Photo of the Day: Twin Lakes – North Bali

Almost everybody who visits Bali inevitably heads north to view the ‘lake on the water’- Pura Ulu Danau Bratan. As stunning as this temple complex is, there is an even more stunning attraction not far from there. A half hour drive north of Pura Ulu Danau Bratan on the road to Singaraja, there is a sharp turn-off to the left. You can’t miss it because there are heaps of monkeys on the road where people stop to feed them.

Take the turning to the left and follow the road for about five miles and you will see on your left-hand side the twin lakes of Danau Tamblingan and Danau Buyan. The lakes are located around 55 km north of Denpasar. There is plenty of places to stop and take photos here and the scenery is spellbinding. These two lakes are two of the four lakes on the island of Bali which have become tourist attractions. Of the two lakes, Lake Buyan is the bigger with an area of some 4.93 sq km wide.