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Bali 402 - BALI THREE LAKE AND TANAH LOT SUNSET TOUR

Places of interest and Attractions will be visited during this tour

Visit Taman Ayun temple " The Royal Family Temple"

Taman Ayun Temple

TAMAN AYUN

Taman Ayun Temple is situated in Mengwi Village of Badung District, around 18 km to the west of Denpasar. It is a very beautiful temple, as the It’s name : Taman means garden, Ayun means : Beautiful, so Taman Ayun is Beautiful Temple with Beautiful Garden. In addition to its beauty, Taman Ayun Temple is also considered to have historical values, which makes the regional government of Bali suggests the UNESCO in 2002 that this temple is included in World Heritage List.

Taman Ayun Temple is a Mother Temple (Paibon) to Mengwi Kingdom. This temple was built by Mengwi King, I Gusti Agung Putu, in the Javanese year of 1556 (1634 AD). Initially, I Gusti Agung Putu built a temple to the north of Mengwi village to the worship of his ancestors. The temple was named Genter Park. When Mengwi grew into a big kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu moved Genter Park eastward and expand the compound. The expanded temple was officially declared Taman Ayun Temple. The temple festival is fall on Kliwon Tuesday - Medangsia the fourth month in the Javanese year of 1556. Until today, each Kliwon Tuesday of wuku Medangsia in Javanese calendar (Saka), a piodalan (ceremony) is held in this temple to celebrate the temple’s anniversary.

Taman Ayun Temple has gone through a number of restoration works. Large scale restoration was implemented in 1937. In 1949, restoration work was done to the kori agung (the grand room), Bentar temple. A big wantilan was also constructed during the time. The third restoration was implemented in 1972, followed by the final restoration in 1976. Taman Ayun Temple complex is 100 meters in length and 250 meters in width. The complex comprises an outer court and three inner courts. The inner courts, sided with stone fences, have different elevations, and the inner most is the highest one.

The outer court Taman Ayun Temple, also known as Jaba, is situated at the outer side of the pool. There is a bridge over the pool to connect the outer court to the inner ones. At the end of the bridge, on the inner court side, there is a Bentar gate followed by a pathway leading to the inner courts. There are two giant statues at each end of the bridge.

At the left side of the pathway Taman Ayun Temple, near the gate, there is some sort of a small guardhouse. Here, at the first inner court, there is a Wantilan (a sort of hall) at which some ceremonies usually take place, including a cockfight with blood scarification ceremony to the evil spirit, which is also part the ritual ceremonies at the temple. There is a pathway lying across the first inner court and dividing it into two parts, connecting the gate into the first inner court to the one into the second inner court. To the southwest, there is a round gazebo at which one can have a rest and enjoy the beauty of the temple. There is a pond near the gazebo covered with water lilies. Right at the center of the pond, there is a small post that sprinkles water to nine different directions. To the east, there is a cluster of small temples called Luhuring Purnama Temples.

There is a gate at the end of the pathway Taman Ayun Temple dividing the first inner court into two. The gate leads to the second inner court, which is situated on a higher ground than the first one. Across from the gate, on the second inner court, there is a building functioning as a partition. The partition Taman Ayun Temple decorated with relief sculpture depicting nine guardian gods of compass points.

To the east, there is a small temple called Dalem Bekak Temple. To the west, around the corner, there is a balai Kulkul with its roof rising high. The third inner court, which is also the inner most and the highest one, is the most sacred area. Its main door, which is called pintu gelung, is placed right in the middle and it is opened only during ceremonies. The main Gate of Taman Ayun Temple is flanked by two gates through which people can access the court to do daily routines at Taman Ayun Temple. Visitors will enjoy the beauty of the Inner part of thisTemple along the path with some nice point for photograph.

Stop at Pacung for rice fields view

Pacung rice terraces

PACUNG RICE TERRACES

Pacung Rice terrace is another place of interest in Bali which is most visited when you doing tour to northern part of Bali. Located in Baturiti village near Bedugul resort area at the regency of Tabanan, Pacung Rice Terrace is most visited by our customer because It’s offers a good scenery, windings and breeze. During the dry season the farmers also growing vegetables instead of rice, by growing others crop also keep the quality of soil is better.

Pacung Rice terrace also good place to be rest and cooling down of the stress, cause there is a Restaurant and some private villas at the rice field, but, if you are having lunch at the restaurant, this is still possible to look Pacung rice terrace from the restaurant's balcony as free.
You may have a chance to witness the daily life of farmers during their planting or harvesting the rice during the season.

