This exciting tour is part culture and part archaeology. Explore the history of Bali, Indonesia's Hindu roots when you visit several destinations and meet interesting people associated with the field. Your expedition will take you to the Gedung Arca Museum, Pura Gumang Temple, Pegulingan Temple, and the home of a Balinese priest.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
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Ubud is also home to great faith. Relics and sacred destinations dot the region and make for a fascinating and engaging time whatever your spiritual beliefs may be. This special tour exposes you to the history and culture of Bali in a very human and hands-on manner. Visit several different destinations with an expert guide, and meet amazing people along the way:
• Museum Gedon Arca - The first stop of your tour takes you to see an ancient sarcophagus (a stone coffin), which may be 2,000 or up to 2,500 years old. This extraordinary archaeology museum has a relics dating back to the Bronze Age, Stone Age, and even the prehistoric era.
• Pura Gumang Temple - Next, you will have the privilege of meeting with Pak Dola, the temple's archivist. Take a moment to appreciate the old solar and lunar calendars, as well as the spectacular view.
• Pegulingan Temple- Established in 1178 AD during King Masula Masuli's reign, this temple holds the largest stupa Buddha (a mound holding a container of holy Buddhist relics) in all of Bali. Take a moment to appreciate the architecture, and notice how well it has withstood the test of time and nature.
• Lunch Break - Fuel up for your remaining adventure with lunch in Banjar. Here, you'll enjoy a delicious, authentic Balinese meal.
• Palm Leaf Manuscripts - Finally your tour concludes at the home of a Balinese priest. He is gracious enough to welcome you into his home, and is pleased to show you his collection of manuscripts written on palm leaves that cover subjects such as astrology, astronomy, genealogy, healing, history, and homeopathy.
Bali was settled in 4,000 B.C., and though much has changed, relics of the past remain. Make them a part of your Balinese getaway when you add this fascinating tour to your travel itinerary.
NOTE: Please remember that the destinations you will visit and the items you will observe hold sacred meaning; as such, please be respectful of this fact, regardless of your personal faith. It is highly advisable to bring a sarong on this tour.
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