Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Going to Bali, Make Women More Beautiful

Aquatonic Spa at Ayana
Aquatonic Spa at Ayana

Being beautiful is the dream of almost all women. Traveling to Bali, will make a woman look more beautiful than usual. How so?

It is no secret that the island become the number one tourist destination spa in the world. It is supported by traditional Balinese health and beauty combined with modern technology. Travelling spa in Bali, will make women more beautiful, smooth and shiny! This spa tourism destination that can be visited women who want to look more beautiful:

1. Jamahal Spa, Jamahal Private Resort & Spa

Traveling TripAdvisor site issued a survey on the best hotels in Asia. Jamahal Private Resort and Spa in Jimbaran, Bali received the best ratings. There is a full spa here.

All complete. From hot stone to 'Balinese back massage'.

The materials used here are natural, so as to make the body more refreshed. Oil, roots, flowers, chocolate, salt and other raw materials that are used in the spa, everything is taken from nature. Enjoy a massage and natural treatment will help your body and your face looks brighter and prettier.

The most favorite here is Jamahal massage. The spa is 100 minutes with about 85 minutes long massage. After the massage, guests will be given a relaxation of legs and body with the combined techniques from Bali, Japan and Polynesia. The price offered for this facility are various.

Prices start from $ 53 to $ 120. All the calculated per-treatment.

2. Ayana Spa

Luxury resort in the area of ​​Jimbaran, Bali. The resort has a spa facility was awarded as the best in the year 2010, CN Traveler awarded spa Ayana Resort and Spa Bali as "The World # 1 Spa". As the number one in the world, Ayana has different amenities than other spa and it will make a woman more beautiful.

The facilities here are made with the concept of unity with nature. So you can really pamper your body with natural ingredients.

Ayana Spa has Aquatonic pool containing the warm sea water, then guests will be treatment for 2 hours in the water, wearing jet pressure from ankle to shoulder.

You will be spoiled by the facilities 'Spa on the Rock'. So you will be in the room treatment made ​​from merbau wood. and thatched roofs are commonly used by traditional houses in Bali. Here also has a direct view to the beach.

Various types of treatment are available here such as the Aroma Sensation which offers a spa with Balinese aromatherapy sensation. The body will be massaged with professional techniques that can soothe tense muscles. There are also Amazing Jade is able to restore the freshness of face and body.

Want a spa with luxurious facilities and services? Try Diamond Miracle. Imagine you're soaking in the pool of fresh rose petals while overlooking the sea. Services with diamond powder and professional massage techniques will make you much more beautiful and fresher than ever before.

The price offered was varied, ranging from tens to hundreds of dollars

3. Amandari Spa

In Ubud, there Amandari Ubud Resort offers a full spa. Amandari Spa Bali is located in the middle of a quiet nature. Natural beauty of Ubud can help return the body's vitality.

The facilities provided here are massage, facials, body scrubs, and all natural ingredients used.

Not only that, Amandari also offers several special packages for guests, the Spa Journey and Amandari Indulgence. When selecting Spa Journey, guests will be creating a special ceremony. Ceremony held at Amandari Indulgence contains treatment for 3 hours. 1 Hour massage first, then shower scrubs, facials and champagne waiting in the bathtub.

This treatment will help shed dead skin dull. Replaced with new skin brighter and healthier. Who could not love to see beautiful women, perfumed and manicured. Spa offers a price per treatment. The price for the massage here is priced $ 80 / person for bath scrubs while given a price of $ 130 / person.

Journey Package is rather expensive, $ 300 / person, if Amandari Indulgence $ 260 / person, if the couple $ 300.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Village Without Rollaway Bed

Village Without Rollaway Bed

Every traveler would expect the mattress as bedding when staying in a place. But, no mattress when you are on vacation and stay overnight in the village of East Legung, Madura because villagers have always slept on the sand.

Unique. That's Indonesia. Indonesia does have a lot of diverse uniqueness that is not owned by other countries. One of the unique and interesting is the village of 'no mattress'.

When you are traveling to Madura, East Java, try to visit and spend the night in the northern coastal village district Batang-batang Sumenep. Village of East Legung, almost all the people in the village work as fishermen.

Glance is nothing strange. You can spend a holiday by enjoying the life of this friendly fishing village. You can see the fishermen went to sea, playing on the beach, or socializing with the villagers.

But when night falls you will be given a special surprise by the owner of the house where you stay. When you enter the room, you will not find cotton mattress or spring bed as the house in general. Yes, in the room There's only flattened sand dunes or sand pool.

This does not mean they can not afford to buy a mattress, but since has become local tradition. The sand which is used as bedding is white sand taken from the surrounding coast. Villagers also believe that sleeping in the sand is able to treat arthritic pain. In fact, they have a belief that gave birth in the sand can make a healthier baby.

Uniquely, the sand used for bedding is not sticky in the body. It is also considered to be a distinctive feature. Every room in the house has a plot like a pool bath composed of brick. Then, filled with white sand.

In addition to the rooms, also many white sand scattered on the home page. The women also love to sit and chat in the sand. Sand used by local people have passed the screening process in order to really clean.

