Bali Most Visited Tourist Destination
Bali is a small island, but Bali have so many thing to see, here
is the list of interesting places in Bali that you have to visit
if you come to Bali.
Wonderful view of the very active Batur volcano and lake Batur.
Batur volcano with an elevation 1717 m above sea level. The Batur
area was formed thirty thousand years ago by the eruption of a gigantic
volcano. The result is a spectacular area filled with volcano peaks,
crater and dramatic views. The view from the rim attract most of
the visitors to visit this area. There are many villages around
the crater rim and lake and sometimes the area is referred to as
Kintamani. Batur volcano has erupted more than twenty times since
1800, in 1917 is a major eruption killed over a thousand peoples.
And than eruption in 1926, 1963, 1964, 1974 and the last is on August
7th, 1994. Most visitors come here during lunch time, and early
morning for volcano climbing.Thing not to miss
Tanah Lot Temple
One of the most interesting and important temple built on the
huge rock in the south west shore of the island. The temple was
built in 16 centuries by the priest named Danghyang Nirartha during
his holy journey in Bali for spreading Hindu. He built the temple
dedicated to the God of the sea and transformed his scarf into poisonous
snakes to protect the place. When low tide you can walk to a holy
spring water at the cave under the rocky temple foundation. This
temple very famous for it's spectacular sunset. Somehow in the morning
the area very peacefully. Some European prefers to visit the temple
in the morning because not so crowded. Thing not to miss !!!
Besakih Temple (Bali Mother Temple)
The biggest and the most interesting, important Hindu's temple
in Bali located in the slopes on mount Agung (the highest and the
holiest mountain on the island). The people call this temple as
the mother temple. This temple is a public temple belong to every
Hindu Balinese, no matter which caste do they from, what job do
they have and which village are they from. The founder of this temple
is Sri Markandeya, a priest who came from Eastern Java in the end
of the eighth century. thing not to miss !!!
Bedugul Mountain Resort
A wonderful mountain resorts with the temple in the lake (Ulundanu
temple) botanical garden and the fruits and vegetables market. The
Ulundanu temple is one of the famous for the tourist and highly
revered temple in Bali. Built in 1633 by the King of Mengwi in the
Western shore of the lake. It's dedicated to Dewi Danu, source or
water and fertility for the land and people of Bali. The temple
consists of several shrines, spread along the shore and perched
on small islands which appear to float on the surface of the lake
with the mountain rising behind. so interesting, Thing not to miss
Ubud is the name of district belong to Gianyar regency well known
as the center of the arts of Bali. Ubud consist of many village
and each village have their own typical arts such as Celuk (gold
and silver village), Batuan (Painting village), Mas (wood carving
village), Batubulan famous for the stone sculptor,Barong and Kris
dance in the morning, and Kecak and Fire dance in the evening. Ubud
also famous for the beautiful rice terraces, monkey forest and in
the town itself you can see the palace, walk around the art market.
Ubud also have some painting museum. Ubud offer some nice hotels
with a very natural, peaceful environtment.Thing not to miss !!!
Goa Gajah (Bali Elepehant Cave)
Goa Gajah or the elephant cave temple is a heritage from the
eleventh century. There is no elephant here. Goa means cave, gajah
means elephant. The cave was used by the Hindu and Buddish priest
for meditation. Inside the cave you can see the statue of Ganesh
(the elephant head human body, the education God and the symbol
of the wisdom) and Tri Lingga (simbolise of Siva God). Outside of
the cave you can see the bathing pool and the ruin of the entrance
gate. This place just found in 1954. This place was covered by the
soil caused of the many earthquake happened in Bali.
Tampak Siring / Tirta Empul Temple
In Tampak Siring you can see Tirta Empul (the holy spring temple)
was built in eleventh century. This temple always busy by the prayers
who come for a special ritual ceremony called melukat (purification
ceremony). The people believe by this holy water we can lose the
bad luck and also can be used for medicine. Above in the left side
of the temple built the palace of our first Indonesian president,
One of Bali's holiest and most interesting, important temples,
built on the edge of a sheer rocky promontory jutting out over the
Indian Ocean, about 70 m above the sea level at the southeast part
of Bali. It's favourite spot at Sunset with the Kecak & Fire
Dance. Accounts of ULUWATU early history a vague, but the Javanese
Hindu priest Empu Kuturan almost certainly constructed a mere (multi-tiered
that ched shrine) here in the Tenth Century, six hundreds years
later Dang Hyang Nirartha another influential Hindu Priest from
Java added his own cliffside shrine here. Thing not to miss !!!
One of Bali's most famous white sand surfing beach, located in
the south of Bali, about 25 minutes drive from Kuta,beautiful green
golf course along the way down from the main road of uluwatu,Dream
land offers big wave with a very wonderful cliff a long the beach,
during weekend the beach very crowded by the local tourist.not only
the surfers,a lot of peoples come here just for sun bath lying on
the beach under the sun.
Rambut Siwi Temple
Located in the west of Bali ,about 90 km from kuta,16 km in the
west of Medewi surfing beach, is one of Bali,s most important temple.was
built in 16 century by the priest who called Dang hyang dwijendra,
who sailed across from jawa,he paused at this spot and claimed as
a holy place ,he donated a lock of his hair to the villagers.Rambut
means hear .The temple built on the clifftop seashore black sandy
beaches,with a wonderful rice field views around.
