When people think about Bali, they imagine the ocean, lush greenery, soaring mountains, secretive temples and beautiful, smiling people wearing sarongs. And they are right! This is Bali, the Indonesian island. I feel like I’m in paradise every time I’m there. You can sit on the balcony of your hotel, eat mango and look at rice paddies and feel like you’re in heaven. It’s already great. But you could do more. Curious what?
Before going to Bali, there’s a number of things to consider, like where to stay and what to do. If you’re not sure yet, check out this list of the top 10 best places to visit while in Bali.
1. The Iconic Temple of Tanah Lot
The Temple of Tanah Lot is located on the top of a big rock surrounded by the sea. The sight’ll surely take your breath away and the sound of the waves crashing on the rock is so delightful, you’ll want to record it and use it as white noise.
2. Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu temple is another iconic temple you have to visit. This temple carefully sits on the cliff edge in the southwestern Bukit Peninsula. Here, you will have an opportunity to view the beautiful ocean landscapes and the gorgeous sunset.
Located near Mount Agung is the largest temple in Bali. It is also referred to as the mother of temples by the local residents and is a wonderful place to visit when you come to Bali.
Bali isn’t just the beautiful temples. While there, you also have an opportunity to visit the sacred forest in Ubud, called the Monkey Forest. Just as the name implies, this forest is the habitat of monkeys of several species.
If you are a photography lover and you want your friends at home to have a glimpse of the beautiful landscapes of Indonesia, then you must visit the Jatiluwih rice terraces. It is a wonderful place to visit, especially if you hate crowded places, such as the temple of Tanah Lot.
6. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is an elegant temple surrounded by a beautiful garden. This place is not only a place of worship but also a quiet and relaxing spot for locals as well as tourists.
7. Ubud Palace
Ubud Palace is an interesting complex with a secret garden designed to give you a feeling of mystery. The heart of Ubud is also the official residence of the local royal family. You can always enjoy the local Kecak dance show in the evening.
8. Blue Point Beach
The Blue Point Beach is hidden between two cliffs and prepared to offer you a pirate like atmosphere you’ll find fascinating. Maybe you will discover a treasure chest here?
9. Goa Gajah
Have you ever imagined being swallowed by the demon? If you haven’t, this might be a chance for you to experience it. The Goa Gajah entrance is designed to look like a demon’s mouth. This 9th century sanctuary is on the UNESCO World Tentative list.
10 . Tegallalang
If you have heard about the beautiful rice paddies of Bali, but haven’t seen them before, this is a golden opportunity for you. The Tegallalang is the place of the wonderful rice local irrigation system called subak.