Sand used for regular beds cleaned by sieving each morning and afternoon. Replacement of sand were carried out once a year. In addition to the 'Village of East Legung', there are two other villages, namely 'Village Dapenda' and 'Village West Legung'.

Tourists who come to these villages could also feel the sensation of sleeping on a mattress. Sleeping in the sand makes the body feel warmer in the winter and be cooler in the summer.

Village Without Rollaway Bed

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

25 most favorite hotels in Asia

25 most favorite hotels in Asia
Hotel nihiwatu
The services of a hotel in Indonesia seems to be getting better. As proof, there are 4 hotels in Indonesia, which is included in the 25 most favorite hotels in Asia, based on the choice of tourists from around the world.

Travel search site 'Tripadvisor' towards the end of 2012 held a large-scale survey on tourism worldwide. This survey includes hotels, destinations, airlines and cruise ships and subdivided by continent and country zones. Favorite places will be awarded Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice 2012.

Judging from its website on Wednesday (11/07/2012) for the category of best hotels in Asia. Apparently there are four hotels from Indonesia that belongs to the 25 most favorite hotels in Asia.

The first hotel was 'Komaneka' at Tanggayuda in Banjar Tanggayuda, Kedewatan, Ubud, Bali. The hotel occupies the 12th position according to Tripadvisor. A tourist from Melbourne impressed with it's private pool, bathtub filled with rose petals, Balinese style bathroom, sofa and more trinkets touches that make guests feel special.

Then 'Nihiwatu' Hobawawi village, Sumba which ranks 13th in the 25 most favorite hotels in Asia version to Tripadvisor. The hotel is praised for its impeccable service and unique place with white sand beaches and guests can play with turtles.

The next hotel is 'Jamahal' Private Resort & SPA on Jl Uluwatu I, Jimbaran, Bali. Been to Bali without enjoying the spa is less than perfect, and Tripadvisor put this hotel at number 16. Parks, Bali-style villas, a swimming pool, delicious food and friendly staff make it a mini paradise for guests.

The fourth Hotel is 'The Samaya Bali' in Jl Laksmana, Seminyak. This hotel is ranked 21 in the version of Tripadvisor. Villa at the hotel was so fantastic with beautiful frangipani trees and a swimming pool. Even the hotel staff knows the names of the guests. Incredible!

So which hotel is a popular hotel in Asia? The answer is the Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, India. This magnificent hotel is located on the shores of Lake Pichola. This hotel resembles Indian maharaja palace. The guests were served like kings and queens. No wonder Tripadvisor put Taj Lake Palace Udaipur as a champion to the hotel in Asia.

Here is the complete list of 25 most favorite hotels in Asia:

1. Taj Lake Palace Udaipur, India
2. Cocoa Island by COMO, South Atol Male, Maladewa
3. Layana Resort and Spa, Ko Lanta, Thailand
4. Constance Moofushi Resort, South Ari Atoll
5. Casa del Mar, Langkawi, Malaysia
6. Amazing Ngapali Resort, Ngapali, Myanmar
7. Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, North Atol Male, Maladewa
8. Sojourn Boutique Villas, Siem Reap, Kamboja
9. Baros Maldives, North Atol Male, Maladewa
10. La Residence d'Angkor by Orient-Express, Siem Reap, Kamboja
11. Orange County, Kabini, Mysore, India
12. Komaneka at Tanggayuda, Ubud, Indonesia
13. Nihiwatu, Sumba, Indonesia
14. Hansar Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
15. Fairmont Beijing, Beijing, China
16. Jamahal Private Resort & SPA, Jimbaran, Indonesia
17. Veligandu Island Resort, Atol Ari Utara
18. Siripanna Villa Resort & Spa, Chiang Mai, Thailand
19. Sandalwood Luxury Villas, Koh Samui, Thailand
20. Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand
21. The Samaya Bali, Seminyak, Indonesia
22. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, China
23. Zazen Boutique Resort & Spa, Bophut, Thailand
24. La Residence Phou Vao by Orient-Express, Luang Prabang, Laos
25. Ping Nakara Boutique Hotel & Spa, Chiang Mai, Thailand

25 most favorite hotels in Asia
Komaneka at tanggayuda

25 most favorite hotels in Asia
Jamahal Private & Resort Spa

25 most favorite hotels in Asia
The Samaya Bali

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Liang beach in Ambon

Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon

Ambon has a diverse natural tourist destinations. Liang beach, for example, has a beautiful stretch of white sand. This beach is often visited by foreign tourists for its beautiful coastline and natural underwater.

Ambon is not just the capital of Maluku province. The city became a center of tourism and education. Pattimura Airport became air transportation gateway. The beauty of nature is diverse ranging from the islands, volcanoes, the hills, the bay, to the lake. Everything is integrated in the local hospitality.

There are various tourist destinations in Ambon, from history to nature. Call it sculpture Pattimura at Merdeka Square, the Statue of Martha Christina Tiahahu in Karang Panjang, Trikora Monument in Urimesing, until 'Monument Australia' in laha and 'Monument Japan' in Tawiri.

When discussing the beaches, there Namalatu Beach, NatsepaIndah Beach, Santgai Beach, Pintu Kota Beach and Hunimua Beach or better known as Liang Beach.

