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    Sea Salt process

    by kyoub Written Feb 7, 2009

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    Sea Salt through

    You will see several strange looking troughs lined up along the beach. These troughs are made of palm tree trunks split in half. Seawater is put in these and left out in the hot sun so the water will evaporate. The almost dry salt is then scraped out of the troughs and put in baskets.
    This salt is used mostly for packing fish, not for eating.

    The villagers that work here make a very modest living so if you stop please leave a small donation.

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    Grand palace

    by kyoub Written Feb 6, 2009

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    Taman Ujung was once the grand palace of the king of Karangasem. It was completed in 1921 but the earthquakes of 1963 and 1979 caused much damage the structures.
    It is still an interesting sight and you can wander around the pool.
    Or admire the view from the pavilion.

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    Fresh seafood

    by kyoub Written Feb 6, 2009

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    Only seen at low tide

    Candidasa may not have a beach now that the coral has all been destroyed but it is still worth a visit. Candidasa is a 1km strip on Bali's east coast. You will find some nice resorts in that area as well as some inexpensive bungalows.
    You can also engage in numerous water sports.
    If you just want to chill then you can do that also. There are numerous nice restaurants, some with ocean views.
    Daily morning departures to DPS/Kuta from next to police office at the west end of town..

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    Directional temple

    by kyoub Updated Feb 5, 2009

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    Pura Lempuyang is one of Bali's extremely holy temples. It is perched on a hilltop at 768m.
    There are several ways to reach the temple. You can climb the 1700 steps in 2 hours or so, take the bus that is always fully packed with locals and emittes puffs of black smoke on it's way up the hill, or you can get a car and driver to take you.
    There are a few stands near the temple where you can get refreshments.
    We didn't see touts like we encountered at most of the large temples.

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    Holiday retreat

    by kyoub Written Feb 5, 2009

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    Tirtagangga was built in 1947 as a holiiday retreat for the rajah. The ornate pools are fed by a spring from the mountain. In 1963 Gunung Agung spewed the water park with lava and ash.
    It is still a lovely setting for relaxing, swimming, and taking photos.
    There are also accommodations if you don't mind paying a bit more.

    Open daily 6am-6pm

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    Historical landmark

    by kyoub Written Feb 5, 2009

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    Be sure to visit Klungkung, an important historical landmark in east Bali. The kingdom fell in the battle of 1908 but the monuments and intriguing sights are still there.
    The floating Pavilion and the ceiling paintings are a must see.

    Klungkung is a small city consisting of a traffic circle and four streets. There are several shops and markets here. You can buy Klungkung style paintings, carvings, and silks so have a look around.

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    A Private Massage in Candi Dasa

    by balisunshine Written Oct 25, 2006
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    Need a massage?
    Want it at your place,
    while in Candi Dasa.

    Nenghah Sukartha will come
    to your hotel or villa
    to give you a traditional healing that
    involves massage and body rubs with ointments and herbs
    as well as a local jamu drink that he dispenses with sage
    advice about taking care of your body and spirit.

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    Picture-perfect scenery

    by kyoub Written Feb 5, 2009

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    Book a drive through the countryside and small villages.
    You will see some of the most beautiful scenery.
    Dense tropical forests, rice paddies, and rugged mountains.

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    beauties that you can visit.....

    by indoguy Written Oct 28, 2006

    historic places like tirtagangga,a pond where the former king of the area use to bath....
    tulamben / amed area,where one of the best area in bali for snockeling and diving (offer ship wreck).

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