Itinerary

Samuan Tiga Temple

The majestic Pura Samuan Tiga. The name is possibly a reference to the Hindu trinity losely translated as Temple of the Meeting of the Three. Despite these early associations, all the temple buildings have been rebuilt since a 1917 earthquake. 

Samuan Tiga offers unique architecture and a stunning view, flanked by two rivers, the Pande and Tegending, on the east side and the remains of an ancient pool on the west side, with sacred Banyan, Pule and Curiga trees growing around the site.


 


Location & Highlights:
  • Architectures
  • Cultural Attractions
  • Hindu Temple
  • Natural Surroundings

Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

The origin of the cave is uncertain. One tales relates that it was created by the fingernail of the legendary giant Kebo Iwa. It probably dates back to the 11th century at the time of the Majapahit takeover in Bali.

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on 19 October 1995 in the category 'Cultural'. 

The name is slightly misleading. "Goa" means cave and "Gajah" means elephant, but it's not a cave full of elephant. Nevertheless, Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an archaeological site of significant historical value that makes it a special place to visit.


 


Location & Highlights:
  • Architectures
  • Cave
  • Fountain
  • Hindu Temple
  • Natural Surroundings
  • Relics & Wall Carvings

Gunung Kawi

This is one of Bali´s oldest, most charming and certainly largest ancient monuments. Gunung Kawi consists of 10 rock–cut candi (shrines), memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues. 

The candi stand in awe-inspiring 8 meters high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. Each candi is believed to be a memorial to a member of the 11th century Balinese royalty, but little is known for certain.

Wander through monuments, temples, offerings, streams and fountains,  and feel the vibe of ancient majesty here in the valley of the kings.


 


Location & Highlights:
  • Natural Surroundings
  • Relics & Wall Carvings

Tirta Empul

The name Tirta Empul derives from the large spring in the center of the temple. "Tirta" means holy water and "Empul" means spring, so Tirta Empul is a holy water spring. The temple was built around 960 AD during the rule of Candra Bayasinga king from the Warmadewa dynasty.

For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul, whose sacred spring is said to have been created by the of the Gods, Indra and the Balinese have come to bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual merit. The tradition continues almost unchanged at the temple today.

Overlooking the temple complex is a presidential palace that was built for Soekarno, the first President of Indonesia, in 1954. The Presidential palace is still in use until now as a place to welcome dignitaries and important guests.


 


Location & Highlights:
  • Bathingpool
  • Fountain
  • Hindu Temple
  • Natural Surroundings
  • Relics & Wall Carvings

Kitamani (Lake Batur)

Kintamani is a little town with a very nice view of mount and Lake Batur. The village of Batur used to be down in the crater after the eruption in 1917. The volcano erupted again in 1926, so the village and the Ulun Danu temple were moved up to the crater rim.

Sit on the rim of the huge Batur caldera about 1 500 meters above sea level, and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and serene Lake Batur. Toyo Bungkah village is down at the lake edge.

The main attraction for visitors is located around Lake Batur. Penelokan village provides spectacular views of this crater lake and Mount Batur, set in a vast volcanic caldera. You will have many photo opportunities, but try to be there as early in the morning as possible (before the cloud inevitably starts to gather).


 


Location & Highlights:
  • Mountain
  • Natural Surroundings

Tegalalang

The Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system) dated back since the 8th century.

Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud's shared region, Tegallalang rice terraces offer a perfect Bali photo opportunity with its dramatic views.

This ancient valley has a timeless quality whether there are tourists or not. 


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