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Wonderfull sunset In Kuta Beach Bali

In Kuta beach, visitors can make surfing or surfing, playing soccer, flying kites, just lying on the warm beach sand, or wash the eyes of Western tourists watched the sun. If interested in services or hair ponytail temporary tattoo, it also can be found at this beach.

Borobudur as the Biggest Buddhist Temple

Borobudur was built by King Samaratungga, one of the kings of Old Mataram Kingdom, Sailendra descendants. Based on Kayumwungan inscription, an Indonesian named Hudaya Kandahjaya revealed that Borobudur is a place of worship which was completed May 26 824, nearly a hundred years since the early days was built.

The cool Tawangmangu waterfall

Tawangmangu area is also famous as a tourist area with a waterfall attractions named Grojogan Sewu, which when translated means Seribu Waterfall. This area is also near a swimming pool with a tour called Balekambang

Tangkuban Perahu Crater

natural and beauty with a row of craters that stretch and cool mountain air and the expanse of the typical mountain other surrounding high-rise and the number of collections of plants and plants typical of tropical forests that flourished around the crater, making the boat Tangkuban as an attractive tourist destination in Subang regency

Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park

National Park,Bogani Nani Wartabone in Gorontalo previously named Dumoga Bone, having many Nature Tours such Kosinggolan, Toraut, Lombongo, Tambun, Matayangan and various ecological uniqueness as a transitional geographic area Indomalayan at the west and Papua-east Australia (Wallaceae Area)

Monday, 14 March 2011

uniqueness of trunyan graves

sema trunyan 2 Trunyan VILLAGE located in District of Kintamani, Bangli regency, Bali. Trunyan is the ancient village which is considered as the village of Bali Aga (original Balinese). Trunyan have a lot of uniqueness. Highest charm is the unique body treats its citizens. Trunyan has three types of graves which, according to village tradition Trunyan, the three types of graves were classified by age of the deceased, the integrity of body and manner of burial.

The main cemetery (sema), considered the most holy and most good. The bodies were buried on this sacred tomb is only the body remains intact, no defects, and the body of the death process is considered good (not a suicide or accident).

The second cemetery is a special young cemetery reserved for babies and adults who are not married. But still with the terms of the corpses was should be intact and not deformed.

The third cemetery is called Sentra Bantas. This graveyard specifically for disability bodies and who died because of one act of starches and starch (unnatural death such as accidents, suicide).

the three types of graves that are the most unique and interesting is the main cemetery or sacred tombs (Setra Wayah). This cemetery is located about 400 meters north of the village. To carry the corpses to the cemetery must use a dinghy special for bodies called Pedau. Although called a buried, but the unique way of burial is known with mepasah.

Bodies that have been got special ceremony according to local tradition just placed above the hole as deep as 20cm. Part of his body from the chest to the top, left open, not buried with soil. Corpses was only limited with some thing called ancak saji, made from a type of bamboo, form a cone, used to fence off corpses. In Setra Wayah, there are 7 grave divided into 2 groups. Two holes for the head of village that his body without disabilities located at the upstream and still there are 5 holes were lined up after the second hole is for ordinary people.

If all the canal is full and no more new bodies will be buried, a long body is raised from the hole and the new body then occupying the hole. Long bodies, placed casually on the edge of the hole. So do not be surprised if the Setra wayah-strewn human skull that should not be planted or throw away.

Although not conducted with Ngaben ceremonies, funeral ceremonies Trunyan village tradition in principle has the same meaning and purpose of the death ceremony performed by Hindus in Bali. Ceremony held to pay debt service on the child's parents. The debt was paid in two stages, first stage is paid with good behavior when parents are still alive and the second stage at the time of their parents died with ritual behavior in the form of funeral ceremony.

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Sunday, 13 March 2011

Ulun Danu Batur temple

pura ulun danu 5 One of the temples in Bali which is often visited by tourists is Ulun Danu Beratan located on the shores of  Beratan Lake, Bedugul, Tabanan, Bali. This temple is precisely located in the village of Candi Kuning, Baturiti District, Tabanan regency which is about 50 kilometers from north of Denpasar.

Ulun Danu Batur, located near the village of Batur. This is the most important temple after Besakih which has more than 90 temples. Very good to visit at any time throughout the year, especially during Odalan Festival, which usually happens in March, but depends on the full moon, which is dedicated to the god of the crater lake, which local people believe it can control the irrigation system throughout the island.

Domestic and foreign tourists who wish to enter the temple area having a cold air, admission charged Rp 7,500 and Rp 10,000. Tourists who come to this place could see the beauty of the garden around the temple and an ancient Buddhist temple.

called  Pura Ulun Danu because it is situated right on the edge of Beratan  Lake, Bedugul. Ulun Danu Beratan temple is a sacred Hindu farmers in Bali. Sightseeing Ulun Danu Beratan Bedugul founded in the 13th century by Marga Tabanan Puri family ancestors and is now jointly managed pekraman residents from 17 villages around the temple. So, if you're on holiday to Bali, take a moment to visit the beautiful temple.

