Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, The Floating Temple

Address: DTW Ulun Danu Beratan, Desa Candikuning Kec. Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Dress Code: Not required

Entrance Fee: Rp50,000/ adult

The entrance gate and the entrance ticket. Just to give a little trivia 😉

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Ulun Danu is composed of several temples inside its premises, and all are overlooking to the beautiful and peaceful Lake Beratan.

Probably this Ulun Danu might be one of the most modern temples in Bali. They offer activities in here such as photo opportunity with wild animals and some lake activities like fishing and sailing via speed boats and pedal boats.

For more info about offered activities, please visit their website here: Ulun Danu Beratan

 

Penataran Agung Temple

One of the amazing parts of this particular temple is its entrance full of various flowers fully blossomed! 😍

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Lingga Petak Temple

As commonly known, The Floating Temple, for its residence above the Lake Beratan.

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Dalem Purwa Temple

The sophisticated entrance gate and its stunning lake view! 🤩

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Taman Beiji Temple

The colorful pathway to the Beiji Temple! 😍

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Ulun Danu is so modern to us because of its colorful flowers and environment ambiance. It’s still big to explore, and more pictures were shared on our instagram account, please visit the link on the side bar.

Aside from the beautiful premises, its history is also worth discovering. Definitely a must in Bali! ♥️

For more and updated information, you may directly visit Ulun Danu’s sites:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018.

 

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Wanagiri Hidden Hill

Address: Jl. Raya Wanagiri, Munduk, Singaraja 81161, Bali, Indonesia

Entrance Fee: Rp150,000/ adult

You can negotiate the entrance fee to Rp50,000/ adult if you would only use fewer platforms.

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The Lookouts

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We initially chose those 3 platforms above for the Rp50,000 entrance fee, but later on they allowed us to use the other platforms without additional cost.

From our perception, they can allow Rp50,000/ adult rate for the use of all platforms EXCEPT the actual swing (like in the Bali Swing). During the negotiation, it looks like it’s what that’s only matters to them.

Yeah, so luckily we were also able to try the others. 😊

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Yes, the original price of Rp100,000/ adult is a bit expensive for just a photo opportunity which can be done in only 30 minutes. But if you consider their preparation, how they built these platforms and made sure they were all safe is already unremarkable. And their management is already considerate of the bargaining as well. Maybe we should just try to ask and negotiate with them nicely and with respect. 😊

Anyway, Wanagiri Hidden Hill is still enjoyable even that you will only spend few minutes inside. You will be embraced with that very calming and stunning view of the lake. Very relaxing!

 

Wanagiri Twin Lakes

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Not too far from the Hidden Hill is a platform made to oversee the two lovely twin lakes of Wanagiri. They are the Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake.

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So romantic isn’t? Why not plan your Wanagiri trip now? You will not regret! ☺️

Visit Wanagiri Hidden Hill’s pages here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September, 2018

 

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The Original Bali Swing

Address: Jl. Dewi Saraswati, 80352 Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kapubaten Bandung, Bali (Banjar Tegal Kuning), Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entrance Fee: $35 (USD)/ adult

(they also accept Rupiahs, just not sure with the figures. Also accepting credit card payments)

Tip: You should really come early because queuing time for swings and nest are quite too long everyday. Usually, tourists arrive after 9:00 AM.

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This is the waiting area where you will settle your payment. Your $35 rate includes the following:

✓ Entrance w/ access to all of its 22 activities (12 single swings, 6 nests, 1 helicopter, 3 huge rock stone platforms, and the waterfalls)
✓ Lunch buffet
✓ Drinks (coffee, tea, and water)
✓ Locker (limited only)
✓ Free transportation for those coming from Ubud via scheduled shuttle bus

 

Swings

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The 12 single swings vary from their heights. They are 10 meters to 78 meters above the ground. Don’t worry, all of them have safety gears and braces.

Oh by the way, there’s a weight limit of 200 kg for every swing.

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Of course they are all very nice to try! With a combination of fear and excitement at the same time, then those feeling immediately converted to amazement and attraction soon as they push you to swing. Definitely a must in Bali! ☺️

 

Nests

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This one above is the first nest you’ll see from the entrance gate, so you should definitely try on this first if you want to avoid the long queue later.

Another nest is this one below. This is the one at the center and overlooking to the whole Bali Swing place.

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Beside this is another cute nest! And this one is my personal favorite! 🤩

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It’s already passed 10:30 AM, and the long queues for the swings and nests already started. So this one below is the last nest we were able to try on.

