04-days Bali regular package Indonesia Travel
Not only possessing turquoise sea and dreamy beaches, Bali Island (Indonesia) also attracts tourists by its long history and unique culture. Getting in Bali, tourists will certainly find interesting in attending unique local religious festivals and visiting majestic sacred temples.
It is no surprise that more than 80% of tourists coming to Bali annually are foreigners, and many of them even choose Bali as the only destination in the country's more than 17,000 islands. Bali is known as the island of temples: temples amid mountains, temples amid ocean and temples amid gardens. The most important temple on Bali Island is Besakir temple, which is also called Mother Temple. This temple lies next to Gunung Agung Mount, the highest mountain on Bali Island at the altitude of 3,142 m. Other notable temples on Bali Island are Tanah Lot turn, Taman Ayun, Ulu Watu and Ulun Danu.
Tanah Lot is a rock formation off the Indonesian island of Bali. The Tanah Lot temple has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. Tanah Lot was built by the Brahmin priests in the sixteenth century to express human respect for the protection of the sea.
When the tide goes up and obscures walkways to the temple, Tanah Lot looks like a small island located amid immense blue Indian Ocean. Lovely scenery here makes every one feel a little jealous with the Hindus and dream of setting foot on the temple listening to breezing wind and whispering waves.
Contrary to Tanah Lot, Tama Ayun Temple keeps a peaceful quiet space just like its name "Temple of beautiful gardens". Tama Ayun Temple was built in 1634 by King Gusti Agung Anom, Mengwi Dynasty. On front yard of the temple spreads a green lawn under the canopy of perennial trees with fragrant white blossoms.
Despite not being allowed to enter the main courtyard of the temple, pagans can still admire the many fancy architectures inside. More than 90% of Bali population follows Hindu Bali, but the temples here are totally in same design with mainstream Hindu temples in India.
Temples in Bali are quite simple with elegant architecture, exquisitely decorated but not cumbersome. The most prominent are multi-storey bale towers roofed with jet black palm fiber, symbolizing the imposing Meru Mount soaring into the blue sky.
Built at the same time with the Tama Ayun Temple, Ulun Danu Water Temple is a major Shivaite and water temple on Bali, Indonesia. The temple complex is located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the mountains near Bedugul. This lakeside temple is a Hindu/Buddhist temple dedicated to Dewi Danau, the goddess of water. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with an abundance of colorful flowers.
Day 1 : Transfer in - GWK -ULUWATU ( D )
Arrive in Bali then travel to the southernmost point of Bali to Pura Luhur in Uluwatu which is 250 feet above sea level.
The view is breathtaking and refreshing. Then continue to visit Giant statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK.
Dinner at local rest before check in to hotel.Note: Shorts and bare shoulders are not allowed in temples.
Day 2: BARONG - CELUK MAS - UBUD - KINTAMANI - TAMPAK SIRING - GOA GAJAH ( B, L, D )
This is the most popular tour of Bali. This is a full day tour that takes you to the famous villages of Celuk (famous for its gold and silver smiths),
Mas (village of woodcarvers) and Ubud (home of Bali’s famous artists). Your tour will begin with a Barong Dance and Keris Dance performances.
It is a sacred dance representing the eternal fight between good and evil. Also included in this tour are visits to the Elephant Cave
and Tampaksiring Holy Spring Temple. Lunch will be in Kintamani where you can enjoy the spectacular view of the still active volcano and Lake Batur.
Dinner with lobster will provide at Café Jimbaran beach before back to hotel.
Note : Light, cotton and casual clothes, practical for Bali’s weather. Shorts and bare shoulders are not allowed in temples.
Day 3 : TAMAN AYUN - ULUNDANU - ALAS KEDATON - TANAH LOT ( B, L, D )
Visit the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun, then continue on to Bedugul – a small lakeside village over-looking Lake Bratan.
While you are in the area you will also visit the Ulun Danu Temple in the town of Candi Kuning, a Muslim town a few kilometers north of Bedugul.
This lakeside temple is a Hindu/Buddhist temple dedicated to Dewi Danau, the goddess of water. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with an abundance
of colorful flowers. Because of the climate of, the area surrounding Bedugul is particularly suitable for growing all types of produce.
Many flowers are cultivated here and the Bedugul market is renowned for its variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. The market is also famous for potted plants, particularly orchids.Lunch will be in Bedugul. After that you will take to Goa Gajah or elephant cave.
Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site. Goa Gajah is locally known as the Elephant Cave because of its close proximity to the Elephant River.
A mysterious cave, relics, and ancient bathing pools set amid green rice paddies and a garden lure tourists from nearby Ubud.
The menacing entrance to Goa Gajah looks like a demonic mouth, suggesting that people are entering an underworld as they venture inside through the darkness.
Some claim that the entrance represents the Hindu earth god Bhoma while others say the mouth belongs to the child-eating witch Rangda from Balinese mythology.
after that proceed to the best known and most photographed temple in Bali, Tanah Lot. Tanah means earth, and Lot means sea. The temple symbolizes the meeting
point of natural and cosmic elements. Tanah Lot is also famous for its magnificent sunsets.
Note : Proper dress is required; knees must be covered by both men and women. Sarongs are available on loan at the entrance of the site.
Day 4 : Free shopping kuta area, Transfer OUT ( B, L )
Free shopping at kuta centro mall then having lunch at local rest before transfer to airport depart to Bangkok.