Uluwatu Temple, a truly must visit in Bali, is also known as Pura Luhur. The temple is itself a majestic
structure, constructed and expanded many times since in the 11th Century. It is perched at the steep cliff
of 70 meters above the Indian ocean. If you go on even higher grounds nearby, you will be rewarded with
a breathtaking view of either side and sunset over Uluwatu temple itself.
Pura Tanah Lot
Another majestic rock formation lays as a foundation of a popular pilgrimage temple, known as Pura
Tanah Lot. It is most popular for its serenity and cultural significance as it is associated with the Balinese
mythology as one of the seven temples that form a ring in the southwest of Bali. A travel tip is to visit the
place during the low tide so that you can “walk across the water” to the temple for the full experience.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan (Bali’s temple by the lake)
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is another must visit temple in Bali, where unlike the rest perching on the cliff
rock, this one is serenely resting at the edge of Lake Bratan. Imagine beautifully structured temple with
double the beauty due to its reflection on the clear lake.
Dolphin sighting at Lovina
Lovina is located at North of Bali. It is one of the best place in Bali to make dolphin sighting boat trip. You
will leave the beach at dawn to seek for the dolphins and you may find a school of dolphins happily
jumping by. Lovina itself also offers many other attractions, activities and even boasts some backpacker
scenes where you can chill out in cafes with live music.
Kuta is the most popular beach in Bali, which means you can be sure to find the life and party scene here
in Kuta Beach. Head here if you are looking to socialize party and have a good time. You can be sure to
find a range of places for different atmosphere and budget, ranging from Hard Rock cafe to your
neighborhood cafe and pub.
Nusa Dua Beach
If you have a bit more of a budget to spare, splurge at Nusa Dua beach, where it is dotted with higher end
hotels and resorts. You will be rewarded with private pristine beaches for you to slowly soak in the sun
and the sea. Nusa Dua is also ideal for couple on a honeymoon in Bali or people looking out for a private
and relaxing getaway.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Only 10 minutes' walk south of the town center in Ubud, the Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred
Monkey Forest Sanctuary, is one of the top attractions in this tourist town and a must-see for animal
lovers and photographers. Paved pathways lead through thick forests of giant banyan trees and nutmeg,
where moss-covered statues and ancient temples loom through the dense foliage, imparting an almost
mystical feel. The forest is intended to represent the harmonious coexistence between humans and
Padang Padang Beach
Padang – Padang Beach is a famous surf point in Bali with the great waves and white sandy stretch 100
meters from the north to the south. This surf point is situated the white stone hill with nature scenery to
the Indian Ocean and spectacular sunset at late afternoon that creates the romantic nuance. Padang –
Padang Beach is one of the famous surf points in the island of God and become a favorite surf spot for
surfers to explore the great and challenging waves.
Sanur Beach, Bali's earliest beach resort, features a relaxed coastal ambiance. Located on the eastern
side of the island's isthmus, it is the opposite of Kuta, both in characteristics and nuance. The former
fishing village maintains most of its charm and continues to attract repeat visitors, mostly from Europe.
Among Bali’s first hotels and beachfront retreats, together with an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and
bars and an assortment of innovative and modern entertainment venues share the Sanur Beach
coastline. Known for its laidback atmosphere, Sanur Beach maintains its wealth in arts and culture,
making it an ideal destination to enjoy the best of both eras, classic and contemporary.
Pandawa Beach, locally referred to as ‘Pantai Pandawa’, is a great addition to Bali’s collection of
gorgeous beaches, located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. The fine, one-kilometre coastal stretch is
located in the village of Kutuh. ‘Hidden’ behind large carved limestone cliffs that reveal wide views to the
Indian Ocean, Pandawa Beach was once also dubbed as ‘Secret Beach’ and it was officially opened in
2012, fast-gaining popularity among local weekenders and international visitors.
Tegalalang & Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
If you're a photographer seeking to capture Bali's beautiful emerald-hued rice fields, the Tegallalang or
Jatiluwih rice terraces are a must-see. About a 30-minute drive north of Ubud, Tegalalang Rice Terraces
are one of the most famous areas to photograph these iconic landscapes and absorb their timeless
About a 90-minute drive from Ubud, the Jatiluwih rice terraces cover more than 600 hectares of rice fields
along the hillsides of the Batukaru mountain range and tend to be less crowded than Tegalalang. Both of
these locations use the traditional water management cooperative called "subak," a UNESCO-recognized
irrigation system that dates to the 9th century.
Dating from around 960 AD, Tirta Empul Temple (Pura Tirta Empul) in the lush tropical forest of Central
Bali, offers a glimpse into a sacred purification ritual. This important temple complex, a national cultural
heritage site, is divided into three courtyards, and the focal point is the large rectangular pool, fed by a
holy mountain spring, where locals come to pray and soak in the healing waters that gush from a series of
MOUNT BATUR KINTAMANI
Every day in Bali's predawn darkness, hundreds of visitors begin the trek up the 1,700-meter summit of
Mount Batur to watch the sun rise above the lush mosaic of mist-shrouded mountains and the caldera far
below. This sacred active volcano lies in Kintamani District in Bali's central highlands, about an hour's
drive from Ubud. The views are spectacular, stretching all the way across the Batur caldera; the
surrounding mountain range; and beautiful Lake Batur, the island's main source of irrigation water.
Penglipuran village is a beautiful highland village in the regency of Bangli in East Bali, best known for its
well-preserved culture and village layout. While most of its residents have embraced modernity, its
individual compounds are well-kept to look traditional with visitors in mind, with manicured gardens lining
its single linear stone-paved street that runs through the centre of the village toward the village temple,
and age-old arched entrance gates and walls that conceal their houses within.
Tanjung Benoa, like many other beachside destinations in Bali, used to be a fishing village and an old
dock. The development of the peninsula has been very significant as most of the shore-side properties
are now hotels, resorts and water sports operators. The remaining mangrove marsh still lies at the
western side of the entrance. Tanjung Benoa is located 15 kilometres from the international airport but if
you are already staying within the Nusa Dua cluster, it is just few steps away from the west gate.