Eat While Enjoying The Sunset at La Plancha Restaurant

The Culinary Tourism Destination

The Bali Island is known for its natural beauty. There are some kind of tourisms that can be one of tourism destination choices depends on each tourists.

Culinary tourism become the one of tourism which never absent from tourist destination chosen list. There are many places to eat like restaurants that can meet the desires of culinary tours. Starting from ordinary restaurants which serve traditional food until restaurants that have a distinctive taste of a country. There are many tourist attractions that not only sell the culinary delights but also sell the around natural scenery. Everything can be found in this small island, in Bali.

La Plancha Restaurant Becomes the Most Desired Dining Place

La Plancha restaurant is a unique and interesting dining recommendation. This restaurant is known as able to meet the culinary tours desires of every tourist who visits. So it must be listed in any of culinary tour list. The uniqueness of La Plancha restaurant is in the name of the restaurant which is taken from Spanish, which means a Papan Selancar in Indonesia or surf board in English. The name was taken based on the location of the restaurant itself. It is Located on Jl. Dhyanapura, Seminyak, near the beach. Which the Seminyak area is famous as a surfing area. So do not be surprised if there will be many surfers come to this restaurant to enjoy the food and drink while do surfing.

The Attraction of La Plancha Restaurant

One of the interesting things about this restaurant is that in its concept. La Plancha restaurant has an up to date and funky “rainbow everywhere” concept. So it is not surprising if all the furniture and designs starting from its chair, the bean beds and umbrellas are colorful. The beauty of the concept of this restaurant can make visitors feel like at home. Moreover, La Plancha restaurant has a great offer to relax on a bean bed without minimum orders but only a kind of drink and food orders. There are still many interesting things that can be found from this restaurant, as follows.

As a Place to See Sunrise and Sunset Views

La Plancha restaurant is built into 2 floors. The first floor is a café located on the shore of the beach that always be full of visitors. Because in this café, visitors can see the beauty of the sunrise or sunset views broadly and freely.

An Instagramable Cafe

La Planca restaurant always follows the trend that is happening. At this present, a restaurant that carries the theme of an instagramable café in a charming design is booming in Bali. So that there are many good photo spots in the restaurant that ready to be captured into photos and uploaded on the social media. La Planca restaurant opens at 8 am to 1 am. The perfect time to get good photos in the restaurant is always be in the morning.

Food Menu Prices at La Plancha Restaurant

La Plancha restaurant has a special menu of Spanish food and seafood grille. Other foods such as pizza and steak also being the favorites one. For the price of food at La Planca is varies with very affordable prices ranging from IDR 20,000 to IDR 70,000 per portion.

The Amazing Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)

Garuda Wisnu Kencana or better known by the people in Bali as GWK is one of the attractions that must be a tourism destination. GWK tourist attractions are located in one of the cities in Bali, namely the city of Jimbaran. This location is very close to Ngurah Rai airport. The duration of the trip from Ngurah Rai airport to the tourist attractions of GWK can be taken within 15-20 minutes in a state of smooth traffic. GWK attractions are very famous in Bali which makes this place always crowded with foreign and local tourists. That is because the beauty of the GWK park itself and various cultural activities those are able to amaze the tourists who visit there. But the main attraction of this GWK is the statue of Garuda Wisnu Kencana itself which stands in the middle of the park.

The History and The Meaning of GWK Statue

GWK is actually a giant statue built in the middle of a park that has an area of ​​64 hectares. GWK statue has a height of 121 meters with a weight of 3000 tons and reportedly this statue beat the height of the statue of Liberty, New York, which is only as high as 93 meters. Even the statue of GWK became the second tallest statue in the world after the statue of the Spring Temple Buddha in China as high as 153 meters. A statue that shows an eagle riding by Lord Wisnu. Based on the beliefs held by Hindus, Lord Wisnu who has a role in maintaining and protecting all God’s creations. Then the statue of Garuda as a symbol of freedom and service and the Kencana which means gold. So this statue is called Garuda Wisnu Kencana which has a meaning of the protector of the universe.

The idea of ​​building a GWK was conveyed by an artist named I Nyoman Nuarta in 1990 and approved by President Soeharto in 1993. However, due to the economic crisis the construction stopped and then continue operated in 2013. Until finally on August 4th, 2018 the statue of GWK successfully completed after 28 years of waiting.

GWK General Information

Since the inauguration of GWK by President Joko Widodo on September 22nd, 2018, this place is increasingly crowded by tourists. GWK could be visited starts at 8.00 a.m. until 10.00 p.m. There are 2 type of entry tickets fee. Which are foreign prices amount IDR150.000 per person and local prices amount IDR125.000 for adults and IDR100.000 for children. There is an additional ticket fee to get into the GWK statue amount IDR200.000 per person.

The ticket prices are much more expensive than other tourist objects entry tickets in Bali. But it is worth the satisfaction that can be obtained. Because GWK presents many arts and cultural performances.

The List of The Event & The Venue Performance at GWK

At Amphitheatre:

Barong & Keris Dance                                                     : at 10.00 a.m. – 10.40 a.m.

Bali Dance Performances                                              : at 11.10 a.m. – 11.50 a.m.

Barong, Kera, Rangda Bali Dance Performances : at 2.00 p.m. – 2.40 p.m.

