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Munduk Waterfall

It is one of the fabulous waterfall on the island that is located in the village of Munduk, north Bali which well known as Munduk waterfall. The path down to the waterfall is densely planted with clove and coffee trees as well as Avocado, Taro, Banana and some Durian tree. You can have such a great exercise while learning about the local farm and getting to know better of the local vegetation along the path down to the mighty waterfall. Munduk lies on the altitude of about 800 meters above sea level is offering such a fresh mountain air and far out of pollution. Amongst a number of waterfalls in Bali, Munduk would offer you a chance to really enjoy its beauty as it is not being so commercial yet, no one would bother you with buying things as at most of the tourist sites on the island. There are…

Kecak Dance – A Unique Colossal Dance From Bali

Kecak dance is often called “Ramayana Monkey Chant” for the tourists is a dance in a relatively new form of drama but the show has become a very popular / famous and has become a must watch show for tourists both domestic and abroad. Dance scenes kecak been promoted in several postcard, tourist guide and others. Kecak was originally a trance ritual accompanied by male chorus. German painter and musician Walter Spies became deeply interested in the ritual while living in Bali in the 1930s and worked to recreate it into a drama, based on the Hindu Ramayana and including dance, intended to be presented to Western tourist audiences. This transformation is an example of what James Clifford describes as part of the “modern art-culture system” in which, “the West or the central power adopts, transforms, and consumes non-Western or peripheral cultural elements, while making ‘art’ which was once embedded…

Les Waterfall

Les waterfall is one of the popular of Bali vacation destination which is located approx 90 kilometers north of Denpasar, Les is blessed with a majestic waterfall and rich underwater scenery at its beach. The best way to reach Les is by rented or private car or motorcycle, so visitors can stop where they want to take photos. The shortest route from Denpasar to Les is through Gianyar and Kintamani, where visitors can stop to enjoy the wonderful Lake Batur and mountain views while sipping hot Bali coffee outside Pura Puncak Panulisan, a temple. While passing through the Kintamani forest reserve, visitors should drive slowly and carefully as the winding road often becomes foggy. Les Waterfall is about 1 kilometer from the village’s main road. Visitors can park at the entrance gate, where a few shops sell snacks and souvenirs, before walking along a path to an open area next…

Bali’s Janger Dance

It is rather difficult to trace the origin of Janger dance. No place in Bali admits to having been responsible for the first Janger dance. The north Bali says it came from south, the south attributed to north. If Bali makes Lombok responsible, Lombok says it learnt from Bali. Some expert said that the janger is derived from Sanghyang dance. The female and male choirs were taken away from Sanghyang Dedari and formed new composition. Some said that janger originated from the song of girls, who picked coffee beans from the trees in North Bali. When they were sitting together during their break in the work, they began to sing together, joined by a few boys and it developed into Janger. Other said it was the Balinese answer for Sumatran Rampak Sembilan dance. The popularity of this art performance reached its peak in 1960s, when nearly every village and every…

The Sacred Calonarang Dance

Calonarang dance is one of the sacred dance in Bali island. It is quite popular among the Citizen as well as the foreigners. It is connected to the legend of Leak in Bali. Calonarang Dance refers to the struggle between Rangda (Calonarang) and the great king Airlangga. Calonarang  was a widow of Girah who gave birth to a daughter in the jungle. Her daughter grew up to be the famed beauty Ratna Menggali. Calonarang  wanted her daughter to marry a prince from Airlangga’s palace. However, no prince came along. Infuriated by this, Calonarang  learned the art of black magic and practiced it against the kingdom, causing many people to die. When the king Airlangga heard of the epidemic in Girah, he consulted his high priest, Mpu Bharadah. The priest then sent his son to propose Ratna Menggali. Calonarang  was pleased, the curse ended, and the couple wed. Calonarang  inscribed her…

Wonderful Bali Vacations with Land Tour Packages

Bali is identical with the nice beaches. You can easily go there and enjoy the beautiful waves, or sunset and sunrise view. However, Bali is not only about beaches. It also offers amazing underwater views. Many travel agents will take you to the submarine, do diving, do snorkeling, do swimming, or do many water sports. Nonetheless, if water attraction is not your cup of tea, you can take Bali vacations that focus only on exploring the beauty of nature in the island. Some people like to have a land tour only offered by the travel agent. This is a great choice if you only have a short vacation. By having a land-only vacation, you will be able to get the complete view of Bali’s beauty within the available time. Land-only tour does not mean that you will visit a land tourism spots. The travel agent will take you to the…

