Five Great Mountain Temples to Visit in Bali

The temples of Bali are a significant part of Balinese culture and life. To visit a temple during a festive period is a magical experience for the traveller. There are temples, big and small, scattered all across the island but I have always found the mountain temples to be the […]

Working Besakih temple into a day trip in East Bali

Besakih temple is the most important temple in Bali. Though not the the most beautiful, Besakih is certainly the largest extending over 3kms into the surrounding forest. Perched on the western side of Gunung Agung, Besakih holds a special place for Balinese Hindus and visiting the temple to recieve blessings […]

The Ceremony of Eka Dasa Rudra: Bali

The preparations occurred in 1963 upon the request of President Sukarno and shortly after a massive volcanic eruption of Gunung Agung killed almost two thousand people. This highly religious and important festival was held again in the early months of 1979.

Earthquake Hits Sumatra

A 6.2 magnitude undersea earthquake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra yesterday but the state meteorology and geophysics agency said its epicentre was too deep to cause any damage.