Attraction Kerta Gosa, sometimes written Kertha Gosa is a barometer of tourist attractions in the city of Semarapura. There are three main buildings in the Kertha Gosa tourist attraction, namely:
The main attraction of the Kertha Gosa attraction is the 17th-century Balinese architecture.
The uniqueness of 17th century Balinese architecture is clearly seen in the building of the Gili Bale Kambang Park (a building surrounded by a pond). Visitors who want to enter the Bale Kambang building area will pass a bridge made of bricks.
Bali Goa Lawah or Bat Cave Temple is one of favorite places of interest in Bali and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/center of Gua Lawah Temple. Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area. Goa Lawah Klungkung located in approximately 1 hour drive from Denpasar City or 4 miles from the center of Semarapura which is the district capital Klungkung.
Goa Lawah Temple, a shrine for Balinese Hindu
Pursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Goa Lawah’s name is Goa Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. He arrive at a cave which is a lot of bats hang on and its unbroken voice clamor as hymn to add the beauty of the cave. Therefore this cave is named by Goa Lawah or Bat Cave. On the above cave is growth by the flower trees with it’s smelt fragrance and stimulus the peace mind of Danghyang Nirartha, so that he overnight stay for some nights in this place. From the cave we see also the beautiful coast with the blue ocean with Nusa Penida Island as a backdrop.
In Goa Lawah consists of two syllables of the cave, which means cave and Lawah which means bat cave where Lawah tail inhabited by thousands of bats in the mouth of this Bali attractions there is a temple Khayangan Jagat status. Goa Lawah Temple is a sacred and beautiful area. There was a blend of sea and mountains (linga-yoni). As the name suggests, this temple there is a cave inhabited by thousands of bats. While at the mouth of the cave there are several palinggih Stana of the Gods. In the yard, also stood firm several Meru and other sthana. Narrated MPU Kuturan come to Bali during the tenth century the government-led Children’s Youngest brother of King Airlangga. Airlangga own rule in East Java (1019-1042). When he arrived, mpu Kuturan find many sects in Bali. Seeing the fact that, mpu Kuturan then develop the concept of Tri Murti with the aim of uniting all these sects Kuturan MPU also teaches making heaven Pakraman Three in every village in Bali as well as confirmed the presence of Jagat heaven that one of them is Goa Lawah Temple
There are lots of cozy places in Bali,but most of them are located in the common tourists areas such like Ubud and Canggu, It is true that these two areas have some cool places with awesome infinity pool, restaurant, and Bar, but if you go to Klungkung you will find one amazing place hidden from the crowd called The Monkey Bar at Bella Vista, one of the newest tourist destination on the Island.
all of them say that the price was only Rp. 50.000 for swimming, but that was totally incorrect, because when I got there, the price was higher than that, we should buy the entrance ticket for Rp.100.000, it’s including swimming and food. So, Rp.50.000 for the swimming fee and also Rp.50.000 for the food, you can order any kind of food as long as the price is enough with your deposit.
The Monkey Bar at Bella Vista is located in Besan Village,Dawan, Klungkung Regency. This place is not far from Denpasar, the capital city of Bali. It takes about 1 hour ride from the city, and the same time if you go there from the famed town of ubud. It’s a bit hard to find this place since the location of this place is at the top of the hill, before that you have to pass through rural areas, uphill and winding roads and Here is the map
If Bali feels a bit hectic and you’re aching for some time on quiet beaches, or a surf break that isn’t full of other surfers, take a look at Nusa Lembongan, just a 30-minute ferry ride away from Bali, Indonesia.
Full of hidden coves, perfect sunset spots, lovely guesthouses, and boutique resorts, Nusa Lembongan is perfect for a couple of days away from it all. This guide will help you plan a seamless trip there
Getting to Nusa Lembongan is fairly easy. Take a taxi (or Uber or Grab car) to Sanur and book a ticket for a boat. There is no main pier, and to get on all of these boats requires walking into the water up to your thighs. Depending on the ticket you book, it can include pickup at your accommodation in Bali and drop off in Lembongan. The staff will also take care of loading and unloading your baggage for you.
