Tegenungan Waterfall

Bali is home to countless waterfalls with beautiful scenery and a calming atmosphere. One of the island’s most beautiful, yet relatively unexplored, waterfalls is Tegenungan waterfall in Banjar Tegenunan in Kemenuh village, Sukawati, some 18 kilometers northeast of Denpasar.


The 50-meter high waterfall originates from the Petanyu River. The few who do visit, both locals and foreigners, usually visit the waterfall at weekends and holidays.

Nearby, local residents take water from several natural springs for daily consumption and for bathing.

Surrounded by rows of coconut trees, with the sound of birds and bees and the flow of the Petanu River, Tegenungan waterfall is a perfect place to escape from a busy city life.

Reaching Tegenungan waterfall is quite challenging. After you park your vehicle, you have to traverse hundreds of natural cobbled stone stairs.

But your effort will be worthwhile. Bathing and swimming under the waterfall gives you an extraordinary sensation you cannot get from swimming pools, however beautiful they may be. If you feel thirsty and hungry after swimming, you can support the local economy buying food at the nearby food stalls.

Adult visitors are required to pay IDR 20.000/person for entrance while children are charged IDR 10.000.

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The Amazing of Banyumala Waterfall

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Bali is a waterfall paradise and there are over 50 beautiful waterfalls around the island located in the northern part of Bali. If I can say from many waterfalls in Bali, Banyumala is one of the top 10 beautiful waterfalls that I recommend to visit.

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Banyumala and take some beautiful pictures. I arrived at Wanagiri Village where I enjoyed the amazing view of Twin Lake of Buyan and Tamblingan from the top of the hill while taking a zip of Balinese coffee with fried banana in one of the gazebo. From there I ride another 3 km to reach the waterfall.

Banyumala is beautiful twin waterfall hidden away in Buleleng, North Bali that shouldn’t be missed as it is truly a beautiful gift from nature. The sight of this beauty of nature is awe-inspiring as you watch the water rush against the steep cascading rocks.

The natural pool on the base is inviting with its translucent turquoise waters. It’s fresh and clean, perfectly safe to swim in, even-though for me the water is quite cold ☺️. Bathe in tranquility, listen to the thunderous roar of cascading waters and take in the sights of the vibrant greenery.

It’s absolutely perfect for a quiet and peaceful afternoon in the arms of Mother Nature. Climb up to the resting area where there’s another gazebo and there you can get a panoramic view of the waterfall and pool.

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Lempuyang Temple

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Lempuyang Temple is probably the oldest temple in Bali. In the conception of ‘Dewata Nawa Sanga’, this temple is Home to God Iswara. Lempuyang temple itself is divided into three different locations namely Lempuyang Sor, Lempuyang Madya and Lempuyang Luhur. Based on the palm script of Markandeya Purana, Lempuyang temple was founded by Rsi Markandeya around the 8th century AD

This photo is Lempuyang Sor located near parking lot. Many people think this is Lempuyang Luhur located at Top Mount Lempuyang 😁✌️

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Yesterday afternoon we visited one of the very unique waterfalls. This waterfall is located in Bangli area where the surrounding area is still very beautiful and the locals are very friendly.

To reach this waterfall we walked about 15 minutes down the stairs to arrive at the river whose water is very clear. This river is used by local people to bathe and irrigate the fields.

From this river we arrive at a beautiful canyon. From here we can already hear the sound of the waterfall. We had to pass a narrow gap of about the size of the body to reach the waterfall. And … hollaa we reached this unique and beautiful waterfall. Above the waterfall there is a gap where the sunlight can illuminate the waterfall as if like a direction where the angels down to earth to bathe hehe

When we were there, there was only a young couple busy taking pictures. This waterfall is rarely visited so very good for you who like adventure trip.

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Famous Gate of Handara Golf Resort

Did you really go to Bali if you don’t post a Handara gate photo? 😍

I took a young couple Tara & Robin on an amazing day tour a few days ago to North Bali, and this spot is on their bucket list as they really want to see and have pictures in this instagram famous gate 🤘

Since @doyoutravel post this gate photo on Instagram a year ago, this spot became so famous and a must place to visit whenever you go to Bali 😁.

