Friday, November 2, 2012

ASIAN ATTRACTIONS: Bali, Indonesia



Blessed with breathtaking sights and colorful culture, Bali is undeniably an ideal place for pleasure and leisure. If you are planning to travel to this pretty province in Indonesia, here are some of the best places to visit.

Elephant Cave


Known locally as Goa Gajah, this 11th century cave is considered to be one of Bali’s most historically significant sites. The primary figure at the fa├žade of the cave was thought to be an elephant, hence the name.  Carved rock images of various menacing creatures and demons can also be seen at the cave entrance. Inside this classical Hindu-Buddhist styled temple are two traditional bathing pools decorated with life-size stone carved maidens bearing jugs of sprouting water. There are also several crevices inside the cave that are thought to have been secret meditation chambers for priests. The cave follows a T-form shape with a statue of Ganesha, a Hindu God of knowledge and wisdom. Truly, this ancient site makes any visit an enjoyable one. 

Tampak Siring


Located 39 km east of Denpasar town, Tampak siring or Tirta empul is a holy spring water temple positioned in a gorge surrounded by hills. Locals and tourists from different parts of the country flock to this holy water temple to enjoy and sanctify themselves. Aside from its invigorating benefit, this water source is also believed to heal various diseases.

Bedugul


A mountain lake resort area in the centre-north region of the island, Bedugul is known for its water temple and botanical garden. The Eka Karya Botanic garden houses 20,000 plant specimens ranging from orchids, roses to medicinal plants. The garden offers a stunning view of the Buyan Lake. With mild mountain weather, every tourist will surely have a refreshing time with the nature.

Taman Ayun Temple


This famous Bali landmark strategically located beside a major roadway is a royal temple of Mengwi Empire. It composes a spectacular temple with multistoried roof of Balinese architecture.

Other site includes:
Ubud (Celuk & Mas)
Alas Kedaton  
Tanah Lot

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