Bali Places of Interest

WHAT MAKES BALI SO SPECIAL
Bali ceremonyThere is the combination of the friendly people, the natural attractions, the great variety of things to see and do, the year around pleasant climate, and the absence of security problems. And then there is Bali's special "magic", which is difficult to explain.

As soon as you step off the plane you might sense the difference. In the villages you will notice the quietness and wisdom in old people's faces, and the interest and respect in the young's. Old men sit at the road side caressing their fighting cocks. Beautifully dressed women walk proudly through rice fields and forests carrying offerings on their heads to the next temple. There is the smell of flowers, and in the distance you hear the sound of gamelan music.

Gods and spirits have been an important part of Bali's daily life for hundreds of years. Mount Agung - Bali's holy mountain is internationally regarded as one of the eight "Chakra" points of the world. This may be more than an coincident. Watch out, the moment you feel the magic of this Island, you are addicted for the rest of your life.

Ngurah Rai International Airport BaliHOW TO REACH BALI

The Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar is the main gateway to Bali. There are increasingly more international airlines that offer direct flights to Bali. From Sukarno Hatta International Airport of Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia offers a dozen departure times to Bali. Internationally, Garuda Indonesia also has direct flights from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and a number of Japan and Australian cities.

Wisnu Statue at GWK Cultural Park BaliGARUDA WISNU KENCANA (GWK) CULTURAL PARK

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is a tourist destination in Bali that will strengthen the existing tourism infrastructure. With its strategic location, it is only 10 minutes away from Ngurah Rai Airport and 20 minutes away from Benoa Harbor. GWK Cultural Park features a composition of area that constitute a conjugation of Architectural Land Art with natural landscape layout and superb natural panorama. GWK Cultural Park is designed to be an integrated area that will show a supreme culture, technology and international business.

The statue of GWK will be built at a height of 150 meters and it will sit on a land of more than 250 hectares. This integrated area will be a landmark for the tourism of Indonesia. Presently, a statue of Wisnu, which Hindus believe to be a protector and preserver of the universe stands tall at height of 22 meters. Nearby, a Statue of Garuda, which serves not only as a ride for Wisnu but also symbolizes freedom and everlasting dedication, stands at 18 meters tall.

Surrounded by pillars of limestone with The Statue of Garuda as its background, the Lotus Pond, an area that can accommodate 7500 people, is very suitable for holding big events like live music concert, gatherings, weddings, dinner party, product launching and other special events.

In GWK, special areas have also been allocated to accommodate multi cultural events. An 800 seat Amphitheater with a first class acoustics is one unique place to hold events such as dramas, cabaret, cultural dances etc. An Exhibition Gallery that will cater to both local and international artists has also been designed specially to hold art related exhibitions and events. In addition to the two places, there is also the Street Theater which serves as an open stage to hold many kinds of outdoor cultural activities.

To complete your GWK visit, Jendela Bali Restaurant which is located at 140 meters above the sea level. Serves wide variety of foods and beverages including ethnic Balinese, Western as well as Chinese, all prepared by a world class chef. The exclusively romantic ambience, together with the panoramic view of the Agung mountain and the beaches of Bali will make your lunch, dinner or any special moment that you celebrate with loved ones, family and friends an unforgettable one. 

All in all, GWK visitor will have a wonderful cultural experience where the grand monument and spiritual solemnest is perfected by a spectacular traditional dance. All of this will be combined in one complete tour of culture, shows, facility as well as the services of Jendela Bali Restaurant. 

Aerial Shot Nusa Dua AreaNUSA DUA

Developed as a luxury resort complex in the southernmost tip of Bali, Nusa Dua is home to the Island's most luxurious hotel and resort accommodation and conference facilities. Located in a secluded enclave with access control by private security, and just 10 kilometers from Bali's international airport and 25 minutes from the chic and vivacious Kuta, Legian and Seminyak districts, Nusa Dua exceeds all expectations as a world class tourist destination.

Tropical coral reefs protect the magnificent beaches of Nusa Dua, creating an idyllic environment for a wide variety of water sports and activities. Beautifully manicured gardens surround shopping centers, restaurants and bars. An internationally acclaimed golf course and a superlative lawn bowling green add to the charisma of the area.

 

Surfing at Kuta BeachKUTA/LEGIAN/ SEMINYAK

Famed for spectacular sunsets and ideal for surfing, shopping and dining excursions.

 

 

 

 

Tampak SiringTAMPAK SIRING

The holy spring, which bubbles up in the inner courtyard of the Tirta Empul temple in Tampak Siring is held to have magic curative powers, and strong of people visit the special bathing where cool water spouts from mossy walls. The temple of Pura Tirta Empul is built around the sacred spring in Tampak Siring. Over 1000 years old, the temple & its 2 bathing places have been used by the people to pray. Specialties of the area bone and ivory carvings.

 

 

 

Tanah Lot templeTANAH LOT

Carved out of the landscape tides, wind and rain, the huge offshore sentinel rock of Tanah Lot supports a small picturesque sea temple which can be reached by a scramble over wet rocks. There are refuted to be several large caves just below the water line at the base of the rock which shelter large sea snakes, the guardians of the temple.

 

 

 

Kecak Dance at UluwatuULUWATU

On the southernmost peninsular of Bali is the towering tableland of Bukit, which drops dramatically into the sea at the sheer cliffs of Uluwatu. This rock is believed to be the metamorphosed ship of Dewi Danu, goddess of the water. The ancient temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu, perched precariously on this spot, is populated by a friendly tribe of protected monkeys.

 

 

 

 

KINTAMANI

 Kintamani View
1500 meters high, the village of Kintamani has a cool damp climate suited to growing oranges and passion fruit. On Market day, which falls every third day, the main street becomes a bustling chaos of vendors, some of whom have travelled vast distances carrying their wares on horseback.

Rice Terrace Field
UBUD

Famous for its painters community, Ubud is a special place in more ways than one. It has its own magic, and its particularly beautiful surroundings and gracious way of living have drawn celebrities and artists from all over the world in recent decades, some of whom have adopted it as their own home.

 

 

 

 

Besakih Temple
BESAKIH

The holiest temple in Bali, on the slopes of the great Gunung Agung, Besakih is a complex of about 30 temples, the main one being Pura Penataran Agung, which has a large, three seated throne, a shrine to Brahma, Wisnu and Siwa, the holy trinity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sangeh Monkey ForestSANGEH

Families of monkeys inhabit this sacred nutmeg forest of Sangeh and fearlessly wander the temple and village areas.

 

 

 

 

KertagosaKLUNGKUNG

Klungkung is the capital of a regency bearing the same name, was once important center of Bali's kingdom and great artistic and cultural focal painted ceiling of the Kerta Gosa (Hall of Justice) depicting awaiting evil hell and the lights of the God in heaven is superb example of architecture.

 

 

 

BEDUGUL

You will see lake Bratan and the Hindu/ Budhist temple of Ulun Danu. This is dedicated to the Goddess of water dwelling around the area, who referred as a source of fertility.

Ulundanu TempleLAKE BUYAN & TAMBLINGAN

Located further north are the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan. The surrounding the lakes has lain untouched for more than 1000 years, and to species of birds, trees, flowers unseen elsewhere on the Island. And you can see the monkeys too.