Bali is an Indonesian province, lying to the west of Lombok and east of Java. It is a favourite of our Romford removals guy. Also referred to as the “Land of the Gods,” Bali prides itself on its natural beauty, comprising vast rice fields and looming volcanoes.
There’s a secret you need to know about Bali: Tourists are likely to visit wherever there are tropical panoramas and old Hindu temples. But these are not the only attractions in Bali. Visit this country to behold the endless cultural treasures like Tirta Empul pools and the Uluwatu Temple. There is more to do in Bali, including:
1. Beach of Nyang Nyang
If you are a fan of beaches, you can’t tour Bali without visiting Nyang Nyang Beach. Nyang Nyang is a secluded beach boasting greenery-lined cliffs and white sands. You will love this beach if you don’t like crowded beaches. If you are lucky, you may have the whole beach for yourself and your family.
2. Gunung Kawi Temple
As already mentioned, old temples are among the leading attractions in Bali. Gunung Kawi was built in the 11th century. It comprises cliff-carved shrines and courtyards near Ubud and the Pakerisan River. Myths and theories abound narrating how Kebo Iwa, a ferocious warrior, carved the reliefs on the temple with his bare hands, using his fingernails.
3. Sukawati Art Market
Bali is known for its intricate and attractive artwork, but if you are looking for cheaper artwork, visit the Sukawati Art Market. There is an impressive collection here, and all of them are affordable. Bring a few sculptures back with you as proof that you visited Bali. You can sample wooden sculptures, framed paintings, tote bags, home goods, and patterned accessories and dresses.
4. Waterfall Banyu Wana Amertha
Though a little challenging to get to, the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is one of the places you must strive to reach when in Bali. The waterfall is a 90-minute drive from Ubud, followed by a 20-minute hike through a winding path in a banana plantation. Once you reach the waterfalls, you’ll marvel at the view of the lush forest and rock amphitheatre with a foggy stream running down to a pool below.
5. Mount Batur (Gunung Batur)
Mount Batur, or Gunung Batur, has natural beauty. Its serene surroundings make it a dramatic destination for tourists from around the world. There are a lot of things you can do here. Batur is a volcanic mountain 5,600 feet high with a large crater lake. The mountain slopes are excellent for hiking, while the area around crater lake is good for cycling as you view picturesque villages and greenery as you ride. The ascent will take you about two hours, but once you reach the peak, you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of mist-shrouded vistas.
6. Pura Lempuyang Luhur
Pura Lempuyang Luhur is a sacred seven-temple complex located on the eastern side of Bali, far from Ubud. It is one of the most stunning sites in the country. At the entrance, you will be required to offer a donation referred to as a “sarong” (you can be loaned money to offer the donation), and you will pay $3 (40,000 rupiahs) for a round-trip shuttle in a jeep that will take you up the mountainside and back.
7. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Bali has many waterfalls, but the Tukad Cepung Waterfall is the one that leaves a major impression on tourists. It’s the most photogenic among all the falls. To see the falls, you must scale many crossings and steps. The good news is that it’s less crowded, especially if you visit from mid-morning to noon. In the afternoon, you may meet many tourists crowding the area.
Other attractions in Bali worth visiting include:
• Ubud Monkey Forest
• Hidden Canyon of Beji Guwang
• Menjangan Island
• Tegalalang Rice Terrace
• Uluwatu Temple
• Tirta Empul
• Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
• Thomas Beach
• Tirta Gangga
• Echo Beach
• Sekumpul Waterfall
• Pantai Pasir Putih
You can arrange to visit Bali during a long vacation to visit as many places as you can. If not, you may have to make several trips because Bali has many attractions. For your preparations and what to carry, talk to your travel agent.