"Tabanan Regency" Tabanan by mkurniawan

Tabanan Travel Guide: 68 reviews and 262 photos

About Tabanan

Demography

Tabanan regency is one of 8 districts/1 city which have agriculture characteristic, with width of the area about 893.33 kmĀ² (19.9% from width of Bali island). Administratively Tabanan regency divided into 8 subdistricts, 10 administrative villages, 103 villages, 663 sub-villages, 663 environments, and 374,129 people with rate of growth 0.71%.

As agriculture area, so agriculture become the mean of livelihood of the people namely about 50.16%, while commercial sector, hotel and restaurant are the second of mean of livelihood about 15.6%, and others is done in household industrial about 11.27% and services sector about 10.93%.

Geography
Geographically Tabanan regency has strategic position because it located between Badung Regency in the east and Buleleng Regency in the north, Jembrana Regency in the west and Indonesian ocean in the south.

This regency is also has some potencial tourism object like Tanah Lot Temple and it Beach, Klating Beach, Soka Beach, Bedugul, Alas Kedaton and other objects that potencial to be developed

Tabanan contain of 8 distric, 113 Vilage and 729 duty banjar, and 333 adat vilage

the 8 distric are:

Kediri
Marga
Baturiti
Tabanan
Kerambitan
Selemadeg
Selemadeg Barat
Selemadeg Timur
Pupuan
Penebel

Pura Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot tourism obyek is located at Beraben Village, Kediri district, Tabanan Regency, its about 13 KM east Tabanan. This place is suitable to watching sunset panorama, so many tourist came here in the afternoon to watch the sunset.

The most tourist destination in Tabanan is floating Temple Tanah Lot, the uniquely this temple is located in the sea

Tanah Lot is dedicate to Baruna God (The sea guardian god)

Local Tales
According local tales this temple built by a brahmana (Hinduism God). The bramnana misionaries from java. He is Danghyang Nirartha which succesed to spread hiduism in Bali citizen and establish Sad Kahyangan in 16th century. at that time the Bendesa Beraben is ruled Tanah Lot, and than Bendesa Beranden Follower leaving him and as a Danghyang Niratha Follower. And with Danghyag Nirartha power and almighty, He can move the stone into coast. and establish the temple there and he also changed the scarf as a guardian snake. nowdays the guardian snake still exist. The end the tales is Bendesa Beraben as a Danghyang Nirartha Follower

Alas kedaton or Holy Forest

Alas Kedaton is a small forest about 12 Ha, here there are hunderds of monkey in ther open space natural habitat. Alas Kedaton is one of the place in Bali where the monkeys live and exist, free and peaceful. except the monkey in Alas Kedaton also lives thousand Bat hanging on the tree

In the center of Forest there are a temple Alas Kedaton or known as Pura Sad Kahyangan

  • Last visit to Tabanan: Mar 2007
  • Intro Updated Apr 29, 2007
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