Bali Island Articles


Treasure island
Religion in Bali
Bali a Shopper's Paradise
Bali's Beaches
Bali Destinations
Boutique Hotels in Bali
Candidasa Bali's Eastern Hub
How to pick the airline to fly to Bali ?
Understanding the Language of the
Nightlife in Bali
Sukawati Art Market
Sunset Dinner at Jimbaran Beach
The Art of Tropical Living
The Ulundanu Temple of Bedugul
A weekend at Pita Maha



Candidasa Bali's Eastern Hub

Find other destinations with serenity in Bali outside renown
spots like Sanur, Kuta and Nusa Dua. Come to the eastern
frontier of Bali. There you will get to Candidasa, an active
fishing village. Candidasa Beach is the most popular beach
area in the Karangasem regency. This area has adjacent
destinations that offer more choices during your visit in east
Bali. Rich cultural heritage of the tribe origin of Bali at
Tenganan, the mother temple of Bali at Besakih, the
magnificent ruins at Taman Ujung and many more. So Candi dasa can be a hub of your next tour here. 

Candi dasa Beach is the eastern destination that is best
equipped with accommodation possibilities and restaurants. The resort has undergone fast growth since the 1980s when there was basically nothing at all except for a few local houses. Facilities were built to add multiple choices for the sake of guests' convenience. Many visitors made their time to visit this destination to see some unspoiled destination outside the main areas. Now also an increasing number of package tours are offered that also include this area.

Visitors who would like to have a round trip in Bali, they
usually include Candidasa in their itinerary. Candidasa with
its laid back palm-fringed beaches make the atmosphere here sonatural. And its all still original. To enjoy the day, you can hire a jukung outrigger for snorkeling or fishing.

From here you can continue your visit to Tenganan village. It
is considered to be the origin of the Balinese tribe. The
village is strategically surrounded by hills. Unique tradition
they inherited differentiates them from other Balinese. They
have an annual tribe ritual with pandan war attraction.

The ancient tradition is maintained and adjusted with modern
life preserved and maintained to survive and grow. Tenganan
has 2 unique handicrafts, double ikat fabrics and atagrass
accessories. There are some art shops inside the village that
are owned and managed by the local people. Beautiful ikat
handwoven fabrics will be a nice giveaway for taking home.

In the eastern part there are the pleasure palaces called
Tirtagangga. It is a complex that comprises of spring-fed
bathing pools, fountain and decorative ponds. Tirtagangga
literally means 'holy water of the Ganges'. It was built after
World War II by the king of Karangasem. In the past the main
function of this spring was for a resource of holy water for
ritual ceremonies. Nowadays it is also used as a recreation

For those who are interested in marine activities, eastern
Bali offers complete 'menu' like diving sites at Amed and
Tulamben. The most favorite diving site is near the shipwreck
of US transport ship that sunk by the attack of Japan troops
during the World War II. Very popular among most divers that
include both Amed and Tulamben in their Candidasa holiday.


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