Showing posts with label Bali Guide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bali Guide. Show all posts

Monday, October 24, 2022

Ulundanu Temple

Ulundanu Temple

Ulundanu Temple

 The iconic tourist destination in Bali besides Tanah Lot is Ulun Danu Bratan Temple.  Pictures of the temple on the edge of the lake have been scattered everywhere, and are often covered by foreign media.  In Indonesia alone, this temple is immortalized as one of the pictures on the Rp 50,000 banknote.  So, don't be surprised if the tour packages at this temple are always in demand by many travelers.


 To find out more complete information about Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, see the explanation below:


The Attraction of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

 When taking the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple tour, you can do some interesting things below:


Ulundanu Temple

Capture the Temple View

 It is inevitable that the reason tourists take the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple tour is the view of the temple.  When visiting, tourists can take pictures of the temple from a different perspective.  The view of the temple near the lake with towering buildings looks beautiful on camera.  In addition, the mountain background also makes this area look more beautiful.


 Tourists who take this tour package can also take pictures of themselves with the background of the temple in a crowd or take selfies.


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Ulundanu Temple


Enjoying the Cool Air

 The Lake Bratan area where this temple stands is at an altitude of 1,239 meters above sea level.  This situation makes tourists who take tour, can enjoy the cool air and tend to be cold in the morning and evening.


 With unspoiled air, tourists can enjoy a comfortable and quiet tour.  Coming here not only satisfies the desire to take photos, but can also be used to calm the mind.  If tourists are tired of the hustle and bustle of Kuta and Seminyak, Lake Bratan is ready to welcome you with its silence.


Doing a Photography Session

 The attractive atmosphere and beautiful scenery make the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple tour package also a location for photography sessions.  Many professional photographers come here to make the temple scene a photography location.  They come with professional models or clients who want to hold a pre-wedding photo session.


Explore the Lake by Boat

 If tourists are tired of doing photography sessions and hunting for selfie locations, they can explore the lake.  The Ulun Danu Bratan Temple tour package provides boats that can be rented to explore the lake water from end to end until satisfied.


 While exploring in this tourist area, tourists can enjoy a comfortable and cool atmosphere.  This tour package will provide an amazing experience, so it feels like coming back again one day.


Exploring the Natural Temple Area

 In addition to exploring the lake area, those of you who take the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple tour package can also enjoy the mountainous area and surrounding parks.  Here, some animals such as deer are allowed to roam freely.  Tourists can approach and witness the beauty of the park and the life of the deer.


Information related to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

 To make it easier for you when visiting Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, pay attention to the important information below:

  • Location: Jl.  Bedugul-Singaraja, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali
  • Operating hours: 08.00-18.00 WITA
  • Tourists who come here are allowed to do all photography sessions as long as they are polite and do not damage the facilities and temple buildings.


Tips for Visiting Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

 the tour to this temple runs smoothly, pay attention to the following tips:

  •  Wear polite clothes because this area is sacred by Hindus.  In addition, always wear clothes that are a bit thick because the Lake Bratan area is quite cold in the morning or evening.
  •  Obey all the rules inside the temple, such as not touching or damaging it.  Today, many tourists do everything they can to make it look hits even if they have to sacrifice the tourist attractions they visit.
  •  Enjoy the thrill of exploring by boat, but be careful because the average depth of the lake is 23 meters.  Ask the boat operator for a safety vest before traveling.
  •  To get a good picture, it is recommended to come in the morning because the atmosphere is still quiet.  Once daylight comes, you'll be hard pressed to get a good picture.


Vehicle Access to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

In order to arrive safely at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, tourists can use the following transportation: 

 Of the two modes of transportation above, it is recommended that you Hire Driver Bali because the location is quite far and there is a chance of traffic jams.  So, rather than the bloated transportation budget, it's better to rent a vehicle, either a car or a motorbike.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Goa Gajah Temple - History and Entrance Fee Ticket

Goa Gajah Temple - History and Entrance Fee Ticket

goa gajah


 Goa Gajah Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bali with a very distinctive design and has a high historical value.  Instead of being shaped like a temple, actually from the appearance this place is more like a cave.


 Goa Gajah Temple is a Cultural Conservation Site building located in Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District, Gianyar Regency.  This place is quite easy to access because it is on the Denpasar-Tampaksiring-Kintamani route and is still close to tourist attractions in Ubud.  What is the uniqueness of this cave-shaped temple?



