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Sports and other activities

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Sports and other activities Water sports
Swimming, snorkeling, banana boat rides, water ski, parasailing, etc. are arranged by most hotels and at the Beluga Marina in Tanjung Benoa. There are also small sail boats, catamarans, and boards for wind surfing for rent along Jimbaran Beach. The best surfing spots are near Ulu Watu (only for experts in top physical condition who are comfortable surfing over coral reefs on large, powerful waves that break in shallow water) and along Bali’s West coast North of Canggu; the best time is during the dry season from June to September.
You can also buy a day-guest ticket (telephone before as prices vary from 25 to 90 euro per person and seem to depend on their occupancy!) and enjoy all sports facilities at Nusa Dua’s Club Med until 17:00 in the afternoon. They offer kayaking, wind surfing, snorkeling, and many other sports activities such as water aerobics, archery, tennis, and ping pong tournaments, beach volleyball, bocci ball lessons, and a circus school for adults. The day-guest ticket includes a lunch buffet with a huge choice of Western, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes and unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks.
A large free-form swimming pool with a life band playing during the afternoon on the center island is the main attraction of the new Hard Rock Beach Club in Kuta. There is a pool-side restaurant for various snacks, a pool bar serving exotic drinks, and you can even rent your private pool-side “Cabana” if you wish to draw the curtains for some privacy. Pool use is 50,000 Rupiah per day for non-resident guests, and for the “Cabana” they charge 100,000 Rupiah per day.

Scuba diving
A number of PADI certified companies offer diving tours (no spear fishing in Bali) with experienced guides and equipment from one day to several days. The best sites (some with ship wrecks) are along Bali’s East cost near Amed and Tulamben and in the North-West around Menjangan Island near Gilimanuk (ferry to Java). About 40 to 90 euro, depending on the destination, per person for one-day tours; 350-400 euro plus extra costs or 450 euro including everything for four day courses including your PADI certificate.

Game fishing
A number of companies offer yachts and fishing boats with guides for charter. The catch includes Tuna, Wahoo, Mai-Mai, Mackerel, or Marlin – and Snapper, Cod and Coral Trout to be caught reef fishing should you so desire. From 40 euro per hour for a small boat, 500 euro per day for a modern 30-foot catamaran with satellite navigation, top-of-the range fish finder and sonar as well as Brownie diving equipment, and 660 euro per day for a state-of-the-art Black Watch game fishing vessel with experienced crew, full insurance, and all electronics and safety gear.

Day cruises
There are daily cruises to nearby Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan islands off the south-east coast of Bali. Guests spend the day either at one of the cruise companies’ beach clubs – with restaurant, swimming pool, water sports equipment – or on a floating pontoon, and you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, take Banana Boat rides, or view the underwater world from a semi-submersible vessel. You can choose between modern, air-conditioned motor cruisers accommodating 100 and more guests and a number of smaller sailing boats. For the more adventurous there is now also a 12-meter inflatable Ocean Raft carrying up to 24 passengers. Departure is usually around 9.00 a.m., and you return in the afternoon. About 65 to 85 euro per person including lunch, children from 5 to 14 years 50%.

Dinner cruises
Some of the boats which leave in the morning for the regular Island Cruises offer also a Dinner Cruise starting around 18.00 hours. After cruising around the Benoa harbor, an international buffet dinner and some entertainment by folk singers and live bands you return around 20.30 to the pier. US$40 per person, children up to 14 years 50%.

Island cruises
There are a number of cruises from Bali through the Lesser Sunda Islands, to Sulawesi, and the Moluccas. You can choose from modern cruise liners, luxurious private yachts, and traditional Buginese schooners, and either join a scheduled cruise from 3 days to 12 or 15 days, or even charter your own yacht or schooner with 2 to 16 cabins, experienced crew, and a Western tour guide. Please look at the different cruises and yacht charter options available.

Submarine safaris
You can book a tour which brings you about 60 feet below the sea South of Nusa Dua. The small submarine can carry about 25 guests, and large port holes allow to view and photograph underwater reefs and corals, many marine creatures, a large variety of fish including sharks. Departure from the Beluga Marina in Tanjung Benoa and you return after about 90 minutes. 100 euro per person, 50% for children from 5 to 14 years.

Golf
The “Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club” near Bedugul in the mountains is probably Bali’s most attractive golf course. There is also a 18-hole course at the “Bali Golf & Country Club” in Nusa Dua near the Bali Hilton, a 9-hole course at the Grand Bali Beach Hotel in Sanur, and the new “Nirwana Bali Golf Club” with a 18-hole course near Tanah Lot.
White Water rafting
Several companies offer exciting white water rafting tours (grade 2 to grade 4 rapids) on the Ayun river North-West of Ubud and – during certain times of the year – also on the Unda river North of Klungkung. You pass waterfalls and volcanic cliffs, deep sided gorges, tranquil rice terraces and remote villages. From morning to afternoon, lunch included, 56-85 euro per person including transfers from and to your hotel and lunch.

Other organized adventures
Lake and Sea Kayaking, Jungle Trekking, and Mountain Cycling, Paragliding, and even Paint Ball War Games.

Bungee jumping
There are now three companies in Kuta and another company offering the island’s only waterfall jump near Gianyar. With the “Sling Shot” at the “Adrenalin Park” in Kuta you can get shot 52 meters into the air in just over one second, and they have an overhanging climbing wall, too. Another Sling Shot is located right next to the Hard Rock Resort.
Horseback riding
Experience Bali on horse back, ride through padi fields and along deserted beaches. Tours can be organized through Jaran Jaran, Loji Gardens Hotel in Legian and Umalas Stables, Banjar Umalas, Kerobokan.

Nature tours
Visit the Bali Barat National Park in the West of the island, the Butterfly Park “Taman Kupu Kupu” in Wanasari, Tabanan, or the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul. Guided bird watching tours are offered starting from Ubud – in the village of Petulu a few miles north of Ubud you can also watch between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. every day the arrival of thousands of white herons who are nesting here – and you can visit the bull races in Negara. If you stay near Lovina in the North, get up early one morning and hire a boat to watch hundreds of dolphins.

Balinese cooking classes
Discover the secrets of Balinese cuisine by joining one of the 1-Day Cooking Classes held by Heinz von Holzen, the author of the book “The Food Of Bali” and former food guru of the Grand Hyatt and Ritz Carlton hotels in Bali. You can visit Heinz in his beautiful Bumbu Bali restaurant in Tanjung Benoa next to Nusa Dua and enjoy their fabulous dishes at any time. If you wish to enroll in one of his popular classes, you better book in advance.
Balinese cooking classes are also held in Ubud at the BUMBU Restaurant, at Casa Luna, and at the nearby Sua Bali Culture and Information Centre. There are also 5-day classes and “2-Day Mini Schools” at the Serai Hotel near Candi Dasa.

