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Find your adventure in Northwest Bali; Pemuteran

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Loin des destinations touristiques et festives de sud de Bali, environ 4 heures de routes en voiture, tout au long de la côte nord-ouest de l’île se trouve un petit village côtier tranquille appelé Pemuteran. Located on the border of the West Bali National Park, Pemuteran is the main gateway to the island of Menjangan, probably the best place in all Bali for diving and snorkeling. Pemuteran est un endroit tranquille, reposant, préservé, et authentique entre mer et montagne. Why visit Pemuteran? If you like the underwater world, go for it! Do you enjoy exploring national parks? Go ahead! Do you want to spend a peaceful vacation with your family? You will love this small village.

 

 

Things to do in Pemuteran

Pemuteran is small and it is quiet, relaxing and countryside. There is only one coastal road with a beach of pure volcanic black sand on one side and lush green mountains on the other. Pemuteran is even quieter than Lovina and Candidasa, an ideal place to find peace of mind and reconnect with nature, with yourself and with those closest to you.

 

  1. Menjangan Island

#1 thing to do in Pemuteran is to take the boat to Menjangan Island, which is part of the West Bali National Park. Whether you want to snorkel or dive, this place is incredible! Menjangan is only a small island, but it is surrounded by beautiful coral gardens and a wide variety of marine life. Between underwater admiration and drifting with the gentle current of the sea, you can take a break and relax on one of the beautiful white sandy beaches and maybe even see deer taking a bath.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Visit Pura Pabean, Pura Melanting and Pura Pulaki

Discover some culture and visit three beautiful temples in Pemuteran: Pura Pabean, Pura Melanting and Pura Pulaki. These temples are sacred places to visit. They are crafted with beautiful hand carved statues, traditional payung umbrellas, monkeys and magical ocean views. Pura Pabean is a very special place of worship because it is a sacred place for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. From this temple, you can enjoy a walk in the forest to the Melanting Temple with its remarkable dragon staircase. Pura Pulaki is right in front of Pura Pabean and is one of the many marine temples that protect the island from evil spirits.

 

 

  1. Trekking le Table Stone Hill

Wake up early and hike to Table Stone Hill (Bukit Batu Kursi) to see the sunrise. It takes about 30 minutes to get up there and the views of Pemuteran and the ocean are breathtakingly beautiful, especially in the morning sunlight. Get back up there before sunset, if you can, you’ll never get tired of the view. Along the way, you will be able to take great pictures! There are swings and a large rock in the shape of a chair where you can feel the king or queens of the Temple Stone Hill.

 

 

  1. Trekking in the jungle

In West Bali National Park, you can spend your morning hiking in the forests and crossing rivers. You will be able to observe monkeys and birds along the way and enjoy the view of the park.

 

 

  1. Trekking the Kawah Ijen in East Java

An extraordinary trip from Bali to the active volcano of Kawah Ijen in East Java with departure from Pemuteran where we will climb at night to the rim of the 2370 meter volcano, before descending to the crater floor. This is the only place in the world where you can see the ethereal blue sulphur flames and watch the Javanese workers harvesting the sulphur. At dawn and when the light changes, your spectacular panorama will be revealed from your position on the edge of the world’s largest acidic lake. Return in the afternoon to Pemuteran. Join us for this unique and memorable experience in the heart of Kawah Ijen.

 

(We will write more about Kawah Ijen in a separate article)

 

 

Where to stay in Pemuteran

You won’t believe what you earn with your budget at Pemuteran. This villa is beautiful!!

Villa Santai is a four bedroom villa with a nice garden and a private swimming pool. It is located 200 meters from the beach of Pemuteran, in the property of the 4* Taman Sari Resort. Enjoy your own home with private pool and outdoor kitchen while having all the resort’s services at your doorstep: spa, room service, housekeeping, seaside restaurant, mask and snorkel rental, dive shop….

 

Let’s enjoy the natural places. Don’t limit yourself to vacations, have adventures!

 

 

 

Find your adventure in Northwest Bali; Pemuteran

Posted By : Bali Passion/ 1187 0

Loin des destinations touristiques et festives de sud de Bali, environ 4 heures de routes en voiture, tout au long de la côte nord-ouest de l’île se trouve un petit village côtier tranquille appelé Pemuteran. Located on the border of the West Bali National Park, Pemuteran is the main gateway to the island of Menjangan, probably the best place in all Bali for diving and snorkeling. Pemuteran est un endroit tranquille, reposant, préservé, et authentique entre mer et montagne. Why visit Pemuteran? If you like the underwater world, go for it! Do you enjoy exploring national parks? Go ahead! Do you want to spend a peaceful vacation with your family? You will love this small village.

 

 

Things to do in Pemuteran

Pemuteran is small and it is quiet, relaxing and countryside. There is only one coastal road with a beach of pure volcanic black sand on one side and lush green mountains on the other. Pemuteran is even quieter than Lovina and Candidasa, an ideal place to find peace of mind and reconnect with nature, with yourself and with those closest to you.

