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Top Beautiful Attractions To Visit And Explore In Bali

Across the entire Indonesian archipelago, Bali is one of the most evocative destinations to visit. Widely traveled by tourists from all over the world, the wonders here, despite the crowds, still remain world-class and well worth the effort. Beautiful historical temples, paddy fields, romantic sunset dinners, traditional dances, mountains, and beaches are just a few of the attractions available. What more could a traveler want for, with options ranging from art to culture to nature that would satiate every feeling of curiosity and adventure? There are many more attractions in Bali than just these fourteen spots, but here are the top 15 tourist attractions of Bali you should consider getting on your list!

 Tegalalang Rice Field

 The idyllic rice fields of Tegallalang is even more breathtaking in real life (Photo by Oleksandr Pidvalnyi from Pexels)

Tegallalang's rice terraces is one of the top tourist attractions of Bali because of the uniqueness and breathtaking views. The rice terraces, which are located in a valley, provide a charming green scenery of the surroundings. This location has grown in appeal among international travelers since it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nonetheless, because it has a quiet and relaxing ambiance, it is a perfect spot to unwind and rest. Besides enjoying the view from above, you may go down and follow the route through the rice fields to greet the farmers and see the paddies up close.

Mount Batur

Sunrise after a 2-hour trekking in Mount Batur (Photo by Adli Wahid from Pixabay)

Engaging on a trek to Mount Batur is something you must try in Bali. Observing the sun rising over the sleeping island of Bali is sure to be an once-in-a-lifetime experience. But trekking is not the only activity you can sign up for in Mount Batur, as you can also stop by a traditional coffee processing plant to see how Balinese coffee is made. Have a tour around the tropical plantations, try out some of the local herbal tea and the unusually-processed Coffee Luwak, the most expensive coffee in the world!

Pura Lempuyang Luhur

Pura Lempuyang Luhur is one of the oldest and the most revered temple in Bali (Photo by Stijn Djikstra from Pexels)

Pura Lempuyang Luhur is a complex of seven temples that adorns a route that leads to the summit of Mount Lempuyang, a sacred mountain. Up there lies the famous “Gateway to Heaven” that greets visitors with its amazing panorama of Mount Agung. The temple is one of the island's oldest and hallowed sites and is believed to precede other Hindu temples. The whole complex has been labeled one of the "six sanctuaries of the world," and is regarded as one of Bali's most holy religious sites.

Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest is a dose of monkey magic in Bali (Photo by  from Dreamstime)

Ubud Monkey Forest, or so called the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is a natural sanctuary for over 700 long-tailed macaques. The reserve is definitely a not-to-miss site, thanks to the lush nature, easy walking distance from Ubud’s town center and the communication-based management. Besides observing monkeys in their natural habitat: swinging from trees to trees, feeding on fruits or chilling by the pathway, you can also take a walk through the nutmeg forest and stop by beautiful ancient temples that lie within the site.

Pura Tirta Empul

Tirta Empul Temple, which dates from approximately 960 CE, provides a look into a sacred purification ritual
 (Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels)

The national heritage complex consists of three courtyards and is dedicated to Vishnu - The God of Water. The name Tirta Empul, which means 'holy water spring,' refers to a water source within the temple. The spring supplies water to the purifying baths, pools, and fish ponds that along the perimeter, all of which run into the Tukad Pakerisan River. Several locations in the region, as well as several other archaeological remnants, are linked to local myths and tales. If you want to participate in the cleaning process with the natives, it's important to consult an experienced guide prior to ensuring that you follow the rules. You must enter the water fully dressed, wearing a sarong and sash.

Nusa Dua Beach 

Nusa Dua is a very pristine, peaceful and clean beach (Photo by Michelle_Raponi from Pixabay)

Want to get away from Bali's bustle? The solution is Nusa Dua Beach - top tourist attractions of Bali. Here, you can listen to the soft splash of waves on silky, white beaches while relaxing on a comfy lounger with a refreshing drink in hand, or join in upbeat activities like swimming, surfing, and parasailing. With all types of beach activities on the lists, visitors can surely find an activity that fits their taste in Nusa Dua. If lucky, youcan capture the stunning scarlet dawn over the blue ocean.

