7 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Bali

 

7 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Bali

Bali is one of the popular islands in Indonesia, which also knows as Land of The Gods. Bali is rated as one of the best travel destinations in the world by websites, reviews and travel magazines for very positive reasons. If you spare some time for us, we will explain what you can expect so that you can be sure your visit will be an amazing experience. Bali is diverse and it’s good to understand a bit more about this island.

Bali is famous for beaches, waves for surfing, scuba diving, natural sites, and fascinating Hindu culture with interesting ceremonies and wonderful temples, and beautiful artwork in paint, stone, silver, and other that can be shaped.

And if you have the desire to come to Bali, then spend some time on our pages and get some helpful information for your travel plans. Find the best places to visit and some of the island’s hidden gems with our list of the top attractions in Bali.

  1. Pura Tanah Lot
Pura Tanah Lot

In English, “Pura” means Temple. Tanah Lot is a Balinese word means land on the sea and comes from the word “Tanah” means land and “Lot” intend for the sea. Tanah Lot Temple is one of the sacred temples for Balinese Hindus and the location of the Tanah Lot temple located on a large rock off the coast. Being a major tourist destination, every year Bali receives many enthusiasts and adventure seekers who make it a point to visit this site. For those who love to see a fantastic sunset scenery, traveling to Tanah Lot is the best thing to do in Bali.

This scenic temple is located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan Area, which is approximately 20 km away from the southwest Kuta region or one and half hour to reach this destination.

 

  1. Gunung Batur
Gunung Batur

“Gunung” means Mount in English. Mount Batur is an activate volcano and a very popular trek. The beautiful Mount Batur surrounds with the approximately 16 squares kilometres Batur Caldera lake. This sacred volcano located in Kintamani District in Bali’s central highlands. It takes approximately an hour’s drive from Ubud, and the trek to the summit to watch the sunrise is the list of top things to do in Bali because Mount Batur is popular for climbing. From up high, you can enjoy the large and beautiful Batur Caldera lake on the southeastern side of the volcano. This visual treat like none other.

 

  1. Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest or known as Mandala Suci Wenara Wana, is the san

ctuary and natural habitat of the Balinese long-tailed Monkey. It is a beautiful place to visit and one of the most popular things to do in Ubud. It is located towards the bottom of Jalan Monkey Forest, near where it meets Jalan Hanoman. You could see the proper entrance with a large of the parking area.

The Ubud Monkey Forest is not just a monkey spotting opportunity, it is a deeply important religious and spiritual complex for the local community. Here you will find Balinese Hindu temples, rivers, beautiful stones and stunning forested areas to explore. Relics and statues are under dense foliage with little sunlight, resulting in a mysterious and ancient vibe.

On the southwest side of the forest is one of the three temples found here, the 14th-century Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal, where hundreds of monkeys swing through the trees and clamber over the walls.

While visiting the forest, make sure to secure your belongings and avoid direct eye contact with the animals (and smiling), as this can be interpreted as a sign of aggression.

The Sacred Monkey Forest is open daily from 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Ticket office closes at 5:30 PM).

  1. Tegallalang Rice Terrace Bali
Rice Terrace

It has become a destination for travelers making their way between Bali’s sandy beaches, towering mountains, and steaming volcanoes.

About a 30-minute drive north of Ubud, Tegallalang Rice Terraces are one of the most famous areas to photograph these iconic landscapes.  The Tegalalang rice terrace alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley. A relaxing way to enjoy the beautiful landscapes is at one of the many restaurants and cafés overlooking the fields.

The stunning Tegalalang Rice Terrace, part of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site, comprises cascading emerald-green fields worked by local rice farmers.

Be aware that locals ask for donations along the most popular trail through the rice fields here, and many request fees for entrance and parking along the road.

We definitely would recommend hiking down. You will need anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5-hours to explore every corner of the area. Make sure to take water and sunscreen!

  1. Pura Ulun Danu Beratan
Ulundanu

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (Pura Ulun Danu Bratan), a tourist attraction & a beautiful Bali water temple on the Lake Bratan, Bedugul, Bali – Indonesia. In BaliHindu temples are known as “Pura“, being designed as open-air places of worship in walled compounds. 

The Beratan Temple is typically known as Bali temple by the lake or Bali temple on the water as it appears like floating on the water whenever the water level in the Bedugul Lake Beratan is rising. Lake Bratan is one of Bali’s main sources of irrigation and drinking water, and the temple complex is dedicated to Dewi Danu, goddess of the sea and lakes.

  1. Uluwatu Temple
Pura Uluwatu

Uluwatu Temple (Balinese: Pura (Luhur) Uluwatu) is a Balinese Hindu sea temple (Pura Segara) located in Uluwatu. The temple (pura in Balinese) is built at the edge (ulu) of a 70-meter-high (230 ft) cliff or rock (watu) projecting into the sea. The name itself had aptly described what this special temple is all about. In folklore, this rock is said to be part of Dewi Danu‘s petrified barque.

The most impressive thing that anyone sees Uluwatu temple are also amazed prime location, precariously between heaven and earth. The best part of visiting Uluwatu Temple as one of attraction in Bali is to watch Balinese Kecak and fire dance. For your information, the only Balinese dance performed at The Pura Uluwatu is Kecak and fire dance. The Kecak & fire dance in Uluwatu offers an amazing background stage, set with a fantastic vintage view of the sunset.

If you are coming from Ngurah Rai Airport and heading straight to Uluwatu temple, you will take around 1-hour driving with 22 kilometers distance. However, from Kuta Beach heading to Uluwatu temple will take distance around 27 kilometers, and with travel time around 1 hour.

  1. Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida Beach

Nusa Penida is the largest and most exotic of the three Nusa islands. Nusa Penida is an island southeast of Bali island and a district of Klungkung Regency that includes the neighbouring small island of Nusa Lembongan. The Badung Strait separates the island and Bali. The interior of Nusa Penida is hilly with a maximum altitude of 524 metres. Nusa Penida covers a wide area of diving locations, including Penida Bay, Batu Lumbung (Manta Point), Batu Meling, Batu Abah, Toya Pakeh and Malibu Point. Close to Penida’s white-sand beach of Crystal Bay, divers enjoy one of Bali’s best dive sites, where pristine coral reefs and Mola mola fish (also known as oceanic sunfish), manta rays and even whale sharks are among the seasonal sights. Besides diving in Nusa Penida, you can also find great visibility for snorkelling right near the shoreline. 

The island is quite big and it can take over an hour to cruise from one side to another depending on where your accommodation is located. There are many fast boats which are available in Sanur port, Serangan port and Padangbai port to go to Nusa Penida. Fast boats depart daily from Bali’s mainland, Sanur, Serangan and Padang Bai harbour. 

There are the seven top attractions and must visit places in Bali. Trusted Bali Tours Guide team will delighted to bring you to those places and will give you the memorable private trip that you ever had. Should you need any other references or any inquiries please do not hesitate us for group and any private trip to visit some places. You may contact our reservation team and we are more than happy to assist you.

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