- The holy spring in the inner courtyard of the Tirta Empul in Tampak
Siring is said to have magical curative powers. There are special
bathing pools where clear cool water spouts from mossy walls. Legend
was that the spring by piercing the ground in search of holy water
to revive his dying army.
- Just two kilometres from Tampak Siring is an ancient complex of
rock hewn temple hidden in a beautiful valley. Legend has it that
they were carved by a giant using his finger nail. The impressive
Facades have no interior and served as memorials for deified royalty.
There is also an extensive monastery with many carved niches for
holy men in the cliff face. The complex was established in the 11th
- 1500 meters above sea level, the village of Kintamani has a cold
damp climate suited to growing oranges and passion Fruit, and on
market day, the main street becomes a bustling chaos of vendors,
some of whom have travelled vast distances carrying their wares
- The palaces of Semarapura fostered the local arts and music, which
still flourish here today. Kamasan, 2 km south of Semarapura, is
the home of the classical Wayang painting Klungkung's Royal Court
of justice, Kertagosa, Which dates back to the 18th century, contains
the finest examples of these Wayang paintings on its ceiling. Modern
examples of this style are available near the Kertagosa.
LAWAH - A cave with thousand of bat inhabitants located
inside a temple courtyard. The temple is on the south coast road
on the way to Candidasa beach.
- Protected for centuries from the outside world by its surrounding
walls, the village of Tenganan has maintained its ancient pre-Hindu
customs. Unique ritual offering dances and gladiator like battles
are enacted as they have been for centuries. Tenganan is famous
for its "Double Ikat" woven cloths called gringsing, which
are supposed to protect the wearer with magical power.
- Tirta Gangga is just north of Karangasem on the slopes of Mount
Agung. It is water playground designed by a prince in the Royal
Family of Karangasem as a resting place. The exotic pools and water
fountains sustained some damage during the eruptions of Mount Agung,
but the water gardens remain as serene and tempting as ever.
- The holiest temple in Bali, Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung
is the focal point for all Balinese Hindus. In 1979 the great 100-year
ceremony of Eka Dasa Rudra, a sacrificial purification ceremony
of massive proportions was held there. Besakih is a complex of about
30 temples the main one, Pura Panataran Agung has a large three
seated shrine to Brahmana, Wisnu and Siwa, the Hindu holy trinity
in the main courtyard.
- Lovina is the name a beach in Kalibukbuk village, 12 km to the
west of Singaraja. The location is peaceful and its beach still
natural. There are many pleasant guesthouses to accommodate you.
- Candidasa in named after the temple overlooking the freshwater
lagoon on the road to Amlapura. The temple is dedicate to Shiva
and Hariti, so it serves both Hindus and Buddhists Childless couples
come hereto pray for children. And on the other hand Candidasa is
smaller, more intimate and offers betters value for money than the
main seaside resort and is an excellent base from which to explore
the sights of east Bali.