This was our last day of tour in Bali and we took advantage of exploring unknown parts of Bali. Actually, I wasn’t aware that we were to visit Bali’s version of Baguio and yes, it was cold…and I was wearing a crop top.
I honestly thought that all of Bali has a tropical climate. Should’ve not jumped into that conclusion. Well, now I know. Haha.
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From Manila, the fastest way to get to Bali is by plane. Cebu Pacific flies directly to Bali (Denpasar) twice a week, every Tuesdays and Saturdays. It will take around 4 hours to get there.
WHAT WE DID
For our Bedugul tour, we traveled for an hour and a half to get to the town and experience the western parts of Bali.
This itinerary was suggested by our tour guide however I wasn’t informed that it will be that cold (temp was around 18-20°C).
Spots to visit:
Taman Ayun Temple
The name literally means as ‘beautiful garden’ hence upon entering the vicinity, I was amused of the ancient architecture plus the garden has water features.
Ulun Danu Temple
This temple is located within the vicinity of Lake Beratan and has 4 temple structures. Such is also said to be seen on the Indonesian currency of 50,000. The compound could be quite vast hence brace yourself to walk your feet off.
Consists of Buyan and Tamblingan lakes which are situated side by side hence the name. We stayed here for a while because of the magnificent view that somewhat oozed with serenity and an ‘arctic’ feeling.
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is one of the famous and most visited temples in Bali. Why? This temple sits in a large rock near the sea. Such is known to have the best panoramic view of the sunset.
WHERE WE STAYED
The cost per night is IDR 550,000 (around Php1,850) per night. Breakfast and use of swimming pool are included.
Below are the dishes we ate during our last day in Bali:
Babi Genyol & Ayam Tutu – What we ate from Warung Buyan. This dish tasted like chicken curry with many other things I couldn’t really describe. Plus, we also tried the fried spinach with it. I liked it better with the spinach. Surprisingly, it matched.
Bakso – Our tour guide recommended for us to try this as this is one of the famous snacks in Bedugul. Tried this at Wana Giri and it was delicious! Tasted like a molo soup and it complemented the fresh strawberry juice. Yowza!
• Don’t forget to try a Balinese massage. It differs from other massages I have already tried as it applies pressure in circular motion. After a very tiring 3 days of tour, it was a needed gratification.
• When we visited Bedugul, it was quite cold. Bring a pashmina or a jacket to lessen the chilly feeling.
• There are many bazaar markets in Bali, but our guide recommended for us to do our souvenir shopping in Tanah Lot. Sellers are not as aggressive compared to other markets.
I personally experienced being pulled from my innocent walking by a vendor at the Sacred Monkey Forest so watch out for this.
To our tour guide and driver, Dewa, who showed us around the amazing Bali and for giving us the best but affordable rate, thank you oh so much! I highly recommend him.
Contact Dewa here. If you happen to avail his services, kindly say hi for me!
Travel Expense Summary
|Day 3 Expenses||Total in IDR||Total Php||Divide by 2 Php|
|Royal King Temple fee||30,000||101||51|
|Ulundanu Temple fee||60,000||202||101|
|Pic with 2 birds||60,000||202||101|
|Tanah Lot fee||60,000||202||101|
|TOTAL||IDR 1,826,150||Php 6,138||Php 3,069|