Do you know where the Belulang Hot Spring is? Lately, the hot spring located at Belulang hamlet, Mengesta village, Penebel subdistrict, Tabanan, or approximately 40 km northwest of the city of Denpasar is frequently visited by community. Indeed, many domestic and foreign travelers visit this hot spring. Some travelers come to shower, while others want to enjoy the natural scenery of the local paddy fields.
The art of ngoncang or pounding mortar will jazz up the Buleleng Festival (Bulfest) to be opened on August 4, 2015. “There are tens of ngoncang troupes being ready to show off their artistic creativity. The participants are unique because they are entirely housewives in traditional attires,” said Committee Chairman of the Buleleng Festival 2015 doubling as the Head of the Buleleng Culture and Tourism Agency, Gede Suyasa, in the press conference at the Sunda Kecil House, Monday (Jul. 20).
The region of Pupuan in Tabanan actually has some tourist attractions remaining very natural and potential. One of them is the Blemantung waterfall. Unfortunately, due to lack of signpost, many travelers especially foreigners, are confused to look for this waterfall. Not a few visitors are forced to turn back because of confusion when looking for the location. Similarly, many residents of Tabanan, except for villagers of Pujungan, do not know about this waterfall.
Tabanan County retains potential coastal tourism. All this time, the widely known beaches are the Tanah Lot, Yeh Ganga, Pasut and Balian Beach. Actually there are many more beaches in Tabanan whose beauty is no less good to be enjoyed. One of them is Soka Beach located at Soka Kelod hamlet, Antap village, Selemadeg. Moreover, Soka Beach has belonged to one of the tourist attractions owned by Tabanan.
Puakan village retains a long history related to pilgrimage of Rishi Markandeya in the eighth century. Bali Tatwa palm-leaf manuscript carries that initially the rishi stayed in the Damalung Ashram in East Java. Then, he held a pilgrimage eastwards with the accompaniment of 800 followers. They arrived in a heavily wooded location in the heart of Mount Agung. At the location, they camped and opened agricultural areas.
The followers got epidemic and it claimed some casualties. With that condition, Rishi Markandeya asked for guidance and got answers that an error has occurred. He did not perform a ritual to ask for permission when they wanted to clear forest. In the journey, Rishi Markandeya ultimately held a ritual by burying Panca Datu or five types of metals (gold, silver, iron, bronze and tin) symbolizing the power of the universe.
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