Buleleng Tourist Object

By: I Wayan Suparta

Buleleng Regency Travel Guides
Almost the whole of the northern region of Bali is under the government of the Buleleng regency. This makes Buleleng the regency with the largest area, amongst the 8 regencies in Bali. The mountain ranges which stretch from the east to the west in the middle of the island belongs to Buleleng as well, an because of this, Buleleng is most complete in wildlife as well, with mountains, flatland, and the seaside on the northern side in Bali. However, although the regency has the largest area amongst other regencies, a part of the area is dry land, especially in the mountain ranges in the west and the east.

The conditions of the wildlife in Buleleng do not allow wetland-farming Instead, plantations of fruits such as orange (citrus), cloves and coffee in the mountain area, and grapes and tobacco alongside the seashore have been developed.

As is the case with other areas in the southern part in Bali, Buleleng has played an important role in the past era, when the expedition of the Palapa Wira Gajah Mada reached Bali. Ancient villages, such as Sembiran, Julah, and other surrounding villages shows that northern region of Bali has been active in characterizing the course of history in Bali, and during the reign of Ki Gusti Panji Sakti, some virgin land in the east Java was cultivated. Various temples alongside the northern shores, starting from Pura Payongan Prapat Agung, Pura Pulaki, and Pura Ponjok Batu, up to Pura Candi Gora proves that this whole area was regarded as an important part of the process of dharma by the spiritual seekers of the past.

During the time when Bali was colonized the Dutch; Buleleng was looked upon as strategic by the Dutch as a place to start its movements of conquer. The 8 regencies of Bali, including Buleleng, which were tied whit agreement of Paswara Asta Negara, but were, conquered one by one, starting Buleleng in the north Bali. In 1846,the reign of the kingdom of Buleleng struggled against the hands of the Netherlands in a fierce collision called the War of Buleleng .The pressure Tam me Dutch followed with the battle of Jagaraga, which took place in the year 1849, and put Buleleng totally under Netherlands rule.

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