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    chinese new year?

    by Rilipino Written Dec 16, 2008

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    Bali is always crowded during the holidays...but the 25th-29th of january is not considered the peak season there..
    Bali is a huge island and a lot depends on what you want to do..
    Considering the population of Bali is dominantly hindu,it probably wouldnt be celebrated as much as deepavali. The one thing you could be worried about is that you might get tourists from neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand flocking there during that period as it is public holidays in those countries.

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  • Cycling and Canoeing in Bali

    by Bartravller Written Jul 14, 2008

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    You must do a cycling trip while in Bali, it's the best way to see the culture and villagers. Driving through a village just doesn't do it. If you cycle you get to stop and chat to the local people, the children all wave and say hello and it is quite magical.

    I did a trip that also had canoeing in the morning, you got all meals and transport and you can give donations of clothes and blankets and actually hand them over yourself, it's all part of the tour. There are many in Bali to choose from, make sure they money goes back to the people.

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    Healing in Bali

    by balisunshine Written Mar 4, 2008

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    With Bali’s mystical powers,
    you might just get the urge
    to do a little good for yourself.

    A cleanse?
    Or a DETOX
    to refresh yourself internally?
    Why not?

    After a few consultations,
    and following the advice
    on holistic remedies
    of a local nutritionist,
    I myself am so thankful
    for the wonderful improvements
    that I feel and see in my health
    and on my body.

    Not only have I witness and lived
    a major weight loss, glowing skin,
    and an improvement on my health issues,
    but I have also witnessed a friend of mine,
    cure herself of a tumor of which
    the western doctors had advised her to operate on.

    A large part of the treatment is based on nutrition
    and another part on holistic remedies.

    Despite on how intense you want to go for it,
    you will definitely walk out of the consultation
    learning and understanding a lot more
    about how your body relies on good nutrition.

    You will also learn how to replace
    the bad habits with good ones.

    Consultations with Liat Solomon
    at the time of my visit
    cost 600,000 Rp and last 2-3 hours.

    I feel soooo good!!!

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    flying, jumping, climbing with Miss T

    by Chellenz Updated Jan 11, 2008

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    So we decided to go to the Bali tree tops rope course & when we arrived we were so excited & we were not disapointed. We got our gear & off we went climbed up & did the medium level thanks to the smart guy that said we could start there...oh well off we went. all the Drivers were down the bottom laughing & joking as there guests sweat, struggled & made there way around the course. As I climbed up the ladder all was good thinking this will be fun got halfway up and got to a lose step and was like ooohhh maybe not a good idea...so stupid if I was a kid I wouldn't even care...damn common sense well i kept going and so glad I did. Got through the first one the easy one got to the 2nd one half way through I look down and say to Suka stop laughing its not funny I don't know that this was such a good idea....as I look at the end of this one I see a flying fox oh yeah baby bring it on....off I went to get to my flying fox... hooked on my carabeanas and my pully and off I went so much fun. Continued on we went through swinging log things clambered across climbing nets but the best part was the adrenalin and the flying foxs. The funniest thing was when Miss T said to me just grab the net with your feet at the end of the flying fox...well the last one she missed the net and ended up having to pull herself up with her hands if I was on the ground already I would have rolled around laughing but I was still climbing down!! Was a great time and would do it again...Got the best bruise every and laughed myself silly...well worth a try if you can do it!

    just finshed and getting off the net. Miss T just finished the course. me flying....lol holding on man talk about feel the burn..lol Thats the way miss T Hold on.
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    A Great Statue of GarudaWisnuKencana

    by meiyergani Written Aug 19, 2007

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    It was a big Statue in Bali, with its height 156 meters, probably the highest statue in the world? i am not so sure, the statue is still under construction and is the art works of Balinese artist I. Nyoman Nuarta, what we seen now is an incomplete one, so if you come to Bali, don't miss to see the statue.

    Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue
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    Uluwatu Sunset

    by voodo0 Written Aug 19, 2007

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    Ulu in Balinese mean heart, Watu it's mean stone. This temple built in 11th century by Javanese priest Empu Kuturan or well known with Empu Raja Kerta. The temple located in south western tip of peninsula, up to the blue sea cliff approx. 100 meters high, the best place to view of the sunset. In 16 century another Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha visit this temple and add more building, he retreated to this temple for his final life, when he attained Moksa or freedom.

