Elephant Cave Temple (Pura Goa Gajah)

Elephant Cave Temple is located at the Blahbatuh Village in Gianyar, Bali. It is about 27 km from Denpasar. This cave is built at the crevasse edge from the encounter of 2 rills that is called Pangkung river, where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu river flow.

The encounter area of two rivers is called Campuhan. It owns the magical energy on the basis of Rwabineda Concept (two different energy). On this basic concept hence Elephant Cave is intentionally built among two rivers.

The word Goa Gajah is from the word of Lwa Gajah, the name of the Buddhist Temple or hermitage for Buddhist monk. The Goa Gajah name is written on Negarakertagama papyrus which is compiled by Mpu Prapanca on 1365 M. Lwa means the river and it reflect to the meaning that the hermitage is located at Gajah River or in Air Gajah. In the year inscription 944 Saka, it is mentioned with the name of “ser ring Air Gajah” that is meaning the Subak leader in Air Gajah. The word has mentioned that the hermitage of Lwa Gajah is located in Subak Air Gajah.

There is a relief which is almost looking like the form of mountain on the entrance of this cave. It was carved many designed on the relief like grove with the stick, close leaf, animal for example forest pig, tortoise, and specters. The cave mouth is decorated by the bas-relief with the eye turn around to the right or west side. There is an article letter of Kediri type from the early of 11 century was written on the wall left side or east side.

There is a pool as a place to take the holy water (Tirtha) for Hindu ceremony which is located in the middle of the cave courtyard. This Holy Pool  is previously piled up by land and it has been found on 1954 by Krijgsman from the Ancient Department. The Holy Pool is equipped by the statue douche which is parallel arranged in two groups.

If you interested to visit this temple, as well as the other temples around Ubud area, you can book our full day tour for approximately 8 to 10 hours trip – only for $45. To book the tour you can just simply fill the below booking form.

 

Monkey Forest Ubud

20161124_160602-copyMonkey Forest in Ubud is a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the heart of Ubud village, precisely located in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud sub disctrict and Gianyar Regency. Monkey forest in Balinese language called Wanara Wana are spread out in the island and Ubud Monkey forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly.

Ubud Monkey Forest is dwelt by approximately 200 monkeys, pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. Among the amount of monkeys living in this forest, there are approximately 23 adult male, 79 adult female and the other 98 babies. All the monkeys in this forest consisted of three groups, dwell certain area and use the certain place and certain time.

However it also happened that the entire group can use the forest and whenever two groups are existing at the same place and time, they will fight each other. These monkeys are believed as Gods Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, the Hindu Temple exist in the middle of the forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest and those are existing surround the forest and it is estimated built in the middle of 14th century, in the early governance of Gelgel Dynasty. Dalem Agung Temple is located in northwest from the forest represent the existence of most important temples.

Beside of two others, that are Permandian Temple, in Westwide from this forest and Prajapati Temple which is located in southeast side where the place of Dewa Siwa (Lord Shiva), one of the Khayangan Temple in Padang Tegal Village.

If you interested to visit monkey forest, we have a very interesting Ubud tour package to go with it.

 

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Luwak Coffee Plantation – an Agricultural Tourism

Alessia Carboni & family from Italy at kopi luwak coffee plantation - April 2016

Alessia Carboni & family from Italy at kopi luwak coffee plantation – April 2016

Luwak coffee or Civet Coffee is coffee made from coffee cherries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive track of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxorus Hermaphroditus)

After collected, the beans are processed hygienically, and given only a medium roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process.

This Kopi Luwak proccess takes place only on island of Bali, Java and Sumatera in the Indonesian Archipelago. Producing no more than 300 kg per year and distributed throughout the world.

Some people try to breed the civet and given a coffee cherries to eat, they won’t succeed. Our Kopi Luwak is origin from wild civet which live mutualism with coffee farmers. Civets use their nature insting to eat the best taste of coffee cherries in the coffee plantation.

If you interested to visit the Kopi Luwak coffee plantation for coffee tasting as well as learning the making process, or should you need any further information, you can contact us via Whatsapp / Viber messenger to this number : +6285237048168 (Lisa) or you can just simply fill this contact form as below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Batuan Temple

Batuan Temple is a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. The temple is designed very beautiful with full of Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building is made from the fiber of chromatic black palm tree. It is strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. Batuan Temple were founded in the year 944 Saka (1020 AD).

