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.