A trip to Bali is incomplete without experiencing the traditional Balinese massage, spa and the famous Kecak dance drama. On the last day of my Bali trip, I visited Uluwatu, GWK cultural park and a massage & spa centre. This was the fourth day of my trip. Before this, I went on a day trip to Nusa Penida which is famous for its pristine beaches and water activities like snorkelling.
Balinese Massage and Spa
The day started with a 2-hour massage and spa at Bali Orchid Spa. There are a lot of other massage centres in Bali. The Balinese massage rates depend upon the products and duration of the therapy. For your convenience, in this video, I have shared the cost of massage and Spa I had.
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World’s tallest statue at GWK Culture centre
After the spa, I went to the GWK culture centre. GWK is Garuda Wisnu Kencana (Garud Vishnu Kanchan in India). It is said that the under-construction statue at GWK cultural park will be world’s tallest statue after its completion. With the total height of 120 meters, It will be taller than New York’s Statue of Liberty. We had lunch at the Jendela Bali Restaurant which is located inside the cultural park. You can also buy souvenirs from GWK cultural park. I bought many gifts for my friends and family from this place. For me, the good thing was, I could use my Indian bank card to make the payment. So no need to carry the local currency. Watch this video for more. Uluwatu was the highlight of the day.
Uluwatu Temple and Ramayana fire dance
Uluwatu was the highlight of the day. After GWK cultural park we reached Uluwatu temple in the evening. It is a famous Hindu temple in Bali. Beware of the monkeys. Our guide, Mr Dewa warned us and told that they are infamous for snatching eatables, cameras and even spectacles. So be careful. Although during our visit, there was a ceremony in the vicinity and all the monkeys went there for food. Uluwatu is another place in Bali to see the beautiful sunset. But the best part of Uluwatu is the famous Kecak dance. It is Balinese dance and music drama. The artist presented Ramayana – a Hindu epic through their energetic performance. For me, the one-hour long presentation was full of excitement, especially the white Monkey’s (which probably is Hanuman) exuberance.
In this video, you will get to know about –
- Another day trip in Bali
- The famous Kecak dance
- Bali Massage centres and its rate
- How I used an Indian bank’s card in Bali
- Uluwatu Hindu temple
- Place to buy souvenirs in Bali
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