Handara Golf Resort Bali is located in Pancasari Village Bedugul, the central highlands of Bali and nestled down inside the crater of an extinct volcano at an altitude of almost 1,400 meters (almost 4,000 feet) above sea level. The climate in this region is a small relief around (14-24◦ C) and just great for outdoor activities like golfing.

Note: Now you need to pay ticket IDR 30.000 / person for just taking picture here.

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Bali Beauty

I took this beautiful image in 2004 at Blanco The Renaissance Museum in Ubud. The bird on this image is Bali Starling or Jalak Bali which is an endanger species with a limited numbers still alive in west Bali.

The girl, Echa Dewantari dressed in a traditional Janger dance with a blinking golden and colorful accesories. 

Use my lovely Canon 7D paired with 24-70 f2.8 lens.

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Bukit Asah Bugbug

If you love sleeping under the stars and waking up to a stunning sunrise, or if you simply enjoy camping (with a view), then this place is for you. This place is just so gorgeous that many of those lucky enough to have visited this place normally couldn’t described Bukit Asah Bugbug in words – this is why it’s so important that you bring your camera here and let the photos do the job. The green, slanty hill with the breathtaking views of the ocean, cliff walls, and crashing waves on the bottom is a favourite spot for locals to go camping or romantic picnic for two. Peacefulness surrounds this place, and its remote location makes Bukit Asah Bugbug a perfect place to get away from South Bali’s hustle and bustle, giving you a chance to recharge.

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Ubud Shopping Guide

Owing to its position at the centre of art and craft communities, Ubud serves as the best place to get handicrafts from every corner of neighbouring villages like Tegallalang, Mas, Celuk and Sukawati. You can only find a few internationally branded stores and famous local brands in Ubud such as Uluwatu, Animale, Polo Ralph Lauren, Billabong, Volcom and other leading surf brands, mostly along Monkey Forest Road.

Ubud Art Traditional Market

Ubud Market is located opposite Ubud Palace and is open from 08:00 to 17:00. It’s another place where you can get beautiful pashminas, silk scarves in various colours and sizes, lightweight shirts, creative handmade bags, woven baskets or hats, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods, made in the neighbouring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan.

Shopping at Monkey Forest Road

Monkey Forest road is a famous landmark in central Ubud, and caters well to visitors with good quality restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, homestays and shopping venues, including International brand stores, sophisticated shops selling local designs, beautiful painting stores and handicraft and antiques outlets on each side of the street. Most of the stores display fixed prices so it will free you from the hassle of bargaining.


Tegallalang and nearby villages specialise in the carving of softwood figures. Brightly painted flowers, signboards, fruits, frogs, ducks, cats and animal figures all feature heavily. All the way along the 12-kilometre road shops also sell furniture and handicrafts made from glass, wood, bamboo, ceramics and shells – and many are much better quality than those you find in Sukawati Art Market or Ubud Market. If you are purchasing a large quantity of goods, Tegallalang is served by several cargo companies, ready to deliver your items to any country around the globe.

Sukawati Art Market

Sukawati Art Market is the biggest market in Bali to purchase handicrafts and traditional handmade products, and is located on the main road of Sukawati. This two-floor building is packed with tourists and locals almost every weekend, especially during summer, Christmas, Eid Ul Fitr and New Year’s holiday – sometimes you can’t even get a space in the parking lot. The market sells everything from paintings, statues, traditional woven textiles, traditional kites, handmade bags, women’s accessories, shirts, sarongs and Balinese ceremonial items (made from colourful ‘Prada’ – gold painted cloth), all at reasonable prices. They even offer a better price in the morning when the market opens at 09:00. To get a wholesale price and enjoy the fixed prices for each item, visit Pasar Pagi Sukawati (Sukawati Morning Market), which is open from 07:00 to 11:00 only, and offers handicrafts similar to Sukawati Art Market.

