THE MOST POPULAR THINGS TO SEE IN BALI, INDONESIA

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia

The Best Things To Do in Bali

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: map
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: map

Bali is an island and province of Indonesia. The province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with Java to the west and Lombok to the east. Its capital, Denpasar, is located in the southern part of the island.You want it? Bali’s got it. For relaxation, simply stay put at your resort of choice, which will most likely boast a beautiful beach, an exotic spa and an array of dining options. For adventure, traverse this magical island in search of hidden shrines and ancient temples – Tirta Empul Temple is a traveler favorite. For the animal lover, the Elephant Safari Park hosts rescued Sumatran elephants that paint and give rides to visitors. These are the most visited places.

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Bali’s South

South Bali is the island’s busiest and most developed area, and also the most popular with tourists. This is for good reason. It includes the busy spots Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak, the calmer areas of Canggu, Sanur and Nusa Dua, and the surf-oriented Bukit peninsula. The south is also where Bali’s airport Ngurah Rai is located (DPS Denpasar).

Visitors interested in the cultural aspects of Bali will find plenty to like in Ubud which is located more in the centre of Bali, or you can visit the beautiful temples at Tanah Lot and Uluwatu or get inspired by the traditional arts of Sanur. If you are interested in shopping, South Bali offers thousands of shops, with everything from souvenirs to fashionable clothing and jewelry available at very low prices. Seminyak in general is more “boutique” than Kuta or Legian, which goes for restaurants, clubs, villas, resorts and shops alike.

South Bali is also the best place for dining and nightlife. Local food from all over the Indonesian archipelago awaits you, as well as fusion and international cuisine made by Bali’s many cutting-edge chefs. You can enjoy the freshest seafood on the beach at Jimbaran or rub shoulders with the fun seeking crowds in Kuta and Legian. Sunsets are the time when everyone heads to the beach for a drink, and the night goes from there. Wild beach parties, upscale nightclubs, and plenty of venues with live music can be found all over South Bali, and most places stay open late.

Accommodation is available at all levels in the South Bali region, from the most basic backpacker rooms with a bed and a fan for only a few dollars, to five-star hotels, resorts, and private, fully-staffed beachfront villas. Whatever your budget, you are certain to find the right room for you. The majority of Bali’s most beautiful beaches are in the south, with a wide variety of different options for sun worshipers, and some of the world’s best waves for surfing can be found here, suiting all levels of surfer, from absolute beginner to seasoned pro.

DENPASAR

Sanur Beach

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Sanur Beach
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Sanur Beach

📍 Danau Tamblingan, Sanur Bali, Indonesia

Sanur Beach attracts both locals and tourists alike with its soft sand and quaint boardwalk. Lacking the activity of rowdy Kuta Beach, these sands offer gentle surf that families with small children will appreciate, plus a more laid-back atmosphere. The shore’s accessibility and conveniently located eateries and shops make Sanur an appealing option. Recent travelers were impressed by not only the calm water at this beach but also the colorful display of kites flying high in the sky.

You’ll find this beach in the town of Sanur. Located along Bali’s southeastern coastline, Sanur hosts numerous luxury hotel properties and is situated about 7 miles east of Kuta and Ngurah Rai International Airport. You can access the beach free of charge all day, every day.

Bajra Sandhi Monument

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Bajra Sandhi Monument
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Bajra Sandhi Monument

Adres: Jalan Raya Puputan No. 142, Panjer, Denpasar Selatan, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234, Indonesië Openingstijden: Gesloten ⋅ Opent om 08:00

The Bajra Sandhi monument tells the history of Bali: from the beginning to the more recent struggle for independence from the Dutch and the Japanese. In the large hall, stone engravings and 33 dioramas show the greatest achievements of Bali.

Museum Bali

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Museum Bali
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Museum Bali

The Bali Museum (Indonesian: Museum Bali) is a cultural history museum in the Indonesian town of Denpasar, the capital of Bali. The four most important buildings in the museum are:

  • Tabanan – for theatrical masks and musical instruments
  • Karangasem – for sculptures and paintings
  • Buleleng – for textiles
  • Timur – with archaeological finds.

Taman Festival Bali, Padang Galak

No., Jl. Padang Galak No.3, Kesiman, Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesië

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Taman Festival Bali, Padang Galak
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Taman Festival Bali, Padang Galak

Exploring the Indonesian desolated theme park with no visitors.

