This temple with decorative carving is famous for its intricacy and ingenuity. Dating from the Majapahit period, this originally was as old dynasty sanctuary (prasada) of Mengwi Royalty.  The split gate and a 16-meter high tower inside the temple are constructed much like "Candi" in lava. The 64 stone seats, similar to megalithic ancestral shrines, commemorate warriors who died in battle.

 

sadha bali temple

The Ayung river is the longest and largest river in Bali, and along this river, white water rafting was first introduced in Bali.  To experience rafting on the river Ayung's west side is amazing, for besides the enjoyment of challenging rapids, the panorama of this beautiful, intact nature area is highlighted by the appearance of  wild animals along the rafting route such as big bats, black monkeys, magpies and more.

river ayung bali

ayung river

It is about 3 kilometers south of Bali International Airport Ngurah Rai. The fishing village of Kedonganan, at the northern part of the beach could be seen a traditional fish market and a great number of anchoring "Jukung" of traditional fishing boat which present an interesting view.  To experience sailing around the gulf here by traditional sailing boat give us the picturesque image of west Balis crescent beach.

kedonganan bali

On the western coast of Kedonganan is the sandy shore contiguos to Kuta Beach. You can find traditional fishing boats here, such as the motorised outrigger canoes, which can be engaged for a trip in the sea.

These beautiful beach are several kilometers north of Kuta. Like its neighboring  beaches, these area offers a  refuge for surfers.  There are also many facilities for tourist as the result of the Kuta north expansion.

Seminyak is a mixed tourist / residential area on the west coast of Bali just north of Kuta and Legian. Originally a separate township, this is now just another suburb of Kuta. This area is very popular with resident expatriates and land and accommodation prices are amongst the highest in Bali. Plenty of luxury spas and hotels abound. Owing to its high density of high end shopping, combined with the clustering of many fine eating establishments, it has rapidly become one of the most well known tourist areas on the island.

canggu beach kuta bali


Other well known areas popular with tourists include Ubud, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and the Bukit Peninsula.

In addition to a few commercial strips with popular and lively restaurants, bars, and good crafts/furniture shops, there are a few notable establishments: Ku Dé Ta, which is a bar/restaurant with a cult following based on its beach side/semi-resort atmosphere that has earned it the title of number one party spot in various magazines, and Oberoi, which is an expensive hotel with a worldwide reputation. La Lucciola is a restaurant located in the north of Seminyak on the beach and has been in existence for over a decade.

canggu beach bali

Jalan Raya Seminyak (more often referred to as Jalan Legian), runs parallel with the beach, bisecting the district and acts as its main road artery.

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