Reputed to be the sister of Buyan Lake, Tamblingan Lake in Bali is the smallest lake of the island and a perfect start for trek. You can hear the voice of birds and other inhabitants of the forest that surrounding the water.
It will take about 25 minutes toward the northwest to this tranquil lake from Bedugul.
The smallest of Bali’s northwestern lakes, where you can see gold in its waters. Long time ago when the modern Balinese culture was still in its formative stages, a vengeful King fell upon the people of the hills and bent them to this yoke. As a last act of spite, the people threw their riches into the cold embrace of the lake’s clear waters.
Amongst the quietness of the Lake, we will hear the clearly voice of birds and other inhabitants of the forest surrounding the Lake.
What you can see around Buyan Lake :
1. Meduwe Karang Temple, One of northern Bali’s largest temples, its terraced entrance recalls some of Europe’s stately baroque gardens. Steps lead past 34 stone figures from the Ramayana to a big, peaceful, nearly empty courtyard. More steps lead to an inner section containing a huge stone pyramid like base flanked by two bale reserved for offerings.
2. Beji Temple, Some say this is the largest temple and Subak temple in North Bali. For local people this temple is known as Pura Subak; subak here refers to the organization for water supply or irrigation. Pura Subak is a holy place and here you can worship Dewi Sri the Goddess of rice and the symbol of prosperity.
3. Ponjok Batu Temple is a stone temple where all temple buildings are made from stone. This temple area own the wide area about 35 acre in form of black stones bank. The position of this temple is rather sticking out to the sea as a fore-land or Ponjok. Base on the position and condition then this place is named by Ponjok Batu so that the temple is standing above fore-land petrify and it is referred as Ponjok Batu Temple.
4. Lovina Beach (or often simply Lovina) is a coastal area on the northwestern side of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The coastal strip stretches from 5 Km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 Km west Singaraja is the seat of Buleleng regency. The Lovina area contains the small villages (from east to west) of Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. It is becoming more popular with tourists but remains far quieter than the tourist hotspots of the island’s south side.
The activities around Buyan Lake :
1. Jungle Trekking – Venturing into another world under the canopy of enormous trees we encounter the wide variety of flora thriving in this unique environment: orchids, ferns, palms, fungi, vines, creepers, strangling figs and ground cover. The delightful sounds of abundant birdlife is constant and only the clamour of monkeys interrupts their melodies. Beautifully coloured butterflies flitter through undergrowth, squirrels scurry from branch to branch in the canopy and occasionally, miniature deer are seen on the track leading through the rainforest.