung was said to be the wrath of the gods, having been offended by the Balinese who thought that the ceremony was supposed to be held every 100 years. The miscalculation by the priests had exasperated the gods and caused the destruction. Currently, the festival is held more frequently instead of waiting for another century. It is a treat to be present on this festival celebration time.
15. Menjangan Island
Menjangan Island is very popular for Scuba diving and is considered the best that can be offered in Bali. It is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali Island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer”. The name was selected by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring .This little island off Bali’s west coast is well known for its glittering coral reefs and wealth of tropical fish inhabiting the waters. Above water, spotting the rare Java deer is a challenge and the island is also a protected sanctuary for the Bali starling.
Sangeh is a small but very popular productive monkey forest dwelling by the group of monkeys. It is situated in Sangeh countryside, Badung Regency, north part of Denpasar town. It is one the most popular tourist destinations in Bali which is purposefully located beside of the road and many tourists has come to this place to see the cute of monkeys. This island is enchanted to be part of the holy Mahameru, whereby Hanuman, the monkey general in the Ramayana, took to crush Rawana, the villainous giant, which fell to the earth. Along with it came a group of monkeys from Hanuman’s army, who remained on the island to pester travelers. Sangeh can be visited with your whole family for a fun-filled day tour.
17. Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot is a very popular tourist destination in Bali. It is indeed one of Bali’s most noteworthy and photographed temples are Pura Tanah Lot, which is present on a huge rock just offshore and is completely surrounded by sea. Constructed by one of the last priests to come to Bali in the 16th century, some of its rituals include paying respect to the guardian spirits of the sea. In caves surrounding the temple dwell striped holy snakes, which are believed to be the guardians of the temple and are to be left inconspicuously undisturbed. Into this temple only worshippers are allowed, but Pura Tanah Lot is indeed a sight to behold at sunset, with its magnificent shadow against the setting sun. Don’t forget to capture these beautiful scenery in your cameras.
Bedugul is a very famous mountain resort and has attracted a lot of tourists. This mountain resort has a fantastic golf course and has long been used as a weekend retreat by the Balinese as well as the gussets. Here lies the serene Danau Bratan, a lake frequently indirect with steam. In honor of the goddess of the lake a temple was build here, Dewi Danau. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan rises from the lakeshore promontory and seems to rise from within Danau Bratan itself. The area is excellent for walking, water skiing, and parasailing. Boats are available for rent. A must stay in this resort is recommended.
Tenganan is a popular original Balinese village. Protected for centuries from the outside world by surrounding walls, the ancient village has maintained its pre-Hindu customs through a strong code of non-fraternization with outsiders. You will be amazed to find its unique rituals and practices and are preserved. Different varieties of cultural activities are performed here. The village women weave the famous ‘flaming’ cloth, kamben gerinsing, which is supposed to have the power to vaccinate the wearer against evil. A piece of single cloth can take five years to complete and a large piece can cost well over a thousand dollars. The Fight of the Pandanus Leaves takes place every year during the Usaba Sambah festival. You can also see her some of the interesting games like,two men would fight like gladiators, armed with only a round, plaited shield while attacking each other’s bare bodies with bunches of thorny pandanus leaves. After the battles, the wounds are treated with a mixture of turmeric and vinegar, thus leaving no scars.
20. Werdi Budaya Art Centre
A unique art center which is a combination of Modern, traditional and contemporary Balinese visual arts can be seen at this large complex, which is the biggest and most complete art center in a series of cultural centers constructed throughout the archipelago, to make it a very beautiful center. Werdi Budaya Art Centre exhibits Bali’s abundant visual arts forms which includes painting, woodcarving, shadow puppetry, silverwork, weaving, Barong and Rangda dance costumes, and remarkable ivory carving. Visitors enjoy a distinct art which is at display at this center. Apart from its real cultural function, the complex is a showplace for Balinese Temple and Palace architecture at its most luxurious. The grounds are also home to the month-long Pesta Seni or Bali Art Festival, conducted every year in June, when traditional music, dance, art exhibitions, cultural competitions, sales of foodstuffs, and local handicrafts highlight the best of Bali’s talents.
