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Places Of Interest

 

DENPASAR REGENCY :

Bajra Sandhi Monument – is the Balinese people struggle monument, which is shaped like ‘bajra’ (bell). It is located on Puputan Margarana Square in Niti Mandala Renon area. Main government offices are located nearby.

Bali Museum – museum was built on 8 December 1932 and has a large collection of old items. Located on Major Wisnu Street, this museum consists of 4 buildings: Buleleng, Karangasem, Tabanan, and the East Building. Each building exhibits unique collections. Buleleng Building exhibits Balinese traditional fabrics and costumes for religious rituals and ceremonies. Tabanan Building displays Balinese traditional works of art, while the East Building exhibits pre-historical and historical items. Bali Museum has also become an object of research work and exhibitions.It is open daily from 08.00 am,except on Saturday and public holidays.

Benoa Harbour – is a main harbor as well as the starting point for numerous cruises around Bali and to Sunda islands. It is also a center of leisure and sporting activities, such as parasailing and windsurfing.Benoa harbor is about 6km from Denpasar. The International Yacht Festival is frequently held at this harbor which involves the participants from around the world. It starts from Benoa harbor and finishes at Tanjung Perak harbor in Surabaya.

Sanur Beach – Bali’s first beach resort, Sanur is a place of remarkable contrasts. In this modern and prosperous community – home to many high class hotels and restaurants – there is also found considerable sorcery. Sanur is famous throughout Bali for its black and white magic. It was also the landing point for Dutch forces in 1906 on their way to destroy the royal house of Pemecutan in Denpasar

Pemecutan Palace – is located on Thamrin Street, about 200 m west of Puputan Square. The palace was built in the 16th century and is well-known for its unique Balinese traditional architecture and for its beautiful royal family shrines.Pemecutan Palace consists of a hotel with traditional style. There is also a set of traditional musical instruments (gamelan).

Taman Budaya / Bali Art Center – is the culture building complex with the best style of Balinese traditional architecture. It is featuring the good lay-out building of amphitheater to be a place/hall of show performance purpose. It is symbolizing the twiddling of Mandara Giri mount in the milk ocean and spattering the Amerta holy water for the life of endless as according to nature of dynamic culture and stayed alive during the human being still dwell the earth planet. This amphitheater can accommodate up to 6.000 audiences for the show of colossal both for modern and also traditional.

Kertalangu Cultural VilageKertalangu cultural village located in the middle of 80 hectare everlasting rice cultivation at Jl. By. Pass Ngurah Rai-Sanur. This luxury palced had just 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport or 45 minutes from Nusa Dua and Kuta are. The facilities was builded in efforts of’Development based and community’of Kesiman Kertalangu village society. Various tourism facilities in this place are: – Jogging Track Jogging track is a sport facilities as far as 4 km in the middle of rice cultivation, where the tourist could deeply enjoyable fresh atmosphere, available fresh vegetables for sells a and the processing of rice plant. – Bali Handicraft Center In this place we could see how the society processed and created various kinds of handicraft product such as: ceramics, candle, glass, resind, wind chime, earthenware vessels and wood and stone carved. – Fishing Pond There are 9 fishing ponds in the middle of rice cultivation completed with gazebo and restaurant as a family recreation facilities. – Kertalangu ‘Pesraman’ Cultural Village If the tourist would like to learn and practice traditional Balinese dance, instrument’gamelan’or others Balinese culture, there is an expert and friendly instructure will contented to train. – SPA & Beauty Salon Alam SPA and beauty salon are available with complete, comportable, facilities, and an expert therapists in a luxurious rice view as an other alternative to spoiled our bodys. – Open Stage Any kind of events could be performed in this place e.g: wedding, lounching product, birthday party, exhibition or traditional art performances’Kecak and Barong dance’(appropriate to order, especially in July 2007 minimal 40 persons; and for daily performance will started in August 2007 ). – Restaurant Restaurant accompanying beautiful and luxurious rice view intended join in to the environment, with a various kinds of food available for 400 persons. – Foto Studio Complete and sophisticated foto technology are ready to use to make a picture before wedding or souvenir wearing a Balinese costums.

BADUNG REGENCY :

Taman Ayun Temple / Royal Temple – is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung regency and about 25 Km from Denpasar cvity. It is strategically located beside of major roadway between Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set on the land which is surrounded by the big fish pond and look like a drift on the water. It owns the beautiful temple building with multistoried roof and Balinese Architecture. The wide beautiful landscape garden in front courtyard to welcome all visitors who come and visit this temple. It is a beautiful place to visit on your vacation in Bali.

