Welcome back to my blog!
This is about our day 2 in Bali. We rented the same car with the same driver as on our first day. I told you guys, we liked our driver. He was energetic with lots of stories to share. By talking with him, we learned tons about Bali and its local people. Planning the tour was easy. We told him what we want to see and he gave recommendations.
Day 2 Activities
Barong and Kris Dance
Our day started early because we needed to be at the venue for the Barong play and dance at 9 AM. It’s a traditional Balinese play which shows the endless battle between good and evil. The show lasted for 1 hour.
I liked the costumes and the dances but I didn’t understand what was going on the stage. The staff gave us a sequence to follow but we still got lost especially because they used their own language. So, it was an average show for me, nothing extraordinary. The music though was awesome. Watching them play using their traditional instruments made from bamboo and other materials was impressive.
The ticket is 100,000 IDR (7USD) for one person.
Tirta Empul Temple
The highlight of our second-day tour is Tirta Empul temple or also known as the “Holy Spring” of Bali. It is a Hindu Balinese temple which consists of the famous bathing structure, believed to contain holy water. Both locals and tourists come here for ritual purification. The water is clean and safe for drinking too.
Ticket costs 15,000 IDR/person (1 USD).
Everyone must wear sarong which will be provided upon entering the temple. Then, you must use a different sarong if you want to get into the holy pool. What we did was put on our swimming suit and brought our own sarong for the bathing ritual. Don’t forget to bring a plastic bag for your clothes after.
Mt. Batur is an active volcano in the island of Bali. There are actually few more active volcanoes that I know of. One of them is Mt. Agung which had just erupted this year for the third time.
We had our lunch on top of a hill with a great view of the mountain. The weather was chilly which we didn’t expect but eating while enjoying the view was a one in a lifetime experience for me.
Lunch is buffet style for 100,000 IDR (7 USD). To enter the area, we need to pay an entrance fee of 30,000 IDR (2 USD).
One recommendation of our driver was this shop. Bali souvenirs such as keychains, magnets and rattan bag are being sold here. They also sell pretty dresses for girls, hats, and pieces of jewelry if you’re into that.
These rattan bags which I noticed is a fashion accessory in Bali is only 200,000- 400,000 IDR (13.5- 27 USD) depending on the style and size you want.
We stopped in another shop which offered the Luwak coffee and free teas. It was perfect for the cold weather that day. I think I am liking teas now with all the free drinks I have been trying on this trip.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
It’s one site Bali is famous for. When we came to the place, there was no rice. Our driver explained that it was already harvested weeks before. We decided not to explore more. We only took a photo from the car. And besides, we are not so crazy about rice terraces because we have it in the Philippines called Banaue Rice Terraces. It’s really not special for us but if you haven’t seen something like it before, you shouldn’t miss this place in Bali.
That’s it, guys!
I’m ending this post with a quote:“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect”.
….and catch your dreams!
I hope you guys will have a lovely weekend.