Temples, rice paddies, and veggies
2 hours driving from Ngurah Rai airport
A Hidden Jewel
This beautiful Balinese Hindu temple located at Tabanan, is maybe the most visited place in Bali, and is located 20 kms from Kuta. It was built in the 15th century by priest Nirartha and is one of the seven temples constructed along the Balinese coast. An important place for worship it was restored with Japanese help in1980, filling the base of the...more
Alas Kedaton is located in Kukuh Village of Marga Sub district + 4 km from Tabanan City. Alas Kedaton is actually a temple and this temple have two very interesting uniqueness. Own four entrances into the temple that is from west representing especial entrance northerly the other, East and from South arch which is all go to the middle of the yard....more
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...more
Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Kerambitan, Tabanan, 80251, Indonesia
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Nirwana Bali Resort is nestled among a tropical landscape, alongside the azure Indian Ocean ....more
Dusun Umabian, Desa Peken, Kecamatan Marga, Kabupaten Tabanan, Tabanan, Indonesia
Good for: Business
There isn’t much of a choiceof where to dine while in Balian.French owned at the time I dined there,Naga Restaurant was a superb experience.This venue offers an Asian and European combination along with,a daily ‘special dishes’ menu,according to what is fresh on the market.Prices are reasonable. The Grilled Duckmore
The best way to get around Bali is with a car and driver.The local drivers know how to get to all the places of interest plus they are used to drivingin the crazy traffic. It isn't that the roads are so crowded but at time there are scooters coming from all sides.Be sure to agree on the right price before you take off then there will be no...more
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In many kingdoms the king was encouraged to sire numerous offspring with his multiple concubines as proof of his continuity virility. Most kings enthusiastically fulfilled this noble duty; many Balinese claim descent from royalty and rumors flourish of concubines impregnated by the palace guards of an elderly impotent king. Most Balinese bearing...more
As you drive around Bali,you will see very old trees dressedwith a black & white checkered skirt.Usually, these trees are very sacredand a place of worship will be set up at the base of the trunk.The black and white checkered poleng clothsymbolizes good and evil forces in balance.more
You never know where you may run into a wild cat in the jungle.
Actually the wildcat that we saw wasn't dangerous.
One of the guys that was working at the temple had found a baby civit cat.
He had hand fed it since it was quite tiny when he first saw it.
It was about the size of a regular kitten when we were there.
Because of it’s quiet village life,it may be wise to bring some provisions when visiting Balian.Having a car or a motorbike will allow you to explore the area. Books, reading materials, DVD’s, CDs if you seek to have some sort of entertainment. Special snacks you might like, any medications that may be needed, liquor. Cash money would be wise...more
A small daypack will hold all that you might need for this short drive. Wear lightweight cotton clothing and wear a long skirt or bring a sarong.This will keep you from having to wear one that is furnished at the temple.Wear comfy walking shoes. Sandals are fine as long as they are comfortable. Disposable tissue will come in handy.Bring sunscreen...more
On the slopes of Gunung Batukau, is Pura Luhur Batukau. The mountain is very important to the Balinese because it is the source of irrigation water to the south and west of it.The temple is a very important temple because it is next to the highest temple on the western part of Bali. The forest and green moss are the decorations for this important...more
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Balian is good for surfers,
people who like a quiet existence,
and people who would enjoy an interaction
that is more in tune with a Balinese village,
than a shopping mall.
The best time to go to Balian
is during the dry season,
which is April-October.
The currents are strong so don’t swim by yourself
without telling anyone where you are going.
Another near by surf spot is, Medewi in west Bali.