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BEDUGUL

When the heat and humidity finally start to grate, Bedugul is the perfect escape. Tucked into the crater of an extinct volcano 1,400 meters above the sea level, it is a highland retreat. Three lakes provide everything for outdoor recreation from springs, rivers and rice fields below. Lush pine forests seem to create a freshness ...

BESAKIH

Known as the Mother Temple of Bali, the Besakih sanctuary on the slopes of Mount Agung is the biggest and holiest of all Balinese temple. Over a thousand years old, steep steps ascend through split gates to the main courtyard, where the Trinity shrines, wrapped in cloth, and decorated with flower offerings. Around the main ...

CELUK & MAS

Synonymous with silver and goldsmiths, Celuk’s art shops beckon visitors with sterling silver and gold, gem-studded bracelets and earrings. Balinese smiths is largely and art passed down in family. Visitor may observe workshops, which are often small rooms or work areas with five to 20 workers, some not even in their teens. Many fine jewelers ...

DENPASAR

Denpasar, the capital city of Bali province, squeezed between Batubulan and Ubung to the north, Sanur to the east and Kuta to the southwest, is a bustling city center for administrative, commercial and educational services to Bali and much of eastern Indonesia. The central market is a beehive of activity where Balinese and tourist can ...

GOA GAJAH

Balinese Hinduism’s unique blend of Hindu and Buddhist elements is most apparent in the sacred relics of Goa Gajah, the Elephant Cave. Goa Gajah dates to at least the 11th century. Excavated in the 1950s, the cave entrance is a open-mouthed giant’s head flanked by hands that appear to be pushing away the surrounding rock ...