Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Bali temple etiquette and temple dress code

Section: Bali / Culture.

Travel to any country necessarily includes visits to local temples and other religious centres. Whether you're in Egypt, France, Bali or Zimbabwe, you'll get the opportunity to learn about the local religion. It's interesting, informative and also helps you understand better than and how one or another nation live.

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Kajeng Kliwon Day

Section: Bali / Culture.

Kajeng Kliwon Day is a good day for prayers, and many temple anniversaries are celebrated that day.

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Pura Tirta Empul Temple

Section: Bali / Attractions.

Tirta Empul Temple is one of the main Hindu temples in Bali. It was founded in 962 A.D. during the reign of the Varmadev dynasty. It is located near Ubud in the village of Tampaksiring.

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

The ancient Balinese ritual of Mebuug-buugan

Section: Bali / Culture.

The ancient Balinese ritual of Mebuug-buugan in the village of Kedonganan in South Kuta was forgotten for almost 60 years and then revived just three years ago. 

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Melukat ceremony

Section: Bali / Culture.

melukat in Tirta Empul; photo: Ketut Sukandia

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Balinese New Year Nyepi and the Silence Day

Section: Bali / Culture.

In 2020, Bali Nyepi will be celebrated on the 25 of March. Any noise, walking outside the house, light, fire, entertainment and work will be banned from 6 a.m. on 25th of March to 6 a.m. on 26th of March. The parade (Pengrupukan) will be held on 24th of March. It starts after sunset (exact time varies) and lasts for several hours (in different villages varies).

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

The holy spring of Sebatu

Section: Bali / Attractions.

There is a hidden place from the eyes of tourists in the village of Sebatu, deep in the jungle in the valley of the river.

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

The holy springs Beji Selati - Genah Melukat

Section: Bali / Attractions.

If you have already joined the Balinese tradition of ablutions melukat in holy springs, you probably already know such places as Tirta Empul and Sebatu. Tirta Empul is probably the most popular water purification site in Bali and it becomes particularly lively on the days when the Balinese come here for melukat according to Balinese calendar. Kajeng Kliwon Day is often chosen as the date. Kajeng, the third day of the three-day week, and Kliwon, the fifth day of the five-day week, are held simultaneously on this date. And it happens every 15 days.

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Pura Taman Mumbul Temple

Section: Bali / Attractions.

photo credit: @molo.silaban

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Pura Tirta Sudamala - holy spring water temple

Section: Bali / Attractions.

photo credit: @mad_in_bali

Alexandra Filippova 31.08.2019

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple

Section: Bali / Attractions.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the most meaningful Balinese temples, located on the southwestern tip of the Bukit Peninsula near Pecatu. The complex of buildings is located on the edge of the cliff at an altitude of about 90 meters above sea level. Pura Uluwatu is dedicated to protecting Bali from evil sea spirits. 

Alexandra Filippova 15.08.2019

Swimming with sharks

Section: Bali / Activity .

Unfortunately, shark hunting has not been regulated in Bali yet.

Alexandra Filippova 08.08.2019

Blue lagoon

Section: Bali / Activity .

Blue Lagoon near Padang Bai is one of the best snorkeling place in Bali. Blue Lagoon is a favorite snorkeling spot for families and new snorkelers because the waters are extremely calm. The place is also popular because of its proximity to world-class sites in Nusa Penida, and there are also some interesting spots for snorkeling close to Padang Bai itself.

Alexandra Filippova 08.08.2019

Biorock artificial reef

Section: Bali / Activity .

Biorock reefs in Pemuteran.

Alexandra Filippova 06.08.2019

The sunken Japanese patrol boat of WWII

Section: Bali / Activity .

The Japanese Wreck dive site in Amed is a 20 meters sunken wreck of a Japanese patrol ship sunk during World War II. The quiet bay of Lipah is located in the cozy resort town of Amed. Lipah's black sand is home to an amazingly rich reef, overgrown with soft and hard corals with lots of fish. It is one of the easiest and nicest places to snorkel in Bali. The wrecked Japanese patrol boat of World War II lies just 30 meters off the shore in the Lipah bay. The ship is visible from the surface during clear conditions.

Alexandra Filippova 31.07.2019

Menjangan island in Bali

Section: Bali / Activity .

Menjangan Island

Alexandra Filippova 31.07.2019

Manta Point

Nusa Penida is the only place near Bali where you can always find manta rays. Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Bali with two smaller adjacent islands, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.

Alexandra Filippova 23.07.2019

Tulamben USS Liberty Shipwreck and the Coral Garden

The USS Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben has drawn divers from the world over to this quiet coastal village in East Bali.

Alexandra Filippova 20.07.2019

Taman Festival Park

Section: Bali / Attractions.

Taman Festival Park is located in the tourist area of the Sanur district. In the past, it was an amusement park with attractions, safaris, merry-go-rounds, an open-air amphitheatre, and a reptile park.

Alexandra Filippova 18.07.2019

Splash Water park

Section: Bali / Attractions.

Splash is the newest water park on the island and it is located right next to the main facilities of the Finns Recreation Club (formerly Canggu Club) sports and leisure complex in Canggu area (30 minutes away from Kuta and Seminyak). Here you will find waterslides and world-class entertainment, which will bring a lot of pleasure not only to children, but also to adults. Giant slide looks like a five-storey house anв can be used by up to 4 people at a time. The speed slide is designed for both children and adults.