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Another one of the main regencies that help make up for the beautiful and perhaps, one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world, Bali is the city of Tabanan. With an expansive area of approximately 839.33km, the city is home to up to 400,000 people hailing from varied backgrounds.

While the city is comparatively smaller than most major cities in Bali and the world, Tabanan is divided into ten different districts on the basis of the geographical distinction followed by population accordingly. These ten districts are: Selemadeg, Selemadeg Timur, Selemadeg Barat, Kerambitan, Tabanan district, Kediri, Marga, Baturiti, Penebel and Pupuan.

Each of these destinations has something unique to offer to its visitors. For instance, the Penebel district located in the North of Tabanan consists of wide expanding paddy fields that allows visitors an insight into the local farming culture and rural life of Bali. At the same time, the more developed region of Tabanan such as the main city area offers tourists with experiences that are individualistic only to the city life including the diverse entertainment and adventurous activities as well as the shopping experiences that might not be available anywhere else.

The atmosphere is Bali is quite cool especially given the terraced land that lies against the spell-binding background of the two different mountains which are located quite close to the city of Tabanan. These mountains are, Mount Batukaru and Mount Agung. Lying on an altitude of approximately seven hundred meters, the cool atmosphere is what makes up for a wonderful experience in Tabanan.

However, the main attraction of the place remains to be its agricultural fields that the heads of Tabanan city have especially put in special effort in preserving. The tourism facilities are quite comforting too with hotels, resorts and homestays available just a skip away from all the important place around the city of Tabanan. Enjoy Tabanan’s natural beauty at simple prices and zero complications.


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West Bali is simply beautiful and offers an array of adventure activities to indulge in, these days tourism agents have understood our needs and are customizing our trips and giving, I am an adventure lover and so I took up this two day and one night adventure tour to Bali. West Bali is one place that has plenty of adventurous spots in store for us. Some of the best locations over here can never be experienced anywhere else in the world. Apart from indulging in adventure activity this place also gave scope for enjoying Bali nature at its best. We were given plenty of boarding locations to head towards our activity locations, our first day started with visit to the bird conservation, driving alongside the Gilimanuk bay coast line, the best part of the trip was that we got plenty of scope to experience the tropical forests of West Bali, then we enjoyed the plantations locations here and halted at many places to capture the natural beauty alongside. Riding on the muddy roads were super cool, jeeps were provided to us and the trekking part was not only fun but adventurous too. The next day was visit to the waterfalls and local villages. The trek is challenging and needs lot of stamina though. This trip is novel and great in fact. I personally feel that the organizers could have reduced the number of intake, so that the place can be enjoyed in a better way. Well all these being said, the food, stay and service were a great value for our penny spent!

People Also Ask About Tabanan

  1. Travel Advice:

    • Less crowd, more fun: Bali is one of the most popular holiday destination in the world. Thus, tourism in this place is ever rising. Crowds from all over the world flock to Bali every year. And thus, it can get quite crowded. Check for the peak period and avoid staying in clichéd regions of the city. Instead opt for central mountains or the western coasts that are more chilled out.

    • Choose the right stay: The place can get quite crowded and it is obvious, with crowd coming in, the reservations can get full too. Thus, it becomes essential for one to choose the right type of hotel or resort that you will be staying in. Find your perfect spot in the perfect destination for the right kind of experience in this beautiful city before it is too late.

    • Embrace their local culture, traditions and beliefs: Tabanan is primarily dominated by lesser developed regions. The people may not be as advanced as you. Moreover, the life is quite simple too. Additionally, Bali is known to the world as the hub for intense spiritual beliefs and customs. Thus, it is important to respect the religious rules that roost in the place as well.

    • Drinking laws: Bali as a whole doesn’t consist of an established minimum drinking age as such. However, they do expect the crazy night-life lovers to be in control. Alcohol is easily obtainable from super markets and convenience stores, so no worries there.

  2. Things to do in Tabanan city:

    • Village tour on an ATV: Like mentioned previously, the city of Tabanan is primarily surrounded by rural atmosphere. It is time for you to explore this field while sitting on an ATV. Navigate through the rice fields and seaside cliffs with the sight of beautiful coastlines while experiencing the beautiful Tabanan in the most unique manner possible.

    • Dirt bike rides through the outskirts of Tabanan: Are you the kind that enjoys adventures? Do you feed on your adrenaline rush? Well, Tabanan has just the perfect activity planned for you. Hire a dirt bike and explore the natures of Bali in the most thrilling fashion ever. Go on rides on the beaches, explore the traditional coastlines of the Balinese villages and eat at a local restaurant – all by yourself.

    • Feast at the ethnic gulling stalls on Tabanan: Whether you’re a foodie or not – this activity will truly allow you to experience Tabanan for the way it is. Roam around and get a chance to feast at the ethnic, gulling stalls of Tabanan. The seasoned food items will leave your taste buds tingling for more.

    • Bedugal Day tour: This tour is especially designed for those who would like to go on a productive yet comfortable sightseeing session. This will allow you a perspective on many famous locations in and around the Tabanan city including the royal family temple, the lush green paddy rice terraces, floating ocean temples, the ruins of the Dutch architecture and more.

  3. What will you like in Tabanan city:

    • Shopping at the night market in Tabanan city: Always enjoyed shopping? Well, here’s the perfect place for you to shop at. Not only will you love the products that go on sale at this market but the ambiance at the place is also quite enthralling. Gain a different perspective of the locals in this region by understanding their culture of bargaining as well.

    • Land cruising at Waka: Want to experience Tabanan in a different way? Have you ever heard of land cruising? Well, here’s a chance for you to explore the beautiful, expansive lands of Waka – located not very far from the heart of the city while cruising on a nice means of transport.

    • Enjoy the Barong dance performances: As far as entertainment is concerned, this is well taken care of by the locals of Tabanan in order to ensure proper care and service for its visitors. Don’t miss the Barong dance performances that typically take place at numerous temples in and around Tabanan.

  4. Recommended reads for destination

    Government website: 

    Bali Tourism


    Others: 

    TripAdvisor Travel Forum


    Books on Tabanan city: 

    The history of Tabanan city, Lonely Planet – Bali.


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