Bali is a popular island in Indonesia, located in the Far East. Bali offers its guests a unique holiday opportunity with its temples dating back thousands of years, admirable nature and authentic cuisine. This place is among the most preferred honeymoon routes. Let’s take a look at the list of places to visit in Bali with Birten Çankaya, the author of Instagram’s popular traveler Seyahatimgeldi.
Where is Bali?
Bali is located in the westernmost part of the Lesser Sunda islands of Indonesia. Bali has a population of over 3 million. Denpasar is the capital of Bali, neighboring with Java in the west and Lombok in the east.
Places to Visit in Bali
- Uluwatu Temple
First of our list of places to visit in Bali is Uluwatu Temple, one of the island’s most famous and largest temples. It is located 70 meters above sea level, on the shores of the cliffs. Don’t be surprised if you see monkeys in Uluwatu Temple. The cute inhabitants of the temple, the monkeys may come across you at any time, grab your glasses or your bag and run away, so be careful. If you come close to sunset, you can capture beautiful photo frames.
- Tanah Lot Temple
There are countless temples in Bali. One of them is the Tanah Lot Temple built on cliffs in the middle of the sea. It is believed to have been founded by Hindus who came to Bali for the first time. The history of Tanah Lot Temple goes back 600 years. It is located approximately 30 kilometers from the capital Denpasar. Don’t leave Bali without seeing this temple.
- Handara Gate
This place is one of the most famous photo spots in Bali. Handara Gate welcomes thousands of visitors every day. So much so that you have to queue early in the morning and even pay some money to be able to take pictures here. It is the center of attraction for the most shared Bali photos on Instagram. Handara Gate is 30 minutes from Munduk and 2 hours from Ubud.
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Every corner of Bali offers visitors a unique view. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are also included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. While Jatiluwih Rice Terraces reveal the most beautiful shades of green, it also plays an important role in the livelihood of the Balinese people. This place is famous for the visit of the former US president Obama. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are located 1.5 hours from Ubud. If you wish, you can add Tegalalang, another famous rice terrace of Bali, to your travel list.
- Campuhan Ridge Walk
One of the points that you should not leave without stopping by when you come to Bali is the Campuhan Ridge Walk in the greenery. If you do not want to stay in the crowds for the hiking trail where you can walk in nature and take beautiful pictures, it is best to set off early.
- Sekumpul Waterfalls
It is not for nothing that Bali is called the reflection of paradise on earth. Every corner of the island is surrounded by natural beauty. Sekumpul Waterfalls consist of 7 waterfalls. Although access to Sekumpul Waterfalls is difficult, it is one of the attractions on the island. The waterfalls are at an average distance of 2.5 hours from Seminyak, Ubud and Kuta. You can trekking in Sekumpul Waterfalls and relieve your tiredness in ice-cold waters.
- Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market is one of the addresses that shoppers shouldn’t miss. Bamboo bags, shoes, authentic dresses, magnets… It is possible to find many memories for yourself and your loved ones here. However, do not forget to bargain while shopping.