Bali Finale: Sukawati Market, Kintamani, Mount Batur + Lake Batur, Pura Tirta Empul, Tegalalang

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Finally our Bali travelogue is coming to an end! Did I just hear some sigh of relief? It took us almost 6 months to complete the travel posts of a mere four days trip. I’m such a procrastinator, hehe!
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Towards the last day of our trip, we did some last minute shopping at Pasar Seni Sukawati. Don’t bother to buy anything from other markets or tourist destinations because in Sukawati Market you can get the exact same stuff at a very low price.


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Do remember that it is obligatory to BARGAIN at Sukawati Market. We bought the Buddha painting for IDR 70,000/RM 26, which is a steal. Not to forget  our summer rattan bags (~50,000/RM 18), beaded sandals (~IDR 15000/RM 5.5), wood carvings (~RM5-20, depending on size), hand made photo album (~RM4), etc.

If you like shopping, Sukawati is a heaven. ‘Nuff said!
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Next stop: Pura Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring. It is known as one of six most important temples in Bali.
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Upon entrance, there is a long rectangular pool carved of stone, filled with koi and fed by the sacred spring via 12 fountains
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the sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and to have curative properties
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it draws throngs of worshipers and tourists to the site everyday
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We had a wander around the enormous temple site and were impressed by the splendid architecture.
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Overlooking the temple on a hill above sitted a very modern building: the Government Palace, built in 1954. It was a former resident hall for former Indonesian President Soekarno.
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the lovely pair, C&C.
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We hopped onto the car and continued our journey to Kintamani. A touristy thing to do here is to have buffet lunches at one of the many restaurants that sit by the hill side. The temperature is usually about 15 degrees cooler than the ground, so please bring along your jackets/cardigans.
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Most restaurants share the spectacular view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur.
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Our driver dropped us at Grand Puncak Sari restaurant and after some negotiation, we went in. Yes, you can even negotiate for your buffet lunch! We ended up paying IDR 70,000 per person + 21% tax/RM31 instead of IDR 85,000 + 21% tax. The buffet spread was impressive, but the food was cold and nothing to shout about.

If you do come upon any good buffet places at Kintamani area, do share with us. I’m sure our readers will appreciate your help.
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Our last stop was Tegalalang Terrace. The view of these sculptured rice terraces is just spectacular.
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It is also a good place to do some shopping as we saw abundance of wooden carvings that are displayed along the road.
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Just a sweet reminder here: as far as shopping in Bali is good, remember to keep IDR 150,000/RM 55 to pay for departure tax when leaving Bali airport.

Our Bali travelogue has officially ended. Phew! Meanwhile, do not hesitate to email us at kampungboycitygal@gmail.com if you have any questions. Or you can refer to full itinerary and travel page.

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  1. mimid3vils says:

    Finally huh…but I enjoyed it :)

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    haha thanks for ur support. wana finish this fast so i can start writing about perth

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  2. Wow!! you made me want to go back to Bali for another holiday with Jenn again :)
    .-= thule aka leo´s last blog ..Restoran Parkway @ SS19 Subang Jaya =-.

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  3. Schane says:

    what a nice place!
    .-= Schane´s last blog ..素面V領七分袖長版上衣 Classic White Top RM20 =-.

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  4. JD says:

    I have to agree that the restaurant around Kintamani was nothing to shout about. The paddy fields that you posted it’s the exact place that we took our photos too…haha.
    .-= JD´s last blog ..Taipei 101 &amp Shin Kong Mitsukoshi =-.

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  5. Jess says:

    wheeeee! u look like u had so much fun dearie! :)
    i cant wait to go to bali next year. i’ll be going in january.
    .-= Jess´s last blog ..Of sexy mean machines! Photos of speeding Formula One Grand Prix Race Cars! Ferraris- Mercedes- Renault &amp more! =-.

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  6. Alexandra says:

    Hi.
    Geez… I just returned, and I’m kicking myself for not checking your blog before going…. :P You managed to squeeze so many more places into your itinerary! Hope to read more on your trips :)

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  7. Simon Seow says:

    Damn and the Astro crew brought me to Kumbasari Art Market and the shops at the market was closed by the time we arrived. Only one shop still open lol.
    .-= Simon Seow´s last blog ..Going Green With Digi Minus =-.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    lol theres always next time

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  8. amilyn says:

    Hi..
    Tx for sharing the nice photo and useful info with us.

    I”m planning for my Bali trip next year…most probably on July…is it the good timing to go to Bali as i really get bored for the rainning seasson during my previous trip?

    Would u mind to share with me how much really u guys spend for this Bali trip for accomodation and dinning and etc?

    Tx in advance…^.^

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  9. amilyn says:

    Hi..

    The food need to be book in advance? Or do we need to reserve for the seat?

    1) Seafood @ Jimbaran Bay (Lia’s Cafe)

    2) Pork ribs @ Naughty Nuri’s Warung & Grill

    3) Babi Guling @ Ibud Oka,Ubud

    4) Fried Duck @ Bebek Bengil ( Dirty Duck Diner’s )

    Tx

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    Hi Amilyn. No, you don’t have to, but for the smoke duck in Bebek Bengil, u need to make a reservation 1 day before.

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  10. amilyn says:

    ok…tx

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  11. laiyee says:

    Hi..

    Wanna ask, after you bought the buddha painting, how do you bring it into the plane? by hand carry or checked in luggage?

    Thanks.

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    kampungboycitygal Reply:

    hi laiyee. the painting does not come with the frame, so they just roll it n wrap it with grease paper. we brought it up to d plane :)

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    laiyee Reply:

    oic.. it is vy nice painting.. thanks a lot for the information! i am a frequent visitor to your blog… keep up the good work!

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  12. Stepfanie says:

    Hello !! love ur blog! <3

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  13. Mushroom 21 says:

    Well done!Thank you Kampungboy and City Gal your efforts on sharing about your trip in Bali. It is informative and I am much enjoy your blog! Look forward to your new post! Gambateh!!!:-)

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