As the capital city of Bali, Denpasar offers unique and wonderful places to visit. The urban life with the traditional culture activities of Balinese blend together in this complex town. When you are touring in Denpasar, you can see the way of life of the Balinese live in town and also see places of interest like historical places such as Puputan courtyard and Museum Bali, Cultural places like Jagatnatha Temple, and also to Bajra Sandhi Monument and Badung Traditional Market.
While you are in Bali, it is good to put visiting temples in your plan for tour activity. This is because most probably you know about Bali for its beaches. By going to the temples, you will understand why the island is so special and get enjoyment at witnessing the religious expressions of Balinese people. There are literally thousands temples in the island if you consider the smaller temples and shrines in each traditional village and home. However, there are nine main temples in the island which are considered important and to where a Balinese Hindu believer has to pay homage at least once in each of the temples.
Those nine temples are called as pura kahyangan jagat. They are located in most curious, if not auspicious, locations in the island, such as on the top of a cliff, a shore of lake, or a slope of volcano. Thus they look aesthetics as well and refreshing for eyes that have been too much strained by the modern concrete. These temples are believed to provide continuous protection for the island from evil spirits coming from outside. You can easily integrate them into your plan as some of them have been in the tourists’ route for so long. To visit those that are not, you should consult your operator. Continue reading
What is on your mind when you hear Kuta Beach, Bali? Usually the traveler spend their time just relaxing. Indeed, most of them are usually just sit on the beach. Conversation between friends or just playing sand. However, there are some more interesting activities to do in Kuta beach as below:
If you stay in Poppies Lane, install an alarm to wake up in the morning. Around 07.00 am, step your feet to the beach. Kuta streets are still quiet of vehicle and completely different with the evening. Arriving at the beach, breathe the fresh air deeply. In the morning, there are not many a traveler passing by here. In the morning Kuta Beach as a ‘large field’ to exercise. For sure, with a splash of sunshine, the roar of the waves, and cool air, Kuta Beach is a great place to burn your fat. The body feels more fresh and dripping sweat profusely. Continue reading
After spending New Year’s Eve by partying in Kuta and Legian, Bali, then where? Well, it’s time to steer your trip to the other lively center like beautiful beaches in Bali.
Karangasem regency is located in the eastern part of Bali. “Karangasem” may not be too famous among travelers. But of course you know Mount Agung, Bali’s highest mountain and Pura Besakih, the largest temple in Bali. Both Mount Agung and Besakih are located in Karangasem regency. Besides Candidasa beach, Tulamben Beach, Blue Lagoon Beach, and Amed Beach are also become crowded with tourists. Continue reading
Bali is one of the most favorite destinations for traveler spending New Year’s Eve. But if you have not yet booking any accommodation, be prepared because the majority of the hotels on the island are already full booked.
Bali is always lively in the New Year. Domestic and foreign tourists poured in a variety of areas ranging from Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua to Ubud. In this year-end holidays, the majority of hotels in Bali are fully booked. 101 Legian for example, this budget hotel located in Kuta-Legian is fully booked from December 20, 2012.
“From December 20 to January 5, 2013 has been full booked. The peak season is until January 15,” said Feriani Chung, Marketing Communications Manager of 101 Legian. Continue reading
This year-end holidays, hotels in Karangasem claimed their occupancy rate is still low. According to the Managing Director Puri Bagus Candidasa, Bagus Sudibya, it is because the majority of foreign tourists in Karangasem are European. Meanwhile the Europeans more prefer to stay in their own country when Christmas and New Year holiday.
Similar statement disclosed by director of Operation Tirta Ayu, Haryo Sugih Arso. Tirta Ayu Hotel is more like a villa in Tirta Ganga, Karangasem. Tirta Ganga is one of the mainstay tourism in Karangasem. “Not really good in this year-end, European is not too much in the end of years. Continue reading