05 February 2013

Bali - Lake Beratan

If you are looking for a getaway to the perfect holiday location in Bali, just come to Beratan Lake, one of the three Lakes in the Bedugul resort area along the border of Tabanan and Buleleng regencies, some 60 kilometers from the provincial capital of Denpasar.

Adored for its beauty, the lake offers an altogether softer and calmer landscape. It is a truly green, relaxing and revitalizing area for families to vacation and recover from their busy schedules.

Located around 1,200 meters above sea level, the lake attracts thousands of visitors every weekend, especially during holiday seasons, but that does not disturb the area’s beauty, charm and tranquility. Visitors love touring the lake on small boats. In the middle of such a lake trip, they can stop by at the historical and major Balinese Hindu water temple, Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a sight commonly seen in many tourist books and on post cards.

Thought to have been built in the middle of the 17th century, the temple has an 11-tiered Meru (temple tower) and is dedicated to the worship of Dewi Danu, the goddess of fertility, who is believed to bring prosperity to the island through abundant water resources.

The lake is surrounded with breathtaking views of Mount Batu Karu, and is close to a botanical garden that has a vast collection of rare and protected plants and vegetation, a local vegetable market, a golf course, spacious strawberry and flower fields, as well as camping and fishing grounds.
The area was once a hiding place for the Japanese occupation troops who dug numerous man-made caves there.
Wonderful woodland walks, pedal boat trips and bike rides are among the lake’s attractions. A line of food vendors selling inexpensive meals, such as meatball soup and noodles, to luxury restaurants and cafes are available for visitors who get hungry during their vacation in the area.

Whenever you feel bored and tired of the busy city life, Beratan Lake is waiting to offer you a real sanctuary!

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