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Top 12 Things to Do in Gianyar Bali Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

Of course, the name “Gianyar Bali” is not so weird and strange to you right? Gianyar is a well know place in Bali, crowded by many tourists from domestic or even foreign. Why?, because in Gianyar you can find many of great and fun places to go while you vacationing in Bali. You must be lucky if you already visited Gianyar.

Also, this district in Bali province which has 7 districts is famous as the center of carving culture. For you the art lovers, Gianyar is a suitable place for you to come while going on vacation in Bali. In addition to presenting the many attractions of art and culture, Gianyar also store various natural attractions, family recreation, up to shopping.

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What are the attractions you can find in here? What are the fun stuff to do here? To answer all of that questions in your head, lets take a look at these greatly fun attraction and things to do in Gianyar Bali Indonesia below:

1. Bali Elephant Safari Park

Bali Elephant Safari Park or Taro Elephant Park is a tourist attraction in Gianyar which was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism in 2000 after three years of development. This Gianyar tourism object is the largest elephant park in Bali that meets International Standards for animal care with an area of ​​more than 2 hectares of exotic nature park, surrounded by national forests.

Visiting the Elephant Park is a must for every tourist who is on holiday to Bali. Maybe you think riding elephants, playing, hugging elephants is a scary thing, but not at Bali Elephant Safari Park. You and your family will be very safe to play with elephants, even for babies. To meet the cute elephants, you must pay the entry ticket, about 575.000 rupiahs. Also, this spot opens from 8 am until 6 pm. Its worth to check it out.

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2. Bali Safari and Marine Park

Here it is a tourist attraction in Gianyar, recommended to visit for you who vacation with children and family. With your partner also okay especially to dinner at Tsavo restaurant, dinner accompanied by wild animals. Bali Safari & Marine Park, a zoo that became the conservation of a wide range of Indonesian and other parts of the world animals as well as a cultural center of Bali.

This place has a collection of 500 species of animals such as endangered species that became the pride of Indonesia. Overall, the various international-class facilities within the area such as Water Park playground, Souvenir Shop, Theater, Restaurant, Animal Riding, Safari Journey, Fun Zone, Mara River Hotel Lounge and friendly service of professional staffs in their fields can make Bali Safari & Marine Park as a choice of great tourist attraction in Bali for children and families. However, this place opens from 9 am until 5 pm everyday, and you need to pay around 500.000 rupiahs to enjoy all the facilities in here. So, feel free to visit it !

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3. Bali Bird and Reptile Park

This Gianyar tourist attraction is located in Singapadu village, Gianyar. About 1 hour drive from Kuta. With an area of ​​2 hectares, the Bird Park (Bali Bird Park) has more than 1000 birds from 250 endangered species from around the world. No wonder this place is included in the list of recommended  attractions fro children in Bali. While Reptile Park is next to the Bird Park. Reptile Park has more than 200 animals from 50 species from all over the world.

Tourists not only can enjoy the charm of birds, but can also see the breeding of birds from eggs to hatch, moments of feeding birds, even take pictures with a number of exotic birds in this place. The bird park is also equipped with restaurants, cafes, and shops that sells a variety of souvenirs related to birds. However, the entrance ticket has a price about 150.000, with that you can enjoy both of the parks. Also, it opes from 9 am until 5.30 am, so be sure to visit it before too late!

4. Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo Park or Bali Zoo is located in Singapadu Village, Gianyar, approximately 6 kilometers from Denpasar city or 30 minutes drive from Kuta. It has the area of ​​approximately 12 hectares and has a fairly complete collection of animals, of course, this zoo is worth your visit with family or even entourage.

Established since 2002, Bali Zoo Park became the first zoo in Bali.  This tourist attractions in Gianyar Bali has a collection of  350 species of reptiles, mammals and poultry and some are rare animals from domestic or foreign. Bali Zoo Park is perfect as a tourist attraction for children and families in Bali. To see all of those exotic animals, you must pay about 100.000 rupiahs for admission only. Be sure to visit it between 9 am – 5 pm!

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5. Ayung River

A Great river to do rafting. If you fans of rafting, this is a perfect place. This location of rafting in Gianyar is somewhat unique because you will rafting along the river which is quite extreme with the support of the surrounding scenery, the green trees. In addition, we can also see the cliffs that have Villa, Hotel, or maybe Resort.

Also, make sure your body is in a top and healthy condition when rafting on the Ayung River, because this sport activity takes approximately 3 hours. Opens from monday to friday, at 8 am until 8 pm. Also, you might be reconsider book via online, because the admission is way cheaper than paying it on the spot. For your information, if you order it via online, it will take about 275.000 rupiahs, if you buy it on the spot, you will charged with 1.012.500 rupiahs. You can see the huge difference in here, right?. Overall, this place is worth a visit, especially if you wan to do a little more extreme stuff.

