We Design a great over night trip to cover your limited time in Bali. Escape from your hotel for one night to explore Bali’s famous tourist sites, great temples, learning the life style of local people and spectacular country side panorama. Starting stop in Batubulan to see the traditional Balinese Dance called Barong and Keris Dance and Visit Ubud’s art Villages like Celuk as the Center Gold and Silver smith, Batuan as the place of traditional Painting, and Mas where become as the best wood carving. Afterward it continue entering Oldest Temple We called Puseh Temple and explore the Spice Garden in Sebatu Where you can see many kind of Spice, Fruits, Coffee and Cacao plantation. Lunch Will be server at Kintamani while you can see the Active Volcano view and it’s crater lake. Drive onward to Singaraja the former capital of the island, and we will stop at Lovina Beach where you take a night at a finest resort hotel in North Bali. Take a rest like swim in the pool or take shower in the pool or take shower in the hotel and make appoitment with the driver about the dinner time.
The tour starts at early morning at 06.00 am to see the attraction of friendly Dolphin welcoming the Sunrise from Lovina Beach, after having Breakfast at the hotel continue to Banjar Hot Spring where you have a chance to take a bath in the natural Hot Spring Pool, continue to Brahma Wihara Arama the special Buddhist Monastery in Bali and the highest waterfall at Gitgit Village. Then we drive up to Gobleg hill from here you will see Twins Lake view that called Tamblingan and Buyan Lake. Continue trip to Bedugul visiting Ulun Danu Temple, the located on Beratan lake. Lunch will be server at local restaurant near the lake. Next stop at Pacung to see the Rice Terrace view, and we stop at Royal Family Temple. After that the journey continued to Tanah Lot Temple that built on 16.th Century and the temple stand on the huge rock in the ocean. Get opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the temple with Wonderful Sunset. Dinner will served in local restaurant with barbeque seafood or try dinner with Indonesian food. Than trasfer back to your hotel.
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. The barong is a strange creature, half shaggy dog, half lion, propelled by two men like circus clown-house. The widow-witch rangda is bad thought and certainly not the sort of thing you’d like to meet on midnight stroll through the rice paddies. The barong dance is trully a triumphant display of bright color and graceful movements.
Barong, narrating the mythological fight between good and bad. In the story Rangda, the mother of Erlangga, the 10th century king of Bali, was condemned by Erlangga’s father for practising black magic. After becaming a widow, she summoned all evil spirits in the jungle to go after Erlangga. In the fight she and her black magic troops were so strong that Erlangga had to ask the Barong for help. In the end the Barong and Erlangga’s troops win against Rangda and the demons.
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 to 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 chetsts. Barong casted a spell that turned their body resistant to the sharp keris. At the end, Barong won, and Rangda ran away.
Somebody can die or get seriously injured in a Barong dance. It is said that if Rangda’s spell is too strong, a weak soldier may not be able to resist it, even with the help of Barong. He may end up hurting himself with his own keris.
The masks of Barong and Rangda are considered sacred items, and before they are brought out, a priest must be present to offer blessings by springkling them with holy water taken from Mount Agung, and offerings must be presented.
Celuk Village is the 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. This countryside is located in sub district of Sukawati, Gianyar Regency and owns the individuality and excellence 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.
The production of gold and silver at this villages have penetrated to the local, national and international market. It can be measured from the type of artwork result and variation of ornament, good as present and also export commodity. The type of gold and silver craft has been produced in this countryside are covering various of rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, mother of pearls, Tusuk Konde, broach and other types. Beside of that, Celuk’s workers are able to response the market demands and produce the modern product like medal, market and culture symbol. In spanning of artistic growth history, the silver and gold crafting had been started by group of family pertained by Clan Pande. From this family circle, the activity of gold and silver crafting has disseminated to entire society as a top profession which are previously as the farmer. In year 1970’s decades, it has been happened the change of countryside society culture significantly from agrarian society structure of crafting. Even nowadays, some of them have jumped again to the economic structure of service by focusing in tourism industry. The change and jumping movement of these structures have brought the new positive impact for posperity. Celuk Village, Kuta and Ubud are the properous countryside in Bali by the higher resident’s income cause of tourism.
