Bali Day 3 - After Gunung Kawi, we went up the mountain to get a view of Mt. Kintamani and the largest lake in Bali. All the lakes in Bali are situated on former craters and so are high altitude lakes. Really stunning. We had lunch at a little restaurant with the view of Kintamani and each had a grilled fish with rice after recommendation from Nyoman. So simple, but tasty.
After lunch, we went to see the Holy Water Temple, or Pura Tirtha Empul. This is a temple where a natural spring pools up from the ground and then feeds these outdoor baths where one can bath under each spout dedicated to various things such as love, wealth, academics, and priesthood. As Nyoman explained the significance of each spout, we noticed some tourists bathing under the priesthood spouts and he joked that they probably don’t realize what they are bathing under!!! On the way back, we also visited a rice field, which he says is just a precursor to what we will see the following day. The last stop will be a Balinese village.