Tanjung Benoa rich with many places of interest that must be visited if you go to Bali. Riding a car is the best way. Rent a car to getting there is one of alternative. You can also riding by motorcycle that you can rented easily from your travel agent, many a rental car company in Bali, or just ask for your hotel about this.
Batubulan is a sculpture craft center from the stone. There are hundreds of statues are displayed at the street edge started from Batubulan village to the north of Tegaltamu, and up to Silakarang. Most of the stone statues used as the guards of the Balinese gate you find out all over Dewata Island are made by sculptors from Batubulan.
Tourists can come here and see how the sculptors work. Many of them are teenagers. The sculptors have to sculpt chunks of the mountain stones become statues.
Batubulan and the around areas have a number of famous temples for having soft and beautiful carved stones. One of the beautiful temples in this area is Pura Paseh. You can visit Pura Paseh which lies 200 meters to the East from the road. This temple is suitable to visit for its unique decoration, different from others.
Batubulan also becomes a market center of antique stuffs, various handicrafts, textiles, and carved woods. Souvenir shops around Batubulan also sell those things except stone statues. Moreover, there are some shops presenting Balinese traditional performance, such as Barong and Rangda dances. This performance is presented based on the cooperation with the tourist travel organizer and usually is presented in the day.
Taman Burung & Rimba Reptil
Near to the Batubulan, in the North of Tegaltamu, there is Taman Burung tourism object which is often known for having 1000 species out of 250 species, included Cendrawasih bird from Papua and some species of Balinese original birds which are known to be scarce. The park with 2 hectares in large is arranged alike a park adoring with various tropical plants.
The tourist will need a time about 2 hours to enjoy the park with beautiful restaurant inside. Next to the Taman burung, there is Taman Rimba Reptil having approximately 20 fauna from Indonesia and Africa, included turtle, crocodile, piton snake, and komodo. Both of these parks are often visited by tourist tour group and are loved by children.
The entrance tickets to visit Taman Burung in fact are expensive enough, that are $7,5 for adult and $3,8 for children. Besides, you should also buy the same price ticket to enter Taman Rimba Reptil. However, there is available a combination ticket to enter both parks with $14 for adult and $7 for children. In reaching to these objects, the tourists can ride public vehicle from Denpasar to Ubud and stop at Tegaltamu intersection, then follow the direction guide to the north about 600 meters.