Top 10 Must Visit Places in Bali

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1.Uluwatu Temple – Pura Luhur

Imagine a large rugged limestone cliff with a temple perched on it, almost like a scene from cliffhanger, to add to it’s dramatic grandeur. It is situated in the island commonly known as Bukit Peninsula, where it also include Bali’s few best beaches like Balangan and also has many good surfing spots. The temple is itself a majestic structure, constructed and expanded by many famous safes since in the 11th Century, it perched at the steep cliff of 70 meters above the Indian ocean. If you go even higher grounds nearby, you will be rewarded with breathtaking view of either side and sunsets over Uluwatu temple it self.

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2. Pura Tanah Lot

Another majestic rock formation that lays as a foundation of a popular pilgrimage temple. It is most popular for its serenity and cultural significance as it is associated with the Balinese mythology as one of the seven temples that form a ring in the southwest of Bali. Try to go there during low tide so that you can experience walking across the water to the temple for the full experience.

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3. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan (Bali’s temple by the lake)

This is the famous temple by the lake in Bali, where instead of like the rest perching on the cliff rock, this one is serenely resting at the edge of Lake Bratan. Imagine beautifully structured temple with double the beauty due to reflections of the clear lake.

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4. Ubud

Yes despite that one might be trying to escape the eat, pray, love trail, Ubud is one place you cannot miss. It is still the heart of Bali, where all the action is and all the people and energy are focused on. Ubud is packed and condensed with the best of Bali, ranging from nature, culture and people, temples, museums, rolling rice/paddy fields and man-made gardens and parks. You may take a interesting bike tour around here or take up cooking, adventure activities like whitewater rafting and other outdoor activities, relax yourself with yoga and meditation or have some pampering of spas and massages and also enjoy arts and theatres and not to forget shopping. Just so you see Ubud have a little bit of everything for almost everyone.

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5. Dolphin sightings at Lovina

One of the best place in the world to do dolphin sighting boat trip. You will leave the beach at dawn to seek for the dolphins, though yes it may be quite crowded with other tourists trying to do the same especially during peak season, it is still well worth it when you find a school of dolphins happily jumping by. Lovina itself have a number of other attractions and activities itself, and boasts itself some backpacker scene where you can chill out in cafes and with live musics.

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6. Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is used mainly for surfing, sunbathing, and other relaxations. In the evening, many people spend their time to play ball or just enjoying the beauty of Kuta Beach’s sunset. Other attractions that be enjoyed in Kuta, such as: waterbom, Bali Slingshot and Bungee Jumping. Beside, for you who are interested in tattoos with high art form, you can get them here with affordable prices

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7. Private beach at Nusa Dua Beach

If you have a bit more of a budget to spare, splurge at Nusa Dua beach, where it is dotted with higher end hotels. You will be rewarded with private pristine beaches for you to slowly soak in the sun and the sea. Also ideal for honeymooners or people looking out for a private and relaxing getaway.

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8. Jimbaran Seafood Dinner

This is not exactly one restaurant per say but head down to Jimbaran anyway before sunset to get a table at one of the many restaurants that line up by the beach. The ambiance here is amazing as you dine and watch the sun set over the horizon in spectacular hues of orange and purple. Seafood here are generally delicious albeit a bit pricey, take your time strolling and peeking at the menu before deciding on which restaurant to eat.

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9. Potato Head Club, Seminyak

One of the most famous club and restaurant in Bali, this is one place that many travelers say you must go. The service is friendly, food is good while the lounge and ambiance is set beautifully against ocean view. Making a booking here is advisable as it is very popular and line outside can go to very long. Good food, good music and good view.

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10. Watch Kecak Dance

Kecak dance is one of the traditional dance and musical drama in Bali that is enchanting and favourite among travelers. Kecak dance have 150 performers wearing check cloth around their waist chant the word “cak” while throwing up their arms in depiction of the battle of Ramayana, with roots of the dance dating back to sanghyang, a trance-like exorcism dance of the old.

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