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12 Wonderful Things to Do in Tabanan Bali Indonesia

by Yoga Adi

Tabanan is one of the few regencies / cities in the province of Bali located west of Denpasar City. Tabanan area is usually used as agricultural land and produce agricultural products that useful to meet the needs of Bali’s food marketed as raw materials. However, this regency is quite famous for handicraft industry, handicraft industry that developed in Tabanan regency such as woven craft industry, bamboo, wood, ceramic, and so forth.

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Also, beside as an industrial area Tabanan also become are of tourism development. That’s why, in here you can find many tourist attractions that will make you happy. Without further explanations, lets jump straight into the list of the wonderful attractions that you can in Tabanan Bali, check these out things to do in Tabanan Bali Indonesia:

1. Malen Temple

Malen is one of the tourist attractions located on Jl. Gn. Batukaru, Batungsel Village, Pupuan District, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Sculpture of Siwa Pura Malen in Pupuan Tabanan Bali is a bustling tourist spot filled with tourists on weekdays and holidays. This place is very beautiful and can give a different sensation to your daily activities.

It has a charm of beauty that very interesting to visit. Its a shame if you are in the city of Tabanan, then do not visit the Tour of Siwa Pura Malen Statue in Pupuan Tabanan Bali which has a beauty that is second to none. This place is very suitable place, either if you going on vacation with friends or family. However, there’s no entry ticket need to be paid, but its suggested to pay a little donation instead. This is the first temple you must visit.

2. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Ulun Danu Temple is the largest temple in Bali after Pura Besakih and is one of the famous tourist attraction in Tabanan, Bali. The name of this temple refers to its location which stands on the shores of Lake Beratan. The location of this temple is located in the highlands of Bedugul, about 1,239 meters above sea level.

Based on existing archaeological data and located on the front side of Ulun Danu Bedugul Temple is a relic of historical objects such as a stone sarcophagus and stone board which is estimated to have existed since the time of megalithic, about 500 years BC. Both artifacts are now placed on the terrace yard (babaturan) Ulun Danu temple. To enter this unique temple, you need to pay about 20.000 rupiahs for adults and 15.000 rupiahs for kids. It’ll be a remarkable experience if you have plan to visit this wonderful temple.

3. Luhur Batukaru Temple

Luhur Batukaru Temple is a tourist destination that you must visit because the charm of beauty is second to none. Local people of Pura Luhur Batukaru Tour area in Penebel Tabanan Bali are also very friendly to domestic and foreign tourists. Tabanan is also famous for its Pura Luhur Batukaru Tour in Penebel Tabanan Bali which is very interesting to visit.

This temple is a Hindu holy place located right on the slopes of Mount Batukaru Bali, used as a place to pray which is very purified by the Balinese Hindu community. Batukaru Temple is also famous as a tourist attraction fro those who want to try to feel the vibe of calm, peace and fresh mountain air. The name of Pura Batukaru is taken from the name of its Mount Batukaru. You need to pay 15.000 rupiahs to enter this place. Its very cheap, compared to all the greatness you may find here.

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4. Taman Kupu – Kupu (Butterfly Park)

Tabanan Butterfly Park is a garden that is decorated by butterflies is unique and very beautiful. There are thousands of butterflies in the Butterfly Park of Tabanan, Bali. Tabanan Butterfly Park is located in Tabanan regency, about 5 km north from Tabanan City to Mount Batukaru, precisely in Banjan Sendan, Wanasari.

Its a tourist spot and also the largest preservation and butterfly breeding park in Bali, even in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. At the same time, its become one of Balinese butterfly garden attractions used for education and research. Perhaps you already see those butterflies only in pictures or photos, but in this Butterfly Park you can see them directly and even touch them. The entrance fee is 15.000 rupiahs, and it opens from 8am until 5 pm. Don’t forget to visit it !

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5. Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih is the name of a rice field area in Tabanan regency, Bali. It was crowned as one of the world cultural heritages by UNESCO. Jatiluwih in Balinese language means beautiful. Many tourists who visit Jatiluwih aiming to enjoy the scenery of rice fields that so beautiful and natural.

Most of the area is a terraced rice field. Bali is very popular with it. The extent of about 636 hectares of terraced rice terraces, so this area becomes the largest area for rice field terraces in Bali. Rice field irrigation system used is “Subak”, the traditional Bali-based irrigation system. However, you can feel free to enjoying this time at any time you want. Plus, its also free to visit it, so make sure to make time for it.

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6. Bedugul

Bedugul is a tourist area in Bali located in Candikuning village, Baturiti district, Tabanan district, located about 54 km from Denpasar city. Its a mountainous area that has a cool air with a beautiful view of the lake Beratan / Bratan. That makes this area an interesting and famous tourist attractions that must be visited in Bali. Bedugul is one of the best tourist destination on Bali island resort, visited by thousands of tourists both Local and international.

