Monkey Forest in Bali

One of which the habitat of monkeys in Bali is Ubud Monkey Forest, a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other ropical animals. It is located in the hearth of   Ubud Village, precisely located in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud Sub district and Gianyar Regency. Monkey Forests in Balinese language called Wanara, Wana are spread out in the island and Ubud Monkey Forest
itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly.

Ubud Monkey Forest is dwelt by 200 monkeys, pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. Among the amount monkeys living in this forest, there are 23 adult male, 79 adult female and 98 still baby. All the monkeys in this forest consisted of three groups, dwell certain area and use the certain place and certain time. However, it also happened that entire group can use the forest and whenever two groups are Read more of this post

Kuta Beach

Kuta is administratively a district and subdistrict/village in southern Bali Island, was a sleepy fishing village half a century ago. Since the 1960s after its long sandy beach was discovered by travellers from Asia and wandering surfers from Australia. Kuta was one of the first towns on Bali to see substantial tourist development, and as a beach resort remains one of Indonesia’s major tourist destinations. It is known internationally for its long sandy beach, varied accommodation, many restaurants and bars, and many renowned surfers. It is located near Bali’s International Airport, Ngurah Rai.

Nowadays Kuta is quite busy and packed with varied accommodation from four-star hotels to budget hostels. Cheap bars and clubs make it a party centre, while local and international restaurants offer great dining. Kuta also offers shopping aplenty, from the chic beachfront ‘Discovery Shopping Mall’ and Kuta Square to the souvenir shops lining Kartika Plaza street, Pantai Kuta street and up to Legian and Seminyak – all within easy walking distance.

The Balinese Provincial Government have taken the view that the preservation of the Balinese culture, natural resources and wildlife are of primary importance in the development of the island. Read more of this post

Traditional Social Dance in Bali

One of the most popular dance in Bali is joged bumbung. Joged bumbung dance has a free pattern of motion, lively and dinamic, taken from the legong dance although the kebyar dance and showing with great improvisation. Joged Bumbung dance usually performed in the spring after harvest, feast and another important day. Joged bumbung dance is a dance in pairs, male and female by inviting audience participation. Joged bumbung dance also requires agility gestures and the eye of dancer, with occasional sexy movement.

Joged bumbung dance accompanied by bamboo instruments called gegerantangan. This dance appeared in the northern bali dan now, the dance of joged bumbung can be found in almost all the island of bali.

All Joged dance except joged pingitan that taking the calonarang story, there is always the ngibing session ( The dance romance ). Begins with the joged bumbung dancer choose male audience to be invited to dance
onstage.

Joged bumbung dance is part of the joged dance, joged dance can be divided into several parts, ie :
1.  Joged bumbung
2.  Joged pingitan
3.  Joged gebyog
4.  Joged gandrung

Highest Waterfall in Bali

highest waterfall in bali is located in the village gitgit, Buleleng District, from Singaraja Town within 11 kilometers to the south towards Bedugul and Denpasar.

Waterfall has a height of about 35 meters is very beautiful and being in cool temperate environments. Also available at this location guide local services run by local villagers.

In addition to pounding waterfalls and chirping sounds of birds, rice, clove and coffee plantations, there are also plant bamboo along the road to the waterfall which presents a peaceful atmosphere and natural green.

Your holiday will become more complete because local residents also provide booths selling local souvenirs.

Trunyan Village

Trunyan is one of the original Balinese village (the population that existed before the first influx of population from outside Bali). Villagers Trunyan has a very unique customs that are not found in other villages in Bali, a unique one of a very famous tradition of Trunyan Village is the tradition of putting the dead body in the open without buried in the ground or cremated.

This ritual has been performed for several generations, in which the body of the deceased are placed only in the area of the cemetery is located not so far away from settlements. Though not embalmed like the Egyptian mummies, the body is placed in the grave does not smell, believed by the villagers, the smell of dead bodies are not excluded because a large tree in the cemetery that emits fragrance, trunyan people call it a tree tarumenyan. To reach the village trunyan, we will pass through Penelokan village and lake batur, about 60 minutes from the capital city of Bali.

Ubud Village

Feel the amazing sensation of balinese natural and traditionl life in ubud village. About 35 km from bali’s international airport to the northeast is a ubud village located. It is attractive to tourists for a variety of reasons. On a relatively small island with a horde of attractions, Ubud is centrally located, there are plenty reasons why ubud was voted in recently as the most fascinating city of Asia by Conde Nast Traveler.
The ubud area is three hundred meters above sea level and surrounded by large beautiful rice fields, which makes it noticeably cooler than other tourist destinations in bali. Neighbouring villages are well known for unique bamboo crafts and furniture, wood-and stone carving and many other crafts.
Ubud is famous for it’s regularly nightly traditional dance performance, which are part of the traditional culture and are arranged for tourists on a regular schedule. Hindu-Balinese ceremonies take place on a nearly daily basis, especially in the european summer,
which is the driest and coolest season here. Read more of this post

Tenganan

Just 7 km from candidasa is tenganan, a bali aga village ( The original bali ). This pleasant, place is worth a visit and the people are welcoming and good natured. For decades visitors have been attracted to this ‘living museum’, may of them drawn by the geringsing ( double ikat ), cloth woven by the women of tenganan. After you have paid a small donation, you enter this village, which is 500 meters long and 250 meters wide and surrounded by natural walls with only three gates. A walk through tenganan is very interesting, you can she how the people live, some temples and some typical architecture. The inhabitants of tenganan live according to their ancient traditions and ceremonies. They continue to practice traditional arts like making baskets and lontar leaf books or calendars. In this village buffalows walk freely around and are ignored by the villagers. If you go to tenganan, read about it beforehand or take a local guide from the village.

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