Bali – Indonesia’s Paradise!
Bali is not just a place but definitely a state of mind – It is the most beautiful island of Indonesia that will conjure amazing thoughts of the tropical forests surrounded by blue waters, instilling a spiritual feeling in your soul and a perfect balance of the mind with the body. There are thousands of tourists who visit Bali every year to enjoy the serenity that is offered by the turquoise water and palm trees. For the native people of Bali, their religion is one of the most important things and an integral part of their lives. The religious aspect of the native people of Bali, the entire island would impart a spiritual feeling all around.
Well, it’s not surprising to know that the main religion of the native Balinese is Hindu dharma which also blends other beliefs such a Javanese, and Buddhism.
Having visited Bali several times, the mystic locations have inspired me to share some of the best places that you can explore and enjoy with not just your romantic partner but also with your friends and family. Bali, according to the tourists, is considered the most evocative as well as most popular destination of the vast Indonesian archipelago. As soon as you will step into the mesmerizing land of Bali, you would feel a spark in your mind-body, and soul. It will make you feel intoxicated and away from the hustle-bustle of city life, routine work, and stressful life.
The capital of Bali – Denpasar, is the most fascinating place that includes white-sand beaches and amazing hinterlands. The people who are looking forward to surfing in Bali, contemplate the place as Macca and love to spend their entire trip exploring different beaches and surfing.
I have listed some of the best places that you can explore when you are in Bali!
#1 The Place That Is Topping The List – Pura Tanah Lot:
Pura Tanah Lot is a religious place that is approximately 20 to 22 km from Kuta and lies in the northwest direction. Pura Tanah Lot is considered the most iconic temple or spiritual location of Bali. The Pura Tahna Lot is surrounded by spectacular sea and stunning rocks where the waves hit the rock and create a captivating panorama.
The Pura Tanah Lot is considered one of the most sacred temples on the island. There are numerous solo travelers, families on tours, traveling friends, and other tourists who love to visit the Pura Tanah Lot temple mostly during the evening and view the beautiful sunset.
Tourists find their way to the temple from various places such as Legian or Sanur or even Kuta. Along the way, just like other tourists, you can find several souvenir sellers where you can buy some really amazing things for memories.
If you want to go deep into the history of the Pura Tanah Lot temple then it was built in the 16th century. The inspiration for the temple was embraced by the priest Nirartha. The temple was built by the local fishermen who lived near the shore of the sea.
Being a foreigner (tourists), you won’t be allowed to enter the temple because it is the belief of the native people that the temple will lose its sanctity if outsiders enter it. But don’t be disheartened, you would be able to enjoy the view of the temple and experience peace by taking a walk around the temple, taking photos, and completely soaking yourself in the beauty of the place.
Once you have viewed all the temples and various sacred shrines on the island, you can have a relaxing time at the cliff-top cafe – Kopi Luwak. It is quite popular among tourists because of the tasty meals, beverages, and friendly ambiance.
TOP TIP: The backdrop of the restaurant and cafe offers you Instagram-worthy photo ops which you can instantly click and upload on your Instagram account.
Traveler Tip: While visiting the temples and shrines in Bali, make sure you are dressed respectfully – respecting the decorum of the place, such as wearing a sarong and sash.
#2 Enjoy The Scenic Beauty Of Mount Batur: Mount Batur
Trekking in Bali sounds really amazing, isn’t it? But do you the exact location where trekking would not just be an adventurous activity but also fun? – Mount Batur!
You, along with your group can trek up to the highest peak of Mount Batur that is almost 1700 to 1800 meters above the ground. Trekking on Mount Batur will give you a thrill that you would never get to experience anywhere else in the world. Besides, the view of Bali from the top of Mount Batur will be just stunning. If not trekking, you can experience the beautiful sunrise as well as the sunset behind the tall, wide lush green mountains.
Mount Batur is actually an active volcano and is situated in the central highlands of Bali, in the Kintamani district. It is considered a sacred place by the native Bali people and even you would feel the piousness of the place. Hiking or trekking on Mount Batur is always on the top ‘to-do’ list of tourists. The trekking path or the trail is well marked so that the people traveling through do go get lost or confused while coming back. To make the trek more interesting, these trekking guides will provide you breakfast of delicious eff, bread, and hot beverages that are cooked directly from the steam of the volcano.
Besides Mount Batur, you would get to witness the beauty of the lake Batur which is also considered as the one and only source of irrigation in the entire region. The view of lake Batur from the top is completely stunning and mesmerizing.
Travel Tip: If you have already planned for trekking on Mount Batur, you would have to ensure that you are using high-quality trekking shoes and have proper warm clothes as the temperature in the morning time would be extremely low.
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Along the trail of Mount Batur, you can also visit the famous temple of Pura Ulun Danu Batur. This temple is situated in the northwest direction of lake Batur. Surrounding the temple, you would get to experience a therapeutic soak or a hot bath in the hot springs.
