Place Of Interest

Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Tanah Lot)

Tanah Lot TempleTanah Lot Temple or Pura Tanah Lot located in Village of Beraban belong to Tabanan Regency, on the coast of West Bali. It's located 16 kilometers west of International Airport Ngurah Rai, around 20 minutes drive through Sunset Road or 13 kilometers from the capital city of Tabanan. Tanah Lot Temple is one of famous place of interest in Bali.

Pura Tanah Lot was founded around 15 - 16th century by Danghyang Niratha or Pedanda Sakti Bawu Rawuh, the Hindu Priest from Majapahit Kingdom in East Java. Tanah Lot in Balinese mean Tanah Laut or the land over the sea. The temple itself is built on a small promontory which is only accessible at low tide. During high water the rock takes on the appearance of a large boat at sea, such is its shape.

Near this Temple there are several small and big shrines, the biggest one is Pekendungan Temple. There is a spring considered sacred not far from this temple. It looks like a floating one if the tide is high. There are many caves under the temple lived by the peaceful sea snakes, which has white and black colors.

 

Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple)

Uluwatu Temple (Pura Uluwatu) is one of Bali's six directional temples (Sad Kahyangan) and Uluwatu's only site of significance. More remarkable than the temple itself is its location, perched on a steep cliff 70 meters above the roaring ocean waves. There are more steep headlands on either side, and sunsets over Uluwatu are a sight to behold.

The temple was first used for worship by the holy 11th century priest, Empu Kuturan, who came to Bali to bring religious law and to form Desa Adat (traditional villages). Filled with the scent of frangipani blossoms and is also the home of friendly monkeys. Balinese people beleives the temple can guards Bali from evil spirits from the South West, in which dwell major deities, in Uluwatu's case; Bhatara Rudra, God of the elements and of cosmic force majeures.

Uluwatu mean the head of stone. Uluwatu lies at the southern tip of Bali in Badung Regency. Dedicated to the spirits of the sea, the famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple is an architectural wonder in black coral rock, beautifully designed with spectacular views.

 

Ulun Danu Temple (Pura Ulun Danu)

Ulun Danu Temple or Pura Ulun Danu located on a lake that fills the crater of ancient mount Bratan at Bedugul Village, Baturiti district, Tabanan Regency, in the northwestern part of Bali, in an elevation of 1239 meter above sea level. It is about 62 km from Denpasar and can be reached by motorcycles as the roads are fairly good. The weather is usually cool and fresh, bringing the calmness of nature closer and closer to the mind of whomever witnessing it.

The name of Beratan Lake is inseparable with the Beratan Mount as Deity and Goddess as fertility source, prosperity to keep the prosperity in life and society life. In papyrus chronicle of the Mengwi, Ulun Danu Beratan Temple referred as the name of Parhyangan ri pinggiring danu Beratan (sanctum located in lakeside of Beratan Lake). Ulun come from Hulu word meaning head or power, what is in this case intended by Ulun Danu Beratan is power of Beratan Lake that is Danu Goddess (Dewi Danu).

This very importance Hindu Buddhist temple was founded in the 17th century, It is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the waters and is actually built on small islands, which means it is completely surrounded by the lake. Both pilgrimages and ceremonies are held here to ensure that there is a supply of water for farmers all over Bali. The temple is truly beautiful, with classical Hindu thatch-roofed Meru (Multiroofed Shrines) reflected in the water and silhouetted against the often cloudy mountain backdrop-one of the commonest photographic images of Bali.

 

Ubud

Ubud is one of place of interest in Bali belong to Gianyar Regency, located around two - to three hundred meters above sea level and surrounded by rice fields, which makes it noticeably cooler than then other tourist destinations in Bali. It's located 35 km northeast of Bali's International Airport. It is attractive to tourists for a variety of reasons. On a relatively small island with a horde of attractions, Ubud is centrally located, and even the closest beach is only 15 minutes away.

Most of Bali's museums and galleries are centered in Ubud, but culture and history rich Bali is peppered with museums and galleries. These museums and galleries offer paintings, woodcarvings, textiles and all kinds of souvenirs for viewing and also purchase. Puri Lukisan Museum in centre of Ubud, Neka Museum in Campuhan, Seniwati Gallery and Agung Rai Museum in Pengosekan is a must, to see the difference between creative art and more commercial products.

Ubud has a number of charming temples, and there are a variety of temple festivals and other ceremonies throughout the year. Ubud is also close to several sites of interest, including the ‘Mother Temple’ of Besakih, majestically situated high on the slopes of the Agung Volcano, and hiking in the scenic Batur region with its volcano and lake are popular excursions.

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