One of the four Botanical garden networks in Indonesia, Kebun Raya Bali has an area of 157.5 hectares (389 acres), a car will be required to see all the property. It is a unique place featuring not only the plants of Bali but from mountainous areas of East Java and exotic plants from all around Indonesia. There are 1500 species more than 16000 plants, especially the collection of 340 kinds of orchids are a must see. Many families and couples come to visit on weekends.
Angseri Hot Springs nestled between lush rice paddies and small streams, precisely in Banjar Munduk Lumbang, Angseri Village. Previously used only as a traditional bathhouse by the local people, now transformed into a comfortable bathing area with pools and hot springs, and 2 private bathing area. The water temperature is 40 degrees, quite hot for a hot spring in Bali. Visiting the near by Batukau temple, lush rice terraces will be nice too, both only about 4-5 km away.
Jatiluwih deserves its name, meaning “Truly Marvelous” in Balinese. The cascading terraces of rice fields are the most striking features of the landscape. Stretching all the way from the foothill of Batukaru volcano to the south coast sea. The cool western uplands, overlooking half of the island, offers magnificent views you will never forget. If you choose a lucky spot you will get 360 degrees view of rice fields.
Kau means “West” in the Indonesian, therefore it is said that the temple was named as “Mountain in the west”. However, it can also mean the husk of a coconut. The legend tells it is built on a sacred stone “Batukau”. This temple is one of the six representative temples known as Sad Kahyangan and also a complex temple which consists of several temples. Located beneath Gunung Batukau which is the second highest mountain on Bali (2.275 m), it used to be the state temple of West Bali.
Well known as Rock Temple, it sits on a large offshore rock. A popular tourist and cultural icon for its beautiful sunset, and tends to get busy in the evening times. Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 15th-century priest Nirartha. It can be accessed by foot during the low tides but non-hindus are not allowed to climb the rocks. A giant snake purportedly protects the temple, which is said to be created from Nirartha’s scarf when he established the island.
This beautiful temple is located on the shores of Lake Brata. Built in the early 17th century, it is situated inside Candi Kuning Park in the village of Budugul. This temple is used for offering ceremonies to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu. Also beside the lake there is a temple known as Cudamani which was built by the influence of Buddhism.