TOP PLACES TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO IN BALI
Goa Gajah Gianyar
Goa Gajah Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an ancient archaeological site that contains artifacts with high significant historical value and this makes it a special place to visit. It is positioned on the cool western edge of Bedulu Village, six kilometres out of central Ubud. When you go to the elephant cave, it will be long before you begin to set your eyes upon the relic-filled courtyard, the rock-wall carvings, a central meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains. There is a lot to see here, you will not easte your time visiting this place.
Bali Safari and Marine Park Gianyar
Bali Safari and Marine Park is the largest animal theme park in the whole of Bali. In this park, you will find more than 60 different species that are living the jungle life in their various natural habitats. They hold animal talent shows every year and make use of safari buses to carry visitors on a tour around the park.
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Tabanan
Most of the western part of Bali is been occupied by the Jatiluwih rice terraces. It is popularly known for its exotic landscapes that always appear dramatic and eye catching. If you do not get to see this site, then you mission in Bali is not complete. This is a small village located at the foot of the Mount Batur where you can see cool highlands firsthand and take a rest from the crowded south..
Ubud Monkey Forest Ubud
On the suburbs of the Ubud main centre, you can find the Ubud Monkey Forest which is just one out of the Bali’s several grey long-tailed macaque-inhabited forests spread throughout the city. It can also be identified as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, and as Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana because of its official designation. Ubud Monkey Forest is a place where a lot of scientific research are been carried out and it also serves as a spiritual and cultural ground because the villagers have sanctified temple beneath the ground.
Kintamani and Mount Batur Central Bali
Kintamani, located in the Karangasem Regency, houses Mount Batur and the Caldera Lake. A popular stopover on tour schedule to this region is Penelokan, and this actually means ‘scenic stopover’. The Mount Batur volcano is still very active and has erupted about 24 times since 1800, always reshaping the surrounding landscape any time it does this.
Bali Treetop Adventure Park
If you want an fun-filled an energetic afternoon then look for and visit the Bali Treetop Adventure Park where you will find a range of activities surrounded by lush forests. The park is a suitable place for families, groups or couples and has rides for children of various young ages. Here, you will find a wide range of different circuits that are located high up in the trees and together with them you will also find out that there are nets, swings, and flying foxes galore that let you fly through the air and enable you to witness the breathtaking views over the forest canopy.
Relax at the Yoga Barn
Bali is commonly known as a place that offers relaxation and enlightenment to its visitors and a good way they accomplish is the Yoga Barn which is one of the most popular yoga centers on the island. It is situated at the quiet and contemplative Ubud, the Yoga Barn has five different studios and offer various range of programs for all levels of ability. You can even book to stay here for a retreat that will be completed in a number of days and during this retreat, there are cleansing and detox programs that are available and will help you to relax.
Strap on a jetpack in Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is the place to come in Bali if you are a fan and lover of water sports and you can find different activities waiting to be done by you. Strapping on a water jetpack which enable you fly up into the sky to a height of 10 meters is one of the breathtaking activities and these sessions usually last around 20 minutes. One of the benefits of going jet packing is that it offers you a chance to stair at the beauty of Bali from the air and even if it is your first time, the instructors will teach you how to fly in a safe and controlled environment, so there is nothing to be worried about.
Sidemen is usually not available on traveler’s tour schedules and this is a shame because it is the perfect alternative to more crowded spots like Ubud. The area is located amongst jade green rice paddies and rests in a cool valley and you can go trekking in the area that surround it or walk to isolated waterfalls and beautiful vantage points.
Muck diving in Padang Bai
Padang Bai is situated in the east of Bali and is most famous for diving. There are seven seperate dive sites that can easily be accessed after a short distance boat trip from the shore. Here, it is possible to get PADI certified and if you are a fan of muck diving then this is one of the best places to do it in the whole of Bali and you will find a range of underwater critters and beautiful fishes such as the blue ringed octopus and pygmy seahorses. In some cases you might see sharks, turtles, and waving fans and coral gardens.
Marvel at Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple is often regarded as the most famous attraction in Bali and is a Hindu temple that is located atop a large and scenic rock formation. As the years go by, the sea has successfully separated the rock from the mainland, and at high tide the rock is surrounded by water and impossible to reach making this one of nature’s beauty that needs to be seen in Indonesia. Many people visit this place just for the sunsets around the temple.
Besakih Temple East Bali
Besakih Temple is often referred to as the ‘mother temple’ of Bali and is found on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty of about 1,000m. Besakih is the biggest of all the Balinese temples, with a total sum of eighteen different sanctuaries that belong to different caste groups surrounding the three main temples dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu..