Bunut Bolong is a unique banyan tree with big hole on the bottom of tree located in Manggisari Village, Pekutatan district, Jembrana Regency. It is about 11 km to the north from the main road from Denpasar to Gilimanuk, or 86 km from Denpasar. The word of “Bunut” is coming from Balinese word of big tree that the same species with banyan tree, and the word of “bolong” means “hole”. So the word of “Bunut Bolong” means a Bunut tree which has a hole in it. This Banyan Tree has famous among tourists from all over the world since this site is appointed as a tourist destination in west part of Bali.
Bunut Bolong Tree Envenvironment
Bunut Bolong tree is a secret tree based on the local people believe where the big hole on the bottom of it can be accessed using any of vehicles. It won the big hole diameter so 2 cars can pass through the hole at the same time. Bunut Bolong also have a strong magical aura that believed by the local people who living near of this site. There was a shrine on the side of the road where most the local Hindu people pray when crossing the tree to get the safety and prosperity from the god. The rain forest are expanding in the west side of this tree to offer the fresh atmosphere and peaceful ambiance.
Bunut Bolong or Bali Hollow Banyan Tree Story
Bunut Bolong story according to legend that there is a big stone when Dang Hyang Sidhi Mantra conducted a meditation in this place. The local people who seen him and honor him then build a temple at this site. Manggissari Village had been founded around 1928 where the villagers who living in north of Bunut Bolong Tree got some strange disaster where they have been attacked by plague. After having the “Pewuwus” (instructions) obtained from Pura Bhujangga Sakti that the people must move living to the south of the tree and the local people agree, then slow down the village condition is back to conducive.
West Bali Temple and Other Places of Interest Nearby
Jembrana Regency is located in the west part of Bali featured by the flat land, beautiful beach, unique traditions from local community like Mekepung Race and dry forest. There are several places of interest you can discover at this region includes Medewi Beach, Bunut Bolong, Perancak Temple, Rambut Siwi Temple and West Bali National Park.
- Parking Area
- Food Stall
- Guest House
- Drinks Stall