Bali Safari & Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine park is an amusement park with pools, ideal for families with children. The pools are divided in two, one for adults one for kids with water sliders. Feel the tropics with the jungle cruise, there is also a roller coaster in the fun zone.
This theme park is in the heart of Kuta, in the 3.8 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun, featuring many attractions. Various water sliders, flowing pools, kid’s pool, euro bangy, water climb, bazookas are a great fun for families and kids. Stylish thatched roof Gazebos (Cabana) are also available for rent, a perfect asylum to relax and unwind with more privacy
The Art Center is consisted of a museum, gallery and stages, it is also the place where the summer art festival, known as the Bali Art Festival takes place each year. The annual festival is regularly held from mid-June to mid-July where you can enjoy contests, clothes, dance, drama, sendratari performances, music, woodcarving, metalwork, and food. You can also watch art events, hand crafts exhibits, and the Ramayana Ballet.
ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art)
A new museum officially opened in 9 June 1996 by the owner and arts collector Agung Rai. The collection varies from Balinese classics to modern art. Not only a museum, the facility offers special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music, and painting classes, bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, seminars and training programs in its 7hectar property. A place you will not regret to visit.
The oldest and biggest museum in Ubud, opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. There are 7 exhibition rooms, with various collections of classic, modern and works from overseas tidily displayed. You can see works of artist such as Walter Spies (German), Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch), Arie Smit (Dutch), who’s works gave big influence to Balinese art.
Museum Puri Lukisan
The history of art in Bali does not go as far as the 1930’s. This is the first of the many museums in Bali opened in 1956, the exhibition starts from the oldest works drawn before WW2 until now so you will find how the history of Balinese art evolved. It is located in the center of Ubud, within 5 mins walk from the Ubud palace.
One of the places in Bali with strong spiritual aura is Sidemen Valley located in Karangasem East Bali in the foot of Mount Agung. Many spiritual magic men are said to be staying here. Many Balinese believe that health problems and natural disasters are caused by evil spirits, so whenever a problem occurs they go to the Dukun (spiritual doctor) in Balinese Balian. Balians also support ceremonial occasions such as weddings.
The word Batubulan means Moonstone in Indonesian. You will find countless stone statues big and small along the village street. The stones used are volcanic tuff, soft and suitable for detailed carving. Also Batubulan is famous for Barong dance and Kecak dances, it is said that the first Kecak dance ever performed in Bali was here.
A village famous for Gold and silver smiths, you will see many “Silver & Gold” signs along the street. Their speciality is to form the silver into an extremely thin thread and to shape it into flowers and insects such as butterflies and dragon flies. The detailed craft is amazing. You can also find many kinds of Gamelan ball for good luck, suitable for souvenirs or to keep for your own good luck.
Well known as a village for producing baskets and chairs made from bamboo and coconuts. But even more famous for Kacak and Sanghyang (trance) dance performances. Originally these dances were magical ceremonies served to god in case of natural disasters and health problems, although it has become a touristic attraction, to see the way the dancers go into trance should be a valuable experience.