Tohpati is famous the Batik Ikat Centre, Batuan is The Traditional & Modern oil painting, Elephant Cave is An ancient Hindu Budhist hermitage, Klungkung is The Old Courts Justice, Bukit Jambul is The Rice Terrace Fields, Besakih is The Mother Temple on The slove of Mount Agung.
Tohpati is widely known as the center of handmade Balinese batik with various colors and shapes. Here the visitors will be exhibited the Batik making and hand weaving process. Finally you can buy some to bring home. The specialties of Balinese Batik can be seen from the strong Javanese motifs; some of modern Batik applies the paintings object, such as Balinese culture, ceremonies, beautiful sites, or mythological figures. Batik is one of the most beautiful wearable art and the approach to the other side of Balinese rich culture.
Painting of Bali have experienced remarkable evolution. Traditionally another means of expressing religious and mythological ideas, paintings of Bali have been subjected to a number of influences, including deep interaction with Western painters who came and lived in Bali.
As with any other artistic expression found in the island, these influences have been uniquely adapted into Bali’s personality, creating new nuances and styles of paintings that are distinctly Balinese.
Instead of religious or mythical characters of wayang, contemporary paintings present nature, daily lives of Balinese, or even tourists. The shades of coal gray that dominate traditional paintings are now accompanied by vibrant play of color capturing Jalak Bali or Gunung Agung in the morning sun. The Raja of Ubud was known for his fondness of arts and paintings, and his oppenness to foreigners.
Thus Ubud became the center of arts, welcoming into its heart renowned artists such as Bonnet, Spies, Blanco, Snel, et., many of whom came and never could leave Bali. Today’s Ubud is only slightly different. You should not be surprised to run into a foreign writer who has spent months living in a homestay facing a rice field terrace while writing his next book.
Fabulous museums of paintings such as the Muji family, Semar Kuning, Dewa Putu Toris have in their permanent collections some of the best paintings ever produced by Balinese of foreigners who found their physical and artistic home in Bali.
Welcome to Gua Gajah (Elephant Cave) which is located in west side of Bedulu countryside, Blah Batuh Sub district and Gianyar Regency. It is about 27 km from Denpasar town. 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 Gua Gajah (Elephant Cave)is internationally built among two rivers.
The word of Gua Gajah is anticipated coming from the word of Lwa Gajah, the name of Buddhist Temple or hermitage for Buddhist monk. The Gua Gajah’s name is written on Negarakeertagama papyrus which is compiled by Empu Prapanca on 1365 M. Lwa or Lwah/ Loh mean the river and it reflect to the meaning that the hermitage is located at Gajah River or in Air Gajah. In the year inscription 944 Saka, it is mentioned with the name of ‘serring Air Gajah’ that is meaning the Subak leader in Air Gajah. The word has mentioned that the hermitage of Lwa Gajah is located in Subak Air Gajah.
There is a relief which is almost looking like the form of mountain on the entrance of this cave. It was carved many designed on the relief like grove with the stick, close leaf, animal for example forest pig, tortoise and specters. The cave mouth is decorated by the bas-reliefwith the eye turn around to the right or west side. There is an article letter of Kediri type from the early of 11 century was written on the wall left side or east side. There is a pool (Patirthaan) as a place to take the holy Tirtha water for Hindu ceremony which is located in the middle of the cave courtyard. This Holy Pool is previously piled up by land and it has been found on 1954 by Krijgsman from the Ancient Department. The Holy Pool is equipped by the statue douche which is parable arranged in two groups.
Welcome to Kertha Gosa at Klungkung Semarapura Bali which is one of the famous tourism destination in Bali and many visited by tourist everyday. Kertha Gosa is located in the heart of Semarapura town and it’s name is taken away from a Sanskrit namely Kertha which is meaning Peacful and Gosa from the Gosita word mean announcement. 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 hight art value so that this place to visit in Bali.
This place also owns Taman Gili, building floating or sees like floating because it is intentionally founded inthe middle of a fish pond. The decorative painting at the roof of Kertha Gosa building is painted with the story motif. The painting is started from Panil at eastside with the plot rotate according to Pradaksina direction and finish at Panil north side. Kertha Gosa is founded in 18 century with unique like the plafond come from asbestos which is dotted with the famous style of Kamasan painting in the year 1930. During Dutch colonization (1908-1942), Kertha Gosa remains to be wearid as a justice place for lawbreker,especially criminal. Along with colonial govermance, the punish system in Indonesia has changed from of death duties Majapahit (traditional) become continental punish system which is brought by Dutch. The evacuation system is non aim to as retaliation, but improve the perpetrator so that acceptable its society. The painting decorating on the conference hall’s plafond is aim to awake all trespassers in order not to repeat the badness. Other building is called Bali Kambang and this building looked to be impressing float on the fishpond water. There is a museum which is called Semarajaya located on the right external of Kori Agung yard. This Museum is set in a building which is ex-Dutch High School and its physical form is solidarity from Dutch style era architecture with the Balinese traditional architecture. In this museum we can see the ancient object, history object inclusive photos of documentation from Klungkung King Family and clan.
Bukit Jambul is located not far from Mount Agung which is part of Karangasem regency. The surrounding natural scenery is very beautiful, stunning, and charming. Bukit Jambul is at an altitude of 500 m above sea level. From the top of the crested hill, tourists will see the scenery of the hills as well as the combination of rice terrace fields.
Besakih Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. 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 countryside, Rendang sub district, Karangasem Regency, east part of the island. It is located in southwest side bevel of mpunt Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount Confidence is holiest and highest mount in Bali Island.
The Besakih’s name is com from the word of Basuki, the old language from Sanskrit Wasuki, and then it become the Ancient Java Language. In this sanskrit, Basuki means congraculation. In mythology of Samudramanthana has mentioned that Basuki is a dragon that twines the Mount Mandara. The omission has come from tradition megalithic which had been indicated that it had to be sanctified place. It seems, the Besakih is coming from very old era which is far before the existence of Hinduism influence. Hereinafter, an Ancient Bali king of Sri Kesari Warmadewa found the Merajan Selonding Temple in this temple complex area. He also commands to build the Blanjong Monument that is located in Sanur Village. The Besakih Temple complex is built pursuant to cosmos balance. It is based on the nature conception which is disseminating the fundamental temple complex that is arranged to pursuant of the way direction. So, this building can deputize nature as symbolic of the world balance existence.
As we familiarize, that the point direction way like East, South, West, North, and middle as center point and each direction is named by Mandala. In Hindu philosophy, Panca Dewata is manifestation of Siwa God. Like Penataran Agung Temple as center, we find in its coutyard conception show the solidarity conception between the original Indonesia culture namely traditionmegalithicin form Punden Berundak-undak with the Hinduism concept. The ancient omission which is existing in Besakih Temple complex can be classified into 2 types those are omission pertained by megalithic tradition and classic era. Besakih Temple beside as the altar for Hindu people in Bali, it is also as tourist destination which is a lot of visited by tourists.
This tour will be include:
|08.00 am - 08.30 am||Pick up at your hotel stay|
|17.00 pm - 17.30 pm||Return Time|
It will be inform when the tour is confirmed.