Ubud Area

To Payangan (4km) Begawan Giri (10km) Kintamani (36km) Hotel Tjampuhan Museum Purbakala (Archaeological Museum). Museum Neka Art Nek a Pura Kebo Pura Pen ataran Pura Pusering Pura Samuan Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center. Ubud Sari Health Yeh Ganesha Bookshop. Main Post Office. Bali Bird Walks 7 Tegallalartg (7km) Pu jung ( 7 Okm) Penelokah (29km) SLEEPING Bebek Bengil 1 49 Alam Indah 23 C5 Caf des Artistes 50 Ala's Hibiscus 2 24 C4 Delta Dewata...

Gunung Batur

Most day-visitors come on organised tours and stop at the crater rim at Penelokan for views and lunch most overnight visitors stay in the villages around the lake. The views both from above and from lake level are truly wonderful - if you hit the area on a clear day. There are two main roads in the Gunung Batur area. The outer caldera-rim road links Penulisan and Penelokan, and from Penelokan you drop down onto the inner-rim road. The latter is rough in parts, especially the western side of the...

Taman Burung Bali Bird Park Rimba Reptil Park

Just north of Tegaltama, the bird park ( 299352 www.bali-bird-park.com adult child US 8 4 h 8am-6pm) boasts more than 1000 birds from over 250 species, including rare cen-drawasih (birds of paradise) from Papua and highly endangered Bali starlings - many of which are housed in special walk-through aviaries. The 2 hectares of landscaped gardens feature a fine collection of tropical plants and a couple of non-native Komodo dragons. Next door, Rimba Reptil Park ( 299344 adult child US 8 4 h...

Legian

Hotel Sayang Maha Mertha (Hotel Sayang Beach Lodging Map p278 751249 www.sayanghotel.com r US 8-45 a i s ) The 56 rooms here, off Jl Lebak Bene, range from basic with cold water to quite comfortable with a range of amenities like satellite TV. It has a bar and billiards, and is popular with surfers. Three Brothers Inn (Map p278 751566 www .threebrothersbungalows.com Jl Padma Utara r US 20-35, with air-con US 30 32 a s ) Twisting banyan trees shade scores of brick bungalows holding 90 rooms in...

Amed The Far East Coast

This once-remote stretch of coast, from Amed to Bali's far eastern tip, has reached that nefarious critical mass where it becomes a destination just because of its size. Yet unlike some other places on the Bali coast, it is holding onto the charms that drove the development in the first place. The mostly arid coastline has superb views across to Lombok and behind to Gunung Agung. Hotels, restaurants, dive operators and other facilities serve visitors who come to enjoy the fine scenery, the...

Veh Sanih

About 15km east of Singaraja, Yeh Sanih (also called Air Sanih) is a hassle-free seaside spot with a few guesthouses on a Pura Dal em (Jagaraga). Pura Dal em (Sangsit) Pura Maduwe Karang black-sand beachfront (albeit with a retaining wall). It's named for its fresh-water springs, Air Sanih (adult child 2000 1000Rp h 8am-6pm), which are channelled into large swimming pools before flowing into the sea. The pools are particularly picturesque at sunset, when throngs of locals bathe under heavily...

Taman Nasional Bali Barat

The Taman Nasional Bali Barat (West Bali National Park) covers 19,003 hectares of the western tip of Bali. An additional 50,000 hectares are protected in the national park extension, as well as almost 7000 hectares of coral reef and coastal waters. On an island as small and densely populated as Bali, this represents a major commitment to nature conservation. Unfortunately, you 11 soon see a lot of firewood vendors along the road, who cut down trees and replace them with coffee plants. The park...

Central Ubud

Nirvana Pension & Gallery (Map p312 975415 rodanet denpasar.wasantara.net.id Jl Goutama 10 r 150,000-300,OOORp) There are alang alang (grass) roofs, a plethora of paintings, ornate doorways and modern bathrooms with hot water here. Batik courses also take place here (see p314). Dewangga Bungalows (Map p312 973302 www.dewangga-ubud.com Jl Dewi Sita r 150,000- 400,000Rp) Close to Jl Goutama, the 10 rooms here - some very large - have a variety of wood and stone carvings, some playfully lurid....

Padangbai

Located on a perfect little bay, tiny Padangbai is the port for ferries between Bali and Lombok, and passenger boats to Nusa Penida. It is also a popular place to break a journey and relax while you plan your assault on Bali or Lombok (depending on which way you're heading), and it's a smaller, quieter, more beachy option than Candidasa. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from one end of town to the other. Take time to choose one of the many places to stay and eat they're all very close...

Walk On The Beach

That fabulous stretch of sand that starts in Kuta and runs north right to the west coast can be the focus for a great day out exploring. Start where Jl Pantai Kuta meets the shore and head north. As your mood demands, frolic in and out of the surf while taking breaks on the sand. Time yourself so that at about noon you'll be at the patch of beach where Jl Double Six meets the sand. Here you'll find a strip of shady outdoor cafes that have ocean views. After lunch you can join the many locals...

