There is no end to discussing interesting tourist destinations in Bali, one of which is the West Bali National Park. The national park is one of the various natural conservation areas in Bali.
Entered as one of the candidates at the International Tourismus Borse (ITB) Berlin, Germany in the ” Best Top 100 Destination “, TNBB is known for its amazing natural beauty. That is what makes this place visited by many local and foreign tourists.
This time mimin will discuss some interesting things from TNBB. To find out, take a good look, fellow travelers!
History of West Bali National Park
Before officially becoming a national park, many phases have been passed. Like what? Here’s the explanation:
On August 13, 1947, the decision of the Council of Kings of Bali No. E/1/4/5/47, a Bali Nature Protector Park covering an area of 19,000 hectares was created.
In 1970, the Decree of the Minister of Agriculture No. 40/Kpts/Um/81970, stated that the Bali Starling is a protected endangered species.
On October 14, 1982, TNBB was declared to coincide with the World National Park congress in Denpasar, Bali.
On September 15, 1995, according to Forestry Decree No. 493/KptsII/95 stipulates that TNBB has an area of 19,000 hectares.
The TNBB area is designated as a “World Heritage Site” or also known as a World Heritage Site. Now the park is managed by the Sustainable Group with a permit for the use of natural tourism, assisted by:
University of Indonesia
West Bali National Park Location
The location of the park is on the western tip of the island of Bali, which is located in two areas, namely on Jalan Raya Cekik Gilimanuk, Melaya District, Jembrana Regency and in Sumberkelampok Village, Gerokgak District, Buleleng Regency, Bali Province.
This area has several zones, namely the core zone, jungle zone, utilization zone, marine protection zone, religious and historical zone, special zone and traditional zone. This park is also used for research, science, tourism, recreation and to support culture.
The Road to West Bali National Park
The following is the route to get to TNBB:
The northern route, via the Gilimanuk-Singaraja Highway.
The southern route, via the Gilimanuk-Denpasar Highway.
Via the Gilimanuk-Cekik-Negara Highway for about 43 km or the Cekik-Seririt-Singaraja Highway for about 85 km.
The route from Java Island, cross to Gilimanuk, then take a bus to Cekik.
The air route, at Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, continues via the southern route.
From Kuta then to Ubung Terminal, then to Gilimanuk then to the National Park Office.
From Gilimanuk then go to Labuan Lalang, then rent a boat to TNBB.
West Bali National Park Entrance Ticket
The following is the price list of entrance tickets to TNBB, namely:
Local tourists, weekdays Rp. 10,000, – and weekends Rp. 15,000, – per person.
Tourists, weekdays Rp. 200,000, – and weekends Rp. 300.00,- per person.
The fee is only for entering the national park area, guys, if you want to enter certain objects, you still need to pay again.
For visitors who want to do research, will be charged around Rp. 400,000, – in one day and will be accompanied by a guide. However, research should not enter the core zone, because the manager wants to maintain the flora and fauna ecosystem there in order to maintain it.
West Bali National Park Opening Hours
TNBB operating hours are every Monday-Sunday at 08.00-18.00 WITA. You can come here every day or on big holidays guys.
There are many interesting things that can add to your holiday experience, such as camping in this area, besides that, holidays in national parks can add to your education about various kinds of exotic rare flora and fauna directly.
West Bali National Park Facilities
It is true that this national park has jungles that are still maintained, but you don’t need to worry about the facilities provided, because TNBB is already known to the world, the facilities in this area are complete, namely:
Restaurants and restaurants
Nature love guesthouse
Tourist Attractions and Interesting Spots of West Bali National Park
In addition to enjoying the existing facilities, you also have to know the attractions and unique spots in this one tourist destination, what are they? Let’s discuss it together below.
Beautiful Natural Tourism Area
West Bali National Park is a breeding center
The TNBB area is flanked by several mountains in Bali, here there are also 4 small islands such as Menjangan Island, Gadung Island, Bird Island and Kalong Island.
In this area, you can see various types of unique plants and animals that live freely in the wild, both protected and unprotected flora and fauna.
This national park has two combinations of terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Terrestrial ecosystems consist of:
river rain forest
For marine ecosystems include:
Shallow and deep sea waters
Habitat for Rare Animals
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Following the decision stating that the Bali Starling is a rare species and its existence is protected, this national park area is used as a conservation area with the bird’s natural habitat ecosystem.
Not infrequently the Bali Starlings appear in groups, you can see the birds on the Prapat Agung peninsula.
In addition to these birds, this area has many rare animals that are diverse. Overall, TNBB has about 17 species of mammals, 176 species of plants, 160 species of birds, various types of reptiles and various types of fish in this area.
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Why is there a temple in the national park? Good question, this temple was built around the 16th century to honor Bahtiri Melanting, the eldest son of Sang Hyang Nirartha. This temple is located on the highway that connects Singaraja with Gilimanuk.
