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    Look at the breadbasket of Bali

    by kyoub Written Oct 14, 2005

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    Fields of rice

    The fertile fields of rice and veggies stretch from the foothills of Batukau volcano to the southern coast. I was really surprised to see corn , tomatoes, cabbage and the like growing on Bali. There are also fields of rice on the hillsides.

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    Watch a beautiful sunset

    by kyoub Written Oct 16, 2005

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    Temple of land and sea

    If a beautiful sunset is what you are looking for follow the crowd to Pura Tanah Lot.
    If you would like to get a better look at the temple then go well before sunset and avoid some of the tourists.
    Pura Tanah Lot is a temple that sits on a small island about 100m off the coast.
    It is accessible only at low tide but you can always get close enough to take pictures.

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    Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Golf Club and Resort

    by machomikemd Written Feb 5, 2014

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    if you want to be in luxury while visiting Tanah Lot Temple Complex and lie in walking distance of the famous temple complex, you can stay at the Pan Pacific Nirwana Golf Club Resort just beside the complex. the resort has an 18 hole golf course designed by the famous Aussie Golfer "the shark" Greg Norman" and the golf course have panoramic views of the temple complex among the cliffs but staying in this lux resort means far from the action in Kuta, Legian and Seminyak. The luxe hotels in this complex starts at 140 US Dollars and up and is ideal for staycations.

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    Sea Snake Cave

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2014

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    at the front of the Tanah Lot Temple, just a few meters from the beach is a small cave that is populated by poisonous sea snakes and it acts as a mini shrine that locals believe that the sea snakes guard the temple and that local hindu priests bless people going to the sea snake cave as they are considered guardians of the temple. tourists can also go to the sea snake cave as access to the main temple is not allowed for non balinese hindu people.

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    Pura Tanah Lot

    by machomikemd Updated Feb 6, 2014

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    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

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    The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Pura Tanah Lot: Sunset View

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2014

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    why, this is why most tourists go to the Tanah Lot temple, to watch the beutiful balinese sunset facing the tanah lot temple as a back drop and is even seen in post cards.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Tanah Lot Complex: Sunset View

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2014

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    this will be my pictures of the sunset view of the other places in the Tanah Lot Complex.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Pura Tanah Lot: Panoramic View

    by machomikemd Written Feb 6, 2014

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    this will be my panoramic view pictures of Tanah Lot using my samsung galaxy note 3 and Iphone 5 smart phones.

    Pura Tanah Lot is one of the 9 directional temples around bali but is the most famous and most visited temple of all of Bali. the temple was built in the 15th century by a famous Hindu Sage from Java called Dang Hyang Dwi Jendra, also known as Nirartha as he saw the beautiful rocks in this part of bali and instructed the locals to built a temple dedicated to the sea gods.

    the temple is a small part of the huge tanah lot complex and there are 6 separate temples around the complex and tons of souvenir shops and restaurants. entrance to the main temple is restricte to local devotees only.

    according to wikipedia:

    The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples were established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. However, the temple had significant Hindu influence.

    At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which was created from Nirartha's scarf when he established the island.

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    Batu Bolong Temple

    by black_mimi99 Written Mar 6, 2012
    Batu Bolong

    Batu Bolong Temple is located in the west side of Tanah Lot Temple which is featured by beautiful panorama with the big hole under the temple. Batu Bolong Temple is also built on the rock with the reef bank and own the small temple yard.

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    Pura Taman Ayun

    by machomikemd Written Feb 3, 2014
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    Lying close to the Alas Kedaton Monkey forest and near the famous Tanah Lot complex in western bali and part of Tabanan Regency, being on a whole day tour, What else to do but visit the famous Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun. the royal temple was built by the King Gusti Agung Putu of the Mengwi Balinese Dynasty in 1634 as a royal water temple to honor the local Hindu Gods and Deities. the temple grounds and garden is huge as a man made lake surrounds the Royal Temple and you can enter the rectangular walkway that surrounds the temple complex but entrance inside the enclosed by wall part if forbidden but you can take pictures of it from th periphery.

    at the gardens outside is a large structure that shows traditional balinese cockfighting.

    Admission price for tourists is 20,000 rupiah and is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday except on religious occasions.

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    Pura Taman Ayun 2

    by machomikemd Written Feb 3, 2014
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    part two of my tips with more pictures.

    Lying close to the Alas Kedaton Monkey forest and near the famous Tanah Lot complex in western bali and part of Tabanan Regency, being on a whole day tour, What else to do but visit the famous Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun. the royal temple was built by the King Gusti Agung Putu of the Mengwi Balinese Dynasty in 1634 as a royal water temple to honor the local Hindu Gods and Deities. the temple grounds and garden is huge as a man made lake surrounds the Royal Temple and you can enter the rectangular walkway that surrounds the temple complex but entrance inside the enclosed by wall part if forbidden but you can take pictures of it from th periphery.

    at the gardens outside is a large structure that shows traditional balinese cockfighting.

