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Goa Garba, a Spiritual Tourist Attraction in Gianyar

Goa Garba a Spiritual Tourist Attraction in GianyarIf you are a spiritualist, try to feel the vibration of the magical temple of Goa Garba or Garba Cave. Aura of the cave is so pronounced. People who aim to meditate and gain knowledge often come to this cave. This Goa Garba ancient relic is located beneath the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple estimated to have been built around the twelfth century AD during the reign of King Jayapangus.

Goa Garba is located at Sawegunung hamlet, Pejeng village, Tampaksiring subdistrict, Gianyar. By car, it is about 50 minutes away or about 34 km from Denpasar. This historic site is now becoming a tourist destination visited by many foreign travelers.


Cliff Temple of Tegallinggah

Cliff Temple of TegallinggahAs a culture reserve, the Cliff Temple of Tegallinggah is one of the historic tourist attractions. Located at Tegallinggah, Bedulu village, Blahbatuh, Gianyar, this ancient site is also adjacent to the Pakerisan River currently including in the world cultural heritage. To reach the location, it will take visitors approximately 30 minutes from the capital of Denpasar by motor vehicle. When going to this object, visitors will pass through dozens of stairs with a view of fish and shrimp ponds adorned with lotus plants and water lettuce. Splashing waters along the stairs make the atmosphere very cool. Meanwhile, large trees and hanging roots make the panorama look beautiful.


Subak Pulagan Included in World Cultural Heritage

Subak Pulagan Included in World Cultural HeritageWhen hearing the word subak, the mind will immediately refer to the Island of the Gods. In Bali, subak is known as a social organization governing the irrigation system in rice field cultivation. One of the well-known subak organizations is the Subak Pulagan at Tampaksiring village, Tampaksiring subdistrict, Gianyar. Now, the UNESCO has included it as a World Cultural Heritage.

Chief of Subak Pulagan, Sang Nyoman Astika, delivered that Subak Pulagan had long been established and the oldest. On that account, its sanctity, customs and traditional impression were still prominent. It had been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage recently, precisely in November 2012. “The world has recognized so that we have to keep this area as a legacy for future posterity. Many investors are targeting the area to build villas and bungalows,” he said.


Tourism Villages in Ubud and Beyond

Tourism Villages in Ubud and BeyondDevelopment of Ubud as an international tourist destination has an impact on the surrounding villages. Beauty of the village and its tourist attraction are not far appealing compared to those in Ubud. Customs, culture and hospitality of the people remain intense inspired by the tradition of Hinduism. The surrounding villages are such as Mas, Pejeng, Kemenuh and Blahbatuh. Batuan village retains various kinds of uniqueness and characteristics, so it has become a famous tourism village with the art appeals. At this village, people can still find an ancient Balinese house with interesting art activities of the society. There are people working as a painter, sculptor and mask carver.


Culinary Adventure at Gianyar Night Market

Culinary Adventure at Gianyar Night MarketGianyar Night Market becomes one of the centers of culinary in the city. Many kinds of foods can be found here. The market which is located on Ngurah Rai Street is always crowded by the locals and tourists. To get to the market, it only takes around 30 minutes from Denpasar.

In the market, there are two shopping spots. The first one is Gianyar Market which is opened from 3 am until noon. It mostly sells daily needs and tools for ceremony. The second one is the night market which is opened from the afternoon until late at night. It sells various kinds of food.  

The parking officer, Dewa Made Putra stated that when the market is opened, the seller build tents to display their foods. The customers often come at that time. “The special part of the market is the food being sold. Most of them sell suckling pig with various kind of recipe,” he added.


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