Birdmarket
Take a stroll through Denpasar’s bird market near the northern end of Jalan Veteran where you see not only a large variety of tropical birds but also tropical fish, cats and dogs, monkeys etc. You can visit the Taman Burung bird park with 1,000 different species of birds (and even a small Komodo dragon in the adjacent Reptile Park in Singapadu about 20 minutes north of Denpasar, the Waterboom Park with four slides and a flowing river in tropical surroundings in Tuban, or enjoy jungle treks on top of Sumatran elephants starting from the Elephant Safari Park in Taro, a village about 50 kilometers north of Denpasar. Camel rides on the beach are offered at Hotel Nikko Bali in Nusa Dua.

Waterbom Park Kuta.
Nice for your kids,whole day entertainment and fun.

Skydiving
One of the fastest growing high adventure sports is skydiving. Rapidly gaining popularity in Bali, tandem skydiving is available to give you the adventure of a lifetime at 10,000 feet above ground. You will first be given a 30-minute introduction to the sport and a briefing on safety. Next, you will be fitted into a harness before boarding the aircraft. The plane will take about 20 minutes to climb to the required height whereby at this point you should be securely attached to the harness of your instructor.
At the right moment, the Tandem Master will signal you to jump out of the aircraft and you will instantly be hit by the thrilling sensation of free-falling! When you’ve reached 4,000 feet, the Tandem Master will pull the rip cord to open the main parachute, pulling you up from an amazing 180 km per hour to a steady 20 km per hour. You will get to see Bali at an unbelievable bird’s eye view. The instructor will then regain control at about 500 feet above ground for a smoother landing. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience.

Elephant Safari Park
Do not leave Bali without visiting the Elephant Safari Park, which is situated in the cool jungle of Desa Taro, 20 minutes north from Ubud. This nature park offers you the priceless chance to feed, touch, and interact with these wonderful creatures that are set in an exotic, landscaped environment. Elephants can be seen immersing themselves in the cool waters of the park or grazing peacefully. Elephant Safari ride tours are also available where you will sit atop an elephant in a traditional teak wood chair, while swaying through the refreshing jungle of Desa Taro.

Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park
Bird-watching enthusiasts, good news for you! You will be able to catch sight of the world’s rarest and most captivating feathered friends at Bali’s Bird Park. Hundreds of species dwell within this scenic and fascinating park, enthralling you with their brilliant colors and rarity. Indonesian parrots, cassowaries, black palm cockatoos, hornbills, and an impressive collection of Birds of Paradise will delight you. Apart from these exciting creatures, the extraordinary komodo dragons also make their home here. Set in magnificent botanical gardens with a backdrop of ponds and waterfalls, the Bali Bird Park is the perfect environment to enjoy the glorious myriad of birdlife as well as nature.

Jungle trekking
Explore and discover Bali’s glorious flora and fauna via the nature reserve of Mount Batukaru in an ‘off-beaten’ track adventure that will lead you into the cool surroundings of a tropical rainforest. You will be introduced to the hidden world of Bali’s wildlife and native plants, as you pass by ancient strangler trees, ferns, wild orchids and hanging lianas – the home of many species of tropical birds and animals. Stop awhile for a reviving picnic lunch by a clear mountain stream and savor the crisp mountain air before continuing your journey to the archaic temple of Batukaru.

Rice Paddy trek
Follow the farmers’ tracks through Carang Sari’s emerald-green paddy fields to catch a piece of traditional rural life that has remained unchanged for a thousand years. Skirting the Ayung River valley, you will have the chance to observe the timeless routine of plowing, planting and harvesting using hand-crafted tools and primitive techniques. Do not forget to visit village temples, coconut, mango and jackfruit plantations, all set in a background of unspoiled Balinese countryside.
Indonesia Jaya Reptile & Crocodile Park, is located in Mengwi. The park has not only over 500 crocodiles but alsoa collection of lizards and snakes within large tropical gardens. A snake and magic show and even crocodile wrestling go to make this an unforgettable experience.
Another reptile park is the Bali Reptile Park, next door of Bali Bird Park.The park housing a collection of Komodo Dragons, snakes, monitor lizards and iguanas. Featuring a nocturnal reptile house and other special displays you?ll be able to get close to some of the reptiles if you really want to.

Bali Butterfly Park
Butterflies one kind of living resources in Indonesia which are spread from Sabang to Merauke, are collected in beautiful garden is called Taman Kupu-Kupu Bali. Located in Wanasari village Tabanan Regency.
Everyday are release hundreds of colorful butterflies, among which are seen the world most famous kind of butterflies, such as Ornithoptera Paradisea, O. Croesus Lydius, O. Priamus and many kinds of traides from all over Indonesia.
Taman Kupu-Kupu Bali, which is the only place for butterflies in Indonesia, tries to breed butterflies and also to collected them for the sake of scientific knowledge and studies for the future.

Bali Safari & Marine Park
Designed by a leading U.S. zoo architect, guests will board special safari busses for drives passing through different areas of the park serving as home to a number of animals, including: rare white Bengali tigers, Sumatran tigers, hippopotami, lions, zebras, elephants, wildebeest, camels, alligators, bears and sundry primates ? all roaming in large, near-natural settings.
Reached by the near Professor I.B, Mantra highway, the park is located on Lebih Beach, just minutes from Sanur.
The Bali Safari and Marine Park occupies a 40 hectare site and is home to over 400 animals representing 80 separate species.
Once in full operation the Bali Safari & Marine Park will offer:
– A number of restaurants.
– 1,200 seat theater and exhibition area.
– Amazon Cruise.
– Safari Lodge and overnight accommodation.
An environmental education center.

Proposed World Heritages

Cultural Landscape of Bali -Jatiluwh

nature reserve, jati luwih
Date of Submission: 18/01/2007
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(v)(vi)
Category: Cultural
Submission prepared by:
Directorate General of History and Archaeology
State, Province or Region:
Bali Province
Ref.: 5100
Description

The island of Bali has long been characterized in the world as the last “paradise” on earth, a traditional society insulated from the modern world and its vicissitudes, whose inhabitants have exceptional artistic talents and consecrate a considerable amount of time and wealth to sumptuous ceremonies for their own pleasure and that of their gods. Therefore, the relation between the tangible and intangible aspects is a major aspect of the heritage and culture of Bali. The cultural heritage of the island goes way beyond physical structures and landscapes. More than anywhere else on the Indonesian peninsula an intricate connection exists between the built environment, the natural settings and the social and religious life.

Bali is a part of the Indonesian archipelago, lying between eight and nine degrees south of the equator. It covers an area of 563.300 hectares including three offshore islands.

