Happy Thursday people! For you movie lovers, you must have watched Eat, Pray, Love movie starring Julia Roberts on her finest. You must be familiar with the set that actually located mostly in Bali. But do you know the exact location when Elizabeth finally found her Love through a long journey in Bali? Well, the good news is, we already compiled the locations for you as the alternative places you should visit in Bali. Feel your very own Eat Pray Love tour by visiting these places:
1. Ubud Area
Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali, Indonesia, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. For more than a century, it has been the island’s preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs. Tourism on the island developed after the arrival of Walter Spies, an ethnic German born in Russia who taught painting and music, and dabbled in dance.
The Ubud area is around two- to three hundred meters above sea level and surrounded by rice fields and majestic volcanic hills, which makes it noticeably cooler than then other tourist destinations in Bali. Neighbouring villages are well known for unique bamboo crafts and furniture, wood- and stone carving and many other crafts. Ubud is famous for it’s regularly nightly traditional dance performances, which are part of the traditional culture and are arranged for tourists on a regular schedule. In this town, you can visit the temples and villages that have remained relatively unchanged through the years. Ubud was voted in recently as the most fascinating city of Asia by Condé Nast Traveler.
2. Ubud Local Market
This market sells products that are similar to other art markets. You can buy woven bags, clothes bearing Bali logo, traditional Balinese clothes, sculpture and painting. Remember to ALWAYS bargain the price before you buy. And, explore the market first. The market is quite wide, so you need to get inside to get the best price and goods. Also try to step into the upper floors. Most tourists only see and buy goods at the front of the market. This market was reserved as the setting of Hollywood movie “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts.
3. Ketut Liyer House, Ubud
Ketut Liyer is a medicine man or traditional healer, who lived in Ubud Bali, Indonesia. Ketut Liyer home address is in Banjar Kaja Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali. Located at Jalan Monkey Forest area, in the crowded center of Ubud. This man is almost 100 years old. Work as tellers and traditional medicine practitioners. This profession was handed down from generation to generation by parents since time immemorial. He is a descendant of the ninth. Aside from being a traditional healer, he is also an artist. Ketut Liyer is an artist of painter and sculptor. Most of the paintings seen in his house, if you want to buy paintings.
Ketut Liyer became known to various countries, since his character to be a character in a Hollywood movie, “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Roberts. The movie is lifted by the book with the same title, the story is real, soul-searching journey of Elizabeth Gilbert to three countries, one in Bali Indonesia. One famous scene is the encounter with Elizabeth Gilbert. He also studied meditation with Ketut Liyer. The scene is a lot to inspire women from various countries, who come to Bali, to meet with Ketut Liyer, to fortune.
If you want to visit and in divination by Ketut Liyer, come early, because a lot of people who come to Ketut Liyer for predictive and traditional treatment. When you arrive at home, you should take a queue number first. And will be accompanied by his son, I Nyoman Lantra, pending Ketut Liyer wake up.
4. Gianyar Regency
Gianyar is a major archaeological site and one of the most well-preserved towns in Bali. It is rich in arts and crafts and also a home to the island’s most accomplished painters and dancers. The Gianyar regency is bordered by two major rivers- Ayung on the west and Pakerisan on the east. The land in between these rivers is filled with gorgeous rice terraces and lush Balinese rainforests.
The district of Gianyar is a rich cultural centre with a fascinating history attached to it. Bali’s oldest kingdoms – the Buddhists resided in the Gianyar Regency giving this area an interesting cultural heritage.
Gianyar regency is situated to the east of Badung regency on the island of Bali, Indonesia. One of the most well-known destinations in Gianyar is Ubud – a town made famous over the years by books and movies such as ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ and is considered the cultural hub of Bali.
5. Padang Padang Beach, Pecatu
Padang Padang Beach is located at Jalan Labuhan Sait, Pecatu village, not far from the famous Uluwatu temple. The entrance to the beach to pass through a kind of limestone cave inlet down provides its own nuance. It is free to come here, the beach is smaller than New Kuta Beach and the sea is so calm, so some of the native with their family frequent to swim here, but still ample of space. Since Julia Roberts came for the film Eat Pray Love, the name of Padang-Padang Beach was the one who started the fore.
So, what are you waiting for? Just pack your stuff and go to these places and feel the experience just exactly like Elizabeth Gilbert on Eat, Pray, Love.
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