    Admission price for tourists is 20,000 rupiah and is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday except on religious occasions.

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    Pura Taman Ayun 3

    by machomikemd Written Feb 3, 2014
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    part three of my tips with more pictures.

    Lying close to the Alas Kedaton Monkey forest and near the famous Tanah Lot complex in western bali and part of Tabanan Regency, being on a whole day tour, What else to do but visit the famous Royal Temple of Pura Taman Ayun. the royal temple was built by the King Gusti Agung Putu of the Mengwi Balinese Dynasty in 1634 as a royal water temple to honor the local Hindu Gods and Deities. the temple grounds and garden is huge as a man made lake surrounds the Royal Temple and you can enter the rectangular walkway that surrounds the temple complex but entrance inside the enclosed by wall part if forbidden but you can take pictures of it from th periphery.

    at the gardens outside is a large structure that shows traditional balinese cockfighting.

    Admission price for tourists is 20,000 rupiah and is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday except on religious occasions.

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    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest

    by machomikemd Written Feb 4, 2014
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    Alas Kedaton Monkey forest is a favorite stop for tourists going on a tanah lot sunset watching tour coming from a bedugul tour as it is one of the three largest monkey forest in Bali, the other two being the Sangil Monnkey Forest, also located in Tabanan Regency and the Ubud Mionkey forest, located at Gianyar Regency. If you don't have time to go to the other monkey forest, then you can go to Alas Kedaton as it is near going to Tanah Lot, about 12 kilometers or a 15 minute drive away.

    Alas Kedaton has about 12 hectares of rainforest and there are four entrances to the huge complex and the ticket for admission is 15,000 rupiah for adults and 7,500 rupiah for children. the complex has many macaque monkeys that acts as guardians of the forest and you can even feed these monkeys as they are tame and there are also lots of souvenir shops around and a large hindu monkey temple dedicated to the monkey god and they also have giant fruit bats along the complex of which you can take pictures of and pose with them and even live fruit bats and monkey shows at certain times and even a snake picture taking.

    if you are in a private van tour package, the admission ticket is included in the tour price.
    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest: Monkeys

    by machomikemd Written Feb 4, 2014
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    there are lots of monkeys at the alas kedaton monkey forest and they are quite tame and follow the instructions of the park guides and don't steal stuff from tourists unlike the monkeys in other areas like uluwatu or ubud.

    Alas Kedaton Monkey forest is a favorite stop for tourists going on a tanah lot sunset watching tour coming from a bedugul tour as it is one of the three largest monkey forest in Bali, the other two being the Sangil Monnkey Forest, also located in Tabanan Regency and the Ubud Mionkey forest, located at Gianyar Regency. If you don't have time to go to the other monkey forest, then you can go to Alas Kedaton as it is near going to Tanah Lot, about 12 kilometers or a 15 minute drive away.

    Alas Kedaton has about 12 hectares of rainforest and there are four entrances to the huge complex and the ticket for admission is 15,000 rupiah for adults and 7,500 rupiah for children. the complex has many macaque monkeys that acts as guardians of the forest and you can even feed these monkeys as they are tame and there are also lots of souvenir shops around and a large hindu monkey temple dedicated to the monkey god and they also have giant fruit bats along the complex of which you can take pictures of and pose with them and even live fruit bats and monkey shows at certain times and even a snake picture taking.

    if you are in a private van tour package, the admission ticket is included in the tour price.
    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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    Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest: Fruit Bats

    by machomikemd Written Feb 4, 2014
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    besides the macaque monkeys, the other attraction of the Alas Kedaton Monkey forest are the large fruit bats of which all are domesticated and tame and many have necklaces as a means of identification by the park guides and you can see them lying upside down along the tree branches in the monkey forest and you can even have a picture taken with them at a price of 60,000 rupiah.

    Alas Kedaton Monkey forest is a favorite stop for tourists going on a tanah lot sunset watching tour coming from a bedugul tour as it is one of the three largest monkey forest in Bali, the other two being the Sangil Monnkey Forest, also located in Tabanan Regency and the Ubud Mionkey forest, located at Gianyar Regency. If you don't have time to go to the other monkey forest, then you can go to Alas Kedaton as it is near going to Tanah Lot, about 12 kilometers or a 15 minute drive away.

    Alas Kedaton has about 12 hectares of rainforest and there are four entrances to the huge complex and the ticket for admission is 15,000 rupiah for adults and 7,500 rupiah for children. the complex has many macaque monkeys that acts as guardians of the forest and you can even feed these monkeys as they are tame and there are also lots of souvenir shops around and a large hindu monkey temple dedicated to the monkey god and they also have giant fruit bats along the complex of which you can take pictures of and pose with them and even live fruit bats and monkey shows at certain times and even a snake picture taking.

    if you are in a private van tour package, the admission ticket is included in the tour price.
    opens: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Theme Park Trips

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