Ubud Bali full day tour is one of our highlight Bali Tour program. A customs made tour base on what our clients interest. It was interesting day to meet our new clients from Malaysia. They are here for the second visit after 15 years.
Ubud Bali Full Day Tour is a whole day program that we must start early . We meet at the lobby around 8 : 30 am, the perfect time to start the tour. It was clear and sunny weather indeed. From our previous conversation when they call us for tour booking, they are interesting to see more Temples. After short discussions they decided to stop at Batubulan as our first stop. There we will see the during g kriss dance show for one duration. And than visiting Balinese house compound, Batuan trinity Temple and lunch at Ibuk Oka, the famous Babi Guling. After lunch we continue to visit Gowa Gajah Temple and Gunung Kawi Temple. Before arrive back to Hotel we were stop at local night market to experience the local atmosphere.
Batubulan Barong and Kriss dance show
We arrive after one hour drive from Love Hotel. Love fashion Hotel is a fancy hotel in the center of Legian . We encounter not much traffic problem during the trip to the Barong dance show place . Barong and kriss dance is local daily performance by the villagers for tourist attraction .
The dance is narrated the story of the never ending fight of good and evil. Barong is a God manifestation with lion head shape and Rangda is the evil form. Rangda is scary shape of woman with a long white hair and long fangs mask. Rangda is blessed by Lord Siva with scary destruction power and to protect the human Lord Wisnu take a Barong shape who will neutralize Rangda power. During the show we will see beautiful girls with colorful traditional dress perform the Legong dance. It was interesting performance with the ticket charge for 100.000 per person.
Balinese House Compound
Second stop is to visit the Balinese House Compound. Interesting things to know how the local Balinese living inside their house. How we set the building in each direction for different purposes.
Basically our traditional house is to build few building inside the compound based on the direction. North building is for the oldest couple. South is the building for kitchen and few rooms for the the family . Another building called Bale Dauh is also for family members . This building location is in the west direction of the compound. The middle east building called Bale Dangin is the building for human ceremony . The most important building for any kind of traditional family even . From baby ceremony ritual , tooth feeling ceremony until the wedding ceremony . In the corner between east and north is a holly area for family temple . Quite big area with few shrine to worship the God manifestation and well as for our ancestors .
All this architecture rule we call Asta Kosala Kosali . The rule of how to maintain the relationship between human and environment also God . In Bali well-known as Tri Hita Karana . The concept how the human maintain the relation ship with the Universe . The relationship of Human to human , human and environment and also Human with the God .
Batuan Triniti Temple
Our next stop before lunch is Batuan Temple . The temple location is not far from the Compound . One of the oldest temple in Bali . From the inscription that telling the temple were build around 10 century . It’s beautiful temple indeed . Beautiful architecture and very well maintained by the villagers . We actually don’t require the entrance fees but only donation . To enter the temple we need to wear the Sarong which provided for free at the entrance gate .
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Lunch at Ibu Oka Babi Guling
For lunch we stop at Ibu Oka Babi Guling . The very famous local restaurant serving the authentic Balinese food .
Elephant Cave Temple
Our trip continue to visit Gowa Gajah Temple . We arrive there around 2 pm and having a look around . It’s quite big temple complex in Ubud . Unique ancient temple build around 11 century . The name of Elephant Cave Temple is from the main cave looking like elephant nose . This ancient cave is actually the original Temple . Inside the cave there a place to worship God . One side is statues for trinity God manifestation altar while the other part is the altar for Lord Ganesha . Down by the river there’s an area of Budhis Temple .We did about 40 minutes walk around the Temple . It’s great ancient temple indeed and worth to visit with only 20.000 rupiah for the entrance fees . In addition Sarong are required to wear and provided for free .
Gunung Kawi Temple
Third temple of Ubud Bali Full day Tour program is we visited is Gunung Kawi Temple . The location is approximately 30 minutes drive from Elephant Cave Temple . We were a bit worry with the weather . The sky suddenly dark and also raining approaching that area . But thanks God , the rain were wait until we finish the journey in the temple .
Gunung Kawi Temple is one of the most interesting temple and also unique ancient architecture. There are few temples are carved on the solid cliff by the river . To reach to the temple we need to defeat over 3000 stars . But you won’t disappointed . It’s very beautiful landscape indeed . Beautiful rice terrace , coconut farm and also small souvenirs shop along the side of the stars . See more details about the temple here .
Gunung Kawi Temple finally become the last place to visit during our Ubud Bali Full Day Tour . The weather isn’t so friendly , can’t continue the rest of the day because the rain . We decided to end the trip and drive back to the Hotel . We also stop at Local night market in Denpasar and try the local food . Our clients love to see how the local atmosphere .
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