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Dear my wonderful guest, to have a fantastic holiday in Bali I am as a local ready to help and arrange a visit of places according to your own itinerary. Ten years experiences as a local driver/guide assistant, I feel proud and really super happy to share our tradition /culture with you. Through this simple company you will really enjoy and deeply explore the authentic site of the island. We guarantee 100% of your satisfaction.The range price of our tours package will start from $45 to $100, The A/c comfortable car that will enough for 6 person, the use of sarong for visiting any temple or holy places, local driver/guide assistant, one mineral water for each guest, patrol, parking fee are the inclusion for the tour package. Our main priority is always trying to visit a local life activities such as ceremony, traditional market and so on.

These below are some references of interesting places to visit, you may choose the places that you think nice and super interesting to see, then you can negotiate with us directly. Please don’t be hesitate, with a big pleasure we will suggest the best thing for your holiday. The last, we really want to see that you will come and join with this simple company. We guarantee of your satisfaction and will leave you with some memorable and fabulous experience to take home. Please come and join with us in “UBUD BALI DAY”

 

1. UBUD

Ubud is a town on the island of bali, Ubud has a population of about 30,000 people. Recently, it has become difficult to distinguish the town itself from the villages that surround it. The area surrounding the town is made up of small farms, rice paddies, and dense forest.

The history of ubud

Eighth-century legend tells of priest, RsiMarkendya, who meditated at the confluence of two rivers (an auspicious site for Hindus) at the Ubud locality of Campuan. Here he founded the GunungLebah Temple on the valley floor, the site of which remains a pilgrim destination.The town was originally important as a source of medicinal herbs and plants; Ubud gets its name from the word ubad (medicine).

In the late nineteenth century, Ubud became the seat of feudal lords who owed their allegiance to the king of, at one time the most powerful of Bali’s southern states. The lords were members of the caste of Sukawati, and were significant supporters of the village’s increasingly renowned arts scene.

Tourism on the island developed after the arrival of born in Russia who taught painting and music, and dabbled in dance. Spies and foreign painters Willem Hofker and entertained celebrities including and they brought in some of the greatest artists from all over Bali to teach and train the Balinese in arts, helping Ubud become the cultural centre of Bali.

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Bali Ubud Monkey Forest 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 WanaraWana 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.

 

2. KINTAMANI

Kintamani is 1500 meters high, the village of Kintamani is a cool, damp climate suited to growing oranges and passion fruit and on market day, which falls every third day, the main street becomes a bustling chaos of vendors, some of whom have traveled from far away, carrying their wares on horseback. Kintamani is the object of mountain tourism is very unique and stunning, with cool air condition in the daytime and cold at night. Tourism Object is located in the area is located in the village of BaturBatur, Kintamani District Level II Regional District Bangli. As for the route object, object linking tourism with the Tourism Regions Tourism Batur and Tampaksiring.

To reach these locations can be taken through the journey overland from Denpasar for 2 hours, exactly to the place called Penelokan. In accordance with its name in Balinese, Penelokan means most strategic place to see the sights of nature in this tourist location. Located in the region PenelokanKedisan village, one village in Kintamani District.

We can watch stunning natural scenery of Penelokan, a combination of Mount Batur and the expanse of black rock with Lake Batur and on a blue caldera. According to the tourists often called the world’s most beautiful caldera. Because the number of tourists grew, Penelokan already has an adequate infrastructure facilities complete with lodging and restaurants.

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Location interesting addition in the Village PenelokanTerunyan. For there to be through the center of the village Kedisan then crossed the lake. Village Terunyan, we can see the ancient civilizations of Bali Baliaga. In this village, the people who have died simply placed under a tree. The corpses are not completely remove the smell.

One of Bali’s most famous village, Kintamani, is located on the scenic regency of Bangli.

The fresh air from the mountain combined with dizzy view is best enjoyed by cycling around the village or trekking. The dramatic landscape of the village centers on the volcanic caldera of ancient Mount Batur having deep Crater Lake, Bali’s largest, and bubbling hot springs.

The village is also home to several temples. One of which is Pura Ulun Danu Batur by the rim of the crater which completes the already breathtaking natural view of Kintamani village

When tourism started to develop in Bali around 1965 one tour package called trekking was the most popular day sightseeing. The highlight of the tour which is until now still exist are Bali artist’s colonies, TirtaEmpul Temple, and Batur Caldera. According to some senior tour guides who have been working in the industry for more than 2 decades some tourists from Europe and U.S.A regularly come to Bali, for more than 5 times since 1960s and every times they come they always repeat to see this tour package. It might be the real spirit of Balinese nature and culture are mixed here which can give various inspirations, probably from business of small handicrafts until 5 stars hotels or restaurants for those who saw this as an opportunity. This has been proved by the tremendous development of tourism facilities in Bali from 1980s to 1995. The writer believe very much that what is the value of this trip has been triggering other area of Bali to be known in tourism industry. Below is described shortly how these 3 areas had been attracting people from immemorial times.

