Angseri Hot Springs nestled between lush rice paddies and small streams, precisely in Banjar Munduk Lumbang, Angseri Village. Previously used only as a traditional bathhouse by the local people, now transformed into a comfortable bathing area with pools and hot springs, and 2 private bathing area. The water temperature is 40 degrees, quite hot for a hot spring in Bali. Visiting the near by Batukau temple, lush rice terraces will be nice too, both only about 4-5 km away.
There are two hot springs in Toya Bungkah one run by the village and the other is Toya Devasya Resort & Spa. It offers to host your escape to the mountain, lake, sea and escapade both in luxury and close to nature. The view of lake Batur from the hot spring bath will spoil you to the limit. There are 2 pools here one big and one for children, equipped with a gazebo where you can get a delivery from the main restaurant.
Jatiluwih deserves its name, meaning “Truly Marvelous” in Balinese. The cascading terraces of rice fields are the most striking features of the landscape. Stretching all the way from the foothill of Batukaru volcano to the south coast sea. The cool western uplands, overlooking half of the island, offers magnificent views you will never forget. If you choose a lucky spot you will get 360 degrees view of rice fields.
Kertha Gosa is located in the heart of Semarapura town and its name taken from Kertha (peace) and Gosa (announcement) together meaning courthouse. It is famous for the pavilion with its ceilings painted with scenes from the Bhima Swarga story in Balinese Klung klung style, an inferno showing the result of committing crimes such as sexual assault and thievery.
Its foundations first laid out in 1919, by ‘Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem’, Taman Ujung became officially open to the public and became known as a royal water garden complex. The site suffered near devastation by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, and also weathered an earthquake in 1979. The beautiful pillars give the impression of a Greek temple. Years of restoration efforts has made way to its current splendor and in 2004 it became a government designated historical park.
Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese. The king of Amlapura, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut built the water palace in 1947 and used it as one of his many weekend retreats. There are bathing spaces, pools and fountains, the water comes from natural spring water and is very cold. It is recommended to bring swim suits for a nice cool dip in the water to cleanse your mind and body.
The temple complex comprised of 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) carved into the cliff face. The 7-metres high niches cut into the sheer cliff face is said to have been carved by the legendary giant Kubo using its own finger nails. It is thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty. You will find hundreds of stairs going down that lead to the kings and queens graves carved on both sides of the Pakurisan river banks. Recommended for those who do not mind going up and down many stairs.
This is the second largest temple in Bali , after Besakih temple. The 10 meru towers that represents Mount Agung is a sight to see. Built as a state temple for the Mengui kingdom, they have 4 mel towers that consists of 11 layers also a rare malu tower with only 2 layers is one of the things to see here. The temple is surrounded by channels and once you enter you will find beautiful gardens and ponds.
Kau means “West” in the Indonesian, therefore it is said that the temple was named as “Mountain in the west”. However, it can also mean the husk of a coconut. The legend tells it is built on a sacred stone “Batukau”. This temple is one of the six representative temples known as Sad Kahyangan and also a complex temple which consists of several temples. Located beneath Gunung Batukau which is the second highest mountain on Bali (2.275 m), it used to be the state temple of West Bali.
One of the oldest temple in Bali, small but graceful and filled with old legends and mysterious tales. It is beautifully designed with Balinese ornaments and a Garuda is carved on the roof. This roof is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm trees. In front of the stage is a picture from the Ramayana Legend, the Batuan style Balinese paintings are also famous here.