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Best Places to Visit in Kuta of 2017

  • 01 Kuta Karnival

    Kuta Karnival
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    A major event in Kuta is Kuta Karnival in which hundreds of tourists from all over the world come and partake with utmost joy and enthusiasm. It happens every year with a number of entertainments and fun activities on the beach of Kuta. In 2017, it is going to happen in October with a series of events like Kite Festival, Balinese Arts, Cartoon exhibitions, food festival, Movie Screening and much more.

    2017 festival is going to focus on Bali Food Festival which would be the mega event and it is for those who love to try out different foods available here. It will be filled with a lot of stalls that represent the multi cuisines from different parts of the world.

    Highlights: Though every year, the Karnival comes up with multiple events, the colourful street parade and exhibitions based on environmental things are quite amazing. The beach becomes filled in multi colours and it sinks to the rhythm and happiness spread by hundreds of people coming from every part of the world.

    Best time to visit: Kuta Karnival usually happens in the month of October every year. There are different websites which announce the date of the carnival officially. Before you plan your trip, it is good to check the Bali tourism sites and find the dates.

    Location: The event happens at Kuta Beach in Bali. It is accessible from the city by car.



  • 02 Gunung Payung Beach

    Gunung Payung Beach
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    The natives fondly call Gunung Payung Beach as Pantai Gunung Payung. It is one of the hidden beaches on Bali’s southern coast which extends a quite seascape along with some precious sights of the surrounding. The location the beach exists got its name from the Hindu temple complex that is Pura Dhang Kahyangan Gunung Payung.

    The temple complex is located on a cliff top which can be seen from a distance before heading down to the beach. From Nusa Dua, one will take around half an hour drive to reach this beach. The serenity along the way will make you fall for it and as you reach the temple, you may find the grey long tailed macaques.

    Highlights: As you reach the cliff edge after the temple, you will be welcomed to the ocean’s views and its sounds below. Reaching the white sandy beach is a tiresome process and thus adventure lovers would take this opportunity gladly. Steep stairs counting up to 300 and the deep green patches have to be covered and as you reach the base, you will see the deep sand with calm water but suitable for snorkeling.

    The beach is located quite remotely from the eyes of vendors and thus its purity remains stubborn. But the problem is that you have to carry water and some snacks with you because you will not find many shops nearby.  There are natural reef barriers and many chances to spot sea urchins. The temple celebrates piodalan anniversary happens on every full moon in the eighth month of Balinese pawukon calendar but it falls on January or February on the Georgian calendar.

    Activities: The beach itself offers an adventure pathway to get access to it so that trek lovers would be amused to reach the beach and the temple located on a cliff. Along with that swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, leisurely stroll etc are the famous activities available at this beach. The views of the seascape would be giving the perfect backgrounds for your photographic instincts.

    Location: Kutuh, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. 



  • 03 Trick Art Gallery

    Trick Art Gallery
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    Trick Art 3D Gallery is a fun and new interactive attraction to visit, where visitors can execute fun poses of all sorts against the professionally crafted paintings and murals to create stunning three-dimensional illusions. There are approximately 80 pieces of life-size and realistic murals to interact within the gallery, from famous blockbuster movie characters and classical paintings to fairytale and magical themes.

    This facility appeals to your imagination and has worked hard to present something for the whole family. children will mostly opt for the most subtle themes and adults will most likely to enjoy the classical masterpieces.

    Location: Stationed at the Seminyak end of Sunset Road and can be reached by taxi.

    Timings: Opened daily from 9 AM to 10 PM.

    Price: Approximate price starts from 20 USD


  • 04 Kuta Theater

    Kuta Theater
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    Kuta Theater is the only place where you can witness a cultural show with a unique twist in Bali. The theater boasts nightly stage performances, with most of its cast in glittering Balinese dance costumes, The theater is a better alternative to the beach, as well as the clubs, bars, nightlife offerings in Kuta, and is simply a great place to visit before the dinner.

    As the stage curtains open to a simplify the rendition of the Legong Dance. Then the magicians and their supporting and characters take over the scene, performing sets of illusions with a touch of theatrical drama and mystery around it.

    Location: The theater is on the eastern side of Kuta’s Jalan Kartika Plaza, just across from the Bali Garden Beach Resort and upstairs in the second building at the Kuta Centre.

    Timings: Opened daily from 5 PM to 10 PM.

    Price: Approximate price starts from 17 USD.


  • 05 Vihara Dharmayana Temple

    Vihara Dharmayana Temple
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    In Kuta, amidst the glorious beach destinations and colourful streets, there is a cultural landmark, Vihara Dharmayan Kuta Temple. It is an old Chinese Buddhist temple located at a distance of 1 km east from Kuta’s main coastal area. Its other names are Kongco Leeng Gwan Kuta, Kongco Kuta etc. Its location forces the temple remain unnoticeable but when you take a stroll around the place will show you the bright combination of red walls and murals easily.

