Bali (/’ba:li) is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Located east of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighboring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
The provincial capital, Denpasar, is the most populous city in the Lesser Sunda Islands and the second largest, after Makassar, in Eastern Indonesia. Bali is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism. Bali is Indonesia’s main tourist destination, with a significant rise in tourism since the 1980s. Tourism-related business makes up 80% of its economy.
It is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. The Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali. Other international events held in Bali include the Miss World 2013 and 2018 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. In March 2017, TripAdvisor named Bali as the world’s top destination in its Traveller’s Choice award.
Bali was inhabited around 2000 BCE by Austronesian people who migrated originally from the island of Taiwan to Southeast Asia and Oceania through Maritime Southeast Asia. Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are closely related to the people of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines and Oceania.
Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island’s west. Bali is the home of the Subak irrigation system, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also home to a unified confederation of kingdoms composed of 10 traditional royal Balinese houses, each house ruling a specific geographic area. The confederation is the successor of the Bali Kingdom. The royal houses are not recognised by the government of Indonesia; however, they originated before Dutch colonisation.
When we talk about Bali we cannot talk without mentioning tourist destination in Bali. Bali has so many natural attractions that you can go to. Not only the beaches, for example, a number of waterfalls were widespread in several districts. Many tourists who come to Bali take the time to visit the waterfall.
One of them is Sangsang Waterfall in Bangli Regency. With the beauty of its nature, this waterfall is a suitable place for relaxation. Come on, get to know this waterfall before you visit it! Bangli is a regency (kabupaten) of Bali, Indonesia. It has an area of 520.81 km2 and population of 197,210 (2004). Its regency seat is Bangli. Up till 1907, Bangli was one of the nine kingdoms of Bali.
The capital has a famous Hindu temple, the Pura Kehen, which dates from the 11th century. Bangli also has one village, lies surround a hill, Demulih. The northern part of the district includes the main road to the north coast passing through Kintamani and around the crater in which Gunung Batur sits.
From the Demulih hill, Bali Island, particularly its southern part can be seen – Kuta, Nusa Dua, Gianyar and a part of Klungkung. Bangli is the only regency in Bali which is landlocked. Bangli Regency is the only regency in Bali with no sea area. This regency is home to the mountain lakes and water sources that make Bali so fertile.
Numerous small villages are scattered across a landscape of rice terraces, lush valleys and luxuriant forests. It covers 520.81 square km of land and is divided into 4 sub-districts: Kintamani, Susut, Tembuku, and Bangli with Bangli as the capital city. Based on the statistics in June 2001, total population in Bangli Regency is 197.210 people with development priority emphasized in agriculture, tourism, and crafting industry.
Situated at 400 m above sea level, the mountain ranges of northern Bangli are the biggest producers of bamboos in Bali. Most of traditional buildings in Bali use bamboos from Bangli as materials for the roof. In the traditional buildings in the mountain ranges of Bangli, the bamboo is used as the roof cover. Crafting / Diligence of Bamboo is such a small industry in Regency of Bangli represent the pre-eminent commodity with local raw material that still enough available. Due to the history of administration in Bali during the monarchy system, Bangli had once taken an important part between the end of the 10th century and the beginning of the 11th century, or during the reign of the King Udayana from the Warmadewa dynasty.
Archaeological remains stored in Pura Bukit Panulisan in northern Kintamani can tell us a story of the Bali’s history. The lifestyle and the dialect of the people living in the mountain ranges of Kintamani show that it is not only inscriptions which can prove important role of Bangli in the past but also living evidences following the good implementation of its traditional lifestyle. Beside its cool weather and breathtaking views of the wildlife around the Batur Lake, various historical remains well preserved in the regency are another supporting tourism potential of Bangli. Various accommodation facilities and restaurants have been built.
There are tourism destinations in Bangli, beside Kintamani, there is ukit Jati, Taman Bali Raja, Kuning Waterfall, Kehen Temple, Eco Tourism, Penglipuran Traditional Village, Penglipuran Heroes Monumen, Bamboo Forest, Pengotan Traditional Village, Penelokan Tourist Resort, The Vulcano Museum of Mount Batur, Toyo Bungkah, Kedisan Village, Terunyan Village, Pancering Jagat Temple, Batur Temple, Pucak Penulisan Temple, Catur Kintamani Agrotourism, Dalem Balingkang Temple, Pantunan, Panorama of Puncaksari Temple, Demulih hill and many more.
One of the tourist destination in Bangli regency is Sangsang Waterfall. Sangsang Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in Taman Bali Village, Bangli District, Bangli Regency. Sangsang Waterfall is about 35km from Denpasar City or about 1 hour.
When driving to the location of the waterfall, you will pass a bridge. This bridge is an easy marker to get to the location. After arriving near the area, you can park your vehicle in the parking lot provided. After that, walk towards Sangsang Waterfall. Prepare yourself to walk about 5km to the location of the waterfall. Sangsang Waterfall location is in the middle of the forest. Access to the location via a path in the middle of the forest, climbing ravines and shrubs that make your trekking trip to Sangsang Waterfall quite impressive.
This waterfall gets the name “hidden waterfall” because this waterfall is still raw and not get a lot of touch from human. This is also the reason why the access to get to this waterfall is quiet difficult to go through.
Even though you have to give extra effort to reach this waterfall but the scenery you get when you reach the place is mesmerizing. The waterfall is surrounded by green tree and wild flower. Be careful because a lot of leech are there. There is no road sign to get there, so we suggest you to always be careful during your trip and ask local people to get valid information about the place. Don’t forget also to wear mosquito repellant to protect you from mosquito because this place is in the forest area.
Sangsang Waterfall is at the bottom of the valley with a height of 30m. The water discharge is quite large. Because of its height, you can see the beauty of thick water mist. The thick fog created by the impact of a waterfall with rocks below. If the added reflection of the sun, you will see a rainbow tinge. This scene looks exotic and beautiful. You’ll feel so comfortable enjoying the vegetation of tropical plants typical of the fertile highlands. You can also swim and feel the fresh waterfall immediately. The cold water will relax your muscles after a long walk. After playing water, rest in the surrounding gazebos. But before you go there, you should bring your own supplies because there are no food stalls around the waterfall. Spending time in a waterfall is definitely fun. But remember, save your energy for the trip back to your inn. Because you have to go through the same tiring road as in the beginning. It is recommended to leave the location of the waterfall before dark. Because there are no street lights yet.
During your tour in to sangsang waterfall, make sure your body always in the healthy condition. If you need a shot for your vitamin during your visit in Bali you can visit Unicare clinic to seeking the right IV vitamin for your body, in there you will be handled by a professional health care, and they will make sure that you will get the best treatment for your health. Even you can try to using your insurance too, they will be happy to help you to check whether your insurance will be work or not.
Unicare Clinic also provide the on call service for Bali Travelers, where they can go to your stayed place as long as its reachable for the team. Be brave to explore more place during your visit in Bali to create more good photos and don’t forget to inte