These are the options:
Dream Beach isn’t so dreamy midday, when the truckloads of day tourists from Bali go for a visit. The best times to see it are early in the morning or in the late afternoon after the crowds have gone home. There’s a restaurant with a pool right on the beach with a 50k entrance fee, or just enjoy the clean sand and the gorgeous blue water.
is a wave smashing up against a rock for quite the display when the swell is big and it’s high tide. At midday and sunset you’ll be sharing it with a lot of people, but the tides depend on the moon of course, and are always changing.
On the other side of Devil’s Tear, it’s really the rock pools that had me more impressed, reflecting the sun as it set in the sky. The waves can come up quickly on this side too, but the beauty of low tide at Devil’s Tear is it’s less likely to be a problem for these rock pools just behind the Devil’s Tear on the coastline.
From the rock pools you can see this little cove with white sand and a nice restaurant right at the center. It’s closer to Western prices but it was also nice to have some food that reminded me of home for a change. I do love Indonesian food but sometimes a burger and fries sounds nice too!
A few coves over is the popular Mushroom Beach. Much like Dream or Sandy Bay Beach, it’s another cove with restaurants and hotels all along it. Out of the three, pick your favorite and hang out for the evening or afternoon. To me, they were all quite similar.
On the way back from the spots listed above, you can’t miss Panorama Point. It’s midway between Mushroom Beach and Jungut Batu Beach and provides a lovely view of the bay. The sunset would be slightly obstructed but still beautiful from there.
Loved these local kids playing in the water!
This is the beach you’ll be dropped off at when arriving from Bali. Chances are good this is also the beach you’re staying on during your Nusa Lembongan adventure and will therefore be the easiest spot to catch the sunset from.
The mangroves from above
The mangroves on Lembongan take up a large part of the northeast section of the island and are one of the main activities. A boat tour which lasts for about an hour departs from the end of the road and takes you through the mangroves and to a few snorkeling spots.
It’s easy to just show up and get on a boat. You’ll start to see signs for snorkeling trips as you drive closer to the end of the road, all offering more or less the same thing. Relax at one of the beach bars afterwards, many of which have swings over the water and quirky themes. It’s a quieter part of the island and a nice place to unwind. From there, the drive through the center of the island to Ceningan is quiet and pleasant. It was one of my highlights on the island with the jungly tree tunnels and butterflies flittering everywhere.
Nusa Ceningan is a small tropical island, which is part of Bali in Indonesia. The island is nestled between popular Nusa Lembongan and the large island of Nusa Penida. The trio of islands is an awesome spot to explore and get away from the craziness of mainland Bali. In this article, I will highlight four of the best things to do on Nusa Ceningan.
I spent five nights on Nusa Lembongan and day tripped to Nusa Ceningan, which is accessible by bridge. Ceningan is quite a small island and I didn’t even rent a moped, instead, I opted to discover the coast by foot with my two mates.
How to get to Nusa Lembongan (right next to Nusa Ceningan)
The ferry leaves multiple times per day from Sanur (east Bali) If you book it in advance often you can have your pick-up from the hotel included. To book it online in advance for the guaranteed lowest price you can click the link below to reserve your ticket.
The Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon
After crossing the bridge we walked for about thirty minutes and headed straight to Blue Lagoon.The Nusa Ceningan Blue Lagoon is a rocky cove of the brightest blue water I’ve laid my eyes on.
All around Nusa Lembongan you’ll see signs advertising trips to snorkel with Manta Rays or dive the surrounding areas. Most of the trips actually take you over to Nusa Penida, so if you’ll be going anyways, save the trip for that island. If not, jump on a boat and get into the Manta action! There’s nothing quite like swimming with those majestic creatures.
Many surfers escape to the Nusa Islands to get surf without the crowds of Kuta or Canggu. The main spots are Playgrounds, Lacerations, and Shipwrecks, with a few good spots over on Nusa Ceningan as well.
Nusa Penida is an island located on the southeastern side of Bali. Nusa Penida is famous for its natural beauty, Nusa Penida has many hills and cliffs, so the island is a unique and different tourist destination. So If you are on vacation in Bali and want to feel a different atmosphere, We highly recommend to visit Nusa Penida Island.
