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Ubud: The Bali cultural mecca

Travel Tips for Area: Ubud, Bali
Ubud: The Bali cultural mecca

Often regarded as the most cultural part of Bali, Ubud is a wonderfully artistic and spiritual hub and a world away from the often chaotic and touristy scenes of Kuta. Boasting lovely architectural gems and a myriad of local and unique craft shops and centres, Ubud exudes a relaxing vibe and is the ideal destination for anyone wanting a more authentic Bali experience. Located uphill from the coast, Ubud is also gaining popularity as one of Bali’s best health spa destinations; the chilled out vibe a most delightful incentive to a little soul rejuvenation. So why not get off the beaten path a little and book your holiday rental villa in Ubud when next visiting Bali? It may just be the best choice you’ll make this year. Because Bali’s more than just sand and surf While the tropical haven of Bali is most famous for its sparkling beaches and year-long dreamy climate, there is much more to the island than just fun in the sun. It seems such a pity that most tourists never venture inland, and never get to experience the true heart and soul of this incredible corner of paradise. At over 300 metres in altitude, Ubud is nestled snugly ...

The Sindhu Market in Canggu, Bali

Travel Tips for Area: Canggu
The Sindhu Market in Canggu, Bali

Not all visitors to Bali will want to see the usual sights like the beaches and the botanical gardens in Candikunig. While these things are definitely worth seeing, the more adventurous traveler may feel the urge to venture off the beaten path. The Sindhu Market, also called the Sindhu Art Market or the Pasar Sindhu Market, is located in Sanur and could be considered to meet that description. While Sanur is the typical resort town, similar to many coastal touristy communities the world over, there are still areas within it that remain relatively authentic - and for sure there's no better way to enjoy Bali than in your own Bali villa rental! For those visitors to Bali who desire to investigate the culture of this little island in the Indonesian archipelago, the key, as with most destinations, is to visit the places frequented by locals. The Sindhu market is one such location, where it is possible to see the Balinese going about their daily lives. It is located on the main road in Sanur, Jalan Danau Tamblinga, near where it intersects with Jalan Danau Toba right next door to Hardy's supermarket, which is the town's main grocery store. It is in ...

Top 5 Spas in Semiyak, Bali

Travel Tips for Area: Seminyak
Top 5 Spas in Semiyak, Bali

Located on the west coast of Bali, Seminyak is a resort area that is home to many spas and resorts. With so many options to choose from, you can create a personalized Balinese getaway. Check out our list of Top 5 Semiyak Spas to help you select the perfect destination for your vacation in Bali. 1. Disini Spa Bali Disini Spa facilities combine luxury with variety, making this the top spa destination in Seminyak. Disini Spa has picked all the best international and local treatments, providing guests with the ultimate Balinese spa experience. Disini Spa's staff of specialists uses organic botanicals for such treatments as Balinese traditional massage, acupressure massage and numerous scrubs and baths. Once you've tried one, you will want to try them all. Address: Jl. Mertasari 28, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia Phone : +62 361 737537 2. Semara Spa Living up to their motto of "Affordable Luxury," Semara Spa in Bali ranks second on the list. If you are on a budget but still need some pampering, look no further. There are a variety of holistic treatments to choose from. Brides with large wedding parties also love Semara Spa because of the large salon facilities. Relax in the "whisper zone" while you and ...

The Sanur International Kite Festival in Bali

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The Sanur International Kite Festival in Bali

The Bali Kite Festival is an international kite festival, held annually every July in the Padang Galak area of Sanur. Giant traditional kites, four meters in width and almost ten meters in length, are crafted and flown competitively by teams hailing from the villages of Denpasar. This event is a seasonal religious festival sending a plea to the Hindu deities for an abundant crop and harvest, and truly is a feast for all five senses. A gamelan orchestra provides the soundtrack throughout the festivities, as the legion of airborne kites dance to their beat. If you're lucky enough to travel to your Bali accommodation during this time make sure you don't miss this festival! Bebean(fish-shaped), Janggan(bird-shaped), and Pecukan(leaf-shaped) are traditional kites flown during the festival by teams of ten or more adult kite fliers. The Bebean is the largest of these kites, and resembles a broad-mouth split-tail fish. The Janggan kite sports an impressive flowing cloth tail, often reaching one hundred meters or more in length. The Pecukan requires the most skill to fly, due to its relatively unstable form. The traditional colors of these impressive kites are red, white, and black. The sight of these colorful kites gently bobbing in ...

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