Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Penglipuran village is untouchable village by the modernization era,Supported by the fresh air by the height 700 meter above the sea level,give the comfortable for the villagers and visitors.The surrounded villages are Desa Khayan,Desa Gunaksa,Desa Kubu and Desa Ceking.. The village which is consists of one Village and one smaller village, administratively is very easy to adjust,the number of the Village and smaller village is the same.The name of the Penglipuran village according to the mythology from the old peoples from Penglipuran village came frfom “Pengeling Pura” ( remember with the temple ),it mean that remember with the ancestors. This mytology is connected with the movement of their ancestor from Bayung Gede village at Kintamani area to Penglipuran village.To respect their ancestor at Bayung Gede that is why at Penglipuran village as well built the same kind of temple such as : Pura Bale Agung,Pura Puseh,Pura Dalem, and Pura Dukuh.The four temples until now is still respecting by the villagers.Their sense of belonging and their respecting to the ancestor is the meaning of the four temples they built.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Uluwatu temple perches on the south-western tip of peninsula,where sheer cliffs drop precipitously into the clear blue sea.The temple hangs right over the edge,you enter it through an unusual arched gateway flanked by statue of Ganesha.Inside,the walls of coral bricks are covered with intricate carving of Bali’s mythological menageries.But the real attraction is the location for a good angel,especially at sunset,walk around the cliff to the left(south) of the temple.Wacth out for the local monkeys,which for some reason like to snatch spectacles and sunglasses,as well ad handbags,hats and anything else they can get. Uluwatu is one of the several important temple to the spirits of the sea to be found along the southern coast of Bali.Way back to 11th century the Javanese priest Empu Kuturan first established a temple here.The temple was add by Nirartha,another Javenese priest who is known for seafront temples,like Tanah lot,Rambut Siwi and Pura Sakenan.Nirarthe retreated to Uluwatu for his final days,when he attained moksa,or freedom from earthly desires
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Goa Gajah ( Elephant Cave ) was probably derived from a name mentioned in a scripture called Negara Kertagama written during the reign of His Majesty King Hayam Wuruk of Majapahit kindom .In this scripture is mentioned that the king had a heritage on the slope of a mountain called “ Lwa Gajah “.Other assumption come from the shape of the cave which entrance is decorated with carving to look like monster,and from a distance look like elephant head.Another said that the name is come after a Ganesha wooden statue which is put in the cave .Ganesha is a mythological son of shiva,with human body and elephant head.First excavation was conducted in 1950 based on the surface findings and the scriputures.Before it was excavated the area was totally buried and no indication of the bathing place and the cave.The axcavation by National Archaeological Service was successful and could disclose a monument heritage. It seems that Goa Gajah is a hermitage place for the Buddhist priest or what is later known as Shiva-Buddha Syncretism,since there is remains of Buddhism and Shivaism such Lingga- Yoni symbol,and the Hariti Fertile Mother.It was also probable that the oldest Buddhism remains is here,as a Buddhist statue just 25 meters north of the cave as found bearing the same style those found Borodudur.On the wall of the cave was written Sanskrit word with a type of old writing called “ Kadiri Quadrate” mentioning” Sahivansa” It is not known what is the meaning exactly.The writing style was developed during the flourish of Singasari kingdom in East Java around 13th century. Goa Gajah (the Elephant Cave ), is located in a steep valley just outside of Ubud near the town of Bedulu . Built at least 700 years ago, the cave was rediscovered in the 1920s and fully excavated 30 years later.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
“Fantastic Tour!” 5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2013 NEW Gede's service was great and the price was reasonable, so we ended up booking for two days. On the first day we went to Ubud with a driver, Dewa, who was polite and always listened to our requests. He took us to the monkey forest and fantastic restaurant for lunch. He didn't hurry us at all when we wanted to take time and walk around the area. On the second day, we asked him to take us to the northern hot spring. Dewa was so friendly and generous that we felt comfortable travelling with him. Great service and everything was right on time too. Visited July 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
“Excellent and reasonable” 5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2013 NEW We emailed Gede prior to our visit based on recommendations we read on TripAdvisor. Gede was very responsive on email and we soon agreed on an affordable price for an all day tour. Gede knew that some of the locations we wanted to see wouldn't work within our suggested itinerary so he suggested a different plan which worked out well. Upon arrival, we decided to email Gede on a whim to see if he might be available later on in the afternoon to take us to Uluwatu temple. He quickly responded to us via email and had his friend Kumong pick us up at the hotel. Kumong was an absolute pleasure to spend time with as he provided plenty of information about Bali and the temple itself. Kumong was also the driver for our day-long excursion and it was very enjoyable. He gave us his card and we texted him a couple other times for transportation needs up to Seminyak for dinner and he was happy to oblige. He would often even wait for us while we ate our dinner so that he could drive us home and not have to deal with taxis. FULL SERVICE! We would highly recommend going through Gede to hire a driver and we offer high praise for Kumong! Visited July 2013