http://instatbt.com/Place/taman-festival-bali/249008477Taman Festival BaliI am always up for an adventure, if there is an abandoned building or haunted house I am there.
Yesterday brianabowley and I started looking into bizarre places to go and explore while here in Bali, as going to anywhere with water is off the cards for now due to my new tattoo.
So when Taman Festival Park in Sanur came up in my searches - an abandoned crocodile theme park, I couldn't resist going to investigate.
Taman Festival Park was in it's final stages of completion before the project was abandoned due to financial problems. Instead of cleaning up what had been built, the owners just left it to become consumed by nature. The park is now an extroadinary bit of land, which is now filled with temple ruins, statue remains, graffitied buildings and a wild jungle.
The park is bloody massive, it has a man made volcano, movie theater, an ampitheatre, all sorts of remote buildings that have been consumed by trees, vines, and a huge variety of strange animals and insects.
There is also what's left of a crocodile pit in the park, where the crocodiles were left to become wild when the park was closed. According to Legend the crocodiles ate humans, which is the main reason the Balinese won't go anywhere near the place.