Bali Indonesia Places of Interest
Stone figures on the roadside mark the village of Batubulan, the center
of stone carving in Bali. Divinities and demons are carved from sandstone
to be used in houses and temples, or to be placed before entrances and
on road intersections.Workshops are open for visitor to see artists
The enormous crater basin of Batur is a spectacular sight. Dominating
its entre is Mt. Batur, a brooding, blackened cone that erupted four
times last century. Six small villages ... out an existence within the
walls of the caldera, peopled by a simple mountain folk known as Bali
Aga ("original Balinese").
The cool highland resort of Bedugul on the shores of Lake Brantan has
become a popular retreat for tourists and residents alike.
Bali's "Mother Temple" is sprawling complex of shrines and
pavilions set high on the slopes of sacred Mt. Agung.
Celuk and Mas Village
observed its gold and silver work, Mas Village to see the traditional
local wood carver creates their creation.
The Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice is a small pavilion adorned with fantastic
ceiling murals. In the 18th century it was Bali's highest court of law.
Enjoy spectacular views of Mount Batur, with ribbons of black lava running
down from the peak into the valley below.
The ancient hermitage of Goa Gajah (elephant cave) near Bedulu is one
of Bali's most intriguing archeological sites, comprising a man-made
grotto, elaborate stone carving and Buddhist stupas.
A unique temple outside a cave, which shelters 1000's of bats, hence
the name Goa Lawah or Bat Cave. It is said that the cave extends all
the way to the base of Mt. Agung.
Lovina is an 8 km strip black sand on Bali's arid northern coast, renowned
for its serenity and a local school of dolphins.
A small island off Bali's southeast coast, popular for its white sand
beaches and quite pace of life. Several cruise operator offer day-trips
from Benoa Harbour.
Sangeh Monkey Forest
Populated by a large troupe of monkeys, this thick stand of nutmeg trees
is believed by legend to have fallen out of the sky during a mythic
battle between the gods, carrying with it a battalion of Wisnu's monkey
Tanah Lot is a stunning 15th century sanctuary located on Bali's south
coast, built a top rocky mound that at high tide is completely surrounded
Taman Ayun in Mengwi is Bali's second largest temple complex. The temple
is located on ground surrounded by a wide moat. The stone-carved gate
at the entrance is impressive.
One of the original Bali "Aga" (original Bali) villages where
people have lived undisturbed by outside influence for centuries.
Some of Bali's most interesting diving is found at Tulamben, where the
shallow wreck of a WW II US cargo ship is now festooned with colourful
corals and schools of tropical fish.
Perched on a limestone cliff 70 metres above the Indian Ocean, this
11th century temple is one of Bali's holiest sites.