Kintamani and Besakih Temple Tour
Pickup time: 08.30am – 08.45am at Lobby, (Approx. 12 hours).
If you are pressed by time, this trip features Bali’s best, such as: Visiting Gold and silverworks at Celuk village, fine woodcarvings at Mas village and Balinese paintings at Batuan village. Afterwards, we will pass super views of terraced rice fields in Tegalalang village that lead us to the Holy Spring temple of Sebatu, where local people purify themselves.
Then we’ll proceed to Kintamani, a mountain village lies at 1400 meters above sea level. There is a breathtaking view to the still active volcano and Lake Batur from this rim edge village, There is a breathtaking view for Lunch at Local restaurant, afterwards we will visit Bali’s mother temples of Besakih, at the slope of Mount Agung, Bali’s highest peak.
On the way back, we will stop at Goa Lawah: holy bat cave and the last vist go to see the Court of Justice (Kerta Gosa), and the Floating Pavilion (Bale Kambang), whose murals are decorated by the best examples of classical Balinese painting.
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👉 Celuk Village
Celuk is center for Balinese goldsmiths and silversmiths. More 40 jewelry workshops are located along the road from Batubulan to Celuk. The jewelries are exported worldwide.
👉 Mas Village
Mas is famous for woodcarving. Mas offers a myriad of wooden items. The main road of the town is lined with dozens of workshop.
👉 Batuan village
Batuan or Ubud village is famous for Balinese Painting you can find many kind of painting like traditional painting, modern and native painting. The main road of the town is lined with dozens of workshop for Balinese Painting.
👉 Tegalalang village
Tegalalang village is famous with rice terrace, but now on the way go to Tegalalang village both side of the road you find many shops with selling woodcarving. The first example of Balinese landscape is the rice-field. This is a typical scene in Bali. The terraced rice-field is typical of the beauty of the Balinese countryside. Note the harmony of colors, the vivid green of the coconut groves and the pale blue of the sky. Wet rice agriculture (sawah) is the basic and most important activity of Balinese life; Rice is the major crop and the staple food.
👉 Holy Spring temple of Sebatu
Holy Spring temple of Sebatu, where local people purify themselves.
👉 Kintamani and Batur
Batur and Kintamani virtually run together, it’s impossble to tell where one ends and the other begins but the village of Batur used to be down in the crater. Batur had a violent in 1917 which killed thousands and destroyed over 60.000 homes and 2.000 temples. Although the village of Batur was wiped out of the lava flow stopped at the entrance to the villagers’ temple. Taking this as a good omen they rebuilt their village only for Batur to erupt again in 1926 and this time the lava flow covered all but the loftiest temple shrine.
👉 Besakih Temple
Known as the “Mother Temple of Bali”, the sanctuary of Besakih on the slopes of Mt. Agung is the biggest and holiest of all Balinese temples. Over a thousand years old, steps ascend through split gates to the main courtyard where the Trinity shrines are wrapped in cloth and decorated with flower offerings.
Around the three main temples dedicated to the Trinity: Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, are 18 separate sanctuaries belonging to different regencies and caste groups.
To the Balinese, a visit to the temples sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. Each has its own anniversary celebration or “Odalan”. The sight of the temple against the background of the mountain is impressive and during festivals, colored banners add a touch of gaiety.
👉 Goa Lawah Temple
Goa Lawah is the bat cave. This cave is crammed with thousands of bats which are unseen but certainly not unheard during the day. The cave is part of a temple that is said to lead all the way to Besakih but it’s unlikely that anyone would be interested in investigating.
👉 Kerta Gosa
Kerta Gosa was used a venue for the administration of justice by kings and priests during pre-colonial times. It is surrounded by a moat and is decorated with beautiful paintings on its ceilings, which depict tortures in hell and bliss in heaven.
The Bale Kambang (Floating Pavilion) stands behind the Kerta Gosa. Its painted ceilings depict the legend of the hero Sutasoma and his sacrifices, and of Pan and Men Brayut, known as the couple who had too many offspring.
Kintamani & Besakih Tour Rates
*Minimum for 2 persons, other charge for single traveler
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