The combination of tropical climate, rain and fertile volcanic soil makes Bali an ideal place for crop cultivation; including the growing of rice, coconut, cloves and coffee. These agricultural activities have had a great influence on the Bali landscape, notably in the creation of rice terraces. Over the last thousand years, the people of Bali have extensively modified the landscape of their island, terracing hillsides and digging canals to irrigate the land, enabling them to grow rice.

Rivers run all over Bali and this continuous flow of water sustains the agricultural activity. An elaborate irrigation system has been created to take maximum benefit of the water. In honour of the water, which allows the agricultural activities, the Balinese make offerings at the springs. This irrigation system has also made possible the coordination of cooperatives known as subak. They are a kind of democratic organization in which the farmers whose fields are fed by the same water source, meet regularly to coordinate plantings, to control the distribution of irrigation water and to plan the construction and maintenance of canals and dams, as well as to organize ritual offerings and subak temple festivals.

Rice is the main food component on Bali and the Balinese people believe that rice is a gift of the gods. The first fruits are given back to the gods and complex ceremonies accompany each stage of the growth of the rice plant.

Together with these natural elements, the Hindu religion dominates everyday life on Bali. The Hindu cosmology exists on three levels: the gods above the mountain peaks, the demons below the earth and sea, and the human world in between. The temples are the meeting places between humans and gods. Many rituals seek to maintain this harmony, which also exists in the micro cosmos – the mountains, the sea and the land – and which is visualized everywhere in the layout of villages, homes, and temples and even in the human body. This philosophy of the universe-Tri Hita Karana governs the landscaping of temples and the surrounding environment.

The Balinese village is a tight network of social, religious and economic institutions, of which each person on the island is a part. The Banjar, or village association is an ingenious form of local government unique to Bali. These cooperative associations of neighbours govern daily life in great detail according to local law.

Three cluster sites were proposed for World Heritage inscription with possible extension of Pura Besakih Temple compound subject to socialization process:

– Jatiluwih Rice Field Terraces, traditional villages in the Tabanan region together with its surrounding rice terraces;

– Taman Ayun, the islands’ main temple complex;

– a group of eight (8) temples along the Pakerisan river valley; and

– Pura Besakih temple compound for possible extension.

The cluster sites as an ensemble represent the Bali Cultural Landscape of international significance.

The Jatiluwih Rice Field Terraces explain the distinctive feature of the social and engineering system of Subak, which interrelates with the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.

Taman Ayun Temple compound is an important representative of ongoing traditions in religion, temple construction, ceremonial activities and social cohesion.

The group of temple complexes, archaeological sites and landscape along the Pakerisan River, reveals historic development of religious and architectural concepts which are clear testimony of the Hindu-Balinese cosmology concept of Tri Hita Karana, the God, human being and natural environment interlinked with each other.
Justification for Outstanding Universal Value
Satements of authenticity and/or integrity

The Cultural Landscape of Bali Province is an outstanding manifestation of unique Balinese cosmological doctrine. It is tangible reflection of the original Balinese ideas and beliefs which roots essentially in Tri Hita Karana concept, that is the awareness of the need to always maintain the harmonious relationship between God, Human, and Nature in daily life. Such a particular concept is in fact evidence of Balinese creative genius and unique cultural tradition as a result of a long human interaction, especially between the Balinese and Indian. All the cluster sites of the Cultural Landscape also directly demonstrates the capability of Balinese to make their unique cosmological doctrines real and practiced in their daily life through spatial planning and land use (cultural landscape), settlement arrangement, architecture, ceremonies and rituals, art, and social organization. Indeed the implementation of the concept has evidently generated a beautiful cultural landscape. All those achievements deserve to be appreciated as an outstanding universal value.
Comparison with other similar properties

The cultural landscape of Bali Province is a unique entity which materializes the unique Balinese philosophy, Tri Hita Karana. In essence, this philosophy affirms that happiness, prosperity, and peacefulness could only be attained if the God, humans, and nature live in harmony with each others.

This philosophy governs is an outstanding example of harmonious relation between supernatural (God), human, and nature. The temples that characterized the landscape and ceremonies conducted there manifest the Balinese eagerness to seek harmonious relation with God. The socio-religious organizations that responsible for maintaining the landscape, including Subak irrigation organization, are vehicle for keeping a good relationship among humankind. Meanwhile, how the Balinese build the landscape, such as choosing their temple locations and designs, build irrigation facilities, and make their rice field terraces, demonstrate their commitment to keep harmonious relationship with their environment. The harmonic arrangement of natural landscape and built environment illustrate the ingenious adaptation to a small island with still active volcanoes and rugged topographic environment.

A thorough research has been carried out to seek for possible comparatives for Cultural Landscape of Bali Province. Within the Indonesian archipelago, it is hardly found a comparable cultural landscape. Although some rice-field terraces exist in Sumatera and Sulawesi, there is no elaborate irrigation organization comparable to Subak in Bali. The rice-field terrace of Sumatra and Sulawesi have no specific temples or rituals which characterize the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province. Furthermore, the formation of rice-field terraces of Sumatra and Sulawesi is of more technical consideration while in Bali the landscape is created as a manifestation of Tri Hita Karana philosophy.

Outside Indonesia, the rice terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras in Luzon, the Philippines, may be compared to rice-field terraces of Subak Jatiluwih in Tabanan. The former was established around 2000 years ago and fed by an ancient irrigation system. The water flows from the rainforests above the Ifugao Mountains. In 1995, the Banaue rice terrace was declared as a World Heritage Site. As in Jatiluwih, the Banaue irrigation system is supported by traditional organization, agricultural engineering, ritual and belief system. However, the ritual and belief systems as well as the organization behind the system are quite different. Ifugao ritual and belief system has no Hindu influence at all, while Balinese ritual and belief system has been considerably influenced by Hinduism. This is evident in the occurrence of small temples in Jatiluwih rice terrace which are dedicated to Sri, the goddess of rice. Furthermore, the structure of Jatiluwih irrigation system (subak) has its root in the Tri Hita Karana, the essence of Balinese cosmology. Therefore, Jatiluwih rice terrace is unique phenomenon which are quite different to that of Ifugao or other rice-terrace system in world.

Regarding the rock-cut temples along Pakerisan and Patanu Rivers, Bernet-Kempers (1977) suggests its resemblance to Ajanta dan Ellora cave temples found near Aurangabad, Deccan (India). However, it should be emphasized here that the philosophy behind the rock-cut temples in India and those of Bali is totally different. Unlike in India, a Balinese temple is likely a megalithic ritual place and dedicated to a certain divine king or prominent figures rather than certain gods (Ramseyer, 2002). What is more, all the temples included in the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province are always related to water which is regarded as the most important substance as a means to maintain a harmonious relationship between God, humans, and environment (Tri Hita Karana). Such a philosophy does not exist in the Indian rockcut temples.

