Since we were not looking for any party, we stayed at a peaceful villa in Sengigi, Villa Aryaguna. However, people said if you are looking for hype in Lombok especially at night, go to Gili Trawangan Island. So, before we flew back home, we crossed the sea to set our foot in Gili Trawangan Island for a day.
Before reaching the harbor, we visited Bukit Malimbu. The view was very heavenly beautiful.Our tour guide, Lombok Damai Tour, dropped us at the harbor and we both sailed across using a local ferry. We waited around thirty minutes before we got our ferry and the journey took around 45 minutes. After some hours walking around the islands, we went back to Lombok to continue our journey to Pusuk Forest.
Photo captured by my Husband, Mark Billy (http://markbphoto.space/)
Right after sightseeing Bangli Village, we rolled to Pura Tirta Empul, a Hindu Balinese water temple in Gianyar. This place is interesting to observe religious ceremony, people bathing themselves using holy water to purify their soul, traditional music, beautiful statues, lots of fishes, etc. Close to the area, you can see the first president’s houses.
The entrance ticket was 15K IDR per person (October 2017). To enter the temple, we had to cover our lower body with Sarong. It was believed that the evil spirits may remain there. The local person was really helpful and friendly. They offered us an escort in exploring the temple. They said they will tell you the original history of this temple and everything. However since my husband and I wanted to enjoy our time, we gracefully rejected it.