21. Bali Museum
If you are touring in Bali then it’s a must to visit the Bali Museum established in year 1932 which is to be found in the heart of the city. The Museum has the finest collections of Balinese antiquities and art. The most popular items on display are the stylistic simplicity of its 30′s collection, which is indeed very interesting. The excessively decorative Baroque style of Balinese art is clearly a recent historical import. Archaeological finds, dance masks, handcraft, paintings, as well as architectural illustrations of the various Balinese temples, provide and unrivaled exhibition of the culture. This museum of Bali is popular among tourists. Planning of Bali Museum in the past, founding was Governmental functionary of Dutch, Bali King, Society Prominent, all artists. The Planning is happened in 1910 with the elementary concept Bali Museum building structure that was solidarity of the structure between temple building (Sanctum) and Palace (Keraton). Bali Museum in the beginning is handled by an institution that is called Bali Museum Institution and opened officially on 8 December 1932 with the name of Bali Museum
22. Pura Jagatnatha
Pura Jagatnatha is a very popular temple in Bali. Located exactly right to the Bali Museum is the glorious temple of Pura Jagatnatha. It was constructed in around late 70′s to be the “territorial temple” of Denpasar, an open monument to modern Balinese Hinduism. Jagannath Temple Puri is the biggest Hindu temple in Denpasar town which many visited by Hindu people in Denpasar to pray in particular on full moon and black moon. This beautifully designed and decorated temple is full of religious and artistic ornaments. Right from the temple building until the entrance gate, visitors can find the Balinese decoration with meaning.
23. Bajra Sandhi Monument
Bajra Sandhi Monument can be found in the center of Denpasar town. It is one of the famous tourist attractions. This monument is a symbol of Bali people struggle to fill the independence after the Dutch Colonial gone from this country. The target of this monument is commemorate the soul and spirit of Bali people struggle, dig, looking after, developing and also preserves the Balinese culture to be bequeathed to next generation.
24. Taman Burung Ubud – Bird Park and Reptile Park
The Bali Bird Park is a very beautiful Bali place and a great tourist attraction. Visit to the bird park is a must in Bali. Take a walk through the park – which is carefully perform with an ideal environment for the numerous beautiful birds -The Bird Park and Reptile park is carefully planned and well executed with rich tropical flora and numerous ponds and waterfalls; . Roam through the mist-shrouded walk-in aviary or you can also visit the bird nursery. Bali Bird Park is located in Singapuda, near Ubud – north of Denpasar. Bali Bird Park Ubud is a mesmerizing attraction of exotic sights and sounds. At the entrance you will notice inside the Bird Park are some macaws, cockatoos on perches, a couple of demoiselle cranes free on a lawn and then a glass-fronted room. Bali Bird Park protects species of birds that are threatened by extinction such as Palm Cockatoo. The variety and radiance of Indonesian Parrots inside the Bali Bird Park Ubud will captive and enthrall you, and rare Cassowaries, Black Palm Cockatoos, Hornbills and one of the world’s largest and most varied collection of “Birds of Paradise” will fascinate you. The Bali Bird Park is very unique and nice with the lush vegetation everywhere.
25. Ayung river rafting
This place is filled with excitement and adventures. The Ayung River is the longest and largest river in Bali, and along this river, white water rafting was first introduced in Bali. To experience rafting on the river Ayung’s west side is amazing, for besides the enjoyment of challenging rapids, the panorama of this beautiful, intact nature area is decorated by the appearance of wild animals along the rafting route such as big bats, black monkeys, magpies, and more. Ayung River Rafting, An ideal place for entertainment for your entire family.
This mountain region is a very popular tourist place. Bedugul is situated in the center highlands of Bali in the serene mountain area. In this region vegetables, fruits, and flowers thrive in the alpine typical weather, and a colorful little market at Bukit Mungsu offers an extensive selection of local products such as: exotic wild orchids, roses, and colorful birds. At Lake Beratan, the climate is so pleasing and refreshing after being in the heat of the lowlands. Lake Beratan is approximately 60 kilometers from Denpasar, also provides exciting surroundings, with cool fresh mountain air.
27. Gitgit waterfall, Singaraja Bali
Gitgit Waterfall tour is a very well-known and beautiful tourist attraction, located in the northern part of Bali. It is to be found about 11 Km from Singaraja Town – North Bali – or about 70 Km from Denpasar. Bali Gitgit waterfall is in the plateau area with the height about 35 meters and it is bounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. This Gitgit waterfall offers everything a tourist need to enjoy them completely. Waterfall voice around the charming nature is 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 Gitgit waterfall and in this place we often met the wild monkey to get the water from Gitgit Waterfall. There are probably more then 4 big waterfalls in north. These are Gitgit Waterfall, Sing Sing Waterfall, Blahmantung Waterfall and Yeh Mempeh Waterfall. Close to the Buddhist monastery you will find hot springs at Air Panas Banjar. Heading east along the main to to Singaraja is a place called Air Sanih, its freshwater springs a great place for a cooling dip for visitors.
