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When you visit Bali, you should visit Museum Pasifika an important art museum founded by Moetaryanto P and Philippe Augier in 2006. It represents the Asian Pacific’s variety of cultural artefacts. It displays more the 600 artworks created by 200 artists belong to 25 different countries. It was initiated by a small circle of French and Indonesian art lovers and artists. The collections in the museum are roaming around the cultural and traditional lifestyle themes.
One of the famous painters in Bali Nyoman Gunarsa’s and a Javanese artist Raden Saleh’s works are depicted inside the museum to set some examples. The purpose of such museum ranges from awareness to education to the visitors as well as the locals of Bali about protecting the powerful art forms the country has ever witnessed.
Highlights: Museum Pasifika has a number of galleries, around 11 of them which display different artefacts from different countries around the world. Room 1 showcases Indonesian artists while room 2 has Italian artists in Indonesia. Dutch artists in Indonesia are in room 3 and French ones are in room 4. Room 5 collects the Indo-European artists in Indonesia while room 6 has managed to act as a temporary exhibition centre.
Artists on Indochina Peninsula, on Polynesia and Tahiti are preserved in room 7 and 8. Room 9 possesses premier art of Vanuatu and the Pacific Island Paintings of Aloi Pilioko and Nicolai Michoutouchkine. Room 10 preserves Tapa of Oceania and Pacific artefacts while the last room has several artworks from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia etc.
Timing: The museum is open on all days from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm.
Entry fee: For adults, the entry fee is IDR 70000 and for children under 10 years of age, the entry is free.
Location: Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia.
Beaches are the major attraction in Bali and there is no limit in the number. Nusa Dua, a point of interest in Bali has significant beaches, big or small, to enhance its beauty to the next level. One among them is Blue Point Beach. But this one is less crowded with a long stretch of white sand but a brilliant place to relax and witness the changes in the surrounding as the day rolls out.
Blue Point Beach is located in Uluwatu Pecatu Village and the locals call it as the Suluban Beach. Why the beach got the name Blue Point is interesting to know. There is a villa situated close to the beach bearing the name Blue Point Bay Villas and thus the beach got this name.
Highlights: Before reaching the beach, you will come across different restaurants arranged on the road overlooking the ocean and watching the colourful sunset every day. Those who do not prefer walking around the beach can take a seat at these restaurants and lure the lip-smacking dishes while enjoying the auspicious views of the blue and white combination that is perched on the wide beach. As you reach the beach, you will witness two cliffs which are huge and look like a hallway and you are expected to cross the corridor to reach the shore.
Activities: The cliffs and the high waves make the beach special for surfing and you will be able to see multiple surfers when you visit here. In addition to surfing, the beach is very friendly to those who wish to swim or just do sunbathing on the shore.
Entrance fee: There is a minimal entrance fee to be paid to enter the beach as well as a parking fee of around IDR 5000.
Location: Blue Point Beach in Uluwatu is located quite far from the main tourist centres in Bali and hence the public transport system to Blur Point is relatively dull. You can arrive here by private vehicles.
Devdan is a familiar name for all Bali lovers, the treasure of the Indonesian archipelago. The famous stage performance depicting high energy visual treat for the spectators, Devdan represents the wide variety of Indonesia’s culture. It is a combination of traditional Indonesian dance activities with modern contemporary dance, internationally recognized acrobatic attractions, colourful yet glittering costumes, and of course the brand new high-tech special effects.
On this 90 minutes long performance, the audience will be taken to a magical extravaganza that displays the tradition and diversity of the Indonesian archipelago, extending from Bali to Sumatra to Java to Papua etc. The costumes and music that accompany the performance are quite Indonesian and thus it attracts people fast and they will be amused to see the unpredictable mélange.
Highlights: While you are on a tour of Bali, Devdan Show must be included in your itinerary as it promises complete entertainment and fun-filled time for you. The show is featured to entertain the guests with the artistic and natural attractions that are the part of Indonesian lifestyle.
Devdan show is performed four times a week at the newest and most advanced theatre of Bali in the heart of Nusa Dua. The artists and performers from the different parts of Bali are well trained and experienced. They have done a number of performances at the theatre for many years and still continuing in pulling the crowds.
Timings: The show will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 07:30 pm and the duration is for 90 minutes approximately.
-Adult: VIP- 1,560,000 IDR, Prime View- 1,105,000 IDR, Good View- 8,45,000 IDR and Rear View- 5,20,000 IDR
-Child: VIP- 1,560,000 IDR and for other seats child has to pay 50% of the published rates.
Location: Komplek ITDC, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
A neat and clean beach in Nusa Dua is Geger Beach which calls tourists and travelers to spend a good time there with the playful waves. The busy beach is a great attraction located in Nusa Dua. It is situated from the highway leading to Nusa Dua and the white sand beach always glisten and the sea is calmer when compared to the beaches in Kuta or Balangana Beach.
