Gilimanuk is the name of a town on the westerntip of Bali as the sea port of sea transport from Java to Bali. The transport is served by local company who covers only between island to island and between places of rivers and lakes. The company not authorize to serve wide ocean transportation. The town is no only known as bussy intra-insular port and ancient site of beach vilage probably pre-copper era now preserved in the museum in the town, but lately also with the cuisine of very delicious chicken cuisine also known as Betutu, aside from traditional betutu known in Ubud using duck as main meat. Or probably inspired by the cuisine in Ubud with different materials
The process of cooking also takes long time, after given strong Bali flavours, wrapped with coconut bottom part skin of the leave trunk. Wrapped chicken burried in ashes of wood fire for a day or more before it is condiered cooked well. Today much of the cooking uses preasure pan which takes less then 1 hour. Both methode resulting different tastes, the tradional one resulting much more better tastes, although the softness can be the same. Cooked betutu with preasure pan costs much cheaper, so probably most restaurant uses this way to serve more efficient cooking, unless a special order is given. Today one can easily find a restaurant serves betutu Gilimanuk in places such as Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Denpasar city. The cost for one set of lunch or dinner for example is very fair around Rp 75.000 per portion for full size of chicken of almost 0.5 km net weight cooked chicken. One easy to find is located at Tuban town, south Kuta. The taste of betutu Gilimanuk here is good not much difference from traditionally cooked.
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description