GIANYAR

Gianyar regency is located in central Bali and is one of the more densely populated regencies on the island. While the regency seat is Gianyar, tourists will be most familiar with Gianyar because it’s home to Ubud. Said to be the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud is a booming jungle town where Balinese culture is celebrated. The town attracts all sorts of hippies, holistic health folk, yogis, vegans, and soul-searchers inspired by the book ‘Eat Pray Love’ and made even more famous by the movie under the same name starring Julia Roberts. After Denpasar and Badung, Gianyar is one of Bail’s more densely populated regencies. As a chunk of the regency does touch Bali’s eastern coast, one of Gianyar’s most famous beaches is the black sand Keramas Beach. Keramas has been the host of some epic surfing competitions and has also got a pretty major beach club.
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Ancient bronze jewelry salvaged from Bali sarcophagus

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Two Bali students killed in motorcycle crash after exhausting early-morning hike

Two Bali students killed in motorcycle crash after exhausting early-morning hike

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A Right Royal Send-off: Family bids farewell to Bali nobleman in extravagant fashion

A Right Royal Send-off: Family bids farewell to Bali nobleman in extravagant fashion

Hundreds of people gathered in the streets of Blahbatuh yesterday to watch the funeral procession of I Gusti Ngurah Djelantik XXIV, a royal descendant who was honored with a...

Mother and three children killed in Bali landslide

Mother and three children killed in Bali landslide

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Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos among those shortlisted as Bali United’s new coach

Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos among those shortlisted as Bali United’s new coach

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Football hooligans disrupt Bali United league match with flares and firecrackers (VIDEO)

Football hooligans disrupt Bali United league match with flares and firecrackers (VIDEO)

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Bali woman convicted of killing own 3 children to serve 4.5 years, prosecutor’s appeal for 19 years rejected by high court

Bali woman convicted of killing own 3 children to serve 4.5 years, prosecutor’s appeal for 19 years rejected by high court

The Bali High Court has rejected an appeal lodged by prosecutors that demanded a 19-year sentence for a Balinese woman convicted of killing her own three children. Ni Luh Putu...

Balinese woman sentenced 4.5 years for killing her own three children

Balinese woman sentenced 4.5 years for killing her own three children

A Balinese woman has been sentenced by Gianyar District Court to just four and a half years prison for a rare, horrifying case of filicide. Ni Luh Putu Septyan Parmadani made...

Insta-famous Bali swing operators asked to present permits after French tourist’s death

Insta-famous Bali swing operators asked to present permits after French tourist’s death

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Rare Sumatran tiger triplets born at Bali Zoo

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