Best things to do in Bali
Find out more about those top places in Bali
Bali is one of Indonesia's Provinces that has grown beyond the expectations of most people, it is so impressive that it is often mistaken to be the capital of Indonesia, which of course is Jakarta. Bali, an island in Indonesia's archipelago known for its ancient culture, has managed to remain at the core foundations of the island even after colonization. The island’s beauty can be captured by visits to its numerous temples, stunning natural monuments and loving communities.
Bali has quite a number of temples, one of them being the Tanah Lot Temple. Located in Beraban, 8 miles (12.87 km) south of Tabanan, it is one of the most sacred places on the island. The Tanah Lot Temple is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple, claimed to be the idea of Dang Hyang Nirartha. The story behind the temple is that Dang Hyang Nirartha decided with some fishermen to build a holy place to worship the Balinese Sea god, it is one of seven sea Temples. Visitors are required to pay a fee to explore the Temple.
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a monkey sanctuary located at Padangtegal, Ubud, primarily for the Balinese long-tailed Monkeys. The sanctuary covers over 27 acres and has over 749 monkeys divided into different groups, with each set occupying different parts of Ubud Monkey Forest. Called the “Mandala Suci Wenara Wana” by locals, it is owned by the Padangtegal Community that view the monkey forest as an important spiritual location. The park also includes a ravine, a stream, and a canteen.
One of Bali’s most famous tourist attractions, the Tegallalang Rice Terraces as the name suggests are well laid out series of rice paddles located at the center of Bali in Ubud. The rice terraces are built using traditional Balinese irrigation system called “Subak” which has been passed down for several generations. Visitors are allowed to go through the rice fields admiring the beautiful rice terraces and also take a picture with Love Bali Sign. The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are for people seeking a little bit of calm but still want to learn about the Balinese heritage in the process.
Situated away from most of Bali tourist attractions but worth every second. The Sekumpul Waterfalls can be found around a hidden village called Buleleng, it is a “combination of 7 waterfalls” that are fed by two streams. Getting to the 80 meters fall is not effortless, requiring visitors to trek through the forest on already set paths. If you are a lover of waterfalls and the outdoor a visit to the Sekumpul Waterfall is a must.
The Mount Batur is a lovely piece of nature located in the Bangli Regency in Bali. It consists of a volcano, a lake and several villages but amongst this, its prized attraction is the Mount Batur Volcano. It is an active volcano and have had a few eruptions in the past. The Mount Batur has many activities, hikers can climb the mountains, fish in the lake and use it as an opportunity to meet indigenes.