15 Top Places to Visit in Bali

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In the Eastern Region of Java Island, Bali is the most famous tourist spot from Indonesia all over the world, Asides famous for its natural beauty, especially the beach, Bali is also famous for its unique and interesting arts and culture.

As a complete and integration tourist destinations, Bali has a lot of interesting sights, below this is some of the most recommended places to visit in Bali

1. Kuta beach

Kuta beach is the most famous and most visited tourist spot in Bali, because of its location is not too far from Airport, the beauty of its beach scenery, the low cost, and the waves is suitable for beginner surfers.

Kuta beach

Kuta beach is also famous of its beautiful sunset, the unique fact about Kuta beach before known as a tourist spot as it is now is, Kuta beach is a main port and trading center in Bali. With its white sand and Blue sea, also an appropriate facility, Kuta beach is the most recommended place of Bali. Besides the beauty of its beach, you will be satisfied with the night scenery of it.

2. Tanah Lot temple

Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most famous places in Bali because of its wonderful landscape, especially of its sunset. Tanah Lot temple which is consisting of 2 temples is a place to worship the god of the sea. 

Tanah Lot temple

The uniqueness of Tanah Lot Temple is this temple is located on a large rock on the edge of the sea. When the tides up, you cannot go through pass to the temple because the rock support of it was flooded by the water. 

When the tides go low you can see some docile serpents which also called as a guardian of Tanah Lot temple by the natives, and its no harm to hold this sacred serpent since they are docile.

3.  Padang-Padang Beach

Maybe it's not as famous as Kuta beach, but Padang-Padang beach is a very beautiful and unique beach, at the first sight I have visited this beach I thought it wasn't an attractive beach because it's not too famous, but I am wrong!. 

Padang-Padang Beach

Padang-Padang beach is a little beach hiding behind a cliff on Pecatu, near Uluwatu, To reach Padang Padang Beach, you have to pass a ladder that divides the cliff, Padang - Padang beach isn't too big, but beautiful and attractive to visit with, most of the visitor of Padang-Padang beach is foreigner, because this beach isn't too popular for domestic tourist.

4. Beratan Bedugul Lake

Beratan Bedugul Lake is a Lake atop of mountains with a beautiful natural scenery, the uniqueness of Beratan Bedugul lake comes from Ulun Danu temple.
Beratan Bedugul Lake

Ulun Danu temple is located at the edge of the Beratan Bedugul lake, beside of it tourist can also enjoy the water games or hiring a canoe in Beratan Bedugul lake.

 5. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)

Garuda Wisnu Kencana or GWK of short is a cultural tourism park which located in southern Bali, GWK is a magnificent huge statue made by I Nyoman Nuarta. Until this time, GWK isn't fully built yet,  just some part of it already finished, but you still can enjoy then the magnificent of GWK. 

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK)

Beside the statue itself, there are also hills of limestone that carved into giant blocks, in the future this giant limestone hill will be carved into many archaic sculptures, in this GWK there is also an art theater, u can learn and enjoy various arts, culture, and traditional Balinese dance here every day.


6. Lovina Beach

Lovina Beach may not be too often heard among tourists. Lovina Beach is one of the most favorite places in Bali that I like because in Lovina Beach we can see dolphins swimming and jumping in their natural habitat. 

Lovina Beach

Located in the north of  Bali close to Singaraja City, you will go to the sea and see dolphins by using fishing boats.Lovina Beach Dolphins play by the beach in the morning, therefore tourists usually depart from the beach starting at 6 am. Besides Lovina beach is one of the romantic places in Bali.

What's more romantic than spending time alone with your soulmate in the beach while watching a pair of dolphins chasing each other in the vast ocean? ;)


7. Besakih temple

Besakih temple is a temple located at the foot of Mount Agung and is the largest temple in Bali. In  Besakih temple often held Hindu religious rituals because Besakih temple is believed as a holy place and is the mother of all temples in Bali.

Besakih temple

Besakih temple built with the concept of God, human, and natural balance or often referred to as Tri Hita Karana.  To enter the Besakih temple area, you have to use a sarong that can be borrowed around the location of Pura Besakih.

8. Uluwatu temple

Uluwatu temple is one of the tourist spot in Bali which is located atop the cliff just into the sea, Uluwatu Temple not only offers a distinctive Balinese religious atmosphere but also offers the beauty of its panorama, especially the beauty of its already well-known sunset. 

