In Bali, there are a lot of places to be visited. Popular names like Kuta Beach, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Ubud, or Kintamani may have been familiar for you. However, besides those famous places, actually there are still a lot of other unexposed tourism objects, such as Buyan Lake. Buyan Lake is located in Sukasada District, 21 km south of Singaraja Town, and positioned near the Denpasar-Singaraja main street. Its high altitude (approximately 1000 meter above sea level) makes this location has cool temperature in the daytime and cold temperature at night. There is also Lesung Mountain which becomes the background for this lake.
All this time, Buyan Lake’s reputation is not as famous as Beratan Lake even though its location is very close. Not so many tourists know the existence of Buyan Lake around this area. The tourists, who visit this area, mostly come to Bedugul, Beratan Lake, and Ulun Danu Temple. They just do not know that there is a beautiful and natural lake on the west of it.
Buyan Lake is one of the three similar lakes formed in a big caldera in this area. Buyan Lake is flanked by two other lakes: Beratan Lake on the eastern side and Tamblingan Lake on the western side. Beratan Lake is the largest from all of them. Meanwhile, Buyan and Tamblingan Lake is often said as the twin lake because of its similar landscape and nature condition. The naturalness of Buyan and Tamblingan Lake is still well maintained because of the absence of human’s interference to its ecosystem. Even if some activities exist, those are done by traditional fishermen. There are no modern boats here, just some rafts and traditional boats made of wood. These aspects of course can add more value to its beauty and naturalness.
With fresh air, green mountains, original natural condition, and peaceful surrounding, this lake is perfect for water recreation such as fishing and boating. For you who are fond of nature and outdoor recreation this place is just perfect. Many people regularly come to this area to go camping near the lake and forest. Besides being able to relax on the lakeside they can also go trekking to the forest or visiting the strawberry fields around there. The attractive side of this area is even greater when you pass the road where a herd of friendly monkeys live. Many tourists or travelers stop their vehicles for a while here to get close with them.
Just like it was mentioned previously, Buyan and Tamblingan Lake is often said as twin lake because of its similar look and adjacency. Administratively, Buyan Lake is located in Pancasari Village, Sukasada District, Buleleng and Tamblingan Lake is in Munduk Village, Banjar District, Buleleng. Tamblingan Lake can be reached by the intersection heading to Munduk Village, Gobleg Village, and then Lovina Area. Along the trip you will be amazed by the whole view of Tamblingan Lake. From Munduk, this lake can be visited by going through the village’s path. Car can still reach the lakeside where you can directly enjoy the natural ambience of this area. Buyan and Tamblingan Lake is separated by a 1 km forest. Between it, a pond connects the two lakes through a narrow channel. By the local residents, this pond is called Telaga Aya.
Most of the tourists visiting this area are adventurous foreign tourists who travel around by using their own or rented vehicle. They usually do not use tour and travel tour which only provides tour packages to famous objects in Bali. Not just that, actually the tourists who visit this area is varied like foreign tourists, Indonesian tourists, and local tourists from Bali such as the group of students or family.
Buyan Lake is located in Sukasada District, around 21 km south of Singaraja, or around 5 km from Bedugul Botanical Garden. The location is very close to the main road connecting Denpasar and Singaraja. In the lakeside, there is a spacious parking area for visitors. To complete you tour time, you can visit Tamblingan Lake by going through village’s road. Besides that, you can also observe the beautiful view of both lakes from the top of the hill which can be easily accessed through well-maintained road access. Along the trip you can also visit the monkey forest for a while.
The available facilities are lakeside parking area, boat rental for fishing or recreation, and accommodation facilities. If you want to have a new experience in Bali, instead of visiting familiar places two or three times, it is better to explore these kinds of infamous exotic places such as Buyan Lake. Besides the easy access to this location, you can also combine your tour to Bedugul Botanical Garden and Beratan Lake.