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 This temple building is estimated to have been built in the XI century AD and has been since the reign of the Warmadewa Kingdom dynasty.  The Goa Gajah Cultural Heritage Site Complex has two parts to the north and south which are bordered by a moat.  According to a review of the architecture, the northern complex exhibits Shivaistic signs and the southern one has a Buddhist pattern.



 In the past, these two complexes were used by Shiva and Buddhist priests in one period and shows that the two religions can coexist there.  Goa Gajah is also used as a place of meditation by priests, yogis, and kings.


 Entering the temple area, tourists can see several buildings used to support religious ceremonies, namely Pharyangan, Limas Sari, Mount Lebah, Mount Agung, Ratu Ngurah Intersection, Panglurah Agung, Pura Taman, and Ratu Brayut.


 The temple itself is built of solid stone and has a nine-meter long hallway.  The construction of this cave is done by cutting some of the rock cliffs so that the front becomes a flat platform.


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 Ancient caves in Bali generally take the general form or pattern of houses.  However, Goa Gajah has a protruding front and is carved into a giant relief.  At the entrance of the cave, there is an ornate carving in the form of a kala head and beside it there are decorative leaves, human faces, and forest animals such as pigs and monkeys.


 Entering the inside of the cave, you can see the carved kumon and sahy(w)angsa inscriptions.  In Stutterheim's opinion, the typeface dates from the 11th century.



 The deeper into the cave, the shape will be wider.  In the hallway there are several large alcoves flanked by other smaller alcoves.  In the largest niche, there are fragments of the Shiva statue and curls of hair.  There are also statues of the Trilingga statue, the Dwarapala statue, the Squat statue, the Hariti statue, and the Ganesha statue.


 The single andesite statue of Ganesha in this cave has a height of 107 cm and is depicted sitting cross-legged holding a jug.  This four-handed statue is seen holding broken ivory, a bowl decorated with skulls, aksamala or prayer beads, and in the other hand holding a parasu or an ax.


 In the temple area, you can also find the Tukad Pakung Valley Complex.  Archaeological remains in this complex are in the form of building fragments, hermitage niches, reliefs of thirteen stacked umbrellas, reliefs of three-branched stupas, fragments of Buddha statues, and decorative reliefs carved into a number of stone blocks.


History of Goa Gajah Temple

 The discovery of Goa Gajah Temple was reported in 1923, at that time a high-ranking Dutch East Indies official mentioned the existence of the Ganesha, Trilingga, and Hariti statues.  From this report, Dr.  WF.  Sutterhiem and conducted research in Bali in 1925.


 This temple is also recorded in several inscriptions, but no one clearly mentions its name as Goa Gajah Temple.  In the Supplementary Songan Inscription and the Cempaga Inscription, for example, it is called Er Gajah.  Meanwhile, the Pandak Badung inscription mentions this place as Antarakunjarapadda.  In the Negarakertagama book in 1365 AD, the names of Baduga and Lwa Gajah in Bali are listed as Majapahit's territory.


Location Goa Gajah Temple

 The location of Goa Gajah itself is located in Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District, Gianyar Regency.  If you are around Denpasar, it never hurts to visit the Cave which is only about 26 Kilometers away.


 Those around Kuta can also visit Goa, with an estimated distance of 40 Kilometers from Goa.  Or maybe if you happen to be around Ubud, you will be very happy with Goa tourism because it is only about 5 Kilometers away.


 Access for visiting tourists is also not too difficult, because it is on the main route Denpasar-Tampaksiring.  The location of Goa is more precisely in the Petanu river and is a confluence of small rivers in the area with a position on the edge of a ravine.


Route

 If you happen to be in Denpasar and intend to use public transportation, you may need to change your vehicle because there is no direct transportation from Denpasar. It would be better if you intend to visit Goa, it is advisable to use a private vehicle for means of travel, such as motorbikes, cars, or others.


 Travel time is about 55 minutes to 1 hour if you travel from Denpasar to the Goa location. That is the estimated time if you pass Jl. WR Supratman.


 Or if you are in Ubud, it will take about 20 minutes to go to Goa tourism by using private vehicles such as cars, motorbikes, or others. You can pass through Jl. Raya Ubud, and then proceed to Jl. Cok Gede Rai or Jl. Raya Goa Gajah to Bedudu.


