Tamblingan Lake temple and fisherman, Bali 12 Nov 2016
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North Bali is almost a world unto itself in terms of its people, terrain and architecture. You can linger at the peaceful coastal resort of Lovina or head inland to the foot of lofty mountains where the cool highlands are speckled with waterfalls, serene lakes and temples, as well as coffee, clove and vanilla estates.Discover beautiful Bali and its surrounding islands on Insight Guides' fantastic Indonesia Island Hop trip, which takes in visits to the most evocative Buddhist temples, stunning beaches and even an opportunity to meet komodo dragons!
This particular picture is of Danau Tamblingan, a quiet lake embraced by hillsides covered with coffee plantations. It also has a temple on its shore dedicated to the lake goddess. You can arrange for one of the local villagers to row you across the tranquil waters in a pedau akit, a traditional double canoe – motorboats and water sports are forbidden here. The natural spring that feeds the lake provides water for drinking and the waters are also a rich source of fish, evident from the offshore fishing platforms.
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