Sick of all the noise and traffic in South Bali? Then travel to East Bali for a luxury of tranquility if you want a little rest, heritage and tradition. Here are some items you could do when visiting East Bali.
Visit Mother Temple, Pura Besakih
The Balinese often refer to Pura Besakih as the “Mother Temple.” It is a thousand years old with a spectacular 10th century architecture. A Pura Besakih tour takes you in the cool and fresh sea air halfway up Mount Agung, Bali’s holiest mountain. The highest point of Besakih is a complex of 23 different shrines and temples, the temple called Pura Gelap. Please keep in mind to follow your guide, since there are only devotee areas.
Even if you are not climbing mountains, it is an experience in itself to see Mount Agung “up close” from the ground and a safe place. The lush green and peaceful village life is a lovely and scenic scene. The small cities and villages of Karangasem, close to the hill, flourish in Mount Agung’s shadow. Suitable for getaways, all here is fortunately still fresh, green and pristine.
Scuba Diving in Tulamben
The USAT Liberty has assisted to place Tulamben on the list of one of Bali’s finest dive locations, one of the most famous shipwrecks. Famous to divers from around the globe, during the Second World War it was torpedoed and crashed in deep seas, just 3 meters from the ground and 29 meters from the ground. More than 400 fish species are projected to reside in the USAT Liberty Shipwreck. Every day approximately 100 divers investigate the shipwreck, since it is a muck landing location for divers of all levels.
Royal Water Palace of Tirta Gangga
Built in 1948 by the latter king of Karangasem, Tirta Gangga was the King’s and his family’s former Royal Bathing Palace. It is a Royal Water Garden, a magical environment where a stunning complex of unique structures is positioned cleverly among 1.3 hectares of pools, trimmed gardens, ornate Balinese figures and flowing streams. Tirta Gangga lies in Ababi village, 75 kilometers from Denpasar.
Besides tour to the East, you might be interested in spending your vacation in Bali Safari Park to enhance your knowledge of Indonesian, India and African wildlife.