This weekend starting 22/09/2018 marks the final and most sacred day of Tumpek, which takes place over six significant dates during every Pawukon year. Tumpek Wayang is a special day filled with blessings dedicated towards the traditional performing art form of shadow puppetry. Various offerings are made to the equipment and range of character puppets involved in the traditional theatrical art. Tumpek Wayang is one … Continue reading Tumpek Wayang 22/09/2018
In aircraft movement statistics for the period of January-August 2018, there were 107,338 aircraft in and out of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, both through Domestic Terminals and International Terminals. This amount represents an increase from the same recording period in 2017, where there were 96,723 aircraft served or an increase of 11 percent. As for passenger movements, there were 15,640,887 passengers served in the … Continue reading Tourists from China are still the Highest Ranking Visitors to Bali
Visitors posing in bikinis and clambering over sacred Hindu structures prompt authorities to crack down Authorities in Bali have vowed to stop westerners in bikinis posing in front of sacred temples as they lament a decline in the “quality of tourists” visiting the island. Bali deputy governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Sukawati, known as Cok Ace, said the authorities had been concerned by a recent rise … Continue reading Bali to bring in new rules for visiting temples after decline in ‘quality of tourists’ | World news | The Guardian
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ONE of the best things about holidaying in Bali is pampering yourself with a massage or beauty treatment at a spa. However, many spa facilities in the country’s tourist hubs are operating illegally. A huge police crackdown on rogue spas in the popular tourist spot of Kuta has seen 28 out of 30 spas operating in the city shut down, Asian news publication Coconuts has … Continue reading Bali spas shut down after crackdown
With so many fabric outlets and vendors dotted all over Bali sometimes it can be really hard finding exactly what you are looking for. Continue reading Fab Fabrics and Fashion – Full Day Business Tour 800k
The Tourism Ministry is optimistic the target of attracting 17 million foreign tourists by 2018 and 20 million by 2019 can be achieved. Achieving 17 million foreign tourists by 2018 would mean a 21 percent rise from last year’s figure. Guntur Sakti, head of the ministry’s public communications bureau, told kompas.com in Batam, Riau Islands, that to achieve this year’s target, the ministry would need … Continue reading Ministry optimistic about meeting 17 million foreign tourists target – News – The Jakarta Post
Introduction Come and explore the natural wonders of the Tabanan Regency of Bali. The local government have taken amazing steps to protect and conserve the natural environment making it a truly unique experience to reconnect with nature as well as take in some truly amazing temples and historical landmarks. The full day tour covers a remarkable amount of ground, from the lush highlands … Continue reading West Bali – Tabanan Full Day Tour 650k IDR (PP)
Uluwatu Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple that sits on a 70-meter-high cliff protruding above the vast Indian Ocean. Uluwatu Temple is one of Sad Khayangan temples and is 6th biggest temple in Bali. Views from the cliff are absolutely magnificent at sunset. Surrounding the Temple is natural coastal plants that are home to a Continue reading Uluwatu – High Adventure Tour
The island of Lombok was hit with magnitude 7.0 earthquake at approximately 7.50 pm Sunday evening. The quake which lasted for a a duration of 15 to 20 seconds was felt in Bali also. This comes just a week after a magnitude 6,4 was recorded just south of Bali. Stand by for further Information or how this may effect tours in the region.
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This August marks the 13th year of the Sanur Village Festival. Numerous and well anticipated events are expected to be held on the sleepy sunrise coastline. Traditional food, culture, water, sporting and eco-awareness will be all well represented. Of special note will be the bazaar and fashion show as well as a fun run. If running isn’t exactly your type of thing then come and … Continue reading Sanur Village Festival
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Being over 1000 years old and perched at an altitude of 1000m above sea level, Pura Besakih is the biggest of all the Hindu Temples in Bali. Its located on the south facing side of Mt Agung, in the Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia.
