Historic Sites with Beautiful Panorama
Singaraja, is an old town is located on the northern tip of the island of gods. Perhaps only a few people who still remember, that this city was the capital of Nusa Tenggara and an important shipping center because it has the largest pier on the island of Bali. The jetty was known as the Port of Buleleng.
Buleleng harbor located about 2.5 Kilometers north-central town of Singaraja. If departing from Singaraja city center, it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach this port. But if departure from Ngurah Rai Airport, the trip can be taken with a time of about 3.5 hours.
To be able to enter the port of Buleleng, you do not need to reach the pockets too deep. Simply by paying parking fees for motorcycle is Rp. 500 and Rp. 1000 for car, then you can enjoy the panoramic harbor views.
Since the center of the provincial government of Bali has moved to south in about 1950s, triumph port of Buleleng gradually disappear. Harbor the first time to the place of loading and unloading of goods and transit of foreign cruise ships carrying tourists, is now history. Old buildings that had a silent witness to the triumph of the port, left empty and leave only memories.
Buleleng harbor also saw a brief history of local resistance against the Dutch government. Remember you will Incidents Hotel Yamato? A historical event that shows courage Indonesia to snag a blue color on the flag of the Netherlands? It appeared in the harbor of Buleleng also similar incidents had occurred.
To commemorate this historic event, in 1987 the government built the monument Yudha Mandala Tama. A towering monument, in the form of a muscular young man pointing towards the ocean while holding bamboo spears with the red and white on the edges.
Then around 2005, the place is laid out by adding some green grass and garden also repainting some old buildings. In addition, the old wood has been replaced by former dock a floating restaurant.
Besides enjoying the beautiful panorama, tour the port of Buleleng can be enjoyed in many ways. Usually, on Sunday morning people use the port to perform light exercise activities such as gymnastics, jogging or just enjoying the fresh air in the morning, accompanied by the warmth of the sun. The fishing mania can channel his hobby on a concrete slab that juts into the sea. In addition, the fishing is also available at the end of the floating restaurant. Besides fishing, panoramic sunset in the port of Buleleng is not less beautiful with in other beaches.
if you feel hungry, around the harbor area there are many vendors who peddle meals with prices starting from Rp. 5000 to Rp. 15,000. For those of you who want a more exclusive atmosphere of the sunset, you can try several menu mainstay at floating restaurant, which provides various types of culinary specials at affordable prices.
In the west port of Buleleng, near the area of maritime village, you can find a temple immediately Balinese architecture coupled with little ornaments China. This temple will usually be met when Hindu "Melasti" ceremony is held and also when "Piodalan" arrived.
Near the entrance to the east, there is a pagoda with oriental-style architecture known as Ling Gwan Kiong. Until now, the temple is still actively used for prayer and the wedding ceremony. Although the temple is a place of worship, if you want to see the contents of the pagoda, you are allowed to enter. In fact, the temple guards are happy to be a guide.