~Jelajah^Nusantara~ Explore Bali
Ubud, set amongst beautiful scenery, abounds with art galleries and studios. European painters settled here in the 1930s and again in the 1960s and had profound effect on the traditional artistic style. Music and dance troupes also perform here.
Mas, a few kilometers south of Ubud, is the place to visit for woodcarving, although most shops now produce carvings only for the tourist trade.
In Batubulan craftsmen continue to carve soft, volcanic tufa into the traditional guardian figures found at every temple entrance. Batik and clothing is produced mainly around Gianyar.
There are temples in every village, and frequent roadside shrines. Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ is Besakih, beautifully located high on the slopes of the volcano Mount Agung.
Not far from Denpasar is Mengwi, the second largest temple complex on the island, while Tanah Lot, set on a rock on the seashore, is possible the most photograph spot in Bali.
In the centre of Bali are the volcanic lakes Batur and Bratan. At the latter there is a botanical garden noted for its wild orchids, and there is also a picturesque temple by the lakeside dedicated to the goddess of the waters. There are at least three world-class golf courses in Bali.
On the north coast is Lovina Beach, a resort to rival the Kuta strip, and spreading along 8km, or so, of beach. But whereas Kuta’s beach has big waves and uncertain currents, Lovina is much more sheltered and calmer. Munch of the western end of Bali is taken up by the Bali Barat National Park, where one of world’s rarest birds, the Bali Starling, is nurtured. There is good diving off Menjangan Island.
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