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About Tabanan

Another one of the main regencies that help make up for the beautiful and perhaps, one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world, Bali is the city of Tabanan. With an expansive area of approximately 839.33km, the city is home to up to 400,000 people hailing from varied backgrounds. While the city is comparatively smaller than most major cities in Bali and the world, Tabanan is divided into ten different districts on the basis of the geographical distinction followed by population accordingly. These ten districts are: Selemadeg, Selemadeg Timur, Selemadeg Barat, Kerambitan, Tabanan district, Kediri, Marga, Baturiti, Penebel and Pupuan.

Each of these destinations has something unique to offer to its visitors. For instance, the Penebel district located in the North of Tabanan consists of wide expanding paddy fields that allows visitors an insight into the local farming culture and rural life of Bali. At the same time, the more developed region of Tabanan such as the main city area offers tourists with experiences that are individualistic only to the city life including the diverse entertainment and adventurous activities as well as the shopping experiences that might not be available anywhere else.

The atmosphere is Bali is quite cool especially given the terraced land that lies against the spell-binding background of the two different mountains which are located quite close to the city of Tabanan. These mountains are, Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung. Lying on an altitude of approximately seven hundred meters, the cool atmosphere is what makes up for a wonderful experience in Tabanan.

However, the main attraction of the place remains to be its agricultural fields that the heads of Tabanan city have especially put in special effort in preserving. The tourism facilities are quite comforting too with hotels, resorts and homestays available just a skip away from all the important place around the city of Tabanan. Enjoy Tabanan’s natural beauty at simple prices and zero complications.

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Tabanan FAQ's

Travel Advice:

  • Less crowd, more fun: Bali is one of the most popular holiday destination in the world. Thus, tourism in this place is ever rising. Crowds from all over the world flock to Bali every year. And thus, it can get quite crowded. Check for the peak period and avoid staying in clichéd regions of the city. Instead opt for central mountains or the western coasts that are more chilled out.

  • Choose the right stay: The place can get quite crowded and it is obvious, with crowd coming in, the reservations can get full too. Thus, it becomes essential for one to choose the right type of hotel or resort that you will be staying in. Find your perfect spot in the perfect destination for the right kind of experience in this beautiful city before it is too late.

  • Embrace their local culture, traditions and beliefs: Tabanan is primarily dominated by lesser developed regions. The people may not be as advanced as you. Moreover, the life is quite simple too. Additionally, Bali is known to the world as the hub for intense spiritual beliefs and customs. Thus, it is important to respect the religious rules that roost in the place as well.

  • Drinking laws: Bali as a whole doesn’t consist of an established minimum drinking age as such. However, they do expect the crazy night-life lovers to be in control. Alcohol is easily obtainable from super markets and convenience stores, so no worries there.

Which are best things to do in Tabanan?

1. Village tour on an ATV: Like mentioned previously, the city of Tabanan is primarily surrounded by rural atmosphere. It is time for you to explore this field while sitting on an ATV. Navigate through the rice fields and seaside cliffs with the sight of beautiful coastlines while experiencing the beautiful Tabanan in the most unique manner possible.

2. Dirt bike rides through the outskirts of Tabanan: Are you the kind that enjoys adventures? Do you feed on your adrenaline rush? Well, Tabanan has just the perfect activity planned for you. Hire a dirt bike and explore the natures of Bali in the most thrilling fashion ever. Go on rides on the beaches, explore the traditional coastlines of the Balinese villages and eat at a local restaurant – all by yourself.

3. Feast at the ethnic gulling stalls on Tabanan: Whether you’re a foodie or not – this activity will truly allow you to experience Tabanan for the way it is. Roam around and get a chance to feast at the ethnic, gulling stalls of Tabanan. The seasoned food items will leave your taste buds tingling for more.

4. Bedugal Day tour: This tour is especially designed for those who would like to go on a productive yet comfortable sightseeing session. This will allow you a perspective on many famous locations in and around the Tabanan city including the royal family temple, the lush green paddy rice terraces, floating ocean temples, the ruins of the Dutch architecture and more.

What will you like in Tabanan city:

  • Shopping at the night market in Tabanan city: Always enjoyed shopping? Well, here’s the perfect place for you to shop at. Not only will you love the products that go on sale at this market but the ambiance at the place is also quite enthralling. Gain a different perspective of the locals in this region by understanding their culture of bargaining as well.

