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Best Places to Visit in Candidasa of 2017

  • 01 Lempuyang Temple

    Lempuyang Temple
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    Lempuyang Temple is also known as Pura Lempuyang Luhur and it is one of the oldest and most visited temples in Bali. The majority of Hindu population in Bali comes to this temple, thus it has gained much popularity among the tourists coming to Bali. The main temple that is the mother temple lies about 1175 meters above sea level on the peak of Mount Lempuyang in East Bali.  One can reach the heights via a steep staircase that would posit some real life adventure and you will be challenged to count 1700 steps watching the irresistible attractions in the surrounding.

    The hordes of long-tailed macaques will surprise your visions. The ardent lovers of hiking and trekking will fall for the matured blend of mountains and the serenity bowing its head before you. You can ask for motorcycle taxis of the locals to take you till the asphalt ends at the Penataran Agung and then again you have to climb other thousand steps that would lead you to immerse in extraordinary sights.

    Highlights: However, there is a strong belief among the villagers that you have to maintain a respectful behavior and you should not complain about the challenging way up. If you climb up the steps with a heavy heart, you cannot reach the top but lose your stamina in between. The calm and cherish-able serenity at the top would let you bewitched for long and the small temple owns rather a heightened mysticism.

    Location: On top of Mt. Lempuyang, Indonesia



  • 02 Tenganan Pegringsingan

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    A village with pure legacy of thousands of years in the regency of Karangasem in Bali is Tenganan Pegringsingan. Before coming to the knowledge of outer world it was known by anthropologists as one of the most important secluded societies on the archipelago. Since 1970s, the village has been going through some changes and variations and developments. From then on, tourism started imposing its clutches on the soil of this village.

    What attracts people toward this village is its unique culture and preserved customs. Bali Aga is the predominant culture here which holds the original traditions and rules of the ancient people intact and the atypical architecture was also a talk of the town.

    Highlights: The village’s specialties lie in its peculiar music that is Gamelan selunding music and geringsing double ikat textiles. The legends about the village say that the inhabitants of this village were selected by Indra, the god of war to administer a territory which to be a microcosm of the world and they were suggested to keep the territory pure and clean. Thus the concept of territorial, spiritual and bodily purity has a lot of significance in the village.

    The Bali Aga people are believed to be originated or descended from the pre-Majapahit kingdom of Pegeng. The rules are very stringent for those who live in the village and only those who have born in the village are allowed to continue staying there. Anyone who marries outside the village should leave the territory and go out of the community. The houses in the village are arranged on both the sides of the north to the south concourse with the doors of them opening onto it.

    The narrow entrances of each house allow only one person to enter or come out of the house at one time. There are two temples on both the entrances of the village.

    Rituals: Almost all the rituals in the village are closely similar to the main ones Balinese culture follows but one of the unique features is the wide use of geringsing. People believe that geringsing is capable of keeping impurities and any kind of danger out of their village as well it protects humans from adverse influences during the transition from one phase of life to the next.

    Location: Jalan Raya Nyuh Tebel, Tenganan, Manggis, Indonesia. It is located northwest of Candidasa about 5 km away from the main road.



  • 03 Charlies Chocolate Factory

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    A cottage style factory situated near to Jasri Beach is Charlie Chocolate Factory, a paradise of good chocolate. It was the concept of a US expat, Charlie came into existence as a beautiful chocolate factory. He started with some natural products like sunblock from cocoa, soaps made of coconut oil and cinnamon-orange, skin gel from sea-weed and of course chocolates. Another important fact about the factory is that most of the staff includes young women who are living near to the factory.

    They come to work with their kids. Here, they use the naturally collected cocoa beans from the island and cold pressed to make them healthy, dark chocolate. You will get chocolates with 85% of cocoa as well. Narkabo is the label in which chocolates are sold which does not have many varieties but chocolates with 69% or 85% cocoa in them.

    Highlights: There are currently 12 people from the village employed here. The products are distributed at Bali Buddha, Zula, Sari Organic etc. Also, there is a soap factory in the premises and the soaps are coming to the market under the name Island Mystik. The chocolate factory is a calm, serene spot where people would love to come and spend some quality time. Kids will definitely enjoy being here.

    Location: The factory is located north of Candidasa, about 15 minutes away. It is on the banks of Jasri Beach. The cottage style factory is nestled amidst several coconut trees and offers the best view of the island.