 

3. JATILUWIH

JATILUWIH is a favorite tourist destination in Bali famous with the beautiful rice terrace unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side. It is one of places to visit in Bali with the beautiful view as according to its name from Jati and luwih, where Jati mean really and Luwih meaning especial, good, and beautiful or the equivalent. The local paddies are planted in this place look typically of the high relative size plant if it is compared with other pre-eminent paddy planted by most farmers in Bali. Despitefully, Jatiluwih also famous with its organic agriculture system due to the location is located in the in the plateau of Watukaru Mount which is suitable for the agriculture development.

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Jatiluwih is one of the place of interest in the area of Penebel, Tabanan. Jatiluwih famous for its natural beauty with terraced rice fields which neatly. In this place also in the beautiful mountain scenery named Batukaru Mountain, because the location of this Jatiluwih right at the foot of the Batukaru Mountain.

Jatiluwih rice cultivation has an area of approximately 636 ha. And this Jatiluwih rice field located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. This area is a suitable place to visit for the one who missed the Mountain fresh air and the natural panorama as a place to soothe the mind, because of the beautiful place that is still natural with fresh air.

Jatiluwih is surrounded by cool atmosphere because it is located in the height of 700 meters above sea level. Besides its nature potency, Jatiluwih is also saving the cultural potency, especially history of the Petali Temple existence that is related to the power of Ida DalemWaturenggong King in KeratonGelgel (1460 – 1552). The distance from Denpasar to Jatiluwih is about 48 km and it is situated in upstate of Tabanan town (28 Km). The road to this place has been progressively improved so that motor vehicle can enter from east side through Pacung Village and go to Jatiluwih and also from the west side from Watukaru Temple pass to Jatiluwih. Jatiluwih is many visited by tourist from local and foreign countries who want to enjoy the cold atmosphere and beautiful panorama of rice terrace. Jatiluwih as a nature tourist destination in Bali which has been recognized since Dutch colonial build the Security Headquarter and until now the local residents conceives with the Dutch Tangs. Indonesian government has assigned the Jatiluwih to be a Tourist Destination Village because of this potency.

Jatiluwih also keep the unique religious ceremony attraction which is famous known as Patirtaan in Petali Temple on Wednesday KliwonUgu (Based on Balinese Calendar). The local residents believe that Petali Temple is a worship center of The HyangWidhiWasa (the God) as agriculture power. Beside of Petali Temple, there is also PucakRsi Temple is located in this area. As a tourist object, Jatiluwih provides the public facilities like parking area, toilet, resting bale and Wantilan for tourist who is enjoying the beautiful panorama. Some restaurants have been built to serve the food and beverage.

From Jatiluwih Rice Terrace tourists can also visit the hot spring water of angsri,because the distance from the hot spring angsriJatiluwih so is close. Although the location of this resort is very isolated, with roads winding,but many area attractions that we can enjoy there. For the journey to this region also is not boring,because we travel along the beautiful river views along the way in which vast stretches of rice field,and the shady trees that lined all the way to Jatiluwih.If you want to visit tourist areas filled with green rice fields stretching to the beauty and it’s tradition so Jatiluwih are the areas you should visit, I am sure that you’ll feel amazed at the scenery in front of you.

 

4. PENGLIPURAN

PENGLIPURAN village is located around 6 kilometer from the closest city Bangli or 1 kilometer from Kubu village has 700 populations by the last census 1999 by the number of the head family 192. Penglipuran village is a traditional village which has their own character, belong to the district Kubu- Sub district KubuamdBangli regency. The beauty of the village and the surrounding act that penglipuran village is untouchable village by the modernization era. Supported by the fresh air by the height 700 meter above the sea level, give the comfortable for the villager and visitors.

The surrounded Penglipuran Village are DesaKhayan, DesaGunaksa, DesaKubu and Desaceking. The village which is consists of one village and smaller village, administratively is very easy to adjust. The number of the village and the smaller village is the same. The name of the penglipuran village according to the mythology from the old people from Penglipuran village camed from “Pengeling Pura” (remember with the temple), it means that remember with the ancestor. This mythology is connected with the movement of their ancestor from BayungGedevilage at Kintamani Area to penglipuran village.

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To respect their ancestor at bayungGede that’s is why at Penglipuran Village as well built the same kind of the temple such as: Pura Bale Agung, Pura Puseh, Pura Dalem and Pura Dukuh. The four temple untul now is still respecting by the villagers. Their sense of belonging and their respecting to the ancestor is the meaning of the four temples they built.

