We arrived in Bali over night and were greeted at the port in by a group of dancers as we walked to the buses for our tour.
Buleleng Museum was our first stop.
Here we learned the process for creating the palm-leaf manuscripts that were the primary medium for writing materials dating back to the 5th century BC. The palm leaves were first boiled with spices and dried in a heavy press for 30 days. The writer used a stylus-like device to inscribe letters. Natural colorings were applied to the surface so the ink would stick in the grooves. Afterwards, a clean cloth was used to wipe off the excess ink.
Holes are punched in the palm leaves to bind them together.
Storage containers for the palm manuscripts.
Ling Gwen Kiong Temple
Chinese temple built by seafaring merchants and traders beginning in 1843.
Pura Beji Sangsit temple
A Balinese temple located in Sangsit, it is dedicated to the rice goddess Dewi Sri, and is revered especially by the farmers in the area.
We ate lunch at the beautiful Kutus Sunari Beach Resort with its black sand beach located on the Bali Sea.