    Visitors to Uluwatu are provided with a ceremonial yellow sash to wear around their waist (after paying the entrance fee). The proper attire requires that the knees are not exposed. Those wearing shorts are required to wear a sarong.

    Uluwatu Temple, another popular temple in Bali located on the spectacular rocky cliff, well known and photographed place in Bali. It is magnify, so much smoothly illuminated on day light of the sun dawn or profiled at dark. It is very touristy with the group visitors, especially in the sunset time, in here also we can find the wild monkey a long the cliff near the sacred holy temple.

    This Temple is taken care by a group of monkeys which according to local beliefs that this monkey have taken care of the temple from bad influence or virulent energy which can break the chastity of this temple.

    Visitors are warned to put away any shiny objects including spectacles, jewellery, and so on, as these attract the monkeys that infest the area.

    Other than enjoying the sunset, visitors can also watch the Balinese Kecak Dance with extra payment of Rp. 50.000. The dance it self is run about 1 hour which could present the amazing for the visitor who watching it.

    Sunset at Uluwatu Sunset Monkey at Uluwatu Seacliff Kecak Dance
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    Verona Spa

    by voodo0 Written Aug 19, 2007

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    The spa operates with totally holistic approach the beauty and healing. All body products have been internally produced using only naturally sourced herb and spice ingredients as well as essential massage oils.

    The single and double rooms (couple rooms) are available and surrounded by rice field. The spa room was open-air, so you could feel the breeze coming over the rice paddies during the massage. You can even hear duck quaking in from the paddy field.

    Fruit kebab and ginger tea will be served while you relaxed in the bathtub filled with rose petals overlooking a rice field.

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    Kelungkung Semarapura-Eastern part of Bali

    by meiyergani Written Aug 18, 2007

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    Klungkung is a welknown place at the Eastern Part of Bali, and now also called as Semarapura. A popular place worth to visit in Klungkung are Taman Kertha Gosa, Bale Kambang and Monument Puputan at the Klungkung mainstreet

    Klungkung City Center and Kertha Gosha
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    Pura Besakih - Mother Temple

    by voodo0 Written Aug 18, 2007

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    Pura Besakih is a must-go place. High on the slopes of Bali's Mount Agung sits Pura Besakih, widely referred to as the "Mother Temple" of Hinduism in Bali. Pura Besakih is the largest of the island's 11,000 or so Hindu temples; its 35 shrines and halls draw devotees from all over Bali in massive numbers each year.

    The walk on the steep hill was exhausting at best. The temple was built at about 900 meters right at the foothills of the majestic Mount. Agung. Two locals came taunting to rent out their motorcycles. We refused. They continued their selling pitch until the climb was about halfway before they gave up.

    The center of attraction for Pura Besakih is the Pura Penataran Agung. It is a bit eerie in its beauty. The inner courtyard at the center is off limits to visitors (as it is considered the most sacred), but you can get a fairly good look from several vantage points around the temple.

    A peek into the vast courtyard revealed 3 main shrines, each enthrones the Trisakti (or Trinity). Each deity has its own color symbol - white for Shiva, red for Brahma and black for Vishnu. There was a religious ceremony held inside the grand temple's courtyard.

    Pura Besakih Stairways to Pura Penataran Agung Candi Bentar Inside the Courtyard
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    Sunset at Tanah Lot

    by voodo0 Written Aug 17, 2007

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    Tanah Lot, one of the most popular places of interest in Bali.

    The temple Pura Tanah Lot, simple in its construction, is dramatic in its ocean-front location and is one of the main temples in the worship of Balinese gods.

    Tanah Lot has a long history in the world of tourism. The temple itself is built on a small promontory which is only accessible at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea, such is its shape.

    Sunset is the best time to visit Tanah lot, when the golden red skies frame the temple and waves crash into the rocks.

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    Taman Ayun Temple

    by voodo0 Written Aug 13, 2007

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    Taman Ayun Temple, the royal palace at Mengwi Bali. The name itself means beautiful garden. It is built on a high tableland which is surrounded by ponds. This gives the effect from afar that the temple is floating on water.