Besakih Bali

nature reserve, besakih
Date of Submission: 19/10/1995
Criteria: (i)
Category: Cultural
Submission prepared by:
Directorate General for Culture
Coordinates:
Bali Province
Ref.: 296

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

Elephant Cave Bali

nature reserve, proposed world heritage, elephant cave, goah gajah
Date of Submission: 19/10/1995
Criteria:
Category: Cultural
Submission prepared by:
Directorate General for Culture
Coordinates:
Bali Province
Ref.: 299

Goa Gadjah: Between Peliatan and Bedulu, this antiquity is located on the side of the road some 25 kilometres from Denpasar. The actual site appears to sit on the edge of a steep ravine of the Petanu River. There are the ubiquitous sellers stalls in the carpark and the area leading down to a lower level, and it is from there, as you look down into the ravine, that the mouth of the ‘Elephant Cave’ is visible. It is without a doubt an awe-inspiring sight. If you plan on visiting this antiquity, try and arrive there before 10am when the tourist buses start arriving.

History: Dutch Archaeologists date the site back to the 11th Century around the time of King Airlangga’s reign in Eastern Java according to inscriptions found at the site. Originally a Bhuddist Monastery, up until 1923 it was known only to the local people, and in 1954, the fountains and bathing pools nearby were excavated. There is uncertainty if Goa Gadjah was in fact used by Bhuddist or Hindu monks as a hermitage similar to the ‘hermit cells’ in eastern Java. There are Hindu and Bhuddist sculptures inside and around the cave, which points to a cohabitation of religions, but whether this occurred is not actually verified.

What is of relevance is the actual name of the antiquity. According to archaeological research, The Nagarakertagama (an old Javanese chronicle) written in 1356 AD, gave mention of a hermitage called ‘Lwa Gadjah’ kept by a high ranking Bhuddist. Literally interpreted means ‘Elephant River’. It was assumed the reference was to the Petanu River nearby to the cave. There are other theories. The name ‘Elephant cave’ derived because of the statue of Ganesha inside the cave, and, another giving mention to the cave being named after the river (when it was known as Elephant River).

Layout: Thee are roughly 80 steps in the steep descent to the site. Once in the courtyard of the site, the exterior of the cave mouth is confronting. The cave, cut into rock, has a flat top – regarded by researchers as a place of meditation. Above the entrance to the cave, a monstrous head with bulging eyes (which view to the left-hand side), with large hands either side appearing to be pushing back the rock. The whole figure is ornately carved and there are many theories regarding the face. It is said to represent Rangda the Witch Queen, while other historians believe it to be Bhoma, the son of Vishnu and Pertiwi. There are numerous carvings on the exterior of the cave depicting forests, animals and people running in panic.

To the left-hand side of the cave mouth is located a statue of Hariti in a small pavillion. It is recorded this dates back to the Old Balinese Period (1000 AD). Hariti is surrounded by small children. Once a devourer of children, Hariti was converted to Bhuddism and became the protector of children.

Inside the T-shaped cave it is two metres high and only one metre wide causing one to bow in a bizarre manner. The actual passageway is nine metres long leading to the T-junction. To the left-hand side, there is a 100cm high statue four-armed statue of the Elephant God Ganesha (son of Shiva). The Elephant God’s nature was warlike and is evident with the axe, a broken tusk, a drinking vessel and beads held in his four hands. To the right-hand side are the three stone phalluses (or lingas) of the Hindu God Shiva and the female counterpart known as the Yoni.

In an area facing the cave entrance, are the Bathing Pools. There are two distinct sections, believed to be separate bathing areas for men and women. When the Dutch Archaeologist Krijgsman unearthed the pavilions after WWII, each bathing pavilion had four large waterspouts each supported by six ‘Widyardi'(standing nymphs). The Bhuddist and Shivaistic elaborate carvings are symbolically religious.

At the rear of the bathing pavilion there is a path with a steep descent to a smaller antiquity. There is a Candi with two 9th C Bhudda statues. Nearby are several fragments of what appeared to have once been a large bas-relief believed to have been carved on a rock-face higher up the ravine. Close to this area are situated two five-metre high stones shaped like stupas. These antiquities are believed to be dated around the 10th C, and according to Archaeologists, are from the reign of Kesari, a Bhuddist king who ruled Bali during the Central Javanese Period.

The Legend: That the great hollowed-out rock face was the supernatural work of Kebo Iwo, the builder of Gunung Kawi and Yeh Pulu.

Tulamben-Amed Map

Tulamben-Amed

tulamben, shipswreck, ahmed, amed,

Tulamben, Amed, Lipah, Kubu, Seraya, Gili Selang

Tulamben
Tulamben is located on the northeast coast of Bali at the foot of Mount Gunung Agung.
Tulamben is mainly known for the US Liberty wreck that lies close to the shore. The US Liberty is a cargo ship that was torpedoed in the Lombok Strait on the 11th January 1942 by the Japanese. She was towed by two destroyers towards the port of Singaraja but she was taking on too much water, so she was beached at Tulamben. Her cargo was salvaged by the local people. During the disastrous eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 she was pushed off the beach, broke in half and was left in her present position close to the shore of Tulamben. The stern is somewhat intact, the mid-ship section is all broken and the bow is again in pretty good shape. This wreck is a very popular dive site and it gets crowded around the middle of the day. Best stay over night in Tulamben itself and dive there early in the morning (better visibility, fewer people and perhaps you will see the resident large group of bumphead parrotfish). There are other dive sites in Tulamben that are also very nice and well worth a visit.
The beach of Tulamben is covered with large black pebbles that make it very difficult to walk with heavy gear without turning an ankle.
Paradise Reef (or patch reef) and the River: These two dive sites lie between the wreck and the drop off.
Tulamben Drop Off: about 500 m to the east of the wreck and close to the temple.
Batu Klebit: After a short boat trip you reach this dive site southeast of Tulamben beach. There are some rocks close to the shore, around which you can dive, and some large reefs a bit offshore.
Ahmed, Lipah, Kubu, Seraya
Kubu is a small fishing village in the north of Tulamben and can be reached by car in about 10 min from there. There are two dive sites, one in the north (or left) and the other in the south (or right).
Seraya: lies a short distance south of Tulamben. You dive just on the beach in front of the scuba Seraya resort.
There is more diving in Batu Niti which lies about half a kilometer to the east. Batu Niti is a volcanic ridge with a lava flow that drops into the sea.
Amed lies on the shore of Jemeluk bay (Teluk Cemeluk), only a few kilometer south of Tulamben. There are usually a lot of jukung (local fishing boat) lying on the shore which are worth looking at since they are often nicely painted.
Lipah Bay: lies approx. 3 kms southeast of Jemeluk. There is a small wreck of a steel freighter
Gili Selang
This small island lies at the very eastern tip of Bali between Tulamben and Padang Bai. Reached either from Ahmed (half hour in a small boat) or from Padang Bai (1 hour by speedboat) since the road there is quite bad. Gili Selang lies at an exposed position right in the currents that flow through Lombok Strait
Gili Selang: The island looks like it just broke away from the mainland.
Three fingers: lies approximately half a kilometer south of Gili Selang
Waterloo: this is a new dive site close to Biaha but on the mainland side

