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Sidemen Village
2008-06-09 00:34:00
Deep inside Karangasem Regency, in Sidemen District, surrounded by fascinating ricefields, Patal Kikian and Sacred Mountain Sanctuary is built and situated in the middle of the ricefields. There is only afew accommodations in Sidemen area. But the hotel is most wanted by travelers and students from all over the world. You can learn about Traditional Balinese Irrigation, that is Subak, in Sidemen
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Kedonganan Bay
2008-06-07 00:04:00
Kedonganan bay or jimbaran bay will be interesting for people who would like to enjoy fresh seafood with beautifull panorama of sunset, Beeing a part of legendaris indian ocean jimbaran bay offer you a complete activites of seafood product. It is about 3 kilometers south of Bali International Airport ngurah Rai. The fishing village of Kedonganan. At the northern part of the beach could be seen a
CandiDasa
2008-06-06 01:05:00
Candidasa is most often compared to Kuta as Kuta was some 15 years ago - Candidasa is a small village with few inhabitants on the beach with a several - mostly inexpensive hotels that cater to more adventurous tourists looking for a more laid back atmosphere. Being some 85 km from the airport ensures some tranquility, however as more people discover that there is quite a bit to see and do in
West Bali National Park
2008-06-04 02:17:00
The area of Taman Nasional Bali Barat (West Bali National Park ) situated at the Edge of north Bali Island is the stretch of green ground along the 150 km road that link Gilimanuk and Denpasar or Gilimanuk and Singaraja. It is located between district of Gerokgak in Buleleng regency and district of Melaya in Jembrana regency. It is reachable from Gilimanuk as the main entrance to West Bali, and
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Barong Dance
2008-06-02 00:52:00
Barong 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. No one can explain the meaning of the word Barong. The name of the Barong depends on the animal represented. If the mask is of a
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Tirta Empul, The Holy Springs
2008-05-31 02:14:00
Located in Tampak Siring, Gianyar regency beside President's palace, there's a temple named Tirta Empul where its pond is believed to cure some sickness. Tirta empul means water that comes from the earth naturally. And until this day Balinese still believe the miraculous healing powers of the water. According to Usana Bali, an ancient Balinese manuscript, there was once an evil king named Maya
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Goa Gajah, The Elephant Cave
2008-05-30 02:16:00
Located in a short distance of former princedom Bedulu or Beda-Hulu, this unique ancient and mysterious site is fantastically carved into the rock-face which possibly date around 11th century. The origins of the name Goa Gajah are uncertain. Some claim that the name comes from the world 'Lwa Gajah' recorded in ancient Javanese writings saying the cave was the home of an important Buddhist priest
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Beratan Lake
2008-05-28 02:15:00
The Beratan Lake is located inside the old caldera of the now extinct Gunung Catur volcano. The lovely area around the south and west side of the lake is known as Bedugul (see separate article). Not far from here are the Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake, two of the four large lakes on Bali, which can also be worth a visit. Beratan Lake has an altitude of about 1.000 meters, the climate is quite
Kecak Dance
2008-05-26 02:18:00
The Kecak dance is one of the most famous of Balinese dances. It is unusual because it has no musical accompaniment like many other Indonesian dances do, the rhythm of the dance is produced by the chanting 'monkey' chorus. Instead, a troupe of over 150 bare-chested men serve as the chorus, making a wondrous cacophony of synchronized "chak-achak-achak" clicking sounds while swaying their bodies
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Bukit Jambul
2008-05-23 23:59:00
Bukit Jambul is located at Pesaban traditional village, Nongan village, Rendang district. It is approximately 8 km from Klungkung regency to the north, and about 51 km from Denpasar or 15 km from Besakih Temple. Bukit Jambul is renown as an outstanding natural tourist destination due to the harmonious combination of hilly land, rice fields, valleys and the beautiful sea panorama in a distance.
Tenganan Village
2008-05-21 02:20:00
Tenganan is situated at Manggis district, approximately 65 km from Denpasar (the International Airport of Bali). It is near Candidasa and can be easily reached by public or private vehicles. The people of Tenganan occupy a special place in the population of Bali. They claim to have been created by the god Indra himself, and for proof of this refer to the "Usana Bali", a Balinese creation story
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Ngaben - Bali Cremation Ceremony
2008-05-19 01:15:00
Ngaben or the Cremation Ceremony is the ritual performed to send the dead through the transition to his next life. The village Kul Kul, hanging in the tower of the village temple, will sound a certain beat to announce the departure of the deceased. The body of the deceased will be placed at Bale Delod, as if he were sleeping, and the family will continue to treat him as if he were still alive yet
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Balinese Wayang Kulit: The Ancient Shadows Plays
2008-05-17 02:37:00
The shadow puppet plays, known as wayang kulit are popular not only in Bali but throughout Indonesia. Far more than mere entertainment, the wayang kulit is an extremely important vehicle of culture, serving as carrier of myth, morality play, and form of religious experience rolled into one. The puppets are believed to have great spiritual power, and are "brought to life" by special ceremonies
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Menjangan Island - Bali Dive Site
2008-05-16 02:20:00
Menjangan became Bali 's first internationally known dive spot in 1978. The island in the Barat National Park is surrounded by coral reefs that drop down as deep as 60 meters in places. This spot is most renowned for is wall diving where huge gorgonians can be found clinging to the coral crevices. Pygmy seahorses and morays are often spotted in the cracks and under overhangs along the walls here.
