Uluwatu Temple Bali -The Spiritual Pillars of Bali

The legendary Uluwatu Temple in Bali lies serenely on the edge of a steep cliff some 70 metres above the sea level. A visit to this magnificent temple will give you more than just beautiful sunset views of the ocean. First off, where is it? The temple is located in the hamlet of Pecatu in…

Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali – a bit of the Balinese culture

Spreading over sixty hectares of land is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana also known as GWK; a cultural park in Bali. This is dedicated mainly to god Vishnu and his vehicle, Garuda, a mythical bird. Things to see Within the massive 60 hectare area of the park, the most prominent attraction is the statue of god…

Trekking Volcanoes in Bali – The Mighty 3

Trekking is an adventure, and volcano trekking is not for the weak. When in Bali, you have 3 volcanic mountains to explore. Mount Batur The easier climb of the three mountains, Mount Batur will be on any avid trekker’s list of Bali recreational activities. Organized tours are also available if you are staying at places like Bali…

History of Bali – How It All Began

Bali has been home to people for about 3,000 years now, the earliest records being the stone inscriptions that date back to those times. Hinduism When King Airlangga came to Bali and reigned from 1019 to 1042, Hinduism began to be a major influence on the people there. Over the next few centuries, Hindu Kings…

Hinduism in Indonesia – “Many, Yet One”

Indonesia is home to more than 2,000 ethnic groups and has a rich history which is deeply influenced by Hinduism, and Buddhism. When you take a look at the best places to see in Bali, the list will have a lot of iconic temples and religious sites of the bygone eras. The dynasties during the 8th…