  • 04 Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice

    Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice
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    Taman Gili Kerta Gosa is the official name of an important historical landmark in Candi Dasa that is Kerta Gosa. It is located in the town of Klungkung and it forms the part of the famous Puri Semarapura royal palace. The building consists of a grand hall or which is locally known as Bale Kerta Gosa.

    The ceilings of the hall are decorated with Kamasan or wayang style paintings and the other structure is the Bale Kambang or the floating hall.

    History of the building: Its construction dates back to 1686 and it was commissioned by Dewa Agung Jambe. He was the then ruler of the Klungkung kongdome. Since the construction, the complex was subjected for restorations and renovations and the last one was done in 2014.

    Currently this is one of the most visited and primary historical sites on the island. Public are always welcome to visit the site and know more about the ancient architectural influences Indonesia had.

    Structure of the building: The building was almost demolished by the Dutch in the early 20th century but the Hall of Justice remained intact and preserved itself from the attacks to attract many tourists. The complex shows the typical Balinese architectural style. The wayang style paintings are the most appreciated attraction in the complex.

    The paintings portray the traditional Balinese figures. Puri Kerta Gosa is the famous painting placed in the complex. There are two bridges that lead to the floating hall and they are adorned with an array of statues that symbolize the characters from epics.

    Timing: 07:00 am to 06:00 pm on all days

    Entry fee: 12000 IDR per person

    Location: Jalan Puputan Klungkung, Semarapura, Klungkung, Indonesia, Bali



  • 05 Makare-kare Festival

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    A ceremony indigenous for Tenganan village in Bali is Mekare-Kare which if famously known as Perang Pandan. It is an offering ceremony that is for paying tribute to Indra or god of war and the ancestors of the village. This annual festival is held in June. The Tenganan village belongs to one of the old villages of Bali which are called Bali Aga village and it is surrounded by hills and boasts its sturdy structure that resembles the shape of a fortress with only four entries.

    The peculiarity of this village is that it has written rules called awig-awig and the natives believe Indra is the god of all gods. The story of the festival starts from the ages of gods. It is believed to be the commemoration day of Indra’s war with Maya Denawa.

    Highlights: The festival will last for 2 days and happens only during Sasih Kalima that falls on the fifth month of the calendar of Bali and it is conducted as a part of the famous ceremony called Sasih Sembah, the largest religious fest in the village. It happens in the middle of the village hall. It starts at 02:00 pm which invites all the citizens in traditional clothes and men are supposed to partake in Pandanus war, a fighting ceremony on a stage of 5*5 meters square.

    Before the start of Perang Pandan, there will be a ritual for the surrounding villages to seek for salvation and then a ritual to drink palm wine. Then the attractive Pandan war starts. The happy fight will last three hours or more and everyone would be happy to take part in it.

    Best time to go: The festival happens in June and if you go to Bali during that time, you can witness the rare festival in its purity and authenticity.




  • 06 Pasir Putih Beach

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    A hidden beach in Indonesia which is the supreme attraction now is Pasir Putih Beach with several nicknames like White Sand Beach, Virgin Beach, and Hidden Beach etc. The 400 meters wide white sandy shore is a shocking surprise for the first time visitors. The shore is made absolutely beautiful with the presence of several tall palm trees that sway synchronically with the wind blows. It is nestled amidst a small village called Perasi, quite far off from the main city.

    A lot of tourists from different parts of the world come to spend a quality time at the beach, alone or with their family. Tourists arrive here will stay at the guest houses and hotels located along the coast of Ujung or in Candi Dasa. The secluded beach is extended between two hills between Bugbug and Perasi. The beach is lying about 4.5 km east of the main hub of Candi Dasa.

    Highlights: Since the beach is nestled amidst two hills and lush greenery, it is kept hidden from the outer side of the village and that is the supreme peculiarity of the beach. Also, there are a lot of cafes and small restaurants arranged in a line on the beach which serves tasty seafood delicacies and other items familiar on the island.

    Activities: Swimming and snorkelling are two important activities people love to do at the beach. Boating is also an overwhelming activity. Those who love to have a tropical relaxation can find the beach as the best. There are spaces just to lie down and relax looking at the water cuddling the shore. You can enjoy playing football or volleyball on the sand or do sunbathing as well.

    Location: From Kuta, it would take around 2.5 hours to reach the beach. Drive east from Kuta toward Sanur. From Sanur, you can connect to the Kusamba Bypass and continue driving on the coastal road along Candi Dasa and when you reach Perasi Village, you can seek help from the village to reach the beach.