Scuba Seraya Resort

http://www.scubaseraya.com./

Just 3 km before the world renown dive destination Tulamben with it’s famed “Liberty” ship wreck on Bali North East coast, wedged between the sparkling water of beautiful, un-spoilt Muntig bay and the holy mountain, Gunung Agung, lies a cluster of luxurious Villas and Maisonettes. Scuba Seraya Resort sits amidst lush tropical and landscape on its private beach black volcanic sand. The Resort has been carefully designed with a sense of style. A picturesque peaceful heaven, with thatched roofs, teak wood furnishings, marble and natural stones from across the Indonesian archipelago, it conveys the serenity of a traditional village, yet it features all modern amenities. The Scuba Seraya Resort provides a tranquil vista in a beautiful setting for quiet relaxation.

Nusa Penida Islands

Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan

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Lembongan, Nusa Penida, Diving
Nusa Penida is a large island located in the southeast of Bali, across the Badung Strait. To the northwest lie two smaller flatter islands, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Lembongan. There are some dive operators on Lembongan and the islands can be reached by dive boat in approx. an hour from Sanur or Padang Bai. Most dives sites are to the north around Lembongan and Nusa Penida and in the channel between Ceningan and Nusa Penida.
Currents can be really strong around these islands because they lie smack in the path of the Indonesian Through flow.
The Lombok Strait separates the Indonesian islands Bali and Lombok and is the second most important strait through which water is exchanged between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.

Waterflow Indonesia

Why is it so cold?
Temperatures are around 26-ªC but depending on the currents it can be a chilling 15 or 20-ªC. This cold water comes from an area north of Nusa Penida where it is very deep (1300m). Nusa Penida is a large barrier to the currents coming from the north and produces strong upwellings – that’s the cold water pressed upwards. The cold water makes for relatively good visibility though.
Lembongan island
Lembongan island has shallow areas where there are seaweed farms and mangrove forests.
Blue Corner (Ental Point):
Ceningan Channel Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida
This island also accessible by traditional boat, called jukung from Padang Bai, Candi Dasa and Kusamba.
Toyapakeh lies on Nusa Penida’s northwest point, in Ceningan Channel, close to the pontoons where the tourist ships moor.
Gamat Bay is a small bay located between Toyapakeh and Crystal Bay.
Crystal Bay (Penida Bay)
Ceningan Point (also called Ceningan wall) lies at the northern tip of Ceningan island.
Malibu Point is on the east coast of Nusa Penida, outside Suana village.
Manta Point (Batu Lumbung)
Batu Meling and Batu Abah: Batu means “rock”.
Nusa Dua, Sanur and Benoa
There are some fringing reefs along Serangan island and the coast of Nusa Dua, but visibility is usually not very good due to the closeness of Benoa harbor (Teluk Benoa).

Bali Map

Bali Map

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A very interesting marine life Website with a short movie !!

http://www.sharkbreak.com/

A very interesting surfing Website with a 3 short movies

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Bali South Map

Bali South Map

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Beaches

http://indahnesia.com/indonesia/BAL/bali_information.php

Kuta
As a pearl of Bali, Kuta is one of the best beaches in Asia, with the only waves, which breaks over sand instead of a coral. Kuta and surrounding offers various kind of accommodation, from simple and cheap accommodation provided by the locals to luxurious accommodation managed by international hotel chain. Kuta’s seas are ideally best for surfing.
Kuta area is also completed with various tourist facilities such as restaurants, pubs, bars, souvenir shops, tattoo parlors and travel offices. Along the north of Kuta, Legian street offers a number of high quality boutiques, excellent restaurants, cafes and bars influenced by western style. Exclusive hotels can be easily found in Seminyak, further north of Kuta, while antiques wooden furniture shops in Jalan Raya Kerobokan.
Jimbaran
Jimbaran is another resort near Kuta, which the tourist are quite fond of. It?s a drowsy bay where flotillas of fishing boats blush the panorama.It?s also an admired spot for windsurfing and sailing small craft, which are obtainable for rent.
Not far from Jimbaran is Dreambeach a surfers paradise,it?s look like a bounty island place..
Tuban
Located between Kuta and the airport, Tuban is a nice place to stay. Around Tuban is completed with various type of hotels and many supporting tourist facilities.
Uluwatu, Padang Padang & Bingin
These beaches are popular among surfers. Lack of supporting facilities is not an obstacle for tourist with adventure spirit to conquer the waves.Now, a number of infrastructure developments have been started to establish in these area. This means as an effort to provide a good accessibility for anyone who come there.
Sanur
The main attraction of Sanur beach are the beaches with their very white sand and the beauty of constantly calm water. Sanur area has all level of accommodation and solid network of infrastructure.Sanur is also the place where the few remaining of Brahman Kuasa villages found. Some of the charming ritual procession such as Bali?s only all-female keris dance is held in this area.The Prasasti Blanjong, an emblazoned pillar here dated AD 913, is Bali?s earliest behind the times relic and is now kept in a temple in Blanjong village, southern part of Sanur.
Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is a lovely commune devoted to tourism. The objective of the establishment was to meet all demands of tourism. The most exclusive and well-known remedy in Bali offers the best in terms of tourists structures and services, well-built and efficient hotel complexes with inclusive facilities, golf course with international standards where worldwide competition are also held, luxurious shops and exclusive beaches for tourists only.The village of Bualu, in Nusa Dua area has a picturesque site as well as for its relative isolation from densely populated areas. Ger Ger Beach in the South is popular by Expats.
Most of the hotels in Nusa Dua are landmarks of the new Balinese architecture.
Nusa Lembongan
Located in the eastern part of Bali, Nusa Lembongan is a popular place for diving and snorkeling. It has a professional dive centers and is an ideal relaxation stop for sailing trips from the mainland. Many small crafts offers day trip to the island.With the backdrop of Mount Agung, the immaculate island has spectacular scenery and offers unforgettable adventure. Nusa Lembongan?s neighboring island, Nusa Penida is less popular and tourism does not play an important role there.
Tanah Lot
Located in Tabanan, just across the boundary of Badung regency, Tanah Lot is the most well-known and photographed temple.A truly remarkable and feature temple, Tanah Lot is built on a stony narrow piece of terrain, which the high tides transform into an island, making right of entry from the land impossible.It is particularly reminiscent at sunset when the illumination, at times a slender thread and others, a dazzling spark, springs back the waves. The beach around Tanah Lot is less comfortable for swimming but great for horse riding and watching spectacular sunset. Although surfing can be done in this area but it?s recommended not for beginner

Bali Safari & Marine Park

Designed by a leading U.S. zoo architect, guests will board special safari busses for drives passing through different areas of the park serving as home to a number of animals, including: rare white Bengali tigers, Sumatran tigers, hippopotami, lions, zebras, elephants, wildebeest, camels, alligators, bears and sundry primates ? all roaming in large, near-natural settings.
Reached by the near Professor I.B, Mantra highway, the park is located on Lebih Beach, just minutes from Sanur.
The Bali Safari and Marine Park occupies a 40 hectare site and is home to over 400 animals representing 80 separate species.
Once in full operation the Bali Safari & Marine Park will offer:
? A number of restaurants.
? 1,200 seat theater and exhibition area.
? Amazon Cruise.
? Safari Lodge and overnight accommodation.
An environmental education center.

