As promised, Rene took me to several places in Bali that we haven't been before. One of those places was Taman Hutan Rakyat (Tahura) or Bali Mangrove Forest located at Ngurah Rai, about 15 minutes from the airport. Rene knew about this place from a photography website, as this place is famous for pre-wedding pictures purposes.
To be precised, this place located near the Hanoman statue. If you are heading from Carrefour Sunset Road, go straight until the Hanoman statue, turn left and make u turn when you see the lake on your right side. Find a small road on your left heading to Bali Mangrove forest. This place is really close with Hypermart Bali Galeria.
From the outside, the place doesn't look very interesting. There were not so many tourist around, I think this place is more famous to the local people, With an entrance fee of IDR 10.000 per person, I didn't expect that much. But when I was inside, wow, it's amazing! Well, it's my first time ever visiting a mangrove forest, and yess I am impressed.
Inside was sooo peaceful. We only heard birds talking to each others, and we walked on the wooden bridge, then we found a tower where we can look around. I didn't go up though, it was really hot, so I choose to save my energy and sit downstairs.
We continue walking just to know where the wooden bridge lead us to. And to our surprise, the wooden bridge took us to the end of it, and it was the sea!! I would suggest you to take books here, I think it's one of the best place to read your fave books.
Love it here so much! Got to come back with our kiddos :)
written on August 3, 2011