  • 07 Goa Lawah Temple

    Goa Lawah Temple
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    One of the most prominent temples in Bali is Goa Lawah which is a huge complex constructed around a cave. The cave houses hordes of bats and thus its name flourished as Bat Cave. The temple’s birth was claimed to be in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan. He was an early priest who was the reason for Hinduism to come to the land of Indonesia, experts say. Located in the village of Pesinggahan Dawan, the temple is the major landmark to be visited on your tour of Candi Dasa or Bali.

    Structure of the temple: It is a large complex situated on the north side of the Jalan Raya Goa Lawah main road. Those who come to visit Bali would take a short break to visit the temple for prayers. At the entrance of the temple, you can see two large banyan trees and as you enter the temple, you will come to see a central courtyard. Three bale pavilions at the three corners of the complex. Also, there are ages-old shrines that holds nectar bats and a Shivaite shrine which was there for thousands of years. It was once a place for meditation for many sages.

    History: The story of the temple says a prince from the Mengwi kingdom had chosen the place to hide away from the enemies and eventually reached at Besakih Temple on the foot of Mount Agung. The story was not proved right or wrong till date. The locals and the temple community say that the cave leads to three locations viz. Mount Agung, Talibeng and Tangkid Bangbang and various accounts declare that when Mount Agung erupted in 1963, ash came out of Goa Lawah.

    Location: Jalan Raya Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan Village, Dawan District, Klungkung




  • 08 Lotus Lagoon

    Lotus Lagoon
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    Lotus Lagoon in Candi Dasa has umpteen number of admirers from all over the world since it displays an amazing sight with an expansive water body brimming with pink and fuchsia lotuses and there is a small garden with statues in the centre. Tourists as well as locals come to enjoy the sight of Lotus Lagoon every day. While you come across the road, you will be able to see a temple on a higher elevation and the temple is the reason why the area got its name.

    There are two shrines situated amidst the densely forested hillside. Once you reach there, you will be getting a better sight of the lagoon as well as the sea and the beach which together make Candi Dasa look so pleasant and glamorous.

    Highlights: The lagoon will always be beautiful with a number of lotus in it and people who would love to spend some time to relax with peaceful environment, this is the best choice.

    Location: Jl. Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia



  • 09 Tirta Gangga Water Palace

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    A former royal palace in eastern Bali is Tirta Gangga which is located about 5 km from Karangasem near Abang. The fame of the palace is the contribution of its water palace owned by Karangasem Royal. It was designed and constructed in 1948 by the last Raja of Karangasem. The water gardens are the most important contribution of the king and the island people were surprised to see the Raja working with the labourers to help the construction of the garden. The prime feature of the gardens of the water palace is the atypical blend of Balinese and Chinese architecture.

    Highlights: The grounds of the water garden are made of three separate complexes and each has ponds and beautiful sculptures. The lowest complex possesses two large ponds and a water tower while the second complex consists of water pools. The last or the third one has the main complex which is the home of the former Raja. Now, there are restaurants and four bungalow units for rent in this complex.

    You can see an underground pipe system that goes to the upper swimming pool. It emerges out through the mouth of a demon statue and flows into a lower level pool. From there, it flows into some ponds and into the rice fields that are creating the border of the gardens. The water is always considered holy and used for religious purposes also. There are some ceremonies held during spring led by the local temple priests.

    Timings: It will be open from 08:00 am to 11:00 pm on all days.

    Location: Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia. It is located about 6 km away from the town of Amalpura and at a distance of 83 km from Denpasar.




  • 10 Taman Ujung Water Palace

    Taman Ujung Water Palace
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    Karangasem Regency in Bali is filled with many historical sites. Ujung Water Palace is one among them which was formerly a palace and now it is called Ujung Park or Sukasada Park. From Amlapura, it lies about 5 km away. The palace houses three large pools. In the middle of the pools, there is Gili Bale, the main building. It is connected to the edge of the pool by the bridge.

    History: The palace was built by the King of Karangasem, Gusti Bagus Jelantik. The ownership of the palace was given to Karangasem Royal family. The construction of the building was finished in 1909 under the guidance of a famous architecture from China and the Dutch. It had faced nearly devastation by showers of hot ash in 1963 which was followed by the eruption of Mount Agung and an earthquake in 1979. Restoration of the building happened afterwards and retained its splendour and now it is one of the most features attractions in Bali for locals and visitors.