Nungnung Waterfall – is located 40 kilometres north of Denpasar. The village is cold temperate with a height of about 900 metres above sea level. In this village there is a waterfall with a height of 50 metres with a large enough water discharge. To get to the location of this waterfall, we must crawl hills near 2 km road rice fields. Enjoy the natural until you reach the location of this waterfall Panorama .

Pelaga Agro Tourism Village – is a mountainous village, located 45 km north of Denpasar. As the northernmost village of Badung, Pelaga agrotourism offers a very attractive with a beautiful and natural ecology. Hortikulturnya activities a broad and diverse as vegetables, coffee, vanilla, corn and much add to the beauty scene with a beautiful environment environment, fresh and comfortable. Market livestock often improvised in the power of local communities and even men carried out frequently competitions and made an attraction that is very interesting to see.

Baha Tourism Village – is located about 4 km east of RoyalTaman Ayun Temple I t is a traditional village called ” Baha “. Most of these people are working and sharecroppers/owner of the land, so they must be members of Subak, manners/organisation that regulates the distribution of water for irrigation in agriculture. Community Subak in this village community called ” Subak Lepud ” Subak Hall which is used as a place for meetings and ceremonies associated with agriculture.
Another Singularity which can be found in this town is the entrance to each family’s House are uniform with a combination of Balinese, traditional architecture of the impression for tourists.

Sangeh – located in Badung Regency is one of the village whose northern area covers about 14 hectares of a holy homogeneous forest of Pala trees, inhabited by hundreds of monkeys. The trees cannot be found in any other area and their existence in this village remains a mystery. There is also a beautiful mossy temple, hidden amongst the tall and gracious Pala trees.

Garuda Wisnu Kencana – is located in Bukit Unggasan- Jimbaran Bali. A masterpiece of Bali I Nyoman Nuarta is currently designed as a cultural Park and guide for tourism in Bali and Indonesia.The statue is a God Vishnu tangible in Hinduism is Lord Protector mounted bird Garuda. Taken from the story “Garuda and the Empire” in which a sense of devotion and the sacrifice of the bird Garuda to save his mother of slavery in last instance, protected by the God Vishnu.The statue was built at a height of 140 metres, projected space bind tat with a visibility of up to 20 km, so you can see in Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua to Tanah Lot. Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is a symbol of the rescue of the environment and the world mission.

Uluwatu Temple – is located set on the cliff bank in south coast of Bali Peninsula. It is one of the six big groups of Bali Temples in Bali, located in Pecatu Village, Sub district of South Kuta, and Badung Regency or about 25 Km from Denpasar city. It is situated on the coral reef sordid to sea about 80 meters above the sea level. It is featured by a small dry forest which is mostly called by interdict forest which is belong to the temple and dwelt by a lot of monkeys.
Jimbaran Bay – on the western site of the Bukit (hill), Bali ‘s southern Peninsula. Lies the once sleepy fishing village of Jimbaran. The best to do is take a walk along the pristine sand or dine at one of the beachside seafood restaurants. Perhaps a sunset drink – Jimbaran is known for its spectacular sunsets. An offshore reef offers protection from the wave action, providing excellent swimming water

Kuta – Since the 18th century Kuta has served as the entry for foreigners visiting southern Bali. In the 1830s Kuta was a thriving slave market, attracting a wide variety of international ‘lowlifes’. Since its rediscovery by hippies and surfers in the 1960s, Kuta and Legian have expanded so rapidly that the district is now one of the busiest tourist areas in the world. Hundreds of hotels, bars, restaurants and shops provide for all tastes and budgets . Now Kuta known as the centre of action in Bali..

Legian – stretching North from Kuta and on the South of Seminyak, it is very hard to tell where it ends. Not too long ago this area was fertile rice paddy. Now this area offer easy access to the shops and bars. But the nother area of Legian also offer a bit of an escape from the crowded and poular surf beach.
Seminyak – Little by little Seminyak is coming into its own as an area to be reckoned with. The restaurant scene in Seminyak is vibrant and eclectic while the area’s nightclubs have set the pace in Bali for some time now – this is where you go after you’re done all you can in Kuta. Perhaps for this reason the area has become a magnet for designers, both local and international, and many small hotels and villas have been built in Seminyak reflecting the cosmopolitan nature. If you want peaceful resort and chanhe to relax, but only 10 to 20 minuttes drive fom the shops of Kuta. Seminyak is the place to go.

