Gianyar Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd
  • Things to Do
    by machomikemd

Gianyar Things to Do

  • A Night at the Bali Zoo

    Took the trip up to the Bali Zoo to do the night tour experience. It was so much fun and very good value for what you got to do . We first were offered a welcome drink and a chance to touch an albino python and bear cat . Plus one of our group got to hold the alligator too. Next we wandered into the staff only area to see where the elephants sleep...

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  • Summer Presidential Palace

    since bali is a famous destination, the first president of Indonesia, Sukarno, built a presidential palace in Tampaksiring at the hill just above the Pura Tirta Empul Holy Spring. the palace was built from 1957-60 and was the site of an ASEAN Summit in 2003. the huge palace has also meeting rooms, private pool, parking and conference rooms and is...

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  • Pura Tirtal Empul Holy Water Temple: 5

    part 5 of my tips on the holy spring temple with pictures of the main worship area, which has the typical mount meru balinese multi layered roofing and several huts where locals can worship, part of the main area is off limits to non worshipers with signs clearly demarcated.the most famous holy water temple of Bali and is the fourth most visited...

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  • Pura Tirtal Empul Holy Water Temple: 4

    part four of my tips with pictures of the locations of the volcanic hot spring with blackish goo that was discovered in the 9th century in this area and that is why the temple was created to honor the kings who found it and the water gods. the source of the hot spring is inside the main temple complex and no one is allowed to enter it.the most...

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  • Pura Tirtal Empul Holy Water Temple: 3

    part three of my Pura Tirta Empul holy spring temple tips with pictures of of the several hot spring water pools (they have 8 pools) where the locals and international hindu devotees and curious tourist take a dip and purify themselves on the holy waters of the temple.the most famous holy water temple of Bali and is the fourth most visited temple...

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  • Pura Tirtal Empul Holy Water Temple: 2

    part two of my tips and with pictures of the assorted balinese architecture and the huge houses that the pilgrims use to rest before and after dipping in the holy waters of the pura tirta empul holy spring temple.the most famous holy water temple of Bali and is the fourth most visited temple is the Pura Tirta Empul, located in Tampaksiring town in...

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  • Pura Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple: 1

    once you enter the complex, there are shrines to Hindu Gods like Shiva, Vishnu, Indra and Brahma. the shrines are located at areas along the complex.the most famous holy water temple of Bali and is the fourth most visited temple is the Pura Tirta Empul, located in Tampaksiring town in Gianyar Regency. Pura Tirta Empul Temple was built in 962 A.D....

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  • Pura Tirtal Empul Holy Water Temple:...

    the most famous holy water temple of Bali and is the fourth most visited temple is the Pura Tirta Empul, located in Tampaksiring town in Gianyar Regency. Pura Tirta Empul Temple was built in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty along a hot springs that still has a bubble (located in the middle of the large temple). The Balinese come here to bathe...

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  • Sangyan Jaran Dance (horse dance)

    the final part of the nightly Kecak dance after the 5 acts and the Sanghyang Dedari Dance is the Sanghyang Jalan Dance where a coconut husk filled bonfire is made on the stage and the boy dressed in a horse, performes the sangyang dance while going over the bonfire and dancing in and around the bonfire.The Kecak Dance is performed nightly from 6:30...

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  • Sanghyang Dedari Dance

    if you are watching the hour long Kecak Dance in Central Bali, the Sanghyang Dedari Dance and Sangyang Jaran Dance is included in the show and there are no intermissions in between and just after the act 5 of the kecak dance, the Sanghyang Hari Dance Starts.the dance is a religious dance that prays for the health and well being of the village and...

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  • Kecak Dance: Act 5

    the final act of the Kecak Dance starts when the monkey general Sugriwa, an ally of Rama, challenges Megananda to a fight and Rama's armay and Ravana's army clash and Rama finally kills Megananda and rescues his wife and together they return to their kingdom.the Monkey Dance or the Kecak is a fairly recent addition to the balinese dance as it was...

