Jembrana - Bali Rent Car
The regency is thought to
have been established in the early 1 400s, although civil
war broke out and the regency became part of the Badung regency.
In the 17th century, sparsely populated Jembrana was not of
much interest to the other royal Balinese kingdoms and for
a time it was ruled over by a prince from Sulawesi. Jembrana
was one of the first kingdoms to surrender to the invading
Dutch in the 1800s.
Town - A small town set along the main road between Denpasar
and Gilimanuk. Negara itself does not have many tourist sites
although it is famous for the bull races, held every year
in October. Domesticated water buffalo races and horse races
attract a number of tourists as well as many Balinese. Jegog,
- the giant bamboo gamelan (orchestra) - is typical of Jembrana
and is seldom heard outside the regency.
West Bali National
Park - This Park is home to the rare Java Deer, the
rarer Bali Starling and many other animals such as the Boss
Javanicus, or wild bull.
Medewi Beach - Famous for surfing, the long
left handers are best in the morning before the wind gets
up. The beach itself is not fantastic. Tourist accommodation
ranges from guesthouses to smarter hotels with pools.
- Bali’s most western town is the ferrying point for
people wishing to cross to Java. The tranquil bay is good
for water sports and it is the closest place to stay if you
wish to visit West Bali National Park.
Cekik - A
village just south of Gilimanuk, with prehistoric remains
(Circa 1000BC). The headquarters of the National Park and
visitors centre are located here.
- The dam is good for water sports and the nearby village
of Palasari is one of the few Catholic communities in Bali.
The church is quite distinctive.
Candikusuma Beach - Large wide beach with
views to Java. It is very popular with the local community
at weekends and holidays.
Baluk Rening Beach - This beach comes alive
in August when the annual Jukung races take place. A western
facing beach with good sunset views.
Perancak - A small village in which Bali’s
renowned Buffalo racing is performed for tourists. A reptile
park and a riverside temple are other Perancak sites.
Delod Berawah Beach - A popular beach with
the occasional bull and horse race.
Rambut Siwi - One of Bali’s major cliff-top
temples and the largest in west Bali. It was built in the
l500s by the same priest that built both the Uluwatu and Tanah
Lot temples. The sunset from this vantage point is outstanding.
Bunut Bolong - A sacred banyan grows over
the road, or rather the road goes through this very large
tree, up into the foothills of west Bali and towards Pupuan.
The surrounding area is tropical forest and has many impressive