Bali is an island in Indonesia and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world for a variety of reasons. Beautiful beaches, expansive mountainous rainforests filled with a wealth of wildlife and exotic flora, and the most impressive collection of temples and tombs, are just some of the attractions that are not to be missed. Check out the top attractions to experience in Bali below, and ensure you have a holiday of a lifetime on this glorious island!
Easily the most iconic and important temple in Bali, Tanah Lot not only boasts an intriguing cultural and historical heritage, but it is also located in a remarkable location. Sitting in the middle of the sea with waves crashing into the base of the temple coupled with a breath taking backdrop, Tanah Lot is a great photo opportunity and captures the imagination perfectly.The surrounding area of this Hindu shrine also has a range of smaller temples that you can visit, and if you are lucky you might also catch some authentic Indonesian dance performances from the locals.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
An extremely popular sight for tourists who travel to Bali, the Tegallalang Rice Terraces are a view to behold. Beautiful and expansive, the terraces date back over 2,000 years, and what makes them even more impressive is that the paddies that climb the steep hills are trimmed by the local farmers with primitive tools – another photogenic offering from Bali and not to be missed to make your trip memorable.
Batubulan is a great place to go and get a firsthand experience of the Balinese culture and the customs of the region. Well known for its stone carving, the village of Batubulan has an impressive collection of intricately carved stone sculptures, monuments and temples.
Many of the sculptures that are made here can be bought, and should you decide to take one home will be taking with you a piece of Bali heritage. Batubulan is also famous for one particular of dance that is not to be missed; a traditional Barong dance which occasionally happens for visitors to the region.
Hot Springs of Banjar
While Bali offers plenty of beaches to visit and lots of temples to soak up its culture in, you may need to just spend the day taking a break and relaxing. The Hot Springs of Banjar are a perfect remedy as you can relax and forget all of your worries in its natural thermal waters while then heading off to the adjacent Lovina coast to cool off and enjoy a majestic experience.
Bali Bomb Memorial
While Bali is a very popular tourist destination and one that is filled with a variety of things to do, you will also find nestled in the main city of the island the Bali Bomb Memorial – Ground Zero. Paying homage to those who were killed in the Bali bombs of 2004, the building is a fusion of modern architecture and traditional Kaynan carvings which give the monument an old worldly charm.