For those traveling by land and ferry from Java to Bali, the regency of Jembrana is where the discovery of Bali begins. The distance between two islands is a mere 4 kms. The ferryports of Ketapang in Java and Gilimanuk in Bali, first opened in the 1970s, have been recently upgraded and can now handle the massive transportation needs between the two islands.
Medewi beach is a small resort situated midway between Gilimanuk and Denpasar, about 100 m from the road proper. Its long waves 3 to 7 meters high make it a perfect place for surfing. Small black stones are scattered on the black sand of the beach, giving an very look at sunset. There are few hotels in the medium class range, with rates varying from US$10 to US$60.
Bali Barat National Park
Bali Barat National Park, is situated in two regencies: Jembrana and Buleleng (Singaraja). The entrance to the Jembrana side of the park is located in Malaya, on the Denpasar-Gilimanuk mainroad, about 110 km from Denpasar. A visit to this place is advised to those looking for pristine tropical nature.
Makepung and Perancak
Mekepung and Perancak. Jembrana is best known for its Mekepung, or traditional buffalo race. The regency even calls itself “the land of the Mekepung”. The Mekepung was originally held as part of the harvest festivities. It uses the carts and buffaloes that were used until quite recently as a means of transportation and which originated in Java.
Pura Gede Perancak
The magnificent white-stone shrine sets a vision on the Prancak River bank, 8 km west of Rambut Siwi and close to the district capital of Negara. The first visited place by the holy Danghyang Nirartha is a worth-a-visit legend. The structures of the peaceful shrine were once collapsed as the priest fulfilled.
Pura Rambut Siwi
The temple of Rambutsiwi is a cliff-top temple surrounded by a wide panorama of paddyfield on one sie and a breath-taking view over the black sand beach on the other side. Stairs help people safely down to the beach. There are two caves overlooking the sea with a view