Entrance ticket

 For visitors to Goa Gajah, an entrance ticket is charged to visitors of 50,000 per person, which is paid at the Pure entrance counter. With an additional parking fee of 5,000 if you use a car, and 3,000 if you use a motorbike.


 Opening hours

 If you want to visit Goa Gajah, open start from 07.00 to 16.00 for tourists. However, it is still active for 24 hours, because the location is still functioned by the community as a place of holy worship.


 Facility

 Parking lot

 If you want to visit Goa Gajah, now there are eParking facilities that are enabled for tourists. You only need to make a non-cash parking payment using only your cellphone to use this facility.




Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Lempuyang Temple / GATE of HEAVEN'S - The ultime Guide

Lempuyang Temple / GATE of HEAVEN'S - The ultime Guide

History , attraction, entrance ticket and the best way to visit Lempuyang Luhur Temple.


Lempuyang Temple


Lempuyang Luhur Temple located in the eastern part of the island of Bali, precisely in Karangasem Regency and is one of the tourist destinations in East Bali that must be visited.


This temple start to be famous about 3 years ago, when many posted photos when they were in a gate with the background of Mount Agung and the Gate began to be dubbed "The Gate Of Heaven" or the gate of heaven. Many of tourists come because they are amazed by the beauty of the largest and most important temple in Bali.



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Lempuyang Temple is located at an altitude of 1,175 meters above sea level.  And to get to the photo spot that is being viral, you have to rent a shuttle that has been provided in the parking area by paying 50,000 thousand / person


The location for taking photos that is currently viral is called Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple which is located in the Mount Lempuyang area.  Meanwhile, Lempuyang Luhur Temple is located at the top of a mountain.


Lempuyang temple


The Origin of the Name of Lempuyang Temple

 There are several versions of the history of Lempuyang Temple regarding this matter.  Let's start with the origin of the name of this highly respected temple. The word Lempuyang comes from the words "lempu" and "hyang".  Lempu means light while hyang is a designation for God.  So that Lempuyang Temple means the bright light of God.


 Because indeed Lempuyang Temple is located in the east of the island of Bali, which is the place where the sun first rises.


  In addition, there are those who say that the word Lempuyang comes from the word "empu" which means to guard.  This is based on a source which states that Hyang Pasupati sent his three sons to protect Bali Dwipa from all shocks and natural disasters.



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History of Lempuyang Temple

If referring to Lontar Kutara Kanda Dewa Purana Bangsul, which states that Sang Hyang Parameswara or Sang Hyang Pasupati brought the mountains in Bali from Jambudwipa, namely India (Mount Mahameru).


 The pieces of Mount Mahameru were then broken into three fairly large pieces, and several smaller pieces.  Where the middle part becomes Mount Batur and Mount Rinjani.

Meanwhile, the peak of the mountain is Mount Agung, which is the highest mountain on the island of Bali.  As for the fragments that are small in size, they become a series of interconnected mountains.  Like:

  •  canning mountain,
  •  weight,
  •  Nagaloka,
  •  Pulaki,
  •  Sangkur Peak,
  •  Rangda Hill,
  •  Trate Bang,
  •  field of Dawa,
  •  andhakasa,
  •  sraya,
  •  Uluwatu,
  •  Tapsai, dan
  •  Mount Lempuyang itself

 In the text it is also stated that Sang Hyang Parameswara or Hyang Pasupati assigned his son, Sang Hyang Agni Jaya Sakti, to come down to Bali with the aim of maintaining the welfare of the island of Bali.


Sang Hyang Agni Jaya Sakti then took a palace at Pura Luhur Lempuyang along with several other gods who came down to Bali.  So it is not surprising that Lempuyang Temple has become so important among Hindus.


Meanwhile, based on the Lontar Markandeya Purana, Lempuyang Temple was founded by Rsi Markandeya around the 8th century AD as a place of prayer as well as spreading Hindu religious teachings.


Lempuyang Temple is divided into three mandalas, namely:

  •  Lempuyang Sor,
  •  Lempuyang Madya, and
  •  Lempuyang Luhur.


Location and Address of Lempuyang Temple

 The location of Lempuyang Temple is on the eastern tip of the island of Bali, precisely on the eastern slope of Mount Lempuyang.  As for the address of Lempuyang Temple, it is in Abang District, Karangasem Regency, Bali.


