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.
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.
The village of Tenganan is famous as an aboriginal village known as Bali Aga. An important part of Bali Aga culture is the complex Tie-dye technique used to make Bali’s traditional geringsing double ikat. Bali’s Tenganan village is the only village that today still produces geringsing. In geringsing, both the cotton warp and weft threads are carefully dyed and cross-dyed before weaving; the finished pattern only emerges as the cloth is woven. It is believed that geringsing has the power to prevent diseases and evil spirits.
Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the Bali Bird park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. One of the highlight is the National bird “Bali Starling” qualified as Critically Endangered due to its extremely small range and tiny population, still suffering from illegal poaching for the cage bird trade. Also Komodo dragons, parrots, Pelicans feedings can be enjoyed in certain times of the day.
Previously more popular before other Safaris were built, you can find 350 animals of 75 species here. Also you can take photos with Orangutans, Toucan birds and baby crocodiles. Recently Tree walk, Flying fox, Zoopak trekking has been made to add more variety to the activities.
One of the most full scaled safari parks on the island, featuring Lions, Elephants, Tigers, Giraffes, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Crocodiles…The main attraction is the Komodo dragon? If you’re lucky, you will get to take a picture with a white tiger. Also Elephant rides and Orangutan shows are available.
One of the four Botanical garden networks in Indonesia, Kebun Raya Bali has an area of 157.5 hectares (389 acres), a car will be required to see all the property. It is a unique place featuring not only the plants of Bali but from mountainous areas of East Java and exotic plants from all around Indonesia. There are 1500 species more than 16000 plants, especially the collection of 340 kinds of orchids are a must see. Many families and couples come to visit on weekends.