Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tri Datu Color

The Tri Datu Color
The Tri Datu color is the combination of white,black and red.You may find some balinese wearing a tri datu bracelet,as they believe that the bracelet will help them find strength in living their lives.The idea of strength here is not physical but more to self-awareness and control-to help one in avoiding doing bad thing in life.The tri datu colors are also used in many of the traditional Balinese ceremonies,such as the house blessing ceremony.It is believed that by having tri datu colors on every pillar of the house,the house will be protected from negative energy.And that's why every time a Balinese holds a house-blessing ceremony,they draw there lines in black,white and red on every pillar.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


Melasti is a purification ceremony to welcome the feast Nyepi to all the people Hindu in Bali.  Melasti ceremony held on the edge of the beach with the aim to purify yourself of all the bad things in the past and throw it to the ocean. In Hindu belief, the source of water such as lake, and sea water is considered as a life (Tirta Amrita). In addition to performing prayers, Melasti ceremony is also cleansing and purification of sacred objects belonging to temple (pralingga or pratima Ida Lord and all equipment.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Munduk Village

Munduk is a remote town in the north of Bali set on a ridge running down from the northwestern rim of the Bedugul caldera. The ridge tumbles steeply on either side into the valleys below, where distant paddy and spice plantations create a spectacular scene both to the north and the south.

The town itself is located approximately 800 metres above sea level, giving it slightly cooler and less humid weather than the lowlands on the coast. It's a world away from bustling Seminyak and Kuta. Within Munduk itself there isn't much to see or do, aside from taking in the amazing views of the surrounding landscape, but step out of town and a range of nature activities is there for the taking.

The town was historically used by the Dutch colonial administration as a mountain retreat and some of the old Dutch houses are still standing today. Most of the houses within the village are now private residences, but a couple of hotels have converted the houses into rooms for guests and their charm is a good enough reason to visit in itself.

Most guesthouses and hotels in Munduk are able to arrange trekking within the local area and the nature reserve at Lake Tamblingan is a great spot to commence treks into the surrounding forest. Just north of Munduk town are Tanah Barak and Melanting waterfalls, which are excellent local attractions.

Eating options in Munduk are mostly confined to what your guesthouse has to offer and the local warungs on the side of the street, including a small satay stand opposite the market. A great place for a pot of coffee is at Karang Sari Guesthouse, which has a lovely garden popular with butterflies and offers great views of the surrounding countryside. For a proper restaurant setting, Don Biyu is excellent, delivering very solid Western and authentic Indonesian fare at reasonable prices in a comfortable setting, again with fantastic views. They even have free WiFi that works well! Recommended.

Moving onwards from Munduk, you've got three main choices: Lovina on the north coast (via Seririt), Bedugul or, via a long, windy and very scenic road, Medewi on the Java-facing south coast.

There are no ATMs in Munduk -- the closest ATM is in Bedugul, around a 20-minute drive away. Many guesthouses and hotels offer free WiFi, as does Don Biyu restaurant. Do not expect a high-speed connection and you won't be disappointed. The closest medical care is in Singaraja.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Weather in Bali in March

Weather in Bali in March

Rain becomes less frequent throughout March and April as the wet season transitions into Bali’s much-awaited dry season. Despite the changing seasons, the weather in March in Bali remains cloudy, often with overcast skies and showers. There are days when it all dries up and the clouds are replaced by bright sunshine.

Sitting around 27ºC with an average minimum of 23ºC, March’s average temperatures are only slightly lower than the previous months. At night the temperature drops to about 25ºC but if you are staying in the mountains it can drop to as low as 15ºC.

March hosts one of the biggest festivals of Bali’s year, Nyepi. Meaning ‘silent’ in Bahasa Indonesian, Nyepi is the religious Hindu day of celebration for the Balinese New Year. Locals turn off electricity, refrain from all forms of entertainment and stay indoors for 24 hours to allow themselves the opportunity to self-reflect, and tourists are expected to follow suit. Local security guards called pecaleng patrol and watch the streets to make sure no one goes outside their homes or breaks the rules. This tradition is undertaken because the Balinese people believe that if the island is silent and everyone is indoors, evil spirits will mistakenly think the island is empty and move on.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tanah lot Temple and Mount Batur You must visit during your holiday in Bali

Tanah Lot Temple in Bali
Bali’s Scenic Sea Temple
Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.

The onshore site is dotted with smaller shrines alongside visitors’ leisure facilities that comprise restaurants, shops and a cultural park presenting regular dance performances. The temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency, an approximate 20km northwest of Kuta, and is included on most tours to Bali’s western and central regions.

Kintamani and Mount Batur
North-western Bali
Kintamani, located in the Karangasem Regency, is home to Mount Batur and the Caldera Lake. A favourite stopover on tour itineraries to this region is Penelokan, which aptly means 'scenic stopover'. The still-active Mount Batur volcano has erupted about 24 times since 1800, each time reshaping the surrounding landscape.
 Mount Batur, also known as Kintamani volcano, has been the most favorite tourist destination in the central mountains area of Bali. With the magnificent view of its caldera, and also the beauty of Lake Batur which fills the large part of the caldera, the crater of Mount Batur is the central interest of the place which is estimated to have 13 square km size.
The view is the main reason to come here. Surrounded by the captivating nature of Mount Batur, you will find plenty more reasons to linger in the crater itself, and be sure to also take in the joyous winding road along the lake shore to Toya Bungkah, Pura Ulan Danu Batur, or even the hot springs.
Kintamani area actually consists of 3 main villages including Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani. There are also some ancient villages around Batur Lake which is often known as Bali Age Village. Penelokan is the vantage point at the southernmost of the crater rim. You will be greeted by a fantastic spectacle as you come over the ridge at Penelokan and gaze down in wonder at the twin caldera of Lake Batur.
Penelokan is the best location to enjoy the panoramic delights of Kintamani with the combination of the lava field, a green carpet of plants, black molten rocks, and the blue-green lake water. Penelokan has hotels and restaurants and is located 1,500 metres above sea level with deliciously cool temperatures
Gunung Batur comprises three volcanic cones: Batur I, Batur II, and Batur III. Trekking and hiking as well as observing the sunrise are all popular pastimes. •           Batur caldera on the northwest of Gunung Batur is one of the biggest and most beautiful in the world. Caldera II is circular-shaped, with a diameter of at least seven kilometers

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