Sunday, July 19, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Balian - 2009

Balian is tourist/surfer enclave on the west coast of Bali. It is a black sand beach with a river cutting the beach into two. There is also a smaller river at the far south of the beach. The backdrop of the area is rolling hills covered with palm trees.

It is very quiet with a range of accommodations and restaurants.

Things to Do

Surf – left – mid to high
Right across river

Walks along beach, cliff top and crossing rivers
Sea cave
Serpent rock

Klating Beach – black sand

Taman Kupu Kupu (butterfly park)

Blayu _ monkey forest at pura alas kedaton

Sangeh monkey forest at Pura Bukit Sari

Yeh Panas – hot springs

North of Balian

Medewi – surf, walks, restaurants

Pura Rambut Siwi – small temple on cliffs – nearby caves – get a blessing

Follow coast road to Pura Perancak

Perancak - buffalo races 2x a month – planned crocodile/turtle park

Negara –in south of town there are stilt houses

Rening – beach

Candi kusuma – beach

Belimbingsari and Palasari – Christian villages towards mountains – churches - dam

Gilimanuk – gateway to Bali
possible to trek from Teluk Terima

Kendang Mebarung – ceremony

Bunut Bolong – tree over road

Jegog dance

Taman Nasional Bali Barat - Cekik headquarters of park – trekking walk or boat

Places to Stay

Balian Beach House
house two storey double and single up and single down air con upstairs

Pondok Pisces Bungalow

Villa Tranquil

Balian Breezes
08 1734 4520
pool hot water air con breakfast with interconnecting rooms
(too far back)

Gajah Mina Beach Resort - pool
62 81 2381-1630

Balian surf bungalows/homestay

Ayu’s warung and homestay

Balian segara homestay

Made’s homestay

Kubu Balian Beach bungalow

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