Below mentioned are the Best places to visit in Bali which will straight take you to the can’t miss cultural treasures, famous landscapes and obviously the fun you will find all around the magical island of Bali. There are various temples, historical sites, and spots of natural beauty that you will find in Bali. The list mentioned below will get you discovering the best of Bali in no time.
Best Places To Visit In Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is the most iconic temple of the island. You will find this temple on the top of a huge rock and is surrounded by the sea where waves constantly crash on to its base. Tanah lot temple is one of the most important temples of Bali. The temple pays its homage to the guardian of the sea and serves as a foreground to most of the picturesque sunsets. The place also offers some facilities like restaurants, shops, and cultural park. the place is located approximately 20 km northwest of Kuta, in a beraban village of the Tabanan regency.
Uluwatu is also one of the most important sea temples of Bali. The temple is perched on a cliff edge in the southwestern Bukit peninsula. Uluwatu is a must visit to catch dramatic sunsets just like viewing sunset at Tanah Lot. Apart from featuring beautiful sunset, the place also features an open amphitheater close by, where one can enjoy the sunset and the fire dances. You will also find a monkey forest across the borders of the temple grounds. The place is known for its magnificent location, which shares the splendid sunset, beautiful view of Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances.
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Besakih Temple is also known as the mother temple of Bali which sits on the slopes of Mount Agung. The temple acquires an area of lofty 1,000m of Mount Agung. Besakih temple is known to be one of the largest temples of all the Balinese temples. Three main temples are dedicated to Shiva, Brahma, and Vishnu which are surrounded by the eighteen separate sanctuaries, which belong to different caste groups. The place comprises of at least 86 temples including the main Pura Penataran Agung with 18 others. Besakih temple is known to be the holiest of the island’s temples surrounding beautiful and scenic rice paddies, hills and mountains.
Tegallalang Rice Terrace
The place is famous for its scenic expanses of rice fields. The place is famous for its rice paddles which involve the traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system. The place forms three beautiful terraced landscapes. The roadside location of the place is cool and breezy and well-known spot for tourists to stop and take pictures. The place offers numerous kiosks and cafes near the ledge.
Ubud Monkey Forest
It is also known as the sacred monkey forest. Ubud Monkey Forest is one of Bali’s several grey long-tailed macaque-inhabited forests and is most popular attractions. It is a place of scientific research and a site of spiritual and cultural aspects. The place is well preserved by the community-based management program. The place also offers cool walks along the paved pathways along with watching playful monkeys in their habitat.
Ubud Art Market
The place is locally referred to as ‘Pasar Seni Ubud’ which is located opposite to the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace. The place is open daily. At this place, you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats, statues, kites and many other handcrafted goods that you would love to have.
Kintamani and Mount Batur
Kintamani is located in the Karangasem Regency and which is a home to Mount Batur and the Caldera Lake. The place is a must visit, which also contains a favorite stopover in this region which is Penelokan. Penelokan, which aptly means scenic stopover. The still-active Mount Batur volcano has erupted many times, each time reshaping the surrounding landscape and making it more beautiful and scenic.
Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali Safari and Marine Park are Bali’s one of the largest animal theme park. The park is home to more than 60 species, all roam around freely within their enclosures, which are built to closely mimic their natural habitats. If wanting to take a tour through the park, then Bus safaris are there which take visitors on tours. You can also view aquariums holding exotic fish specimens nearby.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Jatiluwih rice terraces pretty much cover the region of the upland village in West Bali. It is one of the most famous and known for its landscapes that are both dramatic and extremely exotic. The site brings one of the island’s must-see natural panoramas on par with Mount Batur and the caldera of Kintamani. The cool and the breathtaking scenery of this place at the foot of Mount Batukaru makes this place for wonderful photo opportunities, and also serves as a soothing retreat away from the crowd of an island.
Goa Gajah is an ‘Elephant Cave’ which is an archaeological site of significant historical value. The place makes it a special and a must place to be visited if visiting Bali. The place is located on the western edge of Bedulu Village, which is six kilometers out of central Ubud. It would require not more than an hour to descend to its relic-filled courtyard and enjoy the view of the rock-wall carvings, a central meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains.
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