Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Ryan Ver Berkmoes
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Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Surf Lombok's spectacular waves, shop all day and party all night in glitzy Seminyak, or soak up the traditional culture in Ubud; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Bali & Lombok and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet's Bali & Lombok Travel Guide:
- Colour maps and images throughout
- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
- Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
- Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
- Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, dance, music, theatre, handicrafts, architecture, environment, lifestyle, religion, politics, cuisine, customs, etiquette.
- Over 50 maps
- Covers Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Ubud, Gianyar, Bangli, Lombok, Bukit Peninsula, Ulu Watu, Nusa Penida, Gili Islands, Denpasar, Canggu, Echo Beach and more
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok, our most comprehensive guide to Bali & Lombok, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.
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- Looking for a guide focused on Bali? Check out Lonely Planet's Pocket Bali, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Ryan Ver Berkmoes
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sensation in Bali. As the facilities developed, the beach eroded – unthinkingly, offshore barrier-reef corals were harvested to produce lime for cement in the orgy of construction that took place – and by the late 1980s Candidasa was a beach resort with no beach. Mining stopped in 1991, and concrete sea walls and breakwaters have limited the erosion and now provide some tiny pockets of sand. The relaxed seaside ambience and sweeping views from the hotels built right on the water appeal to a more
distant sea, it is a relaxing place to stop for an hour. With more time you can hike the surrounding terraced countryside, which ripples with coursing water and is dotted with temples. A small valley of rice terraces runs up the hill behind the parking area. It is a majestic vision of emerald steps receding into the distance. 1Sights Tirta Gangga oTaman Tirta GanggaPALACE ( GOOGLE MAP ; adult/child 10,000/5000Rp, parking 2000Rp; hsite 24hr, ticket office 6am-6pm) Amlapura's
13Cafe Tenda Cak PoerC1 14OfficeA2 15SquareC2 6Drinking & Nightlife 16Hotel LinaC3 17Papaya CaféC2 7Shopping Asmara CollectionB1 Information 18Tourist PoliceA1 1Sights Pura Batu BolongHINDU TEMPLE ( GOOGLE MAP ; off Jl Raya Senggigi; admission by donation; h7am-7pm) It’s not the grandest, but Pura Batu Bolong is Lombok’s most-appealing Hindu temple, and particularly lovely at sunset. Join an ever-welcoming Balinese community as they leave offerings at the 14 altars and
is an almost mystical figure. A person of considerable skill and even greater endurance, the dalang sits behind a screen and manipulates the puppets while telling the story, often in many dialects. Stories are chiefly derived from the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and, to a lesser extent, the Mahabharata. You can find performances in Ubud, which are attenuated to a manageable two hours or less. Painting Balinese painting is probably the art form most influenced by Western ideas and
can rent the entire complex and throw a non-stop party. Bali & Lombok's Best Beaches Bali and Lombok are ringed by beaches, with sand from white to black and surf from wild to tame. They draw visitors in droves for sunbathing, yoga, running, surfing, snorkelling, diving and good times aplenty. With so many to chose from, you'll find one – or several – for any mood. Sunset at Kuta Beach, Bali MATTHEW MICAH WRIGHT / GETTY IMAGES © Beaches There are so many great beaches on Bali