ADRIAN-JEAN LE MAYEUR MUSEUM
e Mayeur de Merpres was a Belgian artist of noble birth. After many travels around the world, during which he visited Venice, North Africa, India, Cambodia, Madagascar, Damascus, Istanbul and Tahiti, he ended up in Bali in 1931. From 1933 onwards, he lived in his tropical paradise at Sanur. To the question of why he resided on Bali, he responded as follows: ‘There are three things in life I love. Beauty, sun and silence. And could you tell me where I can find a more perfect version of those things in any other place than Bali?’ For the remainder of his life he stayed and created art inspired by the landscape and beauty. He married a famous Balinese dancer, Ni Pollock, until this day his work remains along with both their grave stones nestled in his Sanur gallery , an oasis of beauty by the sea.
TRADITIONAL BALINESE WARUNG BRUNCH
Nestled in the back streets of Sanur Beach is a quaint and authentic Balinese family owned warung (restaurant) run by a local Sanur Grandmother. The grandmother creates beautiful dishes and the staff are her grandchildren or family members.
All the food ingredients are sourced daily from the local Sanur fresh food market and the market vendors are the local farmers. The warung is attached to the family house so you can experience a real Balinese ambience and taste some home authentic made cooking.
Tohpati Village a traditional Balinese village that is known as the center for Batik and traditional hand weaving arts. Batik is a traditional form of painting fabric using wax illustrations and various intricate methods to decorate the fabric. The process of Batik and hand weaving fabric making is very intriguing and the sensory experience from the aroma of the wax and dyes to the visual artistic process gives an added appreciation to how each beautiful piece of fabric was created.
In the era of mass textile production, we can step back in time and witness how this quaint village preserves their art form and culture, as each piece of cloth tells a story and each motion connects us to generations of history and tradition.
At the end of the 18th century, the Kerta Gosa Pavilion, also spelt Kertha Gosa or Kertha Ghosa, the hall of justice, was erected in the north-eastern corner of the palace compound. It typified the Klungkung style of architecture and painting. A beautiful historic Pavilion within the Klungkung Royal Palace, a historical building complex situated in Semarapura, the capital of the Klungklung Regency. The city was known at that time for its arts, painting, dance and music. The grounds were formerly used as the Royal court and served as the island’s most respected court of justice in the 18th century.
The ceilings of two pavilions in Kerta Gosa are uniquely adorned with traditional Balinese illustrations painted with the scenes from Bhima Swarga and Mahabharata, some depicting the punishments in afterlife and the results of karma with the intent to deter any perpetrators from recidivism.
The main building sits in within a large pond decorated with beds of lily pads, a beautiful scene to take in historic Balinese art and culture.
Across the road from the Palace is the Klungkung traditional market, the local markets are an essential part of every day life in Bali. It's the main source of commerce and exchange hub for all produce, arts, textiles and elements for offerings and Balinese worship which is the foundation of life for the Balinese.
KLUNGKUNG BLACK SAND beach
Depending on the time of year and the flow of the day and if the sun meets us at the end of the tour, we will explore the coastline of Klungklung and visit one of the local beaches. This coastline isn't readily visited by tourists, it is lined with rice paddies, local villages, temples and on the right occasion you can sometimes see a majestic view of Gunung Agung, Bali's largest volcano. There is one side of the beach with a 'Not for sale' sign, signifying the sentiment of this region to remain an authentic non commercialized section of Bali.We take you here to give you a feel for the true local side of Bali where tour companies wouldn't usually go.
As the sun goes down in this almost desolate black sand beach with a mighty volcano in the backdrop, a mystical feel is sure to warm your heart. This is the Bali that people were drawn to before she became a commercial destination.
FULL DAY TOUR PACKAGE
Per Person = $75.00 USD (minimum 2 people)
Individual = $125.00 USD
- 8 - 10 hour tour (8:00 am pick-up)
- Door to Door service
- Private air conditioned vehicle
- Expert English speaking guide (expert multi-lingual guides available)
- All Entrance Fees
- Water, snacks & refreshments
- Meal & Beverage (Rp 100,000 food credit per person)
- Beach towels
* If meals exceed Rp 100,000 food credit per person, please have local currency to cover the remainder of your meal.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Mosquito repellant
- Comfortable shoes
- A pair of sandals
- Sun screen
- Sun glasses
- Cash in Local Currency
All Sacred Excursions are private and personalized to your needs.