You can find a lot of seaweed farmers here who work to drive their lives ahead. Along the shore, there are a lot of cafes and small restaurants where you can spend time and sit happily for hours. Also there is a temple at the end of the beach.
Activities: Geger Beach is a beautiful host for multiple activities; both water based and land based. Still, it is famous for swimming, diving, surfing, beach games including golf. Or, you can simply sit and relax watching the waves approaching the shore and the serenity which is quite appreciative all the time.
Highlights: There are glittering star restaurants and hotels near the beach making it familiar and easily accessible for the tourists.
Location: Desa Adat Peminge, Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
Bali’s religious tolerance and cultural diversity are well known to the outer world and they become obvious when you visit Puja Mandala located on a hilltop in Nusa Dua in Badung regency. It is a place of worship as the words describe and now it is one of the precious tourist attractions in Bali which depicts how Bali has transformed to become the perfect island welcoming cultural diversities and religious tolerance.
The area of Puja Mandala extends up to 2.5 hectares filled with glittering towers and buildings, Puja Mandala agrees with nature and expresses a quiet, serene atmosphere, though.
Highlights: The idea of Puja Mandala was in the head of former tourism minister Joop Ave as to develop a worship complex for all the religions in Bali and it became a reality when the president nodded his head in agreement with him. The construction of the complex was finished in 1997 and the inauguration was done by the then minister of religious affairs, Tarmizi Taher.
The complex houses Ibnu Baitullah Mosque, Maria Bunda Segala Bangsa Catholic Church, Budhina Guna Buddhist Temple, Bukit Doa Protestant Church and Jagat Natha Hindu Temple.
They all stand in harmony, side by side, letting people believe that religion is to unite people not to divide. Tourists, as well as locals, find this place a unique concept which portrays a distinguished architectural style as well. During the religious celebrations, the real tolerance comes into light when all people will take part in the celebration of any religion and work together to make it grand.
People come together to help each other during the special occasions and festivals of each religion, thus showing the respect to other religions.
Location: Jalan Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
A romantically superb attraction in Nusa Dua is the Water Blow, nature’s miraculous work of art makes it a wondrous landmark where a lot of tourists come to visit and take photographs. Water Blow lets you watch the powerful waves from the Indian Ocean crashing against the limestone edges on the southeastern cliff. If you want to reach this attraction, you have to walk along the paved footpaths on the southern half of the so-called twin islands.
At the entrance, you will read an arch written Water Blow that shows you the way to the site. The reef with a narrow opening at the edge gives the waves touching it pressure and thus let them rise up to a few meters above and crash land like a huge wave. There is a circular cement stage protected by guardrails. It is built with a huge stone in the middle and with benches where you can sit and wait for each wave to touch you.
Highlights: Remarkably, it is a place for a perfect photo shoot and thus newly wedded couples and honeymoon goers come to the site to be a part of the amusing photos with these crashing waves as the stunning background. Near the site, you will see a stone slab with inscriptions saying, strong currents, dangerous shore break, slippery rocks, sudden drop off and so on.
These are the precautionary suggestions to each visitor to take care of yourself to prevent from falling onto the waves. Visiting the place and enjoying the high waves are at your own risk. But the views are extraordinary to pull a lot of people toward the site regardless the risk factors behind it.
Location: Peninsula Island, Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
The famous tourist destination in Bali is Nusa Dua, the romantic centre and the glittering city of resorts and hotels. It has amazing attractions to be proud of that keep its glory touch the skyline always. And one among the most popular and visited attraction is the all- inclusive type beach of Nusa Dua. An enclave of luxurious hotels, resorts and brand amenities is arrayed very close to the beach calling out the visitors to spend good time with their beloveds on this simply awesome stretch of white sand and turquoise water.
Activities: Nusa Dua beach is a great place to have a leisurely time with your family or friends. Beach walk, swimming, sunbathing, beach games etc are the majorly done activities here. A relaxed beach without much hustle is Nusa Dua that offers you a private time of yours.
Highlights: The luxury hotels overlooking the blue surface are the major highlights one can see from the beach. During nighttime, these resorts and hotels make it all the way more bright and illuminating and the beach finds itself glamorous then.
Location: Nusa Dua Beach is located around 40 km south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali and it can be easily accessed from the Kuta area with a drive of around 20-30 minutes and Jimbaran with around 15 minute drive.
