Bali – Indonesia

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the world’s most popular and scenic tourist destinations. Filled with history, Balinese culture and natural beauty, we loved exploring this magical island. Bali is famous for its magnificent temples and breathtaking landscapes. It’s home to lush hillside rice paddies and miles of beautiful sandy beaches. The island is also renowned for its stunning wood-carvings, stone sculptures, Balinese paintings, batik clothing, religious ceremonies, and fabulous Indonesian cuisine.

Fun Bali Attractions

Ubud, located in the mountains of central Bali, is considered the artistic and cultural hub of the island. It’s home to wonderful palaces, Hindu temples, palaces, museums, and talented artisans. Be sure to visit Ubud’s scenic Tegalalang Rice Terraces. It’s truly one of the most spectacular sights in Bali. And no visit to Bali would be complete without seeing one of the island’s colorful traditional Balinese dance performances – one of the highlights of our trip. Tour Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of Bali’s most spectacular temples. It’s perched on a cliff 600 feet above the sea on the Bukit peninsula. The temple is located about 45 minutes from Nusa Dua and just over an hour from Kuta. 

More Bali attractions include:

  • Batubulan
    Famous for its stone carvings, antiques and wood-carvings. The area is also known for Balinese dance.
  • Batukaru
    Visit Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple, one of the biggest Hindu temples, It’s located at the foot of Mt. Batukaru in western Bali
  • Besakih Temple
    Bali’s biggest Hindu temple – and its most sacred. The temple is visited by tourists from around the world.
  • Bukit Sari Monkey Forest
    The Monkey Forest is located near the village of Sangeh in southwestern Bali. Hundreds of sacred Balinese monkeys can be found hanging out in the trees and at the Pura Bukit Sari temple, located in the heart of the forest.
  • Celuk
    Celuk is famous for its community of silver craftsmen. The mile-long street is lined with silver jewelry factories and shops.
  • Denpasar
    Bali’s capital and largest city  is home to temples, museums, local markets, night markets and the annual Bali Arts Festival.
  • Goa Gajah “Elephant Cave”
    The elephant-shaped ancient caves feature Buddist carvings and inscriptions dating back to the 9th century. The caves are located in a steep valley near the town of Bedulu, close to Ubud.
  • Jimbaran
    This fishing village and tourist resort known for its magnificent sunsets, beachfront seafood restaurants and luxury hotels.
  • Kintamani
    Kintamini is home to five volcanoes, including the sacred Mt. Agung. Spectacular views of Mt. Batur, an active volcano – and Lake Batur, the biggest lake in Bali.
  • Kuta
    One of Bali’s most popular beach destinations.
  • Nusa Dua
    Home to beautiful beaches and expensive resorts. The peninsula is located on the island’s most southern tip.
  • Sanur
    One of Bali’s main beach resort areas, located on the southern coast.
  • Tabanan
    Volcanic mountains, rice paddies, black sand beaches, tropical rainforests. See panoramic views and magnificent sunsets of southern Bali.
  • Tanah Lot Temple
    Its dramatic ocean-front location offers beautiful sunsets. Only accessible at low tides.
  • Tenganan Village
    The oldest Balinese traditional village was home to Bali’s first inhabitants. It’s also one of three areas that feature the world-famous Gringsing double ikat cloth, a rectangular cloth found throughout Indonesia.
  • Uluwatu
    Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of Bali’s most spectacular temples. It’s perched on a cliff 600 feet above the sea on the Bukit peninsula.
Ubud - Rice Paddies, Bali

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Take a Day Trip to the popular gate of Heaven and Water Palace in Eastern Bali. Explore a Monkey Forest, home to hundreds of sacred Balinese monkeys. Visit Goa Gajah (known as “Elephant Cave.” The elephant-shaped ancient caves feature Buddist carvings and inscriptions dating back to the 9th century. Travel through thick tropical forest beneath Mount Batukaru to the remote Temple of Luhur. For Balinese Hindu’s, this site has special mystical powers and only the Besakih Temple is more sacred – an ideal spot to meditate!

Visit Ubud’s bustling outdoor marketplace. It’s a great place to shop and people-watch. And don’t miss a visit to Ubud’s scenic Tegalalang Rice Terraces (pictured above) – truly one of the most spectacular sights in Bali.

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The Best Time To Visit Bali

The best time to visit Bali is during the island’s dry season, between April and October.

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