Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bangli

The cool, mountainous regency of Bangli was long rought over by rulers from neighboring kingdoms, for here lies Lake Batur, the major source of irrigation water for most of South and East Bali and parts of the north. The ruling house emerged during the early years of the Klungkung kingdom during the 1700s to which it is related. In the mid 1800s Bangli sought Dutch protection from Klungkung, Karangasem, and Buleleng, but by the end of the 19th century it was joining its farmer enemies against powerful Mengwi to the west. Due to its early recognition of the Dutch, Bangli was spared during the conquest of South Bali in the early 1900s. The steady ascent through Bangli passes through tidy villages and roads lined with groves of bamboo and coffee. In Bangli town the ancient Kehen temple is under a huge banyan tree. Celebrations feature ritual baris warrior dances with different weapons, and towering offering fill the courtyards every 3 years.


Nearby is the Sasana Budaya Art Center with occasional art exhibitions and performances. The view beyond the town from Bukit Demulih is breathaking. An interesting village is Penglipuran, with its neatly rerraced street. Higher up on Mount Batur at Penelokan are spectacular views of the active volcanic cone and peaceful lake below. In the village of Kintamani is Pura Batur a huge complex of temples for the lake goddess, perched on the crater rim. Beyond the village in Penulisan is Tegeh Koripan, and ancient and mysterious temple often hidden by mists and reached by a long flight of steps. A winding road leads down into the crater to the soothing Toya Bungkah hotsprings at the edge of lake Batur. Hiking up the volcano is possible. The Balai Seni Art Center has spacious gardens and a library. Across the lake is Trunyan where the dead are left exposed to the elements. visitors may see this cemetery but not the huge statue housed in a towring pagoda in the village. A rarely held festival features wooden ferris wheels and masked dancers who whip bystanders and more visit to tour in Bali canggu you can good stay and enjoy in Villa Senyum or sameone Hotel In Bali, there good service for guest international or domestic guest.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

GIANYAR

The Gianyar regency was home to Bali’s oldest kingdoms, the Buddhist Warmadewa dynasty in Bedulu – Pajeng that ruled until the 14th century, and another center in Batuan. The conquering Javanese set up court in Samprangan, which later moved east to Gelgel and Klungkung. The area faded in history until the 18th century when the Klungkung family founded Sukawati, a short-lived dysnasty that fell with the rising Gianyar kingdom. Rivals from Sukawati set up courts in Ketewel, Singapadu, Negara, Peliatan, Ubud, and Tegalalang which led to decades of warfare. A powerful Gelgel family in Blahbatuh rose during the 19th century. Dutch assistance Balinese courts in the early 1900s. Gianyar has everything from stone carving and daily Barong-Rangda trance dances in Batubulan, jewelry in Celuk, and a huge art market in Sukawati for the best range of souvenirs including locally made fans and puppets.


Batuan produces fine paintings and masks ; its temple festivals feature rare dances. Mas, kemenuh, Tengkulak and Pujung are woocarving villages, and the Ubud – Peliatan tourist resort area is famous for paintings and galleries. Gianyar town produces colorful woven cloth. Blahbatuh has a faoundry where musical instruments are made. Performances of trance and monkey-chant dance are held in nearby Bona, home to plamleaf crafts and mabmboo furniture. The Bedulu-pejeng area has Bali’s oldest temples, including the Goa Gajah elepahant cave, carved reliefs at yeh Pulu, the huge Samuan tiga comples, fantastic statues at kebo Edan and Pusering Jagat, and the famous bronze moon – gong at Panataran Sasih. The carved temples of Gunung Kawi and the sacred spring of Tirtha Empul are in Tampaksiring, home to bone and coconut-shell carving. Natural beauty abounds with a huge waterfall at Tegenungan and spectacular terraced ricefields at Tegalalang. The Ayung river ofters ratting, and thousands of herons return every sunset at Petulu.
Gianyar is far from Kuta and to Hotel Villa Senyum stil go to sourth Kuta of Canggu.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Tabanan of Bali

Tabanan has its roots in the 14th century when Jananese invaders settled in the area. As they expanded their teritory, they came into conflict with the Mengwi house, founded during the mid 1600s with the fall of Gelgel and allied with Buleleng. In the 18th century Mengwi was the 2nd most powerful royal house after Klungkung, whose support it enjoyed. Internal conflict in he late 1700s weakened Mengwi and led to territorial losses to Tabanan which were retaken in the mid 1800s. By the late 1800s further conflict erupted and Klungkung with drew its support,


opening the way for its destruction by Klungkung, Badung, Tabanan, Bangli and the Dutch. Tabanan got most of Mengwi, but rising Dutch interests in Bali and the refusal of Tabanan to give in led to its end in 1906 with the imprisonment and suicide of the ruler and his son. Krambitan village has 2 places, puppet - style paintings, and the exciting tektekan exorcist dance drama with music from struck bamboo and giant wooden cowbell. Tista boasts the special leko-andir dance done by young girls. Penarukan has good carving, and ceramics are made in Pejaten. Upland Blayu is famous for its woven brocades. Extending from the mountains to the sea, Tabanan has a wide variety of natural beauty. The Bratan Lake area has a huge botanical garden at Bedugul with produce farms at Candi Kuning. The Ulun Danu Temple to the lake goodess sits at the water's edge, for the lake irrigates Tabanan's ricefileds. On Mount Batukau is Pura Luhur, the royal ancestral temple. Below this is Jatiluwih with spectacular views of bali, the yeh Panas hotspirngs at Penatahan, and the beautiful Alas Kedaton Temple. At the coast is teh famous Tanah Lot Temple on a rocky protrusion that becomes an island during high tide. Tabanan is a tidy town with a Museum Subak devoted to rice cultivation, and the Gedong Marya Theatre honors the famous dancer Mario. North of the town a memorial in Marga commemorates the slaughter of Balinese resistance fighters against the Dutch in 1946. And more information about villa of Canggu Kerobokan you can visit to Hotel in Bali or Villa Senyum, have good service of good fiew panorama about farms and original balinese farms.

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