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6 places to visit in Bali
Places to visit in Bali: This is an Indonesian Island. It is surrounded by many other islands such as Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, and Nusa Lembongan. Bali is a popular tourist destination. 80% of its economy is based on the tourism industry. It is famous for its rich tradition, art, paintings, sculpture, music, leather, metalwork etc. Beside the man-made establishments, Bali’s natural surroundings, consisting of mountains, valley, lake, white sandy shoreline and warm blue sea-water, has a typical charm which enchants the tourists and keeps their eyes glued to the beautiful scenery. The tropical air surrounding the island carries the fragrance of clove oil. It is a wonderful place for relaxation. The spas are affordable and shopping is cheap. The enormous Hindu temples in almost every part of the island, adds yet another level of spirituality to the numerous attractions in Bali. The Indonesian International Film Festival is organized every year in Bali. Some of the must-visit locations in Bali are:
Pura Tanah Lot
It is one of the most iconic Balinese Sea temples and is about 20 km Northwest of Kuta. It is the most sacred temple in Bali and is known for its architectural beauty. The temple was built during the 16th century and is rumored to be inspired by a priest named Nirartha. Although foreigners are not allowed to enter any of the temples, yet you can enjoy roaming outside gazing at its magnificent beauty.
Uluwatu Temple – PuraLuhur
The Uluwatu Temple is situated over a large limestone cliff, about 70 meters high, in front of which is the clear blue sea. This temple is truly a must visit location in Bali. It is located on the island of Bukit Peninsula which also houses the greatest surfing point on earth.
Every day hundreds of visitors take the risk of trekking up 1700 meters to reach the summit of Mount Batur in order to witness the sunrise and lush greenery surrounding it. The trek is relatively easy for about 1-2 hours. If guided by trainers, the package would consist of breakfast and snacks.
Ubud Monkey forest
The sacred monkey forest is a 10 minutes’ walk south of the town in Ubud. It is among the top tourist destinations in Bali and is a perfect place for animal photographers. The paved paths along the jungle surrounded by huge banyan trees on both sides evoke a feeling of eeriness among the travelers.
Kuta Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Bali which was formerly a fishing village before turning into a tourist spot. This place was initially spotted by a group of surfers and from that time onwards it becomes one of the most famous beaches in Bali with travelers all round the year.
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Unlike the other temples being perched on rocky cliffs, this temple is located at the bank of Lake Bratan. This majestic temple looks more beautiful while it reflects in the clear water of the Lake.