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March 9, 2017

Kuningan, the ancestor spirits leave the island

Kuningan marks the end of Galungan; the time when the ancestor spirits leave the island to return to their heavens above.   Event Details & Program Special offerings are prepared with yellow rice (Kuningan is derived from the word kuning which means yellow) and placed together with fruit and flowers […]
March 9, 2017

Galungan, welcoming the spirits of the ancestors

Galungan is one of the most important festivals celebrating the victory of dharma (virtue) over adharma (vice). It marks a 10 day period when the spirits of the ancestors are believed to visit the island. Balinese Hindu families will welcome the spirits with prayers and offerings.   Event Details & […]
March 9, 2017

Melasti, purification rituals at the sea

The Melasti ritual of purification starts 3 – 4 days before Nyepi. All the temples in Bali have their most sacred objects carried to the sea for a ritual which will involve prayers and cleansing to make sure all is pure and good in preparation of Nyepi.   Event Details […]
March 9, 2017

Nyepi: Bali’s Day of Silence

Contrary to most other cultures all around the world who celebrate the New Year with dynamic and sparkling festivities, the crowning point of the Balinese New Year six-day celebration is a day dedicated to complete silence. The sacred day of Nyepi is therefore often called The Day of Silence.   […]
March 9, 2017

Ogoh Ogoh Monster Parade – 2017

Many weeks before the start of the Balinese New Year celebration, people will start building the amazing ogoh ogoh’s which are huge plaster demons painted in vivid colors. On the eve of Nyepi they will be carried through the streets on bamboo platforms like parade floats. Walking in front of […]
March 9, 2017

Agni Hotra

Agni Hotra is an ancient fire ceremony originating from the sacred Vedic Hindu texts.   Event Details & Program Centuries past, the tradition of Agni Hotra in Bali was embraced and fused with animistic rituals; however, following a great fire, it fell out of practice nearly 350 years ago. Today, […]
May 6, 2016

Botanical Garden

Bedugul Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali Bedugul Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Eka Karya) is a large tropical botanic park in Bali located at Bedugul area, Candikuning village, Baturiti Tabanan regency, in the middle of Bali island about 56 km from Denpasar city. Bedugul Bali Botanical Garden also well known as […]
May 6, 2016

Subak Museum

Bali Agriculture Collection & Traditional Irrigation Subak Museum is a museum exhibit and display of collection of agriculture/farming tools and traditional irrigation system of Bali called Subak. Subak Museum is also becoming one of the most visited tourist destination for educational tour by students or tourists both domestic and foreign […]
May 6, 2016

Tanah Lot

Bali Temple on Sea Rock & Beautiful Sunset View Tanah Lot temple is a Hindu temple that has a stunning natural beauty, it stands on solid sea rock and Tanah Lot at sunset time is the best view that can be enjoyed when visiting this one of the famous tourist […]
May 6, 2016

Jatiluwih

Bali Rice Terraces and Beautiful Paddy Field View Jatiluwih rice terraces or Jatiluwih rice fields is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tabanan Bali. Jatiluwih is a village that has a vast rice paddy field with beautiful rice terrace views located in the Sub-District of Penebel, Tabanan Regency […]
May 6, 2016

History About The Island Of Gods

Bali is a province of Indonesia which is located between the islands of Java and Lombok island, Bali island is also commonly referred to as The Island Of Thousands Temples, The Island of Gods, and Bali Dwipa, Bali also has several small islands are also included in the province of […]
October 19, 2015

Don’t Miss Ogoh-ogoh 2016

If you happen to be in Bali in March, you are in for a real treat. This is the island’s most auspicious date of the year featuring spectacularly chaotic ritual followed by an equally dramatic anti-climax. Nyepi, or the “Day of Silence,” is the start of the Balinese ‘Caka’ year […]
October 19, 2015

Beji Temple

One of my favourite temples on the island of Bali and one that is rarely visited by tourists and travellers alike is Pura Beji. The temple is located in the north of Bali inSangsit around eight kilometres east ofSingaraja and if you didn’t know of its location one could easily […]