#3 Temple – Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
If you want to witness the beauty of the picturesque temple of Bali, then visit a small island that lies on the western shore of Lake Bratan. It is located in the cool breeze highlands of central Bali. The temple was built in the 17th-century and it is among the top places to visit when you are in Bali. The temple is having an amazing scenic beauty because of the backdrop offered by the Gunung Bratan. The temple is having a thatched appearance which is reflected in the waters of the lake and makes the entire location mesmerizing. During the air pressure and breeze, the water level of the lake rises and at that time, the temple seems to float on the surface of the lake.
The lake is very important to the native people living there because it is the best source of drinking water and even for irrigation the water from the lake is used. An entire temple is a sacred place of the Devi Danu. The people of Bali consider her the goddess of water and due to her, everyone is getting clean drinking water.
Beside the temple complex, you could see the statue of Budhha exactly on the left side of the temple – sitting in the meditation position over a lotus structure. The status of the Buddha explains that the people of Bali have completely adopted the beliefs of Lord Buddha and follow them religiously.
To view the best beauty of this Bali temple, you must visit the place in the morning. The resign run spreads the soft sunlight and the cool mist in the air will mesmerize you. The tourists who are interested in visiting the temple from inside can hire a canoe and paddle out on the lake.
The Botanical Garden Of Bali!
The Bali Botanical Garden: If you have visited the temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, you can move ahead to visit the Botanical Garden of Bali. The Botanical Garden of Bali is also known as the Kebun Raya Bali. Here you can observe the bamboo forest, begonias, orchid collection, and medicinal or herbal plants. Alongside the Botanical Garden Of Bali, you will be able to go to Bali’s Treetop Adventure Park – it would be a great place not just for the kids but also for the adults. There are multiple ziplines or Tarzan swings for adventurous activities and also a perfectly designed suspension bridge.
To Get The Exact Address Of The Place – Jalan Bedugul – Singaraja, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan.
#4 Experience The Serenity Of The Nusa Beach:
If you want to escape from all the sightseeing trips and tours of Bali and spend some quality time with your family or friends, then you can visit the Nusa Dua Beach. Just imagine, you are having the glass of your cool drink in your hands, reading a book, relaxing on the recline sun lounger, and experiencing the soothing feeling of the white sand. Isn’t it all enthralling? Well, it is certainly! You can visit the private peninsula of Bali and choose anyone from the luxurious resorts to feel the pristine sand of Bali and the cool breeze.
The staff of the resort is extremely proactive and they make sure that the resorts are not polluting the place in any way. Even they are taking special care of the white care and keep it clean. There are many things that you can perform on Nusa Dua Beach – swimming, surfing, parasailing, and sunbathing.
Traveler Tip: You might have to make some payment for hiring the sun lounger or eating or doing the activities at the beach.
The tourists can also enjoy the luxurious spa services available near Nusa Dua Beach – it will help you to relax and have a great experience.
#5 Having A Fun Bath With Your Family/Friends In Sekumpul Waterfall
The Sekumpul Waterfall is just another beautiful place offered by Bali and it is located in the Singaraja region. It is situated almost 66 to 70 kilometers from the Ubud. Many tourists have listed Sekumpul Waterfall as one of the most beautiful falls of Bali. This specific waterfall is a combination or blend of 7 different waterfalls which gives a perfect cascading effect. The entire area is surrounded by mist generated due to water and carried along to the jungle-clad cliff.
Travel Trip: Note that if you choose to drive yourself here, locals might try and stop you well before the entrance, demanding exorbitant entrance and parking fees. It’s a good idea to hire a local guide who knows how to negotiate these roadblocks and access the correct trailhead to the falls.
#6 Understanding The Culture And People Of Bali:
Most often the tourists are visiting Bali to know the different cultures that are being religiously followed or to mark the difference between the traditions of the people of Bali and that of the other countries that are Buddha followers. For that, you would have to visit the villages and understand the terrace farming they have adopted for rice fields, attend their cultural programs, and know how the people are dressing in Bali. It would be completely refreshing to meet new people, and spend some quality time with them.
It would be better if you take a visit to Sideman Valley. This valley is situated in the northeast of the Ubud and will give you the feeling of the old Bali where the villagers reside and have a happy living. The village is full of rice fields that are perfectly shaped into terrace farming. While you are strolling through the village, you would get to know the routine of the villagers and how they are spending their day. Besides, you will be learning more about the scenic beauty of the village valley that has a big Mount Agung as the backdrop. Most often the tourists come to spend time with the villager or go on a hiking trip and sometimes follow the summit of Mount Agung and some for the Yoga retreats.
If You Are Planning Your Next Vacation To Bali – Then You Can Visit All The Places Aforementioned. Our Next Blogs Would Be On The Best Bali Beaches Where You Can Have A Relaxing Time And A Luxurious Stay In Famous Resorts.
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