Liang Beach is located 40 km from the International Airport Pattimura. This beach has white sand along the 1 km with a width of 300 m. No wonder, if Liang beach is often visited by foreign tourists from Germany, UK, Australia, Canada, and Netherlands. Tourists are usually dive and enjoy the underwater panorama of Liang Beach.

In addition, tourists can also fishing. Followed by eating grilled fish, salad Natsepa, and coconut. They enjoy the beauty of Liang beach when the sun sets.

In addition to the clean white sand, this beach has crystal clear water. The photographers would often stop and take pictures at the beach for a photo contest national and international levels.
Liang is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Many foreign tourists who have tasted the beauty of Liang. Are you interested to visit?

Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon
Liang Beach in Ambon

Monday, October 22, 2012

Penglipuran, Beautiful Village in Bali

Penglipuran, Beautiful Village in Bali
Penglipuran beautiful village in Bangli regency, Bali

Village Penglipuran Bangli Regency, Bali, has distinctive architectural art. Clean, no vehicles, and amazingly beautiful!

'Village Penglipuran' is one of the target object of the tourists while visiting Bangli regency, Bali.

'Penglipuran' comes from the word Pengeling Pura meaning a shrine to commemorate the ancestors. The village is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level so the wind was pretty cool, although the sun is quite hot.

From the outside, green atmosphere instantly welcome you. Cars and motorcycles can not go into the village. All vehicles parked in the area near the gate.

The village is so beautiful! The road is made of natural stone. On each side of the road planted with green grass and flowers colorful feast for the eyes. There frangipani, bougainvillea, hibiscus, roses too.

Being on the landscape side, the whole house on either side of the street has a similar entrance. The entrance to each house is called 'angko-angko'. Originally, angko-angko made ​​of clay. Not too wide because it is designed so as not to enter the motor. There is a board on the edge angko-angko that reads the name of the owner of the home and family members.

The road leads from the village gate at the junction. Looking to the left, down the street with more houses on either side. Look to the right, uphill trek will lead you to a temple on the other end. My choice fell on the track down.
Penglipuran, Beautiful Village in Bali
Traditional buildings are beautifully maintained

There are about 200 houses in the traditional Balinese village. Fun, tourists can enter the houses one by one. As I say excuse me, you can go to one of them.

Apparently in addition to the entrance, there is another similarity of homes in Penglipuran. Each house has at least 3 buildings are private homes, bale-bale, and the temple complex. Pura mini in every house, so pretty!

Once down the street to the lower end, I went back to the fork in the road and began walking uphill. Temple is in the middle frame the landscape perfectly. Travelers can rent bali cloth to enter into the temple.

Although it has become a tourist village, the local people are very friendly to tourists. They are also cooperative. You can ask a lot of things about this village. They will answer as much as possible.

Some people are sitting under angko-angko offer me to get into the house. Some of them sell bali fabric and typical local drink called 'Yolo cemcem'. Acids taste with chunks of fresh coconut in it. One bottle is only Rp 10,000.

Each corner Penglipuran village is very beautiful. Snap in any direction, the result is definitely beautiful. When you get there?

Penglipuran, Beautiful Village in Bali
Mini temple in the house residents

Penglipuran, Beautiful Village in Bali
Villagers on a daily basis in traditional Balinese attire

Penglipuran, Beautiful Village in Bali
Temple at the end of the road

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Beautiful curves Raja Ampat in the Gulf of Palo

Raja Ampat Papua
Palo Gulf, in the cluster of the Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, serving exotic natural atmosphere. Tourists will be treated to views of the beach and the dazzling underwater, also saw a waterfall that flows directly into the sea.

The journey to the 'Bay of Palo' start 'of Manuran Island', which is still in the cluster of the Raja Ampat Islands.

Travel by boat to the Gulf Palo take 2-3 hours. Pretty far indeed. But a long journey plus a blazing sun that burns the skin, paid after arriving there. Views of sea-green shades of blue, white sandy beaches, as well as the surrounding forest is a perfect collaboration.

After enjoying panoramic views of the beach, time to explore Mano Gulf waters with snorkeling. The bay is located between two small islands, so the sea was not choppy. The coral reefs here are original and intact. From the edge of the sea, our eyes have been spoiled with views of beautiful reef. Unfortunately if you do not bring an underwater camera!

Tired of snorkeling, it is time molo ('dive' in the local language) to find fish. After catching fish, then burned, and eaten. Yum!

When you return to the island Manuran, you will be charmed by the waterfall coming from the hills, flows directly into the sea. Amazing, wonderful, and really beautiful!

Raja Ampat Papua
Raja Ampat Papua

Raja Ampat Papua
Raja Ampat Papua
Raja Ampat Papua

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pink Beach in Indonesia

Pink Beach in indonesia
Pink Beach in indonesia
Bored with white sandy beaches and black? Indonesia has two beautiful beaches with pink sand. Weekend at two beaches, is guaranteed to make you instantly fall in love!

Indonesia is one country that has many beautiful beaches. The natural beauty, waves, soft sand, crystal clear sea water, into some of the reasons tourists come to the beach in Indonesia.

