Top 8 Most Popular Things to Visit in Bali

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What is unavoidable to see or do once in Bali?

Bali is one of the most famous islands in Indonesia. Known for its wonderful landscapes and its unique arts and culture, Bali is the most popular destination for holidays with friends or family but also for honeymoons and proposals. From breathtaking countryside to splendid coastal waters, you can also admire the exotic local life and majestic ancestral temples.

Indeed there’s a lot to do when you come to Bali. For sightseeing or culture discovering, here are the top 8 of the most popular places to enjoy Bali!

 

1 – Mount Batur Volcano, Kintamani

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Mount Batur is an active volcano located on the Bali Island in the Batur village. The volcano is a sacred mountain according to Hindu beliefs. You can either have a great view of it in the Kintamani village or try to climb this 1717 meters high volcano, which takes approximately 2 hours.

 

2 – Taman Ayun Temple

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Pura Taman Ayun translated as ‘beautiful garden’ is a compound of Balinese temple and garden with water features, located in Mengwi district in the south of Bali. The Taman Ayun temple is bordered by canals that help to keep the tropical aspect. It is famous for its architecture of that time and the symbol it represents for the Hindu community.

 

3 – Monkey Forest

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Also called the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, it is a natural reserve and Hindu temples complex located in Ubud, where you can approach local monkeys called Balinese long-tailed monkeys. It’s a popular site because of the close view you can have of the monkeys. To get there, you have to go to the Padangtegal village. The Monkey forest’s mission is described as protecting the area of Hindu principle Tri Hita Karana “Three ways to reach spiritual and physical well-being”. The three temples you can visit within the forest are the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, the Pura Beji, and the Pura Prajapati.

 

4 – Tanah Lot Temple

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Tanah Lot is literally “Land (in the) Sea”. It is a rock formation located in Tabanan, in the South of Bali Island. The Tanah Lot Temple is both a pilgrimage temple and a popular tourist and cultural icon in Bali. It is famous for its view for photography. It is one of the seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. When going the temple, beware of the sea snakes, they are here to protect it from intruders!

 

5 – Ayung River

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Ayung River has beautiful waterfalls, navigates across exotic landscapes and is above all popular for its white water rafting activity. It is accessible from the Ubud, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Kuta villages. You can enjoy rafting for 75 kilometers along the longest river of Bali.

 

6 – Benoa Beach

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Enjoy this little piece of paradise with white sand and the emerald water!

 

7– Bali Hai Cruises

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You can have a Sunset Dinner Cruise or a Dolphin Cruise, you won’t be disappointed by the spectacular view it offers.

 

8 – Lembongan Island

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Nusa Lembongan is a small island off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali. It is very popular for its magnificent scenery and its resort activities (including surfing, diving, and snorkeling). It is the perfect place to take a break and relax. Two main beach areas attract tourists: Jungut Batu and Mushroom Bay.

 

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