    Structure of the building: The palace displays a great combination of Balinese and European architecture so well. The three large ponds enhance the beauty of the building to a greater height and they are connected to each by long bridges and pathways.

    Opening hours: 07:00 am to 07:00 pm

    Location: Desa Ujung, Jalan Raya Taman, Tumbu, Karangasem, Tumbu, Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia.




  • Nearby Getaways from Candidasa
  • 01 Ubud

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    Those looking for a change, transformation, and spiritual awakening, apart from travelling to one of the world’s most affordable and beautiful town, travel to Ubud in Indonesia. It is a home to great culture, food, restaurants, sightseeing, spirituality, and travel. The Hollywood movie, Eat, Pray, Love was shot in Ubud. Ubud is mostly a retreat for yoga, meditation, and many wellness and adventure activities. It is an adventurer’s delight. The green pastures flanked by water bodies and clear sky are enough to set your body clock to the right timing. You can fine tune your bodily vibes and energies when you visit Ubud.

    You can as well take a short course in ayurvedic medicine and yoga, live in cottages and resorts, go shopping, and have a great time well spent in this part of Indonesia. The festivals of Ubud are the most vibrant and colorful. Commuting within Ubud is easy by hiring a bike and driving around the town all by yourself. Ride paddy fields, historical places, and dense forests make Ubud one of the most popular tourist’s places to visit in Indonesia. You can attend the beach parties and enjoy the Balinese dance in this town of Ubud in central Bali.


  • 02 South Kuta

  • 03 Denpasar

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    Hectic, Burgeoning and Sprawling – the capital of Bali, has been the nerve center of the island’s wealth and growth in the last half a century. For some, it may look like an appalling or a disorganized place but if you spend a little time on its boulevards in the comparatively affluent government and business district of Renon, you’ll discover a rather more ostentatious side of the city.

    Denpasar is definitely not a tropical utopia but is as much a part of the real Bali as the cliff top temples and the rice paddies. It is the hub of the island for over 800,000 locals and here one can easily access the shopping hubs and parks. More appealing here is the myriad of authentic and palatable restaurants and cafes that lure the flourishing middle class. You may also wish to venture into the markets of Denpasar, pivotal museums of the city and indulge in the modern Balinese vibe. Usually, visitors stay in the hotels, resorts and stay houses in the tourist towns of the South and visit Denpasar on a round trip during the day time. In case traffic is lean you can reach here in half an hour from Seminyak and 15 minutes from Sanur.   
  • 04 Singaraja

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    The port town situated in the northern region of Bali, Singaraja serves as the seat for the Buleleng Regency. The name literally translates into Lion King in Indonesian. Singaraja also served as the Dutch capital of Bali between the years 1849 and 1953.

    The second largest city in Bali, the place consists of a population of over 120,000 people. This destination is covered with greenery that lines the very streets of the place and surviving Dutch colonial buildings that make up for a very charming scenario. The waterfront area that is located in the north of Jl Erlangga is worth exploring too. People spend hours by this charmingly sleepy waterfront as it emits a soothing experience.

    Another chief attraction of Singaraja is Lovina – which is not exactly located within the city but merely a few miles away from it.

    Singaraja held great importance during the time of Dutch rule as the city helped the latter to remain in administrative dominance in the whole of Bali. In fact, Singaraja now remains to be among those few places that consists of minutely visible traces of the Dutch, Chinese and the Islamic influence. After years of revolving and re-emerging, Singaraja is today recognized as one of the most important centres for education and culture.

    There are only two airports in the whole of Bali. The other one is being debated to be built in the Kubutambahan region of Bali which lies east of Singaraja – making it extremely convenient for travellers to visit this place.


  • 05 Gianyar

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    Gianyar is primarily known to the rest of the world as a regency situated in the Indonesian province of Bali. While the area doesn’t hold a great space, it certainly holds varied activities and experiences for visitors – especially those visiting for the first time.


    One of the primary attractions in Gianyar is the town of Ubud. It is referred to as the ultimate hub of art and tourism. Gianyar is rich not only in terms of wealth, but the kind of experiences it offers to every one who are interested in a quick weekend getaway.


    Not only will the travellers be able to enjoy the comfort and luxury at the endless top-rated resorts and hotels of Gianyar but also seamlessly understand the rich prevailing culture of the destination.


