This is a beautiful place ,these ancient Hindu Temples are on the edge of some seriously high cliffs. Aparently Uluwatu is some new discovery for surfer`s but I`ve checked it out and it does`nt look too safe to surf here as the waves is excellent just you have a problem of the rocks. One major problem here is the monkeys so please take care of your stuff. I would defintely recommend for you keep you sunglasses safely away. I saw one monkey biting someones sunglasses and when he found out it was not edible after it was broken ,the monkey just through it away.
Definitely worth the visit as the view here is spectacular.
I loved this places. I guess we took a long time to get here as we had to drive through the narrow winding roads to get to the top here to Lake Bratan. The weather was nice and cool and the view was excellent as the lake is srrounded by inactive volcanoes with this low lying clouds. Lake Bratan has these beautiful Hindu temples along the water. They have a very beautiful botanical garden and well here you also have the options of taking a boat ride and or paragliding and so forth on the lake. Well the way up here you have restaurants and the view of the surroundings is beautiful as you have those rices fields going down the mountains.
Bedugul is also one of popular tourism destination in Bali which was located at the mountain area . Pura Ulun Danu is worth to visit if you are in Bedugul, this is a hindu's temple which was built at the edge of Lake Bratan. One can enjoy canoe or boats to explore the lake with its crystal blue water
Taman Ayun meaning beautiful garden and beautiful garden it is. Taman Ayun has beautiful courtyards that aparently contains the shrines both of the royal family ancestral shrines and shrines to the major deities and was also the main temple for the ancient kingdom of Mengwi. I guess if you coming back from Lake Bratan its worth the stop.
From Kuta Region/Ngurah Ray Air Port, drive head on to the North is one of my trip destination to Gianyar, a District which so many place for touring and sight seeing. In the District we can go to Batu Bulan which welknown with its silver works and stone sculpture works, Sukawati Art Market, Goa Gajah, Mas village, Ubud Arts Village, Tampak Siring President Palace and Tirta Empul Temple
The Monkey Forest is an easy walk from the center of Ubud.
You can purchase a ticket at one of the three entrances and also buy bananas for them, though I do not recommend this as once they know you have food, they can become quite aggressive!! this small, forested area contains three troops of gray monkeys.
The forest is very lush with lots of tropical vegetation and moss-covered stone carvings and approximately 200 monkeys.
They are not afraid of people and will come right up to you, especially if you have food. Watch your glasses, cameras and bags as well or they will be taken by these sweet innocent looking monkeys.
The forest is also home to three temples, dating from around the 14th century. The largest is the Pura Dalem Agung, located on the highest point of the forest. A path through the trunk of a huge tree and across a small creek leads to the Holy Bathing Temple. The third temple, the Pura Prajapati, is a cremation temple and located next to one of the two graveyards in the monkey forest.
Open Hours 8.00am - 7.00pm daily.
Ulun Danu Temple is a very unique Hindu Temple set on a small island on Bratan Lakeside.
They look like two structure floating on the lake and has a multilevel temple building.
It is now a famous sightseeing spot in Bali and on the itinerary of many visitors.
It is worth the traveling from bali downtown to Bedugul.
Here you will find 3 sacred temples, and lots of monkeys. Monkey are sacred here as the Balinese Hindu tradition saw them as holy, mans ally. You can purchase bananas and feed these little guys. There are wardens / keepers about to help out if you dont know how. It's not hug and wont take a long time to visit, but it's a good place to stop.
Open 8am - 6pm there is an entry fee.
Every time we want to visit the temple or any temples in Bali, always remember to wear saroong and scarves on your waist. For those women who are menstruating, will not be allowed to enter the temple to guard the sanctity of the temple area.