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6. Tegenungan Waterfall

This waterfall in Gianyar is the locals favorite, especially teenagers who on vacation. Tegenungan waterfall has been very popular among the traveler, it is proven not only local residents who visit this tourist attraction, but also foreign tourists who know the location of this waterfall from the internet.

Visitors are not only satisfied with swimming and playing water alone, but can also do something extreme, like jumping from the 15 meter high peak. But you must be experienced in this, be extra careful because not all person can do it. To enjoy the beauty of this waterfall, you only need to pay 10.000 rupiahs for entry ticket. Very good, right?.

7. Lebih Beach

Lebih beach  is a coastal tourist attraction in Gianyar regency. This black sandy beach offers a quiet atmosphere with views of the open sea, and if the weather is nice, you can see the island of Nusa Lembongan. Here you will find plenty of  fishing boats, just like the atmosphere at Amed Beach.

The most interesting thing about this tourist attraction in Gianyar is the existence of many “lesehan” dining stalls on the beach. All these food stalls offer almost the same menu as nasi sela (rice mixed sweet potato), fish meatballs, fish head soup, fish satay, plecing kangkung and pepes ikan. This place is very good, especially  there’s no entry tickets need to be paid.

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8. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)

Goa Gajah is a place of worship as well as a historic place in Gianyar that you can try to enter to find out what things in Goa Gajah. The size is not too big, many tourists who curious and try to explore this 2 meters high cave. Also, around the cave stood many stalls that provide a variety of delicious culinaries to be tasted after you satisfied to enjoy the uniqueness and beauty of Goa Gajah and surrounding areas.

The entry ticket is 15.000 rupiahs, not too expensive compared to the greatness you’ll find inside. So, its worth to check out and don’t forget to explore it with your partner, friends, or family.

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9. Tirta Empul Temple / Tampaksiring Palace

Both can not be separated, because the  location and history Tampaksiring also started from the existence of Tirta Empul bath site. Tampaksiring Palace itself is not open to the public, but you can see it from Pura Tirta Empul. Even though you can’t visit it, you still can feel the greatness of it from afar.

Tirta Empul Temple is one of the ancient temples of the reign of King Sri Candrabhaya Singha Warmadewa, and this can be known from the existence of a stone charter existed in the village of Manukaya which contains writing and the number that says that Tirta Empul was built in Sasih Kapat year Icaka 884, around October of 962 AD. Anyway, to enter this place, you need to pay the entrance ticket for 15.000 rupiahs. Also, the Tirta opens from 8 am until 5 pm, so be sure to make time for it.

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Other Tourist Attractions in Gianyar Bali

So, those are some place you can found in Gianyar. But, don’t forget these three locations that have their own speciality. Because of it, its really worth to take your time to visit these places and enjoy things to do in Gianyar Bali Indonesia.

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10. Celuk Village

One of the villages in Bali who became the center of gold and silver craftsmen is Celuk Village. This village becomes a tourist destination in Gianyar Bali is a must visit, even for just looking around at craftsmen making silver and gold products.

The village of Celuk is located about 10 km from Denpasar and close to Sukawati and is included in Sukawati sub-district, Gianyar. Almost 90% of the population are artisans of souvenirs and jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, rings of silver and gold. Anyway, you can enjoy all the things here without worry about the entry ticket, because its free. You just need to pay for the gold or silver merchandise you bought. Its a good souvenirs though, for family back home.

11. Ubud

Ubud is a prima donna if you looking for a cultural attraction in Gianyar, Bali. Ubud is a place of various museums in Bali, especially museums about art and culture. In here, you can be easily found some museums like painting museum, batik museum, carving museum and other museum. There are three main tourist attraction in Ubud which must be visited such as Monkey Forest, Ubud Market, and Puri Ubud, royal palace of Ubud.

This place also rich in beautiful natural attractions . Do not believe it? Just try to come to Tegalalang, the natural attractions of the rice terraces. Tegalalang is also a center of wood and glass craft. You can hunt handicraft here. Feel free to enjoy this magnificent place, because beside there’s no entry ticket, opening times also don’t exist. So you can come here, at any time you want.

12. Sukowati Art Market

Gianyar has a shopping spot named Sukawati Art Market. This market sells a variety of human life needs including Balinese clothes and items that are targeted by local and foreign tourists to get various items there as souvenirs to take home. Also read: Things to Do in Sukawati

In addition to clothing and goods, of course you can buy other things such as paintings and jars from the handicrafts of the people of Bali. Sellers sell their merchandise at relatively cheap prices, making this market is never empty of visitors. However, this unique market opens from 6 am to 6 pm, so don’t forget to get the opportunity to visit it!

That’s it, several things to do in Gianyar Bali Indonesia. Actually, there’s more thing you can explore, and i want you to find it yourself, and make a great experience of it, careful not to get lost though. Make a very nice memory of it, and please keep the environment clean, to make the beauty of those places still maintained. Enjoy your holiday, have a great day and enjoy all the things to do in Gianyar Bali Indonesia!

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