Fall in love with nature at Bali
Whether it is the hot summers or the biting cold winters, if you are looking for a vacation spot, then you don’t need to be in a hurry or worry! Bali is the right answer to all your doubts.
Situated in the heart of Indonesia, Bali is a wonderful and extraordinary island. Being an ancient spot, it is one of the most visited tourist spot and a suitable place to visit with your special and loved ones. Here you can find not one but many places which are sufficient for you to discover the beauty of nature.
The following are some of the best tourist places to visit in Bali that will catch your attention and will definitely change your perspective towards nature:
1. Tanah Lot Temple
You might be thinking why a temple is ranked as no. 1 in the top 10 list. There are many reasons for this temple to be the best tourist place to visit in Bali. This temple is not just a spot but a wonderful experience at Bali. Famous for its unique offshore setting and sunset
backdrops, it is an ancient temple situated on top of an outcrop in the mid of constantly upside down crashing waves. In short, it is one of the not-to-be-missed icons in Bali.
TO ENJOY IN THE BEST WAY:-
Pray that whenever you visit the Tanah Lot it is not a high tide because during high tide the pathways are closed. Try reaching the temple in the early afternoon as it is the best and the most suitable time to visit the spot.
Pay your visit and discover the best spot in Bali and then head towards the Surya Mandala Cultural Park’s grand open stage near Batu Bolong to see the sunset along with the ‘fire dance’ performances at Kecak. I bet you will be in a state of great hunger till the time you will explore this wonderful spot! Try dinner at one of the roof-top restaurants to enjoy the magnificent view during the night.
The temple’s timings are 07:00 – 19:00
2. Uluwatu Temple
This temple is also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, is no doubt one of the top places in Bali to be visited during sunset to enjoy the marvelous view. Situated on the top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above the sea, this tourist spot also has the wonderful sunset backdrops as in the Tanah Lot Temple. It is situated on the western shores of this island.
HOW TO ENJOY IN THE BEST WAY:
To enjoy this destination with an unforgettable memory you must reach at the spot just before the sunset. A Kecak dance is performed and the best part is watching it with a background of sunset.
Opening hours: 09:00 – 18:00
3. Besakih Temple
Also known as ‘the mother temple’ of Bali for over 1000 years is situated on the south-western slopes of Mount Agung. Being a chain of 86 temples, it is a wonderful masterpiece of the ancient times.
Besakih is the biggest group of temples comprising the holiest temples of the island. It is surrounded by a magnificent view of scenic rice paddies, hills, mountains and many more natural ingredients.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THIS PLACE
You can visit this destination at the dawn and in the evening as at these times; the place
is much quieter as compared to the whole day throughout.
Visiting hours: 08:00 – 17:00
4. Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddles, the location is cool as well as calm which is a center of attraction for the tourists. Also, its beauty tends them to stop at any cost and at least click a photograph of the fantabulous view of nature.
The terrace view of the green fields attracts the sight as well as the heart of every visitor whether a child or a senior citizen.
5. Ubud Monkey Forest
Ever played the popular game ‘TEMPLE RUN’? This forest presents the exact view as in the game. Also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, this is home to many grey long-tailed macaques. Besides viewing the playful monkeys swinging, chanting, feeding
the food items especially bananas, the site offers a wonderful experience with the cool breeze blowing out through the pathway.
The green and thick leafy forests put on extra beauty along with a combination with the soft cool breeze. The monkeys of the forest are very friendly as long as you are not teasing them!
The forest is open for a visit from 08:00 to 18:00
6. Ubud Art Market
Also known as the ‘Pasar Seni Ubud’, this is unique traditional art market completely different from those in different corners of the world. A perfect place with a collection of various silk scarves, handmade bags, baskets and many more items, visiting this place will
definitely make you spend your money by seeing such a beautiful craftwork. Mostly the stalls have no set price, so bargaining is mainly done which is easily acceptable by the stall-keepers.
The market is open from 08:00 to 18:00 while some of the stalls are even open till late night.
7. Mount Batur
Ranked no. 7 thin the list, Mount Batur is a sight seeking a spot in the Bali’s highland. It is most popular for climbing and gives an adventurous trekking experience. As soon as you reach the top of this mighty mountain you can clearly observe the beautiful sunrise and it gives you a feel as if you are in heaven.
There is a lake on the southeastern side of the volcano known as the Lake Batur. It is a popular fishing spot and will give you a beautiful view of Bali.
Enjoy the best view of this destination by trekking during early mornings
Timings: 10:00 to 15:00
8. Bali Safari and Marine Park
Opened in 2007, it is Bali’s largest and most visited animal park. Covering a total of 40 hectares of land, it is suitable for the ones who love to explore the fauna. It is a habitat to over 80 species from the three diverse regions- Indonesia, India and Africa. The Bali Safari and Marine Park are home to various spotted deer, Himalayan bears, Nilgai, Zebras, Lions and many other creatures of nature. The most prominent are the great and legendary Indian white tigers.
A visit to such an extraordinary park takes up a complete full day and it will give you a life-long memory. Also, the whole scenario will give you opportunities to capture some extraordinary snaps of this beautiful park with the forest and the species being the models of your photograph.
Opening hours: 09:00 – 17:00