    History of the Temple: The temple’s emergence dates back 1876 and it acts as a great opportunity to know the history of Kuta well. Though its age is more than centuries, it is kept well maintained by the local devotees. The Chinese descents visit the temple regularly for prayers and rituals and during Lunar New Year, they will come for special communal activities.

    Structure of the Temple: The main structures of the temple displays an intricate eastern style architecture and features a vivid sight which does not make its age obvious. The courtyard is built with utmost care so that extends peace and tranquility all the time. The fragrant smoke coming out of the courtyards give the atmosphere a pure spiritual energy. Baktisala is the dominant structure of the temple which has large lanterns in round shape hanging from the roof that is supported by red coloured pillars.

    Dharmasala, located next to Baktisala is also an important structure but small where family prayers happen in front of comparatively smaller relics. There is a large banyan tree opposite to Baktisala where people sit for worshipping the Four Faced Buddha. Next, to it, there is a small moat as well and it gives space to turtles.

    Timing: 09:00 am to 08:00 pm on all days

    Location: Jl. Padma No.10, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia



  • 06 Museum Kain

    Museum Kain
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    Museum Kain is the first textile museum in Bali located on the third floor of the famous Beachwalk Shopping Complex. It is the rare world of the finest fabric which will let you immerse in the beauty of the best type of textiles and learn about the traditional batik of the Indonesian archipelago. It is said to be the realization of a dream of Josephine W. Komara and Roni Siswandi. It features high-tech interactive displays, including touch-screen consoles.

    Highlights: There are 61 rare pieces of different batik clothes which have copper batik printing blocks, casting wax pens and dried leaves that are used for coloring in glass cases. The existing displays will be rotated to arrange the new ones, rare and beautiful. Also, the collection of historical fabrication tools arranged in the museum attracts a lot of people to know about the production and procedures lie in the making of this fine clothing.

    Opening hours: 10:00 am to 08:00 on all days from Tuesday to Sunday

    Entry price:

         -Adult: 100000 Rp

         -Child: 50000 Rp

    Location: 
    Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

  • 07 Dream Museum Zone

    Dream Museum Zone
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    A perfect 3D museum or a house of Illusion art which has started in Korea and currently the important piece of attraction in Bali is Dream Museum Zone. The numerous trick arts appear in the museum make its fame glitter. At the entrance itself you can experience the mind-blowing illusion trickery and as you enter the interiors you will be bewitched to see the labyrinth of an Egyptian pyramid.

    You will be taken to immerse into the world of imagination and then you will be lead to witness a never expected scenario. Places from Venice to Egypt to the Amazon you will come across and you will unknowingly pose for the best shots of your life. There are 120 art pieces created by renowned illusion artists belong to Korea.

    Highlight: Among the attractions, Renaissance and Luminescence pavilions steal the hearts of anyone visiting here. The Renaissance pavilion has a lot of parodies of famous paintings. Mona Lisa carrying a fruit basket or Van Gogh standing with shaving foam or different animal themes paintings are all making the interior quite amusing. You are free to pose as you are really in these places or situations as the 3-dimensional illusion art makes everything look like alive.

    Timings: 09:00 am to 10:00 pm on all days.

    Entry fee: USD 10 is the entry fee per person.

    Location: Jl. Nakula No. 33X, Legian. It is located at a distance of 1.6 kms from Seminyak.



  • 08 The Shell Museum

    The Shell Museum
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    The one and only museum for preserving the precious shell varieties with amazing colors, shapes, and sizes in the Indonesian archipelago is the Shell Museum that was started in 2009. The museum proudly displays 100-year-old fossilized specimens as well and items crafted out of the shells.

    Highlights: There are three floors and they preserve the abundant collection of seashells from Indonesia as well as from different parts of the world and the museum consistently grabbed the attention of conchologist or normal tourists and locals from the moment it was opened. The first floor is made gorgeous with a gallery of lamps, home ware and other similar items made out of shells and mother of pearl and you can purchase the most beautiful and intricate items here.

    The second floor has an enormous collection of ancient fossils of different sizes and shapes. Among them, the Madagascan cephalopods that are estimated to be more than 300 million years old are also included.

    Also, you will see the specimens of extinct marine invertebrates, trilobites etc here. Finally, on the third floor, more colorful items are places to admire like sea urchins, starfish, sharks etc. Totally, there are around 10000 shells and more than 100 fossils sheltered under the roof of this museum.

    The room temperature and humidity levels are maintained properly to keep the specimens without decaying or getting damaged. The lighting inside the museum is moderated to prevent the specimens from discolouration. It provides an educational alternative to the common dining, surfing, shopping etc.

    Opening hours: The museum will be open on all days from 09:30 am to 09:30 pm

    Location: The address of the museum is Jalan Sunset Road 819, Kuta.



