Bali has a unique tourist destination in Sukawati. Beji Guwang is a hidden canyon with a mysterious small stream. This canyon is formed naturally by the flow of the river so that the shape looks attractive and exotic. It is extremely instagenic.
The journey along Beji Guwang’s Hidden Canyon is very challenging, because the trek is relatively tough. However, the scenery that you find here will be very spectacular. This place is also considered sacred by the surrounding community. Here are some facts about the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon.
Administratively, the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon is located on Sahadewa Street, Banjar Wangbung, Guwang, Sukawati, Gianyar Regency, Bali. This place is only 14 km north of Denpasar City and 15 km from Ubud.
The road to this tourist spot is very good so you can reach it quite quickly and easily. If you come by driving a private vehicle, you have to park your vehicle in Pura Dalem and then walk to the location.
Sacred and Secret Canyon
The Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon area is still considered a sacred area by the surrounding community. Near this river and velly, there is Beji Temple which have a water spring. Water from this place is considered sacred and is often used for religious ceremonies in the surrounding temples. Therefore, the canyon area is also considered sacred even though it is not treated like a temple.
This area is actually became popular just recently. Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon became famous after a photographer from Klungkung uploaded photos of the canyon to the internet. Because it is very exotic, many people are curious and come here to see it in person.
Since the number of tourist visits is getting higher, the local village government has decided to manage this location by building adequate tourism facilities.
One of the activities carried out by tourists in this place is trekking along the river and the surrounding area. You will be led to explore the beauty of this canyon. If you are just coming here for the first time, you must hire the services of a guide.
The trek you are going to go through is very challenging and experienced guides are needed to take you past the obstacles and dangers that you might encounter here. With a guide service, you can also explore three canyons in Beji Guwang.
Watch out for the rain
One potential hazard that you might encounter in this place is flooding. If the canyon is flooded, the conditions are very dangerous and all activities will be stopped. If you want to come here during the rainy season, make sure you call management first to make sure its safety.
If you explore this canyon, you will pass through slippery rocks and quite deep waters in several parts. You should wear trekking sandals or water shoes to make sure your feet are safe. You also have to be in good condition because the route is very demanding. Old people and young children should not take this tour because the route is just too tough for them.
Since this place is still considered sacred by the surrounding population, you should wear polite clothes during your visit. Shorts and t-shirts are a good choice. Make sure you can protect your camera from water because you will definitely get wet.
Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon is a very challenging place, but it really is worth every effort you make. If you are into photography, this is one of the most exotic place you can find in Bali.