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Desa Penglipuran: The World’s Most Neat Traditional Village

Authenticity is an ancient value kept alive by the people of Bali. The populace has a reputation in the world for paying special attention to preserving traditional philosophies and ways of life in the face of modernization and global tourism. Desa adat (cultural villages) are distinct villages, characterized by houses that strictly adhere to traditional architecture, and the inhabitants usually ...

November 29, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Bali Style, Nature, Travel

Mepantigan: A Balinese Martial Art

Mepantigan, meaning “to throw” in Balinese, is a unique form of martial arts in which the main objective is not self-defense, but rather to act as a medium to educate people about nature, empathy, and discipline. It takes place in muddy rice fields that sprawl across the Ubud agricultural landscape. Sometimes the tradition is carried out on a soft sandy ...

November 22, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Bali Style, Nature, Travel

Goa Gajah: An Ancient Cave of Wonder

In a rocky forest of Tampaksiring, Gianyar, a Dutch archeologist discovered an ancient ruin that predates the era of the Balinese Kingdoms. These ruins were unlike any other. Usually, what survives across time are grand ancient memorials and temples. But what was discovered back in 1923 was a cave, Goa Gajah - a lonely, reclusive meditation cave that is guarded ...

November 15, 2019 Bali Culture, Nature, Tips, Travel

Tirta Gangga Palace: Beautiful Water Garden in East Bali

On the gentle steps of the volcanic Mt. Agung in eastern Bali, a royal palace was built. Unlike other Rajas (kings) in Bali, the late Raja Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (1887-1966) did not build a comparatively grand residency. He focused his attention instead on his lavish 1.2 acres of pools, fountains, fish ponds and water features that sprawl across ...

November 8, 2019 Bali Culture, Nature, Tips, Travel

5 Facts You Might Not Know About Rhinos

The rhinoceros is one of the Big Five of Africa. We’re sure you’re very familiar with rhinos. They are huge herbivores with one or two sharp horns on their heads and thick grey skin. We love these animals because even though they look aggressive and dangerous, they have an interesting side, and we get to learn more and more about ...

November 1, 2019 Animals, Nature, Travel