    The inner compound is complete with magnificent merus, bales and shrines. As many people know the higher the meru is, the more important it is. The number of roofs is always an odd number with the maximum possible 13. There are 3 very important merus honoring the 3 most important mountains in Bali, with an 11 tiered meru representing Gunung Agung and Gunung Batu karu and a 9 roofed meru represents Gunung Batur.

    Kul Kul Tower Taman Ayun Templ Meru Shrine
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    Ubud Monkey Forest

    by voodo0 Written Aug 13, 2007

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    This forest sanctuary is rather secluded and beautiful. Thick, green foliage seems to fill up the space. Added to that is a well-paved walking path throughout this expansive forest, making your evening stroll a real breezy affair.

    The Ubud Monkey forest is a small nature preserve on the southern outskirts of Ubud. Along with its lush surroundings and a beautiful temple are hundreds of monkeys -- Balinese macaques, to be more specific.

    So, do they bite? Not at all. As long as you stay cautious, they will rarely be bothered by you. There are street vendors trying to sell you bananas to feed them, but if you are not comfortable doing it, please politely decline. According to Agung, the monkeys here are probably less aggressive than the legendary ones in Uluwatu.

    It's amazing how close you can get too the monkeys -- just don't try to pet them! But... They get a lil cheeky sumtimes too...

    Monkeys in Ubud Monkey Forest Ubud Monkey Forest Enjoying his banana
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    Floating Ulun Danu Temple

    by voodo0 Written Aug 13, 2007

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    Ulun Danu temple is located on a lake that fills the crater of ancient Mount. Bratan in Tabanan area, in the northwestern part of Bali. The weather is very cooling and refreshing, bringing the calmness of nature closer and closer to the mind of whoever is witnessing it.

    This floating temple is dedicated to the goddess of serene lake Bratan, as a manifestation of Brahman as Wisnu, the preserver. The Balinese worship the goddess of the lake, Devi Danu at Pura Ulun Danu Temple, because the lake provides the water source for the surrounding farmlands and rice fields.

    The temple is truly beautiful, with classical Hindu thatch-roofed meru (multiroofed shrines) reflected in the water and silhouetted against the often cloudy mountain backdrop - one of the most common photographic images of Bali.

    Ulun Danu Temple
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    Jatiluih Rice Paddy Field

    by voodo0 Updated Aug 13, 2007

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    On the up to the rice terrace, you will enjoy the breathtaking panorama of genuine and fertile rice fields stretch from the foothills of Batukaru volcano to the south coast.

    It is located at the western district of Tabanan. This western uplands of Batukaru are famed for magnificent landscapes. The view from the mountain village, Jatiluwih, takes in the whole of South Bali. Perched on a high terraced slope, Jatiluwih deserves its name, which means “Truly Marvelous”. A wonder of the world. It’s worth a venture.

    Along the way, you can observe many tropical fruits and vegetation. There is some restaurants for you, with offcourse the background of Jatiluwih rice terrace and the sacred volcano Batukaru in a distance.

    Rice Terrace Jatiluih Rice Paddy Field
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    Pura Batu Karu

    by voodo0 Updated Aug 13, 2007

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    Pura Batu Karu lies about 40 kilometers from Denpasar city and 20 kilometers from Tabanan city. Built on the slopes of Mount. Batu Karu, its position complements the temple’s inherently peaceful beauty. Batu Karu Temple falls into the Sad Kahyangan Jagat category (made up of six smaller temples). It is believed that Empu Kuturan erected the temple during the 11th century AD. Many ancient remains inside include some Dwarapala (temple guardians) figures which greet you as you enter and protect the temple from potentially evil influences.

    Batukaru Temple is a holy place, a Balinese national temple. As such, it is pure and will remain so. You have been put on notice. Written on the notice are:

    "Those who are not allowed to enter the temple are:
    1. Ladies who are pregnant;
    2. Ladies whose children has not got his/her first tooth;
    3. Children whose first tooth has not fallen out yet;
    4. Ladies during the period;
    5. Devotees getting impure due to death;
    6. Insane men/ladies;
    7. Those who are not properly dressed".

    There is a sacred lake, fed by several of the springs that gush or seep from the mountain side. In the centre of the lake is a shrine reached by the priests on a pontoon pulled across the lake from the left bank.

    Pura Batu Karu Warning before entering the temple Batu Karu Kul Kul tower Shrine in the middle of the lake
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