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  Sidemen Village

Sideman is home to one of Bali's most picturesque and photogenic valleys. The spectacular back roads that lead to this temperate region take you through traditional villages where day-to day life has changed little in centuries. Don't forget to bring your camera, for some of the most spectacular photo opportunities in Bali. The trekking in this region is perhaps the best in Bali, and the star-filled nights hum with the sound of cicadas and crickets. Don't worry about traffic - there isn't any - yet! You can also try a local fruit called salak, which is indigeinous to this area. Salak is sweet and delicious when it is in season, and its shell resembles snake-skin.

Still remarkably unspoiled, Sideman has a charming traditional culture and produces some of Bali's finest textiles, hand woven cloths called endek. Some of these elaborately crafted cloths, called kain songket, are woven with silver and gold thread and are suitable for museums and collectors.

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