Bali is the most popular vacation destination Indonesia which offers the most spectacular view of the Mediterranean. Even though it sometimes becomes chaotic with tourists and traffic but it is still the best place to enjoy the thick tropical air. Bali is numerous best places so you will have to plan your trip wisely to cover most of it.
Here are the top 12 unmissable destinations in Bali.
Pura Tanah Lot
The picturesque Pura Tanah lot is located 20 km from Kuta. It is one of the most prestigious and sacred temples for the Balinese people. Tourists flock to this sea temple to enjoy the sun setting behind the iconic architecture of the temple. The temple was built in the early 16th century and is one of the most instagrammable spots in Bali.
Mount Batur is one of the active volcanoes of Bali situated in the Kintamani district. Tourists can easily reach the carter following the well paved trail. The beautiful mountain ranges and lake Batur in the surroundings offer a spectacular view. He prepared for slightly cool weather in the early morning as tourist groups leave well before sunrise to catch the stunning view of the mount.
The megalithic temple of Uluwatu was built around the 10tb century. The magnificent cliff top setting can be best enjoyed at sunrise. You may have a close encounter with monkeys to make their way from the surrounding forest so be very careful with your belongings.
Ubud monkey forest
Monkey forest sanctuary is located 10 minute from Ubud. It is one of the top rated attractions of Bali for any animal lover. The giant banyan and nutmeg tress are home to different monkey species including macaques. Since monkeys are naughty and intelligent, take good care of your belongings. The northwest and southwest side of the temple have temples offering incredible sight for adventure loving souls.
Rice terraces are another great attraction of Bali. Tegallalang rice terraces are located 30 minutes from Ubud. This lush landscape makes the most beautiful sight for photography. You will also enjoy visiting the 600 hectares of rice terraces of Jatiluwih. It is more convenient for take a stroll here as there are fewer tourists here.
Pura Ullan Danu Bratan
Lake Bartan is another iconic feature of Bali. The 17th century temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is located on an island on the western shore of the lake. It is one of the most attractive temple complexes which is also quite close to the Bali botanic garden. You will love the exceptional orchids, bamboo and begonias. Tourists can also hire a canoe and explore the lake and admire its beauty.
Nusa Dua beach
If you want to take a day off from the urban buzz, Nusa Dua beach is just right for you. You can be close to nature and enjoy parasailing, swimming, surfing and sunbathing on the pristine sand.
You can easily find posh and luxury resorts on the beach to pamper yourself and prepare for the rough days coming ahead.
The Nusa islands are true Balinese experience with less tourists and traffic. There are three main and most popular islands in the region. The most popular one is Nusa Lembongan. You can easily access it through speed boating and enjoy diving, kayaking, surfing and snorkelling. Cross the iconic yellow bridge to reach Nusa Ceningan with the most picturesque blue lagoon.
Nusa Peinda is the largest of the three islands with beautiful rock formations, bird sanctuary and caves.
The Kuta beach is undoubtedly the most popular and crowded beaches in Bali. It is a busy beach with people surfing and enjoying the Mediterranean sea to the fullest. You can also rent surfboards and sun loungers. There are different restaurants and stalls offering delicious snacks and refreshments.
The sidemen valley gives a true view of the old Bali. The sleepy village and roaring rife terraces are an incredible sight. You can also witness some cocoa and coffee plantations in the valley. If you intend to stays a few nights in the valley, go for one of the luxury villas overlooking the rice fields for a serene experience.
The beautiful waterfall of Sekmpul is located about 65 kilometres from Ubud. The beautiful waterfall is actually a complex of 7 waterfalls. Visiting all these waterfalls makes a 4 hour round trip so plan your visit wisely. The surroundings are filled with local villages, rice terraces and dense tropical jungle. This trip is a complete package for a true nature lover. Go for it.
Campuhan ridge walk
Campuhan ridge walk is one of the most serene places right in the middle of town of Ubud. Visit the ridge walk early in the morning to have the best experience. The walkway is surrounded by lush greenery and pure air. It is a must visit of you are in Ubud for a few days.