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Tanah Lot and its temple has long become one of the most iconic landscapes in Bali. For the Balinese, Tanah Lot is also considered as a sacred sea temple. The temple was built in the beginning of the 16th century on top of sturdy rock cliff bracing the crashing waves below. According to Balinese legend, the temple was built under the order of a high Hinduist priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha right on the spot where the priest stayed overnight to meditate. It is impossible to cross to the main temple during the high tide, though you can do it when the tides are low. All tourists are not allowed to enter any of the temples since they are strictly built for praying only. Nevertheless, tourists can still marvel at the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the most beautiful view of sunset. If you come at the right time, you can also watch as the pilgrimages holding a must-see Kuningan ceremony. Nearby, there's also Batu Bolong temple which offers spectacular view of a beach with its unique cliff rock formation. Don't forget to bring your best camera to capture its beauty. In the afternoon, head to Surya Mandala Cultural Park to watch the most famous traditional dance show which is Kecak Fire Dance performances. There are souvenir shops selling various local handicrafts and interesting souvenirs worth buying.
Kelingking Beach might not be as large and famous as Kuta Beach and Tanah Lot Beach, but it is as beautiful, and much more quieter than the former two. This small beach is surrounded by giant cliffs with scenic view of azure sea and its white beach sand. Since there are not many people even know this beautiful beach exists, it feels like you are in your own private beach, perfect for those seeking a peaceful and quiet beach away from the crowds. The waves are unexpectedly wild though it's not that big to surf, but also it's definitely not safe to swim there for novice swimmers. It is perfect for bodysurfers though. The Kelingking Beach has one more charm, that is its secret viewpoint which will shows you marvellous view of the beach from high cliffs. Only few lucky people knows this perfect viewpoint exists (not even locals know this place), the path to get up there is also quite steep so you should be extra careful in every steps. However, once you reached the summit, the whole view is breath-taking. It's also a perfect spot to capture the most beautiful sunset view from Kelingking Beach.
Tanah Lot and its temple has long becomes one if not the most iconic landscape in Bali. For the Balinese people, Tanah Lot is also considered as a sacred sea temple. The temple was built in the beginning of the 16th century on top of sturdy rock cliff bracing the crashing waves below. According to Balinese legend, the temple was built under the order of a high Hinduist priest named Dang Hyang Nirartha right on the spot where the priest stay overnight to meditate. It is impossible to cross to the main temple during the high tide, though you can do it when the tides are low. All tourists are not allowed to enter any of the temples since they are strictly built for praying site only. Even though you are not allowed to enter the Tanah Lot temples, tourists still can marvel at the beauty of the surroundings and enjoy the most beautiful view of sunset. If you come at the right time, you can also watch as the pilgrimages holding a must-see Kuningan ceremony. Nearby there's also Batu Bolong temple which also offer spectacular view of a beach with its unique cliff rocks' formation. In the afternoon, head to Surya Mandala Cultural Park to enjoy the most famous traditional dance show which is Kecak Fire Dance performances. There are souvenir shops selling various local handicrafts and interesting souvenirs worth to buy.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang rice terrace in Ubud offers you spectacular view of its rice paddy fields panorama that will surely takes your breath away. It is simply a heaven for all photographers, painters, and even for those who are just seeking for perfect panorama pictures for their instagram feeds. The dramatic view of the rice fields spiraling down the valley blends perfectly with the lushes greens surrounding the field. The wind is breezy makes exploring the area becomes much more enjoyable. After you've done with taking pictures of beautiful rice paddy landscapes of Tegalalang rice terraces, you should also visit Pakudui village which is a small village located nearby. Pakudui villager's occupations are mostly farmers and craftmen. They make and sell woodcrafts for living, there you can choose various beautiful woodcrafts with beautiful ornamental details, beautiful carvings and wooden sculptures. You can even find sculpture of Garuda bird with amazing details which is a particular important mythical creature in Bali and also become the symbol of Indonesia country.
Waterbom Bali Park has always become every family's favorite destination during holiday. There are numerous giant water slides and rides are ready to send you to the pools below with a splash! So far the park boasts 17 water slides and water games made for people all ages. Not only children and teenagers, adults also won't shy away giggling and shouting with excitement as they try each of the fun rides. Pump your adrenaline by trying the Smashdown 2.0 ride. It's a water slide where you'll enter a capsule with a trapdoor that will open below your feet and send you down along the slides from height of 25.9 m. Have a double fun with your partner by having a race down with them in Twin Racers ride. If you're not ready, you can try the more casual ride ones, such as Double Twist and Phyton which equals as fun. There's also Lazy River ride for you who would rather to relax. Flow Rider Double ride will let you live your dream to be a surfer without needs to challenge open ocean's gigantic waves. Try visiting Waterbom Bali Park! You'll never regret it!
