I couldn’t lie, my eyes were still wishing for another 2 hours of sleep. But there I was in a car, a 1.5 hour drive from Ubud to Mount Bedugul.
My driver, Komang, asked me if I would prefer to sleep on the road. I told him that I resisted myself, I did not want to feel all the pain of waking up suddenly, and walking towards the sight of my arrival. So, he turned on the candle and soon began to sing rock songs together as he sailed through the darkness.
By 5:15 AM, I reached Lake Beratan. One of the four major lakes of Bali, this lake is home to the flowing temple of Ulun Danu Beratan. This temple is often visited in Bali and sees hundreds of tourists every day. I wanted to visit the place before everyone, to avoid the crowd.
And there he stood by the side of the lake. The sky began to appear blue, before the first ray of orange appeared in the distance.
It wasn’t long before the family of four joined us as the sun rose and the sky turned yellow. We talked briefly to introduce ourselves and then decided to take a boat ride to get closer to the temple.
The golden hour lasted only 15 minutes, after which the sky was blue. I walked to the other side of the view while listening to the stories of this lake temple.
One of them is Danu Beratan One of the nine “Kahyangan Jagat Temples”, the most important Temple for Balinese Hindus. The water from this lake serves the whole region in the areas of outflows, forming subak watering system This irrigation system, forming the many rice terraces of Bali we know, is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage sites in Indonesia.
Built in 1633, the temple is dedicated to Balinese water offerings and ceremonies, dedicated to the lake and river goddess Dewi Danu.
After a good hour at the temple complex, I hopped in the boat and cruised across the lake. Mr. Catur came closer behind the temples so that I could clearly see the local forests and gardens. The boat stopped at Pondanu, where a small family ran a cottage.
A table was set for me where I had breakfast in front of the lake.
This. Was. Heroic.
After finishing the meal, I walked through the beautiful wooden interior, returning to my car, which was already waiting for me here.
This time, I said yes, when Komang asked me if I wanted to sleep on the road. Sleep was even more pleasant after the cool morning breeze and a full belly from this sunrise trip.
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