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  • Kecak Dance: Act 5

    the final act of the Kecak Dance starts when the monkey general Sugriwa, an ally of Rama, challenges Megananda to a fight and Rama's armay and Ravana's army clash and Rama finally kills Megananda and rescues his wife and together they return to their kingdom.the Monkey Dance or the Kecak is a fairly recent addition to the balinese dance as it was...

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  • Kecak Dance: Act 4

    Act 4 starts at the Battlefield where Prince Rama was shot by a poisoned arrow by Megananda, the son of Rawana, and the arrow turns into a snake and encircles Rama. Rama then asks for help from the God Bird Garuda, who kills ths snake.the Monkey Dance or the Kecak is a fairly recent addition to the balinese dance as it was only made in 1930. the...

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  • Kecak Dance: Act 3

    act 3 starts when Hanoman, the monkey king, secretly slips into the Palace of Rawana to tell Sita that he will help Rama to rescue her and gives Sita a ring from Rama and Sita in turn gives a token to Hanoman to give to Rama and and they make plans for the rescue.the Monkey Dance or the Kecak is a fairly recent addition to the balinese dance as it...

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  • Kecak Dance: Act 2

    Act two starts when Rama's brother Laksamana left to search for him in the forest, leaving Sita alone and the Rawana arrives with his minions and kidnaps her and brings her to his kingdom.the Monkey Dance or the Kecak is a fairly recent addition to the balinese dance as it was only made in 1930. the monkey dance was lifted from the Ramayana wherein...

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  • Kecak Dance: Act 1

    act 1 starts when Rawana, king of demons, lust after the exiled Prince Rama's wife Sita, who made a golden deer that Sita wants. Rama hunts for the dear which is actually a stooge of Rawana in diguise and mimic's Rama's Scream. Sita orders Rama's brother Laksamana to search for Rama, leaving here alone and unprotected.the Monkey Dance or the Kecak...

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  • Kecak Dance: Overview

    many of the whole day and full day tours of Central Bali have a last stop at Batubulan Village in Sukawati Town or in Ubud for the nightly Kecak Dance, which usually starts from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm and unlike the Barong Dance, there is no Gamelan Accompaniment here, only the voices of the actors and actresses and like the barong dance, is continous...

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  • Barong Dance: Act 5

    the final act of the Barong Dance, Kalika, a servant of Rangda asks Sahadewa to permit her to go to heaven too like the Rangda but Sahadewa refuses so the servant turns into a boar and fights Sahadewa and was defeated, then turns into a bird and also was defeated, finally turns into the Rangda, Sahadewa now ask the aid of the all famous Lion Like...

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  • Barong Dance: Act 4

    the God Siwa appears and gives Sahadewa immortality so that when the Randga tries to kill and eat him, he does not succeed. The Rangda then asks forgiveness to the god and kills himself and he is allowed by the god siwa to go to heaven,Barong Dance and Kecak Dances are played in Batubulan Village in Sukawati Town in Gainyar Regency and in Ubud...

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  • Barong Dance: Act 3

    Act 3 starts when a witch of the Rangda enters Dewa Kunti and bewitched here into pledging that her son Sahadewa be put to death. the prime minister is also bewitched and they tie Sahadewa at the tree in the forest to be killed by the Rangda.Barong Dance and Kecak Dances are played in Batubulan Village in Sukawati Town in Gainyar Regency and in...

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  • Barong Dance: Act 2

    the second act of the Barong Dance starts when the servants of the Dewa Kunti arriving and then Rangda servants arrives and bewitched them and they then go back to Dewa Kunti.Barong Dance and Kecak Dances are played in Batubulan Village in Sukawati Town in Gainyar Regency and in Ubud Town. Price of admission if you are part of the private tour...

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Gianyar Hotels

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  • Chapung Se Bali Villa Resort

    Jalan Raya Sebali, Keliki, Gianyar, 80561, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Sri Ratih Cottages

    Jl. Raya Penestanan, Ubud Bali, Campuhan, Gianyar, 80582, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Mara River Safari Lodge

    Jl Prof Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19, Gianyar, 80551, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Gianyar Transportation

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    by ukirsari Updated May 1, 2003

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    Well, the most confy way to go around Ubud is rent a car. You can stop-by everywhere in the village to see the craftmen working. Open your window glass and feel the wind touching your face. Paddy's field is the main scenery of this area. Here we're taking picture with BMW X5 from PT BMW Indonesia (thanks so much for Mr Jesus Cordoba and Mrs Helena Abidin for their trust and permission to try this cool SUV!!!!).
    Or, you want to try another experience with join a safari tour? Easy, they will accompany you to go around this area. The name of the bureau is Bali Tropical Safaris.