Uluwatu temple

In Uluwatu temple, you will meet with a number of monkeys that are believed to function to maintain the sanctity of Uluwatu Temple. To enter Uluwatu Temple area, you must use sarong and scarf which is a symbol of respect to the holiness of Uluwatu temple.

9. Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Bali. By the time you come to Jimbaran Beach, the first thing you will see is the row of dining tables and chairs on the beautiful white sand.  

Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran beach is famous for its beach edge culinary, especially its seafood, Jimbaran beach is for you who want to hang out while enjoying the Balinese culinary tour. No need to worry about eating at Jimbaran Beach because the waves at Jimbaran Beach are very calm, do not harm you who are eating on the beach.

Jimbaran Beach Bali is also one of the honeymoon destination in Bali which is very famous among tourists, an especially foreigner. The best time to visit Jimbaran beach for a honeymoon is towards sunset, around 17:30.Around the beach area of Jimbaran, there are many food stalls which sell roasted corn and coconut ice. 

So while enjoying the roasted corn and coconut ice with sunset views, of course, the honeymoon with the couple will be very memorable.


10. Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest is a tourist destination in Bali that will bring you back to nature. Located in Ubud, Bali, Monkey Forest is a forest inhabited by many wild apes. 

These monkeys are considered sacred by the locals so they should not be disturbed and allowed to live in the forest happily.Monkeys in Monkey Forest love food, they will try to get the food you brought in, even though if the food is in your bag.

Monkey Forest

In this place, you will see the life of hundreds of unique and interesting monkeys. Monkey forest tourism in the village of Padang Tegal Ubud is suitable also as a place to tour with children and families in Bali. 

This 8 hectares protected forest is inhabited by hundreds of tamed monkeys already accustomed to interacting with visitors. 

The clement atmosphere under the tropical trees, these monkeys are well severed, they feed them routine with fruits and tubers so they don't bother the visitors, you can take a picture with these cute monkeys or trekking inside the forest area, or u can just sit there and enjoy the cuteness of this creature under the tropical trees.

11. Benoa Cape

Benoa Cape which borders Nusa Dua Bali is the center of the sport and water game in Bali. The characteristics of Tanjung Benoa Beach are the water is very calm, so it is suitable for various types of water games. 

Benoa Cape
Benoa Cape, Bali. Photo by Arthur Mawuntu

Some of the water games you can play here are snorkeling, sea walker, banana boat, parasailing, wakeboard, waterski, jetski, scuba diving, donut boat, flying fish, etc. In addition, you can also go see the giant sea turtle on the sea turtle island by boat from Tanjung Benoa.

12. Batur Kintamani Lake

Batur Kintamani Lake is one of Bali's natural charms. Located on Bali's 2nd highest mountain, Lake Batur Kintamani has a cool air and a breathtaking view. 


Batur Kintamani Lake
Batur Kintamani Lake, Bali. Photo by Sue

Lake Batur Kintamani is the largest lake in Bali which is most visited because of its unmatched wonderful view.

13. Kecak Uluwatu dance

Kecak Dance is the most famous and most interesting Balinese dance to see. From all of many places that display the attraction of kecak, I think the most interesting is the Kecak Uluwatu Dance which is in Uluwatu temple. 

Kecak Uluwatu dance
Kecak Dance, Bali. Photo by Krisna Indah

Kecak Uluwatu Dance performs Balinese kecak dance with a backdrop of sunset at Uluwatu which is very beautiful. Kecak Uluwatu Dance is very popular and has so many audiences therefore if you want to watch Kecak Uluwatu Dance performance, I suggest to book the tickets1 week before the performance.

14. Telaga Waja river rafting

Telaga Waja River Rafting is perfect for those of you who like exciting and challenging activities. Telaga Waja River has clear and clean water and challenging rapids. At the end of the rafting, you will jump over a water gate, very exciting. 

Telaga Waja river rafting
Telaga Waja, Bali. Photo by Duwi Mertiana

After completing the enjoyment of Telaga Waja River Rafting, you will get a bonus of trekking up the mountain, therefore prepare yourself and rest enough that because Rafting River Telaga Waja will drain your energy.

15. Ayung river rafting

Ayung River Rafting has different characteristics with River Rafting Telaga Waja. If River Rafting Telaga Waja offers challenges, then Rafting Ayung River offers beauty. Panorama along the Ayung River is very beautiful, coupled with sculptures on river cliffs, and green trees around the river complement the beauty of Ayung River Rafting.

Ayung river rafting
Ayung River, Bali. Photo by Bali Vylet

Along to the beautifulness of Bali, beaches are also known as a romantic place, making it suitable for couples who went on honeymoon.

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