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Nusa Dua is the southern region of the city Bali in Indonesia. It is a coastal area, therefore, there are quite a few beaches here. These beaches offer umpteen number of water sports activities and few of them are:
Scuba diving is one of the most sought-after activities in the whole world and since there are a number of water bodies present in Nusa Dua, scuba diving is a very famous activity here. It can be said that scuba diving is one such activity in which one gets to experience aquatic ecosystem. The stunning experience of swimming with fishes, holding them in your hands and observing them is simply beautiful. It is very difficult to gain an experience as such by any other activity. Scuba diving in Nusa Dua is even more special as one gets to dive in the Pacific Ocean here. The best sites for scuba diving in Nusa Dua are:
Nusa Dua is a place which has quite a few hills in it, therefore people who visit Nusa Dua do try out trekking. Trekking is the best way to explore nature in its true sense. The trekking routes in Nusa Dua are pretty risky and adventurous and are considered to be the best in the country. People from all over Indonesia come to Nusa Dua to try out this activity. Even though trekking is an amazing activity, and one gets to experience a lot of things on their trek. But the highlight of a person’s trek is never the journey to the top of the hill, it is always the moment when one reaches the top. The feeling of triumph one gets and the panoramic view of the scenic beauty one gets to see is always the highlight of one’s trek. The most adventurous trekking tours in Nusa Dua are:
Surfing is an extremely difficult water sports activity and it is quite prevalent Nusa Dua. A person swims with a surfing board away from the shore for this activity and waits for a high tide to come. When the high tide occurs, the person stands on the board and tries to balance itself in such a manner that they move forward. Although surfing is an exciting activity, it is not advisable to people who do not know swimming. It takes years of practice to properly do surfing. The popular surfing destinations in Nusa Dua are:
Parasailing and paragliding are two very similar yet very different adventure activities. In parasailing, a person is tied to a parachute and the other end of the rope is tied to a speedboat. When the boat moves, due to its speed, the parachute goes up in the air. When the boat stops moving, the parachute slowly comes down. In paragliding, a person is tied to a glider and they have to jump off a cliff. After jumping, the person floats in the air and can change their direction. In both the activities when gets a bird’s eye view of the surrounding. Both the activities are equally thrilling and the best places to enjoy them are:
Nusa Dua is a coastal village in Bali, therefore there are a number of water bodies present in the place. The presence of so many water bodies makes it possible for tourists to see some outstanding water animals. Dolphins are wonderful creatures. They are the most-friendly animals on the planet and it is a treat to watch them. Nusa Dua is one place where people from all over the world come to view dolphins. Nusa Dua has been blessed with quite a few places where one can spot dolphins. The best sites for dolphin watching in Nusa Dua are:
Indonesia is a country which has a rich harvest of rice every year. In fact, they are one of the leaders in per hectare rice yields of the world. Rice is one of the most widely eaten items in Indonesia and they produce it in large quantities. The rice fields of Indonesia are a spectacle to watch. One will be stunned by the efficiency of the workers on the rice fields and by the view of lush green lands. Just like of Indonesia, the rice fields of Nusa Dua are also amazing to watch. One should visit the rice fields of Nusa Dua during their stay here. Places where one can visit rice fields in Nusa Dua are Perum Puri and Dasa Temesi.
Just as the name suggests, ATV or the all-terrain vehicle can be ridden on any plane. Nusa Dua is a town in Bali which has a number of hilly regions in it. The place also has a lot of beaches. There are different kinds of planes present in Nusa Dua which makes the ATV ride all the more interesting. One gets to experience riding on different kinds of planes and the best part about going on an ATV ride is the picturesque view of the surrounding one gets to enjoy during their journey. Nusa Dua, as a whole, is perfect for ATV rides but the best places here to enjoy it are:
religions, therefore one cannot generalize the religious beliefs of the place. One thing which can be said about Nusa Dua is that the people of Nusa Dua take their religion very seriously and they believe a lot in their custom and traditions. Hinduism is quite prevalent in the town, therefore there are several temples which have been built here. Some of the best temples, which one should visit during their trip to Nusa Dua are:
Nusa Dua is a place which hosts thousands of families every year. Therefore, it is a place which is very family friendly. There are quite a few places or tours where one can go to with their family and some of those places are:
Cycling is a very fun activity. The thing that stands out about cycling is that one gets to travel from one place to the other without causing any pollution. Instead of harming the society, cycling helps in making it a better place by keeping the riders fit and agile. Cycling is often considered to be the best activity to keep oneself fit. It is very famous in Nusa Dua and there are several cycling tours which take place here. The best cycle tours in Nusa Dua are:
The honeymoon is the most special trip for any person as it is the first time a couple goes out on a vacation, after tying the knot. Everyone want their honeymoon to be so special that they remember throughout their life. Nusa Dua is one such place which enables one to make their honeymoon special. It is a very romantic place which allows couples to have a great time here. Few romantic things which one can do in Nusa Dua are:
Nusa Dua is a town where there are numerous sites which one can visit during their trip here. The place hosts millions of tourists throughout the year who visit some of the top tourist attractions in the town. Some of those places are: