Featured on Indonesia’s 50,000 rupiah note, and among the most photographed temples in Bali, Pura Ulun Danau Bratan is a postcard-perfect classical Hindu-Buddhist temple complex. Set partly on a small island in the crater lake, Danau Bratan, according to archaeologists the site has possibly had spiritual significance since megalithic times. ... Read more about Pura Ulun Danu Bratan .
Set almost at the geographic centre of Bali, the beautiful Bali Botanic Gardens overlook Danau Bratan in Candikuning near Bedugul and is one of the more seriously underrated attractions in Bali -- if you're already in Bedugul picking up some strawberries (or having a round of golf) be sure to allow time for a ... Read more about Bali Botanic Garden .
Bookending the Bedugul region, the sibling crater lakes of Danau Bratan and Danau Buyan, along with Buyan’s smaller twin -- Danau Tamblingan, usually reached via nearby Munduk -- sit within the caldera of the extinct Bedugul volcano. The area around the serene lakes is wonderfully relaxing, and the cool mountain air makes them ideal for trekking and camping. ... Read more about Danau Bratan and Danau Buyan .
The Travelfish newsletter is sent out every Monday and is jammed full of free advice for travel in Southeast Asia. You can see past issues here.