If you interested to visit this temple, as well as the other temples around Ubud area, you can book our full day tour for approximately 8 to 10 hours trip – only for $45. To book the tour you can just simply fill the below booking form.

 

Tegalalang Rice Terrace in Ubud

Tegalalang countryside is located at 5 km northern part of Ubud Village and own the magnificent view of rice terrace. The rice terrace is designed very beautiful with exquisite hollowing rice field and precisely located on the hill bank. In this place, you will see the Balinese farmer do their rice field in oblique area complete with it’s system irrigation.

You will enjoy the beautiful panorama of valley with rice terrace and coconut trees ornament it. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the tourist icon in Ubud Bali and many visited by tourists every day.

If you interested to visit this destination, as well as the other destinations around Ubud area, you can book our full day tour for approximately 8 to 10 hours trip – only for $45. To book the tour you can just simply fill the below booking form.

 

Batuan and Lodtunduh – The Painting Village

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The Sample of the Paintings

Paintings of Bali have experienced remarkable evolution. Traditionally another means of expressing religious and mythological ideas, paintings of Bali have been subjected to a number of influences, including deep interaction with Western painters who came and lived in Bali.

As with any other artistic expression found in the island, these influences have been uniquely adapted into Bali’s personality, creating new nuances and styles of paintings that are distinctly Balinese.

Instead of religious or mythical characters of wayang, contemporary paintings present nature, daily lives of Balinese, or even tourists.

The shades of coal gray that dominate traditional paintings are now accompanied by vibrant play of color capturing Jalak Bali or Gunung Agung in the morning sun. The King of Ubud was known for his fondness of arts and paintings and his opennes to foreigners.

This Ubud became the center of arts, welcoming into its heart renowned artists such as Bonnet, Spies, Blanco, Snel, etc, many of whom came and never could leave Bali. Today’s Ubud is only slightly different. You should not be surprised to run into a foreign writer who has spent months living in a homestay facing a rice field terrace while writing his next book.

Fabulous museums of paintings such as the Muji family, Semar Kuning, and Dewa Putu Toris have in their permanent collections some of the best their physical and artistic home in Bali.

If you interested to visit this destination, as well as the other destinations around Ubud area, you can book our full day tour for approximately 8 to 10 hours trip – only for $45. To book the tour you can just simply fill the below booking form.

 

Mas Village – The Art of Wood Carving

Wood Carving Samples

Wood Carving Samples

Mas Village is one of villages in Bali fundamentally identified as an artistic countryside by focusing in artistic of wood carving. Mas Village is located in Ubud sub district and Gianyar regency, east part of Bali. It owns the typical style of wood carving art by placing forward the distinguish synergy the humanism and naturalism. The village’s popularity as an art village is famous in the national and world level which is not forgetting from the highness name of some maestros which has born and found the spirit (taksu) and soul. The famous maestro who was born in this village is Ida Bagus Tilem.

 

This Artistic countryside owns the long history root. The result of wood carving art in this village owns the immeasurable and wide dimension like idol for the devoting (arca idol), representative dimension of everyday Balinese social society life (farmer, fisherman, worker, intellectual, merchant, etc), the abstract dimension as exisiting of actor imagination which is listening carefully of reality, dynamics and life philosophy.

The villagers are same as villagers at other tourism countryside in Bali that have also experienced the transformation from agrarian society to the crafting society. Even nowadays, it is continued to service society from commerce service until levying service of the souvenir for overseas and domestic tourist.

It is strategically located in the main road from Denpasar to Ubud and it can be reached from various of angle. It is about 15 km easterly go to the majors road to Ubud from Denpasar town. One of the clue to find this village is the big baby idol monumentally existing in the middle of the road. The baby idol is a symbol and representative of human being life early which is believed by local residents with full of philosophic value, religious and dynamism.

 

If you interested to visit this destination, as well as the other destinations around Ubud area, you can book our full day tour for approximately 8 to 10 hours trip – only for $45. To book the tour you can just simply fill the below booking form.