Celuk Village is strategically located in main road from Denpasar to Gianyar regency which is about 5 km from Denpasar town. The next door villages are Batubulan Village which is famous of Barong dance and stone carving, Singapadu Village with the art village equipped by places of recreation such as Bird Park and Bali Zoo Park, Batuan Village with the traditional painting, Guang Village with the wood carving and Sukawati as a center of art market. Along way of Celuk Village about 2 km, we will find in the left and right side the various type of gold and silver shop which are opened to the domestic and international tourist. It is also inside of this village, we will find the activities and workshop of crafting which are ready to be ordered in small or huge number.
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.
Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as a artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub distric and Gianyar Regency, east part of Bali. 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 (taksu) and soul. The famous maestro who was borne in the village is Ida Bagus Tilem.
This artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life(farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant etc), the abstract dimension as existing of actor imagination which is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy. The villagers are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvernir for overseas and domestic tourist.
It is strategically located in the main road from Denpasar to Ubud and it can be reached from various of angle. It is about 15 km easterly go to the majors road to Ubud from Denpasar town. If you wish to go to this place from Denpasar, the starting spandrel points step into Mas Village is Sakah, where a big baby idol monumentally existing in the middle of road. The Baby idol is a symbol and representantive of human being life early which is believed by local residents with full of philosophic value, religious and dynamism.
Batuan temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautifull with full of Balinese ornaments and ther 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.
Tegalalang countryside is located at 5 km northern part of Ubud Village and own the magnificent view of rice terrace. The rice terrace is designed very beautiful with exquisite hollowing rice field and precisely located on the hill bank. In this place, you will see the Balinese farmer do their rice field in oblique area complete with its system irrigation. You will enjoy the beautiful panorama of valley with rice terrace and coconot trees ornament it. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the tourist icon in Ubud and many visited by tourists every day.
Luwak Coffee or Civet Coffee is coffee made from coffee cherries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive track of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxourus Hermaphroditus).
After collected, the beans are processed hygienically, and given only a medium roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop trough the process.
This Kopi Luwak process takes place only on island of Bali, Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian Archipelago. Producing no more than 300 Kg per year and distributed throughout the world.
Some people try to breed the civet and given a coffee cherries to eat, they won’t succed. Our Kopi Luwak is origin from will civet which live mutualism with coffee farmers. Civet use their nature insting to eat the best taste of coffee cherries in the coffee plantation.
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. The total of resident in these area are about 15 thousand who are mostly working as farmer, merchant, or work at industrial tourism.
Mount Batur is located at Kintamani and it has erupted about 24 times since year 1800 and still active up to now. Since the mount erupting, it has impacted to the local society life around this mount, like removing altar (Temple), improve or repairing the village and re-arrange the tradition. Lake Batur is the biggest lake in Bali and functioning as irrigation source to all farmers around it and it is also for all Bali society generally. Kintamani area has been founded some lodging, hotels and restaurants which are located in Kintamani and Penelokan Village. It is a famous tourist place because Kintamani area awns the beautiful panorama and it is encircled by the cold atmosphere.
Kintamani is beautifully seen at the day time around 10:00 am until 15:00 pm especially having fine weather where entire Kintamani area will be able to be seen clearly. Generally, all tourists who pay a visit to this place will arrive in the day time where they can enjoy the panorama or enjoy the lunch in the local restaurant with lake view. Mostly restaurants at Kintamani generally own very beautiful view where tourist merging into their lunch in this restaurant and meanwhile enjoy the panorama.
