From Ubud we travelled North to the lakeside town of Bedugal.
The Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is one of the most iconic sights of Bali, it is situated in the water of the Beratan Lake and was built in 1633. this temple is used for offerings ceremony to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess Dewi Danu, due to the importance of Lake Bratan as a main source of irrigation in central Bali. The 11-storey pelinggih meru in the complex is dedicated to Shiva and his consort Parvathi. Buddha’s statue is also enshrined in this temple. This temple is also called as Bali temple on the lake because it looks like it is floating when the Bratan river water rises. I visited first at dusk but got only an overcast sky, however the following morning I was rewarded with rich pre-dawn colours in the sky.
From our base in Bedugal we hired a driver to take us out to the stunning Waterfalls of Banyumala and Sekumpu.
Via my driver I also found out about The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, which are one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites on the island of Bali. We left our hotel in the darkness in order to be there for sunrise, and the light was beautiful – the best shoot of my trip.