Golf

Bali Golf and Country Club

http://www.baligolfandcountryclub.com/golf.html

Bali Golf and Country Club, voted “One of Asia’s 5 Best Golf Courses” (Fortune Magazine – USA) will offer visitors to Bali a truly unique golfing experience due to the fantastic setting of the course. Golfers will experience three distinct playing environments throughout the 18-hole course.
Holes 1 through 9 play inland and uphill through dense tropical vegetation and provide the player with magnificent views of Nusa Dua below, the Indian Ocean, and on a clear day a view of distant mountains.
The setting of holes 1 through 9 features creeks, canyons, and native vegetation filled with tropical birds. The golf course architect team of Robin Nelson and Rodney Wright incorporated small hand-built stone walls to terrace the sides of fairways and tees in order to emulate the rice fields terraces of the Bali countryside.
The setting for holes 10 through 16 present the golfer with lush gently sculptured fairways through a mature coconut grove. The coconut palms, some as tall as 100 feet, provide vertical definition to the golf course.
In the third distinct setting of holes 17 and 18 the golfer experiences a beautiful seaside setting.
The 17th hole plays out to the beautiful blue Indian Ocean and usually into a cool ocean breeze. The 18th hole plays from the beach back to the clubhouse along side a 16-acre lake.
In all, the varied natural setting of Bali Golf and Country Club provides Bali guests with a truly unique and memorable golfing experience.

Nirwana Bali Golf Club

http://www.nirwanabaligolf.com/english/welcome.html

Nirwana Bali Golf Club is a visual masterpiece of dramatic ocean views and lush Balinese landscapes. Designed by Greg Norman, the golf course offers a spectacular challenge and a unique world-class experience for golfers of all skill levels.
Designed by legendary golfer Greg Norman, Nirwana Bali’s 18-hole golf course is one of the most photographed and challenging golf courses in the world.
With three holes running along the cliffs of the Indian ocean and terraced rice paddies providing unique hazards the course will test the accuracy and consistency of a PGA Professional and still be enjoyable for the average golfer. Set on the southwest coast of Bali 45 minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Nirwana Bali Golf Club is the centerpiece of the fully integrated Nirwana Bali Resort. Come and experience the ultimate that golf in Bali has to offer!.

The Bali Beach Golf Course

http://www.innagrandbalibeach.com/golf.asp

The Bali Beach Golf Course set in an environment of very mature, tall trees, has been given a face lift, with the introduction of lakes, mounding and features, including newly designed and constructed greens all of which add to the aesthetic beauty of the course.
It is a course that will provide challenges to all golfers of all skill levels.
The greens are designed to provide a fair good putting surface, without severe undulations. The subtle breaks on the greens will always keep the golfer guessing. The greens are also well – bunkered, with little room for errant shots. The wind is a factor and comes into play on a few holes, especially on hole 2, which is a Par 3.
The golf course is well laid out with seven Par 4?s, one Par 5 and one Par 3. That will give the golfers enough variety and challenges to enjoy a good game of golf.
The higher handicappers has always the option of laying up and staying out of trouble, while the better player needs to be sharp and accurate in order to play to handicap.
We hope the club members and their guests enjoy the golf course and the private country club experience.

Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park

http://www.bali-bird-park.com/

Bird-watching enthusiasts, good news for you! You will be able to catch sight of the world’s rarest and most captivating feathered friends at Bali’s Bird Park. Hundreds of species dwell within this scenic and fascinating park, enthralling you with their brilliant colors and rarity. Indonesian parrots, cassowaries, black palm cockatoos, hornbills, and an impressive collection of Birds of Paradise will delight you. Apart from these exciting creatures, the extraordinary komodo dragons also make their home here. Set in magnificent botanical gardens with a backdrop of ponds and waterfalls, the Bali Bird Park is the perfect environment to enjoy the glorious myriad of birdlife as well as nature.

Bali Butterfly Park

Bali Butterfly Park was built in 1996 and managed by PT. Taman Kupu Kupu Lestari. In this park every day off hundreds of butterfly of various colors, one of the most famous of the world is a butterfly-wing Bird of Heaven (Omithoptera Paradisea), Omithoptera Priamus and various kinds from all over of Indonesia. Bali Butterfly Park trying to develop and cultivate scattered through for the purposes of scientific research and studies in the future of education.

Taman KupuMost of the land in Bali Butterfly Park is covered by nets to bow to his collection is not lost. In addition to the butterfly collection there are also other animals such as scorpions, tarantulas, and tiger beetles are in the small building next to the flower garden. There is also a unique collection of grasshopper-shaped leaves and twigs timber shaped.

In addition to observing a variety of collection types and sizes of butterflies in a tropical nature, visitors can see the butterfly’s life starting from the caterpillars, chrysalis, to turn into a butterfly. Bali Butterfly Park in this there are hundreds of butterflies from 15 types of butterfly species. Collection of butterflies in this area generally come from Bali.

Taman KupuThere are two access to this place, which is entered through Tabanan town and then take the route toward Wanasari. If you continue through the village there Wanasari other interesting places of the famous Jatiluwih area overlooking the rice terrace. The second point is the opposite if passed Jatiluwih towards Tanah Lot or Tabanan, it would be passed this Bali Butterfly Park. After the satisfaction of seeing a collection of butterflies, visitors can buy souvenirs butterfly preserved in a beautiful frame for the hand made pieces.

Location:
Jl.Batukaru, Banjar Sandan Lebah, Wanasari, Tabanan, Bali. Exactly 7 kilometers to the north from downtown, the Bali Butterfly Park open daily from 08.00 till 17:00 hours and 16:00 hours for the last ticket.

Denpasar-Ubud Art Route

Denpasar-Ubud Art Route

Take care: When you use a taxi, you will mostly pay 50 % more, that’s his commission.
Even when you make an agreement with him, he will get it the next day.

