The Brahmavihara-Arama Temple

brahmavihara-arama

We explored the Brahmavihara-Arama Temple in the north of Bali.  This temple is also known under the name of Vihara Buddha Banjar. We where the only tourists exploring it at the time we arrived. The North is not as popular as the south but it has so many gems to offer. The Brahmavihara-Arama is a buddhist temple and is still in use as a meditation center.

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How to get to the Brahmavihara-Arama Temple?

The Temple is situated in the North of Bali, Indonesia. It is built on a hill, overlooking the city of Banjar. The temple is actually not that easy to find so make sure to visit it with a guide or a driver who really knows how to get there. You can try it by yourself but driving with gps is recommended because there are no roadsigns showing the way up the hill to the temple.

Brahmavihara-Arama temple

this is me in front of a temple statue

Where to stay?

We stayed at a hotel close to the center of Ubud and not right in the jungle. There are tons of options. From Ubud we went on a tour to the temple.

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What is special there?

Like i wrote before, this is not a very popular tourist spot. At the time we visited the temple there were only one or two other tourists visiting. The Buddhist buildings are very unique and the meditation rooms built in a simple and minimalistic design. The architecture is a bit Hinduism influenced because of the main religion in Bali. This place is really recommended if you are interested to learn more about Buddhism.

Vihara Buddha Banjar

The door to the jungle in a meditation room.

Brahmavihara-Arama

inside view of the Brahmavihara-Arama temple

About Bali

Bali is one of the Islands in the southern part of Indonesia. Mostly there is tropical warm weather on the Island. The Island has an airport in the capital city of Denpasar which is situated in the South of Bali. The most beautiful month on Bali is September and the Rainy Season lasts from the end of november until the end of march. Most people speak balinese or indonesian on the island. We travelled Bali for a month. We landed in Denpasar in the south of Bali and went up to the north. We stayed in places like Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud and Pemuteran.

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Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

ulun danu bratan

The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a Hindu watertemple in the heart of Bali, Indonesia. "Pura" means temple in indonesian. So in english: "Ulun Danu Bratan Temple". The temple is well known for its unique traditional architecture. the temple is built on a vulcan lake and the water of the lake is declared as holy.

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How to get to the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple?

The Temple is situated in the Center of Bali, Indonesia. It is built on the Bratan lake. It is 1200 m .a.s.l in the mountains of Bali. Rent a scooter, join a tour or get there with a taxi. there are plenty of parking lots next by the temple area.

pura ulun danu bratan

me in front of the dragon protecting the temple

Where to stay?

We stayed at a hotel close to the center of Ubud and not right in the jungle. There are tons of options. From Ubud we went on a tour to the temple.

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What is special there?

The temple has its unique traditional architecture. The thin stacked roofs reach out to the sky out of the Bratan lake. The shore around the temple is stocked with beautiful flowers. There are statues of dragons which protect the temple. You can go on a boat trip around the temple for another perspective from the lake. The park next to the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan temple is also worth to stroll through. Trees, flowers and Statues. This spot is really worth a visit.

pura ulun danu bratan

bear statue

Posing with the statues in the Park.

About Bali

Bali is one of the Islands in the southern part of Indonesia. Mostly there is tropical warm weather on the Island. The Island has an airport in the capital city of Denpasar which is situated in the South of Bali. The most beautiful month on Bali is September and the Rainy Season lasts from the end of november until the end of march. Most people speak balinese or indonesian on the island. We travelled Bali for a month. We landed in Denpasar in the south of Bali and went up to the north. We stayed in places like Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud and Pemuteran.

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The magic of Ubud

ubud

Ubud is a city in Bali known for it's spiritualism. We enjoyed yoga, explored temples and we've eaten amazing food. In the past years Ubud became very popular for tourists. And with the tourists there comes infrastructure. There is a huge market in Ubud, a lot of different hotels and restaurants, cafes and bars.

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How to get to Ubud?

Ubud is situated in the center of Bali, more or less in the middle of the Jungle. Bali has its own airport in Denpansar which is 1 hour and 20 min car drive away from and to Ubud. Most of the Hotels offer a transport (with extra cost mostly). Feel free to take a taxi from the airport, Buelbird taxis are recommended, you'll catch one outside of the airport, not right at the gate, compare prices, some try to scam you. Grab, Gojek or Uber offer great prices for transportation, keep in mind those are mostly not certified drivers.

ubud buddism

Small religious statues on the wall.

Where to stay?

We stayed at a hotel close to the center of Ubud and not right in the jungle. There are tons of options.

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What is special there?

You can explore a lot of different temples in Ubud and it is a good place to stay for daytrips all over the island because its in the center of the island. Besides the temples you can practice yoga in different places, enjoy a massage or visit the famous Ubud monkey forest (take care of your belongings, the cheeky monkey steal everything.)

ubud market

This is my exploring the Ubud market.

dragon fruit smoothie

A super delicious Dragon Fruit Smoothie.

About Bali

Bali is one of the Islands in the southern part of Indonesia. Mostly there is tropical warm weather on the Island. The Island has an airport in the capital city of Denpasar which is situated in the South of Bali. The most beautiful month on Bali is September and the Rainy Season lasts from the end of november until the end of march. Most people speak balinese or indonesian on the island. We travelled Bali for a month. We landed in Denpasar in the south of Bali and went up to the north. We stayed in places like Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud and Pemuteran.

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Tanah Lot Temple

tanah-lot

We stayed in Canggu and rent a scooter to explore the Tanah lot temple. Besides the famous Tanah Lot temple you will find in the same park the Purah Batu Bolong Temple, which is a bit underrated and not so known compared to the Tanah Lot. This temple area with those two temples, is probably the most beautiful in Bali!

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How to get to the Tanah Lot temple?

Canggu is situated in the southern part of Bali, close to the better known city "Seminyak". Bali has its own airport in Denpansar which is 40 min car drive away from Canggu. From Canggu you can book a guided tour to the Temple. Take a taxi or an Uber, probably every driver will know where to find the Temple. Concider to rent a scooter as we have done it. Beware of the crazy traffic on Bali streets. But exploring with a scooter is really the most flexible choice.

tanah lot temple

The famous Tanah Lot Temple built on a island in the sea.

Where to stay?

We stayed at a hotel close to the Old Man's Beach which we highly recommend 

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This little Bed & Breakfast is an absolute dream and really a realxing oasis. Super kind staff we felt like were family. I also filmed a seperate vlog about this amazing place

What is special there?

The Tanah Lot Temple was built on a Island. Well most of the time its an Island. Depending on the tide, you will be able to walk on the rocks and get access to this "Island". Otherwise the only way to get to the temple is with a boat. At the time we were there we could not get on the Island but it is impressive to see the waves clash against the rocks this temple is built on. Besides the famous Tanah Lot Temple you will also see the Purah Batu Bolong Temple which also a stunning one built on a cliff which is connctet with a stone "bridge" formed by nature. I concider this area as one of the most beautiful temple area in Bali.

Enjung Galuh

Stairs leading from the beach up the way to the temple.

Enjung Galuh

Details of the Purah Batu Bolong Temple

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