  • 06 Kintamani

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    Kintamani is a land surrounded by beautiful captivating lively green nature lying in the lap of Indonesia. It is situated at the western edge of Bali. It has gained its fame throughout the world for its most adventurous dramatic view of volcano Mount Batur and charming serene beauty of the Batur Lake.

    There are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Batur Lake. These villages are famous as Bali aga village, for their culture, houses and lifestyle of the villagers. Most of the villagers are employees of industrial tourism companies. If one shows respect to the villagers they become very friendly.

    Kintamani encompasses a massive land of Mount Batur Caldera, Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan and Kintamani villages that sits like a ring around the huge Batur Caldera. As it is, more or less, 1500 m above the sea level, the temperature remains around 15° and even losses down more at night. This cloudy n drizzly pleasurable weather helps to rejuvenate one and gives a romantic impact. Alike the lake and volcano, another tourist attraction of Kintamani is Pura Ulun Danu Batur, a nine directional temple.

    Wondering about your stay in Kintamani? There are a lot of hotels in Kintamani that will offer you cosy and comfortable stays such as Kedisan Resort and Resto Apung, Lake View Ecolodge, Hotel Segara, Toya Devasya Natural Hot Spring and Resort, and many others. If you are a complete foodie, you can dine at any of the restaurants in Bali out there like Pulu Mujung Warung, The Amora Bali, Etc.

    If you love partying at night, Bali will surely entertain you with a great nightlife. Unfortunately, there is no known nightclub in Kintamani Village. The nightclubs and bars that are really famous in Bali are Kunti Shraya, Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa, etc.

    For shopaholics, avoid the yelling vendors trying to sell you all rubbish. Buy fresh fruits instead. A special local orange called Jeruk Kintamani is a must have there. The fruit with citrus flavours is delicious.


  • 07 Munduk Langki

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    Munduk Langki is situated in the Northern Coast hemisphere of Bali. This location makes up for the perfect holiday destination especially given how exotic the place truly is and the numerous, varied experiences that visitors can avail. This village encompasses for an over-all unassuming and is filled with beautiful buildings that hold great secrets.


    Munduk Langki’s climate varies but more times than often, one can find a cooler climate prevailing in this village. Due to the given flora and fauna that can be discovered in this location, activities such as trekking through forested hills and hidden villages is among the most favourable things to do in Munduk Langki. One will often find Dutch-built assortment of houses and colonial-style buildings to appreciate that are typically scattered throughout the place.


    Tourism wise there is a lot to this place than meets the eye. There is no worrying when it comes to staying in this location. There are a number of home-stays, hotels, restaurants or resorts that you can choose from and are located quite close to the heart of this beautiful town. Moreover, when it comes to basic amenities such as food – such things are well taken care of by the locals. There are so many activities one can indulge in while at this place.


  • 08 Nusa Lembongan

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    Nusa Lembongan was once the realm of shack staying surfers. Today, it definitely has hit the high point. True, you can very well get a simple room overlooking the beautiful sunsets and the surf breaks but you also have a choice to stay in one of those choicest boutique resort and relish on a scrumptious meal. The growth here has been phenomenal.

    This is no way restricts the growth and the planning for future years in Nusa Lembongan. It is a burgeoning Bali island that only gets popular with each passing year. Well, this does not dismiss the fact that Nusa Lembongam is still a mellow place. However, this new found richness for the beautiful island of Indonesia is definitely paving way for substantial changes here. Some of them being: Several young boys riding around in their motorcycles to school, almost all the temples being refurbished and renovated and the remainder in the line, high end supremely comfortable luxury resorts being introduced and the time being marked by the arrival of the tourist boats (that come on package tours) rather than by the fall of a coconut or crow of a rooster. Hopefully, with the passage of years, it will get more popular as a tourist attraction in Indonesia.


  • 09 Uluwatu

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    Uluwatu is known as the surfer’s haven in Bali. They have the most beautiful cliff top resorts, luxurious villas, and mesmerizing beaches. Located to the South of Bali, it attracts many surfers from around the world every year. The temples of this place are the most beautiful and located in scenic landscapes. If you do not want to surf, you can eat, drink, enjoy the view, go beach walking, and relax at these stunning beaches. Considered one of the best romantic getaways, you can visit this resort town in Bali to get the best of sightseeing.

    There are many tourists places to visit in Uluwatu. You can get breathtaking panoramic view at the cliff tops, hike near the caves, discover many hidden beaches, and take photographs of the stunning monuments and temples at this place. You can also check out the reefs, deep water swells if you are an experienced swimmer, and surf at these beaches. You can attend the beach parties, stay in the pool villas, and make the most of your holidays in Bali by visiting Uluwatu. There is one of the most sacred temple situated at this peninsula region that is said to protect Bali from evil.