Penglipuran Heroes Monument, This memorial lies in the southern part of Penglipuran Village covering area of 1.5 hectares with Balinese style. Its Curayudha Hall is a venue for certain activities, which is equipped with parking area. The memorial was built in 1959, dedicated to the revolution war in Bangli led by CaptainAnakAgungudita with his troops. The monument aims to remind people of struggle of Captain AnakAgungAnomMuditha and his troops who were dead in facing NICA (Dutch).

 

5. GUNUNG KAWI

Bali’s own Valley of the Kings is Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring. This collection of candi is beautifully situated in a river valley surrounded by rice fields and jungle. This has been one of our favorite day trips for years.

Gunung Kawi Temple is a collection of ten candi, created to evoke the appearance of temple fronts and designed to provide residence for the souls of ancient kings. The candi are hewn into the valley walls on both sides of the Pekerisan River. The Gunung Kawi Temple does have an interesting history. Inscriptions over each Candi approximate the date of construction to be in the 11th C. It is believed that each temple served as a memorial to a deified royalty principally because they are shaped like the burial towers, or Candi’s, found throughout Central Java. But in Java they are free standing whilst those found at Gunung Kawi are actually hewn reliefs in solid rock. While the exact origin of the candi is unknown, there is evidence to suggest that the first set of five were built to honor King AnakWungsu, whose rule over central and east Bali extended from AD 1050 to about AD 1080. It is possible that one was built for him and the other four for his wives, who would have ceremonially committed suicide after his death.

Bali, Gianyar, Gunung Kawi. An 11th century temple complex close to Tampaksiring. On the eastern part there is five temples or shrines.

Gunung Kawi Temple is two rows of ancient royal tombs on the banks of the Pakerisan River deep in a ravine overlooked by terraced rice-fields. The holy Pakersian River flows through the centre of Gunung Kawi cutting the site into two separate sections with a bridge to connect one side to the other. It is believed the holy waters of the Pakerisan sanctify Gunung Kawi, and the beauty of the place evokes a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.

On the east side of the river are situated five candi which constitute the main group in this complex. Across the bridge are four candi on the west side. The remaining candi at the southern end is often referred to as the ‘tenth tomb’. At the bottom of the stairway and to your right-hand side through a small field (about one kilometer) is where the tenth tomb is located. The legend to this amazing place is intriguing. It is believed that the mythical giant Kebo Iwo carved out all of the ancient tombs in one night with his fingernails. There are 3 temples which so called the name as Gunung Kawi in Bali those are Gunung Kawi in Sebatu countryside, Gunung Kawi Temple in Keliki countryside and Gunung Kawi Temple in Babitra countryside. Behind the small temple you can find a couple of meditation caves, which indicates that this is a pre-Hindu place where monks and pilgrims came together to meditate.

 

6. PUPUAN VILLAGE

PUPUAN is beautiful rice terrace located in the western part of Bali, a place to fill your eyes with awesome memories of great landscape accompanied by no one other than the friendly local farmers. Pupuan Rice Terrace is best enjoyed early in the morning or late in the afternoon on a clear day. When rainy, fog usually follows the rain and obscures the whole village. With the arrival of the planting season, the local cultivators start plowing their fields adding traditional culture to the scenery.

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The cultivators have retained their old way of cultivating their land with the help of buffalo. As padi grows profusely in the area, a deep green covers the landscape, resembling a vast emerald rug laid on the slopes of the hills. The cultivators of these crops share an intimate relationship with nature. At harvest time, the cultivators cut the paddy with traditional equipment called anggapan. Standing in rows, they sing while they glean their harvest.

 

7. BATUKARU

BATUKARU TEMPLE is one of the biggest Hindu Temples in Bali (Sad Kahyangan) with CaturLokapala Temple and Padmabhuwana Temple status. It is set in the plateau area with lush tropical rain forest surround it. It is situated in the peaceful area which is far from the local resident that is ideally for worship. There are some temple building spread out through the tranquility of rain forest and the big mountain of Batukaru as a back drop.

Location of BatuKaruTemplLuhurWatukaru or Batukaru Temple is located at WangayaGede countryside, Penebel District and Tabanan regency, and west part of Bali Island. It is located right on the foot of Mount Batukaru and about 1.30 hours from Denpasar Airport.

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The history of BatuKaru temple is difficult to be found out even in the ancient omission exists in this temple. For example some profile area like harpoon own the Ancient Bali type, but no written data found it. The effort study and research of this temple history remain to find difficulties. The temple festival at LuwurWatukaru or Batukaru Temple is executed every six-month or 210 days which is every Thursday UmanisWaraDungulan (Balinese Calendar), just the day after Galungan Day (the biggest Balinese Hindu Holidays). The extension day of temple festival is executed during eleven day, to give the opportunity for Hindu public society especially in Bali to come for praying. Pengempon (the society who take care of the temple) has the obligation to take care of the temple inclusive of ceremony execution. This fact is one of characteristic power outside of physical of WatuKaru Temple.

