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Bali Attractions

Bali is one of the most popular destinations for the young sun-seeking crowds in the Indonesian area. It is known for the nightlife, shopping, art, culture as well as the bustling beach scene. Other visitors are looking to learn more about the life of the Balinese, explore the natural attractions of the area, see native animals and of course, witness grand temples. Most people love to find the Old Bali- the country that existed before the influx of tourists.

Top Religious Attractions in Bali

Temples in Bali are known as Pura. One of the most unique is Pura Tanah Lot, a temple built on a rock, with the constant noise from waves crashing to the base of the island. An iconic photo opportunity at sunset.

Uluwatu Temple is perched on the top of a cliff, 70m above the sea and is also a popular place for sunset scenes, while the Goa Gajah Elephant Cave is a temple to Ganesh, the Hindu elephant faced god, the God of beginnings and remover of obstacles.

Natural Attractions in Bali

One of the most entertaining places to visit in Bali is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary where Macaque monkeys delight visitors with their antics. To understand more about the life of the people of the agricultural sector visit the Tenalalang Rice Terraces which cover more than 600 Hectares of the landscape.

Popular Beaches in Bali

Nusa Dua is a clean and quiet beach on the eastern side of Bali, and is often titled one of the nicest beaches in the area, while Lovina is also one of the quieter areas if you want to escape the crowds. Kuta Beach is one of the most famous and popular beaches in Bali and this is where you will find the big crowds, the best nightlife and shopping.

Kid Friendly Activities in Bali

Saving animals whose populations are threatened is a great way to educate kids about conservation. The Turtle Conservation and Education Centre and the Elephant Safari Park are two places that Bali offers that are protecting animals. Elephants that are rescued are cared for in their new home and tourists may ride these beautiful creatures in an elephant friendly environment. The Turtles are reared and injured turtles nursed to health at the Centre and locals, once eager turtle meat and egg eaters, are being re-educated to helping conserve the species.

Waterbom Park is a water based theme park that the whole family will enjoy if you need a cool off in the warm Bali sun. This attraction is great for any day as the weather is generally quite humid all year round.

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Most Popular Attractions in Bali

1. Uluwatu Temple

  • Uluwatu Temple, known to the Balinese as Pura Luhur Ulawatu, is a particularly significant spiritual location to the Balinese Buddhist Hindus. Not only
  • Rp. 20,000 per person
  • Uluwatu Temple, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-6pm
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2. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

  • Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, or the Lake Bratan Temple, is a significant Buddhist Hindu temple located on the shores of Lake Bratan (or Danau Bratan) in the
  • Rp. 30,000/person
  • Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Candikuning, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-6pm
  • 8

3. Kuta

  • Previously a fishing village in Southern Bali, Kuta’s claim to fame is being the first Indonesian town to significantly develop its tourism sector.
  • Free
  • Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 15

4. Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple

    Pura Luhur Batukaru, or the Batukaru Temple, is a Balinese Hindu temple situated in the Tabanan regency of Bali. The temple sits on Mount Batukaru’s
  • donations appreciated, usually less than USD$2
  • Pura Luhur Batukaru, Wongaya Gede, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily

5. Waterbom park Bali

  • Set in a lush tropical garden and rated as the third-best waterpark in the world, number one in Asia, Waterbom is the place to go for a day of fun in the
  • Adults IDR 392.000; Child IDR 260.000
  • Waterbom Bali, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-6pm
  • 2

6. Ubud Palace (Puri Saren Palace)

  • Located in the middle of Ubud, just across the road from the famous local art market, the Ubud Palace has long been the centre of art and culture of the
  • Free entry, performances Rp. 50,000 - 100,000
  • Ubud Palace, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • 8am-Late
  • 7

7. Puputan Badung Square

  • Puputan Square, or Lapangan Puputan, is an urban park located in the centre of Denpasar with a very tragic and violent history. Now, the park is used by
  • Free
  • Puputan Badung, Jalan Cokroaminoto, Ubung Kaja, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 2

8. Lake Batur

  • Bali’s widest lake, Lake Batur is located in Bali’s Kintimani region. This mountainous region has been shaped by the volcanic eruptions that
  • Area entrance Rp. 20,000/person
  • Lake Batur, Songan B, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 2

