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Tropical Punch Tour: Bali Part 10
Visiting Bali Botanical Gardens and Pura Ulun Danu Brutan.
Author: garry
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Danau Bratan, Bali, Indonesia


A yummy pita sandwich, eggs and toast at Roti Bedugal in Candikuning, Bali.


As I started to leave my hotel today, I could hear a couple boning in the next room over. I heard what sounded like high heels walk by a little earlier, so it kind of made sense. I ate a delicious breakfast consisting of a yummy pita sandwich, eggs and toast at a really nice bakery called Roti Bedugal, then headed up to the Bali Botanical Gardens, a huge park with several meadows and buildings full of foliage, including cacti, flowers and trees. The sun was shining, so the grounds were filled with scores of families on an outing. I saw one group of a couple of dozen kids up on a hill and one of them was blasting rock music from a mobile device through a bullhorn out into the park. It was super-distorted and sounded so rad!

A huge tree in the Bali Botanical Gardens in Candikuning, Bali.


The cactus room in the Bali Botanical Gardens in Candikuning, Bali.


The raddest bench ever. Bali Botanical Gardens in Candikuning, Bali.


The path to nowhere. Bali Botanical Gardens in Candikuning, Bali.


The Statue of Mayhem. Bali Botanical Gardens in Candikuning, Bali.


Next, I grabbed a motorcycle ride down the road a mile or so to Pura Ulun Danu Brutan, an impressive Hindu-Buddhist temple complex built in the 17th century. It sits on a series of small islets and features a huge Buddhist stupa and several multi-roof shrines set against the gorgeous backdrop of the mist-shrouded lake. This place is so photogenic, there were tons of tourists snapping pics of each other.

Part of the Hindu-Buddhist temple complex at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali.


A fierce lion at Pura Ulun Danu Brutan, Bali.


A small islet Hindu-Buddhist temple at Pura Ulun Danu Brutan, Bali.


I got attacked by a leopard at Pura Ulun Danu Brutan, Bali.


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