Welcome to the Island of the Gods
BALI — THE “ULTIMATE ISLAND”
The island of Bali in Indonesia is year after year voted by the readers of all major travel magazines as one of the most enchanting travel and holiday destination in the whole world. Bali is constantly changing. It’s dynamic. It’s organic. There is rapid development of Bali’s economy, local and international tourism, the influx of people from other Indonesian islands. However Bali has managed to maintain its uniqueness and magic over the decades, and keeps enchanting visitors from all over the world. Many of whom return regularly.
Ubud is a Balinese Village consisted of 13 Banjar and 6 custom villages situated in Ubud District and Gianyar Regency. This village is located 20 km from Denpasar City where this place can be reached within 30 minutes from Gianyar regency. Ubud Village is an art village where many the art works with the high artistic values can be found in the area. It is because of the local people creatively creating the art work in particular of paintings. It is situated in 300 meters above sea level and featured by the cool temperatures that mostly better than the areas in south part of Bali Island. This village has the population about 9.800 people with the pure nature of environments and this area is one of the inspiration sources for the foreigner artist especially from Europe.
As a tourist destination, Ubud has many interesting tourist attractions for tourists from domestic and foreign countries. The tourist destination can be visited around Ubud includes Puri Saren (Ubud Palace), Traditional Art Market, Monkey Forest and Painting Museum.
Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave
Elephant Cave or better known as Goa Gajah is the name of a place with the archaeological heritage in form of a cave ornamented by the beautiful relief on the outside wall of cave. This place is formerly as a park, a place of retreat for Shiva Priest and Buddhist monks. Goa Gajah is located in the west side of Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District and Gianyar Regency which is about 27 km from Denpasar City. This cave is built on the brink of a meeting between two small rivers those are called by Kali Pangkung then it water mixing with Petanu River flows under it. The meeting area of two rivers is called by Campuhan/mixed which is deemed to have a magical power based on concept of Rwabhineda (two differences). Based on this concept seems Goa Gajah is intentionally built in two rivers.
Kintamani is a plateau area situated in north east part of Bali Island with amazing Batur Volcano and Lake. It is one of the famous tourist destinations in this paradise island offering beautiful panoramic view of active volcano, the line hill surrounded the area and cool temperatures. Beside of that, Kintamani is surrounded by six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which are often referred as Bali Age Village that own the unique cultures, form of houses and life style.
Kintamani is a village on the western edge of the larger caldera wall of Gunung Batur in Bali, Indonesia. It is on the same north-south road as Penelokan and has been used as a stopping place to access and view the Gunung Batur region. Kintamani is also internationally famous for Pura Tuluk Biyu’s 1000 years old Rites of Peace stone tablets and the Kintamani dog.
Tampak Siring Temple is located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar Regency, about 39 km to the east of Denpasar City. It is strategically situated beside of the main street to Kintamani, one of the famous tourist destinations in the island of god. It is set in the valley surrounded by the hill where the west hill was set a president palace of Indonesia Republic.
Tirtha Empul Temple is a Hindu Temple located in a valley between two hills with big springs and sacred by the local residents as a place to melt all the bad influences in the body and purifies the soul and mind. Tirtha Empul Temple or better known as Tampak Siring Temple or Holy Water Temple is a place to purify our self from the bad influences in life where we can discover the traditional showers sourced from the springs at this temple. The water that comes out from the shower is believed to eliminate all kind of diseases including adverse effect in the human life and give the new holy spirits. This place is very famous in Bali and many visited by local people and tourists every day since it has been appointed as one of the tourist destinations in Bali.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the famous tourist objects in Bali situated in Tegalalang Village north of Ubud Bali featured by the amazing rice terrace set the cliff. Tegalalang Village is located on 600 m above sea levels covered by good temperature where most of the villagers as a farmer. It offers the stunning view of rice terrace where we can see from the main road from Kintamani to Ubud. This rice terrace is one of the alternative tourist destinations to visit during Kintamani Tour or Ubud Village tour.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is sometimes to be icon of agriculture tourism for Bali and Ubud where now it was quickly developing into famous tourist destination. Some of the souvenirs shops are spread out beside of road those are all handmade at this village for tourists consume and export purpose. From Ubud we just take 25 minutes away by vehicle accessing a good road until we found it.