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Despite the modest size of the island (5,780 sq km), the differences in topography, flora, weather and cultural landmarks are surprisingly varied making it ideal for short excursions or extended day trips via car or motorbike even with limited time.  If using Southern Bali as a hub, driving distances to the many wonderful areas of the island are well within reason:  1 hour to Bedugul in central Bali, 2 hours to Amed ... Read more
Historically, the royal houses of the Gianyar Regency were
patrons of the arts and in the 1930&rsquo
Art Villages Of Southern Gianyar

Historically, the royal houses of the Gianyar Regency were patrons of the arts and in the 1930’s with the onset of tourism to the island, artisans from this region found a bourgeoning market for their talents that also later evolved to include handicraft production, which is still one of the mainstay cottage industries for Gianyar today. ...

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Towards the western end of Candidasa, tucked in between the mountain
valleys, are the fascinating ar
Bali Aga Villages

Towards the western end of Candidasa, tucked in between the mountain valleys, are the fascinating archaic communities and cult societies known as Bali Aga Villages.  Literally translating to Bali mountain villages, these ancient hamlets are the indigenous localities that resisted post-Majapahit kings and their Hindu-Javanese culture.  Muc...

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At a height of around 700m, the lakeside resort area of Bedugul
is noticeably cooler than the south,
Bali Botanical Gardens

At a height of around 700m, the lakeside resort area of Bedugul is noticeably cooler than the south, hence its suitability for the cultivation of fruits and vegetables that couldn't survive the tropical swelter closer to sea level. Whilst the temple is the big draw, set in lovely gardens with a slightly surreal looking playground for the kids, the ...

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The countryside around Ubud is some of the prettiest you'll encounter
 in Bali. It's also some of th
Bali Nature Herbal Walks

The countryside around Ubud is some of the prettiest you'll encounter in Bali. It's also some of the most fertile. Join Lilir and Westi as they acquaint you with the limitless variety of herbs that grow here, many of them with healing properties that are put to use in different kinds of jamu Indonesia's famous spice and herb concoctions. Beside...

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If you happen to plan a trip to west Bali in June or July or on
Sundays between July and October,
Bull Races

If you happen to plan a trip to west Bali in June or July or on Sundays between July and October, then the Mekepung (bull races) held in Perancak (close to Negara) that commemorate the end of the rice harvest are a must-see.  Here, the handsomest and sleekest water buffalos are paired up, adorned in colorful silk ribbons and painted harnesse...

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