Moreover, there is a beach with a uniqueness that other beaches in Indonesia do not have. In Indonesia, not just one, but two beaches with pink sand, beaches are:

1. Tangsi Beach, Lombok

Not only in Flores, NTT, apparently Lombok also has beautiful pink beaches. Yes, this 'beach Tangsi' in Jerowaru, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.

The location of this beach is still hidden. At first, not many people know the existence of this beautiful and unique beaches. However, after being known as the Pink Beach then many local and foreign tourists who come to visit.

To get to the beach Tangsi, tourists must travel about 10 km from the center of the village Pemokong. The road to the beach Pink is paved, but it can shake your stomach if not used through the streets like this.

Beach called Pink because pink sand. Pink in color this beach sand grains derived from red coral mixed with sea water. Then, the reflection of sunlight makes the color pink on sand is more visible.

This red coral reefs grow in shallow 'beach Tangsi' waves brought them to the shore. Pink Beach, more beautiful with green hills that surround it. In addition, on the left side there is a hill with vast grasslands and from this hill you could see the whole beauty of Pink Beach.

Pink Beach in indonesia

2. Pink Beach, Flores

Pink Beach on the island of Komodo, Flores, NTT, is very famous. This pink sandy beaches became one of the favorite destinations on the island of Komodo, in addition to meeting with dragons. Travelers who have come here also know as the Pink Beach.

This beautiful beach is located on the left side of the island of Komodo. It was located behind the hill and make it more secluded beaches.

Sand does look normal like sand in general, which are white and clean. But this is just a first glance, look at the sand beach is much closer! When the waves reach the shore, the sand is colored pink in sight.

Just like the beach Tangsi, pink color that dominates the sand, mostly from broken shells and marine life that live there. Pink Beach charm will be perfect when the sand sparkling with sunlight. clear blue sea, such as the transparent layer that shows the beauty underwater.

Intrigued by the beauty of these two beaches? Put these two beaches on your holiday list! Make sure you do not miss the opportunity to capture two beautiful beaches and unique.

Pink Beach in indonesia

Monday, September 24, 2012

The prettiest beach in Pacitan

Klayar Beach
Klayar Beach

Klayar coast called the prettiest beach in Pacitan, East Java. This beach has exotic rocks such as those in Tanah Lot Bali. And also this beach has white sand is so perfect!

beaches on the southern island of Java known for her beauty. Starting from Ujung Genteng to Gunungkidul beaches, almost all beach has fine white sand and beautiful scenery. No exception Klayar beach in Pacitan.

Klayar beaches in the District Donorojo, located 35 km to the west of the town of Pacitan. A trip to the beach can be reached by car or motorcycle.

After arriving at the beach Klayar, you will be greeted with the blue ocean in front of your eyes. Waves and wind breezes complement the distinctive atmosphere of the beach. One more scene will make you wonder is the number of rocks on the beach.

The rocks ranging in size from small stones, to the high cliffs. Not least, people call Coastal Klayar as 'Tanah Lot' of Java. The view is very beautiful and charming.

You can walk down the beach to take in its beauty. Fine white sand will be your footing. Coupled with a quiet atmosphere, you would like to linger there.

Seeing the waves hit the rocks are exotic scenery. Apparently there is a fountain in Klayar. The fountain is a concern because of the pounding waves are quite heavy and into the rock crevice. Then, the water gushed out like a fountain. You can prove yourself this miracle.

For you fans of photography, this beautiful beach is apt to be a shoot location. Not to mention during the afternoon, gorgeous sunset will appear at Klayar Coast. The beauty on the beach klayar can make you reluctant to leave the beach.

Although there are not yet fully equipped, beautiful beach Klayar able to make anyone fall in love. Pay a visit to the most beautiful beach in Pacitan, and see for yourself the charm.

Klayar Beach
Klayar Beach

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Gulf Belongas, The Most Extreme Diving in Indonesia

The most extreme diving spots in the world
The most extreme diving spots in the world

Imagine you are diving accompanied by a herd of hammerhead sharks, sea snakes, barracuda, shark fins are also black and white fins. Experience the most extreme diving in Indonesia can be found in the Gulf Belongas, West Nusa Tenggara.

Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) presenting the colorful underwater kingdom. The waters around Gili Trawangan that has coral and anemones inhabited by colorful fish. But apparently, Lombok has one side of the "dark" which should only be visited by a professional diver.

Spot is located near the Gulf Belongas, southwest of the island of Lombok. From the beautiful white sandy bay, you have to travel about 1.5 hours by boat. After passing a small island Gili Wayang, you came in first diving spot: The Magnet.

This diving spot has a depth of about 80 meters. The current is very strong, especially after a dive at a depth of 15 meters. Horror again, the diver must pass this fast currents to a depth of 20-25 meters to meet the "actors" Belongas bay.

Let alone one, you will find a herd hammerhead shark, black fin sharks and oceanic white tip, reef sharks, tuna, barracuda, mackerel as well. Imagine you are surrounded by wild fish at a depth of 30 meters!

