In many kingdoms
the king was encouraged to sire
numerous offspring with his multiple concubines
as proof of his continuity virility.
Most kings enthusiastically fulfilled this noble duty;
many Balinese claim descent from royalty
and rumors flourish of concubines
impregnated by the palace guards
of an elderly impotent king.
Most Balinese bearing the honorifics
Anak Agung or Agung Dewi are well respected
Bring a sarong
A small daypack will hold all that you might need for this short drive. Wear lightweight cotton clothing and wear a long skirt or bring a sarong.
This will keep you from having to wear one that is furnished at the temple.
Wear comfy walking shoes. Sandals are fine as long as they are comfortable. Disposable tissue will come in handy.
Bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent just in case. Bring everything you will need for the day.
Off the beaten track of Balian
In the autumn you can visit Negara (Perancak)
for the mekepung (buffalo races).
You can head up into the hills
for some rice field views and
The Pura Rambut Siwi to the west in an important temple.
Make sure you bring a Sarong.
Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali, is located on the coast of West Bali, at the village of Beraban in the Tabanan Regency.
Tanah Lot have different characteristic with the other, that is, looks like a floating one if the tide is high but when tide is low, people can walk to the Temple. Because of erosion many caves, which are inhabited by sea snakes, are formed. People cannot disturb these snakes because according to the belief, they belong to the God in the Temple.
Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks.
It is advisable to avoid the tourist crush here as it can be severe.
Poisonous snakes live in the nearby caves to 'guard' the temple and contribute to the temple's dangerous reputation.
"Restaurant and the Sea"
While waiting for the sunset we can hang out here, in this food court area. The view direct to the sea.... simply stunning.
Tabanan regency is one of 8 districts/1 city which have agriculture characteristic, with width of the area about 893.33 km² (19.9% from width of Bali island). Administratively Tabanan regency divided into 8 subdistricts, 10 administrative villages, 103 villages, 663 sub-villages, 663 environments, and 374,129 people with rate of growth 0.71%.
As agriculture area, so agriculture become the mean of livelihood of the people namely about 50.16%, while commercial sector, hotel and restaurant are the second of mean of livelihood about 15.6%, and others is done in household industrial about 11.27% and services sector about 10.93%.
Geographically Tabanan regency has strategic position because it located between Badung Regency in the east and Buleleng Regency in the north, Jembrana Regency in the west and Indonesian ocean in the south.
This regency is also has some potencial tourism object like Tanah Lot Temple and it Beach, Klating Beach, Soka Beach, Bedugul, Alas Kedaton and other objects that potencial to be developed
Tabanan contain of 8 distric, 113 Vilage and 729 duty banjar, and 333 adat vilage
the 8 distric are:
"Pura Tanah Lot"
Tanah Lot tourism obyek is located at Beraben Village, Kediri district, Tabanan Regency, its about 13 KM east Tabanan. This place is suitable to watching sunset panorama, so many tourist came here in the afternoon to watch the sunset.
The most tourist destination in Tabanan is floating Temple Tanah Lot, the uniquely this temple is located in the sea
Tanah Lot is dedicate to Baruna God (The sea guardian god)
According local tales this temple built by a brahmana (Hinduism God). The bramnana misionaries from java. He is Danghyang Nirartha which succesed to spread hiduism in Bali citizen and establish Sad Kahyangan in 16th century. at that time the Bendesa Beraben is ruled Tanah Lot, and than Bendesa Beranden Follower leaving him and as a Danghyang Niratha Follower. And with Danghyag Nirartha power and almighty, He can move the stone into coast. and establish the temple there and he also changed the scarf as a guardian snake. nowdays the guardian snake still exist. The end the tales is Bendesa Beraben as a Danghyang Nirartha Follower
"Alas kedaton or Holy Forest"
Alas Kedaton is a small forest about 12 Ha, here there are hunderds of monkey in ther open space natural habitat. Alas Kedaton is one of the place in Bali where the monkeys live and exist, free and peaceful. except the monkey in Alas Kedaton also lives thousand Bat hanging on the tree
In the center of Forest there are a temple Alas Kedaton or known as Pura Sad Kahyangan