So here is the continuation of the article: ULTIMATE BALI Do-It-Your own ITINERARY
OUR SECOND DAY TOUR ITINERARY:
BALI COUNTRY SIDE
I guess this is the highlight of our trip after roaming around Ubud. In this itinerary, we had enjoyed strolling around the most popular tourist destinations in Bali.
A. PURA TANAH LOT
According to the Balinese history, the name “Tanah Lot” means “Land [in the] Sea” and said to be one of the seven (7) sea temples around the Balinese coast. The temple sits on a rock formation and said to be guarded by venomous sea snakes (which Hindu culture believes to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders). I find the place very interesting but over crowded. The entrance costs 60,000 IDR.
B. PURA ULUN DANU BRATAN
It took us around 2-3 hours going here mainly because of traffic (i think there is a local event at that time) and bad weather. Sadly, we had to visit the temple in scourging rain and muddy feet. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is located on the shores of Lake Beratan (Lake of the Holy Mountain) and said to be a major Shaivite (i guess it is associated with Hinduism) water temple in Bali. The place has a wide beautiful garden and if the weather is good we might have seen the great mountains scenery. The entrance costs 50,000 IDR
C. TWIN LAKE VIEW (LAKE BUYAN and LAKE TAMBLINGAN)
This location has the awesome-st view of the so called Twin Lakes of Bali (which are Buyan and Tamblingan), the lakes are separated by a rain forest-covered hill. The locals made an artistic setup (Twin Lake Swing) flaunting the mountainous area and green fields. If you want to stop by here, it is just along the road of Buleleng, Regency, Bali and I noticed that there were a lot of tourists on-queue to have their pictures taken onto it. The entrance costs 40,000 IDR.
D. PURA TAMAN AYUN
When I first entered Pura Taman Ayun I felt like I’m transported in the ancient times and I must say that this is how temples should look like! Not much crowd, serene and very elegant. Inside of the gates of Pura Taman Ayun, there is a compound of temples, you can’t go beyond it since it is closed for visitors. It has been said that Taman Ayun was the main temple of the Mengwi kingdom, which survived until 1891, when it was conquered by the neighbouring kingdoms of Tabanan and Badung. The entrance fee costs 15,000 IDR.
I really like how Balinese people design their temples.
GOT Feels: The House of Many Faces
I have learned a lot of Balinese culture this second day of our trip and I am grateful and amazed at the same time. To capped off the night, we stroll around Kuta and find a nice place to chill out at Tubes Bar and Restaurant Bali at Poppies Lane 2 near Alley Cats. The staffs are nice and we gotta have a chance to talk with the manager and we find her awesome. She did told us some stories about her Filipino friends too. We bought 2 bottles of Heineken for 115,000 IDR.
Hope you find this trip interesting!
PS: See the story of our last day trip here: ULTIMATE BALI DIY ITINERARY THIRD DAY TRIP!