Tuban – Just south of Kuta lies another small fishing village community, Tuban. Largely overshadowed by its more famous neighbour (Kuta), Tuban has recently emerged as a tourist area in its own right and is now home to well several known international chain hotels. The hotels several family oriented amusement parks. Tuban has a very good mix of hotel accommodations starting from losmen through 5 Star properties and, being more relaxed and a bit quieter, has earned a reputation as a family oriented, value for money destination.
Nusa Dua – is known as the most luxury area of Bali’s tourist centres. Located on the Island’s southern-most tip, is quite unlike anything else in Bali. A government-run dreamland of coconut palms, five-star hotels and perfect beaches, offer a quality beachfront properties and relaxing atmosphere. So, mostly Bali 5 star resorts set on this area

Tanjung Benoa – The area popular with watersport area and developing into a good 4 and 5 staee region with beachfront hotels at reasonable prices and a relaxed atmorphere. For centuries, the natural means of communication between this area and the rest of Bali was by boat from Tanjung Benoa as this was easier than overland via Jimbaran. Tanjung Benoa, which appears isolated at the tip of the peninsula was in fact a trading port for Badung and the eastern Bukit with a world

Pandawa Beach – Actually the name of the new Pandawa recent years pinned on the beach which is still relatively quiet, this place is actually a small village seaweed producer and most of its inhabitants are fishermen. People around the coast to call as Kutuh Beach, because of its location Kutuh mmg located in the village, sub-district of South Kuta, Badung regency of Bali Indonesia. Diseputaran area also contained Kutuh Green Beach Bowl that location behind Hotel Bali Cliff

GIANYAR REGENCY :

Batu Bulan Village – is located in Gianyar regency is among the most attention-grabbing places in Bali. It’s only 10 kilos away from Denpasar city and can be take roughly 25 minutes by car from Denpasar. This village may be very well-known for its stone carving arts. Out of thist, Batu Bulan alsonown as a spot to held traditional Kecak, Legong and Barong Dance. Many local and foreign tourists come to this village for shop or get pleasure from conventional dance.

Celuk – is located in sub district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency and it the most famous village in Bali as a tourist destination cause of the local residents is very proactive and full of innovation to the gold and silver crafting. Most of them are Balinese professional, artistic and skillful of design development related to the silver and gold crafting

Sukawati Village – is known for its art market that become ‘a must see’ place by tourists especially the local ones from Jakarta or other area in Indonesia. A lots of number of small stalls occupied the two stories building offer a lot of cheap souvenirs. Almost any kind of Bali’s souvenirs can be found in here either painting, woodcarving, clothes, temple umbrellas and other temple accessories, leather puppet, wind chime, jewelries and others. The souvenirs choices are has huge quantity and available in various choices.

Mas Village – is is located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali. And one of the villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has borne and found the spirit and soul.

Ubud Village – is located in Ubud sub district, Gianyar Regency and about 20 km from Denpasar. 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 by more then 10.000 peoples which most of them are Hindu. They able to keep the environment naturally so that way this place usually used by many tourist/people/actors to get the art inspiration.
Ubud Monkey Forest – is located in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud Sub district and Gianyar Regency . It is a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the hearth of Ubud Village,. Monkey Forests in Balinese language called Wanara Wana are spread out in the island and Ubud Monkey Forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly

Goa Gajah / Elephant Cave-is located in west side of Bedulu Village, Blah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency. It is about 30 km from Denpasar city. This cave is built at crevasse edge from the federation of 2 rills that is called Pangkung River , where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu River flow. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan/Mixture. It owns the magical energy on the basis of Rwabineda Concept/two different matters on this basic concept hence Elephant Cave is intentionally built among two rivers.
Tirta Empul Temple / Tampak Siring Temple – is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency and it is about 39 km from Denpasar town. It is set in the dale and encircled by the hill. The name of Tirta Empul is loaded in a inscription which is kept at Sakenan Temple, Manukaya village, Sub district of Tampak Siring, about 3 km from Tirta Empul Temple..

Petulu Village – The village is situated 5 km north of Ubud. In the village of Ubud Petulu more interesting is a Habitat for birds, thousands of white birds with long necks that live in trees in every area of the village petulu . Every day this birds flapping its wings went flying village petulu.But in the village petulu afternoon is a great place to shelter, and the best time to visit had been in the evening, because all cranes will return to its nest.