Wood Carving at Mas Village

Some five kilometres south of central Ubud lies the woodcarving centre of Mas, a village of high caste Brahmin families that has become a genuine example on how reflections of serene countryside life inspire earnest wood-crafters to captivate them in impeccably beautiful statuettes. Typically, Mas carvings are smooth, unpainted, and made of high-quality wood, but carvers also shape gnarly driftwood and tree roots into lizards, turtles, tortoises, abstract faces and fish heads. The carvers sculpt everything in Mas – weeping Buddhas, Vishnu, Garuda, Sri (the Rice Goddess), heroes, fruit trees, key rings, chess pieces, prancing horses and many other animal figures. Many excellent woodcarving shops line the main road. Each shop amiably welcomes tourists to drop in and see the carvers at work. It’s not always necessary to bring cash because some shops accept credit cards for your transaction but remember to always bargain for the best price.

Silver and Gold at Celuk Village

Further along the road towards Ubud is the village of Celuk, famous for being a village of gold and silversmiths. The village offers a multitude of gold and silver jewelry including rings, bangles, chokers, earrings, Tusuk Konde (hair accessories), broaches and many other accessories, some decorated with mother of pearl. Huge stores all the way along Jalan Raya Celuk house a wide variety of all types of intricately designed pieces. If you go off the main road into the village where the craftsmen live and work, you’ll be able to take an authentic souvenir back home for a price lower than in most shops.

Best Activity in Ubud

tirta empulSweet Escape Ubud Day Tour
Ubud is the center for arts and culture in Bali. Each activity in here is associated with spirituality, cultures and traditions, proximity to nature and the relationship between human beings. One day Sweet Escape romantic tour to Ubud is one of my recommendation for those who would love to see the real Bali life;  the people, culture and nature while creating a wonderful moment in your life with the love one. The perfect introduction to Bali’s fascinating culture and handicrafts, picturesque rice paddy fields and traditional villages. This tour will leave you feeling culturally and physically enriched!

The best of the Ubud area is found off the roads, among villages and temples, in rice paddies and deep jungle gorges, and out across grassy hills. There’s something to be said for getting back to nature and walking in the fields of green that surround this fabled village.  There are countless wonderful trails around Ubud back roads and one easy self-guided walk starts at the old Dutch bridge on Jl Raya Ubud, opposite Murni’s Warung, at the Gunung Lebah Temple. It is easy to find the trail, which starts, at the back of the temple. Simply follow it uphill and walk the spetacular ridge with jungle on either side.

Rafting 2White Water Rafting
Bali has two main rivers for rafting that are both category III: the Ayung, just outside Ubud and the Telaga Waja in the foothills of Mount Agung, which is only a category III due to its distance from help. And while these are not going to challenge the most intrepid of rafters, the scenery, backdrop, and occasional adrenalin rush, especially in the rainy season when the rapids are swooshing from the mountains, justifies their position as the number-one organized adventure tour on the island. Each raft journey takes about 2 hours and is suitable for ages 6 and up. Some outfitters have their own lunch place at the end with warm showers and fresh towels. Be prepared for a long walk down many steps and up.

Biking is a great way to explore Bali’s country side. You can rent a bike and go on your own or you can join an organized tour with cycling tour operators here . If you go on your own, stick to the back roads as the traffic on the main roads can be nerve wrecking. Enjoy a scenic Ubud cycling tour along the off-road routes or urban cycle paths exploring the finest scenery of the beautiful countryside. A cycling  tour is a great way to get away from the crowds and see the island in a new and unique light.

YogaYoga Class
Ubud is the place to learn and practice yoga, particularly with classes costing as little as 110,000 rupiah (about $10; even less if you buy a multi-day pass). The two main places to bliss out are the Yoga Barn and the more contemporary Radiantly Alive, whose classes include Fly High Yoga (using straps to hang from the ceiling) and Acro Yoga (a blend of acrobatics and Thai massage).

legong resize 1Watching Dance Art Performance
No visit to Ubud is complete without seeing at least one traditional dance performance.  Although the performances are very tourist-oriented, this is a great opportunity to see classic Hindu legends being told through dancers in colorful, traditional costumes. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you may see dances performed in the temple ceremonies for an essentially local audience.

