Attraction Tamblingan lake, Munduk, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia Published on: 27-03-2016
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Why Tamblingan Twins Lake is special ?
Tamblingan Lake is a beautiful lake located on the north slope of Mount Mortar, Munduk, Buleleng, Bali. This lake is one of the three twin lakes that formed in a large caldera. To the east there is a row of Lake Buyan and Lake Beratan. On the edge of the Tamblingan Lake there is a Gubug Temple. As Lake Tamblingan lies 1,000 meters above sea level, the climate here is cool. The early morning mist that hangs over the waters strangely enhances its mystical appeal. By Lake Tamblingan near Lake Buyan along the south-north highway live a host of monkeys. These multiply so fast, that they are often called the teeming monkeys of the jungle.
What to explore at Tamblingan Twins Lake?
With their serene, mystical beauty, these twin crater lakes sit side by side, split in the middle by a one kilometer stretch of forest.
The lakes are the life-source for the surrounding communities, and you may even see locals plying the waters in traditional dug-out canoes.
To view both lakes together, the best vantage point is from the top of the hill at Asah Gobleg Village.Trekking the forests around the lakes, you’ll discover some of the most pristine natural habitats in Bali – home to lively troops of monkeys, squirrels and countless birds.
How to get to Tamblingan Twins Lake?
A few tour companies specialising in northern Bali offer day trips with the twin lakes on their itineraries. The nearest centre to the lakes is Bedugul, around a 2 hour drive from Kuta if you hire a driver or rent your own vehicle. Budget travellers can hop on a bemo to Bedugul from Batubulan terminal in Denpasar. There’s a variety of places to stay and eat in Bedugul, many with gorgeous mountain and rice terrace views.
- reat for photographers!
- Go for trekking route
- Beautiful lake for camping and sunrise
- Scenes from Avatar
- Beautiful lake is worth a day to explore
Tamblingan lake, Munduk, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali, Indonesia
Tips for you
You can feel the authenticity of nature in the lake right away when your car reaches the edge of the beautiful lake side. The fact that the location is 1000 meter above sea level makes the air a bit cold and gets cooler at night. Having the cool air that completely surrounded by green mountains, the place provides a calm and comfortable atmosphere. Visited March 2016
We're staying in Ubud and it took us 1 hour and a half to get there (we left our guest house at 4am to be there in time for the sunrise). I advise you to arrive as early as possible, since the fog (that gives such a magical and special feeling to that place) is much more intense in the first hours of the day. Don't forget to bring a coat, because it gets very chilly there. We didn't have to pay anything to enter, but a ride on the boat costs 400.000 Rph, which is too expensive in my opinion! So we didn't feel like doing it. The sunrise light and the fog look stunning in pictures. There were at least 3 couples doing their pre-wedding photoshoot there. I was wearing flip flops and my feet got all dirty with mud. There is garbage everywhere. It's a pitty.. But we really enjoyed watching the sunrise in Tamblingan lake. It was totally worth it!