Pura Gunung Kawi – In the village of Sebatu district Tegalalang Gianyar, at 40 km from Denpasar. Bali there are relics of ancient times, in the form of a temple called Temple Mount cavi. Articulations can be split into two (2), the mountain, which means high cliff and Hill or kawi means kekawin or something to do. The Gunung Kawi language shrine built on a rock, West of the mountains, where the mountains are now known as the village of Sebatu

BANGLI REGENCY :

Trunyan Village – is another ancient village inhabited by people who call themselves the “Bali Aga” or old Bali who live in ways that are vastly different from other Balinese. The Bali Aga’s temple in this village is named Puser Jagat, meaning Navel of the Universe. Its architecture is highly unusual, and stands in the protective shade of a massive banyan tree.The Bali Aga has a strange way of burial. Instead of cremating their corpses, the Bali Aga simply places them under this banyan tree. The odor is mysteriously masked by a special arboreal fragrance emitted by the banyan tree.

Kintamani – is known as the most favorite tourist destinations in Bali with the active volcano of mount Batur and beautiful panorama of lake Batur. 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

Kehen Temple – is located on the southern slope of Bangli hill, two km from the capital. Kehen Temple records the virtual history of Bangli from its ancient age. The word Kehen is i derived from Keren flame. Formerly, it was known as Hyang Api fire god temple. Three small Nekara bronze drums suggest fire god Hyang Api was observed here in the past. The grand ceremony is held every three years on Buda Kliwon Shinta, the fifth full moon according Balinese calendar, or around November.

Puncak Penulisan Temple – is situated at 1,745 meter above the sea level, about three km from the sub-district of Kintamani, 30 km from Bangli. Puncak Penulisan Temple is located on the top of Mt Penulisan, the peak which divides Bangli into two main parts, east and west. The temple houses various items from megalithic era. Its millennium-aged design is seen from the composition of the 11 terraces. These terraces reveal the continuation of the pyramidal styles from the Megalithic age, a unique look.

Batur / Ulun Danu temple – is located in Kintamani, about 23 km north of Bangli, 65 km north of Denpasar.Batur temple is located 900 meter above sea level, known as one of the six main temples, Sad Kahyangan. Legend says Mt. Batur was brought by the God from the top of Mt. Mahameru in India. Sang Hyang Dewi Danu, the god of prosperity, is believed to reside here. Near the temple is the breath-taking Lake Batur, formed by the massive caldera of Mt. Batur.

KARANGASEM REGENCY :

Goa Lawah Temple – is located in a cave filled with thousands of bats and is believed to lead all the way to Besakih. Goa Lawah is one of six of big groups of temples in Bali open to the public and is refered as a sacred site for Brahma.

Tenganan Village – is situated about 5km from the main road northwest of Candidasa . Tenganan is a symmetrically laid out Bali Aga village with a walled homes and unique crafts. Bali Aga was the original inhabitant of Bali, before the arrival of Hindu Javanese. Tenganan retains its ancient pre-Hindu customs through a strong code of non-fraternization with outsiders, further enforced by the protection of its surrounding walls.Tenganan is charming and has some very fascinating authentic traditional festival (ritual dances and gladiator) like Bali Aga of Tenganan often holds the battle between local youths. The people of Tenganan are skilled in the unique technique of weaving, called the ‘double ikat’, where the belief in the magical power of the fabric is essential in bringing out the beauty of the ikat cloth.

Tirtagangga Water Palace – scratches on a 1,2 Hectare area, which consists of three complexes. The first complex lies on the lowest level of this area, where we can find two ponds and a water tower. The second complex in the middle level is the location where we can find swimming pools; while in the third part, which is the main complex, we can find the rest house of the King.Before the construction of the water garden, there was a big spring water in this area. Therefore people surrounding the area called this place “embukan” which means spring water.

Taman Soekasada Ujung – It has been announced to be a cultural tourist object for it is noted as one of several cultural heritages exist in Karangasem regency.The complex of this water palace is the combination of Balinese and European architectures. There are 3 big and large ponds inside the area. In the middle of the main pond, there is a building that connected to the edge of the pond by 2 bridges. On the most tip of the highest level of this complex, we will find a great statue of “warak” (rhinoceros). Beneath the warak there is a Bull statue. From this high place we will see a marvellous view of sea, hills with lush and green forest, the beauty of Mount Agung combined with the green terraced rice fields.The greatness of Ujung Water Palace had been destructed by the explotion of Mount Agung in 1963 which was made worst by the great shake happened in 1979. However, the recovery effort had been performed to bring back the glory of this complex of water palace by holding a reconstruction and revitalisation project on it. Although it is not as great as it was, the amaze of the past still can be seen here this moment.

