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5 Hidden Gems in Bali to Revive Your Mind and Energy
TheIndonesia.id - There will always be a reason to visit Bali. This romantic island still has a lot of attractions including these five hidden gems. Some are not yet popular but the view is breathtaking. Take a look below and discover a new experience in Bali that you will remember!
Mende Hill is a hidden gem in Bali that offers outdoor adventures with spectacular natural treats. This destination is located at Subaya Village, Kintamani District, Bangli Regency, Bali. Mende Hill or Subaya is a new option to enjoy Bali besides exploring its beaches.
Besides trekking, you can do photo hunts, selfies, or just enjoy the surrounding scenery. Mende Hill has complete views such as valleys, rice fields (terrace), hills, and sea views. To get to Mende Hill requires good stamina. You will follow a trail, with a slope of 60 degrees to reach the top of the hill.
Taman Sukasada or Taman Ujung is a water palace that is only 5 km to the southeast of Amlapura city. Precisely located on Jl. Taman Ujung, Tumbu, Kecamatan Karangasem, Karangasem Regency, Bali. This garden with a mix of Chinese and Dutch Balinese culture looks romantic. During the Dutch East Indies, people knew him as waterpaleis or Water Palace.
Many people use this magnificent ancient water park as a location for pre-wedding photos. There are many photo spots such as the palace grounds, ponds, gardens, and Bale Bengong with ancient pillars. In addition, Sukasada Park also offers views of the mountains and offshore. Sukasada Park was built in 1909 and completed in 1921 by involving three architects. They are Van Den Hentz from the Netherlands and Loto Ang from China. While the third is a traditional Balinese architect called “Unagi” together with Wardjojo.
Batu Jaran Hill
Jaran Hill or Bukit Batu Jaran is a hidden gem located 45 minutes from Denpasar, Bali. You can find it to the left of Uluwatu Temple at Pecatu, Kuta Selatan District, Badung Regency, Bali. If you have never visited this site, you can use Google Maps to find the address. Bukit Batu Jaran has a relatively narrow and steep road, so it is better to use a two-wheeled vehicle to reach the location.
Bukit Batu Jaran is a tourist spot that is still quite quiet. However, this makes tourists have their own way to enjoy the beauty of the sea view. Visitors come here to watch and capture the beautiful sunset from the top of the hill as the main goal.
Bukit Batu Jaran can also be enjoyed from a height of 20 meters above ground level through a tower. This tower is a challenge for tourists because it is quite old and abandoned. It takes extra courage to climb the stairs to reach the top of the tower
Edelweiss is known as an eternal flower that never withers and becomes a symbol of true love. Edelweiss Park is a hidden gem in Bali that has a chill mountain natural atmosphere. The park which is located in Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem Regency, Bali, is a popular place to take pictures of the majestic Mount Agung. This tourist spot sets an entrance ticket price of IDR 25,000 for domestic tourists and IDR 30,000 ($2) for foreign tourists.
A stretch of white flowers at the foot of Mount Agung, with a wooden walkway, is open from 7 am to 6 pm. The afternoon is the best time to visit without being blocked by fog to enjoy the surrounding scenery and sunset.
Edelweiss Garden is just a name because it uses kasna flowers not the real Edelweiss. However, the flower looks attractive as a photo background. One month before Galungan is the best moment to visit because it thrives and blooms heavily. In addition, it is time for the local Hindus to use kasna flowers for worship purposes during the Galungan ceremony.
Blue Lagoon Sambangan
Blue Lagoon Sambangan is a hidden gem known as Sambangan Secret Garden and Puncak Sari Waterfall. This waterfall is located in Sambangan, Sukasada District, Buleleng Regency, Bali. It takes hard work with trekking to access this tourist spot but your struggle will not end in vain.
Puncak Sari Waterfall is called a lagoon because at its peak there is a pool with clean blue water. As a hidden gem, Blue Lagoon Sambangan holds a million charms of exotic and unspoiled beauty. Blue Lagoon Sambangan offers a calm atmosphere away from the crowds with green natural scenery. Humid tropical forest trees can create cool and clean air.