Pura Gunung Kawi

Address: Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Rp30,000/ adult

Dress Code: Sarong and sash are required to enter the temple. These are already included in your rate, you will receive it once you enter the main gate after the cashier

Note: For those already wearing long dresses (as long as knees are covered), you will only need a sash.

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You still have to walk for a few more meters to finally reach the temple. Along the way, you’ll pass by souvenir and coffee stores.

Now ready to do this trekking 😂

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This river is the same river flowing to the Tirta Empul Temple. There’s also another of this inside. The platform on the right-most side is where the coffee store is. You can have your rest in here. I think this is the half point of the entrance and the main temple.

After few minutes of walking, you will finally reach this second gate, this is now the main entry to the temple.

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Gunung Kawi is known to be the most unique archaeological sites in Bali due to its impressive carved rock structures. It comprises of different temple funeral shrines with each respective kings/gods.

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This one behind us is one of the funeral shrines in Gunung Kawi. You will find more when you explore the temple further.

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Our guide said that this shrine below is for those who pray for business (sadly I forgot the term).

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And this one below is another with no particular denotation.

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There’s a legend about this temple that it was built for king Udayana and his 4 sons while other historians say it is his 4 wives. You can learn deeper when you visit the temple and actually interact with the people inside.

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Interested of Gunung Kawi’s history? Schedule your visit now!

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Rice Terraces is open 24/7, however guides are only available during the day

Entrance Fee: Rp15,000/ adult

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While you go/ trek further, you’ll pass by some entry gates, and donations are expected each time.

Tip: We arrived here at around 7:30 AM and there’s no one at the entry point yet so we were still able to go in for free ☺️

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This is where you will encounter the second gate for donations. There’s a store for coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water.

The field is very exposed to sunlight, so you’ll really have to bring protectors (cap, hat, umbrella) and drinks, and towel as well.

Unfortunately, we were only able to take a photo of this small swing rather than the gate and the store.

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Also in this point is a swing (like in the Bali swing), in which we did not have the time to try as there are still no people in here yet when we passed by.

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As you trek further, going to the back-most side, you’ll find this point where there’s a beautiful sunrise setting.

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The field is still very fresh in the morning and only a few people were there yet. There are also locals living inside the field, and you’ll pass by their houses during the trek.

Please be kind and considerate to them, follow the signage if the points are not allowed for tourists to enter, as this is their livelihood. We are just visitors.


Picture Platform

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Use of picture platforms expects donations as well ☺️ You may already allot a budget for donations. Think of it as our way of helping the farmers and the locals to maintain their rice field.

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Kecak Dance & the Uluwatu Temple

Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM. For worship, it is open 24/7

Entrance Fee: Rp30,000/ adult

Dress Code: Sarong and sash is a must before entering the temple facility. They provide these at the entrance gate for free.

Guides are not necessary as the area is fully established, you won’t lose your way.

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KECAK DANCE

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Kecak Ramayana is a Balinese Hindu dance and music drama which portrays the epic poem Ramayana. The dance creatively shows the poem’s narrative about the struggle of a divine king, Rama, to rescue his wife, Sita, from the demon king, Ravana.

Performed everyday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Ticket Price: Rp100,000/ adult

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The whole show lasted for 1 hour. Can’t imagine how those men survived the mouth chanting that long. But definitely worth it!

The show has been very emotional and dramatic, with some comedic scene from some of its cast. 😂

There’s a photo opportunity with the casts after the show.

Like this one below, our favorite character in the play. Hanoman, the white monkey who helped Rama in rescuing Sita when she almost take her own life in despair.

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The show was very entertaining, the story-line is truly dramatic and romantic. The casts were very good at their respective portrayals. The poem’s characters were given justification. Plus the very emotional sunset scene at the background. Really an unforgettable experience!

Enchanted of the show? Plan your Bali vacation now and pay this a visit.

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Oneeighty° at The Edge Bali

Address: Jl Pura Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Entrance Fees: Rp400,000 – Rp600,000/adult

There are also rooms and villas available for long-staying guests. For availability and rates, check here: Oneeighty° at The Edge

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Admission

There are two rates available at The Edge, General and VIP. Both have same access privilege, they only differ on the consumable package.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Rp400,000 per adult (Rp50,000 for the entrance fee and the remaining Rp350,000 is consumable on food and drinks)

Rp150,000 per child 3-12 years (Rp100,000 consumable)

Your general admission includes the following:

  • Seating in the sand lounge
  • Wifi
  • Use of Skypool
  • Pool towel

VIP ADMISSION

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View from the VIP deck

VIP admission costs Rp600,000 per adult (Rp550,000 consumable)

Unfortunately, children 12 years old below are not allowed on the VIP deck.

Your VIP admission includes the following:

  • Seating on the VIP deck with the overlooking view
  • Complimentary cold towel, facial mist & granita
  • Free-flow iced water
  • Wifi
  • Use of Skypool
  • Pool towel

By the way, both admission type allows you of 4 hours stay only. Stay extension is possible upon availability.

We were fetched by a cart by the way. 😂

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Oneeighty° Skypool

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Skypool is the one at the left side, the bluer one is for in-house guests only.

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Food! Food! Food!

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You’ll have nothing to worry about the food in here, all are very tasty and they serve them very neat and professionally. And yes, they have KFC too! And this is super spicy!!!!! 🌶🌶🌶 But, it tastes awesome!

Oh, also do not forget, the prices on their menu do not include the government taxes yet.

We tried Coconut juice and Oreo Milkshake for drinks. And yeah, we ordered 2 coconut juices hahaha 😂

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Last order placing is at 9:00 PM. Check out their menu here: Oneeighty° Food Menu

 

Conditions of Entry

Oneeighty° implements rules to follow inside the premises for guests’ own safety purposes.

