Balian is a small village with a river and palm trees all around
You don’t need a car, you can walk around taking in the beautiful surroundings and village life. Cows graze in the fields, chickens walk freely around and life is relaxed and calming. If you come for surfing you will find the most consistent spot in Bali to offer super fun, uncrowded waves.
Balian beach is on the west coast of Bali. It is 50 kms north of Kuta, about 1 and half hour drive from Denpasar and 20 minutes south of Medewi.
The drive from Denpasar takes you passed Tanah Lot, through the large city of Tabanan, and smaller villages including Bajera then onto Lalanglinggah where Balian is located. You will see beautiful countryside, flowing rivers and Balinese villages and lifestyle along the way.
According to the local Hindu villagers, the river Balian is very sacred. The word ‘balian’ means white magic or positive energy. It is said that the river Balian has the power to remove black magic or negative energy.
With gentle hills and the sacred river flowing into the sea, you can feel your negative energy drain away, leaving you with a sense of peace and tranquility.
Balian is a great place to relax, surf and explore. It is ideal for walking and taking in the natural beauty. Explore the river and the coast, the natural caves, the serpent rock and the cliff top trails as well as the local village.
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