If you have limited time and want to have a tour to see the sights around southern Bali, then the half-day tour is the good choice to book. Our driver will take you to some places that well known by local and foreign tourists. First you will visit Taman Ayun Temple, which is a temple located in the middle of the plantation and the beautiful pools as a relic of the kingdom Mengwi, Badung. Then you will see the community of hundreds monkeys in Alas Kedaton, Kukuh village at Marga district, Tabanan. The last place is Tanah Lot temple. At Tanah Lot you will find a gorgeous cliff with temples. You also can enjoy the sunset in Tanah Lot. For every details of each place please check on the explanation below :
Taman Ayun Temple was once named Taman Ahyun Temple, where the word Taman means garden and Ahyun means desire. So Taman Ahyun means a garden surrounded by a pool that can fulfill the desire. Gradually the word Ahyun turned into Ayun which means beautiful. So Taman Ayun means beautiful garden. Taman Ayun Temple was built by the king of Mengwi in 1632. In the construction of Taman Ayun Temple he assisted by an architect who came from a Chinese descendant of Banyuwangi named Ing Khang Ghoew also often called I Kaco colleagues from King Mengwi. Taman Ayun Temple is the Pura Keluarga for Mengwi Kingdom. Initially, the temple was founded because the pretend that is in jama it is too far distance to reach by Mengwi people.
Therefore, the King established a shrine with several buildings as a symbol (temple) rather than the 9 main temples in Bali, such as Pura Besakih, Ulundanu Temple, Batur Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Batukaru Temple, and other main temples Bali. The existence of Taman Ayun Temple is located in Mengwi Village, Mengwi Sub-district, Badung Regency. The atmosphere inside Taman Ayun Temple is so soothing, witnessing the grandeur of the temple with the art carvings of the royal era.
There are at least 10 Meru buildings, the highest to eleven. This temple is surrounded by a large pool, so that from a distance, this temple as if floating. Taman Ayun temple area covers an area of four hectares, covered with various flowers and fruit trees. Indeed, once this temple is a garden place to rest. You will be impressed with the architectural splendor of this temple.
Alas Kedaton is a very famous tourist attraction in Bali, especially in Tabanan. This place will be visited by many tourists both local and international, especially on holidays. Visitors will usually be escorted by local guides who know the area around the forest to see the temple area and the surrounding forest area. There is also a temple in the middle of Alas Kedaton forest which is named Alas Kedaton Temple. This temple is a sacred Hindu temple relic of ancient megalithic era in Bali. This temple is located in the middle of the monkey forest in the village of Kukuh, Marga district of Tabanan regency. About 35 kilometers from Denpasar.
Alas Kedaton Temple built by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakertha during the reign of King Sri Masula Masuli on the island of gods, according to Sading village inscription, Mengwi, Badung regency, said that King Sri Masula Masuli began to reign on the island of Bali in the year 1100 Saka (1178 AD) .
The inscription uses the year Saka 1172 (1250 AD) which also states that King Sri Masula Masuli ruled on the island of Bali for 77 years, which means his government ends in Saka year 1177 or 1255 AD. The position of Alas Kedaton temple faces to the west and has 4 gates as entrance and exit, this temple has a unique courtyard, on the inside / main position (in Bali called Offal or Main Mandala) lower than the central courtyard (in Bali called Jaba Or Madya Mandala), unlike other temples in Bali that typically have inner pages higher than the central courtyard.
The ceremony (piodalan) at Alas Kedaton Temple falls on Anggaran Kasih Medangsia (Balinese Calendar), 10 days after the Kuningan raya. Unlike other temples, another uniqueness that can be encountered in this temple is during the ceremony takes place not using incense means and Kwangen during the prayer. Similarly, the use of Penjor, at the ceremony performed at Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton Temple we will not find Penjor like the ceremony performed at other temples in Bali and this is also something unique that we can encounter in the temple of Alas Kedaton.
The ceremony must be finished before sunset because they are not allowed to use the lights because using the same light is also interpreted using fire. At the end of the ceremony, it will continue with Ngerebeg tradition. Ngerebeg means running with spears, with Tedung (Balinese traditional umbrella), and some leafy branches. Everyone cheered and shouted with joy to follow this ngerebeg tradition.