Ubud Market 9Shopping in Ubud
The sheer quantity of arts and crafts available for purchase in Bali is overwhelming. There is something for all budgets, from tourist trinkets to fine art and antiques. It is a shopper’s paradise of fabrics, clothing, wood and stone carvings, paintings, and doodads of varying quality. Unlike the tacky, beach-tourist feeling of shopping in Kuta, Ubud provides a much more sophisticated experience. Local shops are filled with unique and beautiful crafts, art work, carvings, jewelry, and gifts to take back home.

Ubud Palace 1Bali Arts Class
Ubud is the perfect place to develop your artistic skills, or learn about Balinese culture and cuisine. The range of courses offered could keep you busy for a year. Museum Puri Lukisan, the oldest art museum in Ubud, runs one-hour to one-day workshops on everything from batik and Balinese painting, to gamelan-playing and Balinese dance. Bali Centre for Artistic Creativity has three-hour art classes as well as outdoor painting, life drawing and kids’ classes. Or create your own jewelry at one of Studio Perak’s half-day silversmith courses.

Cooking 2Balinese Food Cooking Class
Balinese cooking class provides a fascinating insight into Balinese life and culture through the country’s food, cooking and culinary myths. Learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes as well as contemporary cooking.

Best Places to Visit in Ubud

Here are some of the best places in Ubud

2. Ubud Monkey Forest
The shady, green Ubud Monkey Forest is the most popular stop for tourists in the town of Ubud. Hundreds of playful and interactive Macaque monkeys call the sacred forest home and roam freely around the tree canopy and temple complex. Cuddle up with these amazing local monkeys. See Mamas and their newborns, up close and personal, take as many pictures as you like, even feed the monkeys bananas! Read more..

Ubud Traditional Art Market
The Ubud main market never looses its unique charm. Located in the center of city, it’s very easy to find. There are many local artists displaying their work and loads of merchandise for sale. You can find both traditional and modern crafting, like mats, clothes and paintings, for a very good price. But we are also sure that you will find your daily groceries over there, especially your fruits and veggies. There’s nothing like a market place to give you an honest flavor of the local culture. Read more..

Tirta Empul Temple and The Holy Spring Water
One of the holiest temples in Bali built around hot springs that still bubble in the central courtyard. The Balinese come here to bathe and purify themselves physically and spiritually, and during Galungan, the sacred barong masks are bathed here. The complex dates to 960, but the present buildings are largely modern reconstructions. Read more..

Goa Gajah, The Elephant Cave
The centerpiece here is a cave dating back to the ninth century, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside are some fragmentary lingam and yoni statues, as well as a statue of Ganesha. Large, carved guards stand around pools near the entrance, and a little path leads to a waterfall, rice fields, and some Buddhist stupa fragments. Some parts of the Goa Gajah complex were not excavated until the 1950s. Nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more..

Gunung Kawi at Tampaksiring
Dating from the eleventh century, this is presumed to be the burial complex of King Anak Wungsu and his many wives. Reached by climbing down 371 steps, the location at the bottom of a steep valley lined with paddy fields, is quite stunning. The structures are carved into the sides of a steep river valley, and the river crossed by twisting trees and vines. You must take off your shoes before entering into the central pura complex. Read more..

Rice Terrace at Tegallalang
The rice fields terrace are almost works of art. The fields are various shades of green and are extremely well maintained. The coconut trees still give an extra charm. Be sure to walk through the rice fields to explore close its distinctive architecture. After the tour, relax in one of the many cafes overlooking the rice fields. It may be a good opportunity to experience the famous Balinese coffee Kopi Luwak, regarded as the most expensive coffee in the world. Read more..

Goa Garba
Goa Garba is located in Banjar Sawa Gunung, Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali. It is situated 400 meters above sea level, lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River.  On this site there is a hermitage carved out of the cliff, which was believed to be the meditation place of Mahapatih Kebo Iwa. It is a natural site that exudes calm. Even to this day, Goa Garba is frequented as a place of meditation. It is estimated to have been built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus. Read more..

Saraswati Temple
This picturesque temple located right in the heart of Ubud honors Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, literature and art. Pura Taman Saraswati is is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of lotus flowers, so bring your camera. Learn more about Ubud’s temples. Read more..

