In one of the quietest parts of Bali are some of the island’s most beautiful and historical wonders. This area is called Bedugul, located near with Handara Resort at the local village of Candikuning nestled in North Bali. The name Bedugul is derived from a small city and a local mountain-lake resort that the Balinese would visit during long weekends or after a traditional celebration. Also considered as the center of horticulture, Bedugul offers a refreshing and cool environment coming from the Lakes and surrounding hills where local farmers plant a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. In this area of north Bali, we can find waterfall and Lakes in Bali: Lake Bratan, Lake Buyan, and Lake Tamblingan.
However, it is the history of this unique region that really gives guests a different taste of Bali. Being in a prime location in north Bali, Handara Resorts brings you an article of the many historical sites and attractions during you stay in Bedugul.
1. Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
The Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is a Balinese water temple situated near Lake Bratan. The Temple is photogenic and is the most photographed tourist attraction in Bali, visited daily by both foreign and domestic travelers. The Temple’s complex consists of 5 smaller Temples and a Buddhist stupa:
- Penataran Agung temple
- Dalem Purwa temple
- Taman Beji temple
- Lingga Petak temple
- Prajapati temple
- Buddhist stupa
The rich history of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is based on archaeological data and historical events written on the papyrus “Chronicle of Mengwi”. Where in great detail it is explained how the founder of the Mengwi Kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu, discovered this water, Temple.
2. Lake Bratan near Handara Resort
Just near the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is Lake Bratan. The second largest Lake after Lake Batur in Bali. The lake plays an important role as the main source of irrigation in the center of the island. Lake Bratan is claimed as one of The World’s 20 Most Beautiful Lakes with its stunning view of the mountains and the fresh air that radiates from them. As the lake grew increasingly popular, it began facilitating accommodation and water sports such as parasailing, canoeing and water skiing.
3. Bali Botanical Garden near Handara Resort
Bali botanic garden is a large tropical botanic park that was manicured for further research on Bali’s flora, conservation, tourism, and educational purposes. Locally known as Kebun Raya Bali, the brainchild behind the Bali botanic garden is Prof.Ir. Kusnoto Setyodiwiryo, President of the Board of the Environmental Research Center. More than 2,000 species of flora that are being preserved here, represents the various plants from mountainous regions in Eastern Indonesia: Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua.
So now that you’re all set to visit these amazing sites, plan your accommodation with Handara Resorts! As one of the oldest accommodations in the most historical part of Bali, we are happy to provide you with knowledge about Bali’s beautiful past. For more information about our resort, contact us or visit our website!