EAST SIDE BALI TOUR
08:00 - Pick up at hotel
Tegenungan Waterfall (IDR 20k/person)
Kertagosa, Klungkung Royal Palace (IDR 20k/person)
Traditional Salt maker (free)
Bali Luwak Coffee Garden and Plantation at Tenganan Village (free)
Tenganan Village (Donation IDR 10k/person)
Lunch at Candidasa area
Back to hotel
Tour Price : Rp 650.000 / car (2 - 7 persons)
Included : Full AC Private Car + Gasoline + Balinese English speaking driver
Excluded : Entrance Fee, Snack, Softdrink, Water, Lunch
Duration : 8 - 10 hours
Overtime : Rp 50.000 / hour for extra hour (30 minutes = 1 hour)
EAST SIDE BALI TOUR
East Bali Tour is a Bali Full Day Tour is to Visit places of interest in eastern part of Bali Islands with professional Balinese Tours Driver as your guide. East Bali Tour will visit tourist destination like Goa Lawah Temple is a Balinese Hindu cave temple where thousands of bats have a nest inside of this cave, Tenganan Village Is a traditional Balinese country side with unique cultures and social life. It is a Private Bali Tours offering you a memorable experience of the local region along with our professional who is always providing our best service. East Bali Tour will more enjoyable with our Bali Tours Driver and full air-conditioning car transfer. The delicious set lunch will be served at local restaurant at Candidasa area to complete your East Bali Tour with a memorable one. Below is short description places of interest will be visit during East Bali Tour.
Kerta Gosa consists of two buildings (bale), namely akerta Gosa Bale and Bale Kambang. Bale Kambang called because the building is surrounded by a pond that is Gili Park. The uniqueness Kerta Gosa with Bale Kambang this is surface on the ceiling or roof bale is decorated with traditional painting style of Kamasan (a village in Klungkung) or style of puppet that is very popular in the community Bali. Initially, the paintings that decorate the ceiling are made of cloth and parba. New since 1930 is replaced and created at the top of the plasterboard direstorasi ago according to the original image is still intact and up to now. Cultural heritage as Kingdom Semarapura, Gosa and Kerta Bale Kambang enabled to judge the matter and the religious ceremony that is especially yadnya cut teeth (mepandes) like children king.
Function of the two buildings is closely related to the function of education through the paintings that were presented at the puppet ceiling buildings. The paintings are a series of stories that take on the key themes, namely Swargarokanaparwa and parwa Bima Swarga a guide punishment Karma Phala (result of the good-bad deeds performed during a human lifetime) and the re-incarnation into the world because of the deeds and sin - sin. Because no one said that if the psychological, theme paintings decorate the ceiling Kerta Gosa building load values education mental and spiritual. Painting is divided into a row of six terraced.
Story of Painting at Kerta Gosa Building
Bottom row illustrates the themes derived from Tantri Story. Suite second from the bottom illustrates the theme of the story. Bimaswarga in Swargarakanaparwa. Catenarian next theme Bagawan Kasyapa story. Fourth row to take a theme that is characteristic Palalindon or meaning and the meaning of the occurrence of earthquakes in mythologist. Continuation of the story is taken from the theme Bimaswarga painted on the fifth row that is located almost on the cone-shaped roof building. In the last row or the sixth place by a description of the life of Nirwana. In addition to the building ceiling Kerta Gosa, puppet paintings also decorate the ceiling in the west that is Kerta Gosa Bale Kambang. On the palate this painting Bale Kambang puppet who comes to take the themes from the story of Kakawin Ramayana and Sutasoma.
The theme comes from guide kakawin this function that the building is the place Bale Kambang under one's belt religious ceremony that is Manusa Yadnya cut teeth children in Klungkung king. The attractiveness of Kerta Gosa paintings than in the traditional style of Kamasan at Kerta Gosa Bale and Bale Kambang, other important heritage that is still around and cannot be separated in terms of the value of history is noble pemedal (gate). Pemedal Court located in the west Kerta Gosa emits a very cultural heritage values Palace. Pemedal this Court on the value of art are traditional Balinese architecture. This is the gate that functions as a cantilever holder of the throne of power mechanisms (Dewa Agung) in Klungkung for over 200 years (1686-1908). In the event of war against the Dutch military expedition known as the Puputan Klungkung on 28 April 1908, the holder of the throne last Dewa Agung Jambe followers and autumn. (The recording of this monument is now enshrined in Puputan Klungkung which is located across the Kerta Gosa). After the defeat in the building core Palace Semarapura (viscera) and destroyed the settlement was made. Rubble highest remaining Kerta Gosa, Bale Kambang Taman Gili with its Portal Palace and the object appeared to be a very interesting both in the tourism and especially cultural historical studies. Kerta Gosa was also work as the center court during the Dutch colonial bureaucracy in Klungkung (1908-1942) and since nominated officials head into indigenous areas in the kingdom of Klungkung (Ida I Dewa Agung Negara Klungkung) in 1929. In fact, the court used equipment such as chairs and tables, wood carving and the paint is still there prade (gold paint). Objects to the evidence the court heritage institutions such as the traditional customs that apply in Klungkung in the colonial period (1908-1942) and the period of Japanese occupation (1043-1945). In the year 1930, had made the restoration of the painting there is a puppet in Kerta Gosa and Bale Kambang painted by the artists of Kamasan. Restoration last painting done in 1960.