Bali Botanical Garden (Bedugul Mountain Resort)
Located in the slope of mount pohon,about 65 km in north of Kuta,
very fresh air , no pollution. The area cover more than 150 hectares,
and include more than 1000 species of plants, including trees, cactus
collections, bamboos, orchids, medical plantations, beautiful gardens,
flowers, lushes, from east side of the garden you also can see the
beauty of lake beratan. the this place is the favorite recreation
area for local Balinese.it gets busy at the weekends and on holidays.
most of the people who come here usually drive their car around
the park.But you also can do trekking here , walking around the
park enter the forest and wonderful garden. and also you can join
the Bali tree top adventures. It's wonderful. Thing not to miss!!!
Taman Ayun Temple (Mengwi Royal Temple)
Taman Ayun is the biggest royal family temple in Bali, located
in Mengwi was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi kingdom. The temple
is surrounded by the moat consist of three yard and in the inner
yard consist of many Pagodas or Meru. Each court yart has its own
function. Here you can also see Wantilan, a Bali traditional stucture/building
with various function such as meeting, Bali art performance and
also cock fighting which is now ilegal.
Jatiluwih (Bali best rice terrace)
Jatiluwih Located in Tabanan regency in the northwest of the
island in the foot of mount Batukaru well known as the biggest,
largest and the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali, very beautiful
nature landscape and rice terrace you can enjoy here. You also have
a chance to witness about Bali traditional agriculture, see Bali
farmer in rice field. Bali village and rural atmosphere combine
with Bali daily life can enjoy during visiting this place. Book
our special tour visiting Jatiluwih and explore inner of Bali Island.
GUNUNG KAWI Located about two kilometer in the south of TIRTA
EMPUL temple (holy spring temple in TAMPAK SIRING). GUNUNG KAWI
is tomb of the King Anak Wungsu and his queen carved on the Pakerisan
river bank. About 315 step down to the tomb with a beautiful rice
Bali Monkey Forest
Monkey Forest In Bali there are three famous monkey forests such
as UBUD WENARA WANA, SANGEH and ALAS KEDATON. UBUD monkey forest
located in the center of UBUD city. SANGEH is the most beautiful
forest and ALAS KEDATON is the monkey forest with a big fruit bats.
Waterfall in Bali
There are few waterfall in Bali such as GITGIT located in SINGARAJA
on the way to LOVINA beach, MUNDUK a very beautiful waterfall with
a beautiful view of the clove and cocoa plantation along the way
, and TEGENUNGAN, a waterfall located near by UBUD.
Goa Lawah (Bali Bat Cave)
Goa Lawah is a temple with a thousand bats in the cave behind
the temple, founded by Empu Kuturan in 1007 being one of the most
important temples. All Balinese will do a special ritual to continue
the ceremony (Nyegara Gunung) after the cremation ceremony.
The court of justice was built around 1710 is one of the left
building after the fighting against the Dutch in 1908. This building
famous with it's painting in the ceiling which describe the punishment
of the soul in the afterlife and beside the Kerta Gosa is Bale Kambang
and the museum of the Klungkung regency.
Tirta Gangga (Bali Water palace)
The water palace located in the east of Bali with it's cool climate
surrounding by rice fields and mountains. It was built in 1946 by
Anak Agung Ngurah the last Raja (King) of Karangasem. It is an impressive
terraced garden featuring glorious pools water channels and fountains.
It is located 5 kilometer south of Amlapura, Taman Sukasada is
the largest of the three water palaces built by the last Raja (king)
of Karangasem, Anak Agung Ngurah was built in 1921.
Located in the town of Bangli. Pura Kehen is one of the gems
among Bali's temple consist of two courtyard, outer yard contain
a massive Banyan tree with bell tower built among the branches.
Inner court yard contain eleven roofed pagoda (Meru) dedicated to
Siva God and other shrines dedicated mountain Gods.
Munduk means highland, a spectacular view of the twin lake of
Buyan and Tamblingan with mountain behind. Nice ride with the coffee,
cocoa, avocado and flower along the street. There is a restaurant
built on the top above of the cloud very peaceful overlooking to
the Northwest coast of Bali with the rice terraces in the distance.
Some people call this area as a hidden paradise of Bali.
West Part of Bali Island
Part of westernmost Bali are protected as BALI BARAT NATIONAL
PARK ( Taman Nasional Bali Barat ) Whose 19,000 hectares of savannah,rainforest,monsoon
forest,mangrove swamp and coral reef are home to a range of small
animals,prolific marine life and approximately 160 species of birds,
including the BALI STARLING , Bali,s one true endemic creature.Just
a fraction of the national park is open to the public and its bigest
attraction by far MENJANGAN ISLAND ,with spectacular coral reefs
invites snorkellers and divers from all over bali.West Bali also
famous with it's national park, buffalo races (from May to October)
and Jegog (the bamboo music instrument performs by 15 musician).
Bali Traditional Village
There are three unique traditional villages in Bali, very often
called Baliage (the original Balinese). TRUNYAN a village located
in the cross of LAKE BATUR in KINTAMANI (not buried corpse), TENGANAN
located in EAST BALI famous for it's grinsing or double ikat (hand
weaving) and PENGLIPURAN which is located about 10 km in the North
of the BANGLI town, famous for it's house architecture.
A very silent peaceful temple located in the jungle at the foot
of mount Batukaru. Pure Luhur Batukaru is a holy site in the eleventh
century and was later consecrated by the Rajas of kingdom of Tabanan
who made into their state temple and dedicated to their ancestors
Gods. The most important shrine is the unusual seven tired pagoda,
which is dedicated to Mahadewa the God of Gunung Batukaru. The farmers
usually come here to take the holy water for use in the agricultural
ceremonies hoping they will have a good harvest.