Route to Lempuyang Temple

 The way to reach Lempuyang Temple is if you depart from Denpasar city by heading to Amlapura city which is the capital of Karangasem Regency.


 Or you can go to Semarapura and take the direction to Besakih.  Travel time is about 2 hours if departing from the city of Bali.


 Currently the car park will be diverted to an available parking location, then to get to Lempuyang Temple you have to use the shuttle bus. The shuttle bus costs 50,000 thousand. Meanwhile, for those who use motorbikes, you can continue to drive to a location near the entrance counter.


 After getting off the shuttle bus, you have to continue the journey on foot for about 5 to 10 minutes.  Or you can also use the services of a motorcycle taxi, and pay around Rp.  10.000 - 20.000


Lempuyang Temple Opening Hours

 The operating hours of Lempuyang Temple itself are open every Monday to Sunday from 06.00 am to 07.00 pm.  The best time to visit the temple is in the morning and evening, and when the weather is sunny so you can take a perfect view of Mount Agung.


Lempuyang Temple Entrance Ticket

 The entrance ticket to Lempuyang Temple is Rp.  50.000/person includes the cloth that you must use when visiting Lempuyang Temple. and an additional fee for the shuttle bus is 50.000/person. the total fee to be paid is IDR 100,000 if you want to visit the lempuyang temple


The Attraction of Lempuyang Temple

 1.Gate of heaven's



 This is a visitor's favorite when visiting Lempuyang Temple.  Namely a gate with a stunning view of natural beauty coupled with the valor of Mount Agung.


 Visitors can take pictures at the gate with the help of a local photographer, to produce very cool and eye-catching photos.  With the beauty of the panorama it has, it is only natural that the gate is nicknamed the Gates Of Heaven.


 2. Gelung Jaba Tengah Temple


IMPORTANT!!!

Special Provisions When Visiting Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang Temple is a sacred place for Hindus, so there are some rules or regulations when in the temple.  These provisions include:
  1. It is forbidden to wear revealing clothes.
  2. Every visitor who comes must use the cloth given when buying a ticket.
  3. Do not kiss or do other indecent things.
  4. It is forbidden to use images using drones.
  5. For women who are menstruating or menstruating, it is forbidden to enter the temple area.
  6. Some of these provisions are clearly displayed when in the Lempuyang Temple area.


The best way to get to Lempuyang Temple:

  • Public transportation facilities to get to the tourist attractions of Pura Luhur Lempuyang and nearby or nearby attractions, will be difficult for you to find.  Especially if you stay at Kuta tourist attractions.  Then what is the best way for a vacation, to be comfortable and safe?
  • If you stay in the tourist areas of Ubud or Kuta, using a taxi will make your transportation costs swell.  The best way is Hire Driver Bali All incusion


 Hire Driver Bali All incusion

  • There is a reason why we say, Hire Driver Bali All incusion is more cost-effective, comfortable and safe.  The rental system in car rental + driver services in Bali, uses a minimum usage duration of 10 hours in one day.
  • As an example.  You use a Toyota Avanza car rental with a driver in Bali with a route to Lempuyang Temple, the rental fee is USD $65/car with duration 10 hours plus fuel.
  • If you use a taxi, when the taxi is waiting at a tourist spot, the meter still runs.  Therefore, the cost of a taxi becomes much more expensive, than using car rental services and drivers in Bali.
  • We are ready to assist you in providing cheap car rentals in Bali with drivers, as well as luxury car rentals in Bali, to take you on vacation to tourist attractions on the island of Bali that you like.


Monday, October 17, 2022

Tirta gangga Karangasem - The ultimate Guide

Tirta gangga Karangasem - The ultimate Guide

Tirta gangga Karangasem, history, location, price of admission, best time to visit.

Tirta gangga karangasem
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Tirta gangga Karangasem - Bali

In the past, the Tirta Gangga tourist attraction was a water park of the Karangasem kingdom, but now Tirta Gangga is used as a tourist attraction in East Bali.


Tirta Gangga Karangasem History

  The name of the tourist attraction Tirta Gangga, comes from the word Tirta which means holy water and Ganga which means the name of a river in India.  Tirtagangga Karangasem water park, was built in 1946 by the king of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem Agung.