The beaches might be pretty, but Sekumpul Waterfall in Bali is majestic and serene. Located deep in the forest of Sekumpul Village, the 80-meter waterfalls is the most favorite destination for all trekkers. Among all waterfalls in Bali, the twin waterfalls is the easily accessible one. Though being said, the trekking path can be quite challenging. It takes you about 3 hours to reach the Sekumpul Waterfall. There are times you might be out of breath, but don't worry! One path to the waterfalls actually have a gazebo where you can catch your breath while enjoying the view of the waterfalls from a distance. If you choose to pick second route, it will lead you to a small plantation fields where the view is as stunning. The whole site is peacefully quiet, giving you some healing you need, especially when you are tired with the hustle and bustle of Bali.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Ubud Monkey Forest's main attraction is of course, 600 grey-haired Balinese macaques monkeys who made the forest their home. Watching the wild monkeys swinging freely from one tree to another or just lazying around while you walk among the dense foliage will surely give you pleasant experience. They are all well-fed and also well-monitored by the governments as a part of Balinese macaques conservation efforts. While the monkeys are adorable, you should venture further to the forest to unveil more charms of the site. There are ancient temple relics and statues covered in moss as you walk deeper into the heart of Ubud Monkey Forest, enhancing mysterious feels surrounding the forest. You will also spot some ancient puras (Balinese temples), like Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal which was built 14th Century ago and Pura Prajapati, a pura built dedicated to village funerals. There is also an ancient bathing temple in northwest area named Pura Beji. They're definitely worth the visit!
Bali Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Indonesia and in the world. The Island of Gods is famous for its pristine beaches and challenging waves for surfers all around the world. Of course, the beaches are not the only thing good about this island. It's also fampus for the sound of gamelan instruments and fragrance of incense heightened spirituality aura of the sacred island. Bali boasts its lush green forests perfect for hiking, its serene and beautiful temples and local traditions, and even markets that sell various unique handicrafts and souvenirs. If this is your first trip to Bali, be sure to visit Bali's most famous attractions below.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets to attractions in Bali are more often than not can only be purchased on the spot. Waterbom Bali Park is an exception since you can book the ticket online. However, if you're after much cheaper deal and waiting in lines is too much for you, you can always purchase travel package that usually comes with admission tickets to the attraction. The travel agent will do the business for you.
How To Get Around?
Getting around Bali is easy with myriad of public transportations you can choose from, of course you'll have to consider its pros and cons beforehand. Taxis and shuttle buses are two greatest choice to go around from one Bali attraction to another. However, some taxi drivers will trick gullible tourists, and even the most reliable ones have limited ranges. If you can drive a car and used to right-side driving, then you can rent a car, or just rent a car with a driver just to be safe since Bali's traffic is chaotic. Another option is to use the motorcycle that will enable you to explore Bali cheaper and more flexible. Motorcycle rentals are available at many places with affordable price.
What Should I Wear?
Since the temples are sacred praying sites for the Hinduist pilgrims, people visiting that place must show respect by wearing the proper clothes. Wear modest clothes that cover your knees and shoulders when you are visiting them in Bali. Wearing a scarf around your shoulders and sarong to cover your knees can be used as alternatives. Don't forget to bring shorts, sunglasses, sunblock, flip-flops/sandals, and swimsuit if you're planning to visit the beaches.
Best Time to Visit
Bali is a tropical island you can visit it at anytime. But if you have a concern on budget, room prices and villa rents are cheaper by 50% on low seasons such as August-November and February-June. May to October are the perfect months for surfers who seek challenging waves to ride on as the tides are relatively higher than the other months.
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Will I Need a Guide?
Hiring a guide doesn't sound like a bad idea, though you don't necessarily need one either as most destinations are natural beauties you can explore on your own. But if you are visiting temples or galleries and expecting to know indepth stories, booking a guide is a nice idea.
How To Get There?
Ngurah Rai International Airport regularly offer flights to Bali for both domestic and international tourists around the world. Bali can also be reached by buses from nearby cities and ferries from islands in Indonesia.
When you're shopping for some souvenirs, always keep in mind that most of the prices are highly inflated in purpose. It's not a fixed price though so don't be afraid to haggle it until you reached reasonable prices. Having some Balinese friends that can give you some insights might be better.