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Friday, 11 March 2011

Souvenir in batur


In the north, there is a market, which will always be full for three days on the Day Paseh (Balinese calendar). This place is very interesting to visit to see the variety of products ranging from crops such as oranges, corn, vegetables, fruits, and flowers, dried fish; tools; livestock pots and baskets, plus a clothing market large. You can also see the young man who cuddle Kintamani big dogs and fluffy that prized throughout Bali

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Trekking to Mount Batur

trekking-gunung-batur Mount of Batur located in Bangli regency. The height are for about1717 meters above sea, and quite active volcanoes. Located in the northwest of Mount Agung, the mountain has a caldera measuring 13.8 x 10 kilometers and  be one of the largest and most beautiful in the world. Caldera ridge height ranging from 1267 meters to 2152 meters.
Mount Batur has erupted  many times. Since 1804, Mount Batur has erupted about 26 times. The most powerful eruptions occurred on 2 August to 21 September 1926. The eruption of Mount Batur is a flow of hot lava pile Village Ulun Danu Batur and Batur. The last eruption occurred in 2000.
Ascent to Mount Batur provide a matchless charm when you arrive at the summit before sunrise. At that time, you will see the natural beauty of Bali that watered the morning light. In addition to carpet the lake of Batur, the same  place  you can see the towering graceful of Agung Mount  , even Mount of Rinjani in Lombok island.
Starting point of the climb to the Batur volcano is usually in front of Pura Jati, Toya Bungkah Kintamani. Usually, the first step has swung at around  04.00 am. With a normal step, a trip to mountain peak  will take over two hours.
If you do trekking with a travel agency, for a one-time trip, you are charged about Rp 550 thousand per person. The price includes transfers to and from hotel, guide, lamp lighting during ascent, mineral water, fruit, hot water entrance ticket, lunch, and donations cost.
There is also offering a package to stay with the price of Rp 750 thousand per person (minimum two people). The price includes transfers from and to hotel, welcome drink, snacks, dinner, soft drinks, guide, lamp lighting during ascent, mineral water, standard room for two people, mountain-style breakfast, fruit, water entrance ticket, lunch and donations.
If you entrust these climbing arrangements to travel agents, they will ask for a fee of about USD 2.6 million per person with participants at least two people. The price includes transfers hotel in Kuta / Sanur / Nusa Dua / Ubud, also including porters, guide, entrance fees to National Parks of Mount Agung, climbing equipment, sleeping bag, cooking equipment, mattresses, lighting storms, food, insurance. Beyond that, will be charged again.
Important Supplies
sun block, hats, glasses reducing sunlight (sun glasses), camera, small towel, T-shirts, long pants, heavy jackets, raincoats, walking sticks.
Other Trekking Line
In addition to the above two objectives, there is still another trekking route that is not less interesting. Even a few lines of which pass through the rural nature of Bali so that you can see up close how the lives of rural people in Bali every day.
Trekking objectives include:
- Mount Batukaru
- Puncak Mangu
- Forest Bedugul
- Lake Tamblingan
- Lake Buyan

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

tips and tricks before visiting Komodo island

KOMODO12 Komodo ISLAND and Rinca island  are two interesting locations to visit. Two exotic locales that you can reach through Labuan Bajo, the capital of West Manggarai regency, East Nusa Tenggara.

Here are some tips for your journey in both two island :

1. Flights to Labuan Bajo can be done from Bali and Kupang.

2. Travel to the island of Komodo and Rinca Island must use the ship. There are many kinds of  marine transport that can be used, like the yacht, speed boat, regular boat or even traditional boat called klotok. Rental prices in one day starting from Rp1 million to 50 million depending on the type of vessel.

3. The duration of the trip from Labuan Bajo to Komodo Island for about 2-5 hours, depending on the type of ship used.

4. Entrance fee per person Rp20 thousand (local) and $ 15 for foreign tourists. Cameras, camcorders, etc. will get additional cost.

5. Currently, tourists can choose go to the island of Komodo or Rinca Island. Both have its own characteristics, it's just the distance Komodo Island from Labuan Bajo further.

6. Location of Komodo Island are so wider. The range area can be selected based on short, medium or long route. Location of Rinca Island is smaller, but also divided into three tracks. At Rinca Island, we can find ape habitats, wild horses and buffalo. Habitat for deer and buffalo are also often found on Komodo Island.

7. Natural scenery on the two islands are very beautiful. However, do not be careless. Do not ever split from the party or far from the ranger (the officer who has become such a charmer dragons).

8. Sun's heat was overpowering, it is advisable to wear hats and use sun protection cream.

9. It is recommended to buy a souvenir on the island of Rinca and Komodo, because souvenirs are still difficult to find in Labuan Bajo.  Some Souvenirs design such as the statue of dragons, typical fabric Flores, pearls, and t-sHirt.

10. In Labuan Bajo also available complete accommodation from economic hostels or star class luxury hotel

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