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Have You Tried These 15 Best Things to do in Bali?

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Sunsets, check. Temples, check. Old World monkeys, exotic gardens, and surfing beaches all combine to keep the curious satisfied in Bali. Check out our latest compilation of the best of the best things to do in Bali.

All Time Most Wanted Scenery – Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Famous for their beautiful scenes of rice paddies and their innovative irrigation system. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the most wanted sceneries in Bali that people love to go and enjoy the beauty of nature in perfect shades of green. Now, they have swings around the area for you to keep the memory alive.

The Sacred Pura Lempuyang

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One of the Hindu Balinese sacred temples located in Karangasem, East Bali. You can see Mount Agung between the two iconic gates alongside a beautiful view of Bali seen from up above. Best way to enjoy this place is to trek to the top of the temple while being blown away by nature and fresh air, also maybe a few monkey friends along the way.

Mount Batur Above the Clouds

Bali is home to a few mountains, but here, we bring you Mount Batur. One of Bali’s favorite mountains for you adventure seeker. An active volcano settling 1,717 meters above sea level, has long been a chosen destination for trekkers and sunrise chasers. Generally it will take you four to six hours to reach the top, high above the clouds and celebrate your victory.

Tirta Empul

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Tirta Empul is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha.  Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese. Aside from its purification this place is also very beautiful and sacred.
Address: Jl. Tirta, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552

Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu Temple is located on the side of the cliff at Uluwatu, it is also known as Pura Luhur Watu. Overlooking the dramatically beautiful Peninsula coastline, this temple is a Balinese sacred worship place. The temple is regarded as one of the sad kahyangan and is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his manifestation as Rudra. People loves going to this place for praying and also to enjoy the view.

Nyang Nyang Beach

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“The difficult path brings you to a beautiful end” is definitely reflected in this beach. The steepy road you must endure and went through before coming to this view makes this place legendary. A wreck in the middle of the beach became the unique selling point of this beach. Plus, there’s barely anyone at the beach and you will feel like it is your private beach!

Ubud Monkey Forest

Lies within the village of Padangtegal Ubud, The Monkey Forest is viewed as a vital spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation centre for the village. Here, the locals and monkeys live side by side in harmony. With over 700 monkeys and 186 tree species in 12.5 hectares of forest, you will find yourself the zen that you need. For more information and events  

Sukawati art market

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Heaven for souvenirs! Thinking of buying your friends and family souvenirs from Bali? Just go to Sukawati art market, and you will find everything you need at a very reasonable price. It could be you want to buy dresses, to paintings or even wooden art craft. The beauty of it all is that you will need to walk around in the heat of Bali, but hey, it’s worth it.

Echo Beach

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One of Canggu’s busiest beaches with many things that you can do. If you just want to go have your tan fixed, Echo Beach is the place. If you want to surf, or do any other water sport activities, you can also get them all done here. And it has great Cafes along the coastline if you ever feel you need to stop and have a few beers or coffees. 

Tanah Lot

The name itself means ‘Land in the Sea’, it is one of the oldest attractions in Bali. The silhouette of Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most popular iconic features of Bali. There’s a temple festival at Tanah Lot that takes place every 210 days on “Rebo Keliwon Langkir” according to the Balinese calendar. Tanah Lot is a temple located in the south of Tabanan exactly in Beraban village, District of Kediri. It is about 13 km from Tabanan Town and 30 km from Denpasar.

Batu Bolong Beach

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The black sand beach. Another one of the busiest beaches in Canggu district Bali. Many come to surf, hang out, get tanned and just to have a little swim. The swell can be pretty big, so it would be best for you to know how to swim before going for a dip. The beach chairs are available for only around $7.

Goa Gajah

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This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 19, 1995, in the Cultural category. Another amazing fact about Goa Gajah is that the site is mentioned in the Javanese poem Desawarnana written in 1365. The walls are made of stone with menacing faces carved on it. The mystical experience will be worth your while.

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall

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The north of Bali is famous for its many beautiful waterfalls. The Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall is one of the most beautiful ones as you will see twin waterfalls right next to each other. They’re stunning, and if you come during the rainy season, you might be lucky to see not only two but four waterfalls.

Garuda Whisnu Kencana

Today’s icon of Bali. This majestic sculpture took 27 years to build by Nyoman Nuarte, a well known Balinese sculpture. The amazing GWK is located in the south of Bali. There are also many activities at GWK, including concerts, events, fine dining, to just hanging out adoring the breathtaking view of the bay.

Tirta Gangga

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Attractions Tirta Gangga was once a royal water park in Karangasem in eastern Bali. Currently, the Tirta Gangga Karangasem park functions as a tourist spot in east Bali. There are three main things in the Tirta Gangga Karangasem park, gardens, water ponds and statues. The location of the Tirta Gangga Karangasem park is in the middle of rice fields and the water in this park comes from the Rejasa spring. This park still belongs to the Karangasem kingdom. In the tallest building, there is a spring under a banyan tree. The second level of the building, there is a swimming pool and the lowest building there is an ornamental pond with a fountain.


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