Travel Tips in pupuan
Pupuan is a coffee, clove and rice growing region of towering trees and twisting mountain roads, is nestled on the slopes of Mt. Batukaru, in the western part of Bali. It is a place where you can pamper your eyes with awesome landscape accompanied by no one other than the friendly local farmers and cool climate. Pupuan boasts some of the most magnificent rice field scenery on the island, the bounty of its harvest renowned for its robust flavor. The area also supplies fruit, cacao, vanilla and herbs, durian, mangosteen, rambutan, duku and white mango.
Pupuan is a good place for outdoor activities due to its cool climate and beautiful panorama, even a simple driving from Antosari to Pupuan offers 30-kilometer very scenic drive as you pass through several small villages to reach Sanda and then onwards to Pupuan. Throughout this drive Mount Batukaru rises majestically to the east and areas to the west are largely unpopulated all the way across to West Bali National Park. Lots of excellent photo opportunities along this route. You can continue on past Pupuan to the north coast at Seririt, or turn southwest to return to the south coast road at the village of Pekutatan close to Medewi Beach.
Cycling through Pupuan is a very rewarding activities, you can see vignettes that can only be seen by penetrating into the far hinterlands of Bali, endless verdant rice terraces, small temple complexes under banyan trees, dark gray mountains, empty farmhouses, orchards of chocolate trees, everyday life of Balinese and friendly smiles of the local.
Hiking is also a must do in Pupuan. There is a good hiking trail in the village of Karyasari which retains the same atmosphere that existed in rural Bali decades ago, offering a very scenic rice terrace view. There is also a great trail in Wanagiri that involves one-hour climb straight uphill passing unbroken rice fields to either side, cutting through a forest then walking through a traditional Balinese village, it is a journey with various beautiful panoramas.
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