 The Tirta Gangga Karangasem park complex was previously destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963. The Karangasem district government rebuilt this park and designated it as a tourist area.


 The area of ​​the Tirtagangga park is 1.2 hectares, which extends and stretches from east to west.  There are three levels of buildings in the Tirtagangga Bali garden.  In the tallest building there is a spring under a banyan tree.  The second level building, there is a swimming pool and the lowest building has an ornamental pond with a fountain.


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 When tourists enter the Tirtagangga park, the first thing tourists see is the expanse of a pool of water and there is a towering temple on the right.  In the water pool, tourists can see ornamental fish and the bottom of the pond.  The water in this park is very clear and cool, because the pool water comes from springs not from processed water.  The springs in Tirtagangga park by local people are considered as holy water.  Used in religious ceremonies in the area around the Tirtagangga park.


 The majority of tourists who vacation in Tirta Gangga Karangasem park are foreign tourists.  However, at this time, the Tirta Gangga water park tourist attraction has begun to be attracted by domestic tourists.



Opening Hours & Best Time To Visit

 Tirtagangga water park attractions are open from 08:00 – 17:00.  Busy times of tourist visits from 12:00 – 16:00.  On average, tourists spend 1 hour on vacation to Tirtagangga water park.


 Most of the tourist activities while on vacation to Tirtagangga water park, like photo activities and feeding fish.  Fish food can be purchased at shops located outside the area.  There is one photo location that tourists like as a photo background.  Namely a stone footing that looks floating on the surface of the water.


Tourist Attraction Location

 Tirta Gangga Bali is located in Ababi Village, Abang District, Karangasem Regency, a district in eastern Bali.  If you stay at Kuta tourist attractions, you will take 2 hours 30 minutes by car.


 If you need a map for directions to find the location of Taman Tirtagangga Karangasem Bali, please use the map below!


The Best Way To Visit Tirta Gangga

  • With a driver who takes you, you won't get lost and don't waste time on the road.
  • Because the distance is far from the tourist attractions of southern Bali, then you can rest in the car.
  • Transportation costs are cheaper, because the cost of renting a car with a driver in Bali is calculated per 10 hours in 1 day.
  • Tirta Gangga Karangasem Bali Entrance Ticket Prices
  • To be able to enter the Tirtagangga water park tourist attraction, tourists will be charged an entrance ticket of IDR 50.000 / person.  If you want to swim, an additional fee of IDR 10,000 per person will be charged.

Besakih Temple - Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting

Besakih Temple - Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting

Besakih temple


Besakih Temple is the oldest temple in Bali and is known as the center of all temples in Bali.  Pura Besakih survived a large and devastating volcanic eruption in 1963 that claimed hundreds of people.  Besakih Temple Being Bali's largest and holiest temple, consists of 86 temples and there is no doubt you will love exploring it.  I guarantee you will be amazed by its beauty and complexity.  I've put together this comprehensive guide to visiting including how to get here, the best times to visit, things to do when you arrive, and more!


Besakih temple


Besakih Temple Location

 Besakih temple location is Jl.  Gunung Mas No.Ds, Besakih, Kec.  Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80863 and Located at the foot of the volcano Mount Agung in East Bali is where you can find Pura Besakih.

 If you stay in Bali's tourist centers such as Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta, it's about 2.5 hours drive.  If you stay in Ubud it's a shorter distance which takes about 2 hours.


 Agenda Bali Tour also recommends Kintamani Attractions when visiting Besakih Bali because it is only 1 hour from Besakih Temple.


Besakih temple



The Best Way To Visit Besakih Temple

  • The best way to get to Besakih Temple is by car or scooter.
  • You can rent a scooter from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta or Ubud and drive to East Bali at your own pace.

  • And if you are not confident driving a scooter?  (Afraid to get lost) Another good option to get around Bali is Hire Driver Bali for a day and don't have to think about which tourist attractions to visit next because an itinerary or list of trips has been made that will make your vacation easier.


Besakih Temple Entrance Ticket Prices

 To enter Besakih Bali Temple, it costs Rp. 60,000 per adult.  The price includes a guide and is delivered using a motorbike from the ticket counter.  The entrance fee also includes a sarong that is used to cover your feet and is mandatory to enter the temple.


