Bali Midlands Tour
Bali’s midlands are rich with natural beauty and fascinating ancient relics. You’ll get to visit the ancient capital of Mengwi, as well as the famous water temple of Pura Taman Ayun.
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 9:00 AM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
At the outset of the tour, you’ll meet with your drive and then head for Pura Taman Ayun, which dates back to the 17th century. It’s surrounded by a beautiful park as well as a moat that blooms with lotuses. Wander through the complex to admire the elegant architecture of these multi-tiered buildings.
The tour continues to Bedugul, a village in the central highlands best known for its three dazzling crater lakes. Here, you’ll stroll around the traditional market, where you can see the fresh fruits and vegetables on display at the local market. They also sell orchids and exotic spices, as well as souvenirs. Nearby, the tour makes a stop at the edge of Lake Bratan, where you’ll have a nice view of the Ulun Danu Temple, which is built on a few of the lake’s small islands. After lunch in a local restaurant drive southwards to the famous Unesco heritage listed rice terraces of Jatiluwih. Trek through this area of green stepped rice fields and hear about the Subak irrigation system that has been preserved by the Balinese farmers for centuries. Return to your hotel via scenic roads.
Attractions VisitedJatiluwih Rice Paddies
The name Jatiluwih translates to “truly special.” This UNESCO World Heritage Site more than lives up to its name, and has some of the best view of rice paddy-covered slopes in Bali. Over 1,482 acres (600 ha) of picturesque green terraces slope gently along the plateau of Gunung Batukaru at an altitude of 2,296 feet (700 m) above sea level. Jatiluwih offers opportunities for breathtaking photos, outdoor recreation, and a quiet respite from the bustle of the southern areas. It’s about 2 hours north of Denpasar, in the Penebel district of central Bali’s Tabanan Regency.
Pura Taman Ayun
This temple earns its moniker "beautiful gardens" from the surrounding moats studded with lotus flowers and lovely, landscaped courtyards. This mother temple of the Mengwi kingdom was constructed in 1634. It is dedicated to the deified ancestors of the Raja Dynasty of Mengwi, as well as important Hindu gods. It’s located in the village of Mengwi, in the Badung Regency about 10.5 miles (17 km) from Denpasar, and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples in Bali.
Pura Ulun Danu Batur
This iconic temple appears to be floating on the western shore of Lake Bratan. Ringed by a mountain backdrop and surrounded by clear waters, this is one of the most picturesque locations in central Bali. “The Floating Temple” is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the water goddess. The location is an important part of the UNESCO recognized subak irrigation system. Lake Bratan is about two hours north of Denpasar, in the Bedugul highlands of the Tabanan Regency.
What to Bring
A hat or a scarf, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera.
All Entrance fees, easy walk in Jatuluwih, Lunch at local restaurant, English speaking guide, Private A/C vehicle, 2 bottles of water per person.
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