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Things to see and do

Yeh Gangga Beach

While people have drowned on this beach when all they wanted to do was have a dip in the ocean, it remains popular with surfers who head out daily to try their skills at the punishing waves with some success. Better than this for the average visitor is a walk along the beach which stretches for many kilometres in both directions. It is sometimes full with locals playing football, sitting in ... Read more about Yeh Gangga Beach .


The process is labour intensive, but surprisingly efficient with moulds used to stamp the clay into the shape of roof tiles which are then stored on racks prior to firing. There are also other ceramics made in town from white clay shipped in from Kalimantan. Many of these ceramics find their way into gift shops in the major tourist towns in the south and Ubud. To visit the workshops of ... Read more about Pejaten .


These palaces in themselves are only of passing interest and most travellers may not appreciate the significance attached to them by locals. They are both home to a royal dynasty which is now in its 10th iteration. Within Puri Anyar lives the eccentric prince and you should seek him out if you visit his palace. His English is very good, his hospitality very warm and there is a possibility that ... Read more about Kerambitan .

Pura Taman Ayun
Jalan Ayodya, Mengwi

It's a stop on main day trips by tour buses around the island and you will see many people spilling into the temple and leaving just as quickly. It doesn't really do this place justice as the most impressive thing about it is the shaded jungle feel down the back of the property where you can sit and contemplate for a little while. Better still is a rest on the shores of the moat which ... Read more about Pura Taman Ayun .

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Yeh Gangga? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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