Magical island of Bali is popular for its culture and amazing landscapes. In addition, mesmerizing historical temples astound you. However, if you do not have enough time on your hand and want to explore the must see things in Bali, here is the list of top 7 must see things.
- Besakhi temple
Besakih Temple, the mother temple of Bali, is located on Mount Agung at 1000 meter height. Temple is also the largest among all temples in Bali. Eighteen sanctuaries belonging to different castes surround three main temples. Annually, more than 70 festivals or ceremonies are held at the temple. It would be a great idea to visit temple during festivals. Often during day, the place gets crowded with tourists and local vendors.
- Tanah Lot Temple
It is an iconic temple of Bali sitting on a rock surrounded by sea from all sides. Temple was built to pay homage to spirits of sea. Temple is best place to experience the most scenic sunset in Bali. Although, temple ground is inaccessible but panoramic view and cultural ceremonies are there for you to enjoy. Try to reach the temple in early afternoon so that you can enjoy the fire dance routine at the Mandala Cultural Park garden in the evening.
- Uluwatu Temple
One of the most important temples in Bali, Uluwatu is situated on a cliff edge in South-western Bukit. It offers great spot to witness the sunset. As the temple is on the border of monkey forest, be aware of your belongings. Every six months, the royal family of Jro Kuta from Denpasar holds a celebration. Therefore, it could be good time to visit.
- Tegallanlang Rice Terraces
Ubud villages are known for growing rice and paddies, it would not be bad idea to visit a local family to learn how they live. On the other hand, you have most beautiful looking landscape in front of you to explore. If you have opportunity, try your hands on some farming activities with locals. Small village called Pakudui is must visit to meet local talents.
- Kintamani and Mount Batur
Kintamani is located in north-western Bali in Karangasem Regency. In addition, Mount Batur and Cadera Lake is must visit in regency. A scenic stopover in the region is Penelokan. Mount Batur is an active volcano that has ragged about 24 times since 1800’s. If possible, try hiking on Gunung Batur, which takes around three hours but makes sure you hire a tour guide.
- Bali Safari and Marine Park
Largest animal theme park in the island, Bali Safari and Marine Park, is great place to learn about the wildlife of Bali and it hosts around 60 species. Daily a bus safari is arranged and even animal shows are held. Aquarium is another great place to see some exotic species. Komodo dragons, and tigers are major attraction in the park.
- Elephant Safari
Elephant safari must be on your list while visiting Bali. In north Ubud, visit the village of Taro where visitors have amazing opportunity to get personal with peaceful giants. Elephant safari takes you on an amazing expedition in in jungle and spend whole day with elephants.
Getting visa for Bali is not as expensive as getting an Australian visa but the experience is worth any price you would pay to visit Bali.