The sacred hot springs ‘Air Panas’ of Banjar are set in the the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach approximately 2.5 hours from Kuta, and it consist of three public and one private pool. The sulphuric water is of volcanic origin and has an agreeable warm temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, and is allegedly ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases. The hot spring water flows from the mouths of eight stone carved Naga (mythical, dragon-like creatures) into the upper pool. From the upper pool the water overflows from the mouths of five more Nagas into the largest of the three pools, which is square shaped and situated at a lower level. Adjacent to these pools is the third and smallest one from which the water pours down via three 4 meter high spouts, giving you a strong, reviving massage. There is a restaurant on the grounds of the hot springs where you can have a well priced lunch. The Holy Hot Springs can easily be reached from Lovina Beach Buy your ticket (Rp. 3,000) from the office . After 10am (and especially in the weekends and national holidays) its starts to get crowded with both local people and tourists. The best time to visit is as early as possible in the morning when it is still quiet in the pools.Open 8 am – 6 pm.
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