Making salt from sea water is a traditional livelihood in the Kusamba area, about 1 hour from Denpasar. Nowadays only a couple small communities, namely at Amed village and Jemeluk, 3 hours from Denpasar still make salt. There, out on the beach, you can see large open areas full of rows and rows of wooden trays filled with slowly evaporating sea water transforming into salt, as well as strange large conical structures and plots of square ‘fields’ of dark soil, all resting under the lovely gaze of Mt. Agung, Bali’s sacred mountain. The temperature on the beach here is 37 Degree Celsius - 42 Degree Celsius, very hot sands
Several generations ago the beaches at Lipah, Tulamben and other villages were also filled with these salt making structures. Nowadays those beach side properties sport low-key boutique resorts. Many local families have given up the tedious, low-income salt making profession.
|salt-making trays at Amed beach with Mt. Agung in background|
But a few poor families continue with their salt-making tradition. For outsiders it’s quite an interesting sight- the rows and rows of wooden trays lining the beach. Whenever I pass them, I always think, “Wow, look at that unusual sight! I wonder how they go about making salt?!” And so, one day I stopped by to find out. Turned out the process is considerably more complicated and time-consuming than I’d guessed. In all, it takes about 8-10 days to turn sea water into salt here in Kusamba. This is how it goes:
|carrying sea water to the salt-making fields|
Step 1: Take sea water from the sea and pour it into prepared soil fields. Workers carry the water in double-bucket shoulder poles.
Step 2: Smooth the soil in fields to allow even drying. Allow salt water to dry/ evaporate for three days.
Step 4: Rake the dried, salty soil paddies to break them up.
Step 5: Put broken up soil into the cones.
Step 6: Stamp down soil inside the cones.
Step 7: Collect more sea water and pour it over soil in the cones.
Step 8: Allow sea water to seep down through the soil.
Step 9: Gather the filtered salty water from below the cones. Step 10: Pour this water into the drying trays.
Step 11: Allow to dry and evaporate for 3-4 days. Now they have salt!
Step 12: Collect fresh salt in baskets for sale.
|preparing the cones for salt-making|
Quite unfortunately for salt makers, they have no outside market for their salt. Not even cities in Bali like nearby Amlapura or the capital, Denpassar, let alone to Jakarta. Their salt is all sold locally to Amed area families. It only fetches 1000- 1500 rp/ kilo. (about 10- 15 cents/ kilo). A salt maker can make about 70-100 kilos/ week. If all sold, he can make 70,000- 100,000 rp/ week. (about $8- $11) Half of that goes to land rental. With the remaining profit he can feed his family for about a week. So it seems he can just about make ends meet for his labor.
|breaking up the salt-laden earth|
On a bright note, according to an article I read recently on the Amed salt, some restaurants and even big resorts in south Bali have begun to order and use Amed salt for cooking. Let’s hope its popularity with big-scale restaurants continues to grow. Perhaps the local salt-makers could get a better price for their efforts?
|salt fields, cone and the Bali Sea at Amed|
In the meantime, a local man has opened Cafe Garam (‘garam’ means ‘salt’ ) with the hope of promoting Amed’s salt-making. To this end, the Cafe has a display desk with pictures and step by step descriptions of the salt making process. Any of the staff will eagerly explain the process in more detail to any curious visitors. One of the large cones and a row of the drying tray also stand in the center of the cafe. Cafe Garam sells Amed salt in various decorative boxes and bags, of course at prices much higher than the 1000rp/kg local rate. The cafe itself is an open-aired circular restaurant made of wood. It’s very relaxing and cosy. Beyond the cafe, out towards the beach sit salt-making trays, cones and fields. It’s just a stroll outside to take a look firsthand at all the curious structures. And, if you get up super early, or luck out midday, you’ll also get to watch salt-makers in action. It’s a cool place to stop by for a visit while staying in Amed.