Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Motorbike Taxi Tour Ubud

Same like a tour by car, with Motorbike Taxi Tour we do the tour trip to the same destination around Bali.
Visit all tourist attraction all over Bali.
Full day or half day with motorbike taxi tour 
Start from Ubud at 8.30 am
Pick up at hotel/accommodation in Ubud area and start the tour.

Motorbike Taxi Tour amenities:

  • Motorbike + fuel
  • English speaking motorbike rider
  • Helmet
  • Rain Coat

Most requested destinations on Tour by Motorbike Taxi is:

  1. Elephant Cave Temple >> Goa Gajah
  2. The Rocky Temple >> Gunung Kawi Temple 
  3. Holly Spring Temple >> Tirta Empul Temple  
  4. The viewing of Mount and Lake Batur >> Penelokan
  5. Rice Terrace >> Ceking Tegallalang

Estimate time of the Motorbike Taxi Tour:

Pick up at hotel/accommodation in Ubud area at 8:30am
Arrived at Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave Temple) around 9:00am
40 minutes to visit the and explore the temple
9:40am start to Gunung Kawi Temple (the rocky temple)
Arrived at Gunung Kawi at 10:10am the trip take around 20 minutes
40 minutes to visit the and explore the rocky temple 
10:50am continue to another temple to Tirta Empul Temple (holly spring temple)
Arrived at 11:05am the holly spring temple
40 minutes to visit the and explore the temple
11:45am move to another destination to Penelokan to see the nice view of Mount and Lake Batur
Arrived at 12:45pm at Penelokan, looking for a restaurant to have lunch, in this case the customers have to pay them self for their food, take a rest for 1 hours to enjoy the view and cool atmosphere at Kintamani Village.
1:45pm continue the journey to Tegallalang to see the famous Ceking Rice Terrace
Arrived at Rice Terrace at 2:25pm, you can do trekking to the rice terrace. We can stay here for 1 hour to enjoy the panorama.
3:25pm we back to Ubud to hotel or other destination, Motorbike Taxi Tour will be arrived in Ubud at 3:50pm. If you want to visit White Heron bird at Petulu the best time is at 6 pm to see all the bird back to the nest.

That are the estimate time of Motorbike Taxi Tour in Ubud, you can change as your desire to make your trip more enjoy and fun.
Any question or may be you have other place to visit please contact us.

tour with motorbike taxi in ubud

Friday, December 11, 2015

Monkey Forest Ubud

Monkey Forest Ubud

The mission of The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud) is conserving the area based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana. Tri Hita Karana is ones of philosophy in Hinduism. Tri Hita Karana is derived from the word of “Tri” meaning three, “Hita” which means happiness, and “Karana” which means the cause or manner. Thus, Tri Hita Karana means “Three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being”. The substance of doctrine of Tri Hita Karana is how to make people maintain a harmonious relationship in this life. Those three relationships comprise of harmonious relationships between humans and humans, humans and their environment, and humans with The Supreme God.

The implementation of Tri Hita Karana, in addition to the  ritual performed in the temples, can  be seen in a special ritual activities related to animal, called Tumpek Kandang; and Tumpek Uduh, where the  animal and plant is the subject of the ritual. Based on the concept of Tri Hita Karana, The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud) will be a featured of international tourist destination to create peace and harmony to the visitors. As well as can be the heart of the city, the conservation of rare plants and plants for ritual purpose, and as a natural laboratory for educational institutions.The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud) is not just a tourist attractions or important component in the spiritual and economic life of the local community, but also an important spot for research and conservation programs. The special management and arrangement that have been done in this area encouraged researchers from various research institutions around the world to conduct a research, particularly on the monkey’s social interaction and behavior with their surrounding environment.

The Recommendation for the Visitors

For your safety and convenience please read and follow the “Monkey Forest Tips” that had been placed around the area. If you bring a bag (plastic or paper) or plastic bottle, we suggest you to entrust and left at our ticket counter.

In generally, monkeys will not come to you if you do not bring bananas or any other food. If you want to interact or feed the monkey, please do it carefully. If you are giving bananas or food to the monkey and they approached to take it, do not ever try to pull it back.

To maintain the monkey’s health, please do not feed the monkeys by peanuts, biscuits, bread, or any other human snacks.

In order to conserve the monkeys and forests, we engage you to keep the forests, wildlife, and the environment in good manner.

This forest area is sanctified by the local people community. There are some parts of the area that prohibited for the public to see or visit. For example, the sacred area or temple. The temple area is only accessible for whom willing to pray and wear proper Balinese praying dress.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Monkey Forest Ubud) staff – with green uniform.

To the parents, please take care your children and inform them about this sanctuary.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

White Heron Bird at Petulu

White Heron Bird at Petulu Ubud
Every evening at around 6pm, thousands of big herons fly in to Petulu, about 2.5km north of Jl Raya Ubud, squabbling over the prime perching places before settling into the trees beside the road and becoming a tourist attraction.

The herons, mainly the striped Java pond species, started their visits to Petulu in 1965 for no apparent reason. Villagers believe they bring good luck (as well as tourists), despite the smell and the mess. A few warung (food stalls) have been set up in the paddy fields, where you can have a drink while enjoying the spectacle. Walk quickly under the trees if the herons are already roosting.

Petulu is a pleasant walk or bicycle ride on any of several routes north of Ubud, but if you stay for the birds you'll be heading back in the dark.


Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring
Tirta Empul temple (Indonesian: Pura Tirta Empul) is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha.Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese.

Tirta Empul Temple was founded around a large water spring in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty (10th-14th centuries). The name of the temple comes from the ground water source named "Tirta Empul". The spring is the source of the Pakerisan river. The temple is divided into three sections: Jaba Pura (front yard), Jaba Tengah (central yard) and Jeroan (inner yard). Jaba Tengah contains 2 pools with 30 showers which are named accordingly: Pengelukatan, Pebersihan and Sudamala dan Pancuran Cetik (poison).

The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, another Hindu god name for the supreme consciousness Narayana. On a hill overlooking the temple, a modern villa was built for President Sukarno's visit in 1954. The villa is currently a rest house for important guests.


Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring

Gunung Kawi Temple Tampaksiring, the Rocky Temple
Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring north east of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. 

That is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7-metre-high (23 ft) sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens. On the east side there are five temples that are dedicated, according to one theory, to King Udayana, his queen Mahendradatta, and their sons Airlanga, Anak Wungsu, and Marakata. The temples on the west side are dedicated, according to the same theory, to the king's minor queens or concubines.

Inscription: on the north shrine (east side) a legible inscription reads: "Haji Lumahing Jalu," meaning "the king made a temple here".


Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah Temple at Bedulu
Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located on the island of Bali near Ubud, in Indonesia. Built in the 9th century, it served as a sanctuary.

At the fa├žade of the cave is a relief of various menacing creatures and demons carved right into the rock at the cave entrance. The primary figure was once thought to be an elephant, hence the nickname Elephant Cave. The site is mentioned in the Javanese poem Desawarnana written in 1365. An extensive bathing place on the site was not excavated until the 1950s. These appear to have been built to ward off evil spirits.

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 19, 1995, in the Cultural category