Must-See Nature and Eco-Parks In Bali Island
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The island paradise of Bali has always been blessed by the beautiful breathtaking panorama, both natural and man-made.
From its majestic mountains to its luxuriously elegant Bali villas for rent until its world-class crashing surfs and friendly Balinese people, Bali, suitably named the island of the Gods, is also blessed for its Bali nature parks and Bali eco park.
A traveler's paradise, Bali is not only known for its myriad of Hindu Temples but is also known for its Bali parks that are rich in several habitats, wildlife, flora and fauna, and verdant landscapes and forests, which will make you fall in love with the island.
Bali parks along with its gardens are very much a part of Balinese character.
West Bali National Park
One of the Bali nature parks located west side of the island paradise is West Bali National Park. Covering around 190 square kilometers of land and sea, West Bali National Park boasts of a beautiful panoramic, fresh atmosphere and unique nature ecosystem, making it one of the top tourist destinations in Bali.
Showcasing nature conservation with pure ecosystem, this lush nature park is comprised of several habitats such as a savanna, mangroves, montane and mixed-monsoon forests, and coral islands, with the center of the park dominated by remnants of four volcanic mountains from Pleistocene era, with Gunung Patas its highest elevation.
Boasting of long beach, reef and islets to the north, a seaport to the west and the village of Goris to the east, Bali West National Park is home to some 160 rare species of floras and faunas including the Banteng, Barn Swallow, Black-naped Oriole, Black Racket-tailed Treepie, Crested Serpent-eagle and the critically endangered Bali Starling the island's mascot among others.
If one is lucky enough, he may have a glimpse of the rare barking deer in this park, apart from several types of monkeys, leopards, and civets.
Bali Barat National Park
Located in the most western part of Bali, Bali Barat National Park was founded mainly to protect the Bali Starling and the last of the wild banteng, from which most of the Balinese cattle descend.
Comprising of a total area of 19,000 ha, Bali Barat Park is mountainous and boasts of a primary monsoon forest, mangrove forest, lowland rain forest, savanna, sea grass vegetation types, coral reefs, sandy beaches, and both shallow and deep sea waters.
Surrounded by six villages with a varied ethnic population, from the Balinese, Javanese, Madurese and Bugis, the peninsular Prapat Agung, with its extensive web of footpaths, is the most accessible part of the park.
Easily accessible from Gilimanuk, Bali Barat National Park is home to 175 species of plants, of which 14 are endangered species like bayur (Pterospermum javanicum), ketangi (Lagerstroemia speciosa), burahol (Stelechocarpus burahol), cendana, or sandalwood (Santalum album), and sonokeling (Dalbergia latifolia).
The Park also not only boasts of about 160 different species of birds, making it a paradise for bird-watchers, but also of wildlife, consisting mostly of sea and shore birds, the most conspicuous being the Brown Boobies and Lesser Frigate birds.
If you want to snorkel and see the colorful corals, go to the area of Menjangan island where hectares of colorful coral reefs are found.
Now, if you are interested to experience and indulge in Bali nature parks, one can stay in Bali’s famous villas for rent.
Bali is not only famous for its Bali nature parks but also for its large collection of private villas for rent, complete with staff and top-class levels of service.