For those of you who travel many times to Bali, maybe you have been enjoying sunset in Tanah Lot, Kecak Dance shown at Uluwatu or you also have played water in Menjangan. Tour activities like all those it seems very common and may make you bored if you continue to visit Bali. So that, we will suggest you to visit other place which show a natural lake.
Tours in Bali can not be separated from the beauty of the beaches and Hindu culture that is very attached to Bali, but if you want to try something a little different, maybe you can travel nature. You can come to a beautiful lake in Bali like Tamblingan Lake.
Lake of Tamblingan is cool and beautiful
You can try to come and enjoy the cool atmosphere and beautiful scenery offered at Tamblingan Lake. In Bali there are more than 4 large lakes such as Beratan, Buyan, Tamblingan and Batur. Among those lakes, Batur is located separately, while the other three are close together.
The Tamblingan area is the last of the four lakes. This lake is located on the northern slope of Mount Lesung, Munduk Village area, District Banjar, Buleleng Regency that has a surface area of 1.5 km² with a depth of about 90 meters.
Because of the adjacent location, Buyan and Tamblingan are often referred as the Twin Lake. If you come from the direction of Denpasar to Bedugul until Munduk, then you will first pass Beratan Lake and then Buyan Lake which newest and the last is Tamblingan Lake.
History at Lake of Tamblingan
Like the names of other places, the name Tamblingan also has meaning. Tamblingan comes from the words Tamba and Elingang. Tamba in Balinese means medicine, while Elingang means Spiritual ability. So, the lake that called Tamblingan has the meaning of Spiritual Lake for treatment.
The name of Tamblingan legend dates from the 10th to 14th centuries. At that time around the lake there were 4 villages such as Gobleg, Munduk, Gesing and Umejero. The four villages were asked to maintain the sanctity of Tamblingan Lake. But one day the four villages were infected with an outbreak of a contagious disease.
Then a sainted priest came to the lake to fetch water. On the lake he prayed and thanks. By his spiritual abilities, the water was made into medicine and healed the people of the epidemic plague that attacked them.
Since the incident at that time the population of the 4 villages began to build many temples around Tamblingan Lake. Noted there are 11 temples around Tamblingan today. The existence of temples in Tamblingan lake adds to the exoticism of the lake which has a nice landscape and gives a different aura every time here.
Camping Ground At Tamblingan
The location of the lake is at an altitude of 1000 MDPL, and tends to cool even though during the day. As the sun shines just above Tamblingan, we can see the reflection of trees on the surface of the lake water. The lake water is clean and very suitable for fishing in the afternoon.
The beauty of Tamblingan Lake is also you can see at night. In this lake many activities such as Camping. Around the lake there is indeed a roomy land that is perfect for family camping or school camping events. If you camping here, you will not be charged. This place will never take any money of you.