The most extreme diving spots in the world
The most extreme diving spots in the world

Still around the Bay Belongas, second diving spot called The Cathedral. Spot is located on the east Belongas, near the tiny island of Gili Anak Ewok. You could say, diving in the Cathedral one level more difficult than Magnet. In addition to a variety of sharks and barracudas, there is also a herd of stingrays and sea snakes very much!

The diver who dives in Cathedral usually find 15-20 sea snakes in a single dive. Dangerous? Of course, because the sea snake is one of the most deadly animals. Therefore, the Cathedral and the Magnet is a special spot for professionals. You Need a professional diver certificate to experience this one.

If you want to see a herd of hammerhead sharks, came from June to November. At these times, you may see 20-30 sharks in a single dive. Even more!

The most extreme diving spots in the world
The most extreme diving spots in the world

Monday, September 17, 2012

Meet Thousands of crocodiles in this place, do you dare?

Crocodile Breeding in East Kalimantan
Crocodile Breeding in East Kalimantan

Not just to take in the beauty of nature, traveling can be an agenda to test your adrenaline. For the traveler who dares, come to Teritip Crocodile Breeding in Balikpapan. There are thousands of alligators await you there!

What is it like visiting crocodile and saw a big body? Hii, wanting to stay away from the pool and hurry home. However, if you are a brave and likes to challenge your guts, come to Teritip Crocodile Breeding in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. In an area of ​​5 acres, there are thousands of alligators from the smallest size, up to the largest.

Crocodile Breeding is located in Jalan Mulawarman No. 6, Village Teritip, Balikpapan. Crocodile is located about 28 kilometers from the city of Balikpapan.

Crocodile Breeding in East Kalimantan
Crocodile Breeding in East Kalimantan
In Crocodile Breeding are dozens of cages that are categorized into four types, namely for young crocodile cage, cage to weigh alligator, crocodile enclosure for the young, and a cage for adult crocodiles. Not surprisingly, there are more than 1,000 crocodiles here that breed well.

Most crocodiles here are estuarine crocodiles, and there are two types of rare crocodile, the freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus siamensis) and crocodile chopsticks (Tomistoma segelly). You can learn about the life of crocodiles up close.

Do not hesitate to ask a local guide. They will look at the lives of crocodiles from egg to develop into adults. Sure, you can see the babies of newly hatched crocodiles are still small.

But prepare your guts while in the adult crocodile enclosure. Their large size and sharp teeth will welcome you. Horrified!

You can look and see the crocodiles are in large numbers in each pond. If you have only seen a crocodile in a pond, here you can see dozens of crocodiles that are accumulated in a pond. There are alligator opens its mouth wide to bask on the banks of the pond. Plus a large body, your guts will be tested here.

It's not enough just to see it, but you can record these crocodiles in action. Simply pay Rp 10,000 to buy a live chicken, you can feed directly to the crocodiles.

Throw the chicken into the pool and see what happens. Dozens of crocodiles approached the chicken and nudged each other. The fangs and motion typical of the way that you can see directly in front of your eyes.

One thing you have to remember, notice boards warning in every pond and cage. There is a board that says 'watch your hands!' and others. As well, listen well prohibition or direction of the guides. Of course, you do not want to be the next Crocodile breakfast instead?

Satisfied test your nerve, it's time to fill your stomach. Apparently a lot of restaurants around captivity to a full menu from crocodiles. You can taste crocodile satay, shredded, and crackers made from crocodile meat. There is also a tonic made from tangkur and bile pills.

In addition, you can find plenty of crafts and accessories from crocodile leather, such as bags, wallets, belts, and others. The Quality is assured.

Teritip Crocodile Breeding is open every day from 08:00 to 17:00 pm. With approximately Rp 15,000 entrance fee, you can test your nerve to walk among thousands of crocodiles. How dare you?

Crocodile Breeding in East Kalimantan
Crocodile Breeding in East Kalimantan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Secrets Behind the magnificent Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple
Borobudur Temple

Borobudur is a UNESCO world heritage site. The splendor of Borobudur will make everyone amazed. However, do you know how Borobudur was built and teachings in it?

Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple built in the 8th century by King Samaratungga Sailendra dynasty. Borobudur temple is located in Magelang, or about 40 km from Yogyakarta. For the traveler, Borobudur is an interesting attraction and unique. Besides admiring the architecture, Borobudur is a perfect place to see the sunrise and sunset.

Borobudur temple built on a hill and has a 123 x 123 square meters. With a total of 34.5 meter high temple, do not be surprised if Borobudur selected as world heritage by UNESCO. This temple has 1 main stupa, stupas overlay 72 and 504 Buddha statues. In addition, there are thousands of reliefs that are arranged in panels in Borobudur temple, which depicts the story, religion, or the history of the past.

Borobudur has 10 levels and 3 levels of Buddhist teachings. The three levels namely, the first level is Kamadhatu or 'world lust'. At this stage people are still influenced by the desires and negative things. The second level is Rupadhatu or 'world is formed', which means that humans have been able to control himself from all desires. The last level, Arudaphatu or a world without form, meaning, man is no longer pursuing human desires.

That said, Borobudur was built for over 50 years! The architect who designed it was Gunadharma. It takes more than 2 million blocks of volcanic rock to build the temple of Borobudur. Stones, which were taken from the river around the Borobudur Temple. Interestingly, at that time they did not use glue, cement, or the like. Interesting technique to lock into a sticky rocks and hold for centuries are 'Key L'.

