Cities and Resorts in Indonesia

BANGLI

According to Thedressexplorer.com, mountainous Bangli is Bali’s only landlocked area, but what it lacks in coastline it makes up for in some of the island’s most breathtaking scenery. Shaped like a torn keyhole, Bangley has endured both internecine wars and the occupation of the Dutch Empire. The administrative center of the district – the city of Bangli is located in the south of the district, where the cool, fresh air complements the well-groomed streets of this pretty town. The city is best known for the island’s second largest temple, the beautiful 11th-century complex of Kehen. The three terraced courtyards are connected by stairs, their balustrades are decorated with carved statues. A large Banyan tree with a tower closes the lowest and second courtyard, while the third courtyard contains several religious shrines.

Bamboo forests and dry mountain terraces surround the city of Bangli. Batur Canyon is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Eleven kilometers in diameter and 183 meters deep, this huge basin was formed 30,000 years ago when Bali’s largest volcano exploded. Rising at its center, Mount Batur has erupted four times this century. In another part of the basin, there is the lake of the same name Batur, shaped like a beautiful crescent.

DENPASAR

Denpasar is the main city of the province. There is also an international airport here. Not far from the city center, there is a four-story building of the Pasar Badung market, where you can buy not only fruits and vegetables, but also clothes, spices, baskets, ritual accessories, metal and bamboo cutlery. Fabrics and jewelry are sold in the streets adjacent to the market. The city’s nightlife is concentrated around the Kumbasari shopping center and two other night shopping centers located at the bus station: Kereng and in the building of the Pasam Malam Kereneng market.

GIANYAR

A traveler in Bali constantly hears the subtle, but persistent call of antiquity. Once in the east of Bali, among the many beautiful temples and palaces, it is as if you are traveling back in time. The eastern part of Bali is physically and spiritually completely dominated by the towering mass of the Gunung Agung volcano and the gigantic Besakih temple complex, spread high on its slopes. Landscapes range from wide emerald rice terraces to dry rocky expanses of the northeast coast and far east. In the distant past, the eastern territories of Bali were divided by many ancient kingdoms, and now you can wander here among the ruins of royal palaces. East Bali offers you a seaside holiday, wonderful opportunities for snorkeling and diving. Tenganan traditional village, the abode of the descendants of the first settlers in Bali, hospitably opens its gates for lovers of ethnicity. The East is a calm, peaceful corner of Bali, proud of its history and alluring with wondrous beauties.

The most remarkable detail of the city is a massive white statue on the main road depicting Arjuna in a chariot drawn by three horses and his divine charioteer Krishna (completed in 1994). The royal palace of Puri Gianyar was built in 1771, but the earthquake of 1917 destroyed it and most of it had to be reconstructed.

Gianyar is famous for the production of elegant endek fabrics, which are sold directly from factories in the western part of the city. The Cap Cili and Cap Togog factories are almost entirely focused on serving tourists, where you can watch the entire process of making fabric from start to finish and purchase the fabric itself or finished products (clothes, souvenir bags and wallets).

To the west of Gyanyar, there are interesting villages: Kutri (Pura Bukit Dharma Durga Kutri temple; a statue of the goddess Durga in white clothes), Blahbatuh (bamboo furniture stores; Pura Gaduh temple; Kebo Iwa giant stone head), Bona (bamboo and palm products stores). leaves; regular evening dance performances (kecak, trance dances sanghyang delari and sanghyang jaran), Kemenuh (Tegenungan (Srog Srogan) waterfall, falling from a 30-meter height into a pool where you can swim; bungee jumping; a restaurant overlooking the waterfall ; wooden sculpture shops), Sakah (a giant Buddha statue resembling a fat baby in swaddling clothes).

KLUNGKUNG

The center of the Klungkung district, Klungkung is a bustling market town full of interesting sights. The most significant of these are the ruins of the royal palace, known as Taman Gili (“Garden Island”), with an ancient ceiling painting in the courtroom of Kerta Gosa. These murals are the only surviving examples of classical wayang in situ painting in Bali, depicting scenes from the Indonesian version of the Thousand and One Nights, the Mahabharata and other legends. There you can admire the floating pavilion and the lotus pond. The center of modern painting in classical style is located just a few kilometers south of the city in Kamasan. The Seni Lukis Klasik Bali Museum, located just west of Klungkung, exhibits a collection of old paintings.

The ancient center of the royal court Gelgel, is now a village with wide streets, literally clogged with various temples. Worth seeing is Pura Dasar on the main street. Every year, the Pewintenan ceremony is held here, which attracts pilgrims from all over Bali. Its goal is the atonement of sins and the purification of applicants for the position of a village priest. Siyut, one of the most picturesque beaches on the southeast coast, is located 15 kilometers from Klungkung. The wide bend of the bay stretches for several kilometers against the backdrop of endless rice terraces and the bulk of the Gunung Agung volcano. The beach is covered with black volcanic sand, and the coastal waters are great for swimming.

KALIMANTAN

Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. Translated – diamond river. This place captivates with the pristine wildness of the tropical jungle, fraught with the dangers of travel and transitions on hinged roads, and only true connoisseurs of thrills will go on a cruise along the wild river to the primitive tribes. The population is approaching 10 million people. Most of them are concentrated along the banks of rivers. The city dwellers are predominantly merchants and artisans.

The territory of Kalimantan is divided into four provinces: South, East, West and Central Kalimantan. The most famous attraction in western Kalimantan is the Dayak tribes. About a million natives, known as the Dayak tribes, live according to the laws of the jungle and hunt birds and monkeys, and the hunting tools are as ancient as the tribes themselves. For movement and communication with other groups of dyaks, they use rivers that cross the entire territory of the state in a grid. The traditional dances of the Dayaks express pride, heroism, and hospitality. We recommend taking a cruise on the Kapuas river with an overnight stop at the village of dyaks, where you will see a colorful and very expressive national show. More commonly referred to as the “province of a thousand rivers”, South Kalimantan boasts the longest river in Indonesia, the Bartio (6,000 km). This region is also famous for plantations of iron and rubber trees. Central Kalimantan is interesting for tourists as an orangutan rehabilitation center. Here, animals that were, for one reason or another, torn from their native environment, again receive the skills of life in the wild and gradually return to the flocks. East Kalimantan – Timur is the most industrialized province, oil, natural gas and timber are extracted here. The population of the state is less than 2 million people, which is the lowest population density in Indonesia. More than 80% of the territory is covered with tropical forests. Here you can also see the rarest species of orchids – the Black Orchid.

SULAVESI

Sulawesi from a height resembles an orchid flower. The island is inhabited by nice and benevolent Indonesians who love bright festivities and festivals. This place strikes the imagination with a variety of landscapes: mountain peaks are replaced by plains, and plains by tropical forests. The four peninsulas of Sulawesi are isolated from each other by deep gorges, mountains and forests.

The island is administratively divided into four provinces: Sulawesi Selatan, Tengah, Tengara and Sulawesi Utara. The unique exotic flora and fauna of Sulawesi is represented in the central part of the island. Here you will also enjoy magnificent views of mountain lakes, next to which there is a national park. From the southeastern part of Sulawesi, trips are organized to Buton Island, a nature reserve with pristine beaches and lush tropical forests. North Sulawesi is recognized as the most frequently visited province, the capital is the city of Manado, in which the international airport is located. In the Gulf of Manado is the island of Bunaken, considered an oasis of coral reefs. An unusually diverse species of marine life attracts professionals and divers from all over the world.

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