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Tanah Lot temple was built in the 15th century by the priest, Pedanda Bahu Rawuh or Danghyang Nirartha from Majapahit Jawa. The temple sanctuary is built a top a huge rock which is surrounded by the sea. Poisonous but peaceful sea snakes, which have white and black colors, found at the base of the rocky island are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruder. It is also a fantastic place to view beautiful sunsets. The best view is from the cliff overlooking the temple. The beach around Tanah Lot is great for horse riding and watching dramatic sunsets, but not for safe swimming.

Taman Ayun Temple located in Mengwi and was the area of royal family temple of Menguwi kingdom. This temple was built in the year 1634, the temple consists of a forecourt, a central court and a spacious inner court. A lake of lotus surrounds the area of the temple, about 300 meters in the side of Mengwi Palace. Beyond the moat, the temple lies on slightly rising ground.

The grassy expanse of the outermost courtyard, the fine array of Meru and pavilions in the inner courtyard, and its well-kept appearance make it one of the most beautiful temples in Bali. Across the area of the temple can be found the Museum of Manusia Yadnya, a museum of rituals of human being since they were in the womb till they burn after death

Ulun Danu Temple, on the western shore of the lake, dramatic Pura Ulun Danu Bratan projects into the water. This is the temple of the lake goddess who is much revered as a source of fertility. Built by the king of Mengwi in 1633. It consists of four compounds, the two outermost of which are completely surrounded by water.

When the three-tiered Siwaitic lingga petak was recently restored, the builders discovered a bubbling spring and a big white stone flanked by two red ones a phallic lingga representing the reproductive power of Siwa as the god of fertility. Towering above this, on a separate islet, is a single shrine of 11 roofs dedicated to Wisnu in his manifestation as the lake goddess Dewi Danu. Who protects all living creatures

A short distance from Bedulu stands the mysterious Goa Gajah Temple or Elephant Cave temple but there were never any elephants on Bali. A fantastically carved entrance depicts entangling leaves, rocks, animals, ocean waves and demonic human shapes running from the gaping mouth which forms the entrance to the cave.

However, Goa Gajah Temple dates back certainly to the 11th century. Whether it was originally a Buddhist or Hindu hermitage cannot be answered with certainty, for there are both Hindu and Buddhist sculptures inside or outside the cave. Perhaps monks of both religions had hermitages close to one another. In pre-Majapahit Java and Bali, the two religions, both influenced by Tantric beliefs and practices, had begun to amalgamate into what is called the Siwa- Buddha cult. Buddhist practices and doctrines survive to this day amongst a small segment of the Brahmana broken bas-reliefs of stupas and a tiny cavern priests who are mostly found in East Bali.

Besakih Temple located at Karangasem Regency, east coast Bali. A climb north, through the astonishing landscapes of Bukit Jambul, ascends over 900 meters up the slopes of Gunung Agung to Pura Besakih, the holiest of all temples in Bali. It originated most probably as a prehistoric terraced sanctuary where worship and offerings were made to the god of Gunung Agung, the dominant landscape element in the Balinese world. Over a thousand years and more, it was enlarged and added to until it grew into the present complex of about 30 temples.

In the 10th century it was apparently a state temple. According to inscriptions kept here, an important event took place in the year 1007. If can only be guessed that this was associated with death rituals for Queen Mahendradatta, Udayana's co-ruler who died the previous year. Since the 15th centuries it was the state temple of the Gelgel-Klungkung dynasty which built a series of small temples in honor of its deified rulers. Now it is the state temple for the provincial and national governments which meet all expenses. Today, Pura Besakih is revered by all Balinese as the "mother temple" of Bali

Uluwatu Temple is located at Pecatu village on a tip of a peninsula, with a breathtaking view of the sea. The temple which was built in the 11th century and it is one of the Sad Kahyangan Temple for whole Hindhu followers in Bali. Panorama of rocky hill, which sharply drop into vast ocean is very interesting particularly during sunset moments. Kecak Dance is often performed around the temple, and hundreds of monkeys inhabit the surrounding forest.

Gitgit Waterfall is one of tourist object and very suitable for who wants to enjoy agro tourism, you can continue your journey North of Bali, exactly in Gigit Village about 10 kilometers south of Singaraja. In this village you can enjoy vast coffee and clove gardens. Walking and enjoying coffee garden is a right choice if you visit Gitgit Village. The area located more or less 500 metres above sea level is a strategic place for tropical plants to grow well. 350 meters walk from the main street tracing the coffee and clove garden, you will find a waterfall about more or less 50 metres height as the highest waterfall in Bali.

The waterfall, located about 500 m from the main road, is surrounded by lush vegetation. A fine, cooling mist hangs in the air, providing a refreshing welcome after the walk down

This cool, 1,450-meter-high village perches on the rim of a caldera looking out over the sacred, blackened, smoking volcano of Gunung Batur and Lake Batur, an all-important water catchments for south central Bali’s agricultural wealth.

Jatiluwih Rice Terrace approximately 20 km. from Tabanan, the road climbs up high into the hills to a small village named Jatiluwih at a height of 850 meters above the sea level. The view here is one of the finest imaginable Bali's terraced paddy fields stretching in endless contours over hills and valleys as far as the eyes can see.

The other rice terrace can be find in PUTUNG Village and CEKING Village (closed from Ubud)

Ubud is one of famous village in Bali, located in North of Bali, this village is the center of Culture tourism in Bali. Here you can find artist for carving, painting and dancing. On the whole though, Ubud has managed to stay relaxed and beautiful, a place where in the evening are quiet.

If you like shopping, ubud is one of the paces, because there is a big traditional art market in center of Ubud. There’re some places that you can visit here, such as: Ubud Palace, Monkey Forest, etc.


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