Tenganan Village

An unique village in Karangasem regency closed to Candi Dasa resort, it is located on the slove of the hill, the village itself is sorrounded by the wall. The village related to the story of “Oncesrawa”, a beloved horse of the Bali ancient king of Bedulu, the horse lost. Those who find the horse whether dead or alive, he will grant a piece of land. The ancestor of Tenganan village was the person who found the dead body of the horse on the land of Tenganan village now. Overthere there is a unique event “Perang Pandan”, fighting used some pandanus leaf with it thorn. The villager’s skill is to make Ate weaving and Gringsing hand weaving cloth.

Batubolong Temple

One of the best sites to see a sunset with a temple with the hollow as a foreground, Batubolong is a temple on a rock with the hole beneath it, its location is the same area with Tanah Lot temple so for sunset shoot overthere you need to choose Tanah Lot or Batubolong as a foreground of the sunset. This area is good also for slow speed shoot as many volcanic stone on that beach.

Lake of Tamblingan

Considered as the smallest lake in Bali, Beautiful lake at north of Bali, it has an extend 1.9 square kilometers and 90 meters deep, with the elevation of more than 1000 meters above sea level so this area is quite cool and sometimes misty. Near Asah Gobleg village there is a beautiful stop to have a look of this lake and its twin, Buyan lake. The place is ideal for trekking and sunrise shoot as well.

Ricefield

Rice is the staple crop in Bali, Oryza Sativa as its latin name is cultivated throughout the island. No meal is complete without it and no guest can be honourably fed without rice, in Bali, we do wet rice cultivation which is dependent on plentiful supply of water. The dominant feature of Bali lanscape is terraced rice field as the island is not flat caused of the existence of 14 mountains, valleys and deep rivers

Canang

Canang is a Balinese language refers to daily offering made of young coconut leaf in square form made by folding the leaf and skewered by bamboo. On this square form leaf we put colorful flowers, “porosan”, a litle dab of lime paste plus  tiny sliver of areca nut wrapped up in betel  leaf and fruits mostly a slice of sugar cane or banana. Stick of incense and water are needed when we offer this thanksgiving expression to God.  As tourists you will see this offering in front of souvenir shops or dashboard of taxi in Bali. Bhagavad Gita (ix:26), one of Hindu holy books says Whosoever offers to me with devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit, or water, that offering of love, of the pure heart I accept.

Tirta Gangga

Royal bathing place for king of Karangasem Bali, built in 1948 by Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, the King of Karangasem eastern part of Bali. The area has a source of water so that the King has idea to built bathing place here.

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot comes from two words, Tanah means Land and Lot means Sea so a land in this case a huge rock on the sea. This place in sixteen century used by a holy priest from Java gave a Hinduism teaching to local people there. During sunset is the best moment to take pictures here, cause this is one of the best places in Bali so hundreds of people come here during sunset, it becomes difficult to take long exposure shoot. There are two angle for sunset shoot, if low tide we can do low angle one need to walk a little bit so we can put the temple as a foreground and the sun behind. The other angle is high angle shoot from the stall that sell young coconut water known as sunset terrace.

Bali

Bali is one of 13.667 islands in Indonesia. It has diverse landscape that ranges from magnificent white sandy beaches and fertile rice fields to rugged volcanoes. Bali also offers a chance to discover one of the world’s fascinating cultures ; rich in art, sculpture, dance, religion, tradition, and genuine nature. Hindu is the predominant religion in Bali and its influence can be seen in every aspects of Balinese life. Temples adorn the island and every dance or celebration is a dedication of worshipping to the God. One goes to Bali for an experience, a journey of a lifetime, to come face to face with a remarkable people, their customs and traditions, their beliefs, their hopes, and their eternal search for peace.

Bali is also becoming increasingly recognized as the center of the ethnic art for all of Indonesia. Shoppers can find some of the finest selection of Indonesian and Balinese furniture and art pieces including paintings, woodcarvings, batik, silverware, clay, pottery, jewelry, textiles and clothing.

Bali is whatever you want it to be. A tourist heaven with splendid beaches, a friendly people, a warm climate, cool mountain air, and a slow pace. You get told stories of old, you find new meaning in the simple things of life. You can hike up a trail, watch the birds, visit temples, and buy your gifts. You can fill your own treasure troves with memories with recollections of your own enlightenment when you stood and faced the mountains and gazed at the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.

Welcome then to Bali, perhaps the last place on this earth that still conjures images of mystique, of beauty, of peace and goodwill and a way of life that is unique in this modern day and age. Here you get a deep sense of satisfaction. It is an environment, it could possibly even be the hospitality that envelops you. You are bewildered by the hues of color, sound and natural beauty. Bali, the last frontier, where the search for the true meaning of life can begin.

Learn more about Bali ; to discover one of the world’s most fascinating cultures, rich in art, sculpture, dance, religion, tradition, and belief. To enjoy the beautiful scenery of the landscapes, volcanoes, lakes, rivers, beaches, rice paddies, and temples; to enjoy Balinese food and drink ;to find some of the finest selection of art work.