Yeh Pulu
This complex of rock carvings is close to Goa Gajah but far less well known. The carvings date from the fourteenth or fifteenth century, and are set in a very attractive rice field. You can reach Yeh Pulu on foot through the rice fields from Goa Gajah, but you will definitely need a guide for the 45 minute walk as there is no path to speak of. In addition to the carvings, there is a holy well here, and the attendant priest will be happy to bless you with the well water. Temple dress code applies. This is a much underrated and under-visited site, and is highly recommended. Read more..

Blanco The Reanaissance Museum
Blanco, arguably the most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali, built his magnificent studio on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River. This flamboyant building, a unique blend of Balinese architecture imbued with the spirit of his native Spain, houses an interesting collection of works drawn from different periods of his long career. During his life it was visited daily by hundreds of people from all over the world. The artist, full of “Catalan charisma,” earned himself the sobriquet “The Fabulous Blanco,” an expression that mirrored his talent for creativity. His former home is now a museum showcasing his sometimes bizarre but always interesting work. Think Salvador Dali transplanted to Asia. In the garden you can take pictures of the exotic birds flying around. Read more..

Neka Art Museum
One of the finest museums on the island, boasts a collection of fine art inspired by Bali, but over the years the museum has expanded its scope to include other works from Indonesia to show the place of Balinese art within the wider national context. The first hall is the Balinese Painting Hall. In this hall one can appreciate ancient puppet style paintings that have narrative scenes from Indian epics, Balinese-Javanese literature, and almanac. Ubud style paintings such as the works of Anak Agung Gede Sobrat and Ida Bagus Made Poleng can also be seen in this hall. The works of Ida Bagus Made Widja, Batuan style paintings, created in 1930’s also hanging on the display wall. In this hall, one can also appreciate a collection of modern adaptation of Batuan style painting by I Wayan Bendi. Read more..

Museum Puri Lukisan
Located in the heart of Ubud just a few steps away from The Ubud Palace. The history of the museum started in 1929 when Rudolf Bonnet an Amsterdam born artist arrived on this beautiful island, and introduced the ideologies, techniques and materials of western art to Bali. His cooperation with Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, the Prince of Ubud, initiated a new era of Balinese art and painting. Later in 1936, Pita Maha, an artist’s cooperative was formed by Bonnet, Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati, Tjokorda Gde Raka Sukawati, and I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. In 1952, the Museum Puri Lukisan was founded to carry out the ideas and uphold the rules of Pita Maha. Read more..

The Agung Rai Museum of Art / The ARMA
Located just south of central Ubud, the Agung Rai is much more than a museum; it’s also a center for cultural events, performances, art classes and workshops. The museum itself is based on the personal collection of the Balinese entrepreneur, Agung Rai. Inside the larger of the two large buildings that make up the museum, you will find contemporary art and originals, as well as reproductions, from some of the Balinese masters and foreign artists that have influenced Balinese art. A visit should also include a stroll around the beautiful grounds, where you might encounter performers practicing or craftsmen working. Drinks are included in the ticket price.

Bali Safari and Marine Park
Enjoy the best safari experience in Bali at the home of hundreds of amazing animals representing over 60 species including the Komodo, Orang Utan, and the Bali Mynah. You can choose to enjoy your safari journey from the elephant back with our Elephant Back Safari, interact with your favorite animal up close at the Animal Encounter space, experience the wildest fine dining moment surrounded by lions, meerkats, and porcupines at the Tsavo Lion restaurant, and unwind with the spectacular show of Bali Agung at their state of art theater in the park, Bali Theater or make your own big splash at Water Park and Fun Zone. Read more..

Bali Bird Park
This is a zoo with over a thousand birds from more than 200 species mostly endemic to Indonesia. Visitors are encouraged to get up close and personal with park “residents”, who live in enclosures that closely resemble their natural habitats. The park’s layout is designed to recreate a walk-through of the Indonesian islands (with a detour through other parts of the world). Read more..

Elephant Safari Park at Taro
For this once-in-a-lifetime experience, head to the Elephant Safari Park in Ubud. While you won’t see them in their true natural state, you’ll be impressed by their friendly demeanor and extraordinary talents. The park’s facilities include a trail for the elephants to give rides, a restaurant, a research laboratory, a small botanical garden, and a lodge for overnight guests. The park is home to about 30 Sumantra elephants. Read more..