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Bali Trip Day 3 (Part 2) – Pan Pacific Nirvana Bali Resort, Tanah Lots, Naughty Nuri’s Warung & Kuta

Day 3

SEE: Taman Ayun – LUNCH: Pacung Restaurant – SEE: Bratan Lake, Bedugul -TEA: Pan Pacific Nirvana Bali Resort – SEE: Tanah Lots – DINNER: Naughty Nuri’s Warung – SHOP: Kuta

After visiting Bratan Lake, we hopped onto Mr Bagus’ Avanza and continued our journey to Tanah Lots for some shopping and sunset viewing. We reached there about 4 plus in the afternoon. Looking at the blazing hot sun, we changed our mind and decided to drop by a nearby resort – Pan Pacific Nirvana Bali Resort instead, for some relaxing moment while enjoying our tea.

Pan Pacific 1Influenced by contemporary Balinese décor, the setting of the resort is idyllic.

We ordered a set of English afternoon tea set at Sunset Lounge while enjoying the spectacular coast line and the surrounding award-winning golf course. The ocean temple of Tanah Lots can also be viewed from here!

Pan Pacific 2Our classic English tea set (USD 15) comprises of a pot of English tea, sandwiches with smoked salmon & cucumber, cream egg watercress, cheddar cheese & tomato; scones with double cream & strawberry jam English fruit cake, strawberry tart, lemon meringue pie and baked apple crumble.

Tanah Lots

Enough of some tranquility moments and with the sun setting soon, we proceeded with our original plan to Tanah Lots, one of the famous tourist attractions in Bali. The sea temple was built to worship the Balinese sea Gods.

Tanah Lots 1 copySitting on a large offshore rock, visitors can walk over to the temple during low tides.

Tanah Lots 3 copyWhen the tide is high, the temple looks like an old ship floating on the sea.

As one of the most visited places of interest in Bali, Tanah Lots is an area of highly commercialised. The carefully planned path leading to the temple is full of souvenir shops. Always remember to bargain when you’re shopping in Bali!

If you fancy a romantic dinner, there are restaurants at the mainland cliff top with open-air setting.

Naughty Nuri’s Warung

We left Tanah Lots as the sunset and dropped by Naughty Nuri’s Warung for dinner. This place is famous for its pork ribs. We did not have the chance to try any other pork ribs in Bali but would definitely rate the pork ribs here very highly.

Naghty Nuri 3Upon entrance, we came across this colourful pig decoration which we found it to be very cute.
Naghty Nuri 2 copyWe order a full slab of pork ribs with some wedges to compliment with the meat. The pork ribs were bursting with favour and grilled to perfection. The meat was so tender that it can be easily pulled off from the bone while the outer layer was super tasty!

Naghty Nuri 1 copyThe cafe mimics a Balinese style warung which was built with wooden shack, completed with dimmed light, posters and framed photos all over the wall in the Warung. It is such a lovely place to dine in! Will definitely come here again in the future if we happened to visit Bali again!

Kuta

With a full stomach, we headed down to the busy area of Kuta to explore around before we called it a day.

5. Kuta copyThe Ground Zero Monument to commemorate the victims of Bali bomb tragedy happened in 2002.

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Bali Trip Day 3 (Part 1) – Taman Ayun, Pacung Restaurant & Bratan Lake

DAY 3

SEE: Taman Ayun – LUNCH: Pacung Restaurant – SEE: Bratan Lake, Bedugul – TEA: Pan Pacific Nirvana Bali Resort – SEE: Tanah Lots – DINNER: Naughty Nuri’s Warung – SHOP: Kuta

Taman Ayun

We started our day traveling northward to visit the royal family temple of the Mengwi Empire – Pura Taman Ayun, which is also known as ‘Garden Temple in the Water’. As suggested by its name, Taman Ayun literally means ‘the temple in a beautiful garden’. The temple has been recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Upon entrance, we were greeted by a lush green landscape garden with a water fountain.

Taman Ayun 8 copyVisitors busy posing for their best shots.

Taman Ayun 7 copyThere is an Art Centre in the temple with many beautiful artworks available for sale.

Taman Ayun 2Surrounded by a narrow, man-made moat, the holy courtyard can be admired by glancing over the wall.

Taman Ayun 3The merus or multi-roofed shrines make a lovely background for great photography opportunity!

Taman Ayun 4After a short stay of about 30 minutes at this beautiful, laid-back and peaceful temple, we continued our journey to Bratan Lake.

Pacung Restaurant

On the way to Bratan Lake, we made a pit stop at Pacung Restaurant for a quick lunch.

2. Lunch at Pacung copyThe restaurant served very typical Balinese buffet lunch with food spread like fried rice, satays, fried noddles, soup, white rice, fruit and desserts etc. The price was about Rp 95,000 (S$12) per person. Food was nothing to shout about but the scenic view of paddy terraces was pretty impressive.

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Bratan Lake

Located at 1,200m above sea level, here we arrived at Lake Bratan, the second largest lake in Bali. With the altitude, the weather here is pretty cooling and comfortable.

4. Bratan Lake copyWe made our way straight to the lake after passing through a landscape garden filled with various flowers and statues.

At the edge of this volcanic lake sits an old temple called Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, which was built back in 1663 in honour of the Goddess of the Lake, Dewi Danu.

3. Bratan Lake copyThis temple is very unique as it seems as if it is floating on the water. Don’t be fooled, it is actually constructed on a small island surrounded by the lake.

Bedugul 1 copyIf Uluwatu temple is impressive because of its amazing cliff view overlooking the Indian Ocean, then the Bratan temple is stunning because it is located at the beautiful lake with Mount Bratan and Mount Catur as the backdrop. It is definitely one of the most picturesque temples in Bali!

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Bedugul 4You can even have a boat ride across the lake to enjoy the beauty of this place.