Tour Duration : 8 - 10 Hours ( Full Day )
Pickup Time : 08:00 A.M - 09:00 A.M
Goa Gajah Temple
Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located on the island of Bali near Ubud, in Indonesia. Built in the 9th century, it served as a sanctuary.
Although the exact origins of the cave are uncertain, it is believed to have been built as place for spiritual meditation. One folklore relates that it was created by the fingernail of the legendary giant Kebo Iwa. However, examining its style, the sanctuary was probably dated from the 11th century Bali Kingdom. The complex contains both Hindu and Buddhist imagery, as the cave contains lingam and yoni, symbol of Shiva, and the image of Ganesha, while by the river there are carved images of stupas and chattra, imagery of Buddhism.
The cave was rediscovered by Dutch archaeologists in 1923, but the fountains and bathing pool were not discovered until 1954.
Tirta Empul Holly Spring Temple
For over a thousand years, Balinese Hindu worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul (Holy Water Temple), whose sacred springs are said to have been created by The God Indra and possess curative properties. This tradition still continues almost unchanged, and today, aside from worshipers, tourists from all over the world also come to this place to marvel at its beauty and bathe in its refreshing blessed water.
The Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple is located in the village of Manukaya, near the town of Tampaksiring, not far from Ubud, in the Gianyar Regency, the cultural heart of Bali. The temple is situated just below the Presidential Palace of Tampaksiring. Built-in 1957 by Indonesia's first president, Soekarno, the beautifully built palace itself is an important landmark of the island and the country. Together with the Presidential Palace, the Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple provides some of the most fascinating views you will ever see.
As a Petirtaan or bathing center, Tirta Empul is quite a large temple complex and it takes at least 30 minutes to an hour to explore the entire site. Just as at other temples and sacred sites around the island, you will need to put on a 'sarong' before entering the premises. The sarongs are available at the temple's entrance and can be rented for a small donation.
As soon as you enter the temple, you will walk through the large stone Balinese gate (locally known as Candi Bentar) and arrive in the outer courtyard of the temple. This area of the temple is called 'Jaba Pura. 'At the end of the courtyard is another .Candi Bentar built into the wall that leads to the central courtyard. This gate is guarded by smoothly carved huge statues of two Dwarapala or guardians given a brush of golden colors. At the top of the gate is a carving of Kala which is quite different than other Kala carvings elsewhere since it has fangs that stick upwards and a pair of hands with open arms.
Entering the inner courtyard, you will arrive at the 'Jaba Tengah' area which is the main area of the temple. The holy springs here bubble up into a large, crystal-clear pool within the temple and gush out through 30 waterspouts into the two sacred purification pools. Local Balinese and Hindu worshippers stand in long lines in the pools waiting to dip their heads under the water spouts in a purification ritual known as 'melukat'. Bathers start in the pool on the left side standing in the pool to the waist under the first water spout. Once they have cleansed themselves under the first spout they join the next queue. This process is continued until they have cleansed themselves under each waterspout. However, there are two spouts that are meant only for cleansing the dead and are prohibited to be used by the living for the 'melukat' ritual.
Behind the purification, pools are the final section of the Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple, called the Jeroan. Mostly overlooked by tourists, the jeroan or inner courtyard is a pleasant place to visit and relax after the hustle and bustle of the purification pools. This is where people come to pray. The front part of the courtyard is dominated by the large water spring that feeds the purification pools. The spring is filled with green algae and small fish swim among the reeds. Behind the springs are large Hindu shrines. This part of the temple is nice to quickly explore. The shrines are brightly decorated, which contrasts with the starched white clothing of the Balinese who come here to pray.
As you exit Tirta Empul you pass through a large pool filled with koi fish. This section of the temple is walled off on all four sides from the rest of the complex, which gives it a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Fat koi swim lazily in the pond waiting for their next meal.
