Tulamben-Amed Map

Tulamben-Amed

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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).

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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