  • Land cruising at Waka: Want to experience Tabanan in a different way? Have you ever heard of land cruising? Well, here’s a chance for you to explore the beautiful, expansive lands of Waka – located not very far from the heart of the city while cruising on a nice means of transport.

  • Enjoy the Barong dance performances: As far as entertainment is concerned, this is well taken care of by the locals of Tabanan in order to ensure proper care and service for its visitors. Don’t miss the Barong dance performances that typically take place at numerous temples in and around Tabanan.

Which are the best places to visit in Tabanan?

1. Jatiluwih Green Land: To be made a UNESCO world heritage site, Jatiluwih Green land is an impressive rice terrace field surrounded with greenery and the beauty of village life all around it. Offering breathtaking views of nature, these green lands showcase the exemplary Balinese irrigation and agricultural systems. To know the real culture and food habits of Bali you can spend some quality time in this uncrowded place or else stay back to witness the stunning sunset views from the paddy fields. Spread over 600 hectares of land, this place is located with a backdrop of Batukaru mountain range which makes the landscape more beautiful to explore.
Location: Village, Jl. Jatiluwih Kawan No.Desa, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82152, Indonesia
Timing: Open 24 hours

2. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple: One of the best temples to visit in the Island of Gods that is Bali, you should definitely make a trip to the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple  which is located on the mountain range of Bedugul which stands amid the Lake Beratan. Located on a mountainous range the weather is cool and mild and makes it a perfect setup for you to visit the temple to offer you prayers to the deities. Built according to the hindu and buddhist architectural styles this temple was built to offer prayers to Goddess Danu, along with three major complexes to worship Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dedicated to Goddess Danu, this temple was built in the ancient age to pray for the well-being, prosperity and fertility of the people.
Location: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Timing: Monday to Saturday - 7 AM to 7 PM, Sunday - 5 AM to 7 PM

3. Bali Butterfly Park

Another magical place to visit during your family trip in Bali is the Bali Butterfly Park which spreads over an area of 3000 square metre. Situated in the Tanaban Regency this place is the home to a huge collection of a variety of species of colorful butterflies and many other species of insects and endangered species. The bridges inside the park, colorful butterflies and various insects will make this place quite interesting for your children to explore. This park also includes some rare species of butterflies like the birdwing butterfly, swallowtail and great mormon which not only takes care of them but also breeds, preserves and researches these species.
Location: Br.Sandan Lebah, Jl. Batukaru, Sedandan, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82181, Indonesia
Timing: Tuesday to Saturday - 9 AM to 3 PM, Sunday & Monday - 9 AM to 12 PM

4. Blahmantung Waterfall: When visiting Bali you definitely cannot afford to miss out on the Blahmantung Waterfall located in the beautiful village of Blemantung pujungan. While travelling to this stunning waterfall you will be visually treated with the best views of lush green paddy fields and mountain ranges that surround this village. Hidden behind a cliff this extremely beautiful waterfall is a peaceful place which will surely be a visual delight for you. Located with a height of only 50 meters and a not-so heavy water flow, this makes an appropriate place for you to take a refreshing bath in the cool waters of the waterfall. Completely unspoiled by nature and surrounded with various shades of green, a visit to this  waterfall will surely linger in your memories forever.
Location: PX2X+6H3, Pujungan, Pupuan, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82163, Indonesia
Timing: Open 24 hours

5. Angseri Hot Spring: To spend some peaceful time in the company of nature you can definitely take a visit to the Angseri Hot Spring while visiting Bali. You can surely take out some time to take a dip in the human-made pools with natural hot springs while enjoying the scenery of rice paddies, bamboo woods and palm trees. Enjoying the cool air from the rice fields and bamboo forests along with enjoying some warmth from the hot springs will surely relax your mind, body and soul. This place also has a kids pool and private pools that are covered with bamboo walls and offer a private time to enjoy with your family.
Location: Angseri Hot Springs is located at Banjar Munduk Lumbang, Angseri Village, Baturiti District, Tabanan Regency
Timing: Monday to Friday - 8.30 AM to 6 PM, Saturday & Sunday - 8 AM to 8 PM

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