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Handicraft villages & Ubud
Visit the artisan villages of Batubulan (stone carving), Celuk (silver & gold jewelry), Mas (wood carving), and Pengosekan (painting). Stop at the “Art Market” in Sukawati to bargain for all kinds of handicrafts and textiles.
Already in the 1930s Ubud had been made famous around the world as Bali’s cultural center by the German intellectual Walter Spies, the Dutch painter Rudolf Bonnet and other foreign artists who’d made it their home.
Today Ubud is a fast growing town with numerous art galleries and shops offering paintings, wood carvings, textiles, and all kinds of souvenirs. Don’t miss the Museum Puri Lukisan in the center of Ubud, the Neka Museum in Campuhan, the Neka Gallery in Ubud, the Agung Rai Gallery in Peliatan, and the Agung Rai Museum in Pengosekan to see the difference between creative art and more commercial products. Problem is that when you see their “Permanent Collections” at many “Galleries” you’ve seen real art, and when you return to their show rooms you don’t like any of the very commercial products any more.
The Seniwati Gallery – Art by Women, founded in 1991 by Mary Northmore (the very personable wife of famous painter Abdul Azis) to help Balinese women to be accepted as artists, is a place you should not miss whatever you do. The main purpose of this gallery is to expose the long understated brilliance of independent women artists resident in Bali, and to motivate, train, and encourage young Balinese girls with obvious creative gifts. Visit also the Blue Moon Studio and gallery, founded in 1994 with an emphasis on exhibiting contemporary artists.
The Lotus Caf?s perhaps the most popular meeting point in town and has become kind of an institution, and MURNIE’S as well as the Bridge Caf?ffer tasty snacks and full meals in very pleasant surroundings and at reasonable prices. For other interesting restaurants please visit Restaurants in Ubud. The various dance and Wayang Kulit performances in Ubud and in nearby villages are worth spending the early evening there.

Bali Central and North

Bali Central and North

Bali Round trip, bali map,bali, trip

The best way to discover Bali·is just traveling around·everything happens on the road…
You just follow the arrows.
Above Ubud it’s still the real Bali life. You can enjoy coffee, lunch, dinner or find a hotel in the following places:

Town/Village coffee lunch dinner Hotel
Ubud x x x x
Lake Batur x x
Putung x x
Candi Dasa x x x x
Padang Bay x x x x
Tirta Gangga x x
Ahmed x x x x
Singaraja x x x
Lovina x x x x
Pemuteran x x x x
Munduk x x x x
Pupuan x x x x
Bedugul x x x x

Ubud Map

Ubud Map

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Balinese dance performances
Most performances are held in the evenings, however, you can also see some Barong Dance performances in the morning.
If you prefer to watch one of these Balinese dances performances in a hotel after a sumptuous dinner buffet, the Oberoi is recommended because of the beautiful beach front setting. More spectacular even are the Cave Nights at the Bali Cliff hotel: guests enjoy an excellent dinner buffet sitting in a large natural cave slightly above sea level and can watch a performance of the Kecak Dance on the beach below. At 40 euro and 21% per person not cheap but well worth it.

Barong dance
A contest between the opposing forces of chaos and destruction (Rangda) and order (Barong). Performances in Suwung and Kesiman (suburbs of Denpasar), and in Batubulan daily from 9:00 or 9:30 a.m.; in Banjar Abasan, Singapadu, daily from 9:30 a.m., and at Puri Saren in Ubud, Friday from 6:30 p.m.

Legong dance
Highly stylized, extremely difficult dance performed by young girls. Choreographed to the finest details, and no improvisation allowed. Performances at the Peliatan Stage, Friday from 6:30 p.m., at Pura Dalem, Puri Peliatan, Saturday from 6:30 p.m., at Pura Peliatan in Ubud, Sunday from 7:30 p.m., at Puri Saren, Ubud, Monday from 7:30 p.m., and in Banjar Tegal, Kuta, Saturday and Tuesday from 8:00 p.m.

Kecak dance
A ritual dance created in the early 1930’s for the movie “Island of the Demons” by the German painter and intellectual Walter Spiess who combined the chorus of the “Sanghyang” trance dance with a story from the “Ramayana” legend. Very impressive with its circular chorus of sometimes over 100 bare chested male singers. Performances are held at the Arts Center, Denpasar, daily from 6:30 p.m., also in Banjar Buni, Kuta, Sunday from 8 p.m., and in Banjar Tegal, Ubud, Sunday from 6:00 p.m.
Kecak & Fire dance
The Fire Dance is an exorcist dance against spirit possession. Girls in trance dance barefoot among glowing coals. Performances in Bona Kangin, Gianyar, Friday. Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. In Bonasari, Gianyar, Friday, Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 p.m., and in Batubulan, daily from 6:30 p.m.

Ramayana dance
Occasional performances in Banjar Buni, Kuta

Wayang Kulit
In the Indonesian shadow puppet play beautifully painted and gilded leather puppets are used although only the shadows are visible to the audience. The stories come from the spirit world and are full of symbolism and myth. A highly skilled puppeteer controls hundreds of puppets, speaks with a different voice for each character, and controls the musicians. Plays go on for several hours. Performances can be seen in Banjar Buni, Kuta, every Monday and Thursday from 8:00 p.m., and at Oka Kartini, Tebesaya, Peliatan, Ubud, on Saturdays from 8:00 p.m.

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Rafting

Puri Rafting at Ayung River

www.balibagus.com/adventures/purirafting/

Puri Rafting is located in the peaceful and inspoiled enviornment of Bongkasa village, just 45 minutes away from Denpasar.Puri Rafting offers its guests an exhilarating rafting experience on one of Bali’s most famous river.
Get Ready, splash, paddle and join those with a sense of adventure for a thrilling river Rafting challange on the rolling rapids of Ayung river. Experience wet and wild moments which will take you through a terrain of tropical splendor, deep valleys, rice terraces, waterfalls and other vistas of great natural beauty. Throughout your visit and guest for fun-filled excursion to our village you will be accompanied by expert and experienced professional guides who will assure your safety, comfort and unforgettable experience for those seeking a wonderful holidays.
Our Rafting ventures down-stream on inflatable rubber boats is ab exciting ride suitable for any age group between the ages of nine to sixty-five years old.
At the end of journey, enjoy the natural beauty of Banyuning Palace where we will be served a delicious buffet lunch with traditional Balinese hospitality by highly trained and charming staff who welcome you to the Palace.
The price of this Puri Rafting Excursion package is US$ 50.00

Ayung River White Water Rafting

http://balisafaris.com/rafting/ayungriver.htm

Get picked up in the morning and taken to the scenic Ayung River for an unforgettable white water rafting experience.
Expert and experienced guides will give you an insight into the river ecology and amaze you with their dexterity and skills in this classic adventure tour. Discover hidden waterfalls, swim in the pristine water and feel the thrills of the paradise river. Be sure to enjoy the views from the stunning restaurant and bask in the energy of one of Bali?s most tranquil settings.