BADUNG

Seminyak

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Petitenget
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Petitenget

📍 Seminyak, Kuta, Badung, Bali, Indonesië

Seminyak is a place on the Indonesian island of Bali in the province of the same name. The place is located north of Kuta. Seminyak is a stylish destination on the Balinese southwest coast and is known for its luxurious accommodations. You do not come to surf, but all the more because of the diverse range of shops and the lively nightlife. Seminyak is not the traditional backpack destination in Bali, but that’s why it is so nice for a short stay or as a destination for a day trip.

The beach of Seminyak

Seminyak is blessed with a particularly beautiful elongated beach, where it is noticeably less crowded than in nearby Kuta. You can roll out your towel on the warm sand or sit on one of the many sunbeds. Along the beach you will find beautiful resorts with infinity pools and trendy beach bars, recognizable by the atmospheric Balinese parasols and brightly colored bean bags. There is a relaxed atmosphere and you can enjoy the beautiful sunset with a Bintang beer in hand and live music in the background. In the evening you can dine with your feet in the sand at one of the many romantic restaurants along the water line, to end the day in style in a cozy beach bar.

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Pura Petitenget

Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesië

Seminyak should not have made it to her sights, but if you want to redeem the beach for a moment of serene peace in a beautiful temple, then you should look for Pura Petitenget. This beautiful Balinese temple is located by the sea and fulfills a fairly important ceremonial role on this part of Bali. The temple has been here since the 16th century and is meant to protect Bali against evil spirits from the sea.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Uluwatu Temple
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Uluwatu Temple

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Uluwatu Temple (Balinese: Pura (Luhur) Uluwatu) is a Balinese sea temple (pura segara) in Uluwatu (Kuta South, Badung).

Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple’s stunning cliffside locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. But don’t think that you’ll have this isolated sanctuary to yourself. Uluwatu Temple is popular with not only tourists and locals but also some sneaky monkeys – many warned to be on the lookout for the monkeys, who snatch up things like hats, purses and glasses from unsuspecting travelers.

Also known as “Pura Luhur Uluwatu,” this sacred site is located about 15 miles south Kuta, along the southern coast of Bali. The area is best reached by car. The site is open daily to visitors from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; admission costs 30,000 rupiahs (about $2.25). However, there is a traditional kecak dance performance that begins at 6 p.m. every evening. On the whole, tourists really enjoy this cultural display and don’t mind paying the extra 100,000 rupiahs (roughly $7) to watch.

Jimbaran

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Jimbaran
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Jimbaran

📍 Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

Once upon a time, Jimbaran was a quiet and quaint fishing village with an equally humble shoreline – but no longer. Signaled by the oceanfront perch of the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimabran Bay, this town is now one of Bali’s most luxurious destinations. Aside from the opulent resorts that reside here, the town has gained acclaim for its succulent seafood and sandy shoreline. Many travelers come for a romantic sunset dinner on the sand, but they also note that this experience isn’t cheap.

Jimbaran is just south of Kuta and can easily be reached by car or taxi. Many nearby hotels offer free shuttle service as well if you notify them in advance. The restaurants and shops maintain varied hours of operation, and sunset triggers a rush of tourists. Get here before the sun goes down to snag an ideal table on the beach.

  • Visit the Jimbaran Local Markets (mainly fresh fruit & vegetables and other produce) and have a traditional Balinese breakfast
  • Go to the Jimbaran Seafood Markets on the beach Enjoy a seafood dinner at Jimbaran beach (Our favourite are the south end group of restaurants)
  • Head to Rock Bar at Ayana Resort in time to see the sunset over a cocktail
  • See Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Fire Dance (watch out for the Monkeys!)

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park

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Near Jimbaran, on a high hill, is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK). The park is a kind of regional pilgrimage site. Here is a picture of the Hindu god Vishnu and the holy Pahrayangan Somaka Giri water source. This source has water that is rich in minerals, and it is believed that the water has healing powers.

Nusa Dua

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Nusa Dua
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Nusa Dua

📍 Bukit Peninsula Bali, Indonesia

On the eastern side of the Bukit Peninsula, Nusa Dua is a tourist hub. With several golf courses, numerous spas and a handful of luxury resorts (including the St. Regis and Conrad Bali), this region competes with Jimbaran for wealthy patrons. However, all of the amenities and facilities can make Nusa Dua seem too artificial for some visitors. You won’t find an abandoned coastline or a small fishing village here. Still, Geger Beach (the area’s public shore) receives rave reviews from tourists, particularly for the sparse crowds and the absence of heckling vendors.

