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About Gianyar

Gianyar is primarily known to the rest of the world as a regency situated in the Indonesian province of Bali. While the area doesn’t hold a great space, it certainly holds varied activities and experiences for visitors – especially those visiting for the first time.

One of the primary attractions in Gianyar is the town of Ubud. It is referred to as the ultimate hub of art and tourism. Gianyar is rich not only in terms of wealth, but the kind of experiences it offers to every one who are interested in a quick weekend getaway.

Not only will the travellers be able to enjoy the comfort and luxury at the endless top-rated resorts and hotels of Gianyar but also seamlessly understand the rich prevailing culture of the destination.

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Gianyar FAQ's

Travel Advice

  • Check for the peak period: Due to the given popularity of this destination, the place can some times be quite crowded. After all, Bali isn’t exactly a untouched, unseen, unexplored paradise on Earth. Check for the peak period and avoid staying in clichéd regions of the city. Instead opt for central mountains or the western coasts that are more chilled out.

  • Choose your hotel/resort stay carefully: The streets of Giaynar are usually filled with chaotic traffic. Like mentioned previously, the place can get quite crowded too. Thus, it becomes essential for one to choose the right type of hotel or resort that you will be staying in. Find your perfect spot in the perfect destination for the right kind of experience in this beautiful city.

  • Dress codes: Be well aware of the fact that even the high-end bars, restaurants and resorts in Bali have a dress code without which entry isn’t permitted. It is better to prevent unwanted embarrassment by ensuring that your outfits are well to do and especially according to what is required in the particular location.

  • Respect the religious rules: While this may not come across as a surprise to you that Bali is known to the world as the hub for great spirituality, it is important to respect the religious rules that roost in the place as well. Enjoy Gianyar for the true essence that it represents without insulting or offending the sentiments of its lovely people.

  • Local markets with varying prices: Shopping certainly is one those to-do things in Gianyar city given how colourful, vibrant and resourceful the markets of the destination are. However, be prepared for a mixed bag of price tags as it truly just depends on your bargaining skills when it comes to appropriate pricing on any product.

  • Drinking laws: Bali as a whole doesn’t consist of an established minimum drinking age as such. However, they do expect the crazy night-life lovers to be in control. Alcohol is easily obtainable from super markets and convenience stores, so no worries there.

Things to do in Gianyar city

  • Go on an adventurous trip through the Bali Safari and Marine Park: This activity is among the top ranked activities to do in Gianyar. It is one of those great holiday places to get up and close with animals. Be a part of the AirCon Safari bus ride and get a wonderful glimpse at lions, tigers and other exotic animals in their natural habitat.

  • Shopping at the Sukawati Art Market: This is among the most popular activities visitors can do if they are accompanied with family and loved ones. This market consists of numerous centres offering a variety of products – all the way from clothings, accessories, furniture to souvenirs.

  • Visit the Elephant cave at Goa Gajah: The Elephant cave at Goa Gajah is structured and carved with numerous different creatures, giving you a grand entrance. Be completely mesmerized with the amazing architecture of this wonderful structure that has been existing since time immemorial.

  • Spiritual oneness at Pura Gunung Kawi: Pura Gunung Kawi is an ancient Hindu temple that is gorgeously carved in solid rock. The place is surrounded with steps from all side and trust us when we say this, the few steps are totally worth the effort especially given the wonderful statues that waits for you.

  • Unique perspective at the Gianyar Night market: One of the best things about the Gianyar Night market is that it isn’t as crowded as the normal market. The night market consists of endless stalls and shops that offers its visitors with delicious, mouth-watering food, local sweets and household items that you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Get an amazing view of the Rice trace at the Tegallalang spot: Want to gain a scenic view of the great and expansive rice trace in Gianyar city. Go to the Tegallalang spot which is located not very far from the main city of Gianyar. This is perhaps one of the best ways to end a day during your stay in the city.

What will you like in Gianyar city

  • A crazy night at the Bali zoo: Want to experience Gianyar in a different fashion? Nothing better than this. There are several agencies that offer night tours to the Bali Zoo. It is truly value in return for little money. Get embraced by a welcome drink and wander off to meet different exotic creatures in their natural surroundings.

  • Visit the Summer Presidential Palace: The Summer Presidential Palace was built back in 1957 and since 2003 has been a site of an ASEAN Summit. This huge palace consists of numerous rooms, a private pool, parkings and even conference rooms for those interested in hiring the place.

  • Enjoy the Sangyan Jaran Dance: The final part of one of your days has to end with the Sangyan Jaran Dance – which typically consists of 5 acts wherein horses are trained to dance to the tunes of typical, ethnic Bali music. There are numerous sessions especially organized for the visitors. You will surely have a great time.

Recommended reads for destination

Government websiteBali Tourism Board

Insight guide: Bali step by step, The Rough guide to Bali

Gianyar Reviews

Paras Narula
Reviewed: 20 Apr 2023
It was great to be at Bali Safari, Redemption was smooth - everything went well & classic
Varalakshmi Bharadwaj
Reviewed: 11 Oct 2022
As me and my spouse are always into offbeat adventures, we were wondering if we could just skip the regular beach and bars and explore the “real” nightlife in Bali. That’s when we booked the night safari in Bali with Thrillophilia and I must say, it was totally worth every penny!
Anup Gawarle
Reviewed: 07 Apr 2022
This was my first experience of a night safari and it is definitely something I would like to do again. It was almost ethereal as we explored the area under a starry sky. Thanks to Thrilliophilia for making this possible!
Abhijit Potdar
Reviewed: 27 Feb 2022
Thanks to the Thrillophilia team for recommending this night safari, it was one of the best experiences I had during the Bali trip. Watching so many wild animals from a caged tram was fun and the Rhythm of Afrika Show was wonderful. Best part was having a BBQ dinner while watching the big cats.
Sachin Deshmukh
Reviewed: 14 Jun 2021
This night safari has to be one of my most favourite experience that I’ve ever had. Exploring the park at night was something quite different, and it almost seemed like the animals here were more aware and roaming quite freely too. Seeing tigers, elephants and other nocturnal animals from up close w... Read More
Dharmesh Sharma
Reviewed: 02 Oct 2019
It wasn't my first time rafting, but still I was excited like a child. The landscapes of Bali are breathtaking and I even got to treat myself with flavorsome Indonesian buffet and traditional Tangkup Luwak Coffee. All thanks to team Thrillophilia!

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