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The Le Mayeur Museum
2008-05-14 02:16:00
The Museum Le Mayeur in Sanur is definitely a must-see place in Bali for the simple reason that some of Belgian artist Andrien Jean Le Mayeur’s finest paintings of his lovely wife Ni Pollok, who often modeled for him, are housed here. Located just steps away from Sanur Beach, the museum is flanked by the Grand Bali Beach Hotel to the south and Pura Dalem (Temple of the Dead) and the Diwangkara
Bali Arts Centre
2008-05-11 23:54:00
The Bali nese have long had a dream: to have a large-scale central venue, where they could hold their own, Balinese Cultural Events. And this dream after many years of waiting eventually became a reality with the construction of tall building designed Balinese architecture. This building, the Mahudara Mandhara Giri Bhuwaana, was inaugurated on the 14th February 1973, the first of a series of
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Celuk
2008-05-10 02:09:00
The Balinese are renowned for their artistic and craft skills. One of the most popular areas is silver jewelry and the most famous center of production is Celuk. Getting to Celuk from Kuta, you take the Bypass to Sanur, head in the direction of Ubud and take the turn off in the direction of Sukawati. About a mile further, you come to the begining of a long strip of silversmith’s shops, which
Sanur Beach
2008-05-07 23:34:00
Sanur is one of Bali's biggest traditional villages but it's also one of the most established tourist areas. Fine hotels, restaurants and modern entertainment venues complement traditional village activities like drama and dance, so it's a good place to enjoy the delights of a tropical island and gain a real appreciation of Balinese culture and local life. Sanur Beach , up to these days, stays
Alas Kedaton
2008-05-05 23:42:00
Alas Kedaton or “Holy Forest: is a small forrest measuring 12,00ha where you can see hundreds of monkeys in their natural habitat. It's one of the place in Bali where monkeys exist, free and peaceful. There are hundred of monkeys in this forest and high up on the big trees many bats area hanging and singing with their loud voices. Located in Sangeh Village, the six-hectare forest is populated
Suluban Beach
2008-05-02 00:01:00
Suluban beach is one of coast which have located in Countryside Pecatu and reside in between area Uluwatu and coastal of Labuhan Sait, that is about 34 km from southwards Denpasar. this Coastal fascination is its beautiful panorama and full of uniqueness and also good for surfing and recreation. Nevertheless, not many people knows about this beautiful beach excepting the surfer's mania because
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Golfing in Bali
2008-04-30 02:32:00
Although this game is not so popular amongst Bali nese, it doesn't mean that you cannot find international standard golf courses in this "morning world". And if you did not bring your clubs you can rent a set at any of courses below as well as join their lessons. Bali Golf and Country Club (BGCC) was named by Fortune magazine as one of the top five best courses in Asia in 1997. That course,
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Taman Ayun Temple
2008-04-27 23:33:00
The temple of Taman Ayun in Bali's Mengwi district, has long been well known as a tourist attraction and is about either kilometres from Denpasar on the road to Singaraja via Bedugul. Pura Taman Ayun was built in 1634 by the the Raja, I Gusti Agung Anom. The kingdom of Mengwi was powerful enough to control large parts of Badung, Tabanan and Gianyar from the first part of the 17th Century to the
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Gitgil Waterfall
2008-04-25 23:09:00
The Gitgit Waterfall in Bali is set on the left hand side of the main road that leads to Singaraja from Denpasar. The location of Bali's Gitgit Waterfall becomes conveniently accessible from the time the road takes on to the mountain to Singaraja. Walk past the multifarious sarong and handicraft stalls to get to the Gitgit Waterfall. A visit to the waterfall at Gitgit should be on every
Bedugul
2008-04-23 23:45:00
Bedugul is the name of both a small city and a mountain-lake resort area, which Balinese have long used for weekend retreats. Bedugul is located on the main north-south road between Denpasar and Singaraja in cool damp mountain country, an excellent base for walking trips around the lakes and surrounding hills. Bedugul is located in a high plateau at the center of the Island. Cool air and mists
Ubud Travel
2008-04-22 15:18:00
Ubud is located 35 km northeast of Bali's International Airport. It is attractive to tourists for a variety of reasons. On a relatively small island with a horde of attractions, Ubud is centrally located, and even the closest beach is only 15 minutes away. Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration.
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Nusa Lembongan
2008-04-20 23:56:00
Nusa Lembongan is a small island, 20 km off the east coast of Bali. Its local population is less than 4000 people whose major industry is that of fishing and seaweed farming. Have you ever wondered where the seaweed of your sushi might come from? Known for its great surf, the excellent crystal-clear waters also make it a perfect place for snorkelling and diving. It’s still a basic place, but
Trunyan Village
2008-04-19 00:24:00
Trunyan Village is located between Lake Batur and the outer crater rim of Mount Batur, and only accessible by boat. It is a Bali Aga village, inhabited by descendants of the original Balinese, the people who predate the arrival of Hindu Majapahit Kingdom in the 16th century. Trunyan Village is well-known for its Pancering Jagat Temple, but visitors are not allowed to enter. There are also a
A Cool Break at Ulundanu Temple
2008-04-17 13:43:00
Cool and sometimes misty are predominant features of the place where Ulundanu Temple , one of Kahyangan Jagat or universal temple locates. It nestled on the side of lake Beratan, Bedugul in Tabanan regency, some 48 km from Denpasar. Actually this temple lies at strategic destination among the Candikuning agro market, botanical garden and the route to some fascinating destinations in northen Bali.
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Tanah Lot Bali
2008-04-15 23:41:00
Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali , is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency.It is also called Tanah Let which means ancient land and also Tanah Lod, which means the land to the south. The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the main temples in the worship
Tulamben - Bali's Diving Site
2008-04-13 23:28:00
Tulamben is Bali's most famous diving location. Located on the North East coast of Bali, Tulamben receives very plankton-rich waters from the major oceanic currents in the area. These plankton-rich waters have created one of the most diverse regions on the planet. That is why, every year, a multitude of international photographers and videographers visit the area to dive their favorite dive sites
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