CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK – Ubud SightSeeing

CAMPUHAN RIDGE WALK

Me At Campuhan Bridge Walk

Bali has two major natural offerings – beaches and greenery. While the former are best experienced at Kuta and Nusa Dua, the latter is present in superlative measures at Ubud. And in Ubud, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place than Campuhan Ridge walk for the same.

What it is: A walk across the rice paddies, Balinese traditional villages, taking in a few art galleries, culture and cafes along the way. Soak in the sights. They’re gorgeous. There are many art cafes with some lovely little paintings you can pick up (bargain!). A great walk for fitness, views or viewing the local artists. Takes about 90 minutes at a brisk pace or hours if viewing all the art on display. Miles and miles of rice fields. You’ll see their unique irrigation and step farming as well as tons of trees.

Anyway, so here are the directions to Campuhan ridge walk:

Let’s use the Ubud market as our starting point. Walk West (or as you exit the market onto the main road, Jalan Ubud Raya, you go left) towards Penestanan/the bridge/Bintang supermarket.

Before the bridge, on your right, you will see a sign for IBAH Hotel. This will be before the clinic and after the turning to Sari Organic if you know where that is.

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Turn right at that sign as if you’re going to the hotel (North of the main road if your looking at the map). To the left you will see a road that goes downhill. Drive down and park 50m down at the school, can’t go any further with a moped. Continue reading

Naughty Nuri’s Warung UBUD RESTAURANT

Naughty Nuri’s Warung

Kedai BBQ, Warung Steak, dan Restoran Meksiko
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali
Often shrouded in the smoke that emanates from its roadside grill, it’s easy to miss Naughty Nuri’s Warung in Ubud, Bali, famed for its barbecued pork ribs and killer martinis.
Once past the smoke, the restaurant – which has long been a staple of the Bali food scene – looks like a wooden shack, complete with a corrugated roof and seating that extends out to the road. But that’s about as far as Naughty Nuri’s goes to imitating a traditional Balinese warung, or roadside stall.
Inside, the restaurant walls are so dotted with framed photos, posters and odd knick-knacks that one nearly misses the presence of a bar in the corner. Amongst the photos of the owners and their regulars is a picture with the words “Eat, Pay, Leave,” a cheeky take on the best-selling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love, a self-realization novel that partly takes place in Ubud and has been said to have boosted tourism to the area. The poster is indicative of the feel of the restaurant: laid back and tongue-in-cheek; and decorated like something out of a ‘60s diner in the United States – visually exciting, colorful and homely at the same time.
Naughty Nuris Logo Restaurant
The clashing Indonesian and American styles are no doubt a reflection of Naughty Nuri’s owners: Isnuri Suryatmi, a Javanese woman after whom the warung was named, and her husband, Brian Aldinger, a New Yorker easily recognizable from the photos and usually mingling among the clientele on any given night.The couple opened the restaurant in Bali, Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination, in 1995 after Ms. Suryatmi, who Mr. Aldinger calls “Nuri,” professed her love for cooking. Many years on, it’s obvious the couple are doing something right — they’ve since added another location in Batubelig, as well as a Mexican spinoff called Nacho Mama down the road from the outlet in Ubud.

Naughty Nuri’s has done incredibly well to stand out from the thousands of roadside warungs and more expensive eateries in Bali, including numerous write-ups in popular guidebooks and mainstream media.

The modest restaurant has become so popular that its clientele, comprising mostly tourists, have made Naughty Nuri’s a must-stop during their travels through the artist town of Ubud, about a 1.5 hour drive from the tourist hotspot of Kuta.

Part of Naughty Nuri’s appeal is its barbecued ribs. The restaurant owns but one grill, outside on the street. For the number of customers it serves a day, the grill is surprisingly small, only slightly bigger than the large metal basin of barbecue sauce next to it, in which the ribs are dunked. The ribs are then served without frills, save for a slice of lime.