Besakih Temple – is the biggest Hindu’s temple in Bali. It owns beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama until to the ocean so that way this temple is many visited by tourists from all over the world. Besakih Temple is located in Besakih Village Rendang sub district and Karangasem regency. It is located in southwest side bevel of mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali

Mount Agung (3142m) – is the highest mountain in Bali and towering majestically over eastern and northern Karangasem. On March, 17 1963, Mount Agung erupted which was the most disastrous volcanic eruption. Streams of lava and hot volcanic mud poured down to the sea in the southeast of the island, covering roads and isolating the eastern end of the island. The whole island was covered in ash and crops were wiped out.
It destroyed many villages and temples, and killed thousands of people. Most of those killed were either burned to death or choked by the burning clouds of hot gas rushing down the volcanic slopes. It destroyed the whole villages of Sorga and Lebih. Amazingly, Besakih village, just a few km from the crater, suffered little damage

Padang Bai – is the harbor for the ferry service to Lombok. It is a quiet fishing village located in a perfectly sheltered bay. The beach is picturesque with its long sweep of sand where multicolored boats are drawn up on the beach..

Puri Agung Karangasem – is located in Amlapura, the capital city of Karangasem, is an impressive palace of ancient Karangasem kingdom. It has a three-tiered gate and beautiful sculptured panels on the outside.

TABANAN REGENCY :

Jatiluwih Tourism Village – is located in the Subdistrict of Penebel, Regency of Tabanan, Bali Island, Indonesia.Jatiluwih is a nature tourism object of rural, cool air and comfortable, located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. Jatiluwih nature tourism is much visited by domestic tourists and foreign tourists who intended to enjoy the beauty of nature, feeling the cool air, and feel so peaceful rural atmosphere.
Rice-fields area is a nature tourism attraction, this attraction can be found in Jatiluwih. Jatiluwih areas, mostly rice fields, where the land is made terraced (story), so it was known by the name of terraced paddy-fields, typical of Bali. Terraced paddy field system has made Jatiluwih nominated for UNESCO World Heritage list as a world cultural heritage.To irrigate the paddy fields of ± 636 acres in this Jatiluwih, Subak irrigation system is used. Subak is a traditional irrigation system of Bali, which is managed by the community.

Ulun Danu Temple – is located at Candi Kuning Village, Baturiti sub district and Tabanan regency. The distance from Denpasar cityis about 60 km north side the way from Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set in Lake Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround the temple It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere hills as a background

Beratan Lake – is it is located at Bedugul Village, Tabanan Regency, is known as one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali. This lake have wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake.

Tanah Lot Temple – is located in coastal side of Beraban Village, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is situated in 35 Km in from Denpasar city. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple there are holy tame snake in black and white color where according to the local society believe that it as a deity property and as the guard of the temple from the bad influence.

SINGARAJA REGENCY :

Air Sanih – Located 17km from Singaraja, Air Sanih is a serene beach resort where tourists can plunge in a natural swimming pool. Its icy water originates from a cool freshwater spring nearby, located a few meters from the beach. The water is believed to run from Lake Batur.

Gitgit Waterfalls – is located 80 km to the Denpasar City. Tthe cascading Gitgit Waterfalls are not far from the main road.A spectacular 50 metres of crystalr water rushing headlong into a seemingly bottomless pool that tempts visitors with a tantalisingly refreshing swim.But should you decide to succumb to the charms of the falls, beware; but not of any physical danger – local legend has it that couples who bath together at the lovely pools will eventually separate.

Banjar Hot Springs – The Brahma vihara in Banjar is Bali’s only Buddhist monastery. It’s sits in command of magnificently inspiring views down the alley and sweeps across to the sea. The monastery is around 4km up an obvious turn-off from the main road.Continue on along the road past the monastery, and winding further up into the hills, you’ll be see the Hot Springs of Banjar. These hot springs are beautifully landscaped with lush tropical plants, and it is recommended that you indulge for at least few hours or days.

Menjangan Island – Located in the West Bali National Park, less than an hour by boat from Pemuteran, Menjangan has the most beautiful coral reefs in Bali and holds many well-known sites, ranging from a sheer drop of 60m, small caves, sandy slopes and a beautiful blue green lagoon. Along with the nearby Labuan Lalang is a wonderful place for diving and snorkeling.During the rainy season is the best time to have a chance to see whale sharks. Turtle, napoleon, grouper, big barracuda and shark are all regular sights. Menjangan also has a wreck known as Anchor, perched on the top of a reef. The wreck is a 19th century trading vessel.

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