  • 09 The Ground Zero monument

    The Ground Zero monument
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    The Ground Zero Memorial or Monument was opened in order to pay tribute to those who killed during the massive bomb explosions happened in Kuta in 2002. It came into existence in the year of 2004, on October 12. During the bomb explosion led by Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group, three types of bombs were used claiming 202 lives including people from Australia in a large number, from Bali and other 20 nationalities.

    People from different parts of the world come to the memorial to mourn the death of their friends and relatives.

    Structure of the Monument: The monument exhibits the name of all those who died during the bombing and there are 22 flagpoles arrayed near the stone that represent the 22 nationalities of people who lost their lives. Also, there is a pool with a fountain in front of it. People come every year from different nations to commemorate the death of their beloved and pray for their souls.

    But currently, the condition of the monument is worse as it was not maintained well and cleaned. The pool has green algae in it and diminished the beauty. The flagpoles are empty and the beautiful stone carving decayed by mould. But people hope the Government will retain the monument since it is the major place where people from all over the world will come every year to pay tribute.

    Location: The monument is located in the center of Kuta. Walk east from Kuta Beach for 10 minutes approximately and then you are at the monument. You can also visit the Beach Walk Mall, the Bali Sea Turtle Society etc near.



  • 10 Kendra Gallery

    Kendra Gallery
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    Art lovers would drop in to enjoy the sights at Kendra Gallery, the great representative of the art in Seminyak. There are lively works on display, exhibitions and interactive sessions with the creators of the artwork. It came into existence with the aim of entertaining and encouraging the contemporary artists of Indonesia as well as international regions. Its mission is to foster dialogue via the presentation of a different culture from all around the world.

    It was opened in 2008 and it has conducted many exhibitions of established artists along with the works of upcoming talents, thus welcoming a mutual feedback and support for the both generations and genres of brilliant artists. Kendra Gallery is the child of art lover Bruno Wauters and now it serves as a meeting place and workspace option for villa guests.

     Highlights: The gallery located away from the hectic traffic is amidst the leafy garden setting and this courtyard is the host of exhibition evening where guests would love to sit and enjoy the beauty of the gallery and its surroundings. The composition of the courtyard may change according to the theme of the exhibition. The entrance of the gallery is beautified by the al fresco terrace layout of the Deus Café and inside there is the gorgeous showroom named velocita bohemienne.

    Speed House, it is fondly called, is where a lot off items are shown off- from vintage dirt-track racing helmets to photo frames filled pop art wall. The main attraction is the vintage bikes. Paintings and wall art are popular along with the traditional street art of Indonesia being represented well through the paintings. The gallery possesses a unique collection of puppetry as well.

    The collections inside the gallery depict the artistic brilliance of over 70 artists who gained fame nationally and internationally through oil paintings and other types of wall arts and paintings. Installations, artistic creations made in other materials etc bring together an amazing range of art and culture.

    Opening hours: The gallery is open on all days 24 hours.

    Location: JI. Drupadi No. 88B Basangkasa, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 40294, Indonesia



  • 11 Abandoned Plane

    Abandoned Plane
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    An aircraft abandoned in the middle of a town in Kuta has been a continues topic of curiosity and discussion among the tourists and locals for a long time and now it acts as an attraction with unproven mysteries roaming around. The abandoned aircraft is an old Boeing 737 plane which was abruptly placed in between two houses and now Google maps even show this craft.

    Some people used to say the owner of the plane had left it there to have an original home in it while some others said that the owner wanted the craft to be a tourist attraction but when he ran out of money he just left it there and moved away. An interesting fact that was noticed was that its turbines were boarded up by wood in order to prevent people from finding its engines are missing.

    Location: It is placed at Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Jimbaran. From the airport to Nusa Dua, you can take the left wing and 500 meters from the Benoa Square and right beside Dunkin Donuts is this mysterious aircraft.



  • 12 Museum Kartun

    Museum Kartun
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    Those who love to watch n number of cartoons or wish to show your kids something vary “cartoonic”, then you should visit Museum Kartun in Kuta, Bali. This is the first cartoon museum in the Indonesian archipelago. You can watch different cartoon works from world famous cartoonists like Pramono R Pramoedjp, Dwi Koendoro, GM Sufarta etc along with some young cartoonists. The displays are varying on themes ranging from mild, imaginative themes to the relevant problems around the world.

    The place is used for meetings and interactions too in order to spread the importance of exhibiting ideas through different modes in the current scenario.

    Opening hours: The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.

    Entry fee: You can enter the museum by paying entrance fee of Rp 20000

    Location: Jl. Sunset Road No.85, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia.



  • 13 Kedongana Beach

    Kedongana Beach
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    Very close to the famous Jimbaran Beach is Kedonganan Beach which is famous for authentic seafood delicacies and relaxed resort stay with a bewitching view of the ocean. The extremely beautiful white sandy beach with a slope along with the regular remembrance of the calm waves to the shore is ideal for a perfect sunset view or a leisurely walk.

