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THE TANAH LOT SEA TEMPLE IN BALI

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If you would like to see beautiful sunset in Bali, Tanah Lot is one of the wonderful places to visit.  The sunset at Tanah Lot is a spiritual one and of course the atmosphere is a little different from the ordinary places.

The sunset scene attracts a great number of tourists to go there and spend their vacations with family members, relatives and friends. Although they’ve visited this heavenly temple several times, they’ll never feel bored to come back to admire the sunset again whenever they visit Bali Island.

Legend has it that Tanah Lot was built by a Brahmin called Danghyang Niratha who had the habit of traveling from one place to another. It is said that he needed only a raft to cross the Java Sea. He sat on the raft riding the waves, as if nothing had happened. No matter how rough the sea was, he was always as cool as a cucumber.

In the 16th century, Danghyang Niratha introduced Hinduism to the Balinese and he was quite successful. He was generally regarded as a holy man and th…

THE ELEPHANT CAVE IN BALI

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The Elephant Cave of Ubud Bali is an ancient temple in which pilgrims can say their prayers or do a mindfulness meditation for achieving inner piece and happiness.

While you’re meditating in that cave, you’ll be aware of the virtuous life of a hermit without being tempted by worldly temptation.

It is situated in Bedulu, Blahbatu subdistrict, Gianyar Regency, Bali. It is about 27 kilometers from Denpasar. Beludu is in fact a unique ancient village in Gianyar. A lot of people believe that it had been the center of civilization on Bali Island.

A stone coffin (sarcophagus) was discovered in a villager’s house which proves the existence of prehistoric settlement millions of years ago.

Due to its uniqueness and beauty, it is listed as one of the world heritages by UNESCO.

LC Heyting, the official of Dutch East India made a report to his government in 1923 that he had discovered the Ganesha, Trilingga and Hariti statues. That was a valuable discovery and the research was continued by DR. W…

THE ABANDONED BOUNTY BEACH CLUB

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The Bounty Beach Bungalow Resort located on Gili Meno Island had been very famous in the early 2000s.  A lot of tourists went there to spend their vacations as it offered the guests excellent services and facilities.

It was the place where people could feel at one with nature. They felt that they were free from the burdens of life while looking at the birds flew over the sea and listening to the sound of waves crashing on the beach. It was far away from the crowd and no one would come to bother them.

Now, it is abandoned by its owner and it becomes unoccupied. Tourists are reluctant to go there. As it lacks maintenance, many parts of the buildings start deteriorating. Only some weird guys who are fond of horror go to spend their holidays at this awful place.

You may go by ferry, speedboat or airplane from Bali. When you arrive, the inhabitants will be very glad to take you to that abandoned bungalow resort. Of course, you need to pay them some money and they will serve you as if you …

THE BAKSO VENDOR

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Bakso is a kind of meatball. People in Indonesia usually consume bakso with hot soup consisting of cabbage, celery and noodles. The soup is flavored with tasty cooking spices. It is the favorite food of most teenagers and adults. The delicious bakso is very sweet in smelling and the taste is so enjoyable. It will be more delicious if it is mixed with a small amount of chili sauce. Red or green pepper is also very helpful to improve digestion.

Consuming bakso can be a habit. Those who like to eat bakso at 9:00 pm will probably be the customers of the bakso vendors who regularly pass by or stay at the roadside waiting for buyers. The bakso in the city is somewhat different from the one sold at the village. At least, it is different from the bakso in my hometown.

We often see how people make bakso and noodles on TV. In my birthplace, the vendors make the noodles themselves because it is more profitable than buying the readymade one. They use fish or beef to make bakso (meatball).

Nobod…