Visit Gobleg hill with Twin Lake View

Lake Tamblingan and Lake Buyan

Lake Tamblingan & Lake Buyan

Lake Tamblingan and Lake Buyan lies in the rich submontane rainforest area around Bedugul, Sukasada Village, Buleleng. The lake located in a very strategic area, which is between Lovina Beach, Ulun danu beratan temple and also Gitgit waterfall. With mount Lesong as it's background this lake offer a very nice experience if you wish to visit. Now this area has been developed, that seen from a lot of tourist come to this place everyday, from domestic tourist until the tourists from foreign country.

We able to see the panorama directly from Asah Gobleg area. In the street side there are a lot of place to sit and relaxing while we watch the Lake. because this area located between of this two lake. For the people who liked camping, in this area also have a location that support for camping.

We can reach this Lake about 2-3 hrs from Denpasar to the north. Around the lake, there are also a lot of monkeys that randomly appear in the street near the Lake. There are some facility in this lake, like Parking area, traditional boot to rent for recreation even for fishing in this Lake.

Lake Tamblingan

Lake Tamblingan is a lake located in the plateau area with green hill surrounded. It is situated adjunction to Buyan Lake with cool weather. It has the fascination where the nature authenticity can be felt and the inexistence of motorized boat here. These beautiful lakes can be seen from the top hill right from Asah Gobleg Countryside, Sukasada District and Singaraja regency, north part of Bali.

This lake is ideal for Jungle Trekking Adventure because it is very amazing with the rain forest including flora and fauna observation.

Beside of that, many local visitors are doing camping program or outdoor team building while enjoy the beautiful nature. Here we can also see the local residents use the small traditional boat which is called Perahu to cross the lake or do fishing. The existence of monkey which is not far from these two lakes are precisely located beside the main road from Denpasar to Singaraja.

In progressively, the amounts are more and more dwelling this area and it was one of fascination for tourist who visit it. It is located in Sukasada sub district, 21 km south side of Singaraja. It is situated in the high land about 1000 meters above sea level so that the atmosphere is rather cold and chilled at night.

Lake Buyan

Lake Buyan is a smallest lake in Bali located just next to Tamblingan Lake. It is located in the plateau area and covered by cool weather. It is situated in the high land with hill and rain forest surround it. Since the location in the plateau area, the fog is usually blanketing the area. This lake can be seen from the top of hill which is called Asah Gobleg.

Asah Gobleg itself is the name of the countryside located on the top of hill where the villagers live with agricultural life. Buyan Lake has the broadness about 3,9 km, with the maximum of deepness is 87 meters and the water volume is 0,116 km3. As a tourist destination, in Buyan Lake has been available the stop point with traditional chair along the road.

The temperature in this place is relatively cool in particular at night and it is many visited by tourists in particular from local.

Visit Ulun Dhanu Lake Temple

Ulun Dhanu Temple

ULUN DHANU TEMPLE

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a temple dedicated to the Goddess of the lake or Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu. The dominant shrines are Meru’s (pagodas) dedicated to the lake Goddess and the God of Mount Puncak Mangu. The temple was built in the 17th century in worship of the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, as well as the lake goddess, Dewi Danu. The sight and cool atmosphere of the Bali uplands have made the lake and this temple a favorite sightseeing and recreational spot as well as a frequently photographed site. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, literally ‘the source temple of Lake Beratan’, is easily the island’s most iconic sanctuary sharing the scenic qualities with the seaside temples of Uluwatu Temple and Tanah Lot temple. The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region encircling the lake provides the temple with a scenic backdrop.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple mostly called as a Ulun Danu Temple but not to be confused with Ulun Danu Batur Temple, which is on the rim of the caldera at Batur Lake. It is especially important for the Balinese. Only here can you get holy water of a particular variety. The water is collected from the lake itself, directly in front of the temple. Visitors have to wear a sash and not go near. Bathing is forbidden. The lake is the ultimate source of water for the rivers and springs that irrigate central Bali. The temple priests say that the lake is fed by springs located at each of the wind directions. Each of the springs is the origin of water for that particular region of central Bali. So, farmers from North Bali collect their holy water from the northern spring of the lake and so on. Ulun Danu Temple lies by the western banks of Lake Bratan in the Bedugul Highlands at a level of 1239m, is one of the most picturesque and most photographed temples in Bali. Ulun Danu is inside the caldera of the now extinct volcano Gunung Catur. It is one of the main sources of irrigation in the Balinese highlands, and so the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the lake goddess.

History Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu temple can be traced back to the rise of the Mengwi kingdom. The name of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the lake where the temple is built at Beratan Lake. The name of Beratan Lake is inseparable with the Beratan Mount as Deity and Goddess as fertility source, prosperity to keep the prosperity in life and society life. In Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi is elaborated by the history of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple founding together with existence of the Mengwi Empire. Therefore its status is pertained with the secondhand of Temple Empire what is usually pertained as Dang Kahyangan. It is the same to the description in papyrus of Usana Bali and Padma Bhuwana, hence Puncak Mangu Temple where the Panyawangan (representative place to worship) is the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. So it is called by entire Balinese residents as Kahyangan Jagat (The Biggest Group of Hindu Temple in Bali )

The ‘floating’ temple complex is comprised of four groups of shrines, including the prominent Lingga Petak shrine to its east. There are four gates facing each of the four points of the compass.

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is consisted of 4 temples complex:

  • Lingga Petak Temple owns the function to worship the Siwa God
  • Penataran Pucak Mangu Temple is referred this gate as Parhyangan ri pinggiring rawa Beratan or Danu Beratan Temple is founded by I Gusti Agung Putu to worship the Hyang ing Parwata or Deity which is placed in Pucak Mangu that is Bhatara Hyang Danawa as according to papyrus of Padma Bhuwana and Usana Bali, because Mangu Mount is located in north direction, hence it is called the Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Wisnu God
  • Terate Bang Temple is functioning to worship of Brahma God
  • Dalem Purwa Temple is functioning to worship of Danu Goddess which is considered to be miraculous of the Bhatara Hyang Danawa or Laksmi Goddess.

Visit Candi Kuning Fruits market

Candikuning Fruit Market

Candikuning Fruit Market

Candikuning Fruit Market is a traditional vegetable and fruit market located at Candi Kuning countryside which can be reached only in a few minutes from the lake. Various fruit type, vegetables and also mace can be bought here with many choices. It is not far from Ulun Danu Temple. Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are the next places of interest existing near the Beratan Lake and it is just 3 minutes drive by car from this place.

The visitors can visit the Candikuning village market to buy the fresh mango, banana, papaya, avocado, orange, as well as various spices, flowers, vegetables, handicrafts, paintings, and fabrics. If you love rabbits, here you can buy the cute one at the price you will be happy to pay. In the entire surroundings you can find loads of public facilities, local restaurants, accommodations, and more.

Visit Jatiluwih rice terraces

Jatiluwih rice terraces

JATILUWIH

Jatiluwih is one of the interesting place in the area of Penebel, Tabanan Regency. Jatiluwih famous for its natural beauty with terraced rice fields with valley, river view and mount Batukaru as the back ground. Most of the farmers keep plants the local red rice which is the quality has famous for the local and international market. This Regency are also known as the rice granary of Bali as the area so fertile to grow rice and enough water all year around.

Jatiluwih derived from the word of Jati means truly and Luwih means beautiful. The local paddies are planted in this place look typically of the high relative size plant if it is compared with other pre-eminent paddy planted by most farmers in Bali . Despitefully, Jatiluwih also famous with its organic agriculture system due to the location is located in the in the plateau of Batukaru Mount which is suitable for the agriculture development.

Jatiluwih rice cultivation has an area of approximately 636 ha. And this Jatiluwih rice field located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. This area is a suitable place to visit for the one who missed the Mountain fresh air and the natural panorama as a place to soothe the mind, because of the beautiful place that is still natural with fresh air and some bumpy road.

From Jatiluwih Rice Terrace tourists can also visit the hot spring water of angsri, because the close distance from the hot spring Angseri to Jatiluwih. Although the location of this resort is very isolated, with roads winding,but many area attractions that we can enjoy there. For the journey to this region also is not boring,because we travel along the beautiful river views along the way in which vast stretches of rice field,and the shady trees that lined all the way to Jatiluwih.If you want to visit tourist areas filled with green rice fields stretching to the beauty, so Jatiluwih are the areas you should visit.

Visit Tanah Lot Sea Temple

Tanah Lot Temple

TANAH LOT TEMPLE

Tanah Lot Temple is located in coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km in south side of Tabanan town. The temple is built on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walking, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple.

Meaning of Word Tanah Lot Temple

The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words : Tanah word is interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea. The location is now called as Tanah Lot has been used at a Megalithic period as a place that looked into holy, proven from the existence of menhir. Pursuant to environmental condition, hence the structure of Tanah Lot Temple is built at irregular reef plain of its angle which is only consisted of one plain yard as Jeroan.

Tanah Lot Temple differences with other temples on the island of Bali, Tanah Lot does not have a few courtyard because it is built on a plain of coral that irregular corners of his home. Inside the actual temple compound itself there are tiered shrines that follow the fundamental elements of Balinese design where the number of levels constructed are symbolic to the complexities of the faith. There are other formations within the area that indicate that the site is not only of great religious importance, but also maintains archaeological value. Temple nestled in the ocean has a ritual or ceremony which takes place every 6 months or 210 days. At that time all the Hindus from different areas in Bali will come for worshipping.