One uniqueness in batukaru temple is the ceremony which is only last for one day, quiet different from the rest of the temple in Bali which have the average ritual duration at least 3 days. The main ceremony will fall between Galungan and Kuningan holiday in Bali, while Galungan and Kuningan is the biggest holiday for all Bali except north Bali and villages called Bali Aga. The second uniqueness is that the accomplishment of the ceremony has never been involving Brahmana priest, it is enough conducted by local priests called pemangku.

Kubayan is commissioned holy occupation lead the temple ceremony and his status higher than all priests in Pretending pertinent Ancient. In the execution of praying during the temple festival or the certain day ceremony, it has to be preceded by doing pray in Beji Temple which is located in eastside of WatuKaru Temple or inside of Madya Mandala (middle area) and Nista Mandala (outside area). After doing pray in Beji Temple, then the praying is continued in the main temple building located in the center of temple area. This is also not need again clean the hand and gargle because, it has been conducted the hallowing of body by conducting pray in Beji Temple. This is specification of praying procession in Watukaru Temple.

BatuKaru Temple Structure the three elements temple area of Watukaru or Batukaru is equal to other temples in Bali generally which is consisted of:

  • Outside area (Nista Mandala)
  • Middle area (Madya mandala)
  • Center area (Utama Mandala)

After refurbishing three temples are of this temple in some years ago, the element conception and structure of these three temple areas are progressively become everlasting and conceptual. This is especially in outside area where we can meet the existence of Wantilan building (Meeting Hall) which can be used for multifunction and it is located on the right of the entrance gate.

The refurbishment at the parking area has made easy for the Hindu society or all tourists who pay a visit to this temple. It is also other public facilities like toilet which is located at outside temple area or the left side of entrance gate is in good condition and cleans enough.

 

8. TENGANAN

TengananPegringsingan is a village in the krangasem regency, Before the 1970s was known by anthropologists to be one of the most secluded societies of the archipelago. Rapid changes have occurred in the village since the 70’s, such as the development of local communications by the central government, the opening up to tourism, the breaking of the endogamic rules. Tourists are attracted to Tenganan by its unique culture that still holds to the original traditions, ceremonies and rules of ancient Balinese, and its unique village layout and architecture. It is known for its music and double textiles.

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According to legend, the people of TengananPegringsingan were selected by the god to administer a territory that was conceived in accordance with his divine plan to be a microcosm of the world. They were instructed to use every means to keep it pure and clean. The concept of territorial, bodily and spiritual purity and integrity is of paramount importance in the village.

Houses in TengananPegringsingan village are built on either side of the north to the south concourse with their doors opening on to it. The entrances of the houses are narrow, only allowing one person to enter or leave at any one time. One enters the village through the gate on the southern end. On either side of the entrance are two small temples. Across from these is the long baléagung, where the administrative decisions for the village are made. Next to that is the drum tower and the kul-kul is beaten 21 times each morning to start the day. Up the center are a series of communal pavilions (balébanjar) for formal and informal meetings, ceremonial gatherings. At the northern end is the village temple Pura Puseh, the temple of origin.

 

9. BESAKIH

BESAKIH 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 mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount confidence is holiest and highest mount in Bali Island.

Bali’s “mother temple”,Besakih temple, is over 900 metres up the slopes of GunungAgung. It has been regarded as a holy place since pre-historic times in Bali. The first recorded mention of its existence is from an inscription that dates from 1007 A.D. Since the Gelgel dynasty of the fifteenth century it has been regarded as a central, holy temple for the entire island.

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All the allegiances of the Balinese people come together at Besakih. Each regency has its own temple within the over-all compound, as do each of the caste groups. There is a total of 18 separate sanctuaries. The three main temples are: Pura PenataranAgung, Dedicated to Sang HyangWidiWasa, Pura KidulingKreteg, dedicated to Brahma and Pura BatuMadeg, dedicated to Wisnu.

To the Balinese a visit to the temple sanctuaries at Besakih temple is a special pilgrimage. Each temple has its own odalan, or anniversary celebration, and on the full moon of the Balinese month “Kedasa” the entire compound of Besakih celebrates the visit of the gods, with an enormous throng of visiting pilgrims

The Besakih’s name is come from the word of Basuki, the old language from Sanskrit Wasuki, and then it became the Ancient Java Language. In this Sanskrit, the Basuki means congratulation. 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 temple is coming from very old era which is far before the existence of Hinduism influence. Hereinafter, an Ancient Bali king of Sri KesariWarmadewa found the MerajanSelonding 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, PancaDewata is manifestation of Siwa God. Like PenataranAgung Temple as center, we find in its courtyard conception show the solidarity conception between the original Indonesia culture namely tradition megalithic in form of PundenBerundak-undak with the Hinduism concept. The ancient omissions 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.

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