Top Bali Attractions
The first time you visit Bali, or any new destination,
the question asked isn’t usually what attractions should be
scene but what attraction to see first, what to expect, how to get
there, and how much time is needed. We’ve provided tips, advice,
and other information about the top tourist attractions in Bali
to help with your itinerary planning.
Anyone arriving to Bali must see the number one sunset site. Kuta is a sunset
destination where a couple can enjoy a nice walk along the beach,
or a family can admire their kids running away from the water as
it hits their toes. The beach and sun are not the only things at
this attraction. Kuta is the centre of night life activities in
Southern Bali. It is considered a shopping Mecca with a line of
shops, boutiques, restaurants, and galleries that line up the streets
and beachfront. Enjoy a nice dinner by the sea or walk along the
strip of land and find yourself a great buy. Bali is known for its
exotic clothing and fabrics so indulge and enjoy your night or day
out on the town. Have a few drinks and retire your night away under
the moon and stars as they twinkle their goodbyes to you until the
Sangeh is a destination for people of all ages. Can you imagine being surrounded
by tall nutmeg trees and then being engulfed by a circle of monkeys?
Sangeh is a famous Monkey Forest. Walk around the forest and you
will see hundreds of monkeys waiting to greet you. According to
legend the monkeys are descended from the monkey king Hanuman and
are therefore sacred. They are venerated in the Pura Bukit Sari,
a temple in the forest which probably dates from the 17th century.
Visit the Monkey Forest late in the day after the tourist are away,
this will allow you to appreciate the serenity of the place. Also,
be careful because the monkeys at the forest are sometimes fairly
aggressive, especially the females. When walking through the forest
make sure you keep your cameras, wallets, and any other valuables
close by, because the monkeys will not have a problem trying to
snatch it away from you. Enjoy your walk and try not to monkey around
with the animals they can get irritated.
The hallowed spring of Tirta Empul in Tampaksiring dates from legendary times.
The waters are believed to have magical powers. Every year people
journey from all over Bali to purify themselves in the clear pools
after leaving a small offering to the deity of the spring. The Tampal
Siring is a very sacred location, every fourth of each month on
a full, the villagers from nearby Manukaya take a sacred stone to
be cleansed at Tirta Empul. The stone found to be an artifact from
A.D 962 had an inscription that described the cleansing ceremony.
In 1969 the temple at Tampaksiring was completely renovated.. Outside
of the temple are rows stands where you may purchase souvenirs.
Some of these souvenirs are carved bone jewelry. The Tirta Empul,
is a great place to visit if you are interested in exploring the
customs of the Balinese and the standard ways of life.
Ubad is a town located in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, Ubad has been known as the islands centre for fine arts,
dance, and music. In the past Ubad was a hot spot with back packers,
artists and bohemians. Nowadays Ubad is known for its literati,
glitterati, art collectors, and connoisseurs. If you are looking
for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration Ubud is surrounded
by most of the things that bring people to Bali, scenic rice fields,
small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces,
rivers, cheap accommodation, and unique luxury hotels. With it's
central location, Ubad makes it easy to get to the mountains, beaches,
and major towns.
Batubulan is a must see when arriving to Bali. Batubulan is a town where you
will find stone carvings everywhere. Some of the carvings are made
out of cement, while others are made from river rocks, but all are
impressive to view. While viewing these stone carvings take your
time and enjoy the natural and man made beauty of Bali. Taking a
stroll along the streets is not only a fun and healthy way to spend
your day, but it will also allow you to get to know the true Bali,
and its people. People from all over the world come to Batubulan
to explore the architectural beauty that is placed around the town
for many to see and admire.
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