Bedugul Bali attractions are also facilitated by some adequate accommodation such as hotels, villas, and restaurants. Also, there are water attractions in the lake area of Bratan such as canoeing, jetski, or parasailing. Indeed, Bedugul is one of areas in Tabanan that you must visit.

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7. Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot is a tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia. In Tanah Lot, there are two temples located on a large rock. One is located on top of the rock and the other is located on a cliff similar to Pura Uluwatu. Pura Tanah Lot is part of the temple Dang Kahyangan and is a place of worship to the gods of the sea guard. Tanah Lot is also one of the attractions favored by tourists to see the sunset.

The main attraction of the temple of Tanah Lot Tabanan as a tourist spot lies in the uniqueness of the temple location which is located on a large rock. At the time of tidal wave comes, the temple will be seen in the middle of the sea. The beautiful view of the sunset with the silhouette of the temple also make this place more wonderful. This tourist place, also often become one of the pre wedding photo location in Bali. To enter Tanah lot, you only need to pay about 10.000 rupiahs, its very affordable. Also this place open from 7 am until 7 pm everyday.

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Other Attractions in Tabanan Bali

These are another attractions that you visit, beside those mentioned above. Starting from jungle, to museum, many choices for you. Indeed, here are the things to do in Tabanan Bali Indonesia! Lets start with the monkey jungle.

8. Alas Kedaton

Alas Kedaton is one of the tourist attraction in Bali is a favorite by domestic and foreign tourists. Alas Kedaton has a unique thing, that is the vast forests inhabited by hundreds of monkeys. Also in the middle of the forest, there is a temple called Pura Alas Kedaton.

However, Pura Alas Kedaton has a very green landscape that makes the air around it looks fresh and make the tourists feel very comfortable and feel calm because the atmosphere that has a sacred impression. It will be a remarkable experience for sure, when you visiting this place. To enjoy all the things in here, you will charged with 10.000 rupiahs. Opens everyday from 8 am until 7 pm. Very good, isn’t it?.

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9. Margarana Heroes Cemetry

Margarana is a historical tourist attraction, located approximately 25 km from Denpasar or approximately 10 km from the city of Tabanan. The story of history is on November 20, 1946 there was an all-out battle between troops fighters of the Republic of Indonesia against the Dutch colonists, in Banjar Kelaci, Marga Village under the leadership of Colonel I Gusti Ngurah Rai. This battle is known as Puputan Margarana War.

I Gusti Ngurah Rai and all his troops fall and all the ashes of the heroes of this nation saved in Taman Heroes Margarana. In Margarana, there are some writings. Mostly letters from I Gusti Ngurah Rai with all members of his troops known as Ciung Wanara. No need to pay anything though if you want to visit this historical place. This place also opes from 8 am until 5 pm everyday. Still, this place must not been forgotten from you tour list.

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10. Penatahan Hot Spring

The hot spring of Penatahan is located on the banks of the Yeh Ho River, in a village called Penatahan, within the district of Penebel, Tabanan district. For local people, this hot water spring is more familiar with Yeh Panes Spring.

If hot spring in Toya Bungkah Kintamani Bali has a lake view, then Penatahan hot spring has the appeal of rice paddies and very beautiful forest. The air around the hot springs of Penatahan is very cool because it is located in the mountains.The uniqueness of the Penebel Tabanan Penatahan hot springs, in addition to having a view of rice fields and shady trees, the design of this bathhouse is also very unique because it has a concept like SPA with private pool. However, you need to pay around 10.000 rupiahs, and opens from 7 am – 8 pm.

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11. Angseri Hot Spring

Angseri Tabanan hot spring is built in 2007 and has its own uniqueness than other natural hot springs in Bali. The uniqueness of the Angseri hot spring is the pool that very clear. The design of the gardens are arranged neatly with coconut trees, fern trees and green lassage order. The view of rice fields is also visible from the Angseri hot spring.

To be able to use Angseri natural hot pool facilities, you will be charged entrance fee of Rp 4,000 / person. By paying a ticket of Rp 4,000 / person, you can use 2 pools. A hot spring for adults and a natural hot spring for children. Also, it opens from 08.30 am until 6 pm.

12. Subak Museum

Subak Museum is a museum that showcases the collection of traditional farming tools used in farming and traditional Balinese irrigation / irrigation systems called Subak. Subak Bali Museum is divided into two separate sections, namely the museum complex of closed and open museum complex. In the closed  museum section consists of two main buildings / buildings that have function as information center and exhibition building and also audio-visual room, study room, library, office and miniature irrigation system subak. While the open museum is a field of rice fields with watering system subak.

Anyway, The Subak Museum has an open schedule every Monday – Thursday & Saturday from 7:30 am to 16:30 pm, and Friday is open from 7:30 am to 13:00 noon. While Sundays and Subak Museum holidays are closed. The entry ticket is only 10.000 rupiahs, its a good place.

That’s it, several attractions in Tabanan, Bali Indonesia. Actually, there’s more thing you can explore, and we 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 in indonesia, have a great day and enjoy all the things to do in Tabanan Bali Indonesia!

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