Contents

Information 102 Dangers amp Annoyances 103 Gunung Bromo amp Bromo-Tengger-Semeru Climate 485 Getting There amp Around 485 Around Mataram 497 Lembar amp the Tangkoko-Batuangas Dua Saudara Nature Reserve Sentani 831 Around Jayapura amp Sentani 833 The Asmat Region 837 Around the Asmat Region 839 Gay amp Lesbian Travellers 855 Lonely Planet Publications CONTENTS 17 Traveller's Diarrhoea Environmental Hazards

Nusa Lembongan

The most developed island for tourism is the delightfully laid-back Nusa Lembongan, which is free of cars, motorcycle noise and hassles. It has a local population of about 7000 people, mostly living in two small villages, Jungutbatu and Lembongan. Tourism money means that the power now stays on around the clock. Most surfers, divers and budget travellers stay at Jungutbatu beach or one of the ever-growing number of places along the crescent of coast to Mushroom Bay, where many of the day-trip...

Danau Bratan

Danau Thailand

Driving inland from the humidity of southern Bali, you gradually leave the rice terraces behind and ascend into the cool, damp mountain country around Danau Bratan. This lovely area is an excellent place to relax and use as a base for hiking around the lakes and surrounding hills mentioned later in this section. The neighbouring towns of Candikun-ing and Bedugul have a picturesque temple, botanical gardens and a colourful market where you can buy the local fruit that grows in profusion....

Semarapura Klungkung

Semarapura was once the centre of Bali s most important kingdom, and a great artistic and cultural focal point. But on 28 April 1908 it was the site of a terrible puputan, one of the battles when Balinese - armed only with hand-weapons - fought to an honourable death rather than surrender to the bullet-spraying Dutch. Today the remains of the palace make for a fascinating stop on your eastern explorations. The town is still commonly called Klungkung, but has been officially renamed Semarapura...

Tirta Gangga

The tiny village of Tirta Gangga Water of the Ganges , high on a ridge with sublime views of rice paddies sprawling over the hills down to the sea, is a relaxing place to stop. The main attraction is the old water palace and guided treks through the gorgeous landscape. Facilities are limited. Amlapura s water-loving rajah, after completing his lost masterpiece at Ujung, had another go at Taman Tirta Gangga adult child 5100 31 OORp, parking lOOORp h site 24hr, ticket office 6am-6pm . Originally...

South Of Tabanan

There are not a lot of tourist attractions in the southern part of Tabanan district, but it's easy to access with your own transport. You can reach the main villages by local bemo from Tabanan, especially in the mornings. Kediri has Pasar Hewan, one of Bali s busiest cattle markets, and is the terminal for bemos to Pura Tanah Lot. About 10km south of Tabanan is Pejaten, a centre for the production of traditional pottery, including elaborate ornamental roof tiles. Porcelain clay objects, which...

Central Ubud Monkey Forest Rd

This was the first place developed for tourists in Ubud and there are many good-value places here. Jungut Inn Map p312 978237 Jl Arjuna s d 30,000 40,OOORp The torch-bearer for value on budget-friendly Jl Arjuna just off Monkey Forest Rd, Jungut s three rooms are bare-bones but very cheap. The family is usually sitting in the compound making offerings. Kubu Saren Map p312 975704 Monkey Forest Rd s d 60,000 75,OOORp This old-style simple place has eight bungalow rooms in a dark and shady...

Negara

Negara, the district capital, is a prosperous little town and is useful for a pit stop, though there's not much to see. The town springs to life when the famous bull races p356 are held nearby in July, August, September and or October. Most banks change money and have ATMs. The main road bypasses the town to the north - you'll need to turn in to the main drag, Jl Ngurah Rai. There are assorted warung in the market area. Hotel Wira Pada 41161 Jl Ngurah Rai 107 r with fan air-con 90,000 130,OOORp...

Lovina

Lovina manages to exude a sedate charm even as the number of hotels and other tourist places grows. Almost merging into Singaraja to the west, the town is really a string of coastal villages - Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus - that have taken on this collective name. Lovina is a convenient base for trips around the north coast or the central mountains. The beaches are made up of washed-out grey and black volcanic sand, and they are mostly clean near the hotel...

Sidemen Road

A less-travelled road to Pura Besakih goes northeast from Semarapura, via Sidemen and Iseh, to the Rendang-Amlapura road. The area offers marvellous paddy-field scenery, a delightful rural character and exciting views of Gunung Agung when the clouds permit . The road is in good shape and regular bemos shuttle up and down from Semarapura. Sidemen has a spectacular location and is a centre for culture and arts, particularly endek ikat cloth and songket, which is woven with threads of silver and...