West Bali National Park

Descriptions

The area of Taman Nasional Bali Barat (national park of the west of Bali) located in the edge of the island of the north of Bali is the green Earth streching throughout the way of 150 kilometers that binds Gilimanuk and Denpasar or Gilimanuk and Singaraja. It is located between districto of Gerokgak in the Buleleng regency and districto of Melaya in the regency of Jembrana. It is accessible of Gilimanuk like the main entrance to Bali of the west, and of Denpasar. This park of 77,000 hectares was established in 1941. The Lush forests still grow in the southern and western inclinations of Bali. National park of the west of Bali (covered 50,000 hectares in the western extremity with the island. Also it includes another 7,000 hectares of coralline Filo'n and coastal water. Considering in the small size of the island in its totality, the national park is an important commission towards trying to preserve the fauna found in Bali. The forest in this area has determined as “park of nature” - known later as Taman Perlindungan Alam Bali - based on the decision of” I gave to Bali” (the kings in Bali) Noah-1/4/5 them with date of the 13 of August of 1917 of Crack-Crack. This regulation thinks to preserve the flora and the fauna in this area.

The region is watered by the clear currents and crossed by the footpaths for pedestrians, who offer to often walk steep but relatively easy. To explore hills forested, to mop the acacia near the coast, and marshes unspoiled of dense Filo'n and of mangle throughout Teluk Terima and the bays to the east. The diverse fauna exists here, including Jalak Putih starling of Bali/Bali (Leuoeopsarrhotschildi) and Bull (javanicus) of Bos, Antelop (Muntiacus Muntjak), red deer (timorensis) of Cervus, monkey ( Presbytis cristata , Macaca SP ), to anteater escamoso (javanica) of Peanuts, verraco (scrofa) of His, Hystrix hedgehog (javanica) , Sturnus melanotenus , Sturnus against, Acridotenis fuscus, Picoides mucet , Orialus chinensis, Haliastur SP, Galus SP. Since Bali is such populated salary dense, the cultivated intensive island leaves, very small wild forest. The primary forests such of the monsoon as remain (near 50,000 hectares) are throughout the dividing line of waters in the western end of the island, in the hills of the mountains Sangiang, Merbuk, Musi, and Legs, an area not almost as rough as the highest mountains of Bali of the east. Rather a forest that a forest, the park offers exceptional panoramas of the class which they walk and first. The types of the Earth are forest, savannah, mangle, coast, beach, and forest of the conservation. The plantation that formed the pure forest is kecik of sawo (kooki of Manilkara) and palm (to flellifer of Borrassus).

The park is the last refuge of one of the most endangered birds of the world: the Bali Starling. Bali Barat is mountainous and consists of primary monsoon forest, mangrove forest, savannah and coral islands. The peninsular Prapat Agung, with its extensive web of footpaths, is the most accessible part of the park. Here at Tegal Bunder, you will find the Bali Starling Recovery Project where the PHPA is trying to reintroduce Bali Starlings. Pulau Menjangan, an island north of the mainland part of the park, is an excellent place to explore the coral reefs.

Access

Bali Barat National Park is easy accessible from Gilimanuk, the ferry port where ferries to and from Java come and go. Gilimanuk is reached by ferry from Java or by bus from Denpasar or Singaraja. From Gilimanuk take a minibus or ojek to Cekik for the last three kilometer. Here you will find the PHPA headquarters. Another entry point is Labuhan Lalang, accessible by minibus from Gilimanuk. Labuhan Lalang lies at the main road to Singaraja, which cuts through the park. To reach Pulau Manjangan you can hire a motorboat from Labuhan Lalang (30-40 min).

Fauna Bali Barat National Park is a paradise for bird-watchers. They will find about 160 different species in the park.

Bird

Bali Starling or Rotschild's Myna (Leucopsar rothschildi), Yellow-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis), Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica), Edible-nest Swiftlet (Collocalia fuciphaga), White-bellied Swiftlet (Collocalia esculenta), Pacific Swallow (Hirundo tahitica), Crested Treeswift (Hemiprocne coronata), White-breasted Wood-Swallow (Artamus leucorhynchus), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica), Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach), Striated Warbler (Megalurus palustris), Collared Kingfisher (Halycon chloris), Sacred Kingfisher (Halycon sancta), Javan Kingfisher (Halycon cyaniventris), Small Kingfisher (Alcedo caerulescens), Rufous-backed Kingfisher (Ceyx rufidorsus), Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis), Racket-tailed Treepie (Crypsirina temia), Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis), Savanna Nightjar (Caprimulgus affinis), Collared Scops-Owl (Otus bakkamoena), Crested Serpent-Eagle (Spilornis cheela), Javan Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia bitorquata), Banded Pitta (Pitta guajana), Mangrove White-eye (Zosterops chloris), Lesser Adjutant (Leptopilus javanicus), Great Thick-Knee (Esacus magnirostris).

Animals

Banteng (Bos javanicus), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Rusa Deer (Cervus timorensis), Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis), Ebony Leaf Monkey (Trachypithecus auratus), Barking Deer or Muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis), Pangolin or Trenggiling (Manis javanicus), Large Flying Fox or Kalong (Pteropus vampyrus), Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor), Water Monitor (Varanus salvator).

How to Get To West Bali National Park

  1. 3 hours from Denpasar
  2. 2 hours from Singaraja
  3. 2 hours from Tabanan

What You Can See Around West Bali National Park

  1. Gilimanuk Harbor, Bali's west gateway, it is the cheapest inland way to reach Java. There are ferries that sail every minutes to deliver people and vehicle from Bali to Java. The beauty of Gilimanuk's beaches is rarely mentioned.
  2. Palasari DAM, the dam is functioned to control the volume and pressure of waters to avoid flood. The dam is also utilized for irrigation, fishery and recreational place. The dam is surrounded by the green natural forest within the cool refreshing air.
  3. Manusia Purba Museum, since 1963 in Gilimanuk research conducted by experts in Indonesia, among others: Prof Dr and Prof Dr R Soejono T Jacub. The results were found hundreds of human remains which are estimated to live at the end of prehistory with the characteristic features of Ras Mongolid.
  4. Menjangan Island popular diving site in Bali due to its fine and preserved corals and rich aquatic animal, turquoise clear water, and very calm sea. Every divers coming to Bali emphasize on diving program in Bali will put Menjangan and Tulamben sites as the priority sites. Menjangan Island is unpopulated, but there is an old temple, supposed to originate from 14th century named “Pura Giri Kencana."
  5. Pemuteran is a small fishing village on the northern coast of West Bali. This is a small laid-back village which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. There are a number of waterfront resorts and its proximity to Lovina and West Bali National Park together with the extreme natural beauty of the area, has fuelled quite rapid growth in tourism infrastructure in the area.
  6. Pulaki Temple or Pura Pulaki is a Hindu shrine located in the hill bank and in front of the beautiful beach in north part of Bali. It is one of the biggest Hindu temples in Bali, This temple is set on the flat land with stone hill bank as a back drop meanwhile the blue ocean is just in front of the temple.
  7. Jaya Prana Grave is one of the famous legends in Bali with tragic love history. The Jaya Prana Grave is set on the hill in Bali West National Park or Taman National Bali Barat with beautiful Balinese ornament and many visited by the local Balinese Hindu. The sort story of this tragic love history was Jaya Prana, a young handsome guy own beautiful girls friend called Layon Sari.