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Our first stop was unbelievable! The Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave is perched midway up the mountain, accessible by a steep winding staircase. Before being allowed up the staircase we had to rent a sarong for 50 cents. We dodged a few rogue monkeys before arriving into the middle of prayer. With no idea what he had walked in on we were blessed with some water to the forehead before crawling through a tiny crack in the ground. Over 100 other people joined us down, crawling through the crack.
Once inside, the roof opened up and we were inside a 300m long cave. More prayer was underway but no-one seemed to mind us looking around. I would have loved to yell out and hear the echo in this massive underground temple. Instead, we wandered around, enjoyed the smell of the incense and the eerie atmosphere before crawling out again.
After the interesting cave experience, we headed to the coast. We drove through a collection of villages waving to the kids as we dodged chickens, dogs, and potholes on the road. The poor road soon turned to a dirt hill so we abandoned the bikes and crossed our fingers we were in the right spot when all of a sudden we spotted an amazing view through the branches.
Atuh Beach is a stunning white sand beach surrounded by the huge cliffs and remarkable rock formations. An arch sits directly out from the shore while several islets string off in the distance.
We explored the shore and the ocean before enjoying a fresh $2 coconut. Air Asia knew what they were doing when they provided these umbrellas to the resorts. I can’t imagine how many Instagram photos have inadvertently advertised the airline.
Peguyangan Waterfall is one of my favorite spots on Nusa Penida because it has a mix of everything. Up and down those steep blue stairs is a workout. Then you add in the spectacular coastal cliff views that are the trademark of the island. Finally mix that in with the tradition and culture of the sacred temple and the waterfall, which is a pilgrimage site and you have this awesome blend in one spot!
The hike down takes about 20 minutes, leading you down to the pilgrimage site. The sacred temple is based on the water blessing. I spoke to one of the locals who was going through his ritual. There are three spouts. In order, they must shower underneath each and then use the fourth main spout to finish. This is how they cleanse themselves and receive blessings. I didn’t go under the three smaller spouts but the local guys who were dressed in just a sarong or underwear for the boy invited me to shower under the main spout.
Shrines and trinkets are spread throughout the sacred site, which eventually leads you down to cascading pools. These pools have the purest of water, it looks like bottled water it’s so clear! The rock pools are tiered down until they eventually flow out into the ocean. It’s a really beautiful area and has so many different things going on. As we left there was a ceremony taking place with 20 locals sat on the ground being led through a prayer.
If you don’t like heights skip this trek. The path is at times less than half a yard in width. On one side is the giant vertical rock wall and on your other side a tiny wooden fence protecting you from certain death if you were to fall. The fence looked like something you would see on an old farm. Nevertheless, we made the journey down with a self-appointed guide who insisted on joining us. He was incredibly funny despite not speaking any English. At each scenic point, he would throw his hands up and scream wow, motioning to us to take a photo of him.
The trek was incredible, which made up for the waterfall. We were dripping with sweat, my friend Joel had cut up his leg and we were out of energy hoping to find an amazing waterfall running into the ocean. Once at the bottom we were surprised to find a cascade of trickles running down the rock face. It was an anti-climax after the crazy trek down. I would suggest this trek as it was truly one of my favorite things to do on Nusa Penida. However, don’t expect Niagara Falls at the bottom.
The Instagram famous coastal cliffscape, which truly does look like a T-rex didn’t disappoint. I still remember the moment I laid eyes on the beach below. It felt like I was a human drone. I watched the crystal clear water slowly form into a wave before crashing below us, in what seemed like slow motion.
Nusa Penida has so many amazing views making it hard to pick a favorite. But when the cliffs form in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex at Kelingking Secret Point Beach it is bound to be a crowd favorite. Kelingking actually translates into English meaning Pinkie a term referencing the smallest finger on the hand. Just like a pinkie promise, the land does also appear to take the form of a Kelingking or pinkie finger. However, it is the comparison to the T-Rex that has caused this location to become so popular.