Candidasa is a pearl hidden in east part of Bali. It is situated hilly bank, beside of the main road between Semarapura towns with Amlapura (Karangasem). It is tobe found about 50 km to east way from Denpasar town or 1.5 hour from Bali’s International Airport. Right in the middle of Candidasa there is a pool which is wide enough, and from that place we can enjoy the stunning view of the Lombok Strait. Candidasa own beautiful beach with the black sand along the coastal and the splendor view of the ocean. Currently Candidasa is one of the famous tourist places in east part of Bali. You can find many hotels, villas, resorts and other accommodations which have been constructed to accommodate the visitor to pay a visit and enjoy their stay in this beautiful region. Restaurant and art shop are also easily accessible. It is recognized with the tourist place in east part of Bali and own the attraction of the fine-looking beach, thrive coconut trees, tropical atmosphere and peaceful. It is an ideal place for relaxation and refresh during your vacation in Bali.
29. Uluwatu temple
Uluwatu Temple is a very famous Hindu temple in Bali. It is located on the cliff bank in south part of Bali Peninsula. It is one of Sad Kahyangan Temple in Bali (six big groups of Bali Temples), situated in Pecatu Village, Sub district of South Kuta, and Badung Regency or around 25 Km southerly part of Denpasar town. It is featured by a small dry forest which is typically called by Alas Kekeran (interdict forest) which belongs to the temple and dwelt by a lot of monkeys and other animal. Name of Uluwatu came from the word Ulu meaning the head and Watu meaning stone. As a result Uluwatu Temple mean the temple built in tip of coral reef.
30. Bali butterfly park
One of the most popular tourist attractions of Bali is Bali Butterfly Park. The Bali Butterfly Park (Taman Kupu Kupu in Bali) is located 7kms north of the town of Tabanan, the area of Wanasari, Tabanani. Due to the massive sign outside the Bali Butterfly Park, with the butterfly enclosure, it’s easy to find approximately 50 meters off the road. The Butterfly Park of Bali is not only a park , but it also gives you information about the life cycle of butterflies, addition to observing a variety of collection types and sizes of butterflies in a tropical nature, visitors can see the butterfly’s life starting from the caterpillars, chrysalis, to turn into a butterfly. Inside the Bali Butterfly Park you will find hundreds of butterflies from 15 types of butterfly species. Butterfly Pak is also an ideal place to relax with the whole family; you can find and see the most famous Bird wing Butterfly, Various kind endemic species from all over Indonesia. The Bali Butterfly Park, Bali is a very beautiful Bali place and one of the Bali attractions.
31. Jimbaran bay – Bali beach
The land of Bali is located in tropical zone, great weather almost happened every month. It’s a fact that tourist’s main attraction to come to any country is just to enjoy the beaches, feeling the sun and sand and this is the highlight of Bali. A part of the most famous Bali beach stretch from Kuta beach – north of Jimbaran beach to – Uluwatu Beach (exotic beach) and Padang Padang Beach (enchanting Bali beach nestled into a pocket of lava-rocks) to the south of Jimbaran Beach. Jimbaran can be found in the south about 10-15 minutes drive from the Bali International airport, where all Bali flights land. Though this is an enormously popular vacation destination but it did not become as commercial as the other places in Bali.
32. Blue Lagoon Beach
With a Steep white sand beach the Blue Lagoon is actually a small bay and is very popular tourist destinations in Bali. Popularly known as an underwater paradise, the water here is warm and the marine life is plentiful. The beach and the underwater paradise make this place a must visit. The Blue Lagoon usually associated with easy diving, every now and then used for Open Water Courses – for people who just enjoy their Bali holiday – and is familiar with snorkeling; experienced divers and photographers also thoroughly enjoy the site. The fish life however is fascinating. There is a large Napoleon Wrasse that lives here, several kinds of unusual reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, and interesting smaller animals such as nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs, squid and octopus – also the Leaf Scorpionfish in every hue and Stargazers. This beach is an interesting place for families as well as couples.
33. Subak Museum
Subak Museum is to be found at Sangulan village at Kediri destrict , Tabanan regency and right located 20 km to the west site of Denpasar city. The structure of Subak Museum is inspirited by the Balinese culture lovers to preserve Subak as an local culture asset that succeed to develop and increase the agriculture products as specially rice and traditional irrigation system . The irrigation system of Subak is very famous in the world because own irrigation system like Fhai in Thailand and Zangera, meanwhile in Philippine it known as Gaung or ever the specification is not equal like in Bali. Currently Subak Museum has been appointed as a world heritage by UNESCO. There is a large Napoleon Wrasse that lives here, several kinds of unusual reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, and interesting smaller animals such as nudibranchs, shrimps, crabs, squid and octopus.
