Monday, July 9, 2012

Gilimanuk

 Gilimanuk is a village in the district Melaya, Jembrana regency, Bali. Gilimanuk is located at the western end of the island of Bali. Is the place closest to the island of Java. Is the gateway to the island of Bali. Any development needs and food to come from Java, through Gilimanuk.

Gilimanuk harbor is one of the gates of the sea to the island of Bali. Located in Jembrana, the port is managed by PT. ASDP Indonesia Ferry (Persero). Currently no fewer than 24 ships per day back and forth from Port Ketapang, Banyuwangi, East Java, to the Port of Gilimanuk.

In Gilimanuk there is also a museum of Archaeological Sites Gilimanuk. Archaeological sites Gilimanuk, is an archaeological site located not far from the Port of Gilimanuk. This site was first discovered in the 1960s. The extent of approximately 4km, skeleton found in jars, as well as a variety of beads, pottery and bronze items, which is the remaining activity at prehistoric period in Indonesia, about 2000 years ago (before the Hindu-Buddhist).


Most of the Gilimanuk the West Bali National Park area. This national park has a 77.000 hectare area, which covers approximately 10% of the land area of ​​the island of Bali.
West Bali National Park consists of a variety of forest and savanna habitats. In the middle of the park is dominated by the remains of four of the volcano, from the Pleistocene period, with the mountain Patas as the highest point in this place.