Angel’s Billabong is one of the magical spots you can’t help but marvel at. A crystal clear tide pool cascades into the ocean on the east coast of Nusa Penida. Out in that ocean, Manta Rays cruise the coast at leisure.
As with all tidal pools you need to arrive at the right time of day. If you visit Angel’s Billabong during high-tide you will experience a very different pool than the one you see in photos. You will need to check the tide using a site like Magic Seaweed. Once you figure out when the low tide is, you should plan your itinerary around that. On the day we wanted to visit Angel’s Billabong the low tide was at 8 am so we arrived right at 8 am and it was perfect.
The Billabong is a remarkable formation. The crystal clear water allows you to see the patterns and textures beneath the surface. In some areas, the water is deep enough for a little dip! It is a highly photographed spot on Nusa Penida because of how unique the landscape is.
Broken Beach is an incredible little cove on Nusa Penida island. The highlight of the cove and the reason it is called Broken Beach is due to the archway that wraps around the bay allowing water to flow in and out from the ocean.
All around the world, there are unique ways in which the earth has eroded over time. Sometimes mother nature leaves us with something quite remarkable. On Nusa Penida, one of those places that leave us in a state of awe at how over millions of years the earth has ended up as beautiful as it appears before us right now!
The arch at Broken Beach has been formed over many, many years and is now a true spectacle. From above the cove appears almost circular and closed in, however, at eye level the arch is quite high. Unfortunately, there is no way down into the cove for a refreshing dip although you can get in the water at Angel’s Billabong around the corner.
Firstly, you might be wondering what Pulau Seribu means and it actually just means Thousand Island. This location is sometimes referred to as Pulau Seribu and sometimes as the Thousand Island Viewpoint so I thought I would reference both.
There are several viewpoints that have had fences and structures added to them for the benefit of tourists. There are huge drop-offs here so the fences are to keep tourists safe! To get to the first viewpoint you need to climb down the steep stairway for about 10 minutes. Once we reached this first viewpoint we were pretty awestruck. The view is incredible! We could see a small little empty beach sitting at the bottom of the cliff. It was paradise.
We continued on to the second viewpoint and then to the Instagram famous Tree House. There was nobody inside but the door was locked. We took a few photos here and debated whether or not we would stay out here. We all concluded it would be worth it for the feeling of enjoying the sunrise on the balcony of the treehouse!
The Tree House (Rumah Pohon) on Nusa Penida has become something of a craze. It is perched up on the mountain at Thousand Island (Pulau Seribu) viewpoint near Atuh Beach. Thanks to some talented photographers who shared this spot on social media, it has landed itself on the Nusa Penida bucket list of many travelers. It is part of the Thousand Island viewpoint area costing only 10,000 rupiah to park and enter, which is less than $1 USD. The best part about this treehouse is that it is actually a house and you can rent it out for pretty cheap considering how popular this spot has become and how insane the view is.
It’s funny how the times change. I am updating this blog post now and instead of just the viewpoint as I mentioned above, you can now walk down to the beach. The locals built stairs into the cliff. Now, this beach that a year ago was only possible to view from the cliffs, is accessible from an incredible stairway.
As you head down the stairs, you can really take in how these stairs were constructed. It was so fresh we could still see all of the chisel marks in the wall. Often the cliff hangs entirely over your head. This walk down may scare some but it isn’t too challenging.
The huge cliffs tower over you as you lay on the untouched sand. It is almost a little nerve-wracking being below such a huge wall of rock. It reminded me of certain beaches near the twelve apostles on the Great Ocean Road. The most important rock though is the diamond-shaped rock in the shallows of the water. The beach is after all named after this diamond-shaped rock I believe.
I have to admit, I almost didn’t visit because of the name. It sounded like some touristy photo spot. However, when I did finally make the drive into the mountains to see what this spot was all about, I was pleasantly surprised. Nusa Penida is known for its epic coastline. However, there are actually many rice fields and rolling hills throughout the island, which is actually really large.
Teletubbie Hill is a great spot to understand just how diverse the landscapes are on Nusa Penida and it was incredibly interesting flying the drone here scoping out all the different contours, valleys and canyons in this region. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from Teletubbie Hill.