Cow and volcano, Gilimanuk, Bali, Indonesia

Cow and volcano, Gilimanuk, Bali, Indonesia

Cow and volcano, Gilimanuk, Bali, Indonesia


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Gilimanuk is as west as you'll get on Bali. Overlooking the Bali Strait, from Gilimanuk you can see Java to the west with the jaw-dropping peaks of Gunung Raung and Gunung Ijen sitting atop it. If you thought Balinese volcanoes looked big, wait till you see these.

While the vista is beyond impressive, given it is located midway between Pemuteran and Medewi on a western spur off the round-Bali road, pretty much the only reason you'd actually find yourself in Gilimanuk is if you're arriving or departing Bali for Java.

The town is built around the main ferry terminal which operates 24 hours a day transporting just about everything (except rabid dogs) back and forth. It truly is a sight to be seen and locals often joke that the port doesn't run as well ... Read our complete Gilimanuk travel guide

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