10 places you must visit in Bali
1. Mt. Batur
There are several reasons to visit the Kintamani region of Bali. The most famous reason to visit is Mount Batur. It is a unique mountain that offers stunning view The Kintamani region is home to Mount Batur. The view of the mountain is breathtaking whether you view it from the base or the summit. Mount Batur offers a challenging trek, a once in a lifetime sunrise, and a unique view of Bali.
2. Natural Hot Springs in Kintamani
The natural hot springs are another fantastic place to visit in Bali. This region is geologically active and produces healing hot springs. Here you can enjoy the view, watch wildlife, or relax in the healing waters of Bali. It is a serene and place that will leave you feeling revitalized as the water heals the body and the surrounding views heal your soul.
3. The Water Palace of Tirtagangga
Another that is worth your time is the Water Palace of Tirtagangga. The Water Palace is a series of fountains, stones, and statues. It is a unique water garden built around water springs that many consider holy. It is a place where natural wonders come together with manmade wonders to create something unique and amazing.
4. Pura Besakih
Pura Besakih is a Hindu temple that is unique in that it is the only temple where people from any caste can worship. There are three main temples as well as many surrounding sanctuaries all dedicated to the Hindu gods. It is considered to be the mother temple of Hinduism and its astounding architecture reflects that.
5. Gunung Kawi
Gunung Kawi appeals to every person’s inner Indiana Jones. This temple is an ancient Hindu temple that is cut into a rock cliff-face. You have never seen any structure as interesting as the ancient, precise carvings in the rock-face. This site dates back to the eleventh century and was created to honor a king and his wife. Each carving is very precise in spite of the fact that ancient tools were used to carve them. This site is the essence of love and dedication. It has weathered the test of time.
6. Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan is a quiet island that offers a great deal to do and see. Rent a bike and tour the island. Tour the beaches or visit a mangrove forest. Whatever you do, catch the sunset at Devil’s Tears. It is called Devil’s Tears because of the way the water hits the rocks. The ocean comes into an inlet and breaks over rocks in such a way that it creates spectacular water sprays. At sunset the sprays catch the light. Biking around an island and watching the water crash against the rocks is an inexpensive, but fabulous way to spend a day in Bali.
7. Denpasar Badung Market
Many people want to experience the local culture, meet the local people, and have a chance to shop at a local market. The Denpasar Badung Market is the perfect place to visit for this. It offers a chance to walk where the locals walk as well as find local cuisine and local wares. Rather than buy tourist trinkets, buy authentic items at a local market. You will find that shopping here gives you a chance to get a feel for the heart of Bali. There is no experience that can introduce you to Bali like shopping in the local market.
8. Bali Kite Festival
When visiting Bali, be sure to take in a festival. The Bali Kite festival is a fun time for young and old alike. People gather from all over the world to fly kites as teams. These aren’t your ordinary kites. These kites come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Flying the kites requires a great deal of skill as these kites often are shaped irregularly and does not fly in the same way as a square or triangle kite. In fact, each kite is flown by a large team. You will never truly know what it means to fly a kite until you have seen the kite festival. It occurs every year in July at Sanur Beach.
9. Amed Beach
Amed offers snorkeling and diving. The Japanese Shipwreck in Banyuning and the Liberty shipwreck at Tulamben are two shipwrecks that lie in shallow water and offer amazing places to snorkel. The sea-life is abundant and access is fairly easy. Additionally, there are plenty of places for the more experienced diver to visit. The water is warm and clear, which means that the coral and the fish are abundant and fabulous.
10. West Bali National Park
Finally, you must visit the National Park. The park allows you to see more of the beauty of outdoor Bali. It also gives you a chance to see some of the many species that find refuge in the park. It gives you a chance to see what wild Bali looks like. Many vacations become so busy that we forget to look at the wildlife that surrounds us. The West Bali National Park allows you to truly see the wildlife that inhabits Bali.