Kintamani Tour

Place of interest or stopover place of interest that can be visited on this tour.

Barong Dance in Batubulan
Barong is believed in Bali to be the magical guardian of peoples lives. Barong, which is also believed to be "The Sovereign Lord of the Forest", a beast representing no known animal, is regarded as a symbol of the power of benign - beneficial to mankind. This mystical creature with a long swayback and curved tail represents to protector of mankind, the glory of the high sun and the favorable spirits associated with the right and white magic.

Bali Bird Park
A cast of hundreds of the world's rarest and most beautiful birds greet you as you stroll through tropical gardens: highly endangered endemic Bali Starlings, South American Macaws and Australian Cockatoos in their kaleidoscopic plumage, stately African Crowned Cranes and Tanzanian Flamingos milling serenely by the waters edge and pelicans floating quietly in shimmering lotus ponds, are just some of the marvelous sight you will experience.

Bali Zoo Park
Welcome to Bali Zoo Park, a tropical wildlife in Paradise. It is the perfect wildlife conservatory for 350 animals of tropical birds, mammals and reptiles. Set in 3.5 hectare of naturalistic landscapes, the park is spaciously built in 30,000 m2 with tall trees, long grasses and thick vegetation, re-creating a natural habitat for the animals. The zoo promotes an effective learning about wildlife conservation especially for the children; it also acts as facilitation to reintroduce the endangered animals.

Celuk Village
Celuk, a very well-renowned handy-craft center village, is so well situated that all visitors on the way to Ubud can never miss it. Art shops are lined along both side of the main road, displaying and selling the best products of local goldsmith and silversmith as almost every family in Celuk makes gold and silver work. The original design in delicate filigree make the Balinese jewelry one of the most unusual styles in Asia.

Batuan Village or Singapadu Village
Pawon: traditional kitchen and dining room, is very simple and natural as it uses traditional cooker and kitchenware. Though it is also served as dining room, but no chair or table inside. While eating, normally the Balinese only squat. Bale Delod: It is so called because it is built on the south (delod) end of the compound. The north and the west side of this building are open. It is a significant part of the house where life cycle religious ceremonies (e.g. birthday, tooth-filing, wedding) are performed and where the deceased "take a rest" prior to the cremation ceremony. Bale Dadya: which is a one door room located on the north (dadia) part of the compound. In the past, a young girl who was on her period for the first time was made to stay in the room until a special purification ceremony, usually after the third day, was held. Bale Dauh: which is so called because it is built on the west (dauh) end of the compound. It is used as a guest-house, and bedroom for all family member.

Mas Village
At the end of the 15th century, a holy Hindu high priest named Danghyang Nirartha (Ida Pedanda Sakti Bahu Rauh) came to Bali from Java and settled in this village. This priest gave the Balinese Hinduism the form to its current form, including its highly complicated offerings and spectacular cremation rituals. In the golden age of the Gelgel kingdom, he became the royal priest. And many temples are associated with his name as he made a long holy trip on foot through the island. Most of the family of this village are from Brahmana caste and they honor their ancestors in Pura Taman Pule which built upon the sight of the priests residence. Though "Mas" means gold, but this village is the center of woodcarving. Almost all the villagers are talented in carving wood. None of them is goldsmith. Some of the carvers specialize in making for the topeng (mask) and the other in garuda (gigantic bird)

Goa Gajah
Goa Gajah which means elephant cave is situated about 26 km from the Denpasar city and near to the Petanu river. It was built on the 11th century. The front cave was found by a Dutch archaeologist in 1923. The other excavation was done in 1954 which unearthed bathing places in front of the cave with six females figures representing nymphs of goddesses holding water spout. Inside of the cave there is a Ganeca statue on the left side and three linggas on the right side. These are two important evidences that this cave was used by the Hindu monks. But near this cave was also found two statues of Buddha. Perhaps monks of the two religions had a hermitage close to one another. Click here for more informations.

