Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Backpacking to Bali

As a plan consolidated, I together with my friend want to go to Bali in order for backpacking, refreshing, and get some friend of other backpacker from overseas. We'll just backpack there in 3~5 days, so we must have a plan to visit all tourism place in Bali. Therefore, I will give you the information about all of the tourism resort throughout Bali which we can visit. If any of you would suggest us the interesting place around Bali exclude the following spots, please tell us.

Kuta Beach


Kuta in addition to being the Sunset Site Number One, with its daily spectacular sunsets, it is also the centre of night life activities in Southern Bali and a shopping mecca, with its lines of shops, boutiques, and galleries. Restaurants line up the streets as well as the Bachfront,Hotels, ranging from a small, inexpensive homestay to a luxurious resort, will ready accomodate you.

The beach of Kuta is one of the first favorite beaches discovered by tourist. On the south, the beach is fenced by the airport’s runway, which gives you a breathtaking landing experience. The beach stretches as far north as the eyes can see. As short walk away north, waves will invite you to test your surfing

Kuta is very short drive away from the airport, and transportation is readily available to take you from and to Kuta to and from anywhere else in Bali.

Sanur Beach


Sanur beach is located on the southeastern side of Denpasar, about a 5 to 10 minute drive by taxi from Denpasar. Sanur beach is a little paradise in Bali island and the popular destination for beachcomber in search of sun, sand and surf. Sanur is an excellent site to watch the sun rises, and jog along the white sandy beach. Sanur has a coral reef that makes it ideal for snorkeling, beside that Sanur beach is ideal for surfing.

Sanur had become one of the first resort developed in Bali, nevertheless Sanur maintains its traditions. Sanur is one of Bali’s biggest traditional villages but it’s also one of the most established tourist areas. In Sanur, we can see like drama show, dance show, so it’s a good place to enjoy, the delights of a tropical island and gain a real appreciation of Balinese Culture and local life. Nightlife in Sanur is relaxed and very happy, we can go to restaurant, bar and the discotheque.



On the southern tip of Bali, Uluwatu is also high on a surfer's destination list. The road to the beach is pretty well-hidden, off the road to the temple of Uluwatu (which in itself is an amazing three-court temple on top of a few hundred feet cliff). You can't reach it by car - rent a motorcycle or walk for about two miles to get there. The site is very popular among serious surfers.

Nusa Dua


On the south-eastern tip of the island, the Nusa Dua peninsula has some nice reef that provides good waves for surfing. You can stay on any of the most sumptuous hotels in the world spread around the area, and surfing is readily available within walking distance, from a beginner's level to a challenging one for the serious surfers.

Nusa Dua beach is not so far from Ngurah Rai Airport, about 15 minute drive by taxi. Nusa Dua is a luxurious resort area where the world’s sumptuous hotels gracefully integrate into the beautiful white beaches. Bali’s most prestigious resort area, Nusa Dua is where you will find international world class luxury hotels elegantly lining beautiful white sands. Children can play in the white sand and shallow sea water by safe, lifequard are usually on duty.

Spectacular luxury resorts are the norm in Nusa Dua, with many incorporating contemporary Balinese style buildings and beautifully landscaped gardens, ponds and pool areas. Hotels are many have convention facilities, swimming pools, excellent sports facilities and a selection of restaurants, night clubs or discotheque. Nightlife in Nusa Dua is very to enjoy.

The luxurious beach cove of Nusa Dua is a favorite among those traveling to Bali, because of its calm, tranquil atmosphere and inviting turquoise waters. It’s a perfect place for romancing honeymooners but also for those with a passion for underwater life, there are good diving and snorkeling spots to be found in this area.

Tanjung Benoa - Turtle Island


Tanjung Benoa beach just north of Nusa Dua, is a scenic 5 kilometres of coconut palms and find sand. The area is the almost exclusive home of luxury hotels, private villas, fine restaurants, open air cafes and water sports facilities.
The shape of the beach, also makes Tanjung Benoa perfect for watersports with no shortage of shops catering to marine sports enthusiasts. In Tanjung Benoa, we can do snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, power boats, banana boats and reef fishing.

Turtle Island, from Tanjung Benoa can reach Serangan Turtle Island (Pulau Penyu) with rent glass bottom boat about 20 minutes (boat extra cost) from Tanjung Benoa Beach. There is a lot of Turtle Farm including Conservation by WWF. The island can reach by car from north through main street. There is important temple in this island built in 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, temple name is Sakenan Temple. In south of the island has nice beach specially for surfing. Some part of the island has sea weed farm. Entrance fee cost at 3,000 per person.

Kintamani - Trunyan


The villages of Kintamani and Penelokan provide a great view of the still active Mount Batur and its fantastic lake. Seven miles in diameter and sixty feet deep, Batur caldera is simply astounding. From Penelokan, take the road Kedisan on the shores of the lake where boats can be rented to cross over to Trunyan. The spectacular mountainous region around Kintamani with its deep Crater Lake and bubbling hot springs, make this region a must to visit. Batur Lake is the largest lake in Bali and the region offers some of the most spectacular views to be found anywhere on the island. Batur Lake also provides water for an underground network of streams and springs across the southern slopes of the mountain. Kintamani is really great for day trips, trekking or simply for getting away from it all for a few days.

Trunyan is another ancient village inhabited by people who call themselves the “Bali Aga” or old Bali who live in ways that are vastly different from other Balinese. The Bali Aga's temple in this village is named Puser Jagat, meaning Navel of the Universe. Its architecture is highly unusual, and stands in the protective shade of a massive banyan tree.

The Bali Aga has a strange way of burial. Instead of cremating their corpses, the Bali Aga simply places them under this banyan tree. The odor is mysteriously masked by a special arboreal fragrance emitted by the banyan tree.