Temen Coffee Garden And Spice
Luwak Coffee Plantation Bali or well known as Bali Agrotourism is a place to see various Tropical plantations such as coffee robusta, pineapple, Balinese snake fruite(salak), plain Balinese potatoes, fruit stars, cacao, jack fruit, durian tree and many more, experience to see how to make Balinese coffee in very traditional ways, and taste the fresh of Balinese coffee or ginger tea with green view river valley and also They sell variety of theirs original Balinese coffee products, herb oil and etc and see the civet cat the most expensive coffee maker, wellknown as Luwak , its produce “Coffee Luwak”.
There are a few amazing spots where you can get the best panoramic views of Mount Batur and Lake Batur in Bali. If we were to include one, it’d be Penelokan in Bangli. Frequently visited by both domestic and foreign tourists, this place offers one of the most breathtaking viewpoints in Bali. With all the essential quality that encompasses beauty and cool mountainous air, we dare say Penelokan makes an ideally fantastic destination to witness the beauty of both Mount and Lake Batur.
Penelokan has a high altitude of more or less 1,500 meters above sea level. It’s only natural for the surrounding air to be chilly and invigorating. And that’s just one of the best elements about being in the highland. You get to sit and indulge in the mesmerising views of the mountain and lake, while you’re being served with good food and drinks. I’m a fairly simple person, and that is more than sufficient to make myself content.
This place has become a favourite attraction in Bangli for sure, with tourists flocking almost every day to rejoice in the unparalleled views of Bali’s representative mountain and lake. Located at a very strategic location, Penelokan sits right right on the edge of the Bangli-Singaraja highway. In the vicinity are several restaurants that serve a variety of Indonesian cuisine especially local delicacy of Kintamani, such as Ikan Mujair Nyat-Nyat and Ikan Mujair Bakar, known as two fish dishes of the Lake Batur community.
While you’re at it, you can get your hands on traditional souvenirs from Penelokan. Or if you’re not up for that, the oranges that you can find on the roadside are often sweet, juicy and refreshing!
On a side note, you can also drop on by several other attractions around the area of Penelokan. There happens to be the first volcano museum in Indonesia called Batur Volcano Museum, which was founded in 2004. Or you can do a village tour to Trunyan Village. Fun fact: This is one of the few villages in Bali that still adheres to the traditional culture of Bali Aga.
This can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone without any charges! For most of us, it’s not the kind of landscape that we see every day (though let’s admit it, we wish it was). Penelokan gives you the opportunity to take a closer look at Mount Batur and Lake Batur in your own wide-angle lens
Besakih Mother Temple Of Bali
Bali Besakih Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. It owns beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama until to the ocean so that way this temple is many visited by tourists from all over the world. Besakih Temple is located in Besakih countryside, Rendang sub district, Karangasem regency, east part of the island. It is located in southwest side bevel of mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount confidence is holiest and highest mount in Bali Island.
Bali’s “mother temple”, Besakih temple, is over 900 metres up the slopes of Gunung Agung. It has been regarded as a holy place since pre-historic times in Bali. The first recorded mention of its existence is from an inscription that dates from 1007 A.D. Since the Gelgel dynasty of the fifteenth century it has been regarded as a central, holy temple for the entire island. All the allegiances of the Balinese people come together at Besakih. Each regency has its own temple within the over-all compound, as do each of the caste groups. There is a total of 18 separate sanctuaries. The three main temples are : Pura Penataran Agung, Dedicated to Sang Hyang Widi Wasa : Pura Kiduling Kreteg, dedicated to Brahma; and Pura Batu Madeg, dedicated to Wisnu. To the Balinese a visit to the temple sanctuaries at Besakih temple is a special pilgrimage. Each temple has its own odalan, or anniversary celebration, and on the full moon of the Balinese month “Kedasa” the entire compound of Besakih celebrates the visit of the gods, with an enormous throng of visiting pilgrims.
