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Candi Dasa Bali

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Candidasa is a tourist's village, located at Samuh - Bugbug village, Karangasem district. It is about 65 km from Denpasar and 12 km from Amlapura in eastern Bali, is a centre point for trips to all over east Bali, where you can pass the hours with locals on the streets and beaches, or find someone to take you fishing, snorkeling or gambling, and a pleasant base from which to explore the east of Bali, including the nearby traditional village of Tenganan.

Candidasa is derived from 'Cilidasa' meaning 'Ten Children.' It is indicated by a shrine in the eastern part of the village, on a hillside under a cliff, looking out over a spring-fed lotus lagoon emptying into the sea, was founded in the 11th century. At street level is a statue of the giantess Hariti, a fertility goddess, surrounded by her many children.

Candidasa is well known for its shiny white sand. Tourism industry flourishes significantly in this area that background by the Indonesian Ocean. From this place, we will see Lombok Island and Nusa Penida in a distance and the sparkling light of "Jukung" or traditional boat at night that will always draw us to come

Here you will feel at home among the local people, far away from the hectic tourist areas. The local peopke can arrange everything for you, from local transport, trekking in the hills, fishing, diving or snorkling. Candidasa becomes more and more famous for diving. In the village there are several diving schools who can accompany you to beautiful diving spots in the bay of Candidasa. In the village there is a lovely lotus lagoon and there are some fascinating temples for you to visit. Of particular interest here is the Goddes of Fertility statue within the Candidasa temple.

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