The island of the Gods, most commonly called Bali, is a paradise island in Indonesia. Despite being an island, Bali has many things to offer for visitors and residents. Check our selection of 10 of the best things to do in Bali!
Bali is known to be a paradise for surfers. The origin of surfing in Bali goes back to the 1930s when surfers discovered the impressive waves in the South of the island.
Nowadays beginners, advanced and experts can take waves on different spots of the island.
Check the top 10 Great Surf Spot in Bali by http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/top10-great-surf-spots.htm
Visit the Uluwatu temple
Bali counts 7 prominent sea temples (pura segara) which were founded in the 16th century to honour the gods of the sea and Dewi Danu, the water goddess of the Balinese Hindus.
The strategic locations of the temples are meant to provide a chain of spiritual protection for the island of Bali.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple, just 15min from The Elementum) is one of them, sitting on the edge of a 70 meters high cliff which is believed to be part of Dewi Danu's petrified barque.
Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest
The sacred Ubud Monkey Forest is home to more than 700 wild monkeys. The complex is sacred with its 4 temples built in the 14th century.
- Pura Dalem Agung (The Main Temple), where Hindus worship to the God.
- (Hyang Widhi) in personification as Shiva, “The Recycler” or “The Transformer”
- Pura Beji (Beji Temple). In this temple people worship to the God (Hyang Widhi) in personification as the goddess Gangga.
- Pura Prajapati (Prajapati Temple) where Hindus worship to the God (Hyang Widhi) in personification as Prajapati
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Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Bali is famous for its scenic rice terraces. The Tegallalang rice terraces are a protected area with beautiful scenic views onto the greeneries of the rice fields. The terraces are surrounded by small shacks, shops and restaurants for travellers to buy souvenirs or enjoy a meal overlooking the rice terraces.
Another alternative and less touristic rice terraces worth seeing is Jatiluwih (about an hour out of Ubud).
Catch the sunrise from Mount Batur
Get on your hiking shoes and get ready for a two hours’ hike on the Mount Batur. Your efforts will pay off as you get a homemade breakfast prepared by your guide overlooking the sun rising above the clouds.
As you descent the mount, admire the lake of Mount Batur before going to the hot springs nearby to release your muscle tensions!
Go to the Sekumpul Waterfalls
This complex of seven narrow cascade is one of the most scenic waterfall in the North of Bali. The 80 metres high Sekumpul waterfalls are surrounded by lush bamboo valley and forest.
Walk for an hour in a nature trek by the village of Sekumpul and brace yourself for the hundred steps leading to the falls, you won’t regret it!
Visit the Gunung Kawi Temple
This 11th century temple and funerary temple complex in the North East of Bali features 10 seven metres high stone cravings.
The complex is surrounded by beautiful rice terraces and forest. Be aware of the steps (about 300!!) you must climb, but we assure you, it is worth it!
Visit the Tirta Empul
This complex located in central Bali, 2 kilometres from Gunung Kawi Temple, is one of the most spiritual and impressive temple you can find in Bali. Tirta Empul means 'holy water spring' and refers to the source of holy waters in the temple. Locals and visitors bath in the pool while doing purifying themselves under the holy water fountains. The temple has a legendary tale of good versus evil and the complex is a national heritage site.
The best sites for diving are located on the West coast of Bali, close to Amed, Padang Bay and Pulau Menjangan.
The marine life is very rich in Bali and you can expect to see plenty of tropical fishes, colourful corals and the famous Mola-Mola and majestic Manta Rays. Turtles are living all around the island as well as barracudas, whitetips reef sharks and blacktips reef sharks, making them quite common to spot.
Advanced divers will love the drift dives around Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Candidasa.
The new Kuta Golf is an 18-hole championship course and the first Indonesian golf course with a link style layout along a coastline with dunes and trees.
This golf course is famous with its stunning views over Uluwatu coast and Balangan Beach.
Read more: http://www.newkutagolf.com