  • Dress code. Beachside smart casual. Alcohol-branded attire is not permitted & appropriate swimwear is required for pool use.
  • No food and beverage from outside is permitted, with the exception of food & drinks for children 3 years old below.
  • For privacy of resort’s guests, drone photography is not permitted in oneeighty°.
  • Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas, but please be mindful of the comfort of other guests at all times.

Use of SkyPool

  • No climbing or sitting on the glass edge of the pool, keep chest below the edge of the pool at all times.
  • There are no lifeguards on duty, swimming is at the guest’s own risk.
  • For safety reasons, inflatable pool toys/floats are not permitted in the Skypool
  • No running or diving into the pool
  • Children must be closely supervised by their parents or guardians at all times.
  • No glass is permitted in or around the pool
  • Appropriate swimwear is required and shower before pool use is requested.

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Stunning resort! Indeed the perfect place to celebrate our 2nd anniversary! ♥️♥️♥️

 

Booking and Reservation

Reservation is not required, however due to the high demand, it is preferred you book a reservation first to guarantee your entry.

Reservations are made thru phone call, email or via website. Check them out here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018

 

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Canang Sari Homestay in Bali, Indonesia

Address: Jalan Nangka, Selatan, Gang Kaswari No. 6, Denpasar, Bali 80223, Indonesia

Check-in at 2:00 PM and check-out at 12:00 NN

Booking thru: Airbnb

Hosted by: Ngurah and Ayu

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Ngurah and Ayu have 3 listings in Airbnb:

1. Bale Dangin Bungalow

2. Ayu Room

3. Ngurah Room

Ayu and Ngurah rooms are in one house together, with shared living area and kitchen but with separate bathrooms. Both can accommodate 2 persons each. While Bale Dangin is a completely separate bungalow that can fit up to 5 persons.

See their full listings here: Ngurah and Ayu (it’s their airbnb profile)

Porch, Living and Bed Rooms

Since we are with our friends, 5 persons travelling together, we stayed in Bale Dangin Bungalow for the whole duration of our Bali vacation.

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The bungalow was just prefect for us, it has 2 king sized beds, and 1 sofa bed. A small living room, a kitchen, 2 toilets and 1 shower room. Plus the very refreshing balcony!!!

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Food and Breakfast

Included in the rate is a Balinese breakfast served from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. They serve the breakfast food here in the open balcony as it is the center of the compound. Aside from the fact that they already provide tasty food for guests, you cannot measure their extra time and efforts they can willingly give to assure guests’ pleasured stay.

Since we were touring around Bali day to day, starting from 6:00 AM every morning, and we cannot attend their breakfast serving, they did provided us bread and chocolate milk each time. They just leave the box of this in front of our bungalow before we leave for tour.

As we know this was beyond their responsibility, for it’s our choice to leave that early, they still did not allow us to starve every morning. Such generous hearts of them.

Fortunately, we were still able to try their Balinese breakfast at least once.

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These are mangoes and their famous snake fruit. It tastes like Makopa in the Philippines.

These below are rice cakes of Bali. The pink one is called Kue Apem, a steamed rice cake (like “puto” in the Philippines), while the green one is called Kue Lapis.

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This above is the bread they gave us everyday we cannot attend the breakfast serving, and of course with our very favorite Cokelat!!! 😋😋😋


Kitchen

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Yes, there’s a wifi connection as well, and it was very stable! 👍🏼

We had our own kitchen with kitchen wares and utensils, condiments, drinking water, refrigerator, stove and oven. Since we had a fully packed itinerary, we opt to just store food and cook dinner for ourselves every after tour. Plus we saved much, so it’s been a good choice! 😉 There’s also coffee and tea, with coffee/tea maker.


Toilet and Bath

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Two toilets facing each other, with the sink in between. And the shower room at the right side, Shower Heater is also available. Laundry is as well allowed in here 😊

Lastly, it’s not only Ngurah and Ayu who’ll greet you every time you arrive at the compound. There is also Milo and Poglo, they are security, so you have to befriend them 😂

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Milo is the white one, and the black one is Poglo. Poglo is friendlier than Milo haha 😂 We miss them actually!


Value for Money

Their rates per night is just as much as worthy for such a lovely home with refreshing ambiance, and a superb hospitality and accommodation! Actually it’s cheaper for that kind of accommodation. Plus the location is walking distance to many necessary stores.

Rates, Ambiance, Setup, Cleanliness, Food, Amenities, Coordination, and Accommodation were all worth it! This has made our Bali trip awesome! We wished we should have stayed here for a little long to fully experience the compound, and to interact with the very kind Ngurah and Ayu more. Nonetheless, they’ve played a big part from our Bali vacation that made it unforgettable. They were like our parents in Bali. Endless thanks to them! 😊

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You can check availability and rates here: Bale Dangin Garden Bungalow, and book your stay now! 😉 Please extend my regards to Ngurah and Ayu!


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Tanah Lot Temple

Address: Jl. Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali, Indonesisa

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Rp60,000/adult

Donations are expected when you want to enter their main temples for worship.

Dress Code: Dress code is not required when you enter the temple facility, however should you want to actually enter the main temples, you will be required to dress a sarong and a sash as these were exclusive for worshiping.

This one below is a temple in Tanah Lot exclusive for worship.

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Down here, at the shore is another temple for worship. You can still go down here, this is actually where tourists stay for sunset.

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Behind us is the temple at the shore I’m referring to.

This area is actually the perfect place to waste your time, as you will be rewarded of the beautiful sunset scene afterwards.

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Really the best time to visit Tanah Lot is before sunset. You should not miss this!



You can truly feel how peaceful this place is, it was very relaxing!

If you want these kind of views and this warm feeling, you should definitely pay it a visit one day. 😊

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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