Menjangan island is popular diving site in Bali due to it's fine and preserved corals and rich aquatic life, turquoise clear water and very calm seas. Visitors coming to Bali with the emphasize on diving, will put the Menjangan and Tulamben sites on their agenda's as their main priorities.
Menjangan island is uninhabited, but there is an old temple, supposed to originated from 14th century named Pura Giri Kencana. During the expedition of Majapahit kingdom of Java in 1343 AD, it is believed that a boat was wrecked in the area. The relics from that ship are still on sea bed. The relics originating from that ship are widely assumed to have magic powers.
From Labuhan Lalang to Menjangan island it takes around 45 minutes on a calm sea. Diving gear shops as well as rentals are plenty at Labuhan Lalang, as are local restaurants and souvenir shops.
Location map of Menjangan Island
Last revised on November 29, 2009
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