History Tanah Lot Temple :
Dang Hyang Nirartha” or better known as Pedanda Sakti Wau Rauh” who came from the region of Blambangan, East Java to Bali Island around the 16th century. At the time of the Reign of King Dalem Waturenggong in Gelgel, Bali. Later, he held a sacred journey (Dharmayatra) and walk down the south coast of the Bali Island from the western to the eastern regions. In the journey, in the end he found a beach in Tabanan area (now is Tabanan Regency), not far from the Baraban Village. Furthermore, he saw a rock in the shape of a small island in the sea. In this place he meditate and he felt the vibrations of chastity. So on top of the rock, he suggested setting up a holy building for worship of God then is now the Tanah Lot Temple.

Holly Snake Myth
One of the uniqueness of the owned Tanah Lot is across the street from the temple there are a number of caves in which lived a few sea snakes are colored black and white generally can be met in the coast. Part of its stomach there are no athwart skin, there is only small skin, but this sea water snake very noxious but snake bite case are very seldom happened, because the sea water snake generally very passive. These snakes are very tame and not to be bullied for being considered a forerunner of the keeper and protect the entire area from unseen evil forces. Then there is also the trust in the Tanah Lot Temple there is also the source of holy water, exactly beneath the temple. Holy water is believed can bring sustenance to anyone who drank it.

The function of this temple can be realized from the function of the main temple building which is located in the temple main area. In this place, there is a main temple to worship the god in form of Dewa Baruna or Bhatara Segara, the sea power. The media of worship to this god is the temple building with 5 storied meanwhile the 3 storied temple building in north part of this area is purposing to worship to Dang Hyang Nirartha.

Function of Tanah Lot Temple
In order to know the status of Tanah Lot Temple can be realized from the temple history, function and also incoming devotee existence pray when temple ceremony is held. In this case can be realized as follows:

#Tanah Lot Temple as dang Kahyangan (the big Holy Temples in Bali), because the history and the Penyiwi (The people taking care of the temple) are from the local people from Tabanan regency and surrounding area
#Tanah Lot temple as Segara Temple, because its function as sanctum to worship the Bhatara Segara, the God with manifestation as the ocean Power Deity

Time visiting Tanah Lot temple.
The most popular time to pay a visit to Tanah Lot Temple is late afternoon when the sun begins to settle over the horizon and the temple is silhouetted against the vibrant glow of the sky. The site draws a crowd of travelers who come for enjoy the sunset which is occur around 18.00.

 

Bali 402: Bali Three Lake and Tanah Lot Sunset tour

Departure: 07.30 – 08.00 / Duration: 10 - 12 Hours
Tour itinerary :

  • 08.00 - Depart from Hotel.
  • 09.00 - Visit Taman Ayun temple " The Royal Family Temple"
  • 10.30 - Stop at Pacung for rice fields view
  • 11.30 - Visit Gobleg hill with Twin Lake View.
  • 12.30 - Visit Ulun Dhanu Lake Temple.
  • 13.15 - Having lunch.
  • 14.15 - Visit Candi Kuning Fruits market.
  • 16.00 - Visit Jatiluwih rice terraces.
  • 17.30 - Visit Tanah Lot Sea Temple
  • 18.30 - Transfer Back to hotel.
 

Price A :
US$ 50/person

Price A inclusive:
~
Hotel pick up with Fully air-conditioned private car
~ Petrol
~ Bali driver-guide
~ All entrance ticket and donation at scheduled stop
~ Meals as per tour itinerary
~ Mineral water
~ Free Sarong when enter the Temple
~ Government tax

> Special price for group booking

Price B: price per car
1 - 3 person @ USD50/car
4 - 6 person @ USD55/car
7 - 12 person @ USD75/van

Price B Inclusive :
~ Private car with air-conditioned.
~ Petrol.
~ Bali Driver-guide.
~ Parking Fee.
~ Sarong

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Terms & Condition :
  • A minimum 2 (two) participants is required to join the tour
  • For single traveler additional 50% charge
  • Child; 3 - 11 years old at 50% off.
  • Infant under 3 years Free of charge
  • Reasonable and fair price, that means NO HIDDEN FEES.
  • Payment either in USD, Rupiah, or other currencies based on the latest exchange rates.
  • Payment by Credit Card required 3% additional charge.
  • Price includes Government tax.
  • Get special discount for group booking.

 

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