Ubud Birdwatching

http://www.indo.com/birding/bsites.html

Ubud is famous for its art and allways crowded with tourists. But out of the town it is nice and quiet birding in the paddyfields for instance in the Campuhan area). You can participate in one of Victor Mason’s “Bali Bird Walks”. For details pick up a brochure from the Touris Indformation Centre. Here you can also get a nice map of the Ubud surroundings.

Javan Kingfisher: a good site is the bridge between Ubud and Campuhan. Collared Kingfisher: common Chestnut-headed Bee-eater: a few flying over. Asian Palm-Swift: a few. Collared Scops-Owl: a few. Spotted Dove: very common. White-breasted Waterhen: in the paddyfields of Campuhan. Cattle Egret: there is a colony to the north of Ubud in Petulu. Javan Pond-Heron: fairly common. Long-tailed Shrike: common. Pied Bushchat: a few. Striated Swallow: a few. Yellow-vented Bulbul: very common. Bar-winged Prinia: very common. Pallas’s Grasshopper-Warbler: we saw just one. Australasian Lark: a few. Olive-backed Sunbird: fairly common. Red Avadavat: a few. Javan Munia: common in the paddyfields. Scaly-breasted Munia: common in the paddyfields.
For the pictures from the birds go to my site Indonesia National Parks

Ubud Botanical Garden

http://www.botanicgardenbali.com/garden.html

Situated at an elevation of between 320 and 400 metres above sea level, the Botanic Garden offers a range of micro-climates including ravine, hillside, meadow, a river, waterfalls and natural forest. Situated in the village of Kutuh Kaja, the Garden faces the Bird Village of Petulu, home of the famous white egrets.
The Botanic Garden includes:

* The Great Fountain
* The Fern Garden
* The Chocolate Grove
* The Heliconia Hill
* The Fragrant Flowers
* The Meditation Court with ancient Banyan tree
* The Bamboo Grove
* The Titan/ Rafflesia
* The 3 Orchid Houses
* The Water Lily Pond
* The Herbal Garden
* The Rain Forest Observation Post
* The Bromeliad Garden
* The Maze ( Labyrinth)
* The Palm Hill
* The Indonesian Orchard
* The Islamic Garden
* The Succulent Garden / Dragon Fruit
* The Alang Alang Trail
* Children’s Area / Botanic School under development

Menjangan Island, Bali barat Map

Menjangan Island, Bali barat Map

 

Gilimanuk, Menjangan, Pemuteran, Lovina

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Lake Batur Map

Lake Batur Map

From Trunyan come the beggars from Bali
Don’t stop when you see sellers on the road, they are very aggressive..
For East Bali follow the road to Suter and Besakih
also take care in Besakih for the guides..

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Bali’s natural attractions include miles of sandy beaches (many are well-known amongst surfers), picturesque rice terraces, towering active volcanoes over 3,000 meters (10,000 ft.) high, fast flowing rivers, deep ravines, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves, and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife.
The island’s rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere – in over 20,000 temples and palaces, in many colorful festivals and ceremonies (including tooth filings and cremations), in drama, music, and dance.
Kintamani Volcano Tour
The first stop is often in the village of Batubulan to watch a performance of the Barong and Kris Dance. Afterwards you visit the villages of Celuk (silver jewellry) and Mas (wood carving) to see Balinese artisans at work. Ubud, Bali’s cultural center, has grown to a busy town with numerous art galleries and shops. A scenic drive over small roads overlooking beautiful rice terraces brings you to the mountain village of Kintamani (about 5,000 feet above the sea) which offers spectacular views of Lake Batur and the volcano. You can cross the crater lake below the still active Mount Batur and visit the “Bali Aga” village of Trunyan. Return through traditional villages with stops in Tampaksiring to visit the temple of Tirta Empul, and to visit the Elephant Cave “Goa Gaja”, a hermitage from the 11th. century used by both Buddhists and Hindus.

Elephant Safari Park

http://www.balielephantpark.com/

Do not leave Bali without visiting the Elephant Safari Park, which is situated in the cool jungle of Desa Taro, 20 minutes north from Ubud. This nature park offers you the priceless chance to feed, touch, and interact with these wonderful creatures that are set in an exotic, landscaped environment. Elephants can be seen immersing themselves in the cool waters of the park or grazing peacefully. Elephant Safari ride tours are also available where you will sit atop an elephant in a traditional teak wood chair, while swaying through the refreshing jungle of Desa Taro.

Mount Batur climbing

http://www.bali-travel-online.com/bali/batur_sunrise_trek.htm

The Mount Batur itself is actually just a small volcano, but sets in the heart of a huge crater 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. As the road rises steadily from Bangli or Tampaksiring , nothing in the surrounding gray landscape of bushes and garden plots suggests the presence of a volcano. But over one more small ridge a dizzying view awaits the ayes, encompassing the crater and beyond. From Panelokan, the main road runs right round the rim towards Kintamani, the panorama shifting as you circle around the crater.
The sheer size of the crater conjures up images of the massive eruption of the original Mount Batur that occurred tens of thousands year ago.
The volcano is still active today as Balinese all over the island who still remember the great eruption of 1917 will ratify. It claimed thousands of lives and destroyed hundreds of temples. Old people might tell you this was “the year when the world shook”.
Other eruptions have taken place since, forcing the local population to be relocated, along with several of their temples including one of the main Bali temples, Pura Ulun Danau. Initially inside the huge crater, this temple has been relocated to the top of the ridge overlooking it. Here it now offers an impressive view of Mount Batur.
For a complete panoramic view, you can drive half the circumference of the crater along its upper rim. The highest point is Bukit Penulisan. Here, one of the most ancient of Bali’s temples contains the remains of carvings from the earliest Buddhist period. From Penulisan the road continues towards Buleleng and Kubutambahan.
One very interesting excursion in Batur is the climb down the inside of the crater from Penelokan to Kedisan. You can then drive around the smaller Mount Batur, through Songan. From Toya Bungkah, boats cross the lake to a Bali Age village called Trunyan. This place is notorious for its mortuary traditions. Instead of cremating the dead, as Balinese do throughout most of the island, the Trunyan community leave the bodies to decompose naturally in a special cemetery.
There are also hot springs and lodgings in Toya Bungkah. From Songan there is a beautiful trek to Tianyar to the north coast of the island. The adventurous traveler may even wish to climb Mount Batur itself.
Batur Sunrise Trekking exemple
0200am: Pick up service from your hotel Drive for about two hours, we arrive in Penelokan. The drive down from the Penelokan to the Toya Bungkah, where we begin our trek for two hrs.
0400am: A local guide will lead us reach the peak of Batur Volcano. It takes approximately
0600am: Arrive at the peak, while wait for the sunrise, we will host you with breakfast
0700am: Descend the path down to the lake, with another stop en-route,
1000am: Arrive back