The next day was a sunrise tour again to Lake Tamblingan. My Driver/Guide was a bit late and we were rushing going to Lake Tamblingan. During the journey up the mountain, the sun was rising and it was so beautiful! It was still dark but the horizon was a blend of red and gold. I tried to take a picture but was unsuccessful as all the pics were blurry. Luckily, we arrived in Lake Tamblingan in time. The sun was not yet up but the place was getting bright. There were groups of people doing prenup shots for 2 couples.
Lake Tamblingan is definitely one of my fave places in Bali. It simply took my breath away! I felt like I was in some mystic land. The boats were floating in a soft sea of fog. The river was like a mirror reflecting everything over it. When the sun rose and the sky became golden, it was so breath-taking! I just stood there completely in awe. Pictures do not give justice to the beauty of this place. I really would like to go back and experience it all over again.
I really love their Mi Goreng and coffee! I also had the pleasure of having my breakfast Balinese style. Life is so simple for them and I miss having these kind of experiences.
After my surreal experience in Lake Tamblingan, we head to Ulun Danu. On the way, we passed by this awesome view of the lake! Bali is such a beautiful, beautiful place!
We arrived in Ulun Danu and my guide asked me to pose with candi bentar. This unique gate structure is common all over Bali. I really enjoyed my tour in Ulun Danu! The temple and its surroundings were beautiful! It's like you're in 3 different places. The temple was like your traditional Bali,the manicured gardens with the Buddhist temple looked like Japan, and the garden with tall, skinny trees felt like I was in a western forest.
We spent a good amount of time in Pura Ulun Danu. I also love this place. It's very relaxing! I hope I'll get a chance to come back and have a picnic in their beautiful garden.
Our next stop was the Jatiluwih Rice terraces. It's more vast compared to the Tegalalang Rice field but they are equally beautiful. The field is so refreshing to the eyes! Everywhere is green and the rice terraces are so stunning!
For me, it's worth the trip going to Jatiluwih. It's not crowded and there were restaurants up on the road. I only stayed for a short while but you can explore the place and do some hikes on the terraces.
I am a Filipina, formerly based in Singapore and is now living permanently in Melbourne. Yet, I am really a global citizen at heart. :)