While this might look oddly minimalist at first, it is soon obvious why–the generous slab of ribs doesn’t need the accompanying cabbage or tomato garnish; it can hold its own. The ribs are tender and juicy and the sauce is a clear winner — at once both sweet and peppery. Whether the ribs can stand up to standards set by more established barbecue restaurants around the world is unlikely, but it hits a sweet spot for those who want a little Western cuisine to mix up the typical Balinese diet of rice and noodles.

But perhaps the star of the show and possibly the “naughtiest” thing on the menu is the martini. No less than American celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain has vouched for the Naughty Nuri’s versions, calling them “the best martinis in the world” in the Naughty Nuri’s guestbook.

The martinis, which are shaken in front of guests, are ice cold and pack a serious punch. They are so strong that “persons naughty enough to drink 4 or more per visit will be inducted to the ‘Naughty Drinkers Hall of Infamy,’” according to Naughty Nuri’s website.

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PANDAWA BEACH in SOUTH BALI White Sands

bali beach white sands
Pandawa Beach.

Pandawa Beach located in Kutuh village, a small village in the southern part of Bali. It just 15 minute from the centre of Nusa Dua hotel complex area.

Beside the beauty of the beach, Pandawa Secret Beach is one of the prime area Bali to cultivate seaweed. Daily activities of the local farmers become an unique attraction for the tourist. Seaweed could be processed in to more than 500 products, incliding food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. By the govermant this area declared to be ecotourism destination in Bali Continue reading

PENGLIPURAN VILLAGE BALI

Penglipuran Village Bali is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, this village is located in district Kubu at Bangli Regency. The Village is is one of the tourist destinations in Bali.
 
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Penglipuran village has its own characteristics with the architecture of traditional houses that similar and well-organized starting from the end to the downstream of the village. The position of the main areas is located higher and further dropped to downstream area. Balinese gate (angkul-angkul) which is the access to the residents house in any yard is look uniform, facing each other and separated by a main road that adds to the regularity of the building lies in the Penglipuran Village.Physical arrangement and the village structure is not apart from the people’s culture that have been passed from generation to generation and still adheres to the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana.  A philosophy of Hindu religion that always maintain harmonious relations between humans, human to the environment, and human to God.

Penglipuran village currently growing in popularity as an alternative to conventional tourist destination. Many local and foreign tourists come here to see and enjoy the atmosphere of the village which is still natural and beautiful, both from ordinary people, scientists and students that interested to doing research in this village.

 
penglipuran village bali
 

Beginning the existence of the Penglipuran village was pre, said at the time of the Bangli Kingdom. The ancestors of these villagers come from Bayung Gede village and settled up to now, while the name “Penglipuran” comes from the word meaning Pengeling temple which has a shrine to commemorate the ancestors.The village community majority are farmers. The village was awarded the Kalpataru and defined as rural tourism by local government in 1995.

Mileage localized approximately 120 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport and approximately 60 minutes drive from Denpasar City when using a motor vehicle. To support tourism there are parking facilities around the village.

Bali hase a million charm start from a state of nature, culture, when you come to Bali and want to enjoy the atmosphere of Bali village that still beautiful and natural and still holds the tradition, you can visit to the Penglipuran Village in Bali.

TAMAN KERTHA GOSA BALI PLACE

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When the Dewa Agung dynasty moved here in 1710, the Semara Pura was established. The palace was laid out as a large square, believed to be in the form of a mandala, with courtyards, gardens, pavilions and moats. The complex is sometimes referred to as Taman Gili (Island Garden). Most of the original palace and grounds were destroyed by Dutch attacks in 1908 – the Pemedal Agung , the gateway on the south side of the square, is all that remains of the palace itself (but it’s worth a close look to see the carvings).

Two important buildings are preserved in a restored section of the grounds, and, with a museum, they comprise the Taman Kertha Gosa complex. Although vendors are persistent, parking is easy and it’s easy to explore the town from here. Continue reading