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Tips for Visiting the Temple

  1. It's best to bring cash if you want to buy drinks, snacks or souvenirs during your visit to Besakih Temple.
  2. There are usually locals selling sarongs in the parking lot, but you don't have to buy them as they are included in the entrance fee.
  3. However, feel free to buy your own sarong, as this is a unique piece to own, and you will also be helping the locals make a small profit that comes in handy in these villages.
  4. There are many guides you can book online or outside the temple, but they can be expensive and most are not local guides.  However, giving tips to guides is also allowed if you like their explanations and services when guiding you.  starting from IDR 30,000 - 50,000 usually recommended.

Best time to visit Besakih Temple

  • Besakih Bali Temple is open all year round, so you can visit it anytime during your visit to the Island of the Gods.
  • Although the temple is open 24/7 for Pemedek (congregations), the opening times for other visitors are Monday to Sunday, from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • With an annual average temperature of 27 degrees, the days can get very warm, so my advice to you, if you want to enjoy your time exploring the temples, try to get there by 8am or around 5pm.  the temperature is good and also because these hours are usually not very busy.
  • Another thing to note is that in April there is a ceremony at Besakih Temple (odalan) which is an unforgettable experience.  Don't forget to bring your camera and take some unique photos!

Facilities Provided

Besakih Bali Temple is equipped with toilet facilities and a large parking area to accommodate visitors who come by car or scooter.


You will also find a number of warungs (small local restaurants) which are usually small family-owned businesses.


Warung is located at the entrance which is perfect if you want to buy some snacks before or after exploring the temple.


There are also a number of retail stores where you can buy some unique souvenirs for yourself or gifts for loved ones.  However, be aware that these can be overpriced, so be sure to test your bidding skills!



The uniqueness of Besakih Temple

1.Besakih Temple is right on Mount Agung which makes it a unique place with stunning mountain views and unique nature.


2.There are more than 70 ceremonies throughout the year, so you are likely to be able to attend them when you visit the temple.


3.When you are at the temple, you can also expect a lot of walking as there are at least 86 temples to explore on the hillside, the main and largest being Penataran Agung Temple.


4.One interesting fact is that each temple has its own historical significance and represents something different, so even if you decide not to have a local guide, you should read on to make your time at the site more enjoyable and educational.



SUMMARY

With all of the above, there is no reason for you not to visit Besakih Temple while traveling to Bali.

This huge temple is the most important in Balinese history, and you will be amazed by its uniqueness, dimensions and especially its importance to the locals.

Through the Local Guide you will learn more about the history of the temples and how they have survived through the years.

Visiting and exploring Besakih Temple is undoubtedly the most authentic way for you to immerse yourself in Balinese culture.

Be sure to add this place to your Bali itinerary, because I guarantee you won't regret it!

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Best Thing To Do in Ubud - Bali - The Ultimate Guide

The Best Thing To Do in Ubud - Bali - The Ultimate Guide

 Agenda Bali Tour - Known as the heart of Balinese art and culture, Ubud has a million charms that will make anyone fall in love. Whether you are visiting alone, or on vacation with your family, without having to travel far, in Ubud you will find many interesting tourist attractions with a variety of activities for everyone.


 From various exotic temples, popular yoga spots, cafes with spectacular views, to art galleries you can find in this small town located in the highlands. Yes, in addition to hidden beaches, there are many more hidden treasures in Bali that are ready to be explored and visited, especially for those of you who are interested in unusual tourist spots.


 So what are you waiting for, get ready to reveal some of the tourist attractions in Ubud that not many people know.


1.D'Tukad River Club, Tegenungan Waterfall

Source : D'tukad River Club


 Bali is indeed famous for its cool beachside clubs, but did you know that now there is also a 'jungle club' that offers a completely different atmosphere?


 D'Tukad River Club is a new hangout place that carries the concept of a tree house and is located right above Tegenungan Waterfall. You just have to climb a few steps to be able to enjoy the splendor of the waterfall from up here!


 Generally, visitors who come spend their time in the terraced swimming pool here while enjoying the cocktails and various snacks provided. In addition, you can also relax on the unique bamboo terrace area or play on the swing while taking pictures


 2. Wanna Jungle Pool & Bar

Wanna Jungle Pool & Bar
Source : Wanna Jungle Pool & Bar

 There's nothing more fun than relaxing with friends (or partner) in a place free from noisy children running around.