34. Kumbasari Market
This market is very famous for selling the costume and clothing items with the prices are relative cheaper than clothing items sold at the shops in Gajah Mada Street which are mostly run and owned by citizen of Chinese clan. Previously Kumbasari Market was called as Peken Payuk (pot market), it sell the items from gerabah /jar like pot, pengedangan, cubek (plate from land), paso (pail from land), caratan (water jug from land), jeding (barrel from land), penyantokan (mixer from land), coblong (cup from land), kekeb (rice cover) and others. All of these items are the kitchenware and also the items for ceremony. Since this market most popular as a place to sell payuk/pot, hence Kumbasari Market in the past referred as Peken Payuk or pot market. But currently it is selling the material or art items for tourist therefore it is one of tourist destinations in Denpasar Town.
35. Celuk Village
Celuk Village is a very famous village of Bali as a tourist destination. One of the main reasons of its popularity is that the local residents are very down to business and full of innovation to the gold and silver crafting. This countryside is located in sub district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency and owns the individuality and brilliance in production of gold and silver crafting. Most of them are Balinese professional, artistic and skillful of design development related to the silver and gold crafting. Celuk, considered one of the best stops for shopping.
36. The Bali Elephant park
The Bali Elephant Safari Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. It is an official member of the World Zoo Association, since the Park meets International Standards. After developing the park for three years it was grandly opened in the year 2000. The park has more than 2 hectares of exotic eco landscaped gardens, bounded by forest and for its animal care. It is a must to visit the Bali Elephant Park for family fun and enjoyment. On the tour to the Bali Elephant Park you can experience hand feeding and petting these beautiful animals, take a Safari Ride a top a Sumatran Elephant through the Bali Elephant Park and surrounding forest area – an experience you will love to memorize for lifetime. A visit to the Bali Elephant Park is a must because it has been acclaimed as the world’s best Elephant Park.
37. Pura Besakih
Pura Besakih popularly known as the “mother Temple of Bali, the shelter of Besakih on the slopes of Mt. Agung is the largest and the holiest of all Balinese temples. Almost over a thousand years old, steps ascend through split gates to the main courtyard where the Trinity shrines are wrapped in cloth and fully decorated with flower contributions. Around the three main temples dedicated to the Trinity: Shiva, Brahma and Wisnu, are 18 separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies and caste groups. Balinese believes that a visit to the temples sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. Each of these has its own anniversary celebration or popularly famous as “Odalan”. The sight of the temple against the background of the mountain is impressive and during festivals, coloured banners add a touch of gaiety.
Gianyar was once the capital of one of Bali’s more powerful kingdoms, the town of Gianyar is currently a centre of the textile industry. The specialty of this place of Bali is the ikat weaving the Balinese use in traditional wear. A number of factories hold informal tours. The large textile industry of Gianyar is very famous among tourist.
39. Pura Kehen
The city of Pura Kehen is very popular for its temples. Pura Kehen is the religious heart of Bangli’s many temples. One of the largest religious complexes in Bali, its origins can be traced back to the beginning of the eleventh century. A huge banyan tree shades the first courtyard. Although it is a small but a very popular tourist place. Mostly tourist visit here to perform religious activities.
40. Lovina Beach
Lovina Beach is one of the popular beaches in Bali. It is considered as a calm and peaceful tourist place west of Singaraja on the northern coast. This beach is surely a treat for visitors who are looking for relaxation because it actually a relaxed and hassle-free area. The beaches are of black volcanic sand and a reef keeps any surf at bay. Visitors can dive and snorkeling in the mirror smooth seas, and the dolphins that often race with the tour boats. The beach area consists of several small villages that seem to start where the last one finished, although they are all spread quite thinly along the long beach strip.
41. Tegal Besar Beach
Tegal Besar Beach is to be found in KlungKung regency quite near to BanjarangKan village. Although it is not a very popular beach like Sanur and Kuta, but is indeed a very beautiful beach. On this beach you can find black sands are a particular characteristic to this beach. Because of its beauty and natural atmosphere, the beach lures visitors to come there. Several fishing boats stationed here add to the beauty of the scenery. When you look westward from the beach, another beach is visible, the Lebih village beach belonging to the regency of Gianyar, with Nusa Penida island to the south Klungkungs beach is now under development and will soon be available for tourists. You can also find small stalls preparing serve customers. In the morning fishermen go out to sea to catch fish.
