- Visit Lempuyang Temple, one of Bali’s oldest temples and climb Mount Lempuyang
- See the mischievous Grey long-tailed macaques – a native species of monkey that inhabit the area
- Experience Tirta Gangga, a sacred, royal water temple surrounded by lush gardens and stone carvings
- Stop at Virginia Beach where you relax on a beach chair with your toes in the white sand
Spend a full day exploring Eastern Bali with stops at sights known for natural beauty and cultural significance. Visit Lempuyang Temple - one of Bali’s oldest and most renowned Hindu temples perched on the slope of Mount Lempuyang. See long-tailed macaques as you climb through lush forests and then experience Tirta Gangga a stunning royal water palace thought to hold sacred water from the Ganges River. Finally relax on the white sands of Virgina Beach before returning to your hotel.
What to Expect
Lempuyang Temple is a sacred temple which is located on the top of Belibis Hill, northeast of Mount Agung, in Karangasem regency. Lempuyang is one of the six major Temple in Bali besides Andakasa Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Watukaru Temple, Ulun Danu Batur Temple and Besakih Temple. In Balinese cosmogony, Lempuyang Luhur is considered temple of the East, the abode of god Iswara, keeper of the peace. The meaning of the word “lempuyang” which serves as the name of this sacred temple has long been a subject of dispute.
Some said the word “lempuyang” is derive take from the word “lampu” (light) and “hyang” (God), the word “lempuyang” means the “Light of God”. Some say the word “lempuyang” means a kitchen seasoning that can be used for some traditional medicine. And other said that the word “lempuyang” is derived from the word “emong or empu” that means “guardian”. Compare to other six major temple of Bali, Lempuyang Luhur is quite small and has only few shrines which are a padmasana or the shrine of God, two shrines which are similar to padmasana and share single foundation, dedicated to Hyang Gnijaya
TIRTA GANGGA SPARKLING WATER
Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese. Strictly, the name refers to the water palace built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It is, however, the name widely used to refer to the general area which includes the water palace and the lush rural areas around. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangasem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence.
where you will enter and trek to this site and finally arrive at the short white sandy beach, fell like castaway. On this beach you may rent the chair and Umbrella for relaxing or sun bathing from the local people, find you food at the local food stall is also unforgettable experience.
- Accommodation, port or Airport in Kuta, Nusadua, Seminyak, Ubud or Sanur
- Nusa Dua, Kuta, Seminyak 8 am
Sanur, Ubud 9 am
- 10 hours
- Returns to original departure point
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Private tour
- Bottled water
- Food and drinks
- Entrance fees to all sites
Jl. Raya Mawang No.5, Lodtunduh, Kec. Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
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