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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

10 Fun Facts about Lions

We’ve written many factual articles about the different animals in Bali Safari Park; now its time we talk about the king of the jungle himself, the Lion! What’s the first thing on your mind when you think of Lions? There’s a reason they’re regarded as king of the jungle. Lions have been the symbol of strength, nobility and power for ...

September 27, 2019 Activities, Animal, Nature

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

What you need to know about the Campuhan ridge walk

One of the many things that make Ubud such an enchanting place to visit is its relatively close proximity to nature. Aside from being the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud is also home to some of the best walking trails that offer serene views and an atmosphere to help you relax during your visit to Bali. When talking about hiking ...

August 30, 2019 Activities, Nature