By Jean Couteau
The advisor that exhibits you what different trip books simply let you know! in addition to being one of many most sensible ten honeymoon locations on this planet, Bali has been known as the "Best Island within the World." formerly recognized for attracting backpackers, the island now caters to extra subtle tourists and DK's Eyewitness trip advisor: Bali & Lombok places every little thing at your fingertips. adventure the world's greatest selection of Balinese paintings on the Bali Museum in Denpasar, the sacred Pura Luhur Uluwatu, unique flora and fauna on the Bali chook Park, the royal palace at Taman Gili, and the temple at Taman Ayun. Highlights in Lombok comprise: the Taman Naional Gunung Rinjani, the seashore inns at Senggigi, and the Mayura Water Palace. With over seven-hundred full-color images and street-by-street maps of Kuta, Ubud, Singaraja, this advisor indicates why Bali and Lombok have gotten more and more well known vacation locations for all sorts of holiday makers.
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Village streets are usually aligned with the mountain and the sea, an arrangement which the Balinese call kajakelod (mountainwardseaward). The wantilan is a large pavilion for public entertainment and communityy events such as cock-fighting. The bale banjar community meeting hall. K EY Public buildin ing in ngg Private house com omp om mpoun mpou mpo mp pound poun ound und nd d The slit-log drum in the kulkul tower summons banjar members to village duty, announces a death, and serves traditionally as a general alarm bell.
Temples include the kahyangan 9 tiga (the three village temples – see pp28 –9), clan temples, market temples, irrigation temples, temples to nature deities, and “state” temples of former kingdoms. Temples are usually open to visitors during daylight hours. A BALINESE PURA The padmasana shrine (“lotus throne”), in the most sacred corner of the temple, has an empty seat at the top open to the sky, signifying the Supreme God. The jeroan (inner courtyard) has shrines to the temple’s core deities and often to deities of the mountains, lakes and sea.
Bali’s geway, Jalan Rai, runs to Kuta (via to Tohpati the trunk nd Gianyar. ntiful, in the axis, and uses. Buses asar to other nd, and to the y terminals at Padang Bai. re for locals s. 1D y 3 8 70 –74 84 –7 7 9 0 N USA P ENIDA AND N USA L EMBONGAN NUSA LEM EM MBONGAN PENIDA DA r BAL 060-061 A4 C1 22/1/05 B A L I 60 Denpasar A N D 10:04 A AM M Page 60 L O M B O K A R E A (TEXT BLACK plate) B Y A R E A 1 Bali’s bustling provincial capital. Some older buildings predate the Dutch invasion of 1906 (see p49), and there are still some white-walled, redtiled structures dating from colonial times.