3 Travel Advice to Bali Indonesia
5 Travel Advice to Bali IndonesiaBali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Located east of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia. Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism.
Bali is Indonesia's main tourist destination, which has seen a significant rise in tourists since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy. It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali. In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world's top destination in its Traveller's Choice award.
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone, over 500 reef-building coral species can be found. For comparison, this is about seven times as many as in the entire Caribbean. Most recently, Bali was the host of the Miss World 2013 and 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, each house ruling a specific geographic area. The confederation is the successor of the Bali Kingdom. The royal houses are not recognised by the government of Indonesia; however, they originated before Dutch colonisation..
Here are 5 Travel Advice to Bali Indonesia:
1. Lake Beratan and Ulun Danu Temple, Bali's Iconic Enchantment
Lake Beratan is also often called Lake Bedugul. This is because it is located in the tourist area of Bedugul. The lake is famous for its views of Ulun Danu Bratan Bedugul Temple which is in the middle of the lake. When the lake's water rises, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan will look like it is floating.
As an iconic tourist attraction, Lake Beratan in the Bedugul area, Bali, is always crowded with
tourists every day. Although not during high season, the lake is never empty of visitors.
Lake Beratan is also often called Lake Bedugul. This is because it is located in the tourist area of Bedugul. This lake is famous for its views of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple which is in the middle of the lake. When the lake's water rises, Ulun Danu Baratan Temple will look like it is floating. This is the attraction of scenery here which is targeted by tourists and photo hunters. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple has always been an icon of Bali tourism. If you remember, the view of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple was displayed on the old Rp.50,000 currency sheet.
Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is very typical of Balinese buildings, namely the multilevel roof. This temple is shaped like a tower with a roof of 11 levels, 7 levels and 3 levels. The shape of the roof of this tower symbolizes the belief of the Hindu community in the three main gods. Lord Vishnu is symbolized by 11 levels, Lord Brahma is symbolized by 7 levels and Lord Shiva with 3 levels.
Besides enjoying the view, the air here is also very cool because it is in the mountains, around 1,239 meters above sea level. In addition, rainfall in the Bedugul area is also very high because it is in a mountainous area, so prepare an umbrella or raincoat. This plantation area is maintained neatly and arranged.
As a bustling tourist spot, the facilities at Lake Baratan are also complete. Inside the tourist area, there is already a typical Balinese buffet restaurant, a children's playground, a souvenir shop, a toilet and an adequate parking area. If you want to stay near here, Bedugul also provides lodging with varying prices.
In addition to Ulun Danu Bratan Temple on Lake Baratan, there is also Ulun Danu Batur Temple in the Kintamani tourist area in Bangli Regency. So, you need to know the difference between the two tourist sites with similar names, but this place is different. However, if you have a lot of time to travel around Bali, make time to stop by the two temples because each place has a different charm and charm.
2. Agung Bung Karno Museum, History of the Proclaimer in Bali
That said, the collection here is the original property that was once worn by Bung Karno and Mrs. Fatmawati in 1945. Starting from photographs, clothes, radios, telephones, beds to clothing that had been a witness to the history of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia.
Not feel now our beloved homeland age has reached 74 years. All this is obtained in a way that is not easy. Therefore to celebrate the 74th Anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia, it helps us look back at the history of the birth of the Indonesian people by visiting museums. If you are visiting Bali, try visiting the Great Musuem Bung Karno to remember the Proclamator.
Museum Agung Bung Karno is located on Jl. Raya Puputan No.80, Dangin Puri Klod, Denpasar. The museum was inaugurated on November 22, 2015 by the Fifth President of Indonesia who is also the son of Bung Karno, Megawati Soekarnoputri. The museum was conceived by the Bung Karno Literature Foundation, chaired by Gus Marhaen.
The building is very Balinese nuanced, and consists of 4 floors, with collections that are practically extraordinary complete. From the entrance alone, we can already see a car with RI-1 number plate that is said to have been used by Bung Karno.
On the first floor we will enter a library in which there are rows of books containing writings, speeches, to books that Bung Karno has read. That said, the number of books in this library reached 1.4 million copies, you know!