Tanah Lot is located in Beraban village, Kediri district at Tabanan regency. It is around 13 kilometers on the south of Tabanan city. To the north of Tanah Lot Temple, another temple built on a cliff that jutted into the sea. This cliff connects the temple with the land and is shaped like a bridge (curved). This temple is called Pura Karang Bolong.
According to legend, this temple was built by a wandering brahmin from Java, namely Danghyang Nirartha who succeeded in strengthening the belief of the Balinese population on Hindu teachings and building Sad Kahyangan in the 16th century. At that time, the ruler of Tanah Lot named Bendesa Beraben felt jealous of him because his followers began to go to follow Danghyang Nirartha. Bendesa Beraben then ordered Danghyang Nirartha to leave Tanah Lot. Danghyang Nirartha agreed, but before he with his power moved the Stone Slag to the center of the beach (not to the sea) and built the temple there. He also changed his shawl into a snake guardian of the temple. This snake is still there today and scientifically this snake including sea snake species that have the characteristics of flat-tailed like fish, black color yellow and has toxic 3 times stronger than cobra. Finally it was mentioned that Bendesa Beraben became a follower of Danghyang Nirartha.
The uniqueness of Tanah Lot is related to the myth of the local people about the sacred serpent in Tanah Lot Temple, the sacred serpent Tanah Lot is believed to be the guardian and savior of Tanah Lot Temple from the nasty attacks that disturb the holiness of the temple. The type of snake is from the Latin named Bungarus candidus, sea snakes are very poisonous and dangerous, the body has a black and white circular.
This holy serpent will attack anyone who wants to do evil and want to destroy the existence and sanctity of Pura Tanah Lot, but even so the holy serpent will remain silent and calm in the cave located at the corner of the rock near the temple Tanah Lot, even visitors Can touch and stroke this serpent without worrying about the counterattack of this snake and of course we will be accompanied by someone who understands the character of this sacred snake. Local people also believe by touching this sacred snake while praying then what we want will be granted, a myth that can be trusted or not.
Tanah Lot is a very famous tourist destination in the world, and become one of the best attractions on the island of Bali as well as one of the favorite sights to enjoy the beauty of the sunset / sunset on the island of the gods. Every day this tourist attraction visited by thousands of tourists both domestic tourists and foreign tourists.
In addition visitors can also take a walk and are close to the rocks from the temple area at low tide, but very dangerous and not recommended to do so at sea tide. Tanah Lot is also very suitable place for family holiday, in this area there are also adequate facilities such as hotel, restaurant, sunset terrace, Tanah Lot cultural park, souvenir shop, parking lot, emergency facility, security facility (security), toilets, a place to relax and also an information center.
Half Day Tanah Lot Tour Itinerary :
14:00 – Pick up at the hotel
15.30 – Visit Taman Ayun Temple
16.30 – Visit Alas Kedaton Temple
17.30 – Visit Tanah Lot Temple
19.00 – Back to Hotel
20.00 – Arrive at Hotel
Half Day Tanah Lot Tour Price :
We offer two price you can choose which is Regular Tours Price and Inclusive Tours Price, Please see below the details of Bali Tanah Lot Tours Packages price :
Regular Tours Price :
IDR. 500.000/car ( 1 till 6 person included)
IDR. 925.000/minibus ( 1 till 12 person included)
IDR. 1.200.000/minibus ( 1 till 17 person included)
IDR. 2.150.000/bus ( 1 till 30 person included)
Inclusion : Private Car / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver
Note : Entrance fee is not include in the price
Inclusive Tours Price :
Note : For Inclusive Price is minimun Booking 2 Person
Inclusion : Private Car / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver +
Entrance Fee + Mineral Water
Area Covered for Pick Up :
Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar, Benoa Harbour, Airport
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- The price already include with 21% Government tax and Services
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- Regular Tours Price : is a Bali day tours price without include entrance fee, you need to pay by your own self
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- The tour is Private Tours, means there is no other participant, just only you and your companion
- The Tour will assist by English Speaking Tours Driver
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