Some individuals say that Bali is overrated, too touristy and not worth to go. While some state it is one of the finest experience in their travels. I think everything depends on how you would enjoy Bali.
Regardless, as time has passed, and places might have grown, Bali is still what it is. If you can look past the tourists during the peak season and focus on Bali’s attractions, you may simply fall in love with Bali. Bali deserves the attention and here are our top 8 amazing places you must visit in Bail.
Imagine a large rugged limestone cliff with a temple perched on it, almost like a scene from cliffhanger. Uluwatu Temple is a really must visit place in Bali. Calling it Pura Luhur, it is located on the island typically known as Bukit Peninsula, which houses Bali’s few best beaches like Balangan and lots of great surfing spots. The temple is itself a marvellous structure, constructed in the 11th Century. It is set down at the high cliff of 70 meters above the Indian ocean. If you go up even higher, you will have an awesome view of either side and sundown over Uluwatu temple itself.
Pura Tanah Lot
Another marvellous rock formation lays as a foundation of a popular pilgrimage temple, known as Pura Tanah Lot. It is most popular for its peacefulness and cultural significance as it is connected with the Balinese folklore as one of the seven temples that form a ring in the south-west of Bali.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is another need to visit a temple in Bali. Unlike the rest of the temples, this one is serenely resting at the edge of Lake Bratan. Think of perfectly structured temple with double the beauty due to its reflection on the clear lake.
Dolphin sightings at Lovina
Lovina is one of the finest places in Bali to make dolphin sighting boat trip. You will leave the beach at dawn to seek for the dolphins, though yes it might be quite crowded with other travelers. It is still worth it when you find a school of dolphins happily leaping by.
Ubud is one location you cannot miss out. Ubud is packed and condensed with the best of Bali, varying from nature, culture and individuals, temples, museums, rolling rice/paddy fields and manufactured gardens and parks. You may take an interesting bike tour around here or take up cooking, experience activities like whitewater rafting and other outdoor activities, relax with yoga and meditation or have some pampering sessions of day spa and massage. You can also take pleasure in the arts and theatres and not to forget the shopping. So you see, Ubud has a little bit of whatever for almost everyone.
Kuta is the most popular beach in Bali, which means you can be sure to discover the life and party scene here in Kuta Beach. Head here if you are seeking to interact socially, party and enjoy.
Mount Batur at Kintamani
Up in a highland in East of Bali, there lies Mount Batur caldera in Kintamani. A climb to the top (1700 meters) of this active volcano is a terrific experience for any active travellers. Many of the tourists would do the morning hike for an ultimate experience, beginning from 4 am to reach in time for the 6 am daybreak. This walking is relatively easy and the treks are obvious.
We had two temples on the cliff, and now we get to drink off a bar set down on yet another cliff at Ayana bar resort in Bali. Think of drinking, cooling as well as dancing atop a cliff with the roaring sea stretching behind you. If you choose which is the one bar you must go to in Bali, Ayana bar on the rocks is the location.