By Jean Couteau
The consultant that indicates you what different trip books simply inform you! along with being one of many best ten honeymoon locations on the planet, Bali has been referred to as the "Best Island within the World." formerly recognized for attracting backpackers, the island now caters to extra refined tourists and DK's Eyewitness trip advisor: Bali & Lombok places every little thing at your fingertips. event the world's biggest selection of Balinese paintings on the Bali Museum in Denpasar, the sacred Pura Luhur Uluwatu, unique flora and fauna on the Bali fowl Park, the royal palace at Taman Gili, and the temple at Taman Ayun. Highlights in Lombok contain: the Taman Naional Gunung Rinjani, the seashore lodges at Senggigi, and the Mayura Water Palace. With over seven-hundred full-color photos and street-by-street maps of Kuta, Ubud, Singaraja, this advisor indicates why Bali and Lombok have gotten more and more well known vacation locations for every type of visitors.
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Bali Kite Festival (date variable), South Bali. An annual, international event which draws participants from all over Southeast Asia The annual Bali Kite Festival in South Bali and Japan, the Bali Kite Festival takes place at the time of year usually in May, according to the Buddhist lunar calendar. when winds are most Purnama Desta (full moon). suitable for kite-flying. The Hindu temple festival held at festival inspires children Pura Maospahit in Denpasar throughout the countryside; (see p61), and Pura Segara, they construct kites from near Ampenan on Lombok.
Pp116 –17) 2 Pura Goa Lawah (p108) 3 Pura Kehen (p104) 4 Pura Luhur Uluwatu (pp76 –7) 5 Pura Meduwe Karang (pp148 –9) 6 Pura Taman Ayun (pp130 –31) 7 Pura Tanah Lot (p128) 8 Pura Tirta Empul (p99) 9 Pura Ulun Danu Batur (pp122 –3) In the jaba tengah (middle courtyard) are secondary shrines and pavilions for a variety of practical purposes. The candi bentar (split gate) is often used as a courtyard entrance. It represents the cosmic mountain split into the positive and negative forces of the universe.
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