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Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida – Bali, #2 Asia’s Best Beach by Tripadvisor Travelers Choice

Plan to visit the world best beaches? We, Balinese people, are so proud that Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida Bali is awarded as the #19 Best Beach of The World by Tripadvisor. In Asia, this beautiful beach is stand in the 2nd position after Radhanagar Beach of Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida

No wonder Kelingking Beach is gaining so much love from traveler, this beach has an amazing cliff view with soft and white sand. Nusa Penida is booming this last few years and even more popular than Gili Islands.

Best spot in Nusa Penida

How to get to Kelingking Beach?

You can visit this beautiful beach on one day trip to Nusa Penida. You don’t need to stay overnight in Nusa Penida. Take a boat from Sanur in the morning, hire a driver in Nusa Penida and ask your driver to take you there. In one day you can explore more than just Kelingking Beach, but including Angel Billabong, Broken Beach and the beautiful snorkeling point, Crystal Bay Beach where you can meet manta ray.

If you are too lazy to plan and organize your itinerary, you can book our most populat Nusa Penida tour.

Nusa Penida Day Tour: Best of Nusa Penida Angel Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking Beach

The tour start from USD 42/person for a private trip, including private transport, pick up and drop off from major location in Bali, boat, lunch and entrance ticket.

Book today, we have 10% discount (use coupon code: RAMADAN2019 to claim your discount!)

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Pucak Penulisan Temple – A Journey to the Ancient Time of Bali

Historical relics from ancient times tell us that Kintamani was ever becomes a very important area in Bali. One of them is Pura Pucak Penulisan. The temple complex is located on a peak that forms the northern part in a wide circular wall of mountains. This enormous crater rim is all that remains of the larger, primordial Mt. Batur that collapsed in the distant geological past. At 1,750 meters above sea level, the temple is more elevated than the summit of the new volcano that has grown once again in the midst of this ring of peaks.

From this temple on a clear day all the major peaks of Bali are visible, with the Batukaru group to the west and Mt. Batur, Mt. Abang, and Mt. Agung aligned in a straight line toward the south-east.

Pucak Penulisan Temple (also known as Pura Tegeh kauripan) is indeed Bali’s loftiest major temple and is situated within the territory of Desa Sukawana, Kintamani. The temple is also regarded by many as the ultimate “fountain of life,” a source of life-giving water. Located at the source of Bali’s largest waterway, the River Ayung, its main ritual events are until today attended by many irrigation societies (subak) from downstream district along the river. The temple also marks the source of a stream that flows past Puri Balingkang, disappears beneath the ground, and then reemerges in Songan Village, where it feeds into lake Batur.

The largest, centennial ceremonial event at this temple, involving the sacrifice of twelve water buffaloes, overtly seeks to revitalize the entire realm of Bali

Beside of its beautiful landscape, the main attraction of this temple is a historical heritage in the form of a sculpture image from the past. Historical sources suggest that this temple may have been an important state temple of the Warmadewa and later dynasties of Balinese Kings. Until today it features a large collection of stone statues depicting royal personages of that era. Among the statues inscribed with names and dates are Queen Gunapriyadharmapatni with her consort Dharmodayana (carved in A.D. 991), The Indian saint Agastya (A.D. 1024), Bhatari Mandul (wife of King Anak Wungsu, A.D. 1078), Sri Aji Jayapangus with his Queen (undated), and Astasuraratnabhumibanten (A.D. 1332), who was probably Bali’s last indigenous King before the Majapahit conquest.

The architecture of Pura Tegeh Kauripan and other shrines on this hilltop still diverges significantly from the standards imposed by the main government-sanctioned Hindu organization, despite repeated criticisms and threats directed at the local temple committee. there are no pagoda-like shrines with multiple roofs (meru) as there are in other Balinese temples, since it is deemed unnecessary to represent a mountain symbolically in a temple that is already located on a mountain peak. There is also no Palinggih Ratu Pucak (shrine to serve as teh seat of the supreme deity at festivals), since this hilltop as a whole is considered to be the deity’s permanent abode. Nor is there a permanent stone shrine (sanggaran agung) to the sun god (Bhatara Surya) or a collective stone shrine for all the deities (padmasana). Instead, a temporary “sky-shrine” (sanggar tawang) dedicated to the sun god is built a new each year in conformance to local ritual guidelines.

Source : Custodiansof The Sacred Mountains : Culture and Society in the Highlands of Bali, by Thomas Anton Reuter

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Lovely Walk Through Mangrove Forest at Benoa Bay Bali

Mangrove forests are very important for coastal ecosystems which contain a wide number of species like fishes, birds, or shrimps.

It is an ideal ecological destinations and field laboratories for biology or ecology students or researchers.
Despite of its important value, in tourism mangrove forests also offer a beauty for travellers like the mangrove forest in Bali, which is located in the Ngurah Rai Grand Forestry Park at Benoa Bay area, that covers an area of about 200 ha.

There are nursery plots of about 7.700 square-meters, huts, wooden boardwalk trails, and floating decks. There are also several lookout tower for observing the forest, the flying birds and other mammals. On a clear weather we also can see mount Agung at Karangasem from the towers.

Unfortunately, this area still in dirty condition with plastic trash which come from the upstream brought by the river especially during the hard rain

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Shared Tour: Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking

August has come, it is the best time to explore the tropical island, Bali. One of the most popular attraction during dry season in Bali is exploring the active volcano of Bali. We have working together with Bali Adventours to provide you exclusive experience: Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking. It is 2 hours climbing to the most active volcano in Indonesia, Mount Batur (1717 meters above sea levels).

From the peak you will experience the most scenic sunrise view and the green caldera around the volcano. Breakfast will be served and cooked in the hot steam. What is the most interesting experience than enjoy volcano cooked breakfast?

Want to try this tour? Visit and book at our partner site: Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking Shared Tour.

Check out Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking Video before you go!

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Challenge! Are you brave enough to drink coffee luwak?

If you are coffee lovers, you should try an exotic taste of Luwak Coffee. Named as the most expensive coffee in the world, Luwak coffee through a unique production process. The coffee is produced from the coffee beans that have been consumed by Luwak or chivet. The coffee beans would have to first pass through the digestive system and exits. The stomach acids and enzymatic action involved in this unique fermentation process produces the beans for the world’s rarest coffee beverage. The beans are collected, cleaned, roasted and ground just like any other coffee.

Although it through strange process, it has rich, heavy flavor with touch of caramel or chocolate. The body is full and smooth and with long, clean aftertaste. Plus, it has low acidity so it will not harm your stomach.
Now, everybody can enjoy this fine coffee. Many coffee plantations are open for tour. Savor your tasting experience with beautiful mountain view and friendly assistant who will give you broad information about luwak coffee. A cup of luwak coffee is cost IDR 50,000. Other kinds of coffees and teas are available such ginseng coffee,vanilla coffee, lemon tea, ginger tea, coconut tea, etc are served for free.
Want to bring some home? Luwak Coffee is available for sell. Buy Luwak Coffee for your loved ones or be generous host on your coffee break.

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