Take a Walk Through….Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali
When visiting Bali there are so many exquisite places you can experience for not only the stunning, natural environment but also the amazing wildlife that abounds on this island. There are numerous panoramas that will take your breath away and hold you aesthetically for that moment in time.
Away from the tourist scene you can experience all that is so beautiful about the island. One of my favourite paces to spend a morning is located in the small village of Candikuning not far from Danau Bratan. The awesome Bali Botanical Gardens known as Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali. It is easy to find and is only a short walk from the nearby Bukit Mungsu Markets. You really cannot miss the entrance as you will see a giant corn-on-the-cob statue marking the way.
Without a doubt this is one of the most stunningly beautiful attractions Bali has to offer visitors. The Botanical Gardens are located on the slopes of Gunung Pohon, or Tree Mountain giving it a surreal atmosphere. Although only a square kilometre in area I estimate you would need three days to explore this Botanist’s utopia.
The gardens have over 800 different species of trees from around the world. Also, there are over 400 species of Orchids to be found and many in full bloom. Walking through this fairytale square kilometre is amazing. If you want you can drive through the park on the well-paved roads but to truly enjoy the beauty of these fabulous gardens, I would suggest parking and strolling around. The park is also a great place for birdwatchers as many species are found here.