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  • GUNUNG KAWI : Old Rocky Temple ( 11 century )
  • TIRTA EMPUL    : Holy Spring Water Temple
  • TAMPAKSIRING : Herb and coffee plantation ( Where you get to sample and learn of the many uses of local plants and the process of making coffee )
  • KINTAMANI         : Beautiful Scenery of Batur Volcano & Lake Batur.
  • CEKING               : Stunning view of Rice Terrraces

Most of the time, we go through countryside ( scenic road ) to see the real of Bali.




  • GUNUNG KAWI : Old Rocky Temple ( 11 century )

From the lookout above a long stairway, ghostly habitations appear on the far side of the valley. The young River Pakrisan bubbles down over boulders, as it winds through the rice terraces. This is the striking setting of Gunung Kawi, a complex of rock-hevvn candis and monks' cells.

Legend has it that the gigantic strongman Kebo lwa carved out all the monuments one night with his fingernails. Remarkably preserved in their deep niches over 7 meters high, they are only facades without interior chambers. There are ten in all-the main group of five east of the river, a group of four west of the river, and one by itself at the southern end of the valley.

Each has a complex of monks'calls nearby. The candis however were not places of burial, but served as memorials to deified royalty. Short inscriptions on some of the candis have enabled archaeologists to attribute them to the end of the 1 1 th century, soon after the death of Anak Wungsu in about 1077. But the identity of the kings and royal spouses honored there has not been determined with certainty. One theory says the main group of five candis honored Udayana, his queen, his concubine, and his two sons, Marakata and Anak Wungsu. Another theory suggests they honored Anak Wungsu and his royal wives; Thegroup of fourcandis isthoughttoenshrine Anak Wungsu's concubines. The tenth candi honors a high state official.

Perhaps Anak Wungsu ordered the Gunung Kawi monuments sculpted at a place where he himself used to meditate. Similar though smaller rock-hewn candis and monks' cells have been discovered in other parts of this central heartland of the Pejeng kffigdom, several of them also on the River Pakrisan. By the suspension bridge at Campuan, Ubud, are a couple of cells. In th6se times the monastic tradition must have been strong.

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  • TIRTA EMPUL    : Holy Spring Water Temple

This temple is regarded as one of six most important temples in Bali, apart from the usual suspects like Pura Besakih and Pura Luhur Uluwatu. The name "Tirta Empul" signifies a crystal clear stream which is used as the holy water for various religious ceremony.

As usual, visitors are allowed only up to the main courtyard. From here, one could enjoy the exquisite twin shrines and split gate, common in most temples in Bali. Indeed, at the outside, I could see a clear stream flowing in the vicinity of the temple.

Inside the inner sanctum, there are a number of bathing pools for the Hindus. There is also a huge open-air complex in the courtyard where anyway could take a seat and do nothing.

Oddly, the way out is not the same as the way in. Supposedly the pura officials had diverted unsuspecting visitors to a few rows of wooden stalls selling cheap souvenirs. Only after 5 minutes of walk I found myself safe from the unfortunate taunting of cheap T-shirts and handicrafts.



  • TAMPAKSIRING : Coffee Plantation / Traditional Proces For Balinese Coffee

Drive up to a village which means "a beauty of nature" and overlooking for rice terraces field in Tegalalang and the exotic clove and coffee plantation at Bali coffee BAS, can be a great presents for your friends or family and when you coming to Bali try it at Bass Coffee.You can find many kinds of coffees in Bali that generally called Bali coffee, but the most popular one is Bali Kintamani coffee. Coffee beans of Bali Kintamani coffee comes from a cliff-hanging plantation on Kintamani highland. You will have free coffee tasting at this shop.



  • KINTAMANI         : Beautiful Scenery of Batur Volcano & Lake Batur.

Kintamani is a name of countryside located in the hill and the beautiful panorama surround it. We can see beautiful panorama from Kintamani to overview the active volcano of Batur Mount and wide Lake of Batur in a valley. It is situated in the plateau with cool weather surround it. When we stand up at Kintamani, we will be able to see the rural area which is close to the lake





  • CEKING               : Stunning view of Rice Terrraces 

Do you happen to make a holiday in Bali? Bali indeed has a variety of tourist objects. Gianyar Regency that is renowned due to its impressive art and culture, chiefly Ubud, most of its community deeply involve in the arts domain. Meanwhile, for you who intensely desire for a gorgeous atmosphere of rice field panoramas along with its terraces, do not miss sightseeing to Ceking Terrace, Tegalalang!
In Balinese language, Ceking means narrow path in the middle. It is named Ceking because its road on the west of Ceking Terrace was uncomfortably small right at the curve heading for Pujung Village, Tegalalang. Ceking Terrace that is some 9 km north of Ubud sits at the hamlet of Tegalalang, Tegalalang Village, Gianyar. This object has nice-looking rice field panoramas of which terraces makes the visitors return to come again and again

Panorama of the snaking terraced rice fields and the paddy turning yellow once in four months makes the ambience even more attractive. Moreover, a crowd of white herons once in a while fly over the field and perch onto it when the paddy has turned green makes the Ceking Terrace more exquisite. This winsome atmosphere and panorama of Ceking Terrace along with its overly strategic location is the reason why it never lacks of visitors.