The regency is just west of Badung, stretching from the coastline of massive black rocks up to the central mountains. Tabanan is an unspoilt part of Bali which is also richly fertile, containing the best agriculture and a place to give peace and prosperity to their villagers.
In the northwest is a dense forest, part of the wild and natural park. Before the Dutch took control over Tabanan, the kindom was ruled by Ngurah Agung Tabanan, who died in 1903, after having ruled the Regency since 1844. He left two wives, brought up in an old tradition that declared that they would commit “Suttee” at the cremation seven months later. The two old women, beautifully dressed in white, walked along specially constructed bamboo paths. At the time, the Dutch Resident declared that this was the last “Suttee” allowed, though the tradition did continue covertly for a while afterwards.