  • 10 Amlapura

    Capital of the Karangasem district, Amlapura is the key transport junction and town junction in the eastern Bali. It is very well connected to almost every part of the Bali. Though being the smallest of the Bali’s district capitals, it is worth a stop to check out the different royal palaces here.

    Until the year 1963, Amlapura was known by the name of Karangasem. During that time, the Agung volcano erupted with a massive force and caused devastating damage. This was the reason why Karangasem was rechristened and reborn again as Amlapura so as to get rid of any further "unlucky" association.

    One of the most significant attraction of the Amlapura is the puri or the traditional palaces. You can locate the northern, western, eastern or southern puri found at several places in Amlapura. These palaces are till date occupied by the members from the royal family. Of all the palaces, the only one that is easily accessible is the Puri Kangin located on the eastern end. Besides this, you can also plan a visit to the old Puri Agung Karangasem, Palace that was the seat of the erstwhile King of Karangasem. Though not a favourite in the itinerary of the tourist’s visiting Indonesia, you can still plan a visit to check out the vast range of architectural marvels located here.   


  • 11 Besakih

  • 12 Tampaksiring

    Tampaksiring is a temple town in the northern part of the Denpasar city in Bali. Those who are interested in the architecture and cultural tours can visit this town for its temples and natural beauty. There are some good restaurants and places to stay in this town that serve home cooked food. You can visit this town during the day and go on sightseeing trips. The Tirta Empul is the famous temple in this town. It has sacred waters in which pilgrims take a dip. This town has a spiritual community and this temple is popular amongst Hindus across the world.

    Stretching for miles together, you will find street shops that sell arts and crafts items. None of the shops sell mass produced items, but only handicrafts in wood carvings. The products sold do not have finesse. The spring temple has water arising from the land and is believed to be from infinite waters. There are papyrus inscriptions on the temple that narrate how, Bhatara Indra, the Sun god created this temple. It depicts the interesting tale of the miraculous king, Mayadenawa, who was said to have powers to appear whenever he wants which to his arrogance claiming himself as god. The water of the temple are said to have medicinal properties.


  • 13 Marga

  • 14 Gili Island

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    Gili Island is an archipelago in Indonesia. Just picture three miniscule desert islands, embellished with the coconut palms and white-sand beaches, nestled in a turquoise sea? That’s Gili Island for you! Regarded as the vision of the paradise, the archipelago has exploded in terms of popularity. It is burgeoning like nowhere else in whole of Indonesia. Here, you can find speed boats zipping the visitors directly from Bali and new and happening hotels coming up just about every month.

    Typically, it shouldn’t be hard for anyone to comprehend or understand the unique appeal of Gills for a tranquillity endures and a green consciousness is improving. You’ll never find dogs or motorcycles here. Development here has been more charming than just ferocious or greedy. You can also find some concrete eyesores.  

    Every island of this archipelago has a distinct character. Most cosmopolitan of the islands here is the Trawangan that is popular for its party and bar scene, vibrant culture, plush accommodations, stays and resorts and restaurants that lie in proximity to the definitive tropical chic. The local character of the Gili Island is the strongest and is a true melange of languor and buzz. Ideally, Gili Island is the best desert island getaway.
  • 15 Lombok

    Lombok has long been overcast by its superstar neighbor, Bali. There’s a constant buzz about this Indonesian island all across the Lombok Strait that reaches the ear of travelers who come here seeking something different from Bali. It is endowed with lush forest interiors, enormous hiking trails that lead you through the rice and tobacco fields, exquisite white sand beaches and epic surf, Lombok is all the way brimming with tropical charisma. You’ll not help but notice the mighty Gunung Rinjani that’s the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The summit here is complete with the beautiful crater lake and hot springs. That’s not enough! Southern coastline of Lombok is nature on a lofty scale – Massive Headlands, Top notch Surf Breaks and Emerald Azure Bays. It is said, that the development of these beautiful beaches will soon happen but till that moment arrives, just plunge in the pristine beauty, simply the way it is.

    Lombok is often referred to as the ‘unspoiled Bali’ for its characteristic similarity or the ‘land of thousand mosques’ owing to the vast Muslim population residing here. The best months to visit Lombok are from October to April, when there are rains and the surroundings are in their full bloom.