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Banjar

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5 / 5 - One review

Reviews of Banjar

Audrey Meisser Seasoned Traveller

Banjar is a Buddhist village located close to Lovina in North Bali. Nestling up in the hills, this tiny village has some beautiful natural treasures to offer and as well as the chance to share in experiences that form an intrinsic part of daily life for the local people. A visit here constitutes a genuinely off-the-beaten-track kind of break.

My suggestion:
In the morning, take a trip to explore Bali's only Buddhist monastery and enjoy the views from its gardens. When the heat becomes too oppressive, visit the hot springs and fully immerse yourself in the extraordinary peace and tranquility to be found there.
My review

Banjar is one of my favorite destinations in North Bali. It feels to me as if time is standing still here, and it's a place where you really can experience the traditional, authentic side of Bali. Something to go and see in Banjar is the Buddhist monastery, Brahma Asrama Vihara : a little haven of spirituality where you can try your hand at meditation, transported by the scent of the frangipani trees.

The "Air Panas", or hot springs, offer an experience not to be missed: plunge into the sacred, health-giving waters amid lush jungle. The ritual of taking a curative bath is part of everyday life for the Balinese people, who come here in large numbers. Modesty and respectfulness will therefore be much appreciated.

Finish off with a watermelon or a traditional Balinese dish; nirvana is not far away.