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20 Places To Visit in Bali
Bali is not called the “Island of the Gods” without any reason. Blessed with white and black sand beaches, emerald rice terraces and some of the world’s best spa hotels, the smallest island of the Indonesian archipelago has fast emerged as the world’s most popular tourist destination.
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When visiting this beautiful place, you will be overwhelmed by the sheer number of places to visit in Bali. In order to make things easy for you, we have listed down 20 places that should make it your Bali bucket list. Take a look:
1. Mount Batur
Mount Batur is an active volcano, enthralling tourists with its beauty and it's much famous sunrise trek. Scale the mountains all the way to the top and be enchanted by a magical sunset following which you could visit the famous coffee plantations on your way back down.
2. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
This magnificent temple is one of Bali’s most iconic landmarks even featuring on the country’s currency notes. The smooth surface of the lake surrounding it creates a floating impression, earning it the name “Floating Temple” while the mountain ranges of Bedugul region provides the temple with a stunning backdrop.
3. Pura Luhur Uluwatu
This is a worship place of a Balinese Hindu deity and is one of the six key temples constituting Bali’s spiritual pillars. Place atop a steep cliff, you would be able to catch some breathtaking views of the Indian ocean and also soak in the marvellous architecture making up the temple.
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4. Tanah Lot Temple
The Tanah Lot Temple features among Bali’s must visit places, thanks to its unique offshore settings and stunning sunset backdrops. This onshore site also houses restaurants, shops and a cultural park which regularly presents dance performances.
5. Ubud Monkey Forest
One of the major tourist attractions in Bali, this place is home to a horde of grey long tailed macaques. Besides watching the funny monkeys, you could enjoy cool strolls along paved pavements through a leafy nutmeg forest.
6. Elephant Safari Park North Ubud
You cannot be in Bali and miss out on an elephant safari. Visit the Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro, north of Ubud and soak in the astonishing magnificence of the area sitting atop the tender animals.
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7. Tegallalang Rice Terraces, Ubud
You will surely fall in love with the stunning scenery provided by the layered rice terraces lining the side of Ubud’s famous green hills. The area is also dotted with several art kiosks and cafes where you could drop by.
One of the most stylish beach destinations, this places houses an array of upscale fashion stores and luxury dining spots making it a must visit.
9. Bali Pulina Coffee Plantation
Enjoy a lovely tour of the Luwak coffee process at the Bali Pulina Coffee Plantation which will include a sensational coffee tasting where you can soak in the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.
10. Puri Lukisan Museum
It is one of the oldest art museums in Bali and features exquisite Balinese paintings and wood carvings.
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11. Ubud Art Market
Explore this art market and be enthralled by the beautiful collection of baskets, statues, handmade woven bags, silk scarves and many other hand crafted goods. Do make sure to pick up things to take back home.
12. Dream Museum Zone
It is a perfect 3D museum or a house of illusion art. The numerous trick arts appearing in the museum is bound to thrill you.
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13. Goa Gajah Gianyar
Goa Gajah is a significant archaeological site dating back to the 11th century. You will have a splendid time descending down the relic filled courtyard and exploring the rock wall carvings, meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains.
14. Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach is one of the most happening beaches of Bali, well known for its long sandy beaches and great waves for surfing. It is lined with a number of bars, eateries, nightclubs and resorts, which is hugely popular with the tourists.
15. Mount Kawi
It is one of the oldest and largest ancient monuments of Bali sitting on the base of a lush green river valley. With a magnificent height of 8 metres, you would nearly have to climb 270 steps to get to the top of the monument!
16. Lovina Beach
If you are looking for some place to relax in between your hectic trip, Lovina Beach is the place to be. The peaceful beaches, laid back vibe and stunning sunsets would surely captivate you. You could also try the host of activities conducted here like diving, dolphin watching, snorkelling and many more.
17. Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lamborgan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali, set apart from the hustle and bustle of city life or the crowded beaches. The island provides amazing surfing opportunities and is also famous for its popular seaweed cultivation.
18. Tirta Gangga
The Tirta Gangga water palace was built way back in 1946 by the late Raja of Karangasem. The majestic water gardens are adorned by pools, ponds and fountains surrounded by neatly cut lawns, ornate statues and tropical gardens.
19. Lake Beratan
Lake Beratan is a hollow lake, situated 1231 metres above sea level. You can enjoy a host of fun activities for recreation like water skiing, parasailing, banana boating, fishing and canoeing with the traditional boat.
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20. Agung Rai Museum of Art(ARMA)
ARMA is way more than art museum. Spreading across a massive 5 hectares, it houses a cultural centre, a botanical garden and even a hotel. You will be able to catch some breathtaking paintings, theatre performances, exhibitions and much more.
There is a certain essence, a vibe, something authentic about Bali that has captivated visitors all round the world. Visit this beautiful place in Bali and gift yourself with memories to be cherished for a lifetime.