Adresse: Jl. Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng
It seems like walking into The Jungle Book. The fabled Balinese jungle is a special place where you can gaze across the tops of coconut palms on a zip-line, coast on a sky-bike on a rice terrace or dangle 30 metres on a swing among vines and broad leaves as you admire the amazing view. Hike through fruit groves, coffee plantations and vast stretches of rice paddies (the one for reaching the Cascades of Aling-Aling in Sembongan is breathtaking while the one for the Sekumpul Waterfall is difficult but absolutely spectacular), swim in natural pools and cross a bridge suspended amid the lush vegetation of tamarinds and bright red trees, rejuvenate yourself in the cascading waters of Tukad Cepung or delve into observing an uncontaminated village such as Pengelipuran. But there’s more - you can play with monkeys in the Monkey Forrest of Ubud (be sure to remove necklaces and close your backpacks, they’re quite cheeky!), jump on a trampoline for 30 minutes immersed in the tropical landscape or take a spin on a Mountain Bike across the enchanting Balinese high plains to reach the jungle of Mount Batur. For an adventure perfect for the more audacious visitors, it is possible to rent a “luxury buggy” to participate in rallies through the luxurious nature or a motor-cross bike to take a spin through the rainforest of Tabanan amidst waterfalls, rivers, boulders and rice paddies or go rafting early in the morning along the Ayung River among the bamboo. The perfect conclusion to a day on this idyllic island is surely a romantic dinner on a terrace immersed in a paradisiacal scene among acacias and mangroves, lulled by the sounds of nature, enjoying delicious local dishes. These are just some of the electrifying activities that the wild Balinese jungle has to offer visitors, along with the civets, macaques, barking deer and approximately 300 varieties of birds.
Unusual Architecture for Meditation - Taman Ujung Water Palace
In 1909, the King of Karangasem ordered two architects to build a pool in the aquatic garden of Taman Ujung which would serve as a place of rest and meditation as well as a location to entertain the kingdom’s guests.