Photo of the Day: Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali

Located in the small village of Candikuning not far from Danau Bratan is the Bali Botanical Gardens, its full name being Kebun Raya Eka Karya Bali. 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. There are more than 700 different species of trees from around the world in the park and each tree has a plaque at its base telling you of its origin and name species. I particularly liked the Orchids of which there are roughly 400 species. The gardens cover an area of approximately one square kilometre on the slopes of Gunung Pohon. 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.