Bali Dance Performances                                              : at 3.00 p.m. – 3.40 p.m.

Kecak Dance Performances                                         : at 6.30 p.m. – 7.15 p.m.

At Jendela Bali:

Rindik Instrument                                                            : at 11.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

At Street Theatre, Plaza Wisnu, Lotus Pond:

Bali Cultural Parade                                                         : at 4.10 p.m. – 5.20 p.m.

Kecak Dancer Parade                                                     : at 6.00 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.

At Street Theatre:

Joged Bumbung Dance                                                  : at 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

At The New Beranda Restaurant / Jendela Bali

Music Acoustic Performances                                    : at 7.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.

GWK Loop Facility

This facility is a Shuttle bus that will take the tourists around the large statues in the middle of the GWK cultural park. The ticket prices amount IDR20.000 per person.

GWK Souvenir Shop

There are many souvenir shop in GWK. Souvenir Shop and Bali Art Market are one of the shop that are popular.

According to this writing, can be concluded that there are many things that is fun can be obtained from visiting GWK. It would be feel real if you come into directly!

Pesta Lobster at AYANA Bali Resort

Have yourself a breath-taking dining experience under starlight and over the open waves of the Indian Ocean with this unique feature at Ayana Bali Resort. The Pesta Lobster, or ‘lobster party’ is a great option for couples, which treats you to a setup for two, jut out at the end of a long wooden jetty, and with a live Balinese bamboo orchestra providing soothing tunes. The dinner is at IDR 2,500,000 (USD 188) per person.

Opening Hours :
18:00 – 23:00

Location :
Ayana Resort and Spa Bali, Jalan Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran

Phone :
+62 (0)361 702 222

Samabe Cave Dinner at Samabe Bali

For a table for two with a serious wow factor, the Samabe Cave dining feature at the cliff base of Samabe Bali is a great choice. The prelude to the dinner is an unforgettable descent down the cliff face towards the beach, into a dreamy setting lit by hundreds of lanterns and candles.

The dinner features 4-courses comprising a selection between seafood and prime cut barbecues. The dinner is at IDR 2,750,000 for two. Special flower arrangements to spice up the setting are available upon request.

Opening Hours :
18:00 – 21:30

Location :
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, Jalan Pura Barong-Barong Sawangan, Nusa Dua

Phone :
+62 (0)361 846 863 3

Tsavo Lion Restaurant

Enjoy African and international dishes in the ‘company’ of live lions at Tsavo Lion Restaurant. Located within Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar, the restaurant’s African-themed dining room is separated from the lions prowling right outside by floor-to-ceiling glass panels. Next to lions, you can spot meerkats and hippos, as well.

The African safari theme of the restaurant even extends to the restrooms, where you can get up close and personal with a lion prowling just beyond the safety glass. The food isn’t the best you’ll find in Bali, but for a unique dining experience it’s hard to beat.

Opening Hours :
07:00 – 22:00

Location :
Bali Safari & Marine Park, Jalan Bypass Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19.8, Gianyar

Phone :
+62 (0)361 950 000

Ubud Art Market

The Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as ‘Pasar Seni Ubud’ is famous as the most visited art market in Bali. The market forms one of Ubud’s central landmarks, located just across the main Jalan Raya Ubud road from the Puri Saren Royal Palace.

The market plays a central role in Ubud’s social and economic life, and is actually comprised of two sections: the eastside part serves as the main traditional morning market where locals shop for daily groceries and household items, while at the art market, you will find unique items from colourful silk scarves, tropical design shirts, handmade woven and cotton bags, baskets or straw hats; statues, kites and many other hand-crafted items.

The art market is open every day except on ‘Nyepi’ or the Saka New Year, when the whole island literally shuts down for a whole day.

Opening Hours :
08:00 – 17:00

Location :
Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the Puri Saren Ubud palace.

Kecak Dance

The kecak is a ritual dance which was created in the early 1930’s for the movie “Island of the Demons” by the German painter and intellectual Walter Spies. The dance combines the chorus of the “Sanghyang” trance dance with a dance story from the epic “Ramayana.” It is extremely impressive with its circular chorus of sometimes over 100 bare-chested male singers.

Performances Arts Center :
Denpasar, daily from 6:30 p.m.

Banjar Buni, Kuta :
Sunday from 8 p.m.

Banjar Tegal, Ubud :
Sunday from 6:00 p.m.

Barong Dance

The Barong is triumphant display of graceful movement and vibrant colour. The dance is basically a contest between the opposing forces of Rangda – chaos and destruction, and Barong – order. (Basically good and evil.)

Performances Suwung and Kesiman in the suburbs of Denpasar.

Batubulan :
Daily from 9:00 or 9:30 a.m.

Banjar Abasan, Singapadu :
Daily from 9:30 a.m.

Puri Saren in Ubud :
Fridays from 6:30 p.m.

Tirta Empul Temple

Locals believe that the sacred water flowing at the Tirta Empul Temple has the power to heal and cleanse their body and soul. Tourists may or may not believe the same notion, but soaking in the spring water in a serene, beautiful temple is an experience not to be missed.

Opening Hours :
Sun – Sat : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Address :
Jalan Raya Singapadu, Ubud, Indonesia

Atmosphere :
Touristy, Photo Opportunity, Historical Landmark, Peaceful