Bali Travel Packages: Cheap Holiday in the Paradise Island

Holiday is always something so priceless. Many people will plan for a great holiday to take away the stress of working. Holiday is also used as a family reunion because some members of the family are busy during the year. A long weekend holiday will be so much fun to enjoy with Bali travel packages. All the family members can enjoy the time together as a nice family gathering at the most interesting places in Bali. Bali has been known for many years as the island of God. It is the paradise island,  for offering many beautiful tourism spots as well as delicious foods, unique crafts, and friendly people. As its unique culture, people around the word have been enchanted by Bali. Why choosing economic Bali Travel Packages There are many similarities in common when it comes to Bali travel packages offered by the travel agents. They usually take you…

Important Bali Travel Info for Newbie Travelers (with Kids)

Traveling to Bali is a dream journey for many people, but your dream Bali travel may end up in disaster if not planned well. The numbers of visitations to Bali is high every year, and even more during peak seasons such as Indonesian school holiday, Christmas, New Year and Muslim’s ‘Lebaran’ (Eid El Fitr). Many newbie travelers end up with some problems when they arrive in Bali, so they cannot enjoy their holiday in full. While solo travelers or backpackers may grudgingly welcome them as experiences, people who travel with families especially kids will not want to take that risk. The common problems in Bali travel for newbie can be various: bad hotel service, bad tour guide or personal driver service, map that does not exactly show the right location, taxi drivers that raise the fare, until health problems that come from the tropical heat and insects (especially from people…

Bali Vacations – Some Important Guidance

Bali is a small island in the Indonesia tropical archipelago, but very well known for its stunning views, traditional art and culture and many other things that ought to be known experienced. Most visitors have visited it to enjoy and learn the unique and amazing culture of Balinese people, some come to enjoy the beauty of its beaches and the waves, and some are coming to host crucial event. Bali is a province in Indonesia which has been selected as among of the best vacation destination in Asia. Here are some importance guidance to consider, for those who are going to planning their next Bali vacations. Documents To visit Indonesia or Bali, make sure your passport is still valid up to six months, otherwise you will find yourself on the next plan out. Prepare your visa as well which could obtained in the Indonesian consulates in overseas. Visitors from several…

Baris Dance Review

Baris Dance is one of the most important sacred dance on Bali island. The dance’s name is taken from the uptake ‘bebarisan’ word, which means ‘a file line formation’ literally. Which is also closely related to the warrior of ancient Balinese Kingdom, who served as soldiers in general. Baris is famous as a warrior or patriotic dance as well, in addition to its function as a ritual dance. Only men allowed to perform this dance and usually in a group with the number between four to sixty people. Shows the physical toughness of a man is the nature of this dance ritual. Evidenced by the maturity of the military skills such as discipline and the use of weapons (spear). This dance is usually performed only in religious rituals such as Galungan and Kuningan, and also in the Temples during the Hindu Bali ceremonies. Baris Dance staging in the largest temple…

Nusa Dua Bali, One of the Best Tourist Zones in the World

Even though Bali is only a small island in Indonesia, it does not stop the exotic island to be internationally admitted as one of the world’s best tourist destinations. In fact, the popularity of Bali is sometimes more than Indonesia itself. The island is rich with so much priceless beauty. There are many kinds of attractions that can be found anywhere throughout the island, such as beaches, lakes, rice fields, and still many more natural attractions. Besides the charming natural scenery, Bali is also famous of the valuable cultural heritage. It has been successful in preserving the traditional practices in Balinese people’s life. In fact, it has become one of the purposes of the tourists. Almost all spots in Bali Island have grown into international tourist zones, including Nusa Dua Bali. The area is well known for the elite facilities provided not only for tourists, but also for many international…

Jembrana Bali, another Bali’s Natural and Cultural Asset

Jembrana is a region in the western part of Bali with Negara as the capital city. Similar to the other places of interest in Bali that grow into interesting tourist destinations, Jembrana also gradually develops its tourism potentials even though the visitors are not as many as the other more popular places in Bali. The area has many villages with fresh air since most of the area is covered by the forest of the Bali’s National Park, which provides the place with appealing green scenery. Most people in Jembrana work in agricultural fields with the main crops of coconut, coffee, cloves, and vanilla. There are many tourist potentials, which are very interesting in the region. They range from the traditional villages with their genuine look of the countryside life to amusement parks. Here are some of them. Natural attractions in Jembrana, Bali As mentioned above, most of its areas are…