Sidemen Tour and Trekking

Real Balinese Adventures

Endek and songket weaving

Perhaps the most popular cloth in bali is the locally made Endek, ikat weaving made on simple hand looms in which the weft is tied (ikat) in prearranged patterns and dyed prior to weaving. up to five colours are obtained in a lengthy process of retying and dyeing in a series of different designs and colours.
the most common thread is the locally made rayon and cotton, or a combination of both. in the most expensive materials pure silk is used. multiple hues are used from rich dark browns and blues to pastel shades of yellow, orange, green, grey, and red.
the resulting cloth is both colour fast and durable, and make attractive formal and casual wear. traditionally it is used in religious and formal attire as a wrapped around “kain”, which hangs beautifully, falling in folds according to the style favoured by the wearer. on official occasions it is now fashionable attire for both men and woman, adapted to the latest designs of shirts and evening gowns

Another attractive locally produced material is the songket. a brocaded material that has a design of gold or silver threads woven into the weft on a plain coloured background. generally worn on special ceremonial and religious occasions, the are woven in 2.5 meter lengths to be used as “kain”, as well as in narrower, shorter pieces for men’s “saput”, the standard hip cloth that men wear over the sarong. Scarves known as “selendang” are also popular for the requisite temple costume, and “udeng”, triangular head-cloths for men. This delicate material needs special care, and should never be washed, as the warp colours are not fast, a factor that guarantees permanent market demand

want to look how it work?

Just come to Sidemen Village

 

Bali Wine Home Made (Arak)

Bali Wine

Bali wine / Palm wine (Tuak) is taken from Virgin coconut palm before the flowers bloom. The juice fermented into an alcoholic drink soon light is called “tuak”, which is then distilled in vats made ​​of wood (usually halmilla or teak). The final product is a liqueur with a flavor that is usually described as “in between whiskey and rum”. These drinks are usually distilled into alcohol content between 33% and 50% according to ABV. Arak is traditionally consumed alone or in combination with ginger beer, soft drink soda that is popular in Indonesia.

Wants to taste and see how it work come to sidemen village.

$8/person, free a shot glass of arak

Sidemen Rice Fields Trekking

The beauty of Bali’s irrigated rice fields is unsurpassed. Tier upon tier of hand sculpted paddis shape the country side in and ever changing panorama of colour. streams are dammed far up hill, and water is syphoned off through hand built channels to fields far distant in a complex system that guarantees equal division amongst all farmers in times of limited supply. smaller dams and tiny weirs divide and re divide the streams, regulating the cascades of water in a series of waterfalls and pipes that ensure the furthest field receive their life giving supply.

Trekking rice fields in sidemen will give you new experience. Through the Sidemen rice fields to the west of village will take you to the one of the highest temple in sidemen

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The farmer friendly will usually smile to you,

we’re local guide in sidemen, want trekking with us just sent an e-mail

only Rp 75,000/hour

Besakih Temple Tour Package

Besakih

Bali’s largest and most famous temple. Pura Besakih, is situated high on the slopes of Mount Agung. Established around about 1007 A., it has been regarded as the major temple on the island of Bali, focal point of the Hindu religion, since the 15th Century. Each regency of Bali has it own sub-temple within the great Besakih complex, and all Balinese pay homage here. The are 18 separate sanctuaries, all belonging to different affiliations and caste groups. The three major temples are Pura Penataran Agung, once belonging to the royal family of Klungkung, dedicated to the supreme God Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, Pura Kiduling Kreteg, dedicated to Brahma, and Pura Batu Medog, dedicated to Wisnu.

Penelokan

After climbing an extremely steep gradient the road suddenly arrives at the top of the hill, where a wide vista of crater, mountain and lake take one completely by surprise. This is Penelokan, the “look out” , where an entire panorama stretches out as far as the eyes can see changing continually in colour and light with weather conditions. It is very often in the clouds, which roll across the entire caldera is a blanketing mist, the suddenly disappear, revealing a serene blue lake and the mountain of Batur in the midst of its giant crater where streams of black lava scar the landscape.

Penglipuran

Penglipuran is a traditional countryside owning unique characteristic life, socializing and culture. It is located in Kubu Village , Bangli Sub district and Bangli Regency. The natural nature and environments of countryside is designating the pittance touch of modernization influence. This countryside is supported by cool atmosphere because it is located on the height land about 700 m above sea level and according to history of all old doyens that this countryside is taken away from the word Pengeling Pura what its meaning remember to ancestor, but there is also telling that the word of Penglipur mean the entertainer. It is said that at former empire era, all king often use this area as a place to amuse themselves, because its nature is beautiful and can give the peacefulness and inspiration at the time of experiencing a problem.

