Batukaru Temple West Coast Bali Tours
Taman Ayun Temple
Taman Ayun Temple – Royal Family Temple in Mengwi, huge state temple of Mengwi Kingdom surrounded by a wide moat, the temple built in 1634. Outside yard with open grassy expanse and meeting hall for held the meeting, dance performance and sometime cockfighting. Midle yard built high wood bell (Kulkul), oustide yard to midle yard separate by open gate and from midle yard to inner courtyard separate by close gate. Inner courtyard has a lot of multitiered shrines (Meru), from first till the highest one. The visitor allowing to see the inner courtyard from outside only.
Alas Kedaton Monkey forest and Fruit Bats
Fruit Bats and Monkey Forest (Alas Kedaton), located in Kukuh Village a litle bit west from Taman Ayun Temple, Tabanan regency. About 500 population monkeys in this forest, inside of the forest there is very old temple (Alas Kedaton Temple), big fruit bats hanging in high tree during the day time and will go to outside for feed in the night time. A lot of shop on the way to the forest and the local guide (one of the shopkeeper) will accompany you to see the monkey around and the end they will ask you to visit theirs shop for souvenirs.
Bali Butterfly Park, after monkey forest will drive a litle bit west through Tabanan town the street to Penebel we will stop at Wanasari Village to see the colony of butterfly. The Butterfly Park colleted many kinds of butterfly import from Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Borneo and Irian Jaya. They do sell some souvenir from butterfly.
Batukaru Temple, drive to north passed the Penebel Village we will arrive in Batukaru Temple, the temple located in Wongaya Gede Village. This temple one of important temple in Bali for western direction of Bali. The temple dedicated to the god of Mahadewa. Surrounding of the temple is forest with feacefull and very quiet as the temple lied in slope of Batukaru Mount. The temple has some Meru, the Meru is symbol of the mountain, eastern side built holy spring temple (Beji) and small moat with some small fish.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, drive from Batukaru to Jatiluwih Village the most interesting places will see such as very beautifull of rice terraces, coffee plantation, durian trees, cacao, bamboo, avocado and etc. Jatiluwih Village has beautifull and wide of rice terraces and the best rice terraces in Bali island. After harvest season you may see the farmer floughing the field with cow or buffalo, they still use traditional equipment to manage theirs land.
Tanah Lot Temple
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.