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Image of the Day: Pura Ulu Danau Batur, Bali

April 10th, 2008 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Whenever you travel to Kintamani in the north of Bali, have a look at one of the most beautiful temples on the island - Pura Ulu Danau Batur. This sacred temple overlooks Danau Batur and Gunung Batur.


Image of the Day: Tanah Lot, Bali

October 30th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Two of the most photographed temples on the island of Bali are Pura Ulu Danau Bertan in the north of the island on the shores of Lake Beratan, and the other being Pura Tanah Lot. Both places are tourism magnets and if you are planning a trip to visit either of these then I suggest you get there early in the morning or late afternoon.


Denpasar Expands its City Tours: Bali

October 25th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The Denpasar administration has announced plans to include more destinations in the city tour that it has been running since 1999. There are currently 10 destinations on the tour, which is managed by Denpasar’s tourism office, including the Art Center, Bali Museum, Le Mayeur Museum, Maospahit Temple, Badung-Kumbasari market and Sanur beach.


Everyone at Odds Over Sacred Temple: Karangasem, Bali

August 9th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The controversy surrounding the proposed construction of a golf course near the Mother Temple of Besakih in Karangasem regency, eastern Bali, continues, with Regent I Wayan Geredeg at odds with regional legislative council head Wayan Sukadana over the boundaries of the sacred area.


Image of the Day: Linggas, Goa Gadjah, Bali

April 16th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Central Bali is often referred to as the ‘holy land‘ mainly because of its archaeological treasures. At Goa Gadjah (Elephant Cave), deep inside the cave you will find the fertility symbols, lingga’s.


Image of the Day: Pathway Into Cultural History, Central Bali

April 8th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

The temple complex at Gunung Kawi in Central Bali would have to be one of the most spectacular on the island. It has a remarkable set of stone steps down to the complex located in a valley. It’s great going down, but, coming back up it plays havoc with the hamstrings!.


Image of the Day: Tirtagangga Water Complex, Bali

March 30th, 2007 | Username By Barrie | Comments No Comments »

Without a doubt the most attractive water complex on the island of Bali, Tirtagangga was built by the old Raja in 1947 mainly for recreational purposes. It’s a marvel walking around this complex that contains bizarre statues, fountains, fabled figures and large ponds that you can swim in.


Bali’s Chinese Connection

August 9th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 3 Comments »

Last month a very refined Taiwanese lady restored my faith in the Chinese culture — bruised and bloodied as I am after 30 years battling developers in the Southeast Asian region.

Image of the Day: Bas Relief, Batakaru, North Bali

May 23rd, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 4 Comments »


Image of the Day: St. Martin De Pon, North Bali

May 20th, 2006 | Username By Wombat | Comments 2 Comments »


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