You can reach Nusa Dua from Kuta, Jimbaran or the airport via taxi or private hired car. You’ll find extensive shopping and dining options, so bring your wallet. For more information, check out the Indonesia tourism board’s website.

  • Catch the Magnificent Waterblow at Nusa Dua
  • Join Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew at The Pirates Bay
  • Abandoned planes make great adventures – Nusa Dua Plane
  • The Ultimate Seawalker Experience (Nusa Dua)
  • pura desa temple

Kuta

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Kuta
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Kuta

📍 Kuta Bali, Indonesia

Touristy? Yes. Fun? Absolutely. Kuta has swiftly become Bali’s most popular beach town, and with that title comes the responsibility of feeding and entertaining flocks of visitors. Restaurants, bars, stores, spas and even a water park provide travelers with numerous diversions during the day and night. Still, the No. 1 attraction in this town is Kuta Beach. The sandy shore is a prime playground for surfers, sunbathers, swimmers, kite-flyers and more. This isn’t the isolated Balinese beach that you’ve dreamt about, but it has plenty going for it.

Recent visitors said the beach here is soft and the swimming conditions are great. Travelers suggest arriving at the beach early to stake your claim to some sand, as the area typically gets crowded as the day progresses. Beachgoers noted the vendors selling souvenirs and trinkets can be annoying, and said you have to be a bit forceful in declining their goods or services to get them to leave you alone. Located in southern Bali, Kuta is only a few miles from Ngurah Rai International Airport and around 7 miles west of Sanur. You can take advantage of Kuta’s beach, nightlife and shopping options at any time; prices for various restaurants and activities vary.

Vihara Dharmayana Kuta

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Vihara Dharmayana Temple
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Vihara Dharmayana Temple

Adres: Jl. Padma No.10, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesië

Kuta is known for it’s vibrant nightlife and famous sunsets, not so much as a place of peace and serenity. Amongst the chaos of Kuta traffic, you would be surprised to stumble across a tranquil Buddhist temple (the only Buddhist temple in Kuta), Vihara Dharmayana Temple. The temple is known locally as Kongco Kuta and dates back to 1876. It was also one of the Buddhist sites in Bali (there are only five) that the 14th Dali Lama visited on his tour to the island in 1982.

Pura Taman Ayun

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Taman Ayun
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Taman Ayun

Jl. Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesië

Pura Taman Ayun is a compound of Balinese temple and garden with water features located in Mengwi subdistrict in Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. Henk Schulte Nordholt wrote in his book Negara Mengwi that Taman Ayun was renovated in 1750. The architect’s name is given as Hobin Ho. The temple garden was featured on the television program Around the World in 80 Gardens.

Padang-Padang Beach

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Padang-Padang Beach
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Padang-Padang Beach

The island of Bali is home to some of the best beaches in the world and Padang Padang Beach is one of our favourites. Located next to well-known surf break Impossibles, Padang Padang like most beaches in Uluwatu, is famous for its super consistent surf.

Legian Beach

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Legian Beach
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Legian Beach

Legian Beach is probably the second most popular area with visitors in Bali. This is after Kuta, thanks to its close association with beach life and its parties. Indeed, one of Legian’s main attractions is its extravagant nightlife.

Sangeh Monkey Forest

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Sangeh Monkey Forest
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Sangeh Monkey Forest

Jl. Brahmana, Sangeh, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesië

Sangeh Monkey Forest or ‘Obyek Wisata Bukit Sari Sangeh’ is a sanctuary of grey long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in the village of the same name, located approximately 20km north of the island’s capital city of Denpasar.

The Kul Kul Farm- Permaculture Farm Bali

Adres: Jl. Raya Sibang Kaja, Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesië

Bambu Indah Resort

Adres: Jl. Banjar Baung, Desa, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesië

 

GIANYAR

Ubud

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Ubud
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Ubud

📍 Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Ubud is often referred to as the heart of Bali and is known to be the cultural hub, surrounded by picturesque rice fields, yoga barns and more copies of “eat, pray, love” then the locals would like. Ubud Village has it’s fair share of traffic, but if you stay in the village it’s easy to walk around and skip the traffic jams. But don’t miss Ubud surrounds, as this is where some of Bali’s true beauty lie.

