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Yeh Pulu Temple- Nr. Ubud - Bali 2023

One of the less visited places, it does not make it less at all. The walk there through the Indonesian countryside made it not just beautiful, but insightful into rural Indonesia. We were the only people there and loved it. Especially catching the boys flying their kites in the fields.

Yeh Pulu Temple located at the Bedulu Village nearby Ubud. Inside the temple, you will find a wall that stretched along 25 meters with beautiful reliefs telling about the ancient Balinese’ life. There is also a cave in the area, believed as the meditation place of King Bedahulu at 1343. Therefore, it’s not strictly a temple, more like an archeological site, which does not make it a less interesting site to visit. The Balinese still come to worship the Ganesha Statue, that’s why probably people call it a temple these days or in Indonesian: Pura Yeh Pulu.

The name of this temple was derived from two words Yeh means water and Pulu means as a container used as a place to keep the rice for locals. That is why we can find an actual container in a shaped like a barrel at the spring of holy water. During full moon or the anniversary of the temple, many worshippers from near villages come for praying.

The Goa Gajah Temple is also nearby, therefore it’s very convenient to visit also Goa Gaja. Both are impressive and give you a deeper insight into the culture and traditions of Bali.

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The Bali Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue or GWK

Bali 2023

It took 28 years to build this massive statue of the Hindu god Vishnu riding a mythical bird.

It is the tallest statue in Indonesia, the world’s tallest statue of a Hindu deity, and if you include its massive base. If you include the huge base on which the statue stands, its total height of 397 feet (121 meters) ranks it as the fourth tallest statue in the world.

The entire structure was built from 754 modules, pieced together to form a gargantuan statue weighing more than 3,000 tons, with a steel frame covered in a copper and brass skin. On top of Vishnu’s head sits a 3.5-ton crown covered with gold-plated mosaics.

This is set in an area of ​​ 60 hectares, and houses some other very large statues, such as the Garuda's head, and Vishnu and the dancing Garuda. I Hope you enjoy this journey round the park with me!

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Pantai Duyung Beach

Bali 2023

Duyung Beach is located not far from Sanur Beach and is actually part of the same coastline. You can even find a pedestrian path that connects the two beaches, with just a 5-minute walk between them.

Duyung Beach is quieter and less crowded, making it suitable for those who want to enjoy a relaxing time at the beach. The peaceful atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for families with children to play in the sand and swim in the calm waters.

Moreover, Duyung Beach is a great location for photography enthusiasts as many fishing boats often dock along the shore, providing a unique charm. Plus water sport of Paragliding. I got some beautiful Photos of the seascape and hope you enjoy them too!

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Padang Galak Beach 2023

Bali 2023

Padang Galak Beach is Sanur's northernmost beach, where experienced surfers can enjoy strong waves most of the year. It has a narrow shoreline with concrete wave breakers adjoining a beach footpath. The area enjoys strong winds (10–20 knots) from June to August, making it a popular spot for Bali’s traditional flying hobbyists.

Also known as the black beach, on account of it's black volcanic sand.

A truly bracing but wonderfully free-ing place to be.

Padang Galak Beach hosts the annual Bali International Kite Festival, usually in July or August, depending on weather conditions. Hundreds of competing kite troupes gather from all over the island to pilot their traditional kites at a spacious grassy beachfront field. The troupes often compete against international teams flying modern kites of various shapes and sizes.

We were too early in August for this event, but saw lots of kites all around The beaches on the Sanur coastline

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Sanur Beach

Bali 2023

Sanur Beach-Bali 2023

Sanur Beach has a lengthy shoreline (about 7 kilometers) with a paved footpath that runs the length of it, making it ideal for an early morning walk, jog, or bike ride. Which is exactly what I did when i took these photos during my walk.

It’s a beautiful course flanked by fishing boats, hotel gardens, and beach eateries, with views of Mount Agung volcano in the background on occasion. Although it was shrouded in heavy mist during my visit, so I really didn't get to see it at all.

But as you will see from my photos the weather at the beach was stunning with a beautiful cool breeze, and lots of lovely small cafes and restaurants to stop and refresh at along the way.

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