Kuta and Ubud are not the main tourist destinations frequented by tourists. In their tourism trips to Bali, not a few tourists have arranged an itinerary to include the existence of Lake Bedugul. The Bedugul area is famous for its cool atmosphere because it is a highland area, with an altitude reaching 1,500 meters above sea level.
The most popular activities carried out by tourists while in Bedugul are visiting and exploring Bedugul Lake. In this area, you can witness firsthand the existence of 3 large lakes in Bali. The three lakes are Lake Beratan, Lake Tamblingan, and Lake Buyan.
Lake Beratan is the name of the lake that is most recognized by tourists in Bedugul. The reason is because this lake is the location of one of the most important temples in Bali, namely Pura Ulun Danu. The temple can be found on the edge of the lake. At the same time, you will also find the beauty of Ulun Danu Temple against the backdrop of Lake Beratan in IDR 50,000 denominations.
Administratively, Lake Beratan is located in the easternmost area compared to other Bedugul lakes. Two other lakes, namely Tamblingan Lake and Buyan Lake, are often referred to as twin lakes. The location of Lake Beratan is very easy to reach, on the side of the road. That way, you can enjoy the beauty of this lake very easily.
If you want to visit a lake with a more quiet and calm atmosphere, Tamblingan Lake is the choice. Unlike Lake Beratan, the tourism potential of Lake Tamblingan was deliberately not developed. The reason is that this lake is an area that remains beautiful and natural. Therefore, you will find the area around Tamblingan Lake which is full of shady trees.
That said, the name of this lake comes from two words, namely tamba and elingang, each of which means medicine and remembrance. According to information written in Lontar Kutara Kanda Dewa Purana Bangsul, in the past the people around Tamblingan Lake had suffered from disease outbreaks. However, thanks to the spiritual abilities present in Tamblingan Lake water, the plague can be cured. Therefore, this lake was then called Tamblingan.
The Largest Lake in Bedugul, Lake Buyan
Lake Buyan has a location in the middle between Lake Beratan and Lake Tamblingan. This lake also has the largest size, with an area of up to 490 hectares and a depth of 89 meters. Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan are connected through the existence of a small canal called Telaga Aya. The two lakes are separated by a forest area reaching 1 km away.
Like Tamblingan Lake, access that can be used to get to Lake Buyan is relatively more difficult than Lake Beratan. Therefore, the ecosystem around the lake can be well maintained. With a natural atmosphere and clean water, Buyan Lake is often chosen by tourists as a camping location. Besides being able to enjoy the beautiful scenery to your heart’s content, you will also not be confused if you want to find drinking water and food.