A province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The upland town of Ubud in Greater Denpasar is considered Bali’s cultural centre. The province is Indonesia’s main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s. Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Muslim-majority Indonesia. It is renowned for its highly developed arts.

Coming to Meditasi Bungalows, this is the retreat trip you can join to explore the surroundings: rice fields, Tirta Gangga and Lempuyang temple complex.

On the Road – Around Ubud, Bali

Monkey Forest – Ubud

Tirta Empul temple (Pura Tirta Empul) is a Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound is frequently visited not just by Hindus for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which is considered to be holy and to fulfil the wishes of the devotees.
Tirta Empul Temple was founded in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa dynasty and is dedicated to Vishnu.

Traditional Balinese Cremation is a time of celebration. The Ngaben (“turning into ash”) ceremony is remarkable to outsiders – e.g. David Bowie wanted to be buried in this traditional way. The local people are usually willing to allow respectful foreign guests to experience this unique way of sending off the deceased to the next life.

Canang Sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in praise and prayer. Canang Sari will be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering, as well as e.g. on motorbikes and cars.

The phrase canang sari is derived from the Balinese words sari (essence) and canang (a small palm-leaf basket as the tray). Canang itself consists of two syllables from the Kawi language: ca (beautiful) and nang (purpose).

Meditasi Bungalows in Amed offers a cooking class every day at 11:00. The participants learn how to cook some traditional Balinese dishes and a three-course menu.

Every morning around 6 a.m. the fishermen on the Aas beach in the North of Bali part to catch mackerel and come back with their catch around 8 a.m. The simplicity and perfect organization of the trade inspires deeply.

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