Human beings have been social wanderers since their very evolution. Their love for travel has only strengthened with time. When travelling is not just a passion but a fuel to live, travelling to places that are beautiful, scenic, picturesque, and suitable for our pursuits in life such as good food, adventure, trekking, wildlife, and sailing, must be our priority. Bali, an island archipelago in Indonesia, is a place that fulfils almost all these criteria.
Bali is a place which is heavily bestowed with natural landscapes such as sandy beaches, rugged coastline, hilly terrains, mountain peaks, and even barren volcanic hillsides. The place further is known for its rich cultural as well as historical heritage and its friendly people. In fact, some people believe that Bali is more than just a place to visit. It is in fact a mood as it showcases or brings out the tropical flavour of your mind and personality. Bali is Magical and therefore you ought to dip yourself in its magic once in your lifetime.
Over the years, Bali has been referred to as the Morning of the World (where the world awakens to a new day a new beginning), The Land of a Thousand Temples, the Last Paradise on Earth, and of course the Island of the Gods. There are a number of places included in Bali Tourism. Consulting travel experts to finalize the top sights in Bali would be a planned beginning toward the land of your dreams, your dream vacation, and your magical vacation that would give your life a new, fresh, and energetic beginning. Proper tour planning would also help you in understanding the best time to visit Bali and estimating Bali's trip cost-efficiently.
List of Top 10 Places to visit in the land called the Last Paradise – Bali
Bali is a natural paradise on earth and therefore, the place has something or rather a lot of things for everyone. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Bali:
1. Enjoy the Sunrise Trekking at Mount Batur
People who love trekking heights and enjoy the victory of completing a trek should definitely enjoy this trek which starts at around 3.30 am local time and continues only till 9:30 am local time. Ideally, you would get to see the sunrise and shine up this terrain gradually and slowly. The feeling is as if you conquered the world before sunrise and even the sun salutes your victory. However, this trek is certainly not for the faint and weak-hearted since ending the rocky ascend of the trek is quite adventurous and adrenaline-pumping. Also, check out the Bali travel guide to plan a trip to Lake Batur to soak you and relax after the arduous trek.
2. Experience naïve and untouched nature at Nusa Penida
People looking forward to experiencing nature at its best must plan a visit to Nusa Penida. This exotic island is mystically located away from the main island of Bali and separated by the Badung Strait. Whether you love photography or exploring naïve locations or merely relaxing at a peaceful getaway, this is the place you should visit. Turquoise waters, high cliffs, and appealing green hues make it the dreamiest destination ever. The island, though does not offer many options for accommodation and eating out, therefore making it an untouched unexplored destination.
3. Soak yourself in spirituality and nature at Tanah Lot Temple
Also known as the Land of a Thousand Temple, this is one temple you should not miss when you are in Bali. Not merely for religious reasons, the temple is one of the major attractions for tourists because of a lot of reasons. This temple is situated at the backdrop of a unique shoreline and people enjoy the sunset at this spot. Beautiful shoreline, waves crashing on the shore, beautiful craftsmanship on display, and exotic sunset views are some of the accomplishments you get when you visit Tanah Lot Temple. It is one of the best things to do in Bali.
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4. Visit the Traditional Crafts, Rainforests, and Beautiful Town of Ubud
Ubud is a famous town in Bali, Indonesia. While the town enjoys natural blessings, the place has a lot more magic to offer. Starting with the meandering tour of the Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud where people enjoy the scenic landscape and are of course an artist’s ideal choice of landscape. The town is further bestowed with natural greenery in the form of dense rainforests. Ubud Monkey Forest is another location where you can get some breathtaking views while having a prominent view of the long-tailed monkeys of Bali. This forest also houses three Hindu temples. You can also plan a trip to Bali Swings, the magical destination that offers a number of swinging experiences including the ones suspended over an abyss with a backdrop of green tropical vegetation. This surely makes up the perfect destination for the most perfect profile picture. A visit to Ubud Palace and the Ubud Art Market too should be parts of the plan for people who love exploring places and of course, those who love shopping.
5. Enjoy the Magic of Nature at Sekumpul Waterfall
Nature is a magical healer and it spreads magic onto every corner of this world. Choosing the perfect location at the perfect time would help us experience that magic. A visit to Sekumpul Waterfall is that planned choice to enjoy the magic of nature. This waterfall is a cluster of seven waterfalls in totality that flows down the rice field, washes the dirty roads and gushes down hundreds of stairs to create a magical view. This magical view would impulsively force you to plunge and soak yourself in the mystical pool at the confluence of these seven falls. The lush green background, the breathtaking heights, and the amazing scenic beauty of gushing water make up for a dreamy holiday.
6. Experience Spirituality at Besakih and Tirta Empul Temple
Bali is the land of temples and thus experiencing spirituality comes naturally. However, a visit to the Besakih Temple is not merely a spiritual or religious trip. It is more of an iconic visit, a visit to the landmark of Bali culture and religion, and a visit to explore the history of Bali. This beautiful temple was built around 1000 years ago and is called the Mother Temple which houses around 86 small temples cradled within its vastness. Situated on the slopes of Mount Agung, the splendid architecture exhibited at the temple, the beautiful landscape, and the significant Hindu belief makes a visit to the Besakih Temple worth it. Another temple called the Tirta Empul Temple is a National Heritage Site preserved with great care. The temple portrays the concept of good over evil and houses a natural mountain spring (just like the translation of the name suggests “holy water spring”). Spirituality gets a new meaning at Bali and its famous temples are bestowed with natural beauty and architectural splendour.