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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

Annual Festival of Traditional Kites Bali

Bali is one of those places that will have you immersed in its arts and culture as soon as you arrive on the island. In fact, you are immediately greeted by the iconic Balinese gates when you arrive at the airport, along with traditional music playing in the background. One art form in particular that will surely amaze you is ...

October 11, 2019 Activities, Bali Culture, Travel

Top 5 Pre-Wedding Photo Locations in Bali

Bali has always been one of the top destinations for prewedding photos. It’s no surprise, as the island is blessed with an abundance of beautiful landscapes to use as backdrops for your photos. In this article, we’ll be going over some of the best prewedding photo locations in Bali. Lake Tamblingan Located in the Buleleng Regency, Lake Tamblingan is known ...

October 4, 2019 Activities, Tips, Travel

10 Bali Activities for Kids When You Stay at Mara River Safari Lodge

Planning a family getaway this weekend? Mara River Safari Lodge offers a fully immersive experience for families, with plenty of activities to keep kids and families occupied for days on end. Treat your family to a getaway at one of the most unique accommodation experiences in Bali. Our lodges are specially designed and crafted to enhance the safari-themed experience you ...

September 13, 2019 Activities, Animals, Nature, Tips, Travel