Bali’s Royalty Past and Present


The history of Bali’s royal ruling families goes as far back as the 10th century but it wasn’t until the 1300’s that they became historically renown. In 1343, the Majapahit Empire took hold after the Javanese king defeated the Balinese king. Their rule marked the arrival of Javanese Hindu culture, which is still evident today in architecture, the arts, literature, dance and the theatre.
A few Balinese villages remained aloof from this change, however, with the rise of Islam across Indonesia, the Majapahit Empire finally fell and Bali became independent at the end of the 15th century. Many of the Javanese aristocracy and key members of the creative society took refuge on the island and the period became known as Bali’s Golden Age.
  
Tour Itinerary 
  • Taman Ayun Royal Temple – traditional architecture with courtyards, gardens, lotus and fish ponds
  • Tirta Empul – a holy spring water temple beside an Indonesian President palace
  • Tegalalang – brightly coloured carvings amidst breathtaking rice terraces
  • Ubud Royal Palace – decorative stone walls and a grand archway lead to the palace where the kings of Ubud lived until the 1940s
  • Ubud Art Market – a riot of arts and crafts both traditional and modern

Terms & Conditions
  • Entry fees to all temples and sites are not included in the rate.
  • The rate is valid for maximum 6 people per car
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