BEDUGUL TOUR *:
September 21, 2018
- The Holy Monkey Forest Sangeh
- Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
- Tanah Lot Temple
The tour is FREE for early bird authors participants. The fee paid is including transport, entrance ticket, and Lunch.
*) Minimum 20 pax required to run the tour
The Holy Monkey Forest Sangeh and Bukit Sari Temple
Welcome to Holy Monkey Forest, Sangeh, and a 14 hectares homogeneous Pala (nutmeg) forest, inhabited by hundreds of tame monkeys. The trees cannot be found on any other part of Bali and their existence in this village remains a mystery. This is the biggest and the first monkey forest introduced as a tourism resort in Bali. The high Pala trees shade a mossy temple of
Bukit Sari amidst the forest. It is a Hindu temple heritage by Mengwi Kingdom, which was built, in the 17th century.
Ulun Danu Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the lake is Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu on the edge of a huge crater. The dominant shrines are Meru’s (pagodas) dedicated to the lake goddess and the gods of Mount Batur and Mount Gunung Agung, the largest volcano in Bali. The temple located in the north Bali islands and was built in the 17th century in the worship of the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, as well as the lake goddess, Dewi Danu. The sight location on the Northern Bali islands and cool atmosphere of the Bali uplands have made the lake and this temple a favorite sightseeing and recreational spot as well as a frequently photographed site
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast, he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him and brought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock, for he felt it be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods.
The Tanah Lot temple was built and has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples was established within eyesight of the next to form a chain along the south-western coast. In addition to Balinese mythology, the temple was significantly influenced by Hinduism.
At the base of the rocky island, venomous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. The temple is purportedly protected by a giant snake, which was created from Nirartha’s selendang (a type of sash) when he established the island.