UBUD & BEYOND


ELEPHANT CAVE TEMPLE (PURA GOA GAJAH)

Elephant Cave Temple is located at the Blahbatuh Village in Gianyar, Bali. It is about 27 km from Denpasar. This cave is built at the crevasse edge from the encounter of 2 rills that is called Pangkung river, where the irrigation is mixed with Petanu river flow. The encounter area of two rivers is called Campuhan. It owns the magical energy on the basis of Rwabineda Concept (two different energy).

On this basic concept hence Elephant Cave is intentionally built among two rivers. The word Goa Gajah is from the word of Lwa Gajah, the name of the Buddhist Temple or hermitage for Buddhist monk. The Goa Gajah name is written on Negarakertagama papyrus which is compiled by Mpu Prapanca on 1365 M. Lwa means the river and it reflect to the meaning that the hermitage is located at Gajah River or in Air Gajah. In the year inscription 944 Saka, it is mentioned with the name of "ser ring Air Gajah" that is meaning the Subak leader in Air Gajah. The word has mentioned that the hermitage of Lwa Gajah is located in Subak Air Gajah.

There is a relief which is almost looking like the form of mountain on the entrance of this cave. It was carved many designed on the relief like grove with the stick, close leaf, animal for example forest pig, tortoise, and specters. The cave mouth is decorated by the bas-relief with the eye turn around to the right or west side. There is an article letter of Kediri type from the early of 11 century was written on the wall left side or east side. There is a pool as a place to take the holy water (Tirtha) for Hindu ceremony which is located in the middle of the cave courtyard. This Holy Pool  is previously piled up by land and it has been found on 1954 by Krijgsman from the Ancient Department. The Holy Pool is equipped by the statue douche which is parallel arranged in two groups. If you interested to visit this temple, as well as the other temples around Ubud area, you can book our full day tour for approximately 8 to 10 hours trip - only for $45. To book the tour you can just simply fill the below booking form.



MONKEY FOREST

Monkey Forest in Ubud is a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the heart of Ubud village, precisely located in the region of Padang Tegal Village, Ubud sub disctrict and Gianyar Regency. Monkey forest in Balinese language called Wanara Wana are spread out in the island and Ubud Monkey forest itself own very important function of the continuity the monkey habitat in Bali. Meanwhile the local community own important role to keep this forest naturally in order to all wild animals able to live smoothly. Ubud Monkey Forest is dwelt by approximately 200 monkeys, pertained to long tail inclusive macaques or macaca fascicularis group which owns the wide disseminating area. Among the amount of monkeys living in this forest, there are approximately 23 adult male, 79 adult female and the other 98 babies. All the monkeys in this forest consisted of three groups, dwell certain area and use the certain place and certain time. 

owever it also happened that the entire group can use the forest and whenever two groups are existing at the same place and time, they will fight each other. These monkeys are believed as Gods Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, the Hindu Temple exist in the middle of the forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest and those are existing surround the forest and it is estimated built in the middle of 14th century, in the early governance of Gelgel Dynasty. Dalem Agung Temple is located in northwest from the forest represent the existence of most important temples. Beside of two others, that are Permandian Temple, in Westwide from this forest and Prajapati Temple which is located in southeast side where the place of Dewa Siwa (Lord Shiva), one of the Khayangan Temple in Padang Tegal Village. If you interested to visit monkey forest, we have a very interesting Ubud tour package to go with it.


Luwak coffee or Civet Coffee is coffee made from coffee cherries which have been eaten by and passed through the digestive track of the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxorus Hermaphroditus)

After collected, the beans are processed hygienically, and given only a medium roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process.

This Kopi Luwak proccess takes place only on island of Bali, Java and Sumatera in the Indonesian Archipelago. Producing no more than 300 kg per year and distributed throughout the world.

Some people try to breed the civet and given a coffee cherries to eat, they won't succeed. Our Kopi Luwak is origin from wild civet which live mutualism with coffee farmers. Civets use their nature insting to eat the best taste of coffee cherries in the coffee plantation.

If you interested to visit the Kopi Luwak coffee plantation for coffee tasting as well as learning the making process, or should you need any further information, you can contact us via Whatsapp / Viber messenger to this number : +6285237048168 (Lisa) or you can just simply fill this contact form as below.

 

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