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After this, we already decided to go further down to the river (as lunch buffet is also served in there), and surprisingly we encountered another cute nest with the waterfall! Still no one’s here yet since everybody’s still busy up there with the swings and nests 😂

We then had our lunch, and headed to our next stop. You know, as like any backpacking itinerary, destinations are fully loaded in one day 😂


Helicopter Platform

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Heart-shaped Stone Platform

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Huge Bali Swing Stone Platform

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There are already a lot of swings in Bali but still the original Bali Swing deserves a good visit! Everyone in here was very kind and accommodating. Platforms were safe and comfortable, especially the swings and the nests.

Exciting swing rides, isn’t? You can already book your visit as early as now!

Reservations are not required but due to high demand, it is preferred. Check Bali Swing’s rates and the other packages here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018

 

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Toya Devasya, a Natural Hot Spring in Batur

Address: Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia

Note: There is an insurance fee of Rp31,000/ adult upon entry in Batur Town. It is required to every tourist visiting the town.

Entrance Fees: Rp300,000/ adult for day trip with lunch buffet

There are rooms in villas, and camping accommodations as well for long-staying guests, check it here: Toya Devasya: The Ayu Villa

For day trips, reservation is not required but is preferred.

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Your day trip rate includes the following:

  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch buffet
  • Pool towel
  • Locker (limited only, so you’ll be sharing with your friends)
  • Soap and shampoo at the shower room


Food and Beverages

This is their restaurant where you can have your buffet meals. You’ll have nothing to worry about their food in here, all are very awesome! 😋

Their menu mostly includes Indonesian, Chinese, and Indian cuisine. They have other restaurants and bars inside you can choose from, see here: Toya Devasya Restaurants

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After meal, you can now revitalize yourself thru this natural hot spring overlooking to the beautiful Mt. Batur! Really refreshing! 🤩batur-3batur-4batur-5batur-6

Got excited to bath in this naturally warm pool? You can book your stay here now!

Check Toya Devasya’s rates and availability here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Pura Gunung Kawi

Address: Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Rp30,000/ adult

Dress Code: Sarong and sash are required to enter the temple. These are already included in your rate, you will receive it once you enter the main gate after the cashier

Note: For those already wearing long dresses (as long as knees are covered), you will only need a sash.

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You still have to walk for a few more meters to finally reach the temple. Along the way, you’ll pass by souvenir and coffee stores.

Now ready to do this trekking 😂

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This river is the same river flowing to the Tirta Empul Temple. There’s also another of this inside. The platform on the right-most side is where the coffee store is. You can have your rest in here. I think this is the half point of the entrance and the main temple.

After few minutes of walking, you will finally reach this second gate, this is now the main entry to the temple.

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Gunung Kawi is known to be the most unique archaeological sites in Bali due to its impressive carved rock structures. It comprises of different temple funeral shrines with each respective kings/gods.

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This one behind us is one of the funeral shrines in Gunung Kawi. You will find more when you explore the temple further.

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Our guide said that this shrine below is for those who pray for business (sadly I forgot the term).

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And this one below is another with no particular denotation.

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There’s a legend about this temple that it was built for king Udayana and his 4 sons while other historians say it is his 4 wives. You can learn deeper when you visit the temple and actually interact with the people inside.

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Interested of Gunung Kawi’s history? Schedule your visit now!

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: Rice Terraces is open 24/7, however guides are only available during the day

Entrance Fee: Rp15,000/ adult

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While you go/ trek further, you’ll pass by some entry gates, and donations are expected each time.

Tip: We arrived here at around 7:30 AM and there’s no one at the entry point yet so we were still able to go in for free ☺️

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This is where you will encounter the second gate for donations. There’s a store for coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water.

The field is very exposed to sunlight, so you’ll really have to bring protectors (cap, hat, umbrella) and drinks, and towel as well.

Unfortunately, we were only able to take a photo of this small swing rather than the gate and the store.

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Also in this point is a swing (like in the Bali swing), in which we did not have the time to try as there are still no people in here yet when we passed by.

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As you trek further, going to the back-most side, you’ll find this point where there’s a beautiful sunrise setting.

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The field is still very fresh in the morning and only a few people were there yet. There are also locals living inside the field, and you’ll pass by their houses during the trek.

Please be kind and considerate to them, follow the signage if the points are not allowed for tourists to enter, as this is their livelihood. We are just visitors.


Picture Platform

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Use of picture platforms expects donations as well ☺️ You may already allot a budget for donations. Think of it as our way of helping the farmers and the locals to maintain their rice field.

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


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