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Pura Sakenan, Bali

  • Sakenan Temple is a principal temple in the southern part of Bali, situated on the north-west shore of Seangan. It is hardly 10 km south of Denpasar and easily reachable. The temple had its glory at the highest level when it was a centre of pilgrimage during 210-day piodalan temple anniversary which was celebrated with processions to the Serangan Island on foot or by the traditional boats made of wood. The renovations and adaptations changed the ways and structure of the temple and location.

    History of the Temple: The temple was built in the tenth century by a famous priest lived during that time, Mpu Kuturan before the Majapahit Kingdom fell. The priest visited Bali with an aim to restructure the socio-religious influences on the island.

    Structure of the Temple: There are two important area in the temple. The largest area still has retained its ancient walls though many other parts have undergone superficial renovations while smaller area did not let many changes to occur on it. The previous structure of the temple was carved out of limestone and corals brought from the surrounding coral reefs.

    And the temple is guarded mostly by tall trees which have been standing for centuries now watching the changes happening to the temple over the course of time. The trees around are beautified with chequered clothes since the locals believed that those trees possess the guardian spirits of the temple.

    Highlights: Piodalan or temple anniversary is the main event held at the temple and during 1990s the pilgrims used to carry heirlooms and the temple object by foot to Serangan through the forests during low time and when the hide tide period came in, the transportation was by traditional boats. Currently, one can reach the land mass via a bridge by automobiles.

    Best time to go: Piodalan is the best time to visit the temple to see the colourful festival and the rituals at the temple. It falls on every Kliwon Kuningan Saturday in the 210 day Pawukon calendar. There will be ritual dances performed by the locals during the festival.

    Location: Serangan Island, southern Denpasar. You can reach the temple by following the road opposite LotteMart on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai from Sanur.

Attractions

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Jatiluwih Green Land

Jatiluwih Green Land is prominent for its scenic landscapes that are extremely exotic and dramatic. This was once the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site candidate.

Highlights: You can take a full day tour to the Jatiluwih Green Land. Jatiluwih is the principal attraction here along with the other prominent highlights located here such as the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest and the Batukaru Temple. The picturesque Tanah Lot sea can also be visited towards the end of your day tour just in time when you can partake in the dinner shows with the backdrop of the splendid sunset. Halfway up the view is the very alluring view accredited to the 180 degrees of the gently sloping terraces that can be seen as far as your eyes go.

Location: Jatiluwih Green Land is located at about 700 meters above the sea level in the Tabanan regency of the Penebel district.

Timings: Open round the year.

Price: Entry to the Jatiluwih Green Land is free.

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Lake Beratan

Lake Beratan is a hollow lake that has a caldera of about 1231 meters above the sea level. It is located at Bedugul and is an important attraction of Bali.

Highlights: Lake Beratan has a width of 3.8 km square and a depth of up to 22 meters. The water volume of the lake is approximately 0,049 km3, so it is actually a closed lake. Tourists can access the lake via the dock which is desisted or provided around the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Visitors can also carry out an array of activities for recreation such as parasailing, water skiing, riding on the motorbike to circle the whole of lake, fishing, banana boating and canoeing with the traditional boat.

Location: Lake Beratan is located at Jl. Bedugul - Singaraja, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Timings: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Price: IDR 7,500 per person Children(domestic) IDR 10,000 per person Adult (domestic) IDR 15,000 per person Children (tourist) IDR 30,000 per person Adult (tourist)
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Mount Batur

While you are in Bali you should picked this Kintamani tour which permits you to trek to Mount Batur. Head out for an exciting trek to Mount Batur and welcome the sun in the early morning when the entire world is snoozing. Trek to a stature of around 1717 meter and experience the marvellous magnificence. Mount Batur is considered as one of the sacred mountains by the Hindus. This volcanic mountain draws individuals from distant locations abroad for its shocking beautiful beauty.

The dawn trekking in Bali is exceptionally well known among the vacationer everywhere throughout the world. Feel the difficulties as you trek through the dimness and achieve the top to appreciate the stunning dawn. This is a twofold treat for the photography sweethearts where they can click some astonishing photos of the dawn and the environment.

Highlights: While heading out on this trek you can also enjoy some lavish breakfast right there along with your friends.

Price: Approximate cost starts from 60 USD per individual

Location: Mount Batur is located at the center of two concentric calderas North West of Mount Agung on the island of Bali.

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Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six fundamental temples thought to be Bali's holy pillars, is famous for its majestic location, rested on top of a sheer cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also yields the marvelous sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple located on the island's western shores. This temple is unquestionably one of the top points on the island to enjoy the stunning sunset delight, with uninterrupted views overlooking the gorgeous Indian Ocean.
Balinese structure, traditionally-designed gateways and antiquated sculptures add to Uluwatu Temple's appeal.
Without an uncertainty, what makes Uluwatu Temple spectacular is its cliff-top environment at the end of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Several archaeological relics found here confirm the temple to be of megalithic origin, dating back to the 10th century. There are two entrances to Uluwatu Temple, from the south and the north.

Timings: The visiting hours for the temple is from 9 AM to 6 PM. As a place of worship, however, it is open 24 hours daily.

How to Reach: Take the bypass main road to Nusa Dua and to Jimbaran and then follow the ascending road up to Uluwatu.