10. Discovery Shopping Mall

  • Discovery Shopping mall, located in Kuta, is Bali’s premier beach mall. You will find the biggest name-brands, dine on traditional Indonesian dishes,
  • Free
  • Discovery Shopping Mall, Jalan Kartika, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10:30pm
  • 3

11. Mount Batur

  • Measuring in at just over 1,700 metres high, Mount Batur is not Bali’s highest mountain, but it is one of the most popular for hikers and trekkers
  • Rp. 300,000+
  • Mount Batur, South Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Climbing time from 3am
  • 3

12. Tanah Lot Temple

  • Tanah Lot Temple, locally known as Pura Tanah Lot, is a rock formation and temple off Bali’s coast around 20 kilometres from Denpasar. The temple,
  • Adult Rp. 30,000; Child Rp. 15,000
  • Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am - After Sunse
  • 14

13. Mount Agung

  • Gunung Agung, or Mount Agung, is the defining feature of East Bali. Stretching more than 3,000 metres into the air, it is the highest point on the island,
  • Rp. 400,000+
  • Mount Agung, Jungutan, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 1

14. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)

  • Dating back to the 11th century, Goa Gajah is a Hindu temple that is both historically significant and very popular with visitors to the island. Located
  • Adults Rp. 15,000, Children Rp. 7,500
  • Goa Gajah, Bedulu, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-4pm
  • 5

15. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

  • Bali’s Sacred Monkey Forest, located in the mountainous area of Ubud, has been a popular tourist attraction since the mid-1980s. The site, which is around
  • Adult IDR 50.000 Child IDR 40.000
  • Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8:30am-6pm
  • 7

16. Lovina

  • Lovina, located on Bali’s northern coastline, is an area unlike many tourist-focused spots in Bali. While south Bali’s Kuta, Seminyak and Legian
  • Free
  • Lovina Beach, Anturan, Buleleng Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 4

17. Tirtagangga Water Palace

  • The royal water garden, Tirtagangga, which translates literally to Water from the Ganges, is an important site both for the Balinese royal family and
  • Rp. 10,000 per person
  • Tirta Gangga, Ababi, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-5pm
  • 2

18. Pasar Badung

  • Pasar Badung, located in the city of Denpasar, is Bali’s largest traditional fruit and vegetable market. These markets, sometimes known as wet markets,
  • Free
  • Pasar Badung, Dauh Puri Kangin, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-5pm
  • 2

19. White Herons of Petulu

    In a small village located a few kilometres north east of Ubud, there is a regular and entirely unique gathering of wildlife. The village is called Petulu
  • Rp. 20,000
  • Kokokan, Heron Bird Colony Watch, Jalan Raya Petulu, Petulu, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Open Daily. Herons start 5pm

20. Bedugul

    Located in the central highlands of Bali, Bedugul covers a large area that contains the villages of Bedugul, Candikuning, Pancasari, Pancung and Wanagiri,
  • Free
  • Bedugul Lake View Residence, Jalan Raya Candi Kuning-Bedugul, Candikuning, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily

22. Museum Puri Lukisan

  • The Museum Puri Lukisan is Ubud’s first museum, displaying a wide selection of Balinese art from all styles and periods. The museum, which first
  • Adults Rp. 50,000 (USD$5), Children free
  • Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 9am-6pm
  • 2

23. The Mother Temple of Besakih

  • Located on the slopes of Mount Agung, Besakih Temple is Bali’s largest, most sacred and most important temple. Known as the Mother Temple of Besakih,
  • Rp. 15,000/person; Parking Rp. 5,000
  • Pura Besakih, Besakih, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-6pm
  • 1

26. Nusa Lembongan Island

    One of three small islands just off the coast of Bali, Nusa Lembongan (or Lembongan Island) wasn’t a part of Bali’s tourism climate until just
  • Free
  • Nusa Lembongan, Jungutbatu, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily

27. Pura Batu Bolong

  • Donation only
  • Pura Batu Bolong, Beraban, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 7am-7pm

28. Denpasar

  • Denpasar, the capital and largest city in Bali, is far from a popular destination with tourists, and is really only seen while travelling to and from the
  • Free
  • Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily
  • 3

29. Taman Ayun Temple

  • Taman Ayun Temple , also referred to as The Royal Temple of Mengwi, is located in the Mengwi district some 18 kilometres north of Denpasar city. Although
  • Adult Rp. 15,000; Child Rp. 7,500
  • Taman Ayun Temple, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
  • Daily 8am-6pm
  • 4

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