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Singaraja is the former captial of Bali. Its a city with hosptals, pharmacies, various banks, and many markets where you can be impressed with colors and smells of Balinese food. Singaraja is home of the Gedong Kirtya library, maintaining the famous lontar manuscripts and much Balinese literature. The harbour of Singaraja shows signs of Dutch colonialism with its old storage houses.
A 40 meter high waterfall. A path of about 1 km filled with souvenir warungs and shops where you can buy cheap clothes takes you to one the most breathtaking waterfalls in Bali. Sit down there and relax with the sound of the water, falling in the bouldered river.
At 6 o'clock in the morning you can take a local boat to see the doplhins in front of Lovina.
In the hills of Banjar is the Buddhist monastery. It it is in fabulous location is very peaceful and the decoration is beautiful Go there just to see it or meditate a while and return refreshed.
In Banjar you can visit the famous Hot Springs with sulphurous water and large water sprouts. Great time to go go is before breakfast you'll miss the crowds and the hassle of the local (tourist) market and take your breakfast on your return to Lovina fully refreshed. Alternatively make a day of it and do the Full Lovina Tour.
Bali has many many temples, each with their own meaning. East of Lovina you can find Beji Temple in Sangsit is dedicated to the Rice Goddess, Jagaraja temple remembers battles with the Dutch. To the west of Lovina is Pulaki Temple, is crowded with monkeys who are considered descendants of Dewa (God). Ulundanu Temple is located near Bedugul.
Large garden complex with many statues and flora.
A winding road leads you to Air Sanih, a natural fresh water pool, just a few kilometers from Singaraja.
Munduk is incredibly picturesque with rolling hills and valleys covered with rice terraces. You can do "jungle" trekking there.
In the West National Park where you can trek trough one of the most natural places in Bali. It is rich in flora and fauna to be seen, especially the endangered Bali Starling. Guides are available.
Lakes Tamblingan and Buyan
Great views of volcanic lakes, with plantations of flowers. You can even buy strawberries there.
This is a full day trip and you can include visit to Pura Ulun Danau at Bedugul, visit the market and travel to the Botanical Gardens. After a walk around the gardens return via the wonderful scenery of Munduk and maybe sample local grown coffee. Finish off by visiting the Budhist Temple and Hot Spring. Or go the other way around! Tell you driver how much or how little you want to do and he/she will be pleased to accommodate you.
In Lovina there are cosy bars where you can enjoy a cocktail or a Bintang beer and life music. Most famous bars are ZigiZ, Poco Bar and Planet Lovina.
At Lovina beach you can do Para sailing, waterskiing and kneeboarding.
Just Drive and see If you rent a motorbike or car its really worth to just drive around the villages and try some of the back roads. You will be surprised what you can see there. You'll probably run into a marriage, ceremony or cremation somewhere, where people will invite you to join, if you are daring enough to step towards them. Try one of the warungs in the villages and eat and drink what the Balinese daily eat.
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