Ancient Temple & Candidasa
Candidasa comes from words candi and dasa. Candi meaning temple and dasa means ten, so literally Candidasa means ten temples or ten candi. Sometime candi is not same with temple but in some case they have the same function. Dasa ilterary mean ten to explain that Candi Dasa is a place that sorround by ten temples. The tourist area in Karangasem, Bali that is known for its beach is a quaint seaside Candi Dasa resort from which to explore the secluded bays, beautiful beach and ancient temples or candi. The name Candidasa was originally applied just to two small temples, one dedicated to Siwa and the other to Hariti, overlooking a sacred palm-fringed lagoon beside the beach. Hariti is a place of worship for childless couples who are praying for children in Candidasa.
Nearby is Tenganan, one of the old traditional villages in Candidasa where the inhabitants of this area believe that they are the origin of Balinese. Tenganan is the most famous Bali Aga (original Balinese) village in Candidasa. There is another (distinct) Bali Aga community in the village of Trunyan on the shores of Lake Batur near Kintamani, Bali, but visitors are advised that Tenganan is much easier to reach and far more welcoming of outsiders.
Goa Lawah temple and bat cave is one of Bali's key nine directional temples and serves as a guardian against dark spirits from the ocean around Candidasa area. The cave here is a well known bat roost. On the north side of the coast road about 10 km west of Candidasa, close to Padang Bai, Bali.
There are also a lot of resort in Candidasa sorrounded by the temple. This situation make the tourist can feel the ancient experience. Not just a beautiful beach but also a harmonization between the beautiful of the nature from the past and the luxury of the resort in the modern life. One of the beautiful resort that can offer you this experience is Nirwana Resort & Spa which is offers tranquility, ocean breezes and a romantic atmosphere. Beach resort that can offer you a luxury service and make your holiday unforgetable in Candidasa area.
Other Place of Interest in Candidasa
- Ancient Temple & Candidasa
- Candidasa Beach
- The day is called Pagerwesi
- Mekare-Kare at Tenganan
- Puri Agung Karangasem
- Bali Odyssey Submarine
- Kerta Gosa
- Jemeluk Beach
- Iseh Vilage
- Goa Lawah/Bat Cave
- Bukit Jambul
- Besakih Temple Karangasem Bali
- Bali Safari and Marine Park
- The Bali Aga village of Tenganan