 

  1. Menjangan Island

#1 thing to do in Pemuteran is to take the boat to Menjangan Island, which is part of the West Bali National Park. Whether you want to snorkel or dive, this place is incredible! Menjangan is only a small island, but it is surrounded by beautiful coral gardens and a wide variety of marine life. Between underwater admiration and drifting with the gentle current of the sea, you can take a break and relax on one of the beautiful white sandy beaches and maybe even see deer taking a bath.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Visit Pura Pabean, Pura Melanting and Pura Pulaki

Discover some culture and visit three beautiful temples in Pemuteran: Pura Pabean, Pura Melanting and Pura Pulaki. These temples are sacred places to visit. They are crafted with beautiful hand carved statues, traditional payung umbrellas, monkeys and magical ocean views. Pura Pabean is a very special place of worship because it is a sacred place for Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. From this temple, you can enjoy a walk in the forest to the Melanting Temple with its remarkable dragon staircase. Pura Pulaki is right in front of Pura Pabean and is one of the many marine temples that protect the island from evil spirits.

 

 

  1. Trekking le Table Stone Hill

Wake up early and hike to Table Stone Hill (Bukit Batu Kursi) to see the sunrise. It takes about 30 minutes to get up there and the views of Pemuteran and the ocean are breathtakingly beautiful, especially in the morning sunlight. Get back up there before sunset, if you can, you’ll never get tired of the view. Along the way, you will be able to take great pictures! There are swings and a large rock in the shape of a chair where you can feel the king or queens of the Temple Stone Hill.

 

 

  1. Trekking in the jungle

In West Bali National Park, you can spend your morning hiking in the forests and crossing rivers. You will be able to observe monkeys and birds along the way and enjoy the view of the park.

 

 

  1. Trekking the Kawah Ijen in East Java

An extraordinary trip from Bali to the active volcano of Kawah Ijen in East Java with departure from Pemuteran where we will climb at night to the rim of the 2370 meter volcano, before descending to the crater floor. This is the only place in the world where you can see the ethereal blue sulphur flames and watch the Javanese workers harvesting the sulphur. At dawn and when the light changes, your spectacular panorama will be revealed from your position on the edge of the world’s largest acidic lake. Return in the afternoon to Pemuteran. Join us for this unique and memorable experience in the heart of Kawah Ijen.

 

(We will write more about Kawah Ijen in a separate article)

 

 

Where to stay in Pemuteran

You won’t believe what you earn with your budget at Pemuteran. This villa is beautiful!!

Villa Santai is a four bedroom villa with a nice garden and a private swimming pool. It is located 200 meters from the beach of Pemuteran, in the property of the 4* Taman Sari Resort. Enjoy your own home with private pool and outdoor kitchen while having all the resort’s services at your doorstep: spa, room service, housekeeping, seaside restaurant, mask and snorkel rental, dive shop….

 

Let’s enjoy the natural places. Don’t limit yourself to vacations, have adventures!

 

 

 

The Festival of Galungan in Bali in 2020

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We wish during your trip to Bali, in the near future to attend the Galungan festival. It is one of the great sacred days of Bali which is celebrated by all Balinese on the island of Bali. Rituals are centralized in all temples: family temples, territorial temples, functional temples and public temples. It usually takes a day to complete the religious process in these temples.

 

Galungan occurs twice a year in the 210-day cycle of the Balinese calendar and marks the time of year when the spirits of the ancestors are believed to visit the earth. The Balinese perform rituals designed to welcome and entertain these returning spirits.

The houses that represent the center of Balinese society come alive thanks to the devotions offered by the families who live there. Families offer generous sacrifices of food and flowers to ancestral spirits, expressing their gratitude and hope for protection. These sacrifices are also offered in the local temples, which are filled with the faithful.

 

 

 

All over the island stand high bamboo poles, or Penjor, which are usually decorated with coconut leaves and flowers and installed to the right of each residence entrance. At each entrance you will also find small bamboo altars, set up especially for the festival, each bearing palm leaf offerings for the spirits.

 

 

This year, the fate of Galungan takes place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. The Balinese visit the temples from morning until late at night, while bringing offerings to serve their God “Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa”.

The objective of the Galungan celebration is in fact to REMOVE the bad characteristics of the human being such as anger, greed, rudeness, drunkenness, disrespect, meanness, arrogance, to replace them with positive characteristics such as peace, politeness, respect, kindness, patience and so on, which lead to a serene life that Bali calls “Shanti”.

On the day of Galungan, the Balinese dressed in traditional costumes visit the temples and pray to their gods to show their respect and say thank you for the life given to them and the prosperity they have gained so far. Of course, they bring offerings that they symbolically present to the God during their ceremony and then take home to share them with their families to celebrate the Galungan – Victory Day.

 

 

Family temples and territorial temples (Pura Desa, Pura Puseh and Pura Dalem) will be the most frequented places where Balinese will pray on Galungan Day; although some Hindus will also visit some public temples such as Besakih Temple, Goa Lawah Temple, Jagat Natha Temple, Tirtha Empul Temple, and so on.

After prayers, Balinese people visit their relatives and neighbors to say “Galungan Jewels” and some will also use this great day to ask for “forgiveness” for the mistakes of the previous days. Some families also have the tradition of inviting their friends and/or colleagues to celebrate Galungan Day by preparing for the guests very special Galungan meals such as Babi Guling, Lawar; a kind of spicy salad and traditional skewers and cakes.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bali government is limiting major events this year. Prayers in the village temples (Pura Desa, Pura Puseh, and Pura Dalem) are limited only to the chief of ceremony and the temple committee. People can only pray in the family temple and are forbidden to go to each other

The government insists that people always follow health protocol; wear masks, wash their hands, maintain physical distance and avoid crowds.

 

 

 

 

 

Selamat Rahina Galungan on behalf of Balipassion to you, your family and all your friends.