Top things to do in Bali

Top things to do in Bali

Top things to do in Bali

Any qualms about visiting Bali can be erased by the fact that Bali is the most popular destination in Indonesia. Known as ‘The Island of the Gods’, Bali offers a blend of resplendent mountains, pristine waters, jet-black beaches and volcanic summits. Gradually transforming into one of the top destinations in the world, Bali is not only known for its adventure sports but is also known for some of the most beautiful attractions in the world. The native here majorly follow the Balinese-Hinduism religion and as you stroll along the winding streets, you’ll find a temple around each bend. The only mode of transport in Bali are the Ojeks which are certain to excite the inner child within you. For wildlife aficionados, a walk in the sacrosanct monkey forest or the elephant safari at Gianyar will give you a sense of tranquility and harmony. Bali has something to offer for everyone and is definitely going to leave you awe-struck with its natural beauty.

Monkey Forest:

Mandala Suci Wenara Wana or the Sacred Monkey Forest is a sanctuary started and run on the Hindu concept of “Tri Hita Karna” where “Tri” means three, “Hita” means happiness and “Karna” means the cause or manner. It is based on three paramount relationships, which are human - human, human - God, and Human - environment. This temple is also famous for performing traditional ritual activities related to the animal, called Tumpek Kandang.

Tanah Lot Temple:

Situated along the south-west coast of Bali, a chain of temples was established to protect the country from oceanic uncertainties. A place of worship for the fishermen folk, the Pura Tanah Lot is the most important of these temples, making it a prime tourist attraction. The temple looks spectacular at sunset and has a number of souvenir shops and restaurants in its vicinity.

Uluwatu Temple:

Situated on a 70-meter-high cliff, the Uluwatu temple is known for its unique architecture. This archaic Hindu temple is referred to as one of the 'Sad Kahyangan' and is located on the south-west front of Bali, which is about an hour from Kuta. Every day during sunset, this place gets crowded by visitors who enjoy the traditional Kenak dance.
Note: Beware of the notorious monkeys who reside here as they are known for stealing tourist belongings. Also, note that the traditional Kenak dance performance is not included in the entry fees and attracts charges.

Agung Rai Museum of Art:

ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art) is home to an internationally recognized and appreciated collection of traditional Balinese, modern Indonesian and foreign paintings. The museum itself is a reflection of the soul of its founder, Agung Rai and his deep love for the Balinese culture. This place is a host to a number of other events, like special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music and painting classes, cultural workshops, conferences, seminars and training programs.

NEKA Art Museum:

Named after Suteja Neka, the Neka Art Museum was established in 1982 exhibiting some of the choicest art collections in all of Indonesia. It displays its collections in various buildings designed in the Balinese form of architecture, defining the true culture of Bali.

Seminyak Beach:

Seminyak Beach is a quiet white-sand beach which spreads over 3 kilometers and is speckled with resorts, restaurants, cafés, shopping stalls and spas. This place is a scenic extravaganza during sunset and a lot of tourist visit this beach to experience the beauty of nature. After sunset, this place transforms into a pulsating accommodating some of the best nightclubs of Bali.

Sanur Beach:

Located in the south of Bali, this beach is on the coast of Sanur village. It stretches for miles with golden sand and small corals and has mild waves making it perfect for swimming and surfing. Along with this, the crystalline water makes it easy to witness many underwater creatures.

Nusa Dua Beach

Imagine a clear blue ocean, golden sand, tall palm trees coupled with wild mangroves, fragrant trees and orchids. Giving heaven its own twist, this beach is the perfect place for swimming and snorkeling as the water is absolutely clear and the tide is always low. You can also binge on some delicious food at the local restaurants.

Bias Tugel Beach:

Known as Pantai Kecil (little beach) by the locals, this white-sand coastline is one of Bali’s best-kept secrets. Tucked away between the west of the harbor and Padang Bai, reaching the beach is an expedition of sorts. After having completed a trek of about half a kilometer, the beach rewards you with its sparkling sand, clear blue waters and dancing palm trees that are perfect for swimming and sunbathing.

Dream Beach:

Situated on the island of Lembongan which is 7 kilometers away from Bali, this beach is known for its breathtaking views and is generally visited by tourists who want to enjoy the calm and the cozy environment this beach offers, unlike anywhere else in Bali. Dream Beach lives up to its name with a lyrical shoreline of big rocks and sandy bays.

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