13 Jul 2012 Bratan Lake and North Bali Tours Itinerary

Day 7 plan
First stop Temple in the lake (Bratan Lake), the temple well known with Ulundanu Temple Ulun it's mean heart and danu it's mean lake, the temple dedicated to the Gods of lake or waters (Danu Goddes), the lake supply a lot of water to the rice field. The temple founded in 17th century by the King of Mengwi. In outside yard there is buddhist temple and big Banyan tree. This temple of the important temple in the mountain used for Nyegara Gunung ceremony, nyegara (ocean) and Gunung (mountain). The visitor can rent speed boat to around the lake.
Entrance ticket cost at 30,000 rupiahs/person

Second stop at Buyan Lake, Tamblingan Lake and Munduk Village, the first stop in Buyan Lake to see colony of monkey around the street. Buyan lake the third biggest lake after Batur and Bratan. Next stop will be see the smallest lake Tamblingan Lake, will make a stop between Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake with the most beautifull view of lake and green mountain with forest and coffee plantation
No entrance fee

Munduk waterfall, 5000RP

Fourth stop at Lovina Beach, about three kilometers drive from Buddhist Monastery will arrive in Lovina Beach, on the way you may see a lot of grapes plantation grow up around Banjar Village, the name of Lovina became from the word of Love Indonesia (INA), the beach has black sand with small wave and the area the base of tourist object in north of Bali. Many hotels and retaurants built including small night life. The most populer activities here is to see dolphin early morning at 6.00pm with hire small boat or do snorkelling.
No entrance fee

Fith stop at Banjar Hot Spring Pool, located in Banjar Village, hot spring (air panas) are only short distance from Buddhist Monastery. The water is slight sulphurous and hot, will be good to swim early morning or late afternoon. Must wear swimsuit and not allow to use soap. There are three pool, first pool a litle bit higher than the main pool another pool with water pours from three meter high spouts to give you back shoulder massage. Will be crowded when Balinese Holidays.
The entrance ticket fee at 5,000 rupiahs/person

Sixth stop at Brahma Arama Vihara Buddhist Monastery, drive about 2 kilometers from hot spring throught Tegeha Village will be arrive in Buddhist Monastery. Painted with colourfull decoration very bright orange roof and Budha statues. The building carve with Balinese decorative carvings. Right of the top you may see the small Borobudur, the area very nice with beautifull view overlooking to Lovina Beach. Should be quiet and take attention to enter due to the people do meditation practice around the temple, wear sarong to enter the temple.
No fixed entrance fee (donation)
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Gawd! I had my period. I wouldn’t be able to swim anymore and enter the temples. call time was 830am. We rented our own vehicle to explore Bali (http://www.bali-day-trip.com/). Our driver’s name was Wayang, which according to him, means, eldest in the family.

After almost two hrs of drive, our first destination was the temple by the lake. The one in their 5000bill. It was pretty but because it was a cloudy day, it affected the aura of the place. There’s too many tourists and everyone’s awaiting for their turn to take photo of the temple. Some couldn’t even wait.
money at temple

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temple2

Next was the two lakes.so relaxing to look at them. Buyan and Tamblingan lake. Sun started to show and Bali began to look better in my eyes. We then headed to Mundok village and Mundok Waterfalls. Where in the ang-mohs enjoyed the place wearing red undies. Later on, going back, one of them had to strip back because apparently, a leech got so attracted to his red briefs.

twin lake1
lake
twin lake2
lake
falls 1
Munduk waterfall
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me and falls

Had Lunch at Lovina Beach but we didn’t have enough time to play at the beach.

We then had to go to a Buddhist monastery,
monastery1

monastery2

monastery3

then hotspring where vendor once again tried to hard sell us.imagine coke for 15k?!?
hotspring 1

hotspring2

This is the disadvantage of not having a guide in trips, we had to rely on own researches, no hidden stories and information about the places we’re going to. Anyway, I didn’t have much time searching and reading about Bali, so, I just planned to enjoy the view, embrace the unexpected and just BE THERE!

About Miss_Pia

Neurotic Health-care Professional who enjoys sleeping, running, reading, introspecting, pole art and exploring new things and sometimes, places!
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