    Me, Ayu and Susi under copyright of Robert Silaban
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Gianyar Shopping

  • Souvenir Stores and Stalls at Pura Tirta...

    being the fourth most popular and most visited temple in Bali after Tanah Lot, Ulun Danu, Besakih, Just outside the Pura Tirta Empul at the exit area going to the parking area of the tourist buses and vans are rows and rows of souvenir stores and stalls selling everything touristy like dress, shirts, local crafts, batik, sarong, shot glasses,...

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  • Store of Satria Agrowisata

    all the agrowisata farms in central bali have a cooperative store in their premises as to entice the tourists on a tour of their farms to but their products after the free tasting of some of their products like coffee, ginger tea, chocolates, lemongrass tea and a lot more. Satria Agrowisata is no exception and the store is located in the middle of...

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  • Big Batik Store in Batubulan

    once you have seen the barong dance and before you embark on your other destinations in Central Bali, your tour guide, whether the group bus tour or private package van tour, will show you around a few shops around Batubulan and Celuk and Mas Villages and in Batubulan Vilage, the Biggest Batik Store in Bali is located, the Sari Amerta Batik Store...

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Gianyar Tourist Traps

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    by machomikemd Written Jan 24, 2014

    first of all, if you would check on the official Ralph Lauren Website www.ralphlauren.com/ , you would see that they don't have any Ralph Lauren or Polo Ralph Lauren or Polo Stores in Indonesia (Bali and Batam Island included!). why is it that there are many Polo and Polo Ralph Lauren Stores in Kuta and Bali, you would ask?

    simply because a local enterprising businessman trademarked Polo and Polo Ralph Lauren in the Indonesian local patent office before Ralph Lauren can come and build stores in Indonesia, that is why when you see the many Polo and Polo Ralph Lauren stores in Kuta and around bali and around Indonesia, these are all counterfeit! they hare made by local indonesian businessman and copied from Ralph Lauren but you would see that the fabrics are thin and don't be tempted by the 50% discount of buying 3 or more shirts as still, they are not the original Ralph lauren Merchandise!

    this big polo ralph lauren store is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

    address is: JL Raya Batubulan, Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

    Unique Suggestions: you can go inside as they also have other products beside ralph lauren merchandise like local food stuffs and souvenir items and they offer free iced tea and orange juice to guests.

    all packaged tours, whether tour bus or private van tours, go to this big polo store.

    Fun Alternatives: don't buy these counterfeit stuffs!

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Gianyar Off The Beaten Path

  • Silversmiths Working Demonstration

    wherever store you go in celuk village as part of youtr tour package, all shops here have open air live demonstrations of the local artisans making assorted pieces of silver or gold into assorted ornaments or necklaces or bangles or rings or amulets and a lot more. you can watch these live demonstrations before entering their main shops if you are...

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  • Visit a local house

    When experiencing another culture it is always good to see how they live.It is worthwhile to befriend a local to get true feel for how they live and to experience their lifestyle a little.I just love the ornately carved doorways and simple lifestyle with such a family influence.

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  • Bali Cocoa and Chocolate

    Being a major agricultural area, central bali host mani Agrowisata Farms (organic agricultural farms run by cooperatives) and besides coffee which is a major export of Bali and Indonesia, they also grow cacao beans, mainly the trinitario and forestero variety and make them into assorted chocolate with different flavors and also chocolate drinks....

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  • Snake Skin Fruit

    Part of a whole day or full day tour of Central Bali is going to various Agrowisata Areas (organic agricultural areas with shops) and there are tons of them in Central Bali and whichever Agrowisata you go, they will offer you to taste Snake Skin Fruit, called Salak, which is called as the covering of the sour fruit is like scaly snake skin. so...

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