Bunut Bolong is a giant bunut tree in the village of Manggisari in Jembrana, West Bali. This very old giant bunut tree is a natural landmark that is sacred by the locals. They believe the tree is centuries old. The word “Bunut” is a Balinese word for a certain type of tree that has characteristics similar to banyan trees, and the word “Bolong” means “hole”, thus the word “Bunut Bolong” means a Bunut tree that has a hole in it.

At first glance, when we hear the name, we can imagine that Bunut is a tree that has similar characteristics to a banyan tree, but the roots that hang from its trunk that directly touches the ground, become a new trunk with beautiful curves, and uniquely in the middle of the tree there is a hole. as if it were like an alley, the diameter of which could allow vehicles to pass freely, seen from a distance as if straddling the paved road that was between its two halves.

This unique Balinese landmark is located in a cool highland area. Fog often occurs in the morning and evening. This adds a magical aura to the site. Bunut Bolong is practically a highlight in the middle of the trip. There is no visit fee and most visitors who visit will usually head to a few stalls or roadside stalls selling snacks and drinks nearby. From Kuta, Bunut Bolong is about two hours drive to the northwest.

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