Ulun Danu Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located at Candi Kuning countryside, Baturiti subdistrict and Tabanan Regency. The distance from Denpasar town is about 50 km north side the way from Denpasar to Singaraja. It is set at lakeside of Beratan with beautiful lake view and hills surround it. It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surround it and hills as a backdrop. We can find at north side of this temple is Pucak Sangkur mount, in the eastside there is Beratan Mount which also referred as Pucak Mangu or Pucak Pangelengan in the south side there is Terate Bank Mount and in the Westside there is Tapak Mount and Watukaru Mount.
The name of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the lake where the temple is built at Beratan Lake. The name of Beratan Lake is inseparable with the Beratan Mount as Deity and Goddess as fertility source posperity to keep the properity in life and society life. In papyrus chroincle of the Mengwi, this temple is referred as the name of Parhyangan ri pinggiring danu Beratan (sanctum located in lakeside of Beratan Lake). Ulun is come from Hulu word meaning head or power and in this case is intended by Ulun Danu Beratan means power of Beratan Lake that is Danu Goddess.
Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya is the huge tropical garden located in Bedugul, plateau are in Bali. It is situated inthe cool atmosphere with rain forest and hill surrounds it. This botanical garden is opened on 1959 and owns 154,5 ha land located Tabanan Regency, northwest part of Bali. It is close the beautiful lake which which is called Beratan Lake and Ulun Danu Temple. It is completed by more than 1187 plant types and multifarious of floras. In this area, there is orchid garden with the collection of 320 orchid types from Bali, Java, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Sulawesi and also Irian Jaya. We can also meet the rose garden with the collection of various rose from rust colored until green chromatic.
Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya is also completed by 524 birches which are still in its original forest. In this place we can meet the collection from America, South America, China, Japan, Australia, Africa and also Netherlands. Cyathea Garden is one of the specific gardens owning the various collections of Paku-Pakuan (tropical vegetable) which can be eaten as vegetable by Balinese and some of them are used for decoration. The tree from this nail Cyateas are often exploited as growth media of various orchid types. Cactus collections are consisted of 104 types. This cactus is obtained from from Africa, America, Germany, Switzerland and also Indonesia. The crop season at botanical garden is taken 94 types plants that are the collection from the exploitation for Balinese life ceremony, temple ceremony, devoting/ offering and others purpose. It also owns the collection of drug crop with 84 types/ species.
FAVORITE TOURIST DESTINATIONS IN BALI
Beside of the crop collections, Bedugul Botanical Garden on Kebun Raya Eka Karya also owns the tradtional Balinese houses and it function as guest house for scientist who is doing observation. It is also opened for public including tourists and to be one of favorite tourist destinations in Bali especially for domestic tourists. The most crowded visitors at this place are on Lebaran Period (Moslem Holiday), Balinese Holidays, National Holidays and New Year Period.
Tamblingan Lake is a beautiful lake located in the plateau area and close to Bendugul or Beratan Lake. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Singaraja. The Lake own very beautiful panorama with the green hill surround it. It is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere, rain forest and fogs are daily covering the whole area start from 15.00 hours. Tamblingan Lake is one of tourist sites in Singaraja Regency that will be visited on this tour. There are two lakes located close each other in this place those are Buyan and Tamblingan Lake. Both of lake are very beautiful and become a vital water sources for all water irrigations throughout Singaraja Regency area.
Gitgit water fall is an amazing waterfall from height hill which is encircled by fertile rain forest plantation. This waterfall is situated in the jungle of forest, fresh atmosphere with beautiful panorama of rice terrace are presenting on the way to this waterfall. This waterfall produce the clear water with sometime the local children play around and having bath. It is located in Gitgit countryside, Sukasada district and Singaraja Regency. It is one of the famous places of interest in north part of Bali. There are two water falls in Gitgit Village which are offering the amazing panorama and geographically, we will visit one of them. Gitgit Water Fall in one of the most famous tourist destinations in north part of Bali and many visited by tourists.
