Bali Tour with Marci T House and Briggete Robinson
. She is an actress Hollywood known for some great movie such as Godzila in 2014 , Elegy 2008 and some other famous movie . Its a great honor for me as a driver to have a chance to meet her , to be her driver and to show her around . Bring me a huge positive energy that I can't explain . I am just a driver in Bali and she was found me on facebook , you can imagine to be like me , I feel I am the luckiest driver to meet her . We did a lot discussion regarding the plan and she book for 6 days full day trip around Bali . She and her partner very good person , humble , friendly and never tell me who is she.
|My best moment having selfie with Marci T House |
Our first day trip with them is to do the Kintamani Volcano Tour program
. I was not available on her first day , therefore I send one of my driver to assist here . The day were smooth and great weather even it was heavy rain in the morning time . Their fist stop was at Holly Spring Temple ,
the temple that known for purification temple . There's a big pool with more than 20 artificial shower , the place where to local people do the purification rituals . To remove all the bad influence in our body and soul .
|Holly Spring Temple pool , the place where we do a purification rituals |
|The Spring water inside the temple |
Second stop they were at Kintamani Area . They arrive during the lunch time and having lunch at one of the restaurant around the area . Panelokan Kintamani is a village located at the southern rim of Batur crater . From there we will see an amazing view of an active volcano and Batur lake . The weather was friendly and we could see the great view of the volcano and lake .
|Taking a great picture overlook at the volcano and Lake view |
Our next stop were at Panglipuran ancient village .
The village is one of the oldest village in Bali who still keeping a local wisdom . All the house are set accordingly , same looking entrance which is call Gapura in our language . Gapura is a local architecture for the main gate or entrance in each place in Bali , Gapura also used for the main entrance for Bali house compound . With keeping and strictly follow the rules of three Hita Karana , which is mean three good relationship between human and human , human and environment and Human and God .
|Panglipuran ancient Village |
|Old man standing in front of the main gate of the house compound |
Last stop before heading back to the Hotel is at Kehen Temple
which located 20 minutes from Panglipuran village . Kehen Temple
is one of the oldest and finest Temple in Bali Island but the history of when were this temple built still a mystery . Due to very few inscription found regarding the story of the Temple . There are only three inscriptions were made of copper and each created in a different time .
1 . First Inscription writen in Sanskrit words mentioning Hyang Api , Hyang Karimana and Hyang Tanda and some of the priests name . This inscription expected to be made around 9th century .
2 . Second Inscription which founded in the temple is written Senapati Kuturan in old Javanese writing . Senapati Kuturan or known as Mpu Kuturan is a Hindu priest who come to Bali around 11 century . He have a big influence for Bali culture by making a concept of Hindu Bali , he unite all the Hindu sects in one concept called Three Murti and Desa Pakraman . Which is mean to worship the three God form as a highest God manifestation . Lord Brahma as a God of creator , Lord Wisnu as a God of protector and Siva as a God of destroyer .
3 . Third Inscription written in a year of 1204 Century in ancient Javanese
|with Marci T House and partner at Kehen temple , Bali |
writing . Telling the name of Hyang / Lord Kehen . During this era Bali were ruled by King Bhatara Guru Cri Adikuntiketana .
|Ancient Banyan Three at Kehen Temple |
|The main entrance gate of Kehen Temple |
It was amazing first day , amazing weather even it was a rain before we start the tour .