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 Just go to Wanna Jungle Pool & Bar to get that relaxed atmosphere. The concept of this place is very similar to the beach club commonly found in Bali, only there is no beach here, but shady trees in the Oos River Valley that can be enjoyed from the three-story swimming pool!


 3. Zen Hideaway

Source : google - iwayan krisna yuda


 Located in a traditional Balinese village about 20 minutes from the center of Ubud, this accommodation offers a stay that is second to none, because as far as the eye can see, all you can see is the Ayung River, waterfalls, rice fields, and the majestic Mount Agung.


 Made of 150 years old teak wood, Zen Hideaway is deliberately designed for those of you who want to fill your vacation with tranquility and peace while breathing in the fresh Ubud air, because almost all of the rooms are semi-open.


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 Because it is located in the middle of a genuine village, you can also interact directly with local residents and even see their daily activities, such as farming, practicing dance, or performing traditional ceremonies. This is just the name of authentic Bali! You can also take a walk to the river or waterfall to play water through private access.


 But the most spectacular thing that you won't find anywhere else is a swing that hangs between the trunks of coconut trees, right on the side of the hill with a panoramic view of the Ayung River below you. Thrilling and addictive at the same time!


4. Green Kubu Cafe

Source : Green Kubu Cafe


 Want to enjoy a true back-to-nature atmosphere while eating a delicious lunch? Come with us to the fields!


 Offering a green view as far as the eye can see, Green Kubu CafĂ© is guaranteed to be no less fun than La Plancha, because here you and your partner can also relax in colorful bean bags under the shade of beautiful Balinese decorative umbrellas. Romantic, right?


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 Although the view is the main attraction, that doesn't mean the food is just that. Try their signature Fried Rice or Mie Goreng, it's really kicking! Still not full? How about ordering the spicy roasted corn. This cafe also has a pretty thrilling swing (Kubu Swing), so between lunches you can take time to take pictures here to show off on Instagram.


 5.Folk Pool & Gardens

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 Swimming fun on the Island of the Gods doesn't just have to be on the beach, you can try swimming with a different atmosphere at the Folk Pool & Gardens Ubud.


 Here, you can dine while swimming. The interior design of this tourist spot is simple but quite interesting. Around the pool there are several beautiful gazebos with a capacity of 4 people complete with soft beds where you can relax or even dine.


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 If you are lazy to swim, you can also come to just stretch your legs while enjoying the surrounding scenery, the other side of Bali. Wow, the feeling of tiredness after walking around Ubud can immediately disappear!


 Another interesting thing, here there is also a Popcorn Club event, where visitors are invited to watch movies together in an open garden by the pool.


 6. The Sayan House

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 This beautiful dining place that is directly opposite the Ayung River is quite famous as a location for holding private events or receptions.


 The Sayan House is the best place to be at one with nature. From the view of the forest, green rice fields and water flowing fast in the Ayung River, all can be seen here.


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 Enjoy a romantic dinner with loved ones while watching the beautiful sunset behind the hill. Or install lights on the trees to create a fairy tale wedding atmosphere.


The Sayan House
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 In terms of food, The Sayan House serves a variety of contemporary menus as well as Asian dishes that are certainly delicious.


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 Try their Crispy King Prawn & Avocado Maki as well as their Salmon Carpaccio! There is also a unique menu such as Sushi Babi Guling. If you like trying new foods, you won't be disappointed here.


7. Swept Away

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 Let's get back to nature with a relaxing atmosphere and a soul-refreshing experience. With a beautiful wooden deck by the river, it creates a calm atmosphere for you to dine at Samaya Ubud.


 Feel the stress that has been whacked away by the ripples of the river water that wet your feet. The towering coconut trees and lush vegetation there will make you feel like you are in a world of your own.


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 You can visit just for a cold beer or lunch, of course you should try their signature Asian Tapas. This variety of delicious food in small portions creates an amazing culinary experience.


 It's only when it gets dark that you realize how quickly time flies by spending time relaxing by the river. But don't rush home, order another cocktail and take a peek at their dinner menu!


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 Swept Away comes alive at night with 100 candles that light up when it gets dark. The view of the river is even more beautiful with these candles, creating a very special atmosphere.


 Don't just be amazed by the comfortable-looking deck and furniture in their lounge, Swept Away also serves a variety of extraordinary menus that are ready to satisfy anyone.

