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Gianyar is a regency in Bali as the second most densely populated district and also the art center on the Island of the Gods. A lot of painters, dancers, sculptors, and another artist inhabited in Gianyar could be the main reason of why it is always packed with tourists. To name a few, Sukawati, Tampaksiring, Tegallalang, or even Ubud has their own charm like art market, temples, museums, and also the beautiful scenery of subak – the water management (irrigation) system for paddy fields. Another exciting place to visit in Gianyar is Batubulan and Singapadu villages. This place is renowned for its sand carving and traditional dance performances like Barong Dance and Keris Dance. Even though there is still a dense vibe for its culture, this regency is one out of three upscale regions in Bali – after Badung and Denpasar. Nevertheless, this area is banned from the construction of new hotels and apartments to protect local entrepreneurs. Complete your visit to Gianyar by its tasty local foods in Jalan Ngurah Rai. The market is getting more crowded at night and not only serves you with delicious foods, but you may also find Bali’s clothing items and fashion accessories to make your visit to the Island of the Gods more perfect.




Top Things to Do in Gianyar Bali
There are many tourist attractions in Gianyar that you can visit on your trip. Here are some of the most popular ones


Bali Zoo
As one of the most favorite destinations in Gianyar, Bali Zoo is always full of visitors. This zoo has a wide selection of animal species. You can interact with some of them, such as deer and elephants, in the feeding animal zone. In Bali Zoo, you can visit Kampung Sumatra that offers an exciting dining experience with orangutans. Additionally, you can take the pictures with friendly orangutans or ride an elephant to walk around the forest and across the river for 30 minutes.


Bali Bird Park
Established in 1995, Bali Bird Park serves as a home to thousands of birds and fowls from 250 distinctive species. The collection in this bird park comes from Indonesia and other countries. Besides watching various kinds of birds, you can learn more about the development of several birds, right after their eggs are hatched. Also, don’t miss a fascinating performance of cockatoos and parrots that fly together in the sky over Bali Bird Park.


Air Terjun Tegenungan
In addition to beautiful beaches, Bali has Air Terjun Tegenungan or Tegenungan Falls, a wonderful attraction located in Banjar Tegenungan, Gianyar. Although it is relatively far from the city center, the route to Tegenungan is good enough. Therefore, you can easily reach this attraction by either car or motorcycle. Once you arrive, Tegenungan will welcome you with a scenic view of wide waterfalls. It is also surrounded by luxuriant trees, so you can expect a fresh and pleasant atmosphere during your visit.


Ubud Village
Located in the highland areas of Bali, Ubud Village offers a panoramic view of beautiful hills. The unique beauty of this village successfully attracts many local and international tourists.

Besides the wonders of its nature, Ubud Village is known as the center of art and culture. While visiting this village, you can stop at Ubud Art Market to buy various attractive handicrafts or take a trip to Tegalalang which features a picturesque view of paddy fields.


Bali Safari & Marine Park
Another destination you shouldn’t miss in Gianyar is Bali Safari & Marine Park. This attraction has various preserved and protected animals from Asia and Africa. Some species of local fauna, such as owls, white starlings, Sumatera tigers, elephants, and crocodiles, can also be found in Bali Safari & Marine Park. Moreover, other facilities offered by this tourist attraction also include recreational areas, waterpark, Fun Zone, and The Amazing Bali Theatre. Looking at the facilities, Bali Safari & Marine Park serves as a perfect destination for a fun family trip.


Top Culinary in Gianyar Bali
While staying in Gianyar, be sure to feast on the city’s culinary delights. Here are some popular ones that you shouldn’t miss


Nasi Tepeng
Local residents of Gianyar usually eat nasi tepeng (tepeng rice) at breakfast. This savory dish has mushy texture as it is cooked with coconut milk. It is served in a pincuk (leaves wrapping) instead of a plate and features various side dishes, including shreds of chicken, eggs, and vegetables.


Topot is a local cake made from rice, coconut oil, and salt; all are wrapped inside bamboo leaves. This cake is usually served with grated coconut and spices such as ginger and garlic. To get the best flavor, topot should be cooked for 3 to 4 hours.


Nasi Tahu Gianyar
Nasi Tahu Gianyar (Gianyar’s local dish made of rice and tofu) can be found in Nasi Tahu Sukawati Men Marti which is located in Sukawati Art Market. The dish itself features a plate of rice served with peanut sauce, tofu chips, fried tofu as well as three types of sauces: terasi, matah, and tomato sauce. The combination of those foods creates a scrumptious flavor that will grow your appetite.

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