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Sunday, June 30, 2019

A Day Trip to Tukad Cepung & Rice Terrace at Seminyak

Experience with us for one fantastic Bali day tour that will be perfectly living on your travel memories. Find your own real adventure by challenging yourself to deeply explore Bali nature or learning the unique traditional village and its Balinese life. Visiting a beautiful Tukad Cepung waterfall, thus experiencing unique culture and architecture in one of the oldest and traditional villages in Bali Pengelipuran village, capturing the aesthetic Chinese ornament from old Hindu temple, then walking inside a conserved Bamboo forest in Bangli, discover a hidden beauty and swing in the jungle in Ubud.

  • Embark on a nature adventure in Bali and explore the island of the gods’ treasure trove of natural wonders.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Ceking Rice Terraces and learn how Bali locals grow their rice.
  • visit the breathtaking  Tukad Cepung Waterfall.


What To Expect
Waiting for the next nature adventure? Ready your travel essentials, grab your best travel buddies, and make your sweet escape to Bali! Discover the island of the gods’ treasure trove of natural wonders as you visit its breathtaking waterfalls, dense jungle, and stunning rice terraces on a full day tour. Start your tour with a visit  the scenic waterfalls, the Tukad Cepung Waterfall, a hidden gem in the forest, a short adventure through a jungle, river, and a cave - a trip to these secluded areas will definitely bring out the adventure seeker in you!then walking inside a conserved Bamboo forest in Bangli by visiting Pengelipuran Village, Savor the rich taste of Bali’s local coffee and herbal tea before heading over to the Tirta empul temple . After visiting the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing., take a trip to Tegallang District where you will witness the grandeur of the Ceking Rice Terrace. You will learn the intricate processes behind how the locals of Bali grow their rice and how their ancient irrigation system is implemented in the the island. Cap off your exciting expedition with an exploratory walk around the beautiful rice terraces elaborately created by the locals.Jungle Swing to strike your fiercest Instragam-worthy poses with a picturesque view of the jungle as a backdrop.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Nusa Penida Island

Nusa Penida is located on the southeastern side of Bali and is an island of rugged beauty ,spiritual myth and folk law providing and arresting sense of adventure for its visitors . Part of the charm here for trippers to the island is that it is without modern tourist facilities .This is a destination for those who like to get off the beaten track, trek and experience the hospitality of a friendly local population.
Covering an area of 200 sguare kilometers,Nusa Penida is the largest on three islands resting just a few kilometers from the Sanur beach line.Facilities here are basic but restaurants offer good local dishes and fresh seafood is for accommodation on the island.Getting about is either with the use if a hired motorbike,on foot or local bemo.There are however some visually interesting walks or ries on the dirt tracks to be made through the 500-meter rise of the island. The local here are tourist friendly and visitors will be charmed by smiles and greetings. Moving about the island visitors will come across small fishing villages populated by seaweed farmers working off pristine beaches.
Nusa Penida can be reached by boat from sanur,Benoa Harbor,Padang Bai or the easterly third of the three islands,Nusa Lembongan. There are no flights to Nusa Penida.
There are several excellent diving sites just off the island and the area has been acknowledged as a premier world diving destination.Hundreds od coral reefs and fish species inhabit the sea around Nusa Penida and recommended dives sites included Crystal Bay,Toyapakeh,and Sanur Bay named from the 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Galungan & Kuningan Day

Galungan Holiday is one of the Hindu religious ceremonies as a symbol of victory of dharma (virtue ) agaist adharma (eveil).The word " Galungan " itself is actually derived from the old Javanese which mean " win ".The Word of Galungan also gas similar menaing to " Dungulan " which means victorious.

The celebration of Galungan is celebrated every 210 days according to Hindu calendat and is always celebrates on Wednesy.The series of celebration is held for 10 consecutive days and closed with Kuningan Holiday.That's why the greeting for those who celebrate it is with the phrase " Happy Galungan and Kuningan Day ".During the GalunganCeremony,ngelawang ceremony is usually held in the village by deploying a Barong dance which is meant to restore the balance  between good and evil in the house.

Typical of Galungan celebrating in Bali is the island of Bali will be "decorated " and look lively.You will see rows od penjors along the island of Bali as well as near the entrance of the houses.Penjor is bamboo poles which is curved at the edge decorated with jamus (palm leaves ).For Balinese,penjor is the symbol of " mountain " providing safety and well-being.

Kuningan holidays is celebrated every 201 days or 6 months accoridng to Balinese calendar,exactly on Saniscara Kliwon Wuku Kuningan. ( 1 month of Balinese calendar = 35 days ).The feast comes ten days after Galungan.It is  a special holy day where the ancestors who are after a few day being with the family will return to the heaven.As a closing sequence of Galungan ritual,Kuningan alsa marks the return of the God and ancestors to their own nature.Hindu community in Bali believe,the ceremony for the feast of Kuningan should be done before noon,brfore the time of Gods,Lord (bhatara ),and Pitara ( ancestors ) return back to heaven.

