Immerse yourself in the rich beauty of Balinese culture on this amazing full-day temple tour! You will kick-start this tour with a visit to the village of Tohpati where you will be introduced to the art of Batik painting. Next, you will head to the eastern side of Bali, which is dominated by Mount Agung that stands at 3142 m (10,308 ft) above sea level. Mount Agung is the most sacred and highest volcano in the country and is also known as the "Mother Temple." There, you will visit the Besakih Temple Complex, an important and sacred temple to the Balinese Hindu population that is built on the slopes of the volcano. Then, you will head to Bukit Jambul and stop for a magnificent view of the beautiful valley and some free time to grab lunch (not included). Driving through the east of Bali, you will discover the traditional village of Penglipuran, a unique social community that has a structure and village layout dating back to the 16th C. On your way back to Denpasar, you will visit the Hall of Justice, otherwise known as “Kerta Gosa," located in the city of Klungkung, Bali´s former capital.
Enjoy this unique blend of ancient and modern architecture in the beautiful city of Muscat, which lies in the middle of a maze of brown pleated mountains, lulled by the Arabian Sea.The tour will start with a visit to the Grand Mosque, and continue with a drive through the ministries area where you can see a number of modern buildings with touches of Islamic architecture. You will then visit the fish market and the Muttrah Souq (market), followed by a visit to Bait Al Zubair Museum. Finally, you will stop at the magnificent Al Aalam Palace, the official residence of Sultan Qaboos, for a photo opportunity.
The highlight of this excursion will be visiting Sukuh Temple, a unique temple located at the height of 910 meters above sea level at the slope of Mt. Lawu. The trip will be started by visiting Gamelan Workshop before the Sukuh Temple, then you visit the Seven Tasty Spring and the Tea Plantation. Sukuh temple is decorated with wayang stone carvings of Hindu origin, the only erotic temple in Java. The temples are distinctive compared with other ancient temples in Central Java such as Borobudur and Prambanan, and its uniqueness lies in the landscaping, statuettes, and relief. The most interesting and controversial factor of this historical site is the artistic relief, where sex is a kind of spiritual, transcendental blending of male and female.
Go on an excursion visiting Kraton Yogyakarta “Sultan Palace”, a splendid example of traditional of Javanese court architecture. Onward visiting traditional batik home industry where famous batiks are made in unique way, then to Kotagede, the original home of Yogya‘s silverware where craftsmanship of some hundred years ago being practiced and mastered. The Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace with its grand and elegant Javanese architecture, lies in the center of the city between the Winongo and Code Rivers. The palace grounds stretch from north to the south, in line with Mount Merapi, the Kraton is constructed to form a model of the Javanese conception of the cosmos. On each gateway, pavilion, and courtyard has a specific symbolic meaning, harmonizing the divine powers of the universe. Over 1,400 retainers serve the current sultan, and can be seen throughout the palace!
This fun excursion will be visiting Prambanan; the temple of the “Slender Virgin” which is also well known as complex of Loro Jonggrang, generally considered to be Java's most elegant and the spring temple, noted for the graceful proportions of its 47-meter central Siva Temple. This magnificent Hindu temple derives its name from the village where it is located, 17 kilometers east of Yogyakarta. It is the most magnificent and beautiful Hindu temple in Indonesia dating back to the middle of the ninth century. It has eight shrines; the three main ones are dedicated to Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva, which rises to a height of 130 feet and houses the magnificent statue of Shiva's consort, Durga. The Ramayana ballet is performed here on an open-air stage during nights of the full moon period!