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Bali and Candidasa Info

The History Of Bali

The History of Bali covers a period from the Paleolithic to the present, and is characterized by migrations of people and cultures from other parts of Asia. In the 16th century, the history of Bali started to be marked by Western influence with the arrival of Europeans, to become, after a long and difficult colonial period under the Dutch, an example of the preservation of traditional cultures and a key touristic destination.

The island of Bali, like most of the islands of the Indonesian archipelago, is the result of the tectonic subduction of the Indo-Australian plate under the Eurasian plate. The tertiary ocean floor, made of ancient marine deposits including accumulation of coral reefs, was lifted above the sea level by the subduction. Layers of Tertiary limestone lifted from the ocean floor are still visible in areas such as the Bukit peninsula with the huge limestone cliffs of Uluwatu, or in the northwest of the island at Prapat Agung.[1]

Depiction of Acintya as radiating sun god, on the back of an empty Padmasana throne, Jimbaran, Bali.


Welcome to Candidasa

Candidasa is a major destination of the tourists who come to the Karangasem, lies in the region Bugbug, Karangasem district. Candidasa Kuta beach known as replicas for the same – both have white sand. Highly suitable for water sports such as swimming, diving and snorkeling.

Candidasa is one of the tourist area that developed starting in 1983. At first the name Candidasa is the name of a temple, the Temple Candidasa, located on a small hill and was built in the 12th century

White sandy beach is actually named the Gulf of the will, but in its development as the enactment of the object and the beach is a tourist attraction, the Gulf coast of the will changed its name to the tourist area of ​​Candidasa in accordance with the name of the existing temples in the region.

Natural charm that was developed as a marine tourism object can be an option to perform various activities, such as sun bathing, canoing, snorkeling, fishing, trekking through the hills, and no less interesting is the presence of small islands that can reach the distance with a fishing boat ( boats). Small islands are storing potential of the underwater panorama of coral reefs and fish.

One story that became a myth about the existence of a growing Candidasa temple and is believed by local people is a statue of Goddess Hariti located in a niche at the bottom of the cliff of the hill. It is said that Goddess Hariti narrated in the beginning was a Yaksa in Buddhism who love to eat the flesh of children. But after getting enlightenment teachings of Buddhism, the goddess and then repent and turn to protective and loving children.

the name of candidasa is from the word candi and dasa, candi mean temple and dasa mean ten, Goddess statue Hariti portrayed as a goddess is surrounded by 10 children, as a characteristic, a loving protector, and also as a symbol of fertility and prosperity. Local people believe that the Goddess Hariti means the mother of many people who can give the gift of fertility and prosperity. Therefore a lot of places visited and utilized by the husband – wife who has not been blessed with offspring to beg supplication by bringing offerings dedicated to the Goddess Hariti