Kerta Gosa and Taman Gili

Kertha Gosa and Taman Gili, the Royal Courts of Justice of Klungkung, are a reminder of the power and glory of this former kingdom. These two stately pavilions in their lotus pond gardens at the centre of the town of Klungkung, were built in the 18th Century, at which time the acted as the island’s highest court of law. Their fantastic ceiling murals in the traditional ”wayang” style of painting depict the punishment in hell for wrong-doers, as well as the rewards in heaven for those who are good and honest in their lifetime, depicting a highly evocative view of the Balinese belief in “karma pala”; every action bears fruit, be it good or bad.

Judgements were made according to traditional lawa by three Brahmana high priests. During Dutch colonial rule the courts were still held here,  pronouncing judgements on cases concerning custom and traditional law which could not be settled at the village level. Meetings were also held during the full moon of every fourth month of the Balinese Calender, attended by the regional king throughout Bali, wherein the high King of Klungkung gave his directives and decisions concerning the problems of Kertha Gosa was also often used for audiences granted to guests and foreigners by the king.

A tall gateway behind Kertha Gosa once led into Bali’s most splendid palace, which was destroyed in the Dutch bombardments of 1908 that resulted in the conquest of the island. A memorial to this terrible Puputan bttle that ended 600 years of glorious rule in Bali bye the descendant of Majapahit, has been erected on the eastern side of the Regent’s office, across the road from Kertha Gosa.

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Goa Lawah

The Bat Cave where shrines cluster around the entrance to a cave which is said to extend all the way underground to a small temple, Pura Goa, in the Besakih Complex, right on the slopes of Mount Agung. This cave is said to be the dwelling of the mythological naga serpent, Basuki, who is honoured by a small shrine within the temple.

araound the mounth of the cave cluster thousands of bats, their high-pitched squeks filling the air, tiny quivering bodies packed together in an undulating mass. As with many temple are considered very holy by all Balinese and groups of devotees come with offering to complete their post-cremation “segara gunung” ceremonies for the souls of their deceased.

Pantai Pasir Putih (white sand beach)

 

Taman Ujung

Taman Ujung is royal site located near the beach Tumbu village, Karangasem district that was developed as one of the tourism region of Karangasem regency. The distance ± 5 kilometer from city Amlapura the district capital to the south ± 15 km from tourist area of Candi Dasa beach, and approximately 60 km from Denpasar.

Taman Ujung ( Edge Sukasada Park ) was built in 1919. In the area , there are some buildings also large and spacious pool. There are three or entrance gate to the park area. The main gate is at a height on the west side as an entrance that is called “Bale Ship“ because the build was once made to resemble a ship. Furthermore, this bale of our entrance into the park area with hundreds of fruits down the stairs. From this spot the entire area of the park can be enjoyed.

According to the predicate as the Kingdom Water Park on the Water Place, The Park has three large pool and spacious. In the middle of the pond, they have on the extreme north of main building called “ Gili Bale “ which area connected by bridges to the south.

In the middle of the of this pond there are statues and flower pots. West of the pond I , where there is the little high circular building, called Bale Bunder which functioned as a place to enjoy the beauty of the park and surrounding scenery. North west Bale Bunder, high terrace area there along rectangular building called “ Bale Lunjuk”. There are about 107 steps to the building from the east. In the middle of pond II on the south side of the pond I found a building called “ Bale Kambang”.

This building once served as a banquet for the quest of the kingdom. In the east there a swimming poll called Swimming Dirah first and is the pond created by King of Karangasem.

Tirta Gangga

Tirtagangga Park is one of the attractions that are located in the Village Ababi, District Abang, Bali. The distance is about 5 km to the north of the City Amlapura – the district capital – built in 1948 by Karangasem King Anak Agung Ketut Karangasem Anglurah.Park Development of Tirta Ganga originated from the discovery of a large fountain in the village of Ababi, this discovery later inspired Karangasem King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem to build a park that can be utilized as a means of recreation by the royal family at that time. The name of Tirta Ganga itself comes from two elements namely the word “Tirta” which means water that is blessed while “Ganga” is the name of a holy river in India.Tirta Ganga Tour Park that was built in 1948 is supported by good road access and adequate transportation facilities, these places had become so easy to visit. Cluster of verdant hills and the expanse of terracing rice fields with a neat will give a deep impression for the visitors of Tirta Ganga Park.

In the park area there is a large pool decorated with various statues and ornaments unique water, while at the top of the park, which banyan tree stood firm as if the umbrella palinggih or Pura contained in these attractions. Gusts of wind that carries the water vapor as well as colorful flowers that adorn the garden area presents its own coolness and exoticism for travelers. A number of lodgings, restaurants and shops that display various handicrafts for tourists looking line up neatly outside the park. No exception for visitors who want to taste the local specialties such as mangosteen fruits, small stalls in the parking area, the merchant like competing to selling their product.

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