This temple was built on the edge of a rocky cliff, which makes it directly facing the beautiful white sandy sea.
Lots of local and foreign tourists who come here to see the beauty of the temple architecture and its uniqueness. In addition, here visitors can see long-tailed monkeys in groups.
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For fellow travelers who like snorkeling or diving, you can explore the Teluk Accept area. You can see the beautiful and amazing coral reef ecosystem.
The marine life in this park area consists of about 45 types of coral. In addition, there are about 32 types of fish and 9 types of mollusks or soft-bodied animals that add to the completeness of the water ecosystem.
Even more exciting, this place provides night diving, so you can dive from morning to evening.
Taman Sari Temple and Pura
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Besides Pulaki Temple, in this area there is also a temple that is no less interesting and beautiful. Around the temple, there is a temple that has several names, namely Pura Jaya Prana and Pura Bhatara Sakti Wawu Rawuh, but better known as Pura Teluk Accept.
Still in the temple area, you can see the tombs of Jayaprana and Layur Sari at the end of the Gilimanuk-Singaraja road which is located on a hill.
When visiting here, maybe you will meet local residents who are carrying out worship, because the temple is still used today.
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The TNBB area is indeed interesting, in addition to the beautiful natural view, there are other interesting tourist objects such as this warm water bath. The hot springs are located in Banyuwedang, precisely in the mangrove forest area.
After being tired of walking around the TNBB area, you can relax while soaking in warm water here, the sulfur-containing water is believed to improve blood circulation and cure skin diseases, guys.
Where else can you take a warm bath accompanied by the chirping of birds singing to each other if not in this TNBB hot spring?
Landscape and Island Tour
West Bali National Park District
Because the area is wide, the potential of TNBB is not only in the form of flora and fauna diversity. In this area there are also many interesting spots that are instagramable, you know.
Like in this spot, you can see a very beautiful natural charm complete with various kinds of animals such as deer and hornbills that roam freely.
At Prapat Beach, Mount Agung, there is a 25 km footpath that is a favorite of visitors, because when walking along it, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Karang Sewu Beach
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At the western end of this area, you will find Karang Sewu, a beach with a beautiful bay. In addition, the beach is also surrounded by mangrove forests which will add to its exoticism.
This place has become one of the favorite destinations, because you can camp in a location that is still beautiful accompanied by an amazing view and a variety of interesting animals.
Here, you can go around the mangrove forest by traditional boat and enjoy the beautiful sunset from the pier before going home.
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This bay is a breeding center for the Bali Starling. Visiting this place can add to your education about these endangered endemic animals.
In addition to seeing the breeding center, you can play around the beach near the savanna complete with roaming deer.
To reach Berumbun Bay, it takes about 45 minutes by boat from Labuhan Lalang Pier.
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The island which has an area of about 175 hectares is one of the most favorite places in the TNBB area. The island is located in the northern part of the park area consisting of coral, black volcanic soil and rocks.
The island is home to deer which are protected by the government. So don’t be surprised if you see a lot of deer roaming here. In the northern part there are other islands, namely Tabuan Island and Menjangan Bay Pier.
In addition to seeing deer and beautiful beach views, you can also do other activities such as swimming, diving and exploring around the island by boat.
West Bali National Park Tour Packages
Diving Tour Packages on Menjangan Island
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This tour package will invite you to dive in Menjangan Bay. You can wall-diving here. Wall-diving? Yes guys, wall-diving is a type of deep diving activity that follows the path of an underwater cliff.
The depth of the underwater cliffs is about 20-60 meters, at a depth of 10 meters we can see coral reefs and various types of fish. Visibility reaches 50 meters because the water conditions are quite calm, so you will be satisfied to see the beauty of the marine ecosystem.
Trekking Tour Packages
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This package will take you around for 3-4 hours along the trails. Traveling by horse while seeing various unique animals and enjoying the stunning natural views will make your vacation here a very memorable one.
When walking around you can stop at interesting spots to take photos, besides that, you can also capture animals that are doing their activities.
Lodging Around West Bali National Park
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Here are some recommendations for homestays, hotels, villas and guest houses around the TNBB area, namely:
Hide Homestay Menjangan, with a nightly rate of Rp. 160,000,-
Yuda Menjangan Homestay, nightly rental Rp. 173,000,-
Mde Taro-Menjangan Homestay, the rate per night is IDR 158.00,-
Askat Menjangan Guest House, room rental per night IDR 189.00,-
House of Hobbit, room rate per night Rp. 205.000,-
Well, fellow travelers, those were some brief reviews about interesting things in the West Bali National Park. If you spend vacation time in Bali, don’t forget to visit this one tourist destination.
For those of you who are still confused, what are you waiting for, let’s determine where is an exciting and interesting place to spend your vacation time.