    The multiple restaurants offering different types of seafood will be quite buzzed every afternoon by the enlarged crowd of tourists and locals. Another attraction is the fish market where fresh fish caught by the fishermen can be purchased.

    Highlights: The romantically shining restaurants are the irresistible attraction on the beach where you get lip-smacking grilled seafood items and the dining settings that offer you the best sunset views are quite beautiful.

    Activities: Swimming, sunbathing, fishing etc are the favourite activities of tourists arriving at the beach. But a relaxed walk on the shore watching the calm waves slowly approaching the white sandy beach is something even more appreciable.

    Opening hours: You can visit the beach any time you would like to but most of the seafood restaurants will be opened around 04:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

    Location: Jalan Pantai Kedonganan, South Kuta



  • 14 Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conversation

    Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conversation
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    With an aim to protect the tiny eggs and thus increase the hatching rates of sea turtles started Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Programme Started almost 17 years ago. It was started by Mr. Agung and Wayan with 1 sea turtle nest which was protected with bamboo placed around the nest.

    There are Turtle Rangers to patrol the beach during the night to give the mother sea turtles safe place on the shore to lay eggs and go back to the ocean. They relocate the eggs to the hatchery at Kuta and wait for the next 45-60 days to get the eggs developed and hatched. When the eggs are hatched, the conservationists will return them to the natural habitat immediately.

    Highlights: Currently, tourists are also becoming part of the conservation programme hugely as the awareness about protecting these animals has gained prominence around the island. People can join the release of the baby turtles to the ocean so that they can spread the word to others and bring more people in order to be a member of the conservation team and protect more sea turtles like this.

    In 2012 and 2013, the authorities say that they could collect more than 50000 eggs safely and relocated them to the hatchery. Around 80% of them were hatched and released to the ocean.

    Timings: The nesting season on the beach is from March to September every year and the hatching season is from April to October. The nesting dates can be altered as the baby turtles will be hatched naturally when they are ready. During the months of June, July, August and September, the baby turtles will be released almost every day.

    If you visit Kuta during these months, you may be able to take part in this mind blowing social activity.

    Things to remember: When you visit the conservation centre, try not to touch the baby turtles or not to take photos of them with flashes on in order to protect their eyesight.

    Location: The beach is located a few minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban.



  • 15 Waterbom Waterpark

    Waterbom Waterpark
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    An important water theme park in Bali is Waterbom Waterpark which is lying amidst lush green forest and equipped with multiple fun and adventurous rides extending happiness to adults as well as kids. It is termed to be an indescribable oasis amidst the extensive stretch of Kuta beach. The water slides inside the park are quite amusing. They will slice through a huge area of 3.8 hectares that provide complete entertainment for kids as well as adults, equally.

    There are 101 ways to enjoy your time in complete thrill both on land and in water. This is a perfect choice for families as all the rides are safe and enjoyable. You can choose to dine out at cafes and this park is a one-stop entertainment capital of Bali.

    Highlight: The park uses only advanced salt chlorination water which is soft to the environment as well as on your skin. Twin Racers, Smash Down 20, Fast and Fierce, Double Twists, Green Vipers, Pipe Line, Lazy River, Super Bowl, Boomerang etc are the most liked rides in the park with enormous fun and thrill hidden inside. Both adults and kids can equally enjoy these rides since all of the meet the international safety standards.

    Entry fee:

    • For adults per one day: IDR 520.000 and per two days: IDR 880.000
    • For children per one day: IDR 370.000 and per two days: IDR 620.000

    The total package includes admission ticket, express entrance, prioritize Gazebo booking, towel, digital photos, lunch and 1 activity. It costs IDR 880 for adults and IDR 750 for kids.

    Location: Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.



  • 16 Circus Waterpark

    Circus Waterpark
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    Circus Water Park Bali is the first family theme park in Bali and it is located close to Ngurah Ra airport. There are multiple fun rides exclusively for kids as well as adults. Wave slider, Spiral Slider and Speed Spiral Slider are for adults while Pinisi Boat, Mini Spiral Slider, Spill Bucket, Mini Speed Racer and water plaza are for kids. There are four extensive pools with pure water and proper safety. The park is an authentic station for those who love to have some adrenaline pumping activities with the family.

    Highlights: The park is not big as other water parks but it is a great spot to enjoy special occasions like Birthday parties for kids. The circus clowns found in the park extend the happiest time your kid can have at the park.

    Entry tickets:

         -Adults- US $ 8.50 and for children up to 12 years: US $ 4.50.
         -Locker- Rp 15000 each and for towel Rp. 15000 each.

    There are two different types of packages coming under 'Birthday Package':

         -Star Package (25 kids minimum) - Rp. 99000/kid
         -Sun Package (25 kids minimum) – Rp. 89000/kid

    Timing: Monday to Sunday: 09:00 am to 06:00 pm.

    Location: Jalan Raya Kediri. It is located about 5 minutes away from Ngurah Rai Airport.