Up to the second floor, here are a variety of items that seem to take us to time travel to the past. There is a room designed like a living room complete with chairs from rattan, typewriters, radios, telephones, old school photos of Bung Karno, until after a green suit complete with a tie and hat bearing the PNI logo.
There are some interesting things on the second floor of the Bung Karno Museum, which is an inscription "Kakawin Bomantaka" made from palm leaves. In addition to the lontar library, here is also a collection of stamps themed Bung Karno, which is claimed to number around 2.5 million! Very extraordinary collection, right?
Continuing up to the third floor, there is a collection of paintings and historic photographs related to the life of the Proclamator, both those that are still original in black and white to those that have been re-stained. The room on the third floor is designed like a meeting room or a place to welcome state guests. Because neatly lined 6 red benches facing each other, and one bench at the end.
Whereas on the 4th floor Musuem Agung Bung Karno was designed as Bung Karno's bedroom and family. Then there is also a makeup table for First Lady Fatmawati, and a mini gallery Tirta Ampul. That said, the collection here is the original property that was once used by Bung Karno and Mrs. Fatmawati in 1945.
Very interesting to see historical objects from the Proclamator of RI, right? To enter the Museum of the Great Bung Karno we have to buy a ticket for Rp. 25,000.
3. Nusa Dua Bali Indonesia
Nusa Dua provides all the excitement of a vacation in Bali. Want to chat with wildlife, surf, enjoy the morning or evening by bicycle along the coast to learn golf, you can.
Nusa Dua, a tourist area surrounded by luxury hotels and resorts on the southeast coast of Bali. Along with the growth of tourist visits, various facilities to support tourism in the region developed. Here are 5 activities you can do when you visit Nusa Dua and around. Will not be bored!
Educational Tourism on Turtle Island
Located on the northeast side of Nusa Dua, about 5 minutes drive across to Turtle Island from the Tanjung Benoa pier. From its name, this island is indeed a conservation island for sea turtles. The island was built by the local community to house green turtles, which are many in the Nusa Dua region.
The entrance ticket to Turtle Island is updated as of 1 January 2019 in the amount of IDR 10 thousand for adults and 5 thousand for children and students. This price does not include boat rental to cross. Besides sea turtles, there are also several other animals such as parrots, eagles, monkeys and snakes. Don't forget to capture your moments with the animals on this island.
Watersport in Benoa Bay
Benoa Bay is indeed very famous for its watersport. This area is indeed developed for watersport. We can also try various types of water sports activities in Nusa Dua. There is a banana boat, fly board, jet ski, seawalker, scuba diving and snorkeling. Watersport costs depend on the type, prices start from Rp 150 thousand per activity. There is also a watersport package if you want to try several types of watersports at a cheaper price.
Biking or Jogging on the Beach
Another thing that can be done if we stay around Nusa Dua, namely cycling or jogging along the beach. The path along the Nusa Dua beach was deliberately built to pamper visitors who want to jog or bike.
With a beautiful view of the sea beach and a very calm natural atmosphere during jogging or cycling.
Bicycles can be rented from rental places provided by people who live around Tanjung Benoa or Srilangka beach. The best time is morning or evening, where the sun is not too hot and the air is not too hot.
This activity is indeed inseparable from the influence of the authority of hotels and resorts in Nusa Dua. Golf has become a magnet for some hotels and resorts in Nusa Dua to attract tourists. Resorts in Nusa Dua, offer a variety of packages for learning golf, both within the resort environment and outside the resort.
Within the Nusa Dua area, there are several golf courses that can be rented. The price offered varies, per day package includes food and drink starting from Rp 750 thousand per person. For the equipment and supplies themselves, some resorts also provide.
Bali certainly can't be separated from surfing. This sport is very famous in Bali. Well, on several beaches in Nusa Dua, we can also surf. At certain times, the waves and wind in Nusa Dua are very supportive for surfing. Like on the Sri Lankan coast, with the conditions of the waves that are not too big and sandy beaches, making this location good for beginners. On this beach there is also a board rental place available if you don't bring a board with your friend.
So, those are some of the exciting activities we can do to enjoy Nusa Dua, Bali.