THE BEAUTY OF NATURAL
Bedugul is located in the center highlands of Bali in the serene mountain area. Here, vegetables, fruits, and flowers thrive in the alpine climate, and a colorful little market at Bukit Mungsu offers a wide selection of local products such as: exotic wild orchids, roses, and colorful birds. At Lake Beratan, the area's climate is refreshing after being in the heat of the lowlands. Lake Beratan, approximately 60 kilometers from Denpasar (to the north), also provides exciting surroundings, with cool fresh mountain air.
- Bali Bedugul Botanical Garden
Bali Bedugul Botanical Garden is located in at bedugul village, baturiti district, tabanan regency, 1240 meters above sea level, it is about 62 km from denpasar and can be reach by motorcycle as the road are fairly goods. Bali botanical garden is unique in Bali as a place for botanical research, conservations, recreation, and educations, it provide a place where you can relax in beautiful an peaceful surrounds while learning about the function of plants in the daily life of Balinese as well as some interesting rain forest plantations and birdlife.
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud's shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan. Tegallalang alone has an outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice terraces on the slopes across the valley. The high roadside location is cool and breezy and it is a well-known spot for tourists to stop and take photos. Painters and nature lovers also enjoy visiting this spot, and there are numerous art kiosks and cafes near the ledge offering their ware.
- Kintamani and Mount Batur
Mount Batur, also known as Kintamani volcano, has been the most favorite tourist destination in the central mountains area of Bali. With the magnificent view of its caldera, and also the beauty of Lake Batur which fills the large part of the caldera, the crater of Mount Batur is the central interest of the place which is estimated to have 13 square km size. The view is the main reason to come here. Surrounded by the captivating nature of Mount Batur, you will find plenty more reasons to linger in the crater itself, and be sure to also take in the joyous winding road along the lake shore to Toya Bungkah, Pura Ulan Danu Batur, or even the hot springs. Kintamani area actually consists of 3 main villages including Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani. There are also some ancient villages around Batur Lake which is often known as Bali Age Village. Penelokan is the vantage point at the southernmost of the crater rim. You will be greeted by a fantastic spectacle as you come over the ridge at Penelokan and gaze down in wonder at the twin caldera of Lake Batur.
- Gitgit Waterfall
Gitgit Waterfall is a beautiful tourist destination in north part of Bali. Gitgit waterfall is located in the plateau area with the height about 35 meters and it is surrounded by tropical tree and emits the constantly natural water debit during the year. Waterfall voice around the charming nature was amazing and it was the separate attraction which can be enjoyed by each visitor who comes to visit. There are some plantations protecting the rain forest around the waterfall and in this place we often met the wild monkey to get the water from this waterfall.
THE TOP BEACHES
- Sanur Beach
This beach is located at the coast of village Sanur, west of Bali. It stretches several kilometers long with golden sand and small corals. There are many shells here for the avid collectors. The waves here are milder and best for swimming. The sea here crystal clear where you can even spot sea creatures like starfish when walking at the beach. If you find a starfish please help throw it back into the sea to save them!
- Geger Beach
Located from the highway heading to Nusa Dua, Geger beach is a beautiful white sand beach glistening in the sun. The sea is calmer here in comparison to Kuta or Balangan beach, though sometimes it may get a bit rough by the evening so please beware. Local seaweed farmers do their work here sometimes so if you are lucky you can enjoy watching them going about their livelihood. There are many cafes dotted along this beach making it famous for Sunday brunch or just for drinks and there is a temple at the end.
- Dreamland Beach
Dreamland Bech is a beautiful beach with white sand stretch 100 meters and leaned on a steep of white stone cliff overlooking to the amazing view of Indian Ocean. This beach is very attractive for tourist including the surfers offering the elegant, tranquility and spectacular sunset view that create the romantic nuance that make it as one of the place many visited by tourist every day.
- Blue Point Beach
This small beach hidden among the rocks, and at high tide it completely floods the water. Due to big waves, he is popular mainly among the advanced surfers, for which the infrastructure is well developed – there are many shops where you can buy or rent everything you need for surfing – from the board to the special clothing. Those travelers whose plans do not include getting up in the surf and catch waves can admire the views from the cliff.