  • 17 Kuta Square

    Kuta Square
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    Kuta Square is like the Times Square of Bali, a delightful and abundant shopping arcade with lines of stores, café’s and throngs of tourists filling the streets. This two-way avenue is flanked by rows of fashion outlets, hypermarkets, departmental stores, and plenty of dining options.

    You will come across surf retail outlets and top-ranging sports brands as well as famous name brands. Designer items such as Armani, Gucci, Versace and Donna Karan New York highlight the street sides with posters and mannequins in glass displays. Local quality brands such as Animale, Milo’s and Body & Soul can also be found here. Local jewellers such as Suarti and high-end batik outlets also offer unique items to visitors.

    Location: JalanBakung Sari, Kuta

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM



  • 18 Celuk Village

    Celuk Village
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    If you’re looking for incredibly handcrafted high-quality gold and silver items boasting elaborate and intricate designs then Celuk Village is where you have to be. This is Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops.

    Almost all of the households in the village are homes to jeweller families and each Celuk villager possesses artistic skills in developing and executing intricate designs and varying patterns.

    You can visit this destination during the day and spend your day marveling at the process of designing elaborate items, learn the process and witness art in the making up close. You can also purchase the items directly from the households.

    Right from beautiful jewelry, silver spoons, small curious and much more Celuk Village is your one stop shop for everything gold and silver.

    Location: Jalan Raya Celuk, Sukawati, Gianyar



  • 19 Mal Bali Galeria

    Mal Bali Galeria
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    Mal Bali Galeria is a large shopping complex centrally located at the SimpangDewaruci landmark and roundabout in Kuta. The sprawling shopping and entertainment complex boasts a ‘family mall’ concept, carrying a slogan of ‘enjoy, play, eat, shop’ making it the perfect one stop destination for a perfect family weekend at the mall. This mall has gained immense popularity as one of the favourites amongst locals and visitors.

    Apart from shopping and dining, Mal Bali Galeria is also a popular relaxation venue where different eventskeep popping up on its calendar of events. These mostly occur in its massive foyer referred to as the ‘dome’ with a stunning central fountain.

    Location: Jalan Bypass NgurahRai, SimpangDewaRuci, Kuta

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM



  • 20 Kuta Night Market

    Kuta Night Market
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    A buzzing enclave of food stalls that extend some rare fragrance of delicious food, other grilled food items, shops and busy roads with tourists and tourism workers is Kuta Night Market that opens its eyes nearly in the evening every day and goes on until early morning. The cheapest food in Bali would be available at the street food shops here but offering the best taste ever. Most of the tourists find the food awesome here and you can stroll around to find some authentic traditional restaurants as well.

    The market is comparatively small with limited stalls selling clothes and other items. Those who love to take a leisurely night amidst people but without much traffic and buzzes, Kuta night market will be a good option.

    Highlights: Asian and Indonesian food items are served at many of the restaurants here and they are awesomely tasty. If you love to try some delicious and traditional food styles, then choose any restaurants from the market and have a relaxed dining experience.

    Timing: Starts at 06:00 pm usually and goes on until midnight.

    Prices: Meals will be available at a price range starts at 15000 to 25000 Rp.

    Location: Jl Blambangan, Kuta, Indonesia.



  • 21 100% Genuine Fake Shop

    100% Genuine Fake Shop
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    You will get an easy shopping on the streets of Kuta without harming your pockets at 100% genuine fake shop. The shop offers not even a single product displayed is a brand that is genuine but all are genuinely fake, 100% genuine fake shop it is. The tourists arrive in Kuta considers it to be one of the must do activities as it extends immense pleasure to stroll around buy items at ridiculously a cheaper rate.

    But shopping here would be enough fun and never attempt to bargain or you might be thrown out of the shop by the owner. There are pick up services if you are stuck in finding the shop.

    Location: Situated at Kuta Badung and can be accessed by any local road transport.



  • 22 Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach
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    Kuta Beach in Bali is the fulcrum of attractions in this region that located on the western side of the island and known as the most precious tourist destination on the island. Ngurah Rai International Airport is very close to the beach giving you easy access to it. There are a number of resorts near the beach which would give you inimitable views of the beach and the turquoise blue. Earlier, the beach was quite rustic and people used to do fishing here as it was the daily routine of the locals and later it started reforming and now it reached the glorious heights of being the most visited beach in Indonesia.

    The accommodations, restaurants, shopping locations, and the beautiful surrounding are the reason why it could attract more people toward the white sandy beach loved by the azure water all the time.

    Highlights: Kuta Beach never disappointed the visitors coming every year and during the peak season that is from July to August, and Christmas and New Year the beach is fully-booked by travelers.

    Activities: Beachgoers would love the appreciable beauty of Kuta and its welcoming attitude to surfing and it owes its development to the visitors from Australia. The sunset views from the beach are simply adorable and the lines created on the edge of the beach by the swaying coconut trees bring in more charm to the white shore.

    The nightlife, the parties and the leisurely spots near the beach keep the tourists entertained and vibrant throughout and that may be the reason behind why the beach is called the Mecca of beaches in Indonesia.



  • 23 Legian Street

    Legian Street
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    Jalan Legian Street a.k.a Legian Street is one of the most crowded, flamboyant areas in Kuta. It is the principal walking street located at the most popular beach resort area. It arrays a variety of good shops, bars, hotels and clubs on either side. Kuta and Seminyak are connected by this street. Shoppers or stroll lovers can be found anytime on the street, be it daytime or night. The street becomes lively around 11:00 pm and the roads will be buzzed and filled with enormous traffic till 4:00 am.

    Legian Street is a great place for partying and socializing. The shops on the sides will give you countless options to buy colourful stuff but the initial price tags given by the shopkeepers would be inflated. But you can get them at a feasible price after decent bargaining.

    Highlights: Daytime shopping centers and night time dining spots are the predominant places brimming with a huge crowd always. The spas and massage shops also will welcome you with a warm heart to experience the best therapies available in Bali. In addition to these, there are major outlets of famous brands where you can buy things at the retail price.

    You can visit the Ground Zero Monument which is situated at the southern end of the street. Or else, you will be led to Kuta Beach which can give you an awesome time of leisure. Rip Curl Legian Surf Shop, the Kopi Pot in Bali, Mama’s German Restaurant in Bali, Five Monkeys Bali etc are some of the top notched shops, clubs and dining stations in Legian.

    Timing: The Street will be opening its eyes around 11:00 pm at night and extends till it is early morning and this is one of the reasons why visitors love to stroll around Legian Market when they visit Bali.

    Location: Legian is located in Kuta and between Kuta and Seminyak. You can reach there from the airport by a prepaid taxi and the drive will take around 20 minutes.



  • 24 Pura Petitenget Temple

    Pura Petitenget Temple
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    Admiring the Pura Petitenget Temple is one of the must things to do in Seminyak. It holds a prominent location, being situated at the center of the beach right off Jalan Petitenget, and is easily accessible from most locations in Seminyak.

    There are several beachside ceremonies that are regularly performed at the Pura Petitenget Temple, which are spectacular. During the festivals and other celebrations you will come across a colorful décor and a number of pilgrims, that adds up to the divinity and charisma of this place.

    Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia


  • Nearby Getaways from Kuta
  • 01 Ubud

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    Those looking for a change, transformation, and spiritual awakening, apart from travelling to one of the world’s most affordable and beautiful town, travel to Ubud in Indonesia. It is a home to great culture, food, restaurants, sightseeing, spirituality, and travel. The Hollywood movie, Eat, Pray, Love was shot in Ubud. Ubud is mostly a retreat for yoga, meditation, and many wellness and adventure activities. It is an adventurer’s delight. The green pastures flanked by water bodies and clear sky are enough to set your body clock to the right timing. You can fine tune your bodily vibes and energies when you visit Ubud.

    You can as well take a short course in ayurvedic medicine and yoga, live in cottages and resorts, go shopping, and have a great time well spent in this part of Indonesia. The festivals of Ubud are the most vibrant and colorful. Commuting within Ubud is easy by hiring a bike and driving around the town all by yourself. Ride paddy fields, historical places, and dense forests make Ubud one of the most popular tourist’s places to visit in Indonesia. You can attend the beach parties and enjoy the Balinese dance in this town of Ubud in central Bali.


  • 02 South Kuta

  • 03 Denpasar

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    Hectic, Burgeoning and Sprawling – the capital of Bali, has been the nerve center of the island’s wealth and growth in the last half a century. For some, it may look like an appalling or a disorganized place but if you spend a little time on its boulevards in the comparatively affluent government and business district of Renon, you’ll discover a rather more ostentatious side of the city.

    Denpasar is definitely not a tropical utopia but is as much a part of the real Bali as the cliff top temples and the rice paddies. It is the hub of the island for over 800,000 locals and here one can easily access the shopping hubs and parks. More appealing here is the myriad of authentic and palatable restaurants and cafes that lure the flourishing middle class. You may also wish to venture into the markets of Denpasar, pivotal museums of the city and indulge in the modern Balinese vibe. Usually, visitors stay in the hotels, resorts and stay houses in the tourist towns of the South and visit Denpasar on a round trip during the day time. In case traffic is lean you can reach here in half an hour from Seminyak and 15 minutes from Sanur.   
  • 04 Singaraja

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    The port town situated in the northern region of Bali, Singaraja serves as the seat for the Buleleng Regency. The name literally translates into Lion King in Indonesian. Singaraja also served as the Dutch capital of Bali between the years 1849 and 1953.

    The second largest city in Bali, the place consists of a population of over 120,000 people. This destination is covered with greenery that lines the very streets of the place and surviving Dutch colonial buildings that make up for a very charming scenario. The waterfront area that is located in the north of Jl Erlangga is worth exploring too. People spend hours by this charmingly sleepy waterfront as it emits a soothing experience.

    Another chief attraction of Singaraja is Lovina – which is not exactly located within the city but merely a few miles away from it.

    Singaraja held great importance during the time of Dutch rule as the city helped the latter to remain in administrative dominance in the whole of Bali. In fact, Singaraja now remains to be among those few places that consists of minutely visible traces of the Dutch, Chinese and the Islamic influence. After years of revolving and re-emerging, Singaraja is today recognized as one of the most important centres for education and culture.

    There are only two airports in the whole of Bali. The other one is being debated to be built in the Kubutambahan region of Bali which lies east of Singaraja – making it extremely convenient for travellers to visit this place.


  • 05 Gianyar

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    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.


  • 06 Kintamani

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    Kintamani is a land surrounded by beautiful captivating lively green nature lying in the lap of Indonesia. It is situated at the western edge of Bali. It has gained its fame throughout the world for its most adventurous dramatic view of volcano Mount Batur and charming serene beauty of the Batur Lake.

    There are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Batur Lake. These villages are famous as Bali aga village, for their culture, houses and lifestyle of the villagers. Most of the villagers are employees of industrial tourism companies. If one shows respect to the villagers they become very friendly.

    Kintamani encompasses a massive land of Mount Batur Caldera, Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur, Kedisan, Abung, Songan and Kintamani villages that sits like a ring around the huge Batur Caldera. As it is, more or less, 1500 m above the sea level, the temperature remains around 15° and even losses down more at night. This cloudy n drizzly pleasurable weather helps to rejuvenate one and gives a romantic impact. Alike the lake and volcano, another tourist attraction of Kintamani is Pura Ulun Danu Batur, a nine directional temple.

    Wondering about your stay in Kintamani? There are a lot of hotels in Kintamani that will offer you cosy and comfortable stays such as Kedisan Resort and Resto Apung, Lake View Ecolodge, Hotel Segara, Toya Devasya Natural Hot Spring and Resort, and many others. If you are a complete foodie, you can dine at any of the restaurants in Bali out there like Pulu Mujung Warung, The Amora Bali, Etc.

    If you love partying at night, Bali will surely entertain you with a great nightlife. Unfortunately, there is no known nightclub in Kintamani Village. The nightclubs and bars that are really famous in Bali are Kunti Shraya, Kecak Fire and Trance Dance, Rock Bar at Ayana Resort and Spa, etc.

    For shopaholics, avoid the yelling vendors trying to sell you all rubbish. Buy fresh fruits instead. A special local orange called Jeruk Kintamani is a must have there. The fruit with citrus flavours is delicious.


  • 07 Munduk Langki

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    Munduk Langki is situated in the Northern Coast hemisphere of Bali. This location makes up for the perfect holiday destination especially given how exotic the place truly is and the numerous, varied experiences that visitors can avail. This village encompasses for an over-all unassuming and is filled with beautiful buildings that hold great secrets.


    Munduk Langki’s climate varies but more times than often, one can find a cooler climate prevailing in this village. Due to the given flora and fauna that can be discovered in this location, activities such as trekking through forested hills and hidden villages is among the most favourable things to do in Munduk Langki. One will often find Dutch-built assortment of houses and colonial-style buildings to appreciate that are typically scattered throughout the place.


    Tourism wise there is a lot to this place than meets the eye. There is no worrying when it comes to staying in this location. There are a number of home-stays, hotels, restaurants or resorts that you can choose from and are located quite close to the heart of this beautiful town. Moreover, when it comes to basic amenities such as food – such things are well taken care of by the locals. There are so many activities one can indulge in while at this place.


  • 08 Nusa Lembongan

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    Nusa Lembongan was once the realm of shack staying surfers. Today, it definitely has hit the high point. True, you can very well get a simple room overlooking the beautiful sunsets and the surf breaks but you also have a choice to stay in one of those choicest boutique resort and relish on a scrumptious meal. The growth here has been phenomenal.

    This is no way restricts the growth and the planning for future years in Nusa Lembongan. It is a burgeoning Bali island that only gets popular with each passing year. Well, this does not dismiss the fact that Nusa Lembongam is still a mellow place. However, this new found richness for the beautiful island of Indonesia is definitely paving way for substantial changes here. Some of them being: Several young boys riding around in their motorcycles to school, almost all the temples being refurbished and renovated and the remainder in the line, high end supremely comfortable luxury resorts being introduced and the time being marked by the arrival of the tourist boats (that come on package tours) rather than by the fall of a coconut or crow of a rooster. Hopefully, with the passage of years, it will get more popular as a tourist attraction in Indonesia.


  • 09 Uluwatu

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    Uluwatu is known as the surfer’s haven in Bali. They have the most beautiful cliff top resorts, luxurious villas, and mesmerizing beaches. Located to the South of Bali, it attracts many surfers from around the world every year. The temples of this place are the most beautiful and located in scenic landscapes. If you do not want to surf, you can eat, drink, enjoy the view, go beach walking, and relax at these stunning beaches. Considered one of the best romantic getaways, you can visit this resort town in Bali to get the best of sightseeing.

    There are many tourists places to visit in Uluwatu. You can get breathtaking panoramic view at the cliff tops, hike near the caves, discover many hidden beaches, and take photographs of the stunning monuments and temples at this place. You can also check out the reefs, deep water swells if you are an experienced swimmer, and surf at these beaches. You can attend the beach parties, stay in the pool villas, and make the most of your holidays in Bali by visiting Uluwatu. There is one of the most sacred temple situated at this peninsula region that is said to protect Bali from evil.


  • 10 Marga

  • 11 Tampaksiring

    Tampaksiring is a temple town in the northern part of the Denpasar city in Bali. Those who are interested in the architecture and cultural tours can visit this town for its temples and natural beauty. There are some good restaurants and places to stay in this town that serve home cooked food. You can visit this town during the day and go on sightseeing trips. The Tirta Empul is the famous temple in this town. It has sacred waters in which pilgrims take a dip. This town has a spiritual community and this temple is popular amongst Hindus across the world.

    Stretching for miles together, you will find street shops that sell arts and crafts items. None of the shops sell mass produced items, but only handicrafts in wood carvings. The products sold do not have finesse. The spring temple has water arising from the land and is believed to be from infinite waters. There are papyrus inscriptions on the temple that narrate how, Bhatara Indra, the Sun god created this temple. It depicts the interesting tale of the miraculous king, Mayadenawa, who was said to have powers to appear whenever he wants which to his arrogance claiming himself as god. The water of the temple are said to have medicinal properties.


  • 12 Besakih

  • 13 Amlapura

    Capital of the Karangasem district, Amlapura is the key transport junction and town junction in the eastern Bali. It is very well connected to almost every part of the Bali. Though being the smallest of the Bali’s district capitals, it is worth a stop to check out the different royal palaces here.

    Until the year 1963, Amlapura was known by the name of Karangasem. During that time, the Agung volcano erupted with a massive force and caused devastating damage. This was the reason why Karangasem was rechristened and reborn again as Amlapura so as to get rid of any further "unlucky" association.

    One of the most significant attraction of the Amlapura is the puri or the traditional palaces. You can locate the northern, western, eastern or southern puri found at several places in Amlapura. These palaces are till date occupied by the members from the royal family. Of all the palaces, the only one that is easily accessible is the Puri Kangin located on the eastern end. Besides this, you can also plan a visit to the old Puri Agung Karangasem, Palace that was the seat of the erstwhile King of Karangasem. Though not a favourite in the itinerary of the tourist’s visiting Indonesia, you can still plan a visit to check out the vast range of architectural marvels located here.   


  • 14 Gili Island

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    Gili Island is an archipelago in Indonesia. Just picture three miniscule desert islands, embellished with the coconut palms and white-sand beaches, nestled in a turquoise sea? That’s Gili Island for you! Regarded as the vision of the paradise, the archipelago has exploded in terms of popularity. It is burgeoning like nowhere else in whole of Indonesia. Here, you can find speed boats zipping the visitors directly from Bali and new and happening hotels coming up just about every month.

    Typically, it shouldn’t be hard for anyone to comprehend or understand the unique appeal of Gills for a tranquillity endures and a green consciousness is improving. You’ll never find dogs or motorcycles here. Development here has been more charming than just ferocious or greedy. You can also find some concrete eyesores.  

    Every island of this archipelago has a distinct character. Most cosmopolitan of the islands here is the Trawangan that is popular for its party and bar scene, vibrant culture, plush accommodations, stays and resorts and restaurants that lie in proximity to the definitive tropical chic. The local character of the Gili Island is the strongest and is a true melange of languor and buzz. Ideally, Gili Island is the best desert island getaway.
  • 15 Lombok

    Lombok has long been overcast by its superstar neighbor, Bali. There’s a constant buzz about this Indonesian island all across the Lombok Strait that reaches the ear of travelers who come here seeking something different from Bali. It is endowed with lush forest interiors, enormous hiking trails that lead you through the rice and tobacco fields, exquisite white sand beaches and epic surf, Lombok is all the way brimming with tropical charisma. You’ll not help but notice the mighty Gunung Rinjani that’s the second highest volcano in Indonesia. The summit here is complete with the beautiful crater lake and hot springs. That’s not enough! Southern coastline of Lombok is nature on a lofty scale – Massive Headlands, Top notch Surf Breaks and Emerald Azure Bays. It is said, that the development of these beautiful beaches will soon happen but till that moment arrives, just plunge in the pristine beauty, simply the way it is.

    Lombok is often referred to as the ‘unspoiled Bali’ for its characteristic similarity or the ‘land of thousand mosques’ owing to the vast Muslim population residing here. The best months to visit Lombok are from October to April, when there are rains and the surroundings are in their full bloom.