Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Bali Art Center

Bali Art Center known as Taman Budaya Ardha Chandra located at Kesiman sub-district, municipality of Denpasar. More precisely is at the southern end of the Nusa Indah street of East Denpasar city. Three accesses can be taken to reach the area; one is from Sanur taking Jalan Hang Tuah from where bigger cars can enter, or from the crossroad of Jalan Gianyar and Gatot Subroto which is preferable to go with traffic flows already in line as in Indonesia including Bali the line is on the left. Third access is from west Denpasar city which are available many roads, but all are difficult due to the dense traffic, only smaller cars such as taxi or minivan are suggested to access art center from the west.

Rambut Siwi Temple

Rambut Siwi Temple is located 18 km to the east of the City State and 78 km toward the west from the city of Denpasar. Can be achieved with all types of vehicles and parking large enough. Here there are temples built Sad Goda and closely related to the arrival of a minister of Majapahit who travel to religious to Bali and stop at these places to give teachings on Hinduism.

Because of respect for local residents to the preacher who was named Dang Hyang Nirartha, asked to adore his hair and kept in this temple so that the name of this temple called Pura Rambut (hair) Siwi. From this temple we can also enjoy a sea view and sunset.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taro Elephant Safari Park

Elephant Safari Park in Taro is one thing that you have to do when spending holiday in Bali. You can experience the complete elephant experience in the world. This park is acclaimed as the World’s Best Elephant Park, and all the elephants at the park were rescued from deforestation in Central and Southern Sumatra.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trunyan village

Trunyan village is located on the bank of lake Batur just on the foot of the mount Abang . Their unique tradition from the rest of Balinese is their tradition of not burrying their dead member. They have 3 cemetries. One is for the normal dead, second is for abnormal death such as fall from the wood during harvest of greenery for the cattles, or certain sickness which is considered very dangerous, and cemetry for the children.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Jatiluwih is one of tourist places and destination in Bali, it is popular with beautiful rice terrace. Jatiluwih is approximately 20 km from Tabanan, the road climbs up high into the hills to a small village named Jatiluwih at a height of 850 meters above sea level. The view here is one of the finest imaginable: Bali's terrace paddy fields stretch in endless contours over hills and valleys as far as the eye can see. Perched on slopes of Mount Batukaru, Jati Luwih is a mountain village and famed for its magnificent landscapes. The whole landscape of the southern Bali can be seen from this area. Its name means 'truly marvelous' and the view truly is as it encompasses a huge region of Southern Bali.


Ngaben is a purification ceremony atma (spirit) as the first phase of the Hindu Balinese sacred obligation to their ancestors by burning the corpse procession. The human body consists of rough body, subtle body and the karma. Rough human body is formed from 5 distinguished elements called Panca Maha Bhuta ie earth (solid), Apah (liquid), Teja (hot substance) bayu (wind) and akasa (space). The fifth element is fused to form human physical and mobilized by the atma (spirit). When people die who die are just rough body, not his atma. Well Ngaben is the process of sanctification atma / soul as it leaves the body rough. There are several opinions about the origin of the word Ngaben. Some say Ngaben of the word which means stock Beya, there are also who said the word ngabu (ashes), etc.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is a largest island of 3 islands (the others being Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan), located in the southeast of Bali, has dive sites for the novice to the more experienced diver. Water temperature in Nusa Penida is quite cold but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals and prolific fish, with some turtle, shark (including grey reefs and silver-tips and Mola-Mola).