Jimbaran

Jimbaran is located on the southwest side of the Bali (Photo by mario-k from Pixabay)

Jimbaran - a lovely fishing town in Bali, is a perfect destination to spend the day. The peaceful seaside with golden sand is ideal for sunbathing, swimming and strolls on the shore. If you have time, go on a fishing expedition and try catching your own lunch like the natives! Jimbaran is also known for its rich cuisine and tiny warungs lining the coast, therefore, you can expect to have the freshest, seafood meals here. The majority of restaurants offer candlelight outside sitting areas where you may dine and relax while dipping your feet in the sand.

Ubud Traditional Market

Ubud Traditional Art Market is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00, and some of the stalls are even open until late at night (Photo by  from Dreamstime)

The Ubud Traditional Art Market is one top tourist attractions of Bali in general and in Ubud specifically, conveniently located right across the street from the Ubud Royal Palace. The market is a giant souvenir shop, offering anything from exquisite silk scarves to lightweight shirts, handwoven bags, baskets, sculptures, kites, and a variety of other locally sourced and handcrafted goods. 'Shopping' does not always mean making a purchase. Viewing the many things on exhibit from one booth to the next is a treat itself, as the goods demonstrate the Balinese workmanship and artistry. Visiting all the stalls in one day is impossible. So it is recommended that you come back another day to settle the deal.

Tenenugang Waterfall 

Tegenungan is a popular and scenic waterfall near Ubud (Photo by Vincent Gerbouin from Pexels)

Tegenungan Waterfall is a lovely waterfall around 30 minutes from Ubud. It is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that is not located in the mountains or highlands. The waterfall, which is somewhat hidden and situated in lush, tropical environs, is frequented by visitors and may provide a respite from the Indonesian heat. It's a pleasant journey to the falls through paved village roads with stretches of green rice fields on both sides. The best time to visit Tegenungan waterfall is in the early morning, when lines of tourists haven’t rushed in, so you can have some time to embrace the paradiscal view of the place.

Nyaman Art Gallery

Nyaman gallery is open all week long for tourists to visit (Photo by Cocosbounty from Dreamstime)

The Nyaman Gallery, located in Seminyak, is the island's first international modern art gallery. It showcases both local and international artists, all carefully selected and highly gifted. Nyaman Gallery blends modern and traditional aesthetics, displaying a diverse selection of artworks ranging from street art and urban photography to traditional sculptures, surrealism to experimental art. In Indonesian, the word 'nyaman' means "comfortable". Therefore, the gallery aims to provide an authentic experience in enjoying modern art and local culture.

Tanah Lot Temple

The unique temple is set on a big rock encircled by the sea water (Photo by bauduinrobin6 from Pixabay)

Tanah Lot is a Hindu temple perched on a cliff and surrounded by the open sea. The temple is beautiful during the day, with the blue water and sky reflecting each other, but the vista is much more spectacular, especially after sunsets, when its silhouette becomes one of Bali's most iconic pictures. Tanah Lot is one of Bali's most important sea temples, dedicated to the guardians of the sea. The onshore sites locate smaller shrines, souvenir shops and a cultural park with frequent dance performances, and restaurants where you may enjoy a sunset dine-in with a spectacular view.

Goa Gajah 

Goa Gajah is thought to date back to the 11th century (Photo by DEZALB from Pixabay)

Goa Gajah, or Elephant Temple is a prominent Hindu archaeological site in Bali that locates approximately 10 minutes outside of Ubud. The structure, which is thought to have been a previous hermitage, has a stone relic-filled courtyard in front of the temple and a central meditational cave. The courtyard also features unique bathing ponds and carved fountains. Running through the complex's southern end are beautiful rice fields and little streams, which leads to the Petanu River, another spot that appeared in local mythology and where you may find additional intriguing stone artifacts buried in the water.

Gili Trawagan

Gili Trawangan is the hub of the Gili Islands dive industry (Photo by Marco Valdifior from Dreamstime)

Gili Trawangan is one of the tropical islands off the coast, yet still makes it way to the top tourist attractions of Bali . It's also the most popular of the three Gili islands, having well-established facilities and infrastructure, as well as a diverse range of hotels, restaurants, and nightlife options.The majority of maritime water sport activities can be found here. On Gili Trawangan, there are numerous dive shops with boats that will transport you to deeper waters. Gili Trawangan's nicer resorts resides on the quieter'sunset beach' on the island's south-eastern edge.

These top tourist attractions of Bali will surely bring you an once-in-a-lifetime experience in the land filled with rich culture, beautiful nature and warm, hospitable locals - Bali! Note down the locations and get in touch with us to build your own personal tour now at: https://www.exoticvoyages.com/design-trip.html. 

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