 Sit back and rest in peace, let the stress wash away here at Swept Away.



 8. Maha Restaurant

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 After being satisfied with shopping for souvenirs, it's time to stop by to refuel the body, aka eat! Our recommendation is Maha Restaurant which is known as an attractive and comfortable family restaurant.


 The atmosphere of the dining area in the form of a beautiful garden plus the fun of playing with rabbits will certainly be a special experience for you.


Maha Restaurant
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 As a complement to the large garden area, Maha Restaurant also provides several rabbits. Eits, not to be eaten, you know, these rabbits are deliberately released freely to accompany you to play. As a result, visitors are free to play with the rabbits.


 Most visitors were so entertained by the presence of the rabbits. What's more, you can also try feeding the rabbit. Talking about the menu, you can find various types of food here.


 9. Pomegranate Cafe

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 You know that holidays in Bali are not just beaches and fun, right?


 Who says we can't find peace in Bali? Just imagine the rice swaying in the rice fields accompanying you while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon. That's what you'll find at Pomegranate, a cafe owned by a Japanese brother and sister that has been operating since 2012.


 From Pomegranate you will be able to see rice fields and fields in Ubud with a 360° view that stretches to the Campuhan River.


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 If you come in the morning, you can even see the majestic Mount Agung in the north and Mount Batukaru in the northwest.


 At night, you will be greeted by hundreds of fireflies and the twinkling lights of people's houses in the distance.


 Remember to bring a flashlight if you plan to go there at night, as you will be traveling through a small dirt road between rice fields without any lighting.


 10. Bali Adventure Rafting

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 By the Balinese people, the Ayung River is considered sacred and used as a source of life, but for visitors, activities on the river with this spectacular view is a very memorable experience.


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 While walking along the river that crosses this forest, what you can see on your right and left is a charming wild atmosphere, as well as a very beautiful waterfall panorama. Along the way you will be accompanied by monkeys hanging from tree branches and the melodious chirping of various wild birds.


 If you are a fan of adrenaline-pumping activities, then the 45 rapids on the Ayung River will certainly keep you entertained.


 No need to worry about trying this challenge, because beforehand you will be given a briefing on safety and health, helmets, and life jackets. Plus, the guide will accompany you along the way.


 After rafting as far as 9.6km with a travel time of about 2 hours, you can immediately clean yourself with warm water and clean towels in the locker room provided. After that, get ready to eat a delicious buffet menu at the restaurant located at Bali Adventure Rafting while enjoying the beautiful panorama of the mountains and the expanse of rice fields.


 How, interested in trying it? Don't forget a waterproof camera or a waterproof case for your phone so you can capture this special moment!


 11. Tegallalang Rice Fields


 One of the most recognizable things about Ubud is definitely the beautiful and charming terraced rice fields. Therefore, don't miss a visit to this one place!


 No need to rush, just enjoy your afternoon by taking a leisurely walk on the rice fields while watching the farmers harvest and cultivate their fields.


 This serene and peaceful expanse of rice fields will certainly make your mood calmer and make you forget all the problems that come your way.


 If you are confused about which terraced rice fields to visit, we recommend you to Tegallalang which is located north of Ubud. The view of the terrace which is right on the hillside displays a truly stunning and amazing panorama.



 12. Studio Perak Celuk village

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 Are you a lover of silver jewelry collections? Have you ever thought about trying to make your own? Yes, at the Silver Studio in Celuj you can not only buy silver as a souvenir, but you can also take crash courses directly from the experts.


 Interestingly, the business and the idea for this silver making course belong to local residents who have been creating contemporary art inspired by nature.


 Here you can learn to combine silver jewelry and precious stones with traditional techniques. Fun huh? There are two classes every day, which is between 09.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 17.00.


 13. Campuhan Ridge Walk

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 With a unique landscape, Campuhan Ridge Walk is a short path through rice fields, traditional huts and beautiful villas with a very romantic atmosphere.


 The right time to visit this place is in the morning (preferably before sunrise) so that you avoid the scorching sun that is quite hot during the day.


 Not infrequently you will also meet some butterflies on the 2-3km long path. And before going home, take the time to rest for a while at Karsa Kafe. Restore your energy and don't forget to drink lots of water so you don't get dehydrated.