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What to see in Bali

Bali Attractions


Sightseeing in Bali is usually a relaxing undertaking, with many of the island's best attractions centred round the breathtaking beaches; but step away from the sugary white sands and warm turquoise waters to the verdant, tropical interior of the island to discover that there is much more to this popular island than just its glorious beaches.

Kuta beach is without a doubt the beach to visit for sun and surf, but there are plenty of others worth exploring, such as Legian and Sanur beach, while Seminyak beach is the place for art lovers to peruse the tiny shopping galleries. Nature lovers will have a great time exploring Bali's waterfalls, such as Gitgit and Blahmantung Falls, while the very fit will love a sunrise climb to the top of Mount Batur, or one of the other volcanoes that form the island's peaks. After a long day of exploring, the hot springs of Banjar will rejuvenate tired muscles. See Bali's wildlife up close at the Sangeh Monkey Forest near Sangeh, or the Bird Park in Singapadusuch. For something a little more exciting, book an elephant safari.

Aside from the natural wonders available, Bali has many cultural gems as well. Every village is required to maintain at least three Hindu temples, including the largest on the island, the Nine Directional Temples. Pura Luhur Uluwatu, perched on the cliffs above Uluwatu, is regarded as the most spectacular. There is also a wealth of local art, best showcased in Ubud's museums.


Batubulan

The small village of Batubulan is marked by stone figures of gods and demons on the side of the road. Known mostly for…

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Gunung Batur Volcano

The still-active Gunung Batur volcano is known as Bali's second holiest mountain and symbolises the female element of…

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Pura Besakih

Locally known as the mother Temple of Bali, Pura Besakih is located on the slopes of Mount Agung and is the biggest and…

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Pura Kehen

One of the most valued temples in Bali, Pura Kehen is a garden temple located in the town of Bangli in East Bali and…

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Sidemen Valley

A typical Balinese village tucked away in a lush green valley, Sidemen is a popular excursion on Bali for tourists looking…

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Tanah Lot

Meaning 'Land in the middle of the sea' Tanah Lot is an exquisite sea temple built atop a rock formation off the island…

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Ubud

Set in the hills north of Denpasar, Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali and the major attractions of the town and its…

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