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Kediri is south of Tabanan and has one of the busiest cattle markets in Bali, Pasar Hewan. It's not much to see unless you are in the market for livestock, but it is a small detour on the way further south to the pottery town of Pejaten, famous for its lovely pottery and terra-cotta tiles with figures of gods, goddesses, and wayang heroes. Also on sale are glazed Chinese ceramics. The prices are unbelievably cheap.

The Margarana Monument, 2km (1 1/4 miles) west of Marga (to the north of Tabanan), commemorates the November 20, 1946, battle against Dutch forces who sought to regain Bali as a colony after the departure of the Japanese. From here, one of the great figures in Balinese history, Gusti Ngurah Rai, led a band of independence fighters. Inside is a shrine in honor of Ngurah Rai and the words of his final letter ending in "Freedom or death."

On Bali's western coastline at Tanah Lot, 20 minutes drive north from Seminyak, the Greg Norman -- designed championship course Nirwana Bali Golf Club (in Le Meridien Resort, see below; Mon-Fri US$165, Sat & Sun US$175) opened in July 1997. It is acknowledged as one of the world's best; both Asian Golf Monthly and Golf Digest have voted the course the number one course in Indonesia. International competitions are staged here and there is a wealth of professional expertise on hand should you need lessons or guidance. The caddies here remain some of the best on the island. Golf carts with a caddy are compulsory and a drink service is provided. Lessons are available with the resident PGA professionals.

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