42. Candi Dasa Beach
On the edge of the sea you will find Candidasa which is the name of a temple complex. Located at the foot of Mount Agung, the white sandy beach of the temple is only visible when the tide is out but the grassy foreshore and beach are great places to catch the sun. This beach which is started in the early 1980s, also called Candidasa became the developing tourist destination and started attracting a large number of visitors, though it still offers an escape from the hassles of the more populated tourist areas. Candi Dasa is an excellent base for daytrips around Eastern Bali. Tenganan, Goa Lawah, Amlapura and Padangbai are all within easy reach. It is also considered as one of the most romantic beaches of Bali. It also offers good diving and a little further afield at Tulamben, where a US ship sunk during World War-II and may be viewed in its underwater resting-place. You can also hire boats for a day’s snorkeling. Diving equipment is available for rental at reasonable prices. You can enjoy with your family and friends, so come and experience the adventure that this beach offers.
Seminyak is one of the romantic beaches in Bali. People, who would like to stay at high-end area, Seminyak could be your best option. As a beach town, Seminyak is better and prestigious than Kuta and Legian. Here, you will also get the chance to explore Petitenget Temple, which stands at Petitenget Beach. Ant also not very far from it, Tony’s Villas is a little hidden gem in Seminyak Area. For romantic breakers, this place is a hassle free lodging. The other alternative residences are The Samaya Bali and The Ulin Villas & Spa. For budget travelers, Teka – Teki House is a hope for you.
Canggu is a very popular beach which was previously famous with the name Batu Mejan. Bali has many romantic destinations for honeymooners. Echo Beach is considered one of them. Then, the name has changed since Echo Beach Restaurant and Villa Echo Beach run the business at here. The other alternative beach which is also well known is Brawa in Canggu. This beach is not as crowded as Kuta or Sanur. Further more, the wave at Brawa Beach is good enough for those who are interested in surfers. A visit to the Canggu beach is worth and recommendable. Canggu, a less popular beach is famous for relaxing with the entire family.
It is the capital of Bali that has a number of cultural and historical sites. It has uncountable community temples called Pura and one of them is Pura Jaganatha that is committed to the Supreme God of Hindus called Sang Hyang Widi Wasa. In this city the statue of a turtle and two dragons is prevalent in all temples as according Hinduism practiced in Bali it signifies the foundation of the world. While on the other hand, Pura Jaganatha features a fine collection of prehistoric and modern art, while the architectural design resembles that of a palace.
46. Restaurants and food centers
Rimo, Robinsons, Matahari, Tiara and Libi department stores, as well as Sudirman Mall, cater to all the needs of tourists and local customers, all at fixed prices. For food lovers, the south of Denpasar presents a complete range of restaurants. Visitors who are interested in puchasing textiles and handicraft, can visit Pasar Badung and Pasar Kumbasari markets, situated on either side of the Badung river in the old city center. You will also find at one corner of the square stands a 5 meter stone statue dedicated to the ‘great (picture: Puputan Badung Heroic Spirit Statue, Denpasar, Bali).
47. Fruits of Bali
One of the best reasons for visiting Bali apart from host of other reasons is to taste Asian fruits. The delicious fruits of Bali, include: coconuts, bananas, mangoes, rambutan, and pineapples, which are well known. The other exotic fruits of Bali include:
- Salak Blimbing etc
48. Mosques in Bali
Bali also has many historical mosques. Some of the important historical mosques in Bali include Masjid Baitul Qodim in East Loloan, Masjid Gelgel in Klungkung, Jembrana, and Masjid Pegayaman in Singaraja, Buleleng. The mosques in Bali have traditional Indonesian touch mixed with the Islamic architecture that makes Bali mosques unique.
49. Wayang Kulit
It is an ancient art of shadow play called as Wayang Kulit. It is an exceptional combination of ritual, lesson and entertainment. In this art shadow images are projected on a taunt linen screen, on the back of which an oil lamp or a light bulb is lit. The shadow (Dalang) artist controls the figures, which are carved out of leather and bring the shadows to life. Dalang narrates the story accompanied by a gamelan orchestra and frequent chanting or singing.
50. What to buy in Bali?
If you are confused as what to buy is Bali then visiting batik and silk cloth is very famous and is sold all over Denpasar, Bali. These bright sheets of cloth are as beautiful as well as very cheap and affordable also. Made of pure cotton with glorious patterns, Balinese batik is surely a must buy. Occasionally batik cloth is made into wearable clothing such as a skirt or men’s shirts. The famous jewelry district is in a village called Celuk which is only 30 minutes away from Kuta, here tourists can find rows and rows of silversmiths’ and goldsmiths’ shops selling jewellery at affordable prices.