Ubud is a place in the center of the island of Bali, Indonesia and is considered the cultural center of the island. Ubud has a population of about 8,000 people. The name is derived from the Balinese word ubad, which means medicine.

Zen Hideway with swing

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Campuhan Ridge walk

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Campuhan Ridge walk
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Campuhan Ridge walk

Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesië

Campuhan ridge walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to the central highland town of Ubud. The area provides a great retreat from the more hectic southern parts of the island, but this trail presents an even more pristine outback to escape from the town’s own contemporary boutique

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tegalalang Rice Terrace
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Jalan Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesië

Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century.

Pura Tirta Empul Temple

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tirta Empul Temple
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tirta Empul Temple

📍 Jl. Raya Penelokan, Tampaksiring Bali, Indonesia

The Pura Tirta Empul is a Hindu temple on the Indonesian island of Bali. This was built in the year 962 at the time of the Warmadewadynastie. The temple is known for its watery water coming from a falls source and used for cleaning rituals. Tirta Empul Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village,Gianyar regency and about 39 km eastwards from Denpasar town.

While Bali’s other temples may be larger or more jaw-dropping, Tirta Empul Temple possesses a unique serenity that cannot be matched. This active prayer site inspires both Balinese Hindus and visitors of different beliefs. While there are several shrines and other structures on the premises, the temple’s tranquility is best seen in the large rectangular pool at the complex’s center. You’ll see worshipers enter the water to pray, so be respectful of the Balinese customs and do not disrupt them. Travelers, too, are welcome to enter the water, known for being a holy mountain spring. Keep in mind, though, that you’re expected to enter the water fully clothed (and must wear a sarong as well; they are available to rent for free on-site), so visitors suggest bringing a change of dry clothes along. This ancient temple can be visited from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. You should expect to pay around 15,000 rupiahs (roughly $1) to enter. Travelers often visit Tirta Empul Temple on their way to or from Kintamani or the Elephant Safari Park. The site is most easily reached by car.

Goa Gajah

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Goa Gajah
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Goa Gajah

Goa Gajah, one of the most beautiful temples in Bali. The Goa Gajah temple is also known as the Elephant Temple and you can find it in Ubud. Goa Gajah, also called Elephant cave, is located east of Peliatan near Ubud in the middle of Bali. Goa Gajah dates back to the 11th century and was discovered in 1922. The entrance to the cave consists of a kind of monstrous creature with wide open mouth.

Gunung Kawi

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Gunung Kawi
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Gunung Kawi

Banjar Penaka, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesië

Gunung Kawi is located north of Ubud in the village of Tampaksiring near Bangli in the middle of Bali by the river Pakrisan. Gunung Kawi is located in a valley. It is a complex of ten candis carved out of the rocks dating back to the 11th century.

TABANAN

Tanah Lot Temple

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tanah Lot Temple
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tanah Lot Temple

📍 Desa Beraban Bali, Indonesia

Tanah Lot is derived from the word “Tanah” means land and “Lot (lod / laut)” which means the sea, because it is situated on a rock in the sea and resembles a small island floating on the sea, so the people call it TANAH LOT, Tanah Lot temple is located at Beraban village, Kediri disctrict, Tabanan regency, on the south coast of Bali island, approximately 25 kilometers from Denpasar city.

Most jaws drop at the sight of Tanah Lot Temple. This stunning religious complex (and impressive architectural feat) sits on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. And while you’ll have to wait for low tide to reach the temple, many say it’s worth it, adding that snapping a photo of Tanah Lot Temple at sunset is a must. There are also many stalls with vendors nearby selling everything from food and drinks to souvenirs. Recent travelers warned that while the view is nice and makes for a great photo op, the area does get very crowded with tourists. Tanah Lot Temple is northwest of Kuta. You can visit the temple from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Admission to the temple’s rocky perch costs 30,000 rupiahs (about $2.25).

Kebun Raya Bali

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Kebun Raya Bali
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Kebun Raya Bali

Jl. Kebun Raya, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesië

The Kebun Raya Bali is a botanical botanist in Bali – Indonesia. This Kebun Raya is one of the four Kebun Raya Indonesia who are part of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191, Indonesië

The Ulun Danu Bratan is a Balinese Pura, a Hindu temple in Bali. The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is located in the northwest of the island at Lake Bratan. The temple is dedicated to the goddess Dewi Danu, the goddess of water, lakes and rivers.

pura ulun danu buyan

Jl. Kintamani, Batur Selatan, Kintamani, Batur Sel., Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesië

Pura Ulun Danu was built in adoration of the Goddess Danu. Danu, in the Balinese tongue, means lake, while the goddess Danu is queen of water, lakes and rivers. The temple complex consists of four sacred buildings. Linga Pura stands three levels high, and is a place of worship to the god Shiva.

