From Bean to Bar: The Art of Chocolate Making at Mason Chocolates

Immerse yourself in the flavours of premium Indonesian chocolate with an insightful workshop hosted by Mason Chocolates. Witness the full ‘bean to bar’ process and make your very own artisanal chocolate creations. Shining, state-of-the-art stainless steel machines aren’t what one expects to see out in the middle of the Bali rice fields, but there they

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10 Unique Indoor Activities For When It’s Raining in Bali

Unfortunately for many sun-seeking vacationers, October to January in Bali is notorious for its wet weather. As the rainy season kicks in, the beaches become a little less appealing but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your time here on the island. So, what is there to do in Bali when it

Pura Dalem Balingkang: Remnants of an Ancient Kingdom

Deep within the basin of the Batur Caldera in Kintamani, tucked into the crater’s northern fringes, lies the remnants of an ancient kingdom. What was once the palace of the King of Bali is now a quaint temple known as Pura Dalem Balingkang. In the 12th century, Bali was ruled by Sri Jaya Pangus. His

Pura Goa Raja: The Mysterious Cave of Mt. Agung

Dedicated to the three cosmic dragons, especially Naga Basuki, Pura Goa Raja is said to be an entrance to a cave that travels deep into the heart of Mt.Agung, and beyond. Found at the foot of Bali’s most holy complex, Pura Besakih, Pura Goa Raja sits in relative obscurity on the slopes of Mt. Agung.

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Things to Do in Uluwatu: Where Culture Meets Leisure

Uluwatu – a region that makes up the southwestern tip of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula is one of the most sought-after destinations for tourists and locals alike. Blessed with some of the most breathtaking coastal scenes, from its pristine beaches and stunning cliffs to iconic landmarks and historical sites, Uluwatu is where one can experience both


eBikes Bali: Touring Ubud and Beyond on Electric Bicycles

One of the best ways to experience rural Bali is on a bicycle: faster than exploring on foot, but nimble enough to take you through small village roads and farm paths. Making such an adventure accessible to more people, eBikes Bali invites guests to jump on an electric bicycle and head to some of the

Into the Mist in Munduk

Mountain roads balance between the ridges that ascend into Bali’s central highlands, either hugged by sheer, fern-covered cliffs or opening to vast views of lowland scenes, objects shrinking with the distance: a thousand metres above sea level. These are the roads to Munduk, an alpine pocket where dewy rainforests and hidden waterfalls invite outdoor-types to

The Art of Writing on Lontar

Long before paper was considered a common writing medium, the ancient Balinese had a rather unique way to preserve their knowledge. They wrote on palm-leaf manuscripts, known locally as lontar. Nowadays, however, this unique form of writing has faced erosion. This is where Museum Pustaka Lontar (‘Lontar Library Museum’) emerges as a guardian, storing and


Ubud Waterfall Tours: Experience the Magic of Bali’s Natural Wonders

As much as its coastlines, Bali’s verdant and rugged interiors have become sought after destinations, where gorgeous river valleys and waterfalls are found deep within the island’s natural forests. Expertly guiding visitors into the heart of Bali is Ubud Waterfall Tours, inviting people on a real adventure to most iconic waterfalls around the cultural capital

Bunut Bolong: The Holy Hollow Tree

On the winding valley roads of Jembrana Regency stands a majestic and holy tree by the name of Bunut Bolong, a twisting and towering banyan that has a road running straight through its centre. As you travel up north from Medewi, up the picturesque mountain route that cuts through the verdant Pupuan countryside, it’s impossible

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The Ancient Inscriptions of Pura Dalem Guwang

Located in the village of Guwang, Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Pura Dalem Guwang is an important Hindu temple. Steeped in history and faith, the temple stands as a testament to the region’s traditions and beliefs. It is a site of worship and religious events for the residents of Guwang Village, featuring intricate architecture, Pura Dalem Guwang

A Guide to West Bali National Park: Into the Northwest Wilderness

On a far-flung corner of Bali, the distant West Bali National Park invites visitors to explore the riches of the island’s natural environment. Home to an array of flora and fauna living in the park’s variety of habitats, it is a destination for birdwatchers, nature lovers and escapists, far from the distractions of everyday life.


Petulu Bali and The Myths of White Herons

One of Ubud’s lesser-visited sites is Petulu Bali Village, famous for being the nesting site for thousands of white herons that flock to the area every evening in spectacular fashion. • About Petulu• Tips for Seeing the Herons• The Myth of Petulu Village About Petulu Village As you walk or drive around Bali, you are

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