Bali Trip Day 3 (巴厘岛之旅)

BALI TRIP DAY 3 (巴厘岛之旅)

Here comes my Bali trip day 3! Today is a happy day because finally, I got to visit one of my favourite cafe in Bali. Didn't get the chance to visit any beautiful cafe on the first and second day due to our tight itinerary. Most of the cafe located in the same area, so our driver suggests we place them all on the same day. Today, we had visited my favourite KYND Community, Taman Ayun, Ulun Danu, Tanah Lot, Potato Head Beach Club and Tiigo. Continue reading now to find out more.

Breakfast : KYND Community.

KYND Community is a plant-based cafe in Seminyak, Bali Indonesia. The menu features an abundance of fresh juices, smoothies, burgers, and salad bowls.

With more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, this cafe is definitely a popular cafe to visit when you're in Bali.

Please noted that they have creamery and restaurant separately. Before that, we went to the creamery which especially served ice-cream only. After we turn right only able to see the restaurant which served good food.

Always saw so many beautiful photos that taken here on Instagram. Can't believe I'm finally here too.

This place is truly a great place for photo-shooting because every corner is so instaworthy!

The foods are here! We had ordered the burger in panini, smoothies bowl, and some tropical juices! There are so many attractive foods on the menu but our stomach capacity are limited. We will definitely come back here for our next visit. It's worth the visit.

Location : Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
Opening hours : Daily (6.00am - 5.00pm ; 6.00pm - 10.00pm)

Taman Ayun.

Pura Taman Ayun is a compound of Balinese temple and garden with water features located in Mengwi subdistrict in Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Henk Schulte Nordholt wrote in his book Negara Mengwi that Taman Ayun was renovated in 1750. The architect’s name is given as Hobin Ho. It's a spacious place to wander around, away from crowds.

The first courtyard is a large, open, grassy expanse and the inner courtyard has a multitude of meru (multitiered shrines). Lotus-blossoms fill the pools; the temple is part of the subak (complex rice-field irrigation system) sites recognized by Unesco in 2012. The market area immediately east of the temple has many good warungs for a simple lunch.

Actually, nothing much to do around here. So basically, we just walk around and take some random photos.

Kenji keeps asking me to pose with flowers because they are so beautiful. So he took a lot of this shot but I'm gonna just share two photos with you guys. Too many similar photos taken hahaha.

Location : Jl. Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kec. Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia.
Admission fees : 40,000 (2 pax)

Ulun Danu.

Set within the highlands of the mountainous Bedugul Regency in Bali, atop a plateau that sits on Lake Beratan, stands the majestic Ulun Danu Temple. In the mild, mountain weather, approximately 1,500 meters above sea level, the air is crisp and cool. The stunningly clear lake is calm and almost perfectly still, save for the soft breeze that occasionally sweeps across, creating tiny ripples upon its surface. A thin mist rises from the lake and hangs in the air, surrounding the temple, giving it a somewhat surreal appearance.

Pura Ulun Danu was built in adoration of the Goddess Danu. Danu, in the Balinese tongue, means lake, while the goddess Danu is the queen of water, lakes and rivers. The temple complex consists of four sacred buildings.

Linga Pura stands three levels high and is a place of worship to the god Shiva. Pura Puncak Mangu stands 11 levels high and was built in dedication to the god Vishnu. 

PuraTeratai Bang is the main temple, and Pura Dalem Purwa is built in worship to Sang Hyang Widhi. This last temple is also a site for those who pray for fertility, prosperity, and well-being.

Lake Beratan is the second largest lake in Bali, and is the source of irrigation for rice fields and plantations across the entire Bedugul Village. The mountain on which it sits is often referred to as “the holy mountain” as the weather is cool and the soil rich and fertile. In early times, Lake Beratan was the largest lake in Bali, until a devastating earthquake occurred, dividing the lake into three sections: Beratan, Buyan, and Tamblingan. The name Beratan comes from the word Brata, which means to conduct one’s self to fill the 9 primary needs in life. The word is used in the term “Tapa Brata,” which is to meditate and be united with nature.

Location : Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesia.
Opening hours : Daily (7.00am - 7.00pm); Saturday (5.00am - 7.00pm)
Admission fees : 100,000 (2 pax)

Tanah Lot.

Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, which is famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.

The onshore site of the Tanah Lot complex is dotted with smaller shrines together with visitors' leisure facilities that comprise restaurants, shops and a cultural park where regular dance performances are shown regularly. The temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency, an approximate 20km north-west of Kuta. It is often included on sightseeing and cultural tours to Bali's western and central regions.

Location : Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia.
Opening hours : Daily (7.00am - 7.00pm)
Admission fees : 125,000 (2 pax)

Random photos.

Back to our villa after the half-day itinerary. These few days, we don't really enjoy our stay except for the sleeping time.

Thus, we decided to chill and take some photos in the villa before we head out for dinner.

Here are some photos that taken on that day.

Dinner : Potato Head Beach Club.  

Potato Head Beach Club is home to one of the best sunset views in Bali. Their beach club has four restaurants, four bars, an infinity pool, and a large lawn, all overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The open-air, amphitheater structure designed by Indonesian architect Andra Matin. It features an iconic facade comprised of colourful antique shutters salvaged from across Indonesia.

Our program of dance parties, exhibitions and installations include both local and international DJs, musicians, artists, and architects. They are having an international DJ on that night so the place is full of crowd. Chilling with a cocktail while enjoying the music.

When we step-in the place only know we should have reservation before walk-in because there is a lot of tourists there. Fortunately, we only wait for 10 minutes to get a table.

Finally, our dinner has been served. The portion is not that bad so we had ordered quite a lot of them. Most of the food runs out so we had limited menu to order.

Lesson learned. We should drop by earlier in order to eat good food and enjoy the sunset. Hahaha.

Will revisit this place again although there's a little disappointed this time.

Location : Jl. Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
Opening hours : Daily (10.00am - 2.00pm)

Supper : Tiigo.

After chilled at Potato Head Beach Club, we walked to the nearby bar which is Tiigo. We still feel a little bit hungry even though we had our dinner. Therefore, we had our nachos and some alcohol drinks there before we head back to our villa.

That's all for today. Will try to blog about my last day in Bali soonest. Don't forget to watch the video below and check out my previous post about my Bali trip. XOXO.