14 Jul 2012 Tanah Lot and Uluwatu Temple

Day 8 plan

First stop at Tanah Lot Temple, the end of the trip we will see Tanah Lot Temple. The temple perched on a little rocky islet. This temple was built in 16th century by the Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha who built many temple near the sea around the island such as Rambut Siwi Temple in west of Bali, Pulaki Temple and Ponjok Batu Temple in North of Bali. In western side there are small temple built one of teh temple in the top rock with hole it's Batu Bolong Temple, Batu it's mean Rock and Bolong it's mean hole.
Entrance ticket cost at 30,000 rupiahs/person

2nd stop, didnt go.

Third stop at Dreamland Beach, located in Pecatu Village and this is famous with Surfing Beach and good places for swimming, the beach has white sand and surrounding with white rock cliff. The area will be build big hotel resort, golf course and house property. Nice place to see sunset from here too.
To enter this place need to pay entrance fee at 15.000 rupiah/car

Fourth stop at Uluwatu Temple, Ulu in Balinese mean heart, Watu it's mean stone. This temple built in 11th century by Javanese priest Empu Kuturan or well known with Empu Raja Kerta. The temple located in south western tip of peninsula, up to the blue sea cliff approximately 100 meters high, the best place to view of the sunset. In 16 century another Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha visit this temple and add more building, he retreated to this temple for his final life, when he attained Moksa or freedom. There are a lot of monkey around the temple.
Entrance ticket cost at 20,000 rupiahs/person

Fifth stop to see Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple, A Kecak performance is very simple. The men's chorus chants the words Cak ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak, in rhythm, over and over again, For this reason they are called the Kecak or Cak dance. The Kecak dances consist of about fifty men wearing only a loin-cloth, the upper part of their bodies left bare. They form rows of circles, in the middle of which is a coconut oil lamp. The Kecak dance is performed for dance-dramas and the story presented is take from the Ramayana epic.
Ticket fee at 70,000 rupiahs/person

Sixth stop at Jimbaran Bay, Jimbaran located in south of airport, the beach has white sand. The area originally fishing Village with fish market. Now there are luxury hotel built, Bali Intercontinental Resort and Four Season Resort. Jimbaran bay well known with beachside Sea food Restaurant while enjoying the sunset and scenery with cold drink and a fresh grill fish with live group music by local singer offered international song and the song title could be request.
The sea food cost by weight
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We decided to start a bit late that day, 11am. Our first destination’s Tanah Lot,a Buddhist temple by the sea. Waves were amazing. Local and foreign tourists were once again crowding the area which made the entire place look unsacred. Yani was brave enough to touch the holy snake, one of the attractions there.
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We spent 1.5hrs there because we also had to do our shopping there. I am normally a smart costumer, I KNOW how to make use of my charms to bargain, but there, I felt guilty bargaining although I already know the fact that they jack up their prices to foreigners, at the back of my mind, I know that if I convert the price to SGD, its still very cheap and that it’s their only source of income, therefore, I bargained minimally.

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For lunch, I had Gurami fish.

We then headed to Dreamland beach. Waves here were huge and it looked like people who surf would really enjoy there. I somehow wished to stay longer but we were only given 30mins to explore and walk around this beautiful beach.
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Then we went to Uluwatu,ahhh..just right, sunset! View of the temple was amazing. We haven’t even started taking pictures, it already started to rain. Arghhhh…I still managed to take some shots but was very limited.

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At Uluwatu we decided to watch kecak dance and one word to describe it, WOW! The show was fun and really entertaining. I loved it. It would be included as #5 in my wow favorite list this trip! (1. bromo view, 2.Ijen 3. Borobudur 4. Prambanan 5. Kecak dance)
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It was still raining when we reached Jimbaran Bay. We had our dinner there and the price was of course, reasonable for a sumptuous final meal in Bali.
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About Miss_Pia

Neurotic Health-care Professional who enjoys sleeping, running, reading, introspecting, pole art and exploring new things and sometimes, places!
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