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Puri Lukisan Museum The Tourist Attraction in Heart of Ubud

The Puri Lukisan Museum is the oldest art museum in Bali which specialize in modern traditional Balinese paintings and wood carvings. The Museum Puri Lukisan is located on the main street of Ubud in the cultural heartland of Bali. The museum is 40 km from the airport. It has a large free parking lot at the entrance. The museum is on a small hill in the center of Ubud. Its gardens and rice fields to the north and west offer breezes that make it cooler than the town streets below. 

Kuningan day - The end of the Galungan holiday

Kuningan day, that marks the end of the Gaungan holiday, is celebrated every 210 days, ten days after Galungan.The Balinese believe that Kuningan day is the day when their ancestors return to heaven after visiting the earth during Galungan celebration. They make offerings to be given to the ancestors on their farewell day. The offerings include yellowed rice (Kuningan is derived from the word kuning which means yellow) which is placed in a small "bowl" made of coconut leaves. Other common offerings a seeds, fish and fruit like papaya and cucumber. The yellow rice is the symbol of human's gratitude towards God for all the life, joy, wealth, health and prosperity given. The bowls are decorated with a small figures of shadow puppets which represents angels that bring joy and wealth to earth.It is also said that on Kuningan day Ida Sang Hyang Widhi (God) is blessing and giving prosperity to the whole world. Many people believe that the celebration should be done before noon, before gods and…

Tamblingan - Bedugul's Hidden Gem

Way up in Bali's central mountains, near Bedugu, are three lakes, losy in the calderas od ancient volcanoes. The smallest one, Tamblingan is a gem, a once holy place of pilgrimage. Today it is a still a place of pilgrimage, but except for the odd Holy day festival, it is the favoured destination for groups of trekkers and most importantly, for photographers, who come to enjoy the mystical, almost surreal beauty of the breaking dawn. Several temples dot the lakes shores whichare accessible by ancient wooden dogout canoes, or if you feel uo to it, by walking a couple of kilometres. The coold clean air invites walking and it is no hardship. The southern end of the lake is dominated by the Pura Gubud (temple) home to an annual ceremony of great proportions. For the rest of the time, it stands like a silent senitel guarding over this watery home of the spirits of the lake. Tamblingan's busiest time is ore dawn as photographers, wedding parties and other groups stand by waiting. Firsth light…

Between Two Rivers - Pejeng's Ancient Sites

Hidden un between stands of verdant jungle, the clea waters of the Pejeng and Pakerisan streams gurgle their way down from the slopes of Mt. Batur, over rocks and convoluted water courses past parts of Bali's ancient history. Theses two rivers form a holy rectangular area that us home to many monuments that list lost and almost forgotten. once this holy area was a live with monks and seers. reshis or holy men cam from India, drwan by a sining light, rather like the three wise men drawn to Bathlehem. they established temples and shrines in remote but beautiful energy spots. Tombs and meditation hermitages were carved our of solid rock, providing refuge and peace. Now many lay languishing and almost forgotten and diffucult to access. While some, like the Elephant Cave of Goa Gajah, and the imposing Hindu shrines of Gunung Kawi are firmly places on the tourist trail, other languish forgotten visited only by the intrepid, and local mystics. Scatterd alont the banks of the pristine Pakerisan…

5 Best Places in Ubud

1. Visit Beautiful rice fieldUbud is home to many working rice fields and Tegallalang rice terrace is one of the most beautiful paddies to see. Located on the hillside, in beautiful wave like layers we enjoyed the gorgeous panoramic view and witnessed the farmers working on the field. The current method of irrigation is know as Subak and goes back at least a 1,000 years, as well as being practical, it has religious significance and rice is seen as a gift from the gods. It was so interesting to learn that rice is not only a staple food in Bali but an integral part of their culture.2. Take a walk in to Monkey ForestThe Sacred Monkey forest was somewhere that I was really excited, though somewhat nervous, to see. Leaving our sunglasses and anything else that could be swiped in the car we headed gingerly into the forest.The Monkey Forest is located in the village of Padangtegal and is home to three temples and around 600 long-tail Macaques monkeys. It’s actually very easy to get to as…