Possibly the most breathtaking province in Indonesia, Bali is a gem of an island that many flock to, to indulge in exotic vacations. The range of luxurious Bali resorts available on the island will amaze visitors, and to guests who want to unwind, relax and rejuvenate their souls can stay at the beautiful Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa. Comfort and style come together perfectly at this newly opened heaven, which offers visitors all that they would want and more from Uluwatu hotels.
In addition to being a serene tropical paradise, this island also has great cultural depth and historical value. There is a never ending list of ways to enjoy time on the island of Bali and one option that will please visitors is a visit to Tampak Siring, an enchanting village on the island. The village is blessed by nature, but what will amaze those who stop by here most is the history, and the legends associated with the site.
One of the most popular sites in Tampak Siring is the Tirta Empul, commonly known as Tampak Siring Temple. This Hindu temple is located by a beautiful spring, which legends say was created by God Indra. The cooling waters of the spring attract many people as it is reputed to have healing powers, eliminating many ailments or diseases and purifying the soul. There are rituals and traditions that take place at this site that date back centuries, and visitors will enjoy learning of the many tales and legends that surround this picturesque site. Outside the premises of the temple there are several stalls set up from where visitors can pick up souvenirs and merchandise that will reflect their holiday.
Pura Mengening and Gunung Kawi are two other sites that visitors can visit when in Tampak Siring. Both these sites date back to ancient times and visitors can admire remains from the nation’s interesting past here. At the first there are ancient statues that are an intriguing sight despite the damage done to them by time. The latter is a beautiful rock temple, and here visitors will find the uniquely Balinese ‘Candi’, which honour ancient royalty. From more recent times is the Tampak Siring Palace, an attractive building that was once a home to the country’s president, and is now open to the public. Tampak Siring is a fine place to head over to and a world of adventure awaits those who visit.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.