Jatiluwih rice fields

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Jatiluwih rice fields
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Jatiluwih rice fields

Bali Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is the best and beautiful rice terrace in Bali islands, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side.

JEMBRANA

BULELENG

Temple Brahma Vihara Arama Banjar

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Brahma Vihara Arama Banjar
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Brahma Vihara Arama Banjar

Gang Sahadewa, Banjar Tegeha, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesië

Brahmavihara-Arama also known as Vihara Buddha Banjar (due to its location in the Banjar District of Buleleng is a buddhist Temple Monastery in the mountains near Lovina in North Bali.[1] Due to its location within Bali—a predominately Hindu Island in Indonesia—this temple has a lot of Hindu influences in the statues in architecture.

Air Panas Banjar (Hot Spring)

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Air Panas Banjar Hot Spring
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Air Panas Banjar Hot Spring

Jalan Banjar, Banjar, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesië

The famous sources of Air Panas are just a few minutes drive from the villa, in the hills of Banjar. The springs themselves are located in a tropical garden that is already worth a visit in itself. The water from the sources, which is labeled as ‘sacred’ by the local population, is always 38 degrees and is strongly sulphated.

Ling Gwan Kiong Chinese Tempel (Singaraja)

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Klenteng Ling Gwan Kiong

If you go to the old quarter of Singaraja, close to the Buleleng gate, you’ll see a beautiful Chinese temple “Ling Gwan Kiong” (Temple of the Three Dharma’s). The temple is very colourful and is close to the old port. Among the locals, this temple is known as Klenteng. This name is often used in Chinese Buddhist temples.

Gedong Kirtya Library (Singaraja)

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Gedong Kirtya Library
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Gedong Kirtya Library

Singaraja – In the former colonial capital of Bali, the old market town of Singaraja in the district of Buleleng, you will find a unique library named “Gedong Kirtya”. This library annex museum collects, copies and preserves thousands of lontar (manuscripts made of palm leaf), “prasati” (transcriptions on metal plates) and books

Giant Banyan Tree, Village of Gesing

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Giant Banyan Tree Gesing
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Giant Banyan Tree Gesing

The Giant Banyan Tree found in the Village of Gesing that is said to have special powers. Pura Pecalang and Pura Subak can also be found here, the tree is said to be over 750 years old. Interesting place to visit while in North Bali.

Melanting Waterfalls (Munduk)

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Melanting Waterfalls Munduk
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Melanting Waterfalls Munduk

Munduk and Melanting waterfalls are among Bali’s most scenic, located within Bali’s lush and forested central-northern highland region. The falls are a highlight feature of the namesake village of Munduk in Buleleng, North Bali, reachable after a 300m walk from the main road on which trekkers can enjoy soothing nature …

BANGLI

Kintamani

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Kintamani
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Kintamani

📍 Kintamani Bali, Indonesia

Those who want to break up their beach time with some healthy exercise will want to venture to Kintamani. Located near the island’s northeastern coast, about 40 miles north of Kuta, Kintamani is a gorgeous region that boasts a towering (and active) volcano and a large lake. Both landscape features are named “Batur,” and their pairing makes for dramatic scenery. The two also offer an array of adventures for intrepid travelers. You can hike up Mount Batur for a bird’s-eye view or take a boat out on the water. Many travelers recommend hiring a local guide once you reach one of the six small lakeside towns or arranging a daytrip through your hotel in advance. You also shouldn’t miss Pura Ulun Danu Batur, one of Bali’s most important temples, which is located on the lake’s northwest shore.

Recent visitors highly recommended a sunrise hiking tour, though many noted the trek is a bit challenging. Those who completed the journey said it was worth it for the views and serenity from above. The best way to get to the Kintamani area is via private car, direct shuttle or daylong tour from a major tourist center in Bali. Due to the elevation, the weather here can be noticeably cooler than at the beaches, so pack layers. Kintamani has several villages that can provide affordable accommodations and dining options, should you wish to stick around for lunch or stay overnight. For more information, consult the Indonesian tourism board’s website.

