Bedugul is very pleasant to visit, whether you come alone or with family. The weather is always cool and cloudy for almost all the time. In Bedugul you can visit many sites such as Lake Batur, Bedugul Botanical Garden, Strawberry Gardens, vegetable fields, and many more. Apart from that, outdoor activities are also enjoyable including mountain climbing, camping, hiking, cycling, fishing, or just chilling out in the local restaurants.
Bedugul is a mountain lake resort area in Bali, Indonesia, located in the centre-north region of the island near Lake Bratan on the road between Denpasar and Singaraja. Situated on 48 kilometers of north Denpasar, Bedugul Other nearby lakes are Lake Buyan, and Lake Tamblingan. When you visit Bedugul, the major sites you will see are the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple and the Bedugul Botanical Gardens. The Botanical Garden was opened in 1959 under the name Eka Karya. With a total area of 157.5 hectares, about 389 acres, This Botanical Garden is the largest in Indonesia.
On July 15 1959, The Bedugul Botanical Garden was established under the sponsorship of Indonesia’s first president, Sukarno. It is located on 157.5 hectares 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 – a very wonderful garden to visit and explore. Moreover, it has also a stunning view of Buyan Lake. This botanical garden has won the Cipta Pesona Award 2011from the Culture and Tourism Ministry in recognition of natural tourist attractions, cultural tourist attractions and artificial tourist attractions.
When it comes to Bedugul, words will not get enough before talking about the exploration of Bedugul that was started in 1974, as a part of a New Zealand bilateral aid project. Exploration was continued by Pertamina from 1978 until 1987. In 1994 Bali Energy, a joint venture between California Energy and a local company, signed a joint operation contract with Pertamina to develop a 4×55 MW geothermal power plant. In 2008, the estimated power production capacity of 175 MW corresponded to about half of the whole island’s electricity needs. The project was put on hold, after being opposed by local residents, who feared that it could damage a sacred area and affect water supplies from the neighborhood lakes.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali is Beratan Lake at Bedugul. Beratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231m above sea level. Located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destinations in Bali, this lake has wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourists can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which has been provided around Ulun Danau Beratan Temples. In this place, visitors are allowed to do various activities like having sightseeing, looking around in dock or do the other outdoor activities.
Other water recreation activities can also be conducted here, including: riding the boat motorizes to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing, banana boating, and water skiing. Fishing can also be conducted in this place. Beratann Lake that is situated in the plateau area with cool atmosphere surrounding offers magnificent view for those who see. It is an ideal place for relaxation while enjoy the beautiful panorama of lake. The accommodations are also available, especially for those who wish for overnight stay, resting and enjoy the beautiful panoramic of lake with the Ulun Danu Temple the object.
The small scale of agriculture activities are also conducted around this lake and can be recognized at the same time you surround it. If you surround it, chance is that you can take photographs of the beautiful background view or make the picture sketch face in painting mini studio at the lakeside with a short time as a souvenir.
Apart from Beratan Lake, once you visit Bedugul, you should pay attention to other attractive places in Bedugul, Tabanan bali nearby, like Bedugul Botanical Garden or Kebun Raya Eka Karya. The botanical garden is located near Beratan Lake. Visitors can relax while enjoy the several of flora types, traditional Balinese houses and others. Visit also Candi Kuning Market. It is a Traditional Vegetable and Fruit Market located at Candi Kuning countryside which can be reached only in a few minutes from the lake. Various fruit type, vegetables and also fruits can be bought here. You will only need several minutes to get to this traditional market from Ulun Danu Temple. Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are the next interesting places near the Beratan Lake. This only takes 3 minutes drive by car from Beratan Lake. While to reach Beratan Lake, right from the main road of Denpasar to Bedugul, it takes about 2 hours from the town with the good road access.
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