Consider any foothold at Borobudur. The rock is not shaped like a structured ceramic boxes. However, the rock forming the letter 'L'. An incredible method that has been discovered centuries ago.

Land as Borobudur foundation is divided into two, namely the local soil and artificial soil. Making artificial soil adjusted to the shape of the temple. Calculations every inch of the temple's construction was done correctly and accurately. Therefore, Gunadharma regarded as a reliable architect and physicist of genius.

Some say, the manufacture of Borobudur aided by aliens. However, the manufacture of Borobudur is more directed to the amazing science. Borobudur manufacturing technology in the past, be evidence of how great this nation.

Please visit Borobudur Temple, to see the beauty, the teachings in it, as well as studying the perfection of form of the building.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sunset in Kuta Beach, Bali

Sunset in Kuta Beach, Bali
Sunset in Kuta Beach, Bali

When visiting Bali, take your time to visit Kuta Beach. The beach is a must-visit destination for travelers while on vacation to Bali. Filling a long holiday in Bali, you must come to Kuta Beach!

In this area, travelers will find that the island is always crowded and filled with a variety of activities. The beach is located in the south of Denpasar, has always been a target of tourist.

Kuta Beach has added value as a place to see the sunset. Each day, the beach is always crowded by foreign and domestic tourists.
Sunset in Kuta Beach, Bali
Sunset in Kuta Beach, Bali

Almost every corner of Kuta filled with travelers. White sand stretch of Kuta is a "giant carpet" for tourists lie down and enjoy the atmosphere of Kuta.

Many of the activities you can do at this beach. You can do surfing, sunbathing, or just chatting.

Well, at noon foreign tourists vying to blacken the bodies in the court of Kuta Beach. If you want, you can walk along the beach and watched the surfers in action.

However, if you do not want to linger on Kuta Beach before sunset arrives, you can take the time to get around in the Kuta area. Here a lot of clothes shops and souvenir shop. Starting from well-known stores such as Rip Curl and Surfer Girl, here there are also shops with the prices are more friendly.

In addition to refreshing eye with knick-knacks from Bali, you can also visit Bali Blast Monument. Here you can find list of the names of victims of the Bali bombing in 1 and 2.

At mid-afternoon, Kuta Beach was even more crowded with travelers. Waves roar grew louder, more exciting surfers desire to re-compete the teaser waves at this beach.

Those who came in the afternoon, usually want to see the sunset. Understandably, Kuta Beach is known as one of the best spots to see the sunset. Approaching dusk, tourists are increasingly fulfilling this beach. Until the moment they were waiting for finally arrived.

Along with the setting of the sun, the atmosphere of Kuta replaced with thumping music and the lights that illuminate the bars and cafes along the way. At nightfall a lot of tourists who spend the night in this area.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Tanah Lot, Bali

Tanah Lot Bali
Tanah Lot, Bali

Tanah Lot, a favorite destination for the traveler who visit Bali. the sacred temple, the rocky beaches, and sunset will steal your heart. Its beauty makes you reluctant to blink.

Bali is a tourist paradise with an abundance of natural and cultural charm. One of the charms of nature and culture is Tanah Lot. It is in the village of Beraban, district of Kediri, Tabanan regency, Bali and is about 30 minutes from Kuta.

Tanah Lot Beach is different from most beaches in Bali. Here the beach is not sand, but rocks. Therefore, you should wear comfortable footwear. Although the shape of reefs, but it still has a beautiful beach.

Pura Tanah Lot is located on top of a large rock in offshore. Because it lies off the coast, makes this temple unique and much visited by tourists. You also can see directly the Balinese who pray here.

In addition, there are also the beachside sea serpent known as the sacred snake. The snake, said to be the guardian of the Pura Tanah Lot. Shaped like a usual sea serpent, just pay a voluntary fee, you can hold and pray directly at this sacred snake.

At dusk, the moments are very beautiful in Tanah Lot. You can see the sinking sun with a view of the temple. It was beautiful and fascinating. Prepare the camera and capture the perfect sunset at Tanah Lot.

Tanah Lot Bali
Tanah Lot Bali
For an entrance fee to the Tanah Lot only cost around Rp 10,000. In addition, here are also many souvenir shops that sell souvenirs typical of Bali.

Tanah Lot charm will make you amazed with the beauty of Bali. One thing to remember, enjoy every second of it's beauty.

Tanah Lot Bali
Tanah Lot Bali

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Perfect Place for Viewing Bali

Garuda Wisnu Kencana
There are plenty of places to enjoy the sunset in Bali, one of them was at Garuda Wisnu Kencana or 'GWK'. Here, you can watch the sunset from a height of 263 meters above sea level with a handsome statue of Lord Vishnu.

Only 10 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport, 25 minutes from Kuta and 20 minutes from Nusa Dua, you will arrive at the GWK. It covers an area of 240 hectares and in this place will be built the world's tallest statue. From here you can view some of the island of Bali.

GWK air is cool and the scenery is completely green. Not only that, here you can see the architecture and the carvings of Balinese artists. Carvings etched into the walls and sculptures shaped, providing distinctive feel for you.


