Bali is the most popular tourist islands located at the Indonesia archipelago. There are numerous best places to visit in Bali which tough to cover entire in a small trip. Starting from the majestic temples to historical monuments to thrillophillic adventure spots, Bali doesn’t end here. This Indonesia Island is used to be an uprising tourism center in Indonesia that is now turned into a gravitating gateway for people around this entire world. A week-long vacation is not enough to explore all the places here. Some best things to do in Bali which cannot be missed are the most iconic landmarks and landscapes, cultural treasures that are available around this island only. Here, there are innumerable temples, sorts of natural beauty, historical sites, etc to behold.
1. Pura Tanah Lot Temple
This is the most iconic temple situated on the top of a rock surrounded by the crashing waves of the open sea. The scene of this place is most dramatic as well as stunning during sunset. The onshore site of this place is dotted with smaller shrines and a cultural park, visitor’s leisure facilities such as shops, restaurants, etc. It is one of the most famous Hindu temples in Bali and was built in the 16th century and is thought to be inspired by the priest Nirartha. The area comes in between the car park and beach is a maze of souvenir shops selling about every Balinese trinket imaginable. It is 7 sea temples each within the eyesight of the next. This temple attracts a lot of people across the world. This temple exactly located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency. This temple is just more admiring for its astonishing architecture.
2. Mount And Lake Batur
Thousands of visitors visit Mount Batur to enjoy the sunrise above the lush mosaic of foggy mountains. This place is also known as Kintamani Volcano. The treks include a picnic breakfast with eggs cooked by the stream from the active volcano. On a day, when the weather is very clear, the view is spectacular. Here, you can enjoy a lot of things starting from the soft soothing noise of the birds to the visual delight to the eyes with natural wonders. You can also visit some other places situated near this lake like Pura Ulu Danu Batur which is located on the northwest shore and Toya Bungkah present on the bank of Lake Batur.
3. Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the six key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars. This place is famous for its stunning view of the sea and magnificent location of this temple. This temple has also a magical sunset background that offers a captivating view. Here, you can enjoy the daily Kecak dance performances and the stunning Balinese architecture. This temple is located 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean, making it an ideal place for the stunning sunset views. This is a worship place of Hindus and only a true Hindu follower can only enter the second smaller temple inside. At the entrance, statues of Lord Ganesha are flanking. This Hindu temple built on a steep limestone cliff hanging over the sea. It is positioned on a tall cliff edge on the island’s southwestern Bukit peninsula.
4. Besakih Temple
The Besakih temple is situated on the slopes of Gunung Agung, which is the highest mountain in Bali. This temple is considered as the most important part of the “Kayangan Jagat”. As this temple was built more than 1000 years ago, it is also called as Mother temple. Inside this temple complex, there are many magnificent statues and brilliant carvings that are fascinating. The location of the temple enables the visitors to enjoy the stunning panoramic vistas of the verdant hills, rice paddies around, lush forests, vegetation, streams, etc. This is a nine directional temple that was built to protect the island from the devil. It is divided into 3 main temples which are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Brahma, and Lord Vishnu.
5. Ubud Forest
This is one of the most refreshing best places to visit in Bali. This entire forest is filled up with more than 700 Balinese long-tailed monkeys. It is a sacred forest filled with lush greenery. Apart from this, there are more than 186 species of trees and plants and 3 Hindu temples present there. In those temples, some festivals are also being hosted every year. This place is condensed Indonesia showcasing through paddy fields, street dance performances, temples, and museums. Here, you can also do other things also such as; stroll through Tegallalangs terraced rice fields, encounter flocking herons at Petulu, monkey around at the macaque-inhabited Monkey park, visit the bamboo mansions, Safari on elephants, firefly tour, etc. Besides the sacred monkey forest, you will be also able to have a relish of things like swinging through canopies, lazing on pathways or feeding on bananas, take cool walks through the bifoliate nutmeg forest, watching the beautiful ancient temples, etc.
6. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Bali
Jatiluwih rice fields are located around 20 minutes far to the north of Ubud are a break away from the usual types of commercialized structures that are seen. These stunning luscious rice terraces transition softly into paddy fields across the natural valley. As the people of this place use an efficient 8th-century style of rice farming called Subak, these rice terraces are very famous. These rice terraces cover 600 hectares of the flowing topography of the Batukaru mountain range which are maintained by a traditional water management cooperative. This place is excellent for photography. You can visit the Pakudui village to watch some amazing intricate wooden crafts. The culture is improved by the feeling that you have stepped far back in time. Apart from that, you can also visit the Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, take a look at the Made Ada Museum, go on a cycling tour, look at the carvings, enjoy the scenery from the swings, etc.
7. Bali Safari And Marine Park
This is one of the theme parks in Bali where more than 100 species of animals live. And the animals are from different places such as; India, Africa, Indonesia, etc. This place is located in Gianyar. In this park, there are many endangered species like; orangutans, white tigers, Komodo dragons, etc. are roaming within enclosures that closely mimic their natural habitats. You can get a chance to see the animals through the jeep safaris and animal rides. There is also a different portion dedicated to the aquatic animals with aquarium holding exotic fish specimens such as piranhas. Besides these rides, you have a blast at an adjacent water park and a park filled with a variety of amusement park rides. This park is also having a Theatre that shows the modern Bali Agung shows at scheduled show times.