Perched on the hilltop of Mount Lempuyang, the “Gates of Heaven” is one of the most popular tourist spots in Bali
Located at Lempuyang Temple, it showcases a breath-taking view of the mountainous region of Mount Agung and the horizon, making it an Insta-worthy location.
As one of the oldest and highly regarded temples in Bali, the "Gates of Heaven" is a stunning “split gate” of Hindu Balinese architecture representing the boundary between the outer world and the realm.
Check out some pictures here showing a picturesque view of the gates and the skyline being reflected on a “lake”:
The pictures look magnificent, don't they? But here's the twist.
An editor from Fortune Magazine, Polina Marinova shared her experience of getting her photo taken at the temple.
In a tweet, she revealed that the pictures were actually taken by holding a piece of mirror near the camera to reflect the skyline.
Here's how the Gates of Heaven actually looks like in real life:
While these pictures do not look as beautiful as those heavily-edited mirror images, they are still appealing to the eyes.
The picturesque temple and scenic mountains are certainly more than adequate to make a beautiful picture.
Do you think the pictures are still Insta-worthy even without the photo trick? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!