Pura Ulun Danu Batur

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Ulun Danu Batur
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Ulun Danu Batur

Jl. Kintamani, Batur Selatan, Kintamani, Batur Sel., Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesië

Pura Ulun Danu Batur is the second most important temple in Bali in Indonesia, after Pura Besakih. Built in 1926, the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers. “Ulun Danu” literally translates as “head of the lake”.

Trunyan Aga Village (+cemetery)

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Trunyan Aga Village
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Trunyan Aga Village

Trunyan or Terunyan is a Balinese village (banjar) located on the eastern shore of Lake Batur, a caldera lake in Kintamani Regency, central Bali, Indonesia. The village is one of the most notable homes of the Bali Aga people, the others being the villages of Tenganan and Sambiran. Trunyan is notable for its peculiar treatment of dead bodies, in which they are placed on openly on the ground, simply covered with cloth and bamboo canopies, and left to decompose. The influence of a nearby tree is said to remove the putrid smell of the corpses.

KARANGASEM

Padang Bai/Candidasa/Amed

📍  Padangbai, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

Take a taxi or a private driver to get to Padang Bai/Candidasa/Amed area. This should take between 1.5 and 2.5 hrs and is a scenic drive. These places are a bit more off the beaten track, much more laid back, but also have less “things to do”.

Pura Agung Besakih

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Besakih
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Besakih

Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesië

The Pura Besakih is the largest temple, Pura in the middle of Bali, also called the Mother Temple. The Hindu temple is located on the slopes of the volcano Gunung Agung. It is a sacred temple complex situated on a mountain and accessible by a long staircase. It dates from the 14th to the 18th century.

Pura Luhur Silayukti /SilayuktiTemple

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Luhur Silayukti
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Pura Luhur Silayukti

Adres: Jl. Silayukti, Padangbai, Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80871, Indonesië

Pura Khayangan Jagat Pura Luhur Silayukti, located in the village Padangbay, Manggis Karangasem district, at an altitude of 25 m from the sea surface. This temple can be reached by motorcycle or car. Mileage from the district of Karangasem to this temple about 26 km, and about 55 km from Denpasar.

Gunung Agung

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Gunung Agung
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Gunung Agung

The Agung (Indonesian: Gunung Agung) is an active volcano on Bali in Indonesia, which is the highest mountain on the island. The Dutch used to call the mountain the Peak of Bali. Gunung means mountain and Agung means grand, sublime or main. Agung is the holiest mountain in Bali, similar to the Greek mountain Olympus. The population of the island sees Agung as the ‘navel of the world’, the geographical and religious center of the world. They sleep with their heads in the direction of the Agung, and many believe that the gods made the mountain to view the life below from that height.

Tenganan Aga Village

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tenganan Aga Village
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Tenganan Aga Village

Tenganan is a place in the southeast of Bali. Tenganan is four kilometers inland from Candi Dasa. The residents of Tenganan are Bali Aga. They still live according to the old rules of animism, before the rise of Hinduism.

Tirta Gangga water palace

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: tirta gangga water palace
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: tirta gangga water palace

Jalan Abang – Amlapura, Ababi, Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesië

The Bali water palace gardens of Tirtagangga were designed and constructed in 1948 by the last Raja (King) of Karangasem.

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Taman Kertha Gosa

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Taman Kertha Gosa
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Taman Kertha Gosa

Adres: Jl. Kenanga No.11, Semarapura Kelod, Kec. Klungkung, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80761, Indonesië

The Kertha Gosa Pavilion is an example of Balinese architecture located on the island of Bali, in city Klungkung, Indonesia. The Kertha Gosa Pavilion at Klungkung Palace was built in the early 18th century by Dewa Agung Gusti Sideman. Kertha Gosa means – “the place where the king meets with his ministries to discuss …

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Bali Mountains and Volcanoes

The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Mountains and Volcanoes
The Most Popular Things To See in Bali, Indonesia: Mountains and Volcanoes

Bali has several mountains and Volcanoes that play a major role in Bali’s mysticism and religious rituals. Mount Agung, the main and most important volcano, is more than 3000m high. The green stars indicate the 7 main mountains.

Source: travel.usnews.com, almostlanding-bali.com, indonesia.tripcanvas.co

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Dolf Van Sprengel is born and raised in Antwerp, and loves to travel to discover new cultures. Dolf loves nature and religion, amongst many other things. Since 2017 Dolf is the administrator of WANDERLUSTVLOG.

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