Bedugul and Beratan Lake
Major sites in Bedugul are the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan water temple and the Bedugul Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Garden, opened in 1959 under the name Eka Karya. With a total area of 157.5 hectares (389 acres) is the largest in Indonesia.
A beautiful lake in the coldest area on bali, you could enjoying around the lake by boat or canoe. Beratan Lake is located in Bedugul area, the Village Candikuning, Baturiti District, Tabanan, Bali.
It is the most eastern lakes located between two other lakes Tamblingan and Buyan Lake, which are the twin lakes in a large caldera, Beratan Lake is quite special. Being in the path of the provincial road between Denpasar - Singaraja and the location is close to Eka Karya Botanical Garden makes this place became one of the leading tourist island of Bali.
The Beautiful, almost alpine, Lake Beratan is surrouned by the carter walls of the now extinct volcano, Mount Catur. This is a peaceful spot to visit, with cool evenings and away from the hassle of the beach resorts. There are attractive road round the lake and boats or canoe can be hired. On its west shore is the stunningly positioned and mystical, Pura Ulun Danau Bratan, which seems to almost float on the water (indeed, in the 1970s it was at risk of sinking beneath the rising waters of the lake). The Temple, set in well kept gardens, was built in 1633 by the King of Mengwi to honour the Goddess of the lake who provides water for irrigation. Along with the temple at lake Batur, The Pura Ulun Danau Bratan, is the most important of the various irrigation temples on Bali.
Being in the path of the provincial road between Denpasar - Singaraja and the location is close to Eka Karya Botanical Garden makes this place became one of the leading tourist island of Bali. Besides, within easy reach of Beratan Lake also provides a variety of charm and adequate accommodation. In the middle of the lake there is an Ulun Danu Temple, a place of worship to the Goddess Sang Hyang Danu as the giver of fertility.
BEDUGUL BOTANICAL GARDEN
The Bedugul Botanical Garden (Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali) that was established under the auspices of Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, on July 15, 1959. As a branch of the National Botanical Gardens in Bogor, the gardens cover nearly 130 ha on the slopes of Mount Pohon (Pohon means tree in Indonesian). It is located on 157.5 hectars land ranging 1,250 meters to 1,450 meters above sea level with 2,000 species of plants and 20,000 plant specimens ranging from orchids, roses and medicinal plants to palms and Cyatheas. It also has a stunning view of Buyan Lake.
|It is beautiful and very peaceful area especially on weekdays, and is also a good place for bird watching.
There are some temples in the grounds (see the map at the entrance), the most interesting of which is Pura Teratai Bang. The sulphur in the earth here is believed to be beneficial for skin ailments which attracts some to the gardens.
The Eka Karya Botanical Garden has won the Cipta Pesona Award 2011 from the Culture and Tourism Ministry in recognition of natural tourist attractions, cultural tourist attractions and artificial tourist attractions.