The Holy Springs of Tirta Empul were founded in the ninth century. The springs are believed to have magical powers. As such they are an important centre for ceremonies and prayer. There are bathing pools with ornate water spouts, ponds filled with huge 'ikan mas', gold fish, and several pools with such amazingly crystal clear water that the reflection of trees in them can be mistaken for the real thing. Visitors must address appropriately within the temple grounds - if need be a sarong can be hired on entry. There are also views of Soekarno's palace perched on a hill overlooking the springs. Tirta Empul is an easy morning or afternoon trip from Ubud. Well worth a visit, especially with a guide who has the historical knowledge of the complex.
In the beautiful mountain country area of Central Bali is the impressive Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, located on small islands in Danau Bratan, just one kilometre from Candikuning. The temple complex is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the waters. Many ceremonies are held here and attended by people from all over Bali who pray to ensure there is a good water supply for farmers all over the island. Along with classical Hindu thatched roof 'meru', there is an impressive Buddhist 'stupa'. When I visited, I travelled across the lake with friends and entered from the back - a great way to view the Hindu 'meru', and also allows you to dodge the hawkers at the entrance (althought they were in no way as pushy as hawkers at other places of interest.) There was a small ceremony being held when we arrived and some beautiful Balinese music being played in one of the pavilions. Definitely worth the visit!
Puri Candi Dasa is a large temple complex with several areas for offerings and praying. Tourists are welcome to enter the complex while ceremonies are being held, but must be dressed appropriately. Both males and females should wear a sarong and shoulders must be covered. Candidasa lagoon, a large picturesque pond full of lillies is opposite the temple. If you are heading north to the Amed area, it is worth a stop to view both the temple and lagoon.
As for touring around, we had a couple of options. Grey Line Bus Tours had standard packages that you could purchase and it was relatively simple to reserve from the hotel. We chose a slightly different route. We were extremely lucky with the cab driver we hired to take us to the hotel from the airport. When our reservations at the hotel were lost and they had no room for us, he drove us around and helped us find a suitable alternative. The next morning he went back to the hotel we wanted to stay at originally, made sure they had room and came to our temporary hotel to let us know we could check in. He waited for the kids to finish swimming and helped us get them and our luggage to the hotel of choice. He was very polite and never once held his hand out for a tip. I held onto his card and called him the next day to see if he would mind driving us around. Using the Grey Line Brochure as an example, we told him what we wanted to see and he agreed to pick us up at the hotel. The best part about this was that we were 4 travelers instead of 40 and we were only on our schedule. When it was time for lunch, he took us to a restaurant in the mountains that had a view clear out to the ocean and the food was outstanding. Our day tour lasted about 10 hours and ended up costing me $35 plus lunch, which I had to convince him to eat with us. The driver was in his fifties and spoke English very well and was very polite and, due to the amount of pictures in hi car, very proud of his family.
While on this little tour, one of the places my wife wanted to go to was a silver store. The store he took us to was in a small village outside of Kuta. The things they can do with silver is amazing. She spent a good 90 minutes looking and buying and the driver was glad to translate. I am sure the driver gets a cut for bringing in buyers, however, after a little negotiating; you could not beat the price. I think she may have spent $200 in the one store and had more gifts for the family than she could carry.
During our tour...we also visited a temple where the children could feed some monkeys. Additionally we visited a small town that where they did a lot of wood crafts. Very colorful stuff.
Bali's population is predominantly Hindu (instead of Muslim) and the landscape is dotted with Hindu temples and architecture. It's not difficult to pass by many Hindu temples around the island and witnessing the different festivals held in the temples on any day.
The sight of local women balancing a pyramid of colourful fruit offerings as they make their way to the temples on these special occasions is an eye opener.
Some of these temples are situated in rural settings or amidst a jungle which adds to the mystery and mysticism of the place.
Hi, me recommend just go straight to kuta poppies lane 1, theres many budget hostels,,, yes because thats near from Tanah Lot (Rocky Temple On The Sea) and Uluwatu ( Holy cliff Temple).. both of those temple are the most beautiful temple in Bali.. or you ca try ride atv on the beach..