The scenic and traditional Sidemen Village is located between the Klungkung and Besakih Temple route, and is usually an included stop on sightseeing journeys to the region. From Ubud, it’s roughly a two-hour drive. The village is also known among Balinese locals as the top producer of traditional palm toddy called ‘tuak’, which is also often further refined into ‘arak’ palm wine. Cottage industries producing the beverage are widespread throughout the village.
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Bathe & Breakfast with the Elephants
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
- Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner
- Bali White Water Rafting at Telaga Waja River
- Fast-Track Waterbom Bali Admission
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Private East Coast Tour
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
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A great souvenir to take home from Sidemen is the villagers’ traditional dye weavings, known as ‘songket’ and ‘endek’, praised for their intricate motifs and use of colourful hand-loomed cotton or silk threads. Silken pieces are naturally on the higher side of the price range, sometimes reaching up to IDR 2 million or USD 160 a length. Both the traditional cloth and a large print of this picture postcard rice paddy landscape serves as a perfect memento of your time in Bali for years to come.
- Location: Sidemen Village, Jalan Semarapura-Karangasem, Karangasem, East Bali