One of the four lakes in Bali, it has an extend 3.9 square kilometers and 87 meters deep. The lake view can be seen from place near Gobleg village while having tea or coffee. People also stop north of the lake for its view and feed long tail monkeys.
Batur is names of the second highest volcano in Bali 1717 meters and the largest lake 1718 ha, on a normal tour the tourists just admire the view from Kintamani village as there are many restaurants overthere face to volcano to enjoy the scenery. So mostly they are there during lunch time but for photographers this place is a site to see the sunrise to capture Batur volcano and its lake during sunrise. Adventurers will hike up to the top of Batur volcano to enjoy the sunrise as well.
The location is in Manukaya Tampaksiring dated back to 962, the temple known as Spring temple cause in the main yard of the temple there is a source of water that always come out from the ground. Then the water flow out to several fountains to out side yard where Balinese and some tourists do the purification.
The temple built in 1634 by the founder of Mengwi kingdom, its a clan temple used to worship to God for the ancestor of Mengwi kingdom. Taman means garden while Ayu means beautiful or suitable for every body. The temple is sorrounded by the moat and has three yard. First yard has cockfighting arena, the second yard has wooden bell tower function to convey message that the ceremony is still going on, and the third yard is where all important shrines located. In this temple you need a wide lense to cover all the important shrines.
Royal bathing place for king of Karangasem Bali, built in 1948 by Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, the King of Karangasem eastern part of Bali. The area has a source of water so that the King has idea to built bathing place here.
Jukung is a Bali word for traditional boat, means of transportation by fishermen in Bali, perhaps the catamaran got inspiration from this traditional boat. Not many seen in Bali beach cause Balinese prefer to work as farmers than fishermen.
Tanah Lot comes from two words, Tanah means Land and Lot means Sea so a land in this case a huge rock on the sea. This place in sixteen century used by a holy priest from Java gave a Hinduism teaching to local people there. During sunset is the best moment to take pictures here, cause this is one of the best places in Bali so hundreds of people come here during sunset, it becomes difficult to take long exposure shoot. There are two angle for sunset shoot, if low tide we can do low angle one need to walk a little bit so we can put the temple as a foreground and the sun behind. The other angle is high angle shoot from the stall that sell young coconut water known as sunset terrace.
Resting place of Karangasem King, it used to have on pool only but I Gusti Bagus Jelantik or Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, King of Karangasem governed from 1909 who was a famous architect extend the area with other pool and building.
It locates in the southernmost edge of the Bali island, hundred meters above sea level, the scenery is marvelous especially during sunset. According to inscription in Blanjong and Gianyar this temple was built in 917 by King Sri Kesari Warmadewa. The area of the temple is quite big to explore from north to south, at least need one hour to do it. The temple also were inhabited by hundred of long tailed macaque monkeys. There is Kecak dance performance here start at 18.00 hrs last for an hour portraying the story of Ramayana but during that time the sun also down so you need to choose whether shoot the sun or the dance
Bali is one of 13.667 islands in Indonesia. It has diverse landscape that ranges from magnificent white sandy beaches and fertile rice fields to rugged volcanoes. Bali also offers a chance to discover one of the world’s fascinating cultures ; rich in art, sculpture, dance, religion, tradition, and genuine nature. Hindu is the predominant religion in Bali and its influence can be seen in every aspects of Balinese life. Temples adorn the island and every dance or celebration is a dedication of worshipping to the God. One goes to Bali for an experience, a journey of a lifetime, to come face to face with a remarkable people, their customs and traditions, their beliefs, their hopes, and their eternal search for peace.
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