Visiting Singaraja, Bali

Bali is a paradise and Singaraja is the second largest town in the island. Singaraja is a place that you will definitely want to visit as a tourist. This area has some of the most pleasant gardens with colonial buildings, has some of the most beautiful avenues that have wonderful gardens with flowers that have the most beautiful aromas having cultural monuments in their avenues.

Close to 100,000 people call this wonderful area home and these people all are known to live harmonious lives. Each area you visit in Singaraja is unique on its own and you will definitely enjoy exploring some of these areas. Many tourists who come from Lovina will visit this place will only consider spending a single night here since there are only a few places that you can find some of the high quality restaurants offering accommodation. When you arrive here you can head east where you will find many cultural sites and monuments located here. Some of these sites include Pura Meduwe Karang, Sangsit and Jagaraga.

Rice fields in North Bali

Gedong Kirtya
Gedong Kirtya is one place that has one of the libraries in the world that have lontar manuscripts and is the area where many tourists will be seen heading to so as to be able to quench their thirst with the rich historical information that this place has. On the rontal tree is where many historical information about the lontar manuscript were recorded. There are a variety of topics close to 6000 texts that involve black magic, philosophy, astrology, religion, folklore, medicine and customs. They are as well written in a variety of languages including English, German, and Dutch, Indonesian, Balinese and many others.  L.J.J. Caron was the founder of the library in the year 1928.

Puri Agung Singaraja
This place is also known as Puri Gede Buleleng and is the place where the royal Palace of Puri Agung Singaraja is located. The royal family of Buleleng who are recently not in power sometimes back inhibited this area. In the 20th century this area had been destroyed but has however restored its glory. Inside you will not fail to see the images of the royal family.
The last raja of Buleleng was was Anak Agung Panji Tisna who ruled from 1908 to 1978 and was the founder of Lovina. He managed to escape execution when Japaese invaded the area during the World War 2.

You can use bemo bus services when travelling to Singaraja and you will find three of these. You will pay close to Rp 5000 when using these bemo buses when moving around Singaraja. When approaching the West you will find Banyusari terminal which heads towards Lovina, Seririt and Gilimanuk. When going to the East Penarukan terminal will take you to Amlapura through Tulamben.