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Bali Barat National Park or West Bali is home for various birds especially Bali starling. Besides Bali Barat has conserved wildlife and nature, also it is open for the public to having sightseeing around the park. So, If you bird lovers, West Bali parks are one of the options for visiting the national parks in Indonesia.

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Bali Barat National Park

Bali Barat National Park comprises mangrove forest, coastal forest, monsoon forest, lowland rain forest, savanna and both shallow and deep sea waters. Temperature Bali Barat National Park 33° C, Rainfall 972 - 1,550 mm/year, Altitude 0 - 1,414 m asl and Geographical location 114°25' - 114°34' E; 8°05' - 8°15' S.

This National Park has 175 species of plant, 14 of which are endangered species like bayur (Pterospermum javanicum), ketangi (Lagerstroemia speciosa), burahol (Stelechocarpus burahol), cendana, or sandalwood (Santalum album), and sonokeling (Dalbergia latifolia).

As well as the Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), an endangered and endemic species, the Park also has other birds such as the black-winged starling (Sturnus melanopterus), yellow-vented bulbul (Pycnonotus goiavier), and black-headed ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus).

Bali Barat National Park Information

bali barat national park informationAmong the animals to be found here are banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak nainggolani), marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata), pangolin (Manis javanica), southeast Asian porcupine (Hystrix brachyura brachyura), and lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus javanicus).

Among the animals to be found here are banteng (Bos javanicus javanicus), barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak nainggolani), marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata), pangolin (Manis javanica), southeast Asian porcupine (Hystrix brachyura brachyura), and lesser Malay mouse deer (Tragulus javanicus javanicus).

The Bali starling, the mascot of the Park, loves a clean habitat and has a short flying range. Being easy to catch, this species needs special care and protection to safeguard its decreasing population.

Interesting locations & attractions Bali Barat National Park

Kapal: diving and snorkelling. A shipwreck forms a haven for several coral species, one of which is Acrophora sp. which has a diameter of 75 cm.
Menjangan Island, Pos Satu, Pos Dua and Tanjung Gelap: diving and snorkelling.
Krepyak and Sumberrejo: animal observation.
Lintas Laut Monument and Makam Jayaprana: sites of cultural interest.

Cultural attractions outside the Park include Mekepung, Kendang Mebarung and Jegog which are held in Negara during September and October.

Best time of year to visit: August to December.

How to reach the Bali Barat national park: from Denpasar, or from Gilimanuk: Gilimanuk - Negara-Cekik by car (43.3 km); or Singaraja- Sirinit - Cekik by car (85 km).

Designated : Minister of Forestry, SK.No.493/Kpts-II/95.
a total area of 19,002.89 hectares.
Location : Regencies ; Buleleng, Jembrana (Province of Bali).

Temperature 33° C (on average).
Rainfall 972 - 1,550 mm/year.
Altitude 0 - 1,414 m asl.
Geographical location 114°25' - 114°34' E; 8°05' - 8°15' S.

Park Office: Kantor Pos Gilimanuk.
Cekik 82253, Bali.
Tel. : +62-365-61098 or 61173.

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