Four Things You Can Not Miss When You Visit Bali
30 Nov 2022
There is no doubt that Bali is one of the most favourite destinations in Indonesia because this island has diverse tourist attractions that make you want to keep exploring every inch of the island. If you are about to visit this island, you will never run out of alternative places to travel, ranging from beach tourism to cultural activities are always available for you to enjoy. We have compiled four things you can’t miss when you visit Bali. Let’s check it out!
1. Try riding the horse while exploring Bali’s Savana at Savana Tianyar.
Address: Tianyar, Kubu, Karangasem Regency, Bali 80853
Entrance Ticket: free
Picture of Savana Tianyar
Let’s start the first destination with a natural tourist spot that you might not expect to find in Bali: the savanna! Yes, you read it right; it turns out that Bali also has a savanna, which is located in Karangasem, not far from the north coast of the island. If you have already heard about the beauty of Kenewa Island in Sumbawa, one of the famous savannas at the foot of Mount Tambora, you might see its similarity with Savana Tianyar. Savana Tianyar is one of the places that people rarely visit and suitable to be a place where you can take remarkable travel photos. What makes this place unique is you can see the landscape of brownish grass-like in Australia and Africa during the dry season, meanwhile in the rainy season, the landscape will completely change to beautiful greeneries like Pulau Kenewa. You can also find horses groomed by local community and if you are lucky, you can play and take photos with the horses. If you want to use a mini motorcycle (Monkey Bike), you only need to pay IDR 100.000 for one motorcycle and you will be guided around the Savana Tianyar.
2. Enjoy the green scenery of Bali while exploring Ubud.
a. Breathe the fresh air of Bali’s rain forest and see the troops of monkey at Monkey Forest Ubud.
Address: Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kab. Gianyar, Bali 80571.
Opening hours: 08.30 AM – 05.30 PM.
Ticket: IDR 80.000 for adults and IDR 60.000 for kids.
Picture of Monkey Forest Ubud
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Monkey Forest Ubud is one of the must-visit places in Ubud. You can see so many tame monkeys right in the protected forest which has fabulous view and clean air to breath. With that being said, you still must obey the rules during your visit for your own safety.
b. Continue your journey to explore Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegalalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
Opening Hours: 6am to 6pm (daily)
Entrance Ticket: IDR 10.000 (additional price for certain place will be charged for IDR 5.000)
Picture of Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a tourist attraction for nature lovers where you can enjoy a large green space with the view of natural Balinese panoramas. While enjoying the special dishes from the restaurants that are available on the side of the road, you can enjoy the village-style atmosphere in the middle of bustle of Ubud with memorable experiences. Not only that, you can also challenge yourself to try the flying fox and also Bali’s giant swing with only IDR 150.000 for every ride.
c. Last, come to Ubud Art Market to buy Bali’s original handcraft and souvenirs at Ubud Art Market.
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud number 35.
Opening Hours: 6 AM to 6 PM (daily).
Picture of Ubud Market
Ubud area is well-known as the centre of art in Bali. You can find many stores that sell various crafts ranging from rattan bags, scarves, rattan baskets to statues in Ubud Art Market. It is said that this place was also a shooting location for a Hollywood film entitled "Eat, Pray, Love" starring Julia Roberts.
3. Get the experience to see the uniqueness of Hindu temple tourism object and Balinese cultural show at Uluwatu Temple
Address: Jl. Uluwatu, Pecatu, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361.
Opening Hours: 7am to 7pm (daily).
Entrance Ticket: IDR 50.000 for international visitors and IDR 30.000 for local visitors.
Picture of Uluwatu Luhur Temple
Luhur Uluwatu Temple or Uluwatu is one of the important temples for Balinese Hindus. The main attraction of Uluwatu Temple is the location of the temple which is on a high and very steep cliff (about seventy meters above the sea level). Because of its unique location, you can see the mesmerizing view with the expanse of Indian Ocean here. In the afternoon, if the weather is sunny, you will be able to see the beautiful sunset without any buildings blocking the view.
Picture of Kecak Dance Performance on Uluwatu
By paying additional fee for IDR 150.000,00, you can also spend your time here watching sunset and enjoying the performance of Kecak Dance, the original Balinese traditional dance. The Uluwatu’s amphitheatre serves you an open stage traditional dance which is combined with a fire show accompanied with the view of southern sea as a background. Kecak Dance performance usually starts at 6 PM and ends at 7 PM. Due to the high interest of visitors, we suggest you book an online ticket first before coming to Uluwatu so you won’t miss the ticket.
4. Explore Bedugul and take travel photos as much as you want!
Shifted slightly to the centre part of Bali, it’s time for you to prepare your outfit of the day to explore these iconic places in Bedugul that should not be missed.
a. Pull off your favorite pose while being photographed in front of the iconic Bedugul Lake
Opening hours: 8 AM to 6 PM.
Entrance Ticket: IDR 30.000,00.
Picture of Bedugul Lake
Beratan Bedugul Lake is the second largest lake in Bali after Batur Lake that has an area of 375,6 hectares with a depth of 22-48 meters. You can spend your time here enjoying the view of the lake which is surrounded by mountains and hills, riding canoe or boat, buying merchandises or visiting the temple that you can see in the picture of fifty thousand rupiahs.
b. Don’t miss having your photos taken at Handara Gate
Address: Jl. Raya Singaraja-Denpasar, Pancasari, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161.
Opening hours: 6 AM to 7 PM (daily).
Entrance ticket: IDR 30.000,00 for international visitors and IDR 20.000,00 for local visitors.
Picture of Handara Gate
Six minute-drive from Bedugul Lake, you can continue your trip to Handara Golf & Resort if you want to see and get your photo taken at the iconic temple gate before entering to the resort area.
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