What better way to ease those sore muscles after a hard day on Tour than a relaxing dip in the hot springs of Toya Devasya at Kintamani. Toya Devasya is located right on the caldera floor nestled between Mt Batur and Mt Abang in the Kintamani province of Bali Indonesia. Continue reading Hot Spring in North Eastern Bali – Toya Devasya
Located in the Gianyar Regency, Tegenungan waterfalls is approximately half way between Denpasar and Ubud, Tegenungan waterfalls is easily the most accessible natural waterfall site in Bali. What is clearly unique about the site is that its not situated up in the highland or mountainous regions of the island. It is a nature lovers delight, surrounded by lush jungle green dotted with palms and has many stunning views from the many natural platforms. Continue reading Tegenungan Waterfalls – Kunjangan
Introducing the Let’s Go “Chasing Waterfalls package. One full day of chasing waterfalls in exotic North Bali. Get the most amazing photos and experience all the exotic wonders that Bali has to offer. Locations include GitGit, Jembong, Alingaling, Banyumala GitGit – Grace and Elegance Jembong – Untaimed Beauty AlingAling – Simply Breathtaking Banyumala – Jungle Treck with two amazing rewards. LUNCH AND ENTRY TO THE … Continue reading CHASING WATERFALLS PACKAGE
Update 9.20 AM Tuesday July 3. Small tremmor felt in North Kuta. Checked USGS for confirmation. Details below. Mount Agung spewed lava on Monday night. The volcano had its first “strombolian” eruption at 9:04 p.m., spewing a 2,000-meter high column of ash and emitting lava. The eruption was recorded in the seismogram with an amplitude of 24 mm and a duration of around seven minutes … Continue reading Volcano Update News
Tirta Empul Temple was built on top of a large water spring during the Warmadewa Dynasty in 962AD. The spring is the source of the Pakerisan river and the name of the temple comes from the ground water source named “Tirta Empul”. Spring water. Continue reading Tirta Empul – Water Temple 2018 Guide
Bali opened its international airport on Friday after a volcanic eruption temporarily grounded flights, stranding thousands of tourists on the Indonesian holiday island. Ngurah Rai airport began operating around 2:30pm local time (07:30 GMT), about 12 hours after it closed in response to Mount Agung belching smoke and ash “Following the issuance of NOTAM [notice to airmen] No. A2552/18 on the reopening of I Gusti … Continue reading Mt Agung Volcano – Airport Update
The Tanah Lot Temple is located in the Tabanan Regency of Western Bali. Because of its location to the west of the island, it offers absolutely stunning sunset views on most days of the year. Out of all the temples in Bali, it is Tanah Lot that is the most visited and accessible to tourists. Continue reading Pura Tanah Lot Tour- Temple Guide 2018
Ubud is a timeless town located in the greater Gianyar regency. It’s just waiting for you to unpack and explore. Featuring mesmerizing country landscapes strung together with lush terrace rice paddies. The tropical jungle that surrounds the town and villages is just overflowing with exotic flora and fauna. Continue reading Bali Culture and Arts Tour – Ubud
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The rice terraces at Tegalalang offer an amazing and unique experience to view and interact with a real working rice field. To describe it in one sentence is a little bit challenging but,
Its a little bit like the land that time forgot thats been curated and maintained by a team of very persistent Zen gardeners.. JT
The rice terraces follow the cartography of the hill with a river that runs through the middle of the valley floor. Both sides of the valley can be traversed and explored as part of your visit. It has many wonderful vantage points and is easily accessible for photography.
How to get there.
What to do when you arrive
Follow the signs to the stairs down if you want to walk among the rice terraces. At the bottom you will be met by one of the local farmers who will ask for a donation. You can give what you like however 10,000 – 20,000 Rp is a solid contribution and will be warmly received.
Recommend bringing along a wide angle to medium telephoto lens. ND filter would be a must if you want to capture video during the day. You can definitely leave your 400mm safely with your guide or in the hotel safe.
Best times to go
Early to mid AM or late in the afternoon. Just try and avoid mid day if you intend on walking the entire field thats open to the public.
Things to be aware of
Tegalalang is a working rice field so if you want to photograph the workers you should be prepared to give them a tip. These people do backbreaking work and are at the lowest end of the caste system. Suggest 5,000 to 10,000 RP for casual snaps. Its definitely a worth while to capture an amazing moment.. Its always better to be generous and thankful rather than stingy and sour.
Bring a water bottle with you if you intend walking both sides.
Just like seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Leaning Tower of Pisa the rice terraces at Tegalalang Ubud are a worthy addition to your list of the must see sights while visiting Bali.
To learn more you can visit UNESCO