Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Menjangan Island in Buleleng Bali

Map of Menjangan Island in Bali Indonesia
Menjangan Island is a small island that is still part of Bali. The island is uninhabited, but many Balinese people visit to pray. Sea around Menjangan Island is also a place dive for local and foreign tourists.

Menjangan Island is located in Buleleng regency, Bali. The island is part of the West Bali National Park, and is a highly protected area by the government. No person may hunt and build a house on this island. However, the government has to develop the temple in this island.

Heading to Menjangan Island, if taken by road using a motor vehicle, the distance from Ngurah Rai Airport heading to Menjangan Island is 123 km. It might take 5 to 6 hours. To reach this island, tourists and residents need to set using the boat. Because there is no bridge connecting the island to Menjangan Island. Can also go directly from Java to the island by boat.

Boat in Pelabuhan Lalang Buleleng Bali
To reach Menjangan Island, travelers have to go through a small dock. This small pier named Pelabuhan Lalang, was in Teluk Terima Buleleng. Another alternative is a small boat ride from the dock in Teluk Banyuwedang. At the dock there are many boats that can be rented. However, rental rates are very expensive boats. More efficient if more people took the time to get to this small island. At the dock there is also diving equipment rental place that can be rented. If you like diving activities, it is highly recommended to dive in these waters. Pelabuhan Lalang to the island of Menjangan taken about 10 to 15 minutes. On the way to the island, if you're lucky, you'll see a herd of dolphins on the surface of the water.

In Menjangan Island, most of the beaches are rocks and cliffs. But some white sandy beaches, yet rough. The white sand beach is derived from the existing fragments of coral reefs in the sea, which had been dead and petrified, then destroyed by waves hitting. You have to be careful walking on the sand. You have to use sandals or shoes, because the sand on the Menjangan Island very rough and many are tapered, making it very painful if stepped on.

Menjangan Island rocks, in Bali Indonesia

During the rainy season Menjangan Island looks green. However, if the dry season this island looks very dry and barren from a distance. On this island there are many deer, which is why this island called Menjangan Island. Menjangan means deer. Deer on the island is very docile, because they are accustomed to seeing humans. The deer there are very happy if visitors give him food. Because they are very hard to find food in this small island. If the length of the dry season, many deer were dead. They can survive if there are visitors who feed them. The deer also get food from the leaves is used for offerings by the citizens.

Beach in Menjangan Island Bali

Crossing the Menjangan Island can only be traversed by walking. We can circumnavigate the island in less than an hour. Because the circumference of the island is only 6.5 km. When walking on this island, we can see the temple and the open sea is very beautiful. There are many resting place to relax when tired. But you will not find a drink vending. Then you have to bring their own lunch.

Menjangan Island port

Menjangan Island is uninhabited, then none of lodging, restaurants, shops, and more. The need for accommodation is available at a nearby island in the surrounding area of ​​West Bali National Park. Bring a lunch to eat and drink enough, necessary medical equipment, sunblock, and other needs.

Menjangan Island Temple

In the sea around the island, diving activity was first occupied in Bali, in 1978, when the Indonesian Navy sponsors diving with dive clubs in Indonesia. The event marked the beginning maketh the seas around Menjangan Island as a mainstay of international diving locations in Bali.

Deer in Menjangan Island

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