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Pura Kebo Edan Temple and The God with Four Penises

Explore Bali | May 09, 2018

The sexual tension used to be high at this temple. The male worshippers envied the size of the god’s phallus, and the females were aroused. And so the statue of god Ciwa Bhairawa with his four phalluses were covered with a chequered cloth.   Pura Kebo Edan is an interesting temple with an unusual story. But […]

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Pura Rambut Siwi : The Temple That Grew from Hair

Explore Bali | May 09, 2018

Dang Hyang Nirartha stumbled upon this temple during his pilgrimage journey in the mid-sixteenth century. The temple was ruined, so Nirartha took a lock of his hair to fix it.  The biggest temple in the Jembrana regency, Pura Rambut Siwi, occupies the West coastal area with majestic grandeur of Balinese architecture and a captivating ocean […]

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Pura Petitenget Temple and the Haunted Chest

Explore Bali | May 02, 2018

Pura Petitenget was built by Dang Hyang Nirartha, the Hindu priest who also built Pura Luhur Ulwatu and many other important temples in Bali, as a ‘chest’ to imprison the evil spirits. On his pilgrimage journey to Bali from the neighbouring Java to spread Hinduism, Dang Hyang Nirartha made a number of stops at different […]

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Pura Samuan Tiga: The Temple of Three Gods in Disguise

Explore Bali | May 02, 2018

The story of this temple resembles that of the Olympian gods who came down to earth, disguised as mortals to save humanity. Gianyar was ruled by an unjust, wicked and somewhat atheist leader named Maya Denawa during the 11th century. And just like wicked geniuses like those villains in your favourite movies, Denawa was a […]

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West Bali: Menjangan, Bull Races and the Rice Bowl of Bali

Explore Bali | Apr 30, 2018

The West of Bali is no less charming than the more famous, vibrant parts of the island that are well advertised. What makes this part of the island unforgettable? First of all, your quest to the west begins with a vast rolling paddy terrace that starts from the higher ground down to the beach where the […]

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North Bali: Hotsprings, Lovina and Buddhist Enclaves

Explore Bali | Apr 26, 2018

North Bali’s mainstay are its rolling green hills and the authentic and traditional Balinese villages dotted across the region. Gaze upon the hills stippled with flowers and the picturesque rice fields while the local village children greet you with genuine smiles and warmth. I find it rather odd to learn that a place as beautiful […]

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Taman Ujung Water Palace and the Enchantment of East Bali

Explore Bali | Apr 06, 2018

The spectacular coastal roads of eastern Bali is an adventure in its own right, with green hills on one side and stunning cliffs and raw ocean views on the other. Many of the villages don’t really receive a large number of visitors, thus ideal for those who wish to avoid tourist crowds. Karangasem in East […]

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Up, Up and Away: North Bali Escapades

Bali For The Family | Apr 05, 2018

Whilst the southern coast dominates Bali’s tourist scene, it is only a fraction of what this island offers. If you travel up north, towards island’s old capital, Singaraja, you’ll find a different kind of Bali – a Bali that  you and your family will surely love. First stop is the iconic Lovina Beach of the […]

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Rural Gianyar: Art, Adventure and Local Life

Explore Bali | Apr 04, 2018

Away from the glitz of Ubud, rural Gianyar is characterised by its terraced rice fields, dense forests, and dramatic, rolling landscapes. The vastness and beauty can be quite startling to visitors. Any visitors approaching the area will appreciate it, and it is worth stopping just to absorb the beauty of it all. As the second […]

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Discoveries in Kintamani: Beyond Batur

Explore Bali | Apr 04, 2018

Who would’ve thought that there would be so much more than a lake and volcano of Batur on the hilly region of Kintamani. Here, in addition to observing some of the most astonishing views on the island, vistas that will likely leave you breathless, you can also learn about the island’s religious history and multiculturalism. […]

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