Dear Valued guests, The Balinese Hindus do not celebrate the coming of the new year of Saka calendar with lavish party; they celebrate it with meditation instead. No activities are allowed to take place. These mandatory religious prohibitions include no pleasure (Amati lelangon), no traffic (Amati lelungan), no fire (Amati geni) and no work (Amati [...]
From 24–28 October, 2018, more than 150 writers, artists, thinkers and performers from across the world will converge for the 15th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, to share stories and ideas under the banner of this year’s theme, ‘Jagadhita’.
These must-see temples in Ubud offer you a glimpse into historical Bali with ancient reliefs and classical Balinese temple architecture. They also serve as cool retreats or brief stopovers along your leisure walks through town.
Honai Resort is a unique and traditional retreat centre in the countryside of Ubud. The resort is designed as a wellness resort, focusing on traditional therapies, spa treatments, organic cuisine, retreat, yoga and meditation.
The commonest comment given by Westerners on Balinese food is that it is 'spicy', as indeed it is. Very spicy. For most Balinese people, food without spices is similar to life without love. Whenever they cook, they make a generous use of kunyit (turmeric), cekuh (kaempferia galanga), jahe,(ginger), isen (alpinia galanga), bawang merah (shallot), bawang [...]
Galungan is about the victory of dharma over adharma. The series of Hindu religious ceremonies that are performed during this 10-day Festival Period are generally considered to be the most important ones of Hindu Bali. During this period the followers of the Balinese Hindu Dharma religion focus on the importance of living a life based on dharma
Besakih Temple, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years, sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. Besakih is an artistic and unique complex that comprises at least 86 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and 18 others. Besakih is the biggest and [...]