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Best of Ubud: Nature, Temple, Rice Terrace, Waterfall and Coffee Tour
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Best of Ubud: Nature, Temple, Rice Terrace, Waterfall and Coffee Tour

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Tour some of Bali's most beautiful and interesting must-visit sites on this convenient tour. As it's a private tour you can spend more or less time wherever you wish, but the itinerary includes highlights like the Ubud Monkey Forest, the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Batuan Temple, and more. You also enjoy some free time in central Ubud to explore as you wish—perhaps spend the time shopping or visiting an art gallery.
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Cempaka1 wrote a review Jun 2020
Sanur Bali3,070 contributions31 helpful votes
If history is your thing, this is well worth a visit. Yes it is not exciting but what would you expect a stone carving to do?
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Therese S wrote a review May 2020
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions7 helpful votes
We had visited Sanur several times we had driven past this historical site time and time again with out know it was there. One day after googling something to see in Sanur it came up . Its one of the oldest historical sites in Indonesia. Make sure you visit
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Date of experience: January 2020
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NURCHIS A wrote a review Jan 2020
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nice simple and relaxing place, very nice staff, they serve a very good nasi campur and a delicious hamburger
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Date of experience: November 2019
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David255057 wrote a review Aug 2019
Canberra, Australia110 contributions26 helpful votes
My wife and I were staying in one of the luxury Hotels in Sanur. We always make a point of finding something new and interesting on our visits to Bali. We know Sanur well but never got around to seeing this important artefact/relic. It was a bit of a challenge to find it but worthwhile.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Hendrik Lohuis wrote a review Mar 2019
Delden, The Netherlands19 contributions2 helpful votes
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In 1932 the Belanjong (also more generically known as Sanur pillar) was rediscovered. The cylindrical shaft is crowned by a lotus cushion. The surface of the pillar is inscribed by the order of King Sri Kesari, with the inscriptions dating back to early 914 A.D. The inscriptions are written in a mix of Sanskrit and Old Balinese, and in two different scripts. Curiously, the part of the text written in Early Nagari script (which is normally reserved for Sanskrit) is in the Old Balinese language, whereas the part written in the script normally used for Old Balinese, is partly in Old Balinese and partially in Sanskrit. This might have confronted contemporaries with problems deciphering the inscriptions, but it is worth noting that inscriptions were often imbued with magic, and the mixture of scripts and language may well have contributed to the magical effect. The pillar is Bali’s oldest artifact and the inscriptions detail the exploits of Sri Kesari, a Buddhist king of the Sailendra Dynasty, and his efforts to lead a military expedition to establish a Mahayana Buddhist government in Bali. The inscription also tells about the success of military expeditions of offshore islands, either Nusa Penida or faraway Maluku. It is the first known inscription in which a Balinese king recorded his name. When one uses Google Maps the Pillar is difficult to find, as the closest road on Google Maps leads to a gang, which ends in the backyard of a private house. When one stands on Jalan Danau Poso facing the Pura Belanjong, the alleyway leading to the pillar is left of the temple (and clearly marked - see photos below). Unfortunately the inscriptions are invisible due to the fact that the pillar is covered with a ceremonial cloth and much of it is underground.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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