Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FASCINATING BALI ISLAND (PART 1)

Hello dears, 

Today I'm showing you first part of pictures, we made during honeymoon in Bali. 
It was very important for us not only to lay on the beach, but also to see and explore as much as possible, because Bali island is really a spectacular place and I think everyone would find there something what they love: beautiful beaches, huge waves, romantic night sky, lots of shops and restaurants with amazing food, cliffs, breathtaking parks, elephant safari, temples, original architecture, unique rice fields, mountain climbing, all water activities like snorkeling, diving, SPA procedures and so and so on... Oh, yes Bali has what to offer and two weeks in this paradise is still not enough... :) 
The plan for our first tourist day looked like this: Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Holy Spring Temple (Pura Tirta Empul), Gunnung Kawi, Tegalalang Rice terraces, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctury, Ubud Royal Palace + Ubud Art Market, Goa Gajah/Elephant Cave Temple. 
The day was pretty busy and intense, but we managed to complete our plan and were blown away from the beauty we saw... 
Take a look at the gallery and you will know why! ;) 
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple is a special find for visitors to Central Bali.
It is one of the least visited temple complexes on the island Bali, yet is one of the most beautiful.
Holy Spring Temple (Pura Tirta Empul)
Holy Spring Temple (Pura Tirta Empul). 
The water is simply coming from the ground and is extremely clean.
What a magical view! It looks like a boiling pot :) 
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Holy Spring Temple (Pura Tirta Empul)
Holy Spring Temple (Pura Tirta Empul). 
Visiting a temple for Balinese people is the main plan for their holidays
Holy Spring Temple (Pura Tirta Empul). Holy fishes. Special attraction for tourists: near the pool you can buy fish food and feed them. Win-Win-Win situation :) 
Gunung Kawi - an 11th-century temple complex
Gunung Kawi - an 11th-century temple complex
Beyond beautiful: Gunung Kawi - an 11th-century temple complex
Feeling free and happy as a kid :) 
Rice fields (sawah) at the entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple
Rice fields (sawah) at the entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple
Rice fields (sawah) at the entrance to Gunung Kawi Temple
Some impressions from Goa Gajah/Elephant Cave Temple. 
To say truth, this temple itself didn't make a huge impression, but the park around was flawless..  
Some impressions from Goa Gajah/Elephant Cave Temple. 
To say truth this temple itself didn't make a huge impression, but the park around was flawless..
Time to have some food in this amazing place. Huge thanks to our great driver for taking us there.
Sadly, I don't remember the name of this restaurant...

To be continued... More pictures from day 1 are coming soon! ;)