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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Known as a temple where the Holy water springs out. Worshippers from all over Bali come here to collect this holy water. The spring water is crystal clear so the stones and sand beneath can be seen clearly. West of Tirtha Empul Temple upon the hill is a former Presidential Summer house of the late President Soekarno, now used as a resort house for government officials. The spring water bathing area is always busy with local worshippers who come to purify themselves for ceremonial occasions.