One of the sculptures is the famous statue of the god Vishnu. This statue will be the tallest statue in the world. This statue has a height of 20 meters, to form part of the way of the Lord Vishnu sleeveless. Later this statue will have a height 150 meters high and 64 meters wide.

In this place you can also watch the beautiful sunset. From a height of 263 meters above sea level, you can see the sun set with a serene. Occasionally you can also see planes landing at Ngurah Rai Airport. Moreover, in the Vishnu Plaza, one part of GWK, Balinese dance performances are held, such as Barong and Kecak dance.

Kecak Dance

On the GWK there are also many souvenir shops. You can hunt for souvenirs typical of Bali which beautiful and antique. If you are hungry, some restaurants provide a variety of Balinese food.

Sights and attractions in the GWK will steal your heart. Not only that, but the GWK will be a symbol to protect and maintain the universe with its statue of the god Vishnu. While in Bali, devote some time to visit the GWK. Here you can enjoy the beauty of Bali from a different side.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Various Tourist Attraction in Bali

Bali map
Bali Map

Various Tourist Attractions in Bali that interesting and worth a visit while on vacation or just a walk with a friend, spouse, or with your family.

This post is a continuation of my previous post entitled "List of attractions in Bali".
The following is a list of objects of tourism in Bali:

11. Legian Beach
Legian Bali is a tourist attraction that is very well known, is located on the north coast of Kuta. Legian Beach In Indonesia, a name that foreigners often use to refer to the name of this beach. Legian beach is one beach that must be visited while vacationing in Indonesia than Kuta beach.

12. Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is located adjacent to Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa beach has white sand with the waves are not too big. The place is very popular, for those who love water sports, Tanjung Benoa is a tourist spot that should not be missed.

13. Ubud
Ubud is located in Gianyar regency which has many artists and can be said to be the cultural center of Bali arts, specifically painting and carving. You can reach Ubud for a half hour from Denpasar airport.

14. Bali Safari Marine Park
It is one of three zoos in Indonesia. Located in three villages in Gianyar regency, Bali. Provide a place for wildlife in their natural habitat, which is built with a blend of Balinese culture. There are different kinds of rare animals from third countries such as Indonesia, India and Africa. Consists of 80 species and 400 rare species from Indonesia.

15. Bali Bird Park
Bali Bird Park is located in the village of Singapadu, District Ubud, Gianyar Bali. Bali Bird Park is one of the largest bird park in Indonesia. Built on a land area of ​​two acres, this park has a various collections of birds. Both local and non-local birds. This bird park is one of the favorite attractions for tourists who visit Bali.

16. Tampak Siring
Tampak Siring, a village in Gianyar regency. Tampak Siring also possess another name that many people know, the Tirta Empul. Tirta Empul is the name of a temple located in the village Tampak Siring visited by many tourists, both foreign and domestic tourists. In this temple there is a spring and is also used by the Hindus to bathing and begged tirta suci.

17. New Kuta Green Park Pecatu
New Kuta Green Park for water recreation is very suitable if you want to take children for a vacation in the island of the gods. This resort provides a new option for family recreation during a holiday in Bali. This resort has several facilities that have not been there in Bali.

18. Lovina Beach
Lovina Beach, including a tourist attraction in the North coast of Bali. Exactly 10 km to the west of the city of Singaraja. Its location in the village of Kalibukbuk, Buleleng regency, Bali. Therefore, better known as Kalibukbuk. Lovina area is famous for its performances of wild dolphins in the sea. On the beach there are hundreds of dolphins. To be able to see dolphins in action, you have to go to sea before sunrise. The dolphins will be popping up between the hours of 6 to 8 o'clock.

19. Kintamani
One of the attractions in Bali visited by domestic and foreign tourists is Kintamani. Located in the district of Kintamani, Bangli district. Kintamani are providing views of the hills with fresh air and temperatures ranging from 18 degrees Celsius. The main thing that makes the attraction of this tourist area is the view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur.

20. Pura Uluwatu
Situated on top of a cliff with a height of about 97 m above sea level. In contrast to the views of Tanah Lot temple, tourists who travel to this temple will witness the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean with the waves that hit the foot of the cliff. In addition, tourists can also enjoy the beautiful sunset of tourism in Bali.Tourists can also watch a traditional Balinese dance, the Kecak Dance. This dance is performed by 50-100 dancers  .

That bali tourist attractions that are generally frequented by tourists. So, enjoy your holiday! Hopefully useful.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Best Places for White Water Rafting in Indonesia

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Citarik River
For fans of rafting, Indonesia is a paradise. The best place for rafting will challenge your guts. These places keep their own uniqueness, there are dense forests to challenging rapids.

Swift currents of the river, a large number of river rocks, rapids charming, as well as natural green landscape, will be able to find during a rafting trip. White-water rafting, is more than just a sport. In addition to adrenaline, rafting is a great stress reliever. These 6 locations whitewater rafting in Indonesia:

1. Alas River, Aceh

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Alas River
Starting from the western region of Indonesia, the Alas River rafting is a challenging location in Aceh. Alas River flows and splitting the Gunung Leuser National Park, Aceh. Not only a very swift current, but the river also has sharp bends. It takes stamina, courage, and a strong instinct, to ply this river.

