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The Heartland of Bali Tour:Taman Ayun Temple, Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple

The Heartland of Bali Tour:Taman Ayun Temple, Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple
Tours & Sightseeing > City Tours > City Tours
$46.3
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

This excursion will lead you to the rural heartland of Bali, which presents an altered landscape and an interesting history. You will be visiting Taman Ayun, founded by the King of the Mengwi dynasty in the 17th century, followed by crater lake - Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru temple. On this trip, you will also get the opportunity to scroll down Candi Kuning market and see all the fresh produced fruits, vegetables and flowers.

You will be picked up from your Southern Bali or Ubud hotel at 8:30am and start your journey to the heartland of Bali.

Your first stop is the Taman Ayun Temple, founded by the King of the Mengwi dynasty in the 17th century. The temple is situated on an island in a river, in a beautiful park with trees and ponds. It has three ascending levels of spacious courtyards containing rows of shrines and pavilions and is surrounded by a wide moat.

Next stop of the tour is Lake Beratan, which is located at an altitude of 1240 meter above sea level next to Mount Beratan and Mount Catur. The lake fills the crater of the inactive volcano Mount Catur. A beautiful temple called Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is set on the lake surrounded by stunning scenery. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake, the temple and the mountains besides.

Continue on our visit to Candi Kuning market, where local fruits, vegetables and flowers are sold. After lunch, the trip continues through breathtaking valleys of rice paddies near Jatiluwih to visit the Pura Luhur Batukaru temple. It is located in dense jungle near the peak of Gunung Batukaru, Bali's second highest mountain. The temple is one of six directional temples on Bali which are believed to protect the island and its people from evil spirits. It protects Bali from the West and was built in the 11th century. The ancient complex has a number of separate sanctuaries joined by damp mountain paths, bubbling spring and large rectangular lake with a shrine in its midst.

You will be transferred back to your hotel after tour concludes.

This excursion will lead you to the rural heartland of Bali, which presents an altered landscape and an interesting history. You will be visiting Taman Ayun, founded by the King of the Mengwi dynasty in the 17th century, followed by crater lake - Lake Beratan and Pura Luhur Batukaru temple. On this trip, you will also get the opportunity to scroll down Candi Kuning market and see all the fresh produced fruits, vegetables and flowers.