- Balangan Beach
This is well on top of the list in best beaches for Bali, located across from the greens of Uluwatu. To get there you will pass local villages with cattle grazing the fields with local people going about their daily chores. This is a small and quiet beach, best for those looking for a secret hideaway. The ocean currents are strong and the waves high, therefore not recommended for swimming. When It is low tide, it would be a perfect beach for strolling along enjoying the sun while the waves lap on your feet.
- Padang-Padang Beach
Located close to the Uluwatu temple, this beautiful beach is surrounded by big rocks and overgrown plants and monkeys. You would need to get pass the narrow passage and steep steps to this hidden paradise. The beach is covered with huge rocks and small caves for exploration and when the tide is high, it is also good for swimming. Just beware of sharp corals and sea urchins. Recently after Eat, Pray, Love fame, this beach had been more crowded than usual but for now still have most of its beauty and charm
- Lovina Beach
Lovina beach is one of the famous tourist places in north part of Bali which own beautiful of calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand and the sea with its dolphin.One of the favorite fascinations in Lovina is dolphin watching tour. Hundreds of dolphins can be seen in the morning time around 1 km offshore. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping. It is not fail to draw if the tourist has the time to see the sunset here. Lovina area is also supported by the number of tourism fascination which is can be reached from this location. Places of interests around Lovina are Hot Water Banjar, Wihara Budha (Buddies shrine), Gigit Waterfall and some countryside exist around the location.
THE BEAUTY OF CULTURES
- The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre - Denpasar
The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre located at Nusa Indah Street is the heart Denpasar City of Bali Island. The Werdhi Budaya Art Centre was started in 1973 and finished in 1976. The Werdhi Budaya Art Centreits one of the largest and most complete in series of cultural centres built throughout the archipelago by the Indonesian Government over the last decade. Designed by Bali's foremost architect, Ida Bagus Tugur, the vast complex is apart from its very real cultural function, a showplace for Balinese Arts and Palace Architecture at its most opulent.
Ubud is the spiritual and cultural capital of Bali. The town is nestled among rice paddies and rolling green hills in central Bali. Within the town and in the surrounding area you’ll find some of Bali’s finest temples and most important art museums. A walk through Ubud’s bustling streets will take you by Ubud’s many good cafés and restaurants offering you organic food and juices, yoga centres that will teach you how to get into the perfect lotus position, spa and massage places that will make you feel brand new and art shops where you might find that perfect something for the empty wall back home. If you continue walking you could end up in Ubuds monkey forest, where a group of long-tailed macaques live, or you find yourself in rural Ubud among bright green rice paddies where are farmers working their fields.
- Mount Agung & Besakih Temple, The Mother of the Bali Temples
Besakih is the Mother of the Temples of Bali the overflow in the hills of the Mount Agung feels Pure Besakih, referred extensively like the “Center of All temple” of the Hinduism in Bali. Pure Besakih, or the temple of Besakih in English, is greatest temple in Bali 11,000 or so Hindu temples, their 35 chapels and corridors draw throughout to devotee of Bali in massive numbers every year. The world is lucky to have Besakih. In 1963 the Agung assembly, a volcano, entered eruption and destroyed several next villages. Besakih was without touching. The temple is agreed generally to date again to prehistoric times in Bali. One names for the Naga Besukian the thought of the dragoon God by pre-Hindu Balinese to inhabit this, the highest mountain of Bali
- Goa Lawah (Bats Cave)
The Goa Lawah Temple is situated on a slight embankment and the name is derived from the thousands bats that are living at the ceiling and walls of the cave. The cave is also said to lead all the way to Pura Goa in Besakih, some 30 km away, but nobody in recent times has volunteered to confirm this since the fruit bats provide sustenance for the legendary giant snake, Naga Basuki, which is also believed to live in the cave. This ancient reptile is believed to be the caretaker of the earth's equilibrium, a belief which stems from pre-Hindu animism.
- Tenganan Village, The Oldest Balinese Traditional Village
Tenganan Village is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one example of Bali Aga Village cultures (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other countryside in plain of Bali. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come.
- Tanah Lot Temple
The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan.