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20 Best Places To Visit In Bali

 
  • Bali is considered as one of the most loved destination for a perfect vacation. This exotic island has a lot to offer for sightseeing which are some of the best places to visit in Bali. The charm of the city lies in the enchanting temples with its distinctive architecture and the emerald landscapes. 

    Crowded and frantic this island hugs and ribbon of beaches and temples. Soak into the beauty of this amazing land. The best thing is that this place is full of night clubs with cheap beer and a fine dining. Nothing will leave you disappointed in such an amazing place. Are you still surfing through the net and trying to find out the best places to visit during your vacation? Let make it easier for you as we bring you the list of best places to visit in Bali.

    Here are some best places to visit in Bali:

  • 01Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

    No one can go to Bali and not take time off to visit the magnificent Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, the iconic temple depicted on the Balinese currency notes. This important Hindu-Buddhist temple commonly called as Bali temple on the lake or Bali temple on the water because it looks like floating on the water when the water level in the lake is rising.

    This breathtaking beautiful temple has become a famous tourist spot and as a traveller you will find numerous souvenir shops to take back a memory. 


    Location: Located on the edge of the Bratan Lake in the Bedugul area.

    Timings: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Approximate Price: IDR 30,000 for an adult and IDR 15,000 for child. 

  • 02Coffee plantation at Bali Pulina Agro Tourism

    Spend a riveting day at the Bali Pulina coffee plantation, a typical and very famous tourist spot for luwak coffee plantation. Once you enter you will be greeted by a guide who will take you through an amazing tour of the luwak coffee process. Your tour will include a sensational coffee tasting w here you can embrace the aroma of fresh brewed coffee.

    This major tourist destination aims to promote the introduce the Civet Coffee (Kpi Luwak). This haven doesn’t only grow coffee but also chocolate and tea. You will witness these on your walk and after you head to lodge you can relax while enjoying a cup of coffee or any other beverage and marvel at the beautiful landscape of refreshing green surroundings


    Location: Banjar Pujung Kelod, Tegallalang, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

    Approximate Price: 50,000 IDR

  • 03Sanur Beach

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    Take a break from Bali’s hectic popularly crowded beaches and head to Sanur, known for it’s quaint and laid back atmosphere with offshore reefing proving calm and serene waters and a perfect family getaway.

    Sanur is frequented by tourists for being just the right place. It’s miles away from its extremely hectic counterpart (Kuta) and boasts a variety of small restaurants and bars not owned by huge resorts. The list isn't over yet, one can write a complete travel guide for Bali.

    It’s relaxed waters and limp waves prove to be very convenient for families. Sanur beach has various attractions like the beach front walk. This beach is especially popular on Sunday’s where street vendors and locals and tourists alike throng the beach casting a wonderful festive atmosphere.

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    So sit back relax and engulf the serene sunsets of Sanur.

    Getting there: Sanur is a 20-minute taxi ride from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, and a pre-paid coupon costs IDR 150,000. 

  • 04Nusa Lembongan

    Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. This Island is fast becoming one of Bali's most popular attractions, head over to this island paradise and escape from the is hassle and hectic pace of South Bali.

    This paradisiacal Island is a world away from  the hectic hustle bustle of the city or crowed beaches but also charmingly strikes a balance between relaxing gorgeous sunsets and fancy boutique hotels.

     


    This island is known by locals and tourists alike for it’s amazing surfing opportunities, with great waves, this destination is a surfers paradise. Another thing Nusa Lembongan is famous for is it’s popular seaweed cultivation. Other activities the island provides are snorkeling or cycling which you can do while taking in the quaint village like feel.

    Getting there: The most economical way to reach this island from Bali is by boat, you can rent a speed boat or even charter a helicopter.
  • 05Lovina Beach

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    If you need to catch up with that much needed R&R then Lovina’s black sand beach is the perfect destination for you. Attracting tourists with it’s relaxed beaches, laid back vibe and stunning sunsets Lovina Beach has calm waves, very little attractions and is the perfect place to get a quick break in between your fun filled hectic holiday.

    For the one’s who are looking for some excitement Lovina Beach offers Diving, snorkelling fishing dolphin watching, diving on coral reefs.

    This beach has laid back relaxed open air bars playing soft music adding to the chilled out atmosphere on the beach. Lovina beach is distinguished by a dolphin statue that you cannot miss before ou enter this destination.

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    Marvel at crystal clear waters and good crowds of tourists all here to relax and catch some good food and music.

    Getting there: It’s most economical to travel to lovina by car or by bus. The trip from Kuta or Ubud takes around 2-3 hours. 

  • 06Pura Luhur Uluwatu

    Dramatically perched atop a steep cliff, the Pura Luhur Uluwatu one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars. Famously visited and known for it’s magnificent location and stunning view of the sea this temple has a breathtaking sunset background that is almost magical.

    You can marvel at the daily Kecak dance performances and the stunning Balinese architecture that make up this sea temple.

    This temple is situated 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean making it an ideal spot for catching stunning sunset views. This temple is the worship place of a Balinese-Hindu deity and only a true Hindu follower can enter the second smaller temple inside.


    Location: Jl Ulu Watu

    Approximate Price: Admission fee includes sash and sarong rental; price for an adult is IDR 10,000 and for a child is IDR 5000

    Timings: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

     

  • 07Mount Batur

    This exciting destination is an active volcano providing tourists with beauty and the promise of an adventure. Mount Batur welcomes trekkers and tourists from everywhere to marvel at an unforgettable sunrise from atop the volcano. Mount Batur is most famous for this sunrise trek where you scour the mountain all the way to the top to get rewarded by a magical sunset after which you make your way back down and visit famous coffee plantations on the way.

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    Mount Batur is a stellar example of Bali’s natural beauty set amidst clouds this mountain is literally alive. Once you get to the top and wait for the sunrise you will witness small street vendors who will sell you hot drinks and famous fried bananas.

    Things to keep in mind: Get a tour guide preferably a local person, wear comfortable clothing and good grip trekking shoes, carry a camera because the sight is a reward. 

  • 08Kuta Beach

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    Kuta Beach, Bali’s most famous beach resort destination is an action packed, tourist thronged destination, filled with rows and rows of colorful lounge chairs and umbrellas. Kuta beach has transformed from a quiet fishing village to a  booming tourist attraction due to the major influx of bars, eateries and resorts couples with throngs of beach combers and tourists from all over flocking this beautiful beach.

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    Best time: July to August is peak season for Kuta Beach casting a festive vibe all over the beach.

    Getting there: Kuta beach is known for it’s frenzied traffic and hence any vehicle should be parked or drop you off downtown after which you should embark on foot towards Kuta. 

  • 09Full Day Besakih Tour in Bali

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    About the Activity:
    • This tour will take you to visit Besakih Temple the biggest, famous mother temple in Bali
    • Get picked up from your hotel at about 8.30 AM in an air conditioned vehicle from Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Denpasar, Benoa Harbour or Airport.
    • Visit Celuk Village for gold and silver art, Mas Village for wood carving art, Kerta Gosa building at 10.30 AM.
    • Explore the Bukit Jambul rice terrace at 12.30PM with beautiful panorama of rice paddy fields and much more.
    • Indulge in some amazing lunch and then continue to visit Besakih Temple that consists of many temples within by 2.30 PM.
    • End your tour by arriving at hotel at 7.00 PM.
  • 10Seminyak

    Popularly known as one of the most fashionable beach destinations and definitely one of the most upscale areas. Home to throngs of luxury restaurants, boutique hotels and fancy restaurants Seminyak is  the perfect destination for a splurge. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine line the streets making this a must visit location.

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    This glorious beach town in Bali has spreads of beautiful white sand as far as the eye can see complementing the panaromic Indian ocean view.

    Getting there: The best way to get to Seminyak is by car although you will get stuck in congested traffic. A prepaid taxi from the airport to Seminyak costs a fixed Rp 60,000.

  • 11Bali Bird Park

    If you’re looking for something different from zoo’s where magnificent creatures are locked up, you have to pay a visit to the Bali Bird Park and Reptile Park. This ecospace is a unique and educational attraction for tourists of all ages where you can interact and play with a variety of stunning species of birds.

    The Bali Bird Park also boasts a state of the art restaurant and café offering delectable cuisne and amazing tropical beverages.

    This one of a kind bird park plays a major role in conserving and protecting Indonesia’s endangered bird species proving a home and natural habitat to over 5000 birds of 200 species.


    Location: Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Approximate Price: Price for an adult is IDR 432,000 and price for a child is IDR 216,000

  • 12Agung Rai Museum of Art

    Get a taste of exquisite culture at the Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), a  cultural centre and accommodation venture in Pengosekan, Ubud, owned and founded by Balinese entrepreneur and art collector, Anak Agung Gde Rai. This magnificent location is not only an art museum but also a cultural center, botanical garden and hotel sprawling across a phenomenal 5 hectare.

    ARMA is more than a museum. It is a center for visual and performing arts, allowing you to enjoy the enduring collection of paintings, special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music and painting classes, cultural workshop and much more.

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    Location: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

    Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Approximate Price: Price for an adult inclusive of a drink is IDR 60,000. Entry for children is free. 

  • 13Puri Lukisan Museum

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    Take a day off and visit the Puri Lukisam Museum, one of the oldest art museums in Bali boasting intricate traditional Balinese paintings and wood carvings. This museums is the epicenter for the birth of the modern Balinese art movement and thrives by depicting maginificnet paintings all labeled in English making this museum a favorite amongst tourists.

    Another factor adding charm to this museum is a stunning lush green garden sprawling across attracting people from all over to engage in leisurely walks. The museum also has bookshop and a café making is a must-vist attraction.

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    Location: Jl. Raya Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Indonesia

    Timings: 12:00 AM to 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    Approximate Price: Price for an adult inclusive of a drink is IDR 85,000. Entry for children is free.

  • 14Neka Art Museum

    Established by Balinese art lover Wayan Suteja Neka, the Neka Art Museum hosts a marvelous collection of paintings and sculptures displayed across six buildings housing a painting hall, an Indonesian art hall and an exhibition hall for various occasions.

    This museum boasts an array of Balinese art by famous Balinese artists and expats who have been inspired and influenced by local artists. A visit to this museum is a journey to the past as well as an educational tour of the formation of Balinese art culture. Make sure you visit the founder himself who will show you around and explain the history of the artifacts.

    The museum also features a vast tropical garden and a refreshment store.

    Location: Jl Raya Sangginga, Ubud, Indonesia.

    Timings: Monday to Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

    Approximate Price: : Price for an adult is IDR 50,000. Entry for children is free.

  • 15Gunung Kawi(temple)

    Immersed in spiritual beauty, the Gunung Kawi Temple situated at the bottom of a lush green river valley is Bali’s oldest and one of the most ancient temples in Bali.

    This temple is one of the least visited by tourists and hence maintains it’s natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It features luxuriant gardens around ponds filled with carp and blooming lotuses, and ancient shrines bordered by crystal vibrant pools nourished by natural springs.

    At the center of the temple you will encounter a glistening water pool where you can feed the carp with fish food bought at the temple grounds.


    Location: Tampaksiring, Indonesia

    Timings: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Approximate Price: Price for adult including a sarong is IDR 15,00 and for a child is IDR 7500

  • 16Visit Blanco Renaissance Museum

    If you are a lover of art and luxury, visiting Blanco Renaissance Museum is a must in Bali. The museum is perched atop a hill and overlooks the lush green valley of Campuhan. It houses the various artworks of renowned Philippine artist Don Antonio Blanco, who came to Bali in 1952 for settling in Ubud. His home and studio has been transformed to the museum where you can see his paintings, collages and illustrated poetries encased in luxurious and artistic frames. You can also find a gift shop and temple inside the premises of the museum. The lush green garden and cosy cafe serving a range of delicious cuisines, makes this place ideal to spend a whole day.

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    Location: The museum is located in Ubud and is 5 minutes drive from Puri Saren royal palace.

    Price
    : Entry to the museum costs IDR 50,000 per person and is free for children 
  • 17The Hidden Pasir Putih Beach

    Pasir Putih Beach in East Bali is one of the island's ‘hidden’ beaches. Despite its remote location, this beach gained popularity being referred to by various nicknames, such as Perasi Beach referring to its village where it is located, including ‘White Sand Beach’, ‘Virgin Beach’ and simply, ‘Hidden Beach’. The secluded coast of Pasir Putih Beach stretches between two hills between the villages of Bugbug and Perasi, both located in the Karangasem regency and approximately 4.5km east of the main hub of Candidasa.The allure of Pasir Putih lies in its serene setting and calmer waves compared to the popular shores to its west. A unique combination of boulders in the sand near the cliffs, and white sand streaked with black – despite one of its given names, ‘White Sand Beach’ - add to its appeal.

    Location: Getting to Pasir Putih Beach is quite an adventurous ride. From the main area of Candidasa, continue onto the Jalan Raya Candidasa-Bugbug main road until you arrive at the neighbourhood of Perasi village.
  • 18Dream beach in Nusa Lembongan

    Just like the name suggests, this paradisiacal beach is really like a dream come true. Located on the little island of Nusa  Lembongan off Bali. This beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with it’s white sands and clear blue waters is the ideal beach to lounge and relax.



    There is an infinity pool overlooking this beautiful beach owned by a resort. Also numerous sunbeds are available for you to lounge under the sun.
  • 19Green Bowl Beach

    This exotic hidden gem just off the south of Bali is a paradisiacal heaven inaccessible to the regular throngs of tourists but perfect for those who’re just looking to get away. When you hear about Green Bowl Beach, there may be some curiosity as to why people call it that. Green Bowl or a bowl of green has the name is because when the low tide occurs, it will form a kind of bowl of rock as you see the green of the hill surrounding the beach.


    Activities: Green Bowl is known as one of the finest surf spots on the island, and is not suitable for beginners. Entrance is from the long stairway at the temple next to the closed Bali Cliff Resort.

  • 20Yeh Leh

    You probably wouldn’t have heard of the Yeh Leh Beach unless you are a local fisherman. Located in Jembrana, just off the Denpasar-Gilimanuk highway, Yeh Leh is not decorated with soft white sand like your ideal beach. Instead, thousands of boulders litter the shore, either covered in algae or washed clean by the waves. These mysterious rocks have been smoothed over for hundreds of years, leaving few clues about their origin.


    Make sure you visit this easily accessible beach during low tide so you can see the glistening rocks in all their glory.

    Activities: Make sure you witness the stunning sunset. There isn’t much to do on this beach apart from marvel at these mysterious boulders.