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Things to do in  Bali

Welcome to Bali

With its lush rice terraces and ancient mysticism, Bali is an Indonesian island that emanates tranquillity. Nature lovers seek out the jagged cliffs and pristine beaches of Uluwatu, while travelers desiring solace flock to the Hindu temples and shamans of Ubud. And in Denpasar, Bali’s underappreciated capital, testaments to ancient culture reign supreme. Undisputed highlights come in the form of Ubud’s Sacred Monkey Forest, Tanah Lot Temple, and the sacred peak of Mt. Batur, all of which rank among Bali's most popular things to do; while local villages, deserted hiking routes, and roadside restaurants reveal a muted yet equally majestic charm.

Top 10 attractions in Bali

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Ubud Monkey Forest (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary)

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The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a Balinese Hindu site at the bottom of Monkey Forest Road and populated by cheeky long-tailed macaques. It's a popular site with visitors to Ubud who come to see the monkeys and the temples within the sanctuary. There are hundreds of monkeys living in and around the monkey forest. You can purchase food for them at the entrance gate but be warned that the monkeys are aggresive opportunists - particularly in their pursuit of food. They will think nothing of climbing on you or raking through your bag in search of something edible. There are 3 temples within the forest, Pura Dalem (death temple), the Holy Bathing Temple and Pura Prajapati (funerary or cremation temple). All 3 of these temples are sacred, as is the forest and the monkeys, who are believed to protect the area from evil spirits.More
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Museum Pasifika

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Nusa Dua’s answer to Ubud’s art museums, Museum Pasifika, which opened in 2006, is dedicated to the art of Asia Pacific. Balinese artists and expatriates working on the island are well-represented, but galleries showcase art and sculptures from Papua, Vanuatu, Polynesia, historical Indo-China, and beyond.More
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Tegenungan Waterfall (Air Terjun Tegenungan)

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Not far from Ubud, Tegenungan Waterfall foams in a white cascade over black stone cliffs into a quiet pool. At around 66 feet (20 meters) high, it’s an impressive flow, and that’s not all the site has to offer. Besides climbable cliffs, a secret smaller waterfall, and simple food stalls, a charming grotto houses a sacred spring.More
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Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur)

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While Bali is best known for it beautiful beaches -- and rightly so -- the inland portion of the island has its own kind of beauty. Nowhere more so than at Mt Batur. Located in the highlands of Kintamani, Mt Batur rises some 5,633 feet (1,717 meters) above sea level and is one of the region’s most active volcanoes. To best appreciate the Mt Batur experience, sign up for an early morning trek to the summit. Such excursions typically depart from Ubud at 2 or 3 am and arrive at the base of the volcano while it’s still dark. Trekkers make the two-hour journey to the top of the volcano using headlamps and the light of the moon, an effort rewarded by an amazing sunrise from the top. Since Batur remains so active, visitors to the peak get to experience a very unique breakfast of eggs boiled on lava-heated rocks. After you’ve made the ascent and descent, nearby Lake Batur offers hot springs perfect for relaxing tired muscles.More
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Karangasem

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Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

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One of Bali’s holiest Hindu sites (and one of its most popular attractions) is a grotto with a history dating back more than 1,000 years. Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) has uncertain origins, but it's believed that it once served as a sanctuary for Hindu priests to meditate or even sleep. Goa Gajah's entrance makes a menacing first impression, carved in the likeness of a gaping mouth of a demonic creature. The façade of the cave entrance features several relief carvings of various mythological creatures, and while no one is sure what they represent, local lore says that an elephant was the protagonist of the drama depicted in the carvings; hence, the nickname Elephant Cave. The courtyard just outside the cave has more recently excavated decorative bathing pools, adorned with carvings of partially clad females pouring water from urns. The cave itself is rather small, a T-shaped space with several small ledges and a statue of Ganesh, added after the cave was excavated.More

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Recent reviews from experiences in Bali

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amazing sights
Kelly_P, Apr 2020
Bali Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots
would def go again, good way to see what bali has to offer in one day
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If you are looking for driver service ask for Kadek
fred_g, Mar 2020
Private Arrival Transfer: Bali Airport to Hotel
Driver was great, timely, informative and speaking english was a big plus for me.
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Best way to see Bali your way
fred_g, Mar 2020
Private Full-Day Bali Tour
Speaks excellent english and lived in US.
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Amazing, must do
Kelly_L, Mar 2020
Ubud Tour - Best of Ubud
Vendi our driver gave us the best tour, very informative, drove us to see amazing sites and we learnt so much about the culture and everything about this region of Beautiful Bali.
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Bali done right
fred_g, Mar 2020
Bali Full-Day Water Temples and UNESCO Rice Terraces Tour
I not only got to see the sights i wanted ( with some adjustment) but learned so much about the Balinese culture and people.
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Tour Bali
Liam_M, Mar 2020
Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch
Great tour which covered a lot of activities and area in Bali.
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Great day
Johanna, Mar 2020
Bali Snorkeling Tour at Blue Lagoon Beach: Private Transfer All-Inclusive
Snorkelling was well organised and we were lucky to See some turtles.
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Wonderful Bali Experience!
Kate, Mar 2020
Ultimate Bali Countryside Cycling Adventure
Wonderful way to see the real Bali.
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Major Bali Attractions In A Day
Smoke_Leez, Feb 2020
Bali Instagram Tour: The Most Famous Spots (Private & All-Inclusive)
Visited many of Bali’s Major Sites and Attractions in a day.
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Touring Ubud
M_O, Feb 2020
Individual Tour in your Chosen Route with a Private Driver and Free WiFi
This tour was a good opportunity to see different parts of Bali.
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Great day!
jkbult1, Feb 2020
Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch
Great way to see a lot in your time in Bali.
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Snorkeling was epic.
carlywhitlock1992, Jan 2020
Bali Gate of Heaven and Blue Lagoon Snorkeling Full-Day with All Inclusive
Lots of fish to see and even touch.
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Friendly Service
tlanguell, Jan 2020
Private Arrival Transfer: Bali Airport to Hotel
Nyoman is very friendly and spoke excellent English and gave me usefull tips about Bali.
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Wonderful guide!
TimurSa, Dec 2019
Private Bali Car Hire with Chauffeur
He had so many insights about attractions off the beaten path, and shared a lot about Balinese culture.
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Covering the main attractions in two days
wolfgangn250, Nov 2019
2 Days Best of Bali Famous Tour Packages
This is a tour for someone who is in Bali for only a few days and wants to see the main attractions.
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Kind and informed guide, provided an excellent half day.
slaterproperties, Oct 2019
Bali Hindu temple, Rice terrace, Waterfall with lunch
Kind and informed guide, provided an excellent half day with a wide variety of activities.
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Great tour!
kelseyjt9, Oct 2019
Bali Instagram Tour: The Most Scenic Spots
This tour is a great way to see some highlights of Bali if you aren't staying for too long.
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Great tour!
kelseyjt9, Oct 2019
Bali Full-Day Water Temples and UNESCO Rice Terraces Tour
this tour was a great way to see some highlights, definitely recommend!
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Great Day
Sunshine746995, Aug 2019
Bali Swing & White Water Rafting Experience
Dewa our driver was awesome, great English and gave us a good insight into Bali’s past and present.
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EXCELLRNT Day trip to see a lot
Vacationer767864, Aug 2019
Monkey Forest, Holy Water Temple & Hot Springs
Of time this is a very good day trip great temples to see coffee plantation the hot springs always very good and entertaining.

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