On the way back to the highway to get closer to the airport, my driver made a stop at Bukit Doa, which he says is a popular place with group tours because almost every place of worship is available there, making life easy for the tour operators.
We stopped here also because he said that there was a nice view of Denpasar from the Hindu temple here, but I guess nature has overtaken the view.
A big tour group of 6 buses departing Bukit Doa.
Bukit Doa is probably called as such because almost each religion can be found right beside each other.
The 5 places of worship, from left to right, are as follows:
- Masjid Agung Ibnu Batutah
- Catholic Church Of Mary The Mother Of All Nations
- Vihara Buddha Guna Buddhist Temple
- Protestant Christian Church in Bali – Bukit Doa
- Pura Jagatnatha Hindu Temple
Only here can you find such “rivaled” religions as portrayed in the media beside each other like it’s just another day. And it probably speeds up the tour time for the tour operators too since everyone can just go to whichever place of worship they need.
Heading back onto the toll way to get to Kuta.
The toll is Rp 11,000 for cars but it saves you possibly 1 hour of traffic jams.
The Garuda Wisnu Kencana, an incomplete tourist attraction in Bali but still opened nonetheless. I didn’t visit it though, since the Trans Sarbagita Corridor 1 never came yesterday.
Exiting the highway to the airport and Kuta, but my driver recommended a shop which sells touristy souvenirs at wholesale prices and a dinner place first.
They were so cheap, I contemplated opening up by own Bali souvenir shop.
Heading to the super touristy part of Bali.
Please note that a car has priority on roads.
Catching the sunset at Kuta.
There seems to be way more people than in Kota Denpasar.
While I was getting the shot of the sunset at Kuta, this local lady who has probably seen the sunset everyday for a long time was more concerned with filling up her 5 litre container with sea water instead, which perhaps might last her for the next 24 hours or so. Tourists to Bali probably aren’t even concerned about the supply of running water, but apparently not for the locals who need to make do with sea water.
The sunset also marks the end of my adventure from Singapore to Bali by Land and Sea, as it’s time to make my way to the airport.
Super touristy, but now I feel like spending a little bit more time in Kuta than the few minutes I had.
Heading towards the airport.
Turning right into I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
With this, I bade my driver farewell and it’s time to head back home.