Lovina Beach is the famous tourist place north part of Bali with the spectacular of Dolphin watching tour on the calm seawater. It is situated in the costal side of Singaraja Regency with black sand unfolding along the beach area. There sea water is very calm with coconut trees are planted throughout the beach. There many hotels, restaurants and shops are available on this area that is supporting this area as a tourist destination in Bali. Lovina Beach is the most famous beach in north part of Bali offering beautiful panorama with coconut trees are planted along the coastal area that make it as the ideal place to stay.
Hot Water Banjar is one of tourist places in north part of Bali with the original hot water from the mountain flows to the public bath place. It is designed with water douches in different place. There are 2 ponds with the warm water that make Hot Water Banjar as an ideal for having bath. The hot water source is coming from Mount Batukaru where the water is not many containing or felt the brimstone and mostly this placesin many visited by local people. We do not recommend you to take a bath in this place if you have problem with brimstone/hot/other material effect to your skin or other part of your body and Bali Star Island Tour will not take liability cause of it.
TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE
Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi sub district, Badung Regency and about 18 Km north side of Denpasar town. 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 mutlistoried 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.
Pursuant to Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi (Lontar Babad Mengwi), the temple which is now referred by Taman Ayun Temple That it had been newly sanctified in the year 1634 M and it is named with Taman Ahyun Temple. The word of Ahyun is coming from the root word Hyun meaning a temple is founded in the park (pool with the beautiful garden) which can fulfill the desire. The word Ahyun is then changed into Ayun word. Taman Ayun Temple is one of Hindu Temples in Bali become tourist destination which has been visited by many tourists from local and foreign. This temple is usually visited by tourist once having a set tour to Tanah Lot Temple due to this temple same route of the Tanah Lot Temple Tour.
The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to praythe god in their manifestation. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building sturcture, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worship in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his place located in top of Mangu Mount. In papyrus of Usana Bali mentioning that one of Dewa Catur Lokapalas carry through its worship in Meru Pucak Pangelengan that is a temple building with 9 multistoried roofts. Pitara God is a holy soul diety of ancestor who is also referred as the other names of Hyang Pitara or Dewa Hyang. Pitara God is obliged to be worshiped by clan heir (Prati Sentana) in the form of temple ceremony which the same meaning as by the ceremony to the God. The worshiping existence to Pitara God in Taman Ayun Temple can be searched and proved by pursuant to the existence of temple building which lay in by consecution in east which is called Paibon that is representing Special Temple. Taman Ayun Temple in capacities or its status as special altar for the King family of Mengwi Palace or as a Merajan Agung from Mengwi King Families specially for the founder of Mengwi Empire that is I Gusti Agung Putu.
As one of the six cardinal temples of Bali and on of the most scenic, Pura Tanah Lot holds its own as Bali’s most visited temple. You may have seen it before on postcards and in guidebooks, with its multitiered meru (Pagodas) perched on a rocky outcroping in the sea, highlighted against the hazy hues of the sunset. The temple is not only scenic, but also shrouded in intriguing history and legend.
Tanah lot was founded by the Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha in the 16th century. Legend has it that he slept on the site one evening, and afterwards suggested that the Balinese build a sacred temple on that spot. The temple is one of the six cardinal temples in Bali that are strung out in a line down the west coast abd on a clear day you can see all the way to another cardinal temple, Pura Uluwatu on the southwestern coast of the Bukit Peninsula. As one of Bali’s many sea temples that are meant to honor the Gods and Goddesses of the ocean, this is a sacred site that is revered by many Balinese Hindus.
The name Pura Tanah Lot means ‘temple of the sea and the earth’, and once there it is easy to see why. The temple was built on top of jagged rocks ust off the coast, and it is only accessible at low tide, when a footpath appears along the sand and out to the rocks Inside, there are two pavilions and two shrines with a 7-tiered meru and a 3-tiered meru.
Locals believe that the temple is protected by small poisonous black and white sea snakes as well as one giant snake, all of which were originally Niratha’s sashes that fell into the sea when he left the sacred spot. Another legend says that unmarried couples who visit the temple will break up soon afterwards, which is perhaps why you will never see young Balinese couples visiting the site
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