Bali Island - a divine place

Bali Island - a divine place

In Bali organizes various trips and tours with buses, cars, boats and even airplanes of which must include:

- Kintamani Volcano Tour: The first stop is usually the Batubulan to see traditional dances. After that come Celuk (famous for silver jewelry made here) and Mas (wood carving). Ubud, Bali's cultural center, has become a crowded city with many art galleries and shops. Then reach Kintamani, a mountain village (located at 1500 m altitude), where you can admire Lake Batur and Batur volcano, still active. You can visit the village Trunyan. On the way back, stop at Tirta Empul Tampaksiring to visit the temple and Elephant Cave.

- The "Mother Temple 'and East Bali Tour: journey to Besakih - on the way to visit a weaver, the old Palace of Justice in Klungkung, with his famous painted ceiling painting in Kamasan school. Mother Temple of Besakih is Bali's most sacred and largest Hindu temple in Indonesia. It was built in the eleventh century, at an altitude of 1000 m on Mount Agung.

Tenganan village is on the road to pass by terraced rice crop and go to Candi Dasa, on the east coast. On the way back, stop at the famous Bat Cave.
- Bedugul Tour: After a stop at Sangeh to visit the sacred forest, walking through the mountains to Lake Bratan (1200 m altitude) and Ulun Danu temple. Visit the flower and vegetable market Candikuning, where most of these products come from Bali. On the way back, stop in a village that occur golden robes that are worn in traditional ceremonies in Bali.

- North Bali Tour: Pupuan to go to the mountain area on the north coast of the island of Bali. You can see rice terraces and plantations of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and grapes. Near the village of Banjar there is a hot spring where you can bathe. Take lunch on the beach in Lovina and the way to Git Git, famous for its waterfalls and pass the old capital of Singaraja.

- Monkey Forest and Tanah Lot Tour: to visit Taman Ayun Royal Temple at Mengwi (built in 1624), the sacred monkey forest near Tanah Lot temple Sangeh and famous. Built in the sixteenth century on a huge rock on the west coast of the island and surrounded by water during high tide, the temple offers a spectacular view.

- Handicraft Villages and Ubud Tour: to visit artisan villages of Batubulan (stone carving), Celuk (gold and silver jewelry), Mas (wood carving) and Pengosekan (painting). Stop at the "Bali Art Market" in Sukawati. Famous since the 1930s, Ubud is now a city that is growing rapidly and where there are numerous art galleries and shops.

Route should not be overlooked museums - Puri Lukisan in Ubud, Neka in Campuhan, Neka Gallery in Ubud, Agung Rai Gallery and Museum in Peliatan Agung Rai in Pengosekan.
Bali is a small island in Indonesia, between the islands of Sumatra and Lombok Java (8 ° 25'23 "S, 115 ° 14'55), is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world. Its capital Denpasar.
Relief is mountainous with peaks reaching over 2000 meters where the mountain range in the center island where the volcano Agung and (3142 m). Due to the volcanic nature, fertility is exceptional and natural irrigation from these mountains, waterfalls form helps to agriculture especially rice culture. Most rice terraces are planted in the center and south of the island. In the north there are large coffee plantations. However, there are arid areas around the volcano Agung and Bukit peninsula and the island Nusa Penida are less cultivated and populated due to lack of water.

Bali is surrounded to the north by the Java Sea and the Indian Ocean south west of Bali strait that connects the island of Java and east of Lombok Strait, which connects the island of Lombok.

Houses are built simple but art architecture is found in Balinese religious life. In fact, the most imposing architectural works in Bali are temples. Neither the history of Balinese kings castles can not compete complexity and importance. Are built on principles and rules and stone carvings serve to enrich the appearance of temples.

Stone carvings found in the architecture of temples are more or less important. In some cases, they can also missing. While northern island temples are almost entirely made of sculpture. For example, the port of entry into temples are carved every inch with demons and idols, and one side are stone statues that "keep" entering the temple. Temple patrons are legendary heroes such as Arjuna, and which are placed on the steps of the entrance to guard the temple. Above the entrances are located "guards" stone sculptures monster chip, leaving several arms of the role of protecting the temple of demons as well. You can find sculptures of the swastika, which is the sign of prosperity and good fortune. Carved panels on the walls of temples play everyday life. In the temples of the dead - "pure dalem" - often are placed statues of witches-rangda, and the carved panels are scenes from hell, showing what will happen to the sinners in the afterlife.

The painting is not an art practice or a particular job. The only painted temples. After the Second World War, European influences have made this job a trade. Thus, the paintings have no special originality, but have a strong Western influence. One can find some pictures from the period still unchanged Balinese art at Puri Lukisan museums and Ubud's Neka.

Balinese painting was strictly divided into three basic types: lang (sort of console are used to decorate temples and palaces), iders-iders (columns) and calendars. Most of the paintings were of a mythological narrative, stories Hindu, or literature. The paintings are two-dimensional, wayang kulit imitating theaters that have the players, dimensional leather puppets, and songs are played behind a screen cloth so that only wayang shadow puppets can be seen. Prepared natural herbal colors were specific and limited range only a few shades of brown, red, blue, and yellow. Characters are usually the same, but they are in other episodes. The landscape is usually nature with mountains, flames or just traditional reasons. Characters can be distinguished by the garments they wear and jewelry, posture and gestures, which shows the titles of kings, princes, and heroes. Negative characters have exaggerated forms or body parts enlarged canines increase, giving a picture repugnant and evil.

Music in Bali is great because gamelan. Although this tool is popular in Indonesia, the gamelan in Bali is different from other islands because it has many more components. The dance is accompanied by gamelan, and is almost always a part of the sketch. Most Balinese dances are actually scenes from the epic Mahabharata and Ramayana, or traditional legends.

Dance differs from other western dances through precise movements, accompanied by sudden changes in rhythm and tempo emphasized the gamelan. Hands, fingers, head and eyes are very important, as well as facial expressions, where two plays. There are several traditional dances, car has not changed shape over time, but today in Bali dance very much to trade. Before, dances were part of the program for religious holidays, festivals and beautiful young girls dancing at the royal court. Balinese music and dance is not a static art. 100 years ago, the dances had something specific to each dance was danced only in a certain way. For example Trambulilingan Oleg was a dance in the 1950s, but that has changed over time, and today is modern dance form. There are still some traditional dances have undergone no change, and that song-specific performances. Specific Balinese dance and choreography have maintained, are mostly, scenes from Indian literature, especially epic Mahabharata and Ramayana. Topeng dance, has remained unchanged, as Sanghyang, Barong and Rangda, Lagong, Baris, although some shows are improvised, but not in structure modofic─â traditional dance. Kekac is the most popular dance in Bali, but since the 1930s, successful modern Kecak, as well as Janger, Pendet, Kebiar (a modern Kecak).

Among the natural attractions of Bali is vast sandy beaches, fast rivers, sacred caves and lush rainforest. The island's cultural heritage is visible everywhere - over 20,000 temples and palaces, numerous festivals and ceremonies, which combines theater, music and dance.

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