Updated August 2016 – There’s just too many Bali attractions and so much things to do in Bali, yet some of us don’t have enough time. So we’ve listed the best of the best in all of the Bali attractions.
There’s truly no other place in the world like Bali. Part of Indonesia, this small island’s rich culture is admired all over the world. Even just the name “Bali” brings beautiful images to mind for most people: Scenic rice fields, exquisite floral offerings, white beaches with blue waters and majestic temples. It’s much more than a travel destination; it’s a paradise that everyone aspires to visit at least once in their lifetime. (Here we have outlined the Top 5 attractions in Bali but have excluded beaches because, frankly, the Beaches of Bali is an article all on it’s own!
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The Best Bali Attractions to Visit
Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud
Ubud is Bali’s major art and cultural cente, known for its vast expanses of scenic rice fields. Tegallalang is a popular town in Ubud, famous for its picturesque rice paddies, which are spread across the slopes of a rolling valley. In addition to the beautiful rice terraces, Tegallalang is home to several interesting art shops and street stalls.
Besakih Temple, also known as the Mother Temple of Bali, was originally constructed more than 1000 years ago. It stands on the south western slopes of Mt. Agung, at a height of over 1,000 meters. This temple complex houses more than 86 smaller temples, including the main Pura Penataran Agung. The largest and holiest temple in Bali, Besakih is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful mountains, hills, rice fields, and streams. The top of the temple area offers stunning views over the ocean.
Kintamani, located in north-western Bali, is known for its caldural lake, Batur Lake, as well as Mt. Batur. The Mt. Batur volcano is still active and has erupted several times since 1800. With each eruption, this imposing volcano has gradually reshaped the surrounding area. One of Bali’s top tourists destinations, Kintamani is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes and six ancient villages, each of which boasts a distinct culture, architecture and lifestyle.
Batubulan is an artistic village in Bali, known for its stone figures. You’ll notice gods and demons carved from sandstone adorning both temples and houses in this town. Want to watch the artists at work? Visitors can also explore their workshops and see stone being carved into beautiful shapes.This village is also known as an excellent place to see Barong dance, a traditional artistic blessing dance.
One of Bali’s most stunning temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu is perched on the edge of cliff, 70 meters above sea level, overlooking dramatic views of the water below. The view is best enjoyed at sunset, at which time visitors can also witness the daily Kecak dance performances. One of the six most important temples in Bali, Uluwatu Temple is also home to a number of monkeys.
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