IMG_9286IMG_9272DSC08671IMG_9364IMG_9832IMG_9260 IMG_0730 IMG_0707 IMG_0878 IMG_9512 IMG_9276 DSC08553 IMG_0233DSC08987 On the road again in Bali, I spent a few days visiting the temples, mountains, rice paddies, bamboo forests, jungles and dipping my toe in some Balinese cultural highlights as well as the the water at Tirta Empul.

1 – 3: Pura Pusering Jagat is a small temple hidden away in the heart of a small village in Gianyar and completely untouched by tourism. I visited here on my drive back home. This was a real eye-opener, and I got to watch and experience some of Bali’s local customs.

4 – 6: I then moved on to the Monkey Forest, its temple – Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal – and the magnificent landscape of vertical cliff drops.

7: Watching an evening performance of the traditional Balinese Kecak dance, in a little theatre tucked away among the green Ubud rice fields.

8 – 10: I visited the holy springs at Tirta Empul, the stunning water temple, full of fountains, pools of clear ice cold water, koi carp, offerings and floating petals.

11 – 12: Another magnificent gem is Pura Luhur Batukaru. Set in he mountains in the heart of Bali, it has incredible views over the island’s jungle landscape and it’s a beautiful place to watch the mist roll in and blanket the temple on a wet day.

13 – 17: This part of my journey took me through central Bali and its temples: The temple and water gardens of Pura Taman Ayun, Pura Desa-Puseh in Batuan (featured in the photos) and Pura Batur Sari.

18 – 21: This part of my Bali journey has been an absolute dream, full of green and amazing nature in the shape of Ubud’s rice paddies and bamboo forests.

Pictures by Alice Reinhardt (Form 42).

xx Alice

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