For starters, the Alas River rafting starts from Muarasitulan Kutacane City to Gelombang City. As for the professional, adventurous can take a longer route, starting from Angusan that are close to Blangkejeran. Alas river quite well known among sports fans rafting.

In addition, the scenery around the river is still very natural. Do not be surprised, if you see monkeys, deer or elephants drinking at the river banks.

2. Citarik River, West Java

Every weekend, the River Citarik visited by people of Jakarta, Bandung and its surroundings. Citarik River located in Mount Halimun National Park, Cikadang, Sukabumi, West Java.

Citarik River Flows quite challenging, swift currents that will test your mettle. However, the river also has its own charm, the waterfall. Waterfalls in several places around the River Citarik, will be releasing your thirst.

There are many agencies that offer rafting packages. The route and the price ranges. There is a journey of one hour spent with a distance of only 5 miles, to spend 4 hours with a distance of 17 km. Choose which suits your taste and your stamina!

3. Elo River, Central Java

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Elo river
Still on the island of Java, Elo River in Magelang also interesting to be forded. Elo River, located in the village of Blondo, Magelang regency, Central Java. This river close to Borobudur and about 40 minutes from Yogyakarta.

Elo rivers suitable for beginners. However, you must remain vigilant, because the current is quite swift. The structure of the river is quite skewed and its rapids are quite heavy, making you have to be extra careful. Elo river wading trip can take 2-3 hours, so prepare your stamina.

In some quiet place, you can also swim in this river.

4. Ayung River, Bali

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Ayung River
Bali is not only Kuta, Sanur, or Nusa Dua, but the Ayung River has been a favorite destination. Many domestic or foreign travelers visited and challenging adrenaline in this place. Ayung River Rafting is located in the village of Payangan Ubud, Bali.

Rafting on the Ayung River, begins in Payangan and ends in the village of Kedewatan. Rafting path length is 12 kilometers and takes about 2 hours. Along the way, the swift currents and large river rocks will challenge you!

Interestingly, at some certain points you can see the cliff carvings are beautiful and great works of Ubud artists.

5. Lamandau River, Central Kalimantan

Borneo is a green area with many large trees. In Borneo, you will find a huge rivers and long. One is Lamandau River in Central Kalimantan.

Lamandau River in the village of Riam Tinggi, District Delang, Lamandau district, Central Kalimantan. If rafting on the river, then you are as taken to another world. The trees are tall, dense tropical forest, and the river is great, will add to the thrill of adventure.

Lamandau River, has a strong current and rapids charming. Plus the winding river, will be an unforgettable experience.

6. Nimanga River, North Sulawesi

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Nimanga River
Not only Bunaken, North Sulawesi Nimanga River is also a must-see when you visit there. The river is located in the village of Timbukar, Minahasa regency, North Sulawesi. Nimanga River will provide a different experience.

River Nimanga provide challenging rafting. This river has a 5-level cascade. Not surprisingly, there are rafting on the Nimanga river as high as 4 meters! Of course it takes guts and the strong compactness to pass through.

Wading River Nimanga can take up to 5 hours. If you are tired, you can relax by the river and enjoy its natural beauty. If lucky, you can meet with yaki, typical Sulawesi monkeys (Macaca nigra) and tarsiers.

That is a challenging rafting locations in Indonesia.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mummies from Wamena, Papua

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Wim Motok Mabel

Wim Motok Mabel. That designation mummified sacred by the citizens of the District Kerulu, Baliem Valley. This 278-year-old mummy preserved in the traditional way. The mummy is so powerful magnet for tourists in Papua.

When residents of the District Kerulu, issued a 'Wim Motok Mabel' from the honai, mummy looked so frail. His body crouched hugging her knees. Head tilted back, brownish-black bones. Two holes like eyes staring blankly into space. His mouth dropped open, his hands holding the knees which have porous with age.

This is traditionally preserved mummy. Wim Motok Mabel is one of two mummies of the most famous in Baliem Valley, Papua. Travels to the District Kurulu, takes 30 minutes from the city of Wamena.

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Mummy in front of Honai
In local languages​​, Wim mean war. Motok means the commander, and Mabel is his real name. This is the mummy of a warlord who respected all over the valley. On the neck of the mummy was found a necklace made ​​of composite rope. To ensure that age, you can calculate the amount of rope tied around the neck of the mummy.

the mummies preserved by way of smoked, smeared with lard.

Before he died the mummy know, if preserved will bring happiness and success of offspring alive. Also always victorious in war.

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Mummy to be smoked for 200 days in the special honai, away from residential areas. Before he moved into the home of his descendants, all the villagers hold a special ceremony called Ako Ap. Maintenance of a mummy with a re-Smoked still do to this day.

You can take pictures as much, at a cost of only Rp 300,000.

Local residents, who still uses koteka and skirts made ​​from straw, also sell handicrafts to tourists. They cost a bit more expensive than elsewhere. You may reject it, or just buy for the welfare of local people.

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The Village

Mummies from wamena, papua

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