Yeh Pulu
A couple of kms to the east, in the direction of Bedulu just off the main road, are the antiquities of Yeh Pulu, dating from the late 14th century. These consist of reliefs cut out of the rock and a sacred well. The reliefs are in a naturalistic style. Click here for more informations.

Pejeng
The area north of Bedulu, around Pejeng and Intaran, contains many antiquities. The most important is the Pura Penataran Sasih, which forms part of a group of three temples. Sasih means “moon” and refers to the “Moon of Pejeng” a giant bronze kettledrum kept high up in a shrine in the temple. Click here for more informations.

Gunung Kawi
This 11th century monument is located not so far from Goa Gajah. It is a complex of rock-hewn candis and monks cells carved on the hill facing the Pakrisan river. There are ten candis in all. The main group of five is situated in the east of the river. The other group of four is in the west of the river. And the last one is in the southern end of the valley. It was not the place of burials but served as memorials to deified royalty. This complex of candis is believed to be built to honor the king Dharmodayana Warmmadewa, known as Udayana, his Javanese queen Gunapriyadharmapatni known as Mahendradatta, his concubine, and his two sons: Marakata and Anak Wungsu and the other royal family. Each group has a group of monks cells nearby, which perhaps used by the monks who guard the complex to meditate. Click here for more informations.

Tirta Empul in Tampak Siring and Sebatu Spring Water
The temple was found in 962 AD. There are two important parts of this temple. The first is the tirta empul - bubbling water - the source of Pakrisan river. The second is the altar which is dedicated to god Indra. The Balinese believe that the tirta empul is a special grace given by the god Indra. He made this tirta empul when he pierced the earth to create a spring of amerta the elixir of immortality, with which he revived his people who were poisoned by the cruel king Mayadanawa. They also believe that the water has a magic curative power. To commemorate this every year many people from all over Bali come to purify themselves in the clear pools.

Kintamani, Penelokan, Ulun Danu Batur Temple
Kintamani. This is one of the most favorite stops visited by tourists in Bali. It is considered not enough without visiting this magnificent place. From Kintamani we can watch the beauty of mount Batur, the only active volcano in Bali and its lake. They are on a very large ancient calderas which seven miles width and 600 feet depth. The temple Ulun Danu is dedicated to the Dewi Danu, the goddess of the lake, which is regarded as the giver of irrigation water, in the form of bubbling spring that burst out over the lower slopes. In 1917, Mt. Batur violently erupted and destroyed more than 50.000 homes, 2000 temples and killed thousands of people. The lava covered the village of Batur but miraculously stopped right in front of the foot of the temple. They then continued to live there. Again in 1926, Mt. Batur erupted and buried that temple except the highest shrine dedicated to the Dewi Danu. The Dutch forced them to resettle on a higher cliff overlooking Batur.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Tegal Alang means hills of thatch grass. It is a village, still in district of Ubud, with many hills around. The traditional farmers of the village make rice field terraces by carving the hills as high as they can supply water to irrigate it. The carved hills look so beautiful and become a magnificent view which has attracted many visitors to visit.

Petulu Village
Petulu is the pace to witness white herons hovering over the village as they alight in lofty trees at sunset. Mention any of the above names, and villagers will point you the way.

Ubud Village
Ubud is a very beautiful natural village. The villagers have an endless-creativity as art has been a way of life. For decades the serene beauty of this village has attracted many artist from all over the world. In 1927 came Rudolf Bonnet, a painter from Holland. Then came Walter Spies from Germany. The other Dutch-born painters who came and stayed here are: Arie Smit, and Han Snel. These all painters have influenced the style of painting of the traditional painters.

Kecak Dance
The most famous of the Balinese dances, the Kecak originated from the Sanghyang dance choirs who chant a distinctive 'kechak kechak' accompaniment. The Kecak as a dance developed in the 1930's in the village of Bona where it is still perform regularly. Th etheme is taken from the Ramayana and tells the story of Rama who with the help of the mongkey army tries to rescue his wife from the clutches of the evil King Rahwana.


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