Besakih Temple


Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali" Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1,000 meters (3,000 feet). Besakih is the biggest and holiest of all the Balinese temples. Bali's mother temple stands against a stupendous mountain backdrop on the southeastern slopes of Mount Agung. Named after the Dragon God believed to inhabit the mountain, it's said to be the only temple where a Hindu of any caste can worship.



Bedugul is a favorite place for Balinese family for weekend picnic. Bedugul is also a center of horticulture. We'll find plenty of fruits and vegetables here. Here we find 3 of Bali 4 lakes, Bratan, Buyan, and Tamblingan. Bratan, the largest of the three is perfect place for water sports such as para sailing, motor boating, jet skiing, water skiing, canoeing, etc. Bedugul fertile soil also produced abundance of plants and trees, some of them formed rain forests with their exotic birds, monkeys, and other creatures.

Sukawati Art Market


Sukawati area is known for its art market that become 'a must see' place by tourists especially the local ones from Jakarta or other area in Java. Huge number of small stalls occupied the two stories building offer a lot of cheap souvenirs. Almost any kind of Bali's souvenirs can be found in here either painting, woodcarving, clothes, temple umbrellas and other temple accessories, leather puppet, wind chime, jewelries and others. The souvenirs choices are has huge quantity and available in various choices.



Ubud is Bali's cultural heart. This area is located in the cool mountains, just one hour's drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is the home of the Balinese Royal family and a flourishing arts centre. Most of Bali's museums and galleries are centered in Ubud, but culture and history rich Bali is peppered with museums and galleries. These museums and galleries offer paintings, woodcarvings, textiles and all kinds of souvenirs for viewing and also purchase. Puri Lukisan Museum in centre of Ubud, Neka Museum in Campuhan, Seniwati Gallery and Agung Rai Museum in Pengosekan is a must, to see the difference between creative art and more commercial products.

GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana)


The Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a statue that was built with the height 140 metre. This statue is located in the Unggasan Hill, Jimbaran Bali. The work masterpiece Balinese I Nyoman Nuarta. This statue is in the form of the God Wisnu that in the Hindu religion is the God Of The Patron, drove Garuda birds. Around The Garuda Wisnu Kencana area, at this time was developed as the cultural garden and into Landmark for Balinese tourism and Indonesia. This The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue is the symbol of the rescue mission of the environment and the world. From The Garuda Wisnu Kencana area, the exactly from Unggasan Hill, we can see Kuta Beach, Benoa Port, Jimbaran in the distance, Ngurah Rai Airport. The Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, exist in hills area with spell view.



Jimbaran Beach is the famous beach with white sand along the coastal and it is located in southern part of Bali. There are plenty of cafes are available in this place and offering delicious seafood dinner with breathtaking view of Indian Ocean and sunset. Please find the selection of Seafood Menu at Jimbaran cafe.

Tanah Lot


Tanah Lot is located about 12 kilometers from Tabanan City and 20 kilometers from Denpasar. The area comprises a wondrous mixture of natural beauty and sheer human effort. The royal Taman Ayun temple was built by one of the last priests to come to Bali from Java in the 16th century. The temple stands on the top of a huge rock, surrounded by the sea and is one of Bali's most important sea temples. Tanah Lot pays homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. Ancient rituals pay homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. Poisonous sea snakes found in the caves at the base of the rocky island are believed to be guardians of the temple, standing Virgil against evil spirits and intruders. At the base of the rocky island are poisonous sea snakes believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The best time to see Tanah Lot is in the late afternoon when the temple is in silhouette.



It is located near to Sangeh village; the renowned 6 hectares of Bali Sangeh Monkey Forest are filled with giant nutmeg trees capable of growing as high as 40m. Sangeh Monkey Forest near the village of Sangeh, in southwestern Bali, has six hectares of forestland with giant nutmeg trees. The main attractions here are the hordes of funny yet wise Balinese monkeys inhabiting both the trees and the temple, Pura Bukit Sari, found in the heart of the forest. The monkeys of the forest are believed to be sacred and indeed will approach anyone paying respects at the temple. But visitors should be aware that these monkeys are attracted to shiny objects, so cameras and jeweler should be left behind or kept well hidden under clothes or in a bag when exploring Sangeh Bali.


-rizka- said...

huh..u browse it, n i bought a book bout it,,ain't it too much..wkwkwkwkwkw

livya said...

wah wah wah.. kapan nii kalian mo backpacking?

oleh oleh yaaaaaaaa :D

Eriek Sobieski said...

Yeah, Olip...

We will backpack at the end of November. Maybe you want to join us, just make a different experience I think, to release everything - bored of work, and wanna feel free from weighted life ^__^

UuL said...

Yaaayyy...sounds fun...
mauuu...ikuttt ikuut ikuuut..
sapa aja yang ikutan riek??

livya said...

wanna feel free from weighter life <---- ABSOLUTELLEEEYYY

emang sapa aja yg ikut??

Eriek Sobieski said...

hmmm ...

Just the three of us who have this plan (me, katemi, and pinkih), but I just make chocky to join us, if you want to, just join us, but prepare some reason to make day-off on sunday and tuesday to Mr. Cho, because we have a plan to take a day-off that day.

Ayumi Galuh said...

Tanah Lot really beautiful place in Bali

dindun said...

*males pake basa inggris, ga puas nulisnya
aku ikut lhoooo...
sial aku ga di masukin sebagai anggota, ga sopan :D
ingat ya... aku ikutannnnnn!!!

Eriek Sobieski said...

Hahaha, bunch of sorry, dindun!

Really forgot that you are involved to this plan ^^