On this feast,yeloo rice is made ,a symbol of prosperity and offering are served as a token of our gratitude as human beings over the grace that has been blessed by Hyang Widhi.The offering are in the form of clothing and food materials which are all delegated by Him to His people on the basis of love

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Balinese offering " Canang Sari "

Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in praise and prayer. Canang sari will be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering.

The phrase canang sari is derived from the Balinese words sari (essence) and canang (a small palm-leaf basket as the tray) Canang itself consists of two syllables Kawi language of ca (beautiful) and nang (purpose).


Canang sari has some parts, there are peporosan, ceper, raka-raka, and sampian urasari. Peporosan or the core material is made from betel leaf, lime, gambier, prestige, tobacco and betel nuts. Material of peporosan is symbolize the Trimurti, three major God in Hinduism. Shiva symbolized by lime, Vishnu symbolized by betel nut, and Brahma symbolized by gambier.[2] Canang sari are covered by ceper (a tray made from palm leaf) as a symbol of Ardha Candra. Raka-raka is topped with sampian urasari, which are in turn overlaid by flowers placed in a specific direction. Each direction symbolizes a Hindu God (deva):

White-colored flowers that point to the east as a symbol of Iswara
Red-colored flowers that point to the south as a symbol of Brahma
Yellow-colored flowers that point to the west as a symbol of Mahadeva
Blue or green colored flowers that point to the north as a symbol of Vishnu
A canang sari is completed by placing on top of the canang an amount of kepeng (the coin money) or paper money, which is said to make up the essence (the "sari") of the offering.

Canang sari is offered every day to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa as a form of thanking for the peace had given to the world; it is the simplest daily household offering. The philosophy behind the offering is self-sacrifice in that they take time and effort to prepare. Canang sari is not offered when there is a death in the community or family. Canang sari is also used on certain days, such as: Kliwon, Purnama, and Tilem

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The fascination of Tamblingan Lake

Tamblingan Lake is a lake located on the northern slope of Mount Dimples, Munduk Village area, District Banjar, Buleleng, Bali. It’s located in the plateau area with green hill surrounded. It is situated beside of Buyan Lake with cool weather surrounds it. Hence, both lakes are famous as Bali Twin Lake. This lake features with magnificent view of nature and and the existence of traditional boats docking on the lake edge. This lake is encircled by hill and covered by fresh cold atmosphere.

Tamblingan name comes from two words in Bahasa Bali, “Tamba” means drugs, and “Elingang” means memory or spiritual abilities. Told in Kanda Deity Purana Lontar Kutara Bangsul that people in the region is said to have exposed to the plague epidemic. As a way out someone who is purified and then down to the small lake at the bottom of the village to fetch water for the drug. Thanks to prayer and spiritual abilities he water was then used as a medicine and can cure the villagers. Tamba and Elingang said this is gradually becoming Tamblingan. Based on history, the water in the lake was once used by the saint to cure the plague that hit the region. Since that time, in the area of this lake stands many temples.

As one of the natural attractions, Lake Tamblingan not developed in the direction of modern tourism in order to preserve nature and the environment. Which became the main attraction of this place is not only its natural charm, but also because of the many temples that stores the history and development of civilization and culture of Bali in particular concerning the establishment and development of the village Tamblingan.
It is on purpose that Lake Tamblingan has not been developed for tourism activities in order  to conserve  its serenity and sustainability. Its local government bans all machine-driven transport on its waters. For this reason you will only find traditional rowing boats here which are  tied to the shore. These are used to go fishing. When you visit the lake,  do not forget to bring your camera to shoot this wonderful panorama. Alternately you can go trekking through tropical rainforests around this lake.

WHAT TO DO AT TAMBLINGAN LAKE
Photography Enthusiasts
This spot is perfect especially for all of you who love taking your tripod out and capture beautiful landscape photographs. During our visit there were several photography guides and tours there. Not many people, but you could tell they are getting some long exposure shots there. It is also a popular location for pre-wedding pictures, so don’t be surprised if you see several couples on a photo-shoot there.

Trekking
Jungle Trekking - Tropical Rain forest is combine between trekking on jungle and experience crossing the calm lake waters in canoe.

GOOD TO KNOW
Water Levels

If you saw a few images of the lake online and all of them with water surrounding the temple. To our surprise, there was not water around the temple so we initially thought we arrived at the wrong location! When, in fact, the water generally only surrounds the temple in December or when it has rained heavily for a few days. So if you have a preference on when you’d like to photograph this location – keep in mind the water levels change.