The smallest of
Bali's northwestern lakes, where you can see gold in its
Long time ago when the modern Balinese culture was still
in it's formative stages, a vengeful King fell upon the
people of the hills and bent them to this yoke.
As a last act of spite, the people threw their riches
into the cold embrance of the lake's clear waters.
That's the legend behind its beauty scenic.
From Bedugul with it's Bratan lake, it will take about
25 minutes toward the northwest to this tranquil lake.
On the western end of Lake Buyan, we will start to see
the Lake Tamblingan, sister lake of Buyan. If we follow
the road it will bring us closer and closer to Lake Tamblingan,
or if we take direction to the right at the following
junction at the end of the road, we will arrive in Munduk
village, a village rich with coffee plantations that own
a quite well known gamelan gong kebyar music group.
On the junction however, instead of to follow the right
turn to Munduk village, we turn left and continue to follow
the quiet road circling the Lake that situated on the
left hand side, now however, the Lake is in the east side
of the road.
The road begin to descend, then we will meet another junction,
again take the left turn. Following the descend toward
east, finally the asphalt road stops replaced by earth
surfaced track, car however allowed to pass this track.
Continue to follow the unpaved track until we arrive on
the edge of the Lake.
There stood the serene Ulundanu temple, the temple of
the Lake. Amongst the quietness of the Lake, we will hear
the clearly voice of birds and other inhabitants of the
forest surrounding the Lake.