History name of Besakih Temple
The Besakih's name is come from the word of Basuki, the old language from Sanskrit Wasuki, and then it become the Ancient Java Language. In this Sanskrit, the Basuki means congratulation. In mythology of Samudramanthana has mentioned that Basuki is a dragon that twines the Mount Mandara. The omission has come from tradition megalithic which had been indicated that it had to be sanctified place. It seems, the Besakih temple is coming from very old era which is far before the existence of Hinduism influence. Hereinafter, an Ancient Bali king of Sri Kesari Warmadewa found the Merajan Selonding Temple in this temple complex area. He also commands to build the Blanjong Monument that is located in Sanur Village. The Besakih Temple complex is built pursuant to cosmos balance. It is based on the nature conception which is disseminating the fundamental temple complex that is arranged to pursuant of the way direction. So, this building can deputize nature as symbolic of the world balance existence.
As we familiarize, that the point direction way like East, South, West, North, and middle as center point and each direction is named by Mandala. In Hindu philosophy, Panca Dewata is manifestation of Siwa God. Like Penataran Agung Temple as center, we find in its courtyard conception show the solidarity conception between the original Indonesia culture namely tradition megalithic in form of Punden Berundak-undak with the Hinduism concept. The ancient omissions which is existing in Besakih Temple complex can be classified into 2 types those are omission pertained by megalithic tradition and classic era. Besakih Temple beside as the altar for Hindu people in Bali, it is also as tourist destination which is a lot of visited by tourists.
Bukit Jambul is a beautiful site blessed by the breathtaking view of rice terrace and wide natures located in Karangasem Bali. The word of Bukit Jambul is coming from Bukit mean hill and Jambul mean crest so Bukit Jambul is crest of a hill. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Besakih Temple. Moreover, it is one of the tourist destinations that visited on Besakih Tour. It is situated in the plateau offering the beautiful panorama of rice terrace and green coconuts three unfolding to the sea. This place is located in Pesaban traditional village, Nongan village, Rendang district, Karangasem Regency east part of Bali. And also, this site could be reach in 1 and a half hours from Denpasar city.
Bukit Jambul is one of popular Bali Places of Interest ideally for relaxation after having long journey from Denpasar to Besakih Temple. During stay in this place, we can enjoy the green scenery of this Paradise Islands. The rice terrace at Bukit Jambul is well known as an outstanding natural tourist destination. It is because, this site features with the harmonious combination of hilly land, rice fields, valleys and the beautiful sea panorama in a distance. Meanwhile, the fresh atmosphere and serenity ambiance surround it. The unique from this site is coming form the name of this area. There is a big Banyan tree growth on top of hill. This Banyan tree is look like crest (Jambul in Balinese word) then slowdown this place recognized as Crest on Hill or Bukit Jambul.
Bukit Jambul is popular as a stop point during Karangasem Tour, especially in Besakih Temple Tour Program. It will be a great moment to have a rest along the long trip from Denpasar area to Karangasem. The beautiful nature scenery will refresh your mind after having long drive. Bukit Jambul features with stunning nature view where we can see the rice terrace, coconut trees and winding road underneath. And also, we can find restaurant where you can take a rest and enjoying meals or snacks, or hot coffee. It is a great moment to capture your time by taking memorable picture with beautiful Bali nature scenery.
Kerta Gosa Pavilion ( Klungkung Old Court Of Justice )
The Kertha Gosa Pavilion is an example of Balinese architecture located on the island of Bali, in city Klungkung, Indonesia. The Kertha Gosa Pavilion at Klungkung Palace was built in the early 18th century by Dewa Agung Gusti Sideman. Kertha Gosa means - "the place where the king meets with his ministries to discuss questions of justice".
The first function of the pavilion was for the court of law in 1945. Kertha Gosa was repainted in the 1920s and again in the 1960s. The Pavilion has a section of the Hindu epic Mahabharata, called Bhima Swarga, depicted around the ceiling.
