Short post of day 3 of Bali, where we booked a full day tour. This trip is meant to be relaxing, and enjoying the beauty of Bali. Not much pictures here as we only visited few places because the traffic was bad and most of our time were taken up by travelling on road. So I shall put the highlights (pictures) instead 🙂
We started off visiting Taman Ayun Temple, before proceeding to Coffee Luwak farm. I took a picture of this art displays at the temple because I just love the display!
Next, we dropped by at the Coffee Luwak farm, where the farm also grow their own spices, which they would actually fuse the spices together with coffee, like for example, ginseng coffee, ginger coffee, etc. They showed us how the process of the coffee luwak is done, where they will collect the droppings of luwaks as it was said that the luwaks will actually select the best coffee beans to eat. After going through the cleaning process, the coffee beans which was passed out from the luwaks were then roasted before grinding them into powder to become coffee powder.
You also get to interact with the luwak by carrying it and feeding it, while the staff will take picture of you. And as I was giving the fruits to the luwak, it just selected a few and ate them while ignoring the rest, so I assume that the rest of the fruits are not in a very good condition! We also sample their coffee and tea, which have a wide variety of wonderful flavors and aroma.
And their coffee and tea tasted great! We bought a few packets of the tea that we like and a word of caution that never ever use SG money to pay as their exchange rate is really bad…we didn’t bring enough cash because their teas were considered quite expensive so we paid by SG cash instead and got really ripped off.
Along the way, we passed by a popular tourist attraction, Kintamani Volacno which can be viewed from far. Unfortunately, due to time constraint, we didn’t opt for that place. We stopped by at Pacung rice terrance to take a few shots of it because it was really beautiful!
Our next stop is the Berantan Lake Temple, where we went there for a buffet lunch. Food was really cheap, but then again, the food was not that impressive to talk about here.
But to make up for it, the view at the Beratan Lake Temple was spectacular!
The boy loves waterfalls, so the tour guide drove us to the next tourist attraction which is the GitGit Twin Waterfall, a very famous tourist spot in Bali. It is located in the plateau area with the height about 35 meters. Along the way to the waterfall, there were set-up stalls selling spices and art pieces, and often you will encountered children carrying items who will follow you to try to get you to buy something from them.
The sound of waterfall can be heard as we went nearer, and you can even wade in the water nearby which was really cooling. Twin waterfall comprised of two adjoining waterfalls and the current was quite swift. A must place to visit!
Finally, our last stop is at Tanah Lot Temple, where it is a popular tourist attraction to see beautiful sunset. Before the entrance, there is a street where one can see an array of stalls selling art pieces and clothes.
And finally, we entered the temple!
That’s make the end of our tour and the end of my Bali post!
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