PLACES OF INTEREST
Air Sanih is a natural swimming pool. The water in this pool flows from underground river connected to Lake Batur. Air Sanih is located in Sanih Village, Kubutambahan district + 17 Km east of Singaraja City. Some small accommodations and restaurants are also available in this tourist object.
Meduwe Karang Temple
This temple is located in Kubutambahan district. The carving of Buleleng style covers all over the temple walls, the most attractive of all is a relief of official riding a bicycle. It is said that the idea of carving the bicycle derived from a Dutch archeologist named W.O.J who was traveled around Bali to see art and culture of Bali directly and wrote it in some medias. There is also the cluster of stairs that lead visitors to an area outside the temple (Jabaan) broad on the front decorated with stone statue rock. It consists of 34 stairs, drawn from the characters and the scenes story of Ramayana.
Julah Village is an old village that still has many megalithic archeological heritages. It is located in Tejakula District + 29 Km east of Singaraja City. Most of the villagers are farmers and fishermen. This village is famous with its Baris sacred dance.
Sembiran village is the oldest village settlements which is located in hilly areas in the Tejakula District + 30 Km east of Singaraja City. The houses in this village are lined up into the hills following the contours. This village still keeps its traditional life such as language, culture and traditional ceremony. Various archeologists from many countries have visited this village.
Ex-Buleleng Harbour is situated in the northern coast of Singaraja. In the old days, Singaraja was an important shipping centre when Singaraja was the capital of Nusa Tenggara Province. After the decision to move the capital of Bali from the north to the south of Bali, no longer after Nusa Tenggara was divided into three Provinces it made Buleleng harbour less important.
Puri Buleleng (Buleleleng Royal Palace)
Buleleng Royal Palace was built by the King of Buleleng, Ki Gusti Anglurah Panji Sakti on March 30th, 1604. This becomes the beginning of the Kingdom of Buleleng. Nowadays, the Royal family and their palace represent an important part of North Bali’s cultural heritage.
Buleleng museum was built in 1999. Buleleng museum has valuable historical collections such as many ancient materials, paintings and sarcophagus. Some photographs of famous of famous artists and some pictures of sacred temples in North Bali are also displayed in this museum.
Gedong Kertya is a manuscript library. Some documents about traditional medication, Balinese literature, myths, religious texts, Balinese traditional folks and sacred art are available in this place. All of the manuscripts are hand written texts which are wrote down on the special palm leaf strips “rontal”, member of palm family.
Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan
Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan are located in Sukasada district + 24 Km south of Singaraja. Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan look like a twin lake. There are some small temples around the lakes with their specific functions for Hindus Balinese. At the bank of Lake Tamblingan, there is Ulun Danu temple where the visitors can see some pagodas.
Ambengan village is situated on a green hill in the Sukasada district. Due to this area is located in hilly areas, thus the majority of the villagers are farmers. This village is decorated with beautiful rice field terraces.
The water is cascading down + 35 meters splashing onto the boulders below taking into account the steady increase of visitors. Some facilities such as hotels and restaurants are built by the local government around this area.
Sidetapa village is one of the oldest villages in this middle part of North Bali, exactly located 20 Km west of Singaraja. The name of Sidetapa derives from the word “sida” which means “wounded” and “tapa” which means “concentrating mind”.
Banjar Hot Spring
Banjar hot spring is located in Banjar Village. Many tourists from all over the world have visited this place. This hot water contains minerals and sulfur that comes from the surrounding hills is flowed to the multi-swimming pools.
The central tourism activities are directly to Lovina area. Lovina is located in Kalibukbuk Village. Lovina beach area has its main beach characteristics with calm sea water, blackish coloured sand and coral reefs with tropical fish. Lovina is suitable for water recreation such as diving, snorkeling, rowing and swimming. Some accommodations such as hotels, restaurants, café and resort can be found around Lovina area.
Banjar Buddhist Monastery
This monastery is located in the village of Banjar Tegeha + 18 Km west of Singaraja. The impressive features are a huge temple bell, donated from Thailand, panels depicting Buddha fables and Buddha sculptures.
Melanting waterfall is located in Munduk village, exactly in the middle of the coffee and clove plantations. Its natural beauty, the sound of the birds, splashing water and its atmosphere gives a natural impression for the visitors.
It is located in quite, unspoiled and peaceful beach + 50 Km west of Singaraja City, exactly in Pemuteran Village. The beach in this area contains beautiful coral reef which is good for diving and snorkeling activity. Besides the visitors can also enjoy the wonderful sunset that is backed by Semeru mountain in East Java. Some good accommodations, clinic and restaurants can be found around this area.
Banyuwedang Hot Spring
Banyuwedang hot spring offers hot mineral water appears from under surface of the sea when the sea level rose. This hot spring can be reached in 15 Minutes from Pemuteran Village by Public transportation.
This island is located 76 Km west of Singaraja City. Menjangan Island is a coral island located in the northwest corner of Bali. The beauty and mystery of underwater life can be discovered in this area. It is part of the West Bali National Park and all life in this area are protected by the park rangers in Labuhan Lalang.
It is located + 53 Km west of Singaraja exactly in Gerokgak district. Pulaki temple is one of the Dang Kahyangan temples (main temple) in Bali. All Hindus from any other regencies, island and countries are able to do any spiritual activity in this temple. The visitors can find thousands of monkeys who live around this temple.
Pura Beji (Beji Temple)
Beji Temple is located in the village of Sangsit + 8 Km east of Singaraja. This temple dedicated to the rice goddess, Dewi Sri. This temple belongs to the members of the local irrigation board called “Subak”, rice farmers who formed a society with authority to allocate available water for irrigation purpose. Almost all parts of the temple are decorated by Buleleng carving style, shaped vines and floral motifs that are the characteristic of northern Bali.
Labuhan Lalang has a nice long jetty and a marina stocked with boats for divers out to nearby Nusa Menjangan. It is setting on the sea nearby West Bali National Park. The visitors can go to Menjangan Island from this jetty.
Jayaprana (Teluk Terima)
Teluk Terima is a place where I Nyoman Jayaprana died. This graveyard is located in the West Bali National Park area. This graveyard located on a hill overlooking a bay called the Teluk Terima. Now, this graveyard becomes a holy place, many people come and pray in this place.
Ponjok Batu Temple
Ponjok Batu Temple is located in Ponjok Batu beach in Tejakula district. This temple is categorized as Dang Kahyangan (main temple in Bali). In this temple, many people of Buleleng are asking for recovery of various diseases with certain offerings.
Pasar Anyar is the biggest traditional market in Buleleng. The visitor can have all of the harvests, various households and all stuffs for daily needs in this market. The prices are certainly negotiable in this market.