In Balinese, Bhima Swarga means, Bhima goes to the abode of the gods. Swarga literally means any place where the gods happen to reside, heaven or hell.
According to the epic, Bhima, the second oldest of the five Pandava brothers, is tasked by his mother, Kunti, to rescue the souls of his earthly father, Pandu, and his second mother, Madri, from Hell, and to take them to Heaven. Bhima's siblings, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadewa, and Yudhishthira, go through Hell with Bhima; while there they observe people being tortured for their sins.
Throughout Bhima's journey he is accompanied by his two loyal servants, Twalen and Mredah. These clown characters are important to the story because they represent ordinary Bali people. Twalen wears a black checkered loin cloth and helps Bhima by translating what is being said by Yudhishthira and Kunti. Mredah always wears a red checkered loin cloth and lightens the mood by cracking jokes to lighten the mood.
When Bhima gets to Hell, he finds his parents in a huge bath of hot water. Bhima tips the bath, releasing his parents, and they are taken off to Heaven. The Demons are angry and Bhima has to fight them off. Next, the Gods do not like the idea of Bhima taking his parents from Hell to Heaven. Bhima fights with the Gods and dies in Heaven. The high God of all restores Bhima back to life and gives Bhima the drink of immortality. The last scene of Bhima Swarga shows justice, even with punishments of Hell.
The story of Bhima Swarga occupies five rows and reads clockwise, starting at the far northeastern corner of the ceiling. The first two rows represent Bhima's appearances in Hell, and the top three rows, his journey to Heaven. At the center of the ceiling, there is a lotus surrounded by four doves, symbolizing good fortune, enlightenment, and ultimate salvation.
Use of iconography
The ceiling of Kertha Gosa is painted in a traditional Balinese style that resembles wayang (puppet theatre). Paintings in the wayang style are related closely to shadow theatre art, and have been faithfully preserved to reflect Bali's Hindu-Javanese heritage in its traditional iconography and content. Iconography was to represent living things through pictures and shadows because it was prohibited to represent any living entity.
Types of characters
All of the characters in the story of Bhima Swarga have a symbolic meaning relating to color and whether the characters are kasa or halus. Kasar characters, like the demons, are rough and coarse. They have big eyes, noses, and mouths. The hand positioning of the kasar characters is upward.
Halus characters, in contrast, are refined and flowing, recognized by delicate hands and fingers. They have small eyes, noses, mouths with thin lips and uniform teeth, and almost no facial hair. Their heads and faces are pointed downward. Bhima, his siblings, and Kunti are all halus characters. One of Bhima's most important features, assigned only to him, is his right thumb which ends in a long curved nail as his weapon; this is a magical implication.
The angle of the head and body attitude of the characters are also important. For example, human heads and bodies are always in a straight-on position, but kasal characters are represented with eyes and nose at an angle.
In the paintings, social standing is portrayed by the hierarchical position of the characters, the size of their body, the side on which they are placed (left or right of the scene). Siwa, Heaven's most prominent god, is shown as larger and more intimidating than any other god. Similarly, Bhima dominates the other humans in the story. Bhima's servants Twalen and Mredah usually appear side by side, with Mredah, Twalen's son, placed a little below his father.
Age and social class also play a role in the placement of the five Pandawa brothers. Bhima's power is strictly physical, so his body must be unhindered and ready for battle. Bhima wears a black-and-white-checked sarong that, in Bali, is believed to have magic protective qualities. In Heaven, battle scenes are not bloody, and Bhima is usually in the center of the war panels. His body is much smaller than in hell, showing his diminished importance in comparison to the gods.
The Bhima Swarga painting is a moral epic, depicting wisdom and perseverance, and the ultimate victory virtue over vice. It is said, “He who with fervid devotion listens to a recitation of the Mahabharata attains to high success in consequence of the merit that becomes his through understanding even a very small portion thereof. All the sins of that man who recites or listens to this history with devotion are washed off.”
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