Bali is the most famous Indonesian island. The island is known for its beaches, coral reefs, and volcanic mountains. There are many religious sites on the island and it is known for yoga and meditation. It has beautiful scenery and tropical beaches which make it one of the most popular destinations for tourists around the world. Thousands come on holiday here every single year and enjoy the surf and dive sites and the mysterious temples.
The best time to visit Bali is between May and August because the weather is more settled in these months. November is the hottest month of the year, with August being the coolest. The offseason for Bali is in October, January, and February because in these three months it often rains on the island.
10 Ubud Monkey Forest
Ubud Monkey Forest is a temple, in a forest and its natural habitat has hundreds of playful monkeys which attract tourists. Opening times are 10:30 am to 6 pm. There are many ancient temples here. When visiting tourists should not wear loose jewelry or clothing as the monkeys may take them trying to find something to eat. There are also guesthouses only a 10-minute walk from the forest.
9 Uluwatu Temple
This is another magnificent temple at the end of a cliff. Here tourists will see traditional drama and dance performances at sunset. Here men and women should wear a sarong, a scarf, or sash which should be tied around the waist. If you visit and don’t have them you can get them for free from the temple.
8 Tanha Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important landmarks in Bali. This landmark is religious and cultural. The temple is on an offshore rock which gives a perfect view, especially at sunset. Here tourists can use leisure facilities with restaurants and a cultural park where there will also be dance performances.
7 Tirta Emple Temple
There is a belief that the water flowing at this temple is powerful and can heal and cleanse their souls and bodies. The pond gives out fresh water regularly and is $34 per person. The town is known for its holy water and Hindus go here for ritual purification. It is a very active temple that is built around a beautiful bubbling spring. Tourists are recommended to visit on a full moon day as this has special significance.
6 Ubud Art Market
This art market is home to many traditional artists making products that represent their island. This is a great place to find beautiful pieces of art, including shirts, silk scarves, statues, handmade bags and hats, and so many other handmade pieces. The market opens daily and is the most popular market for tourists in Bali. Some items seen when visiting will not be found anywhere else as they are made in the local towns which makes it more special.
5 Mount Batur
Tourists can take a two-hour hike on the Mount Batur volcano. This is an active volcano but is safe to climb and is always being monitored. Tourists can come here to watch the sunrise if they manage to wake up for the early drive to the mountain. Tourists will go on a hike in the dark and be treated to the sunrise at the summit.
4 Elephant Cave: Goa Gajah
This cave is a Buddhist temple with carved stories all over it. There is a large bathing pool here, believed to reject evil spirits and cleanse the soul. The entrance to the Goa Gajah looks just like a demonic mouth, leaving a mysterious feeling for tourists walking through the darkness. The elephant cave is open seven days a week, opening at 8 am and closing at 4:30 pm. When visiting here, knees should be covered by men and women. Sarongs should also be worn and are available at the entrance.
3 Waterbom Bali
Waterbom Bali is the perfect day out for a family or anyone seeking a thrilling day. This is a fun-filled adventure water park open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. They have many thrilling slides here and even a kid's area. Tourists can even come here to just soak and relax. The water park is suitable for all ages and has restaurants and a food court.
2 Bali Wake Park
In April 2015, Bali Wake Park, which is somewhere tourists can do water sports activities, opened. Here you can learn to wakeboard and kneeboard. There is even a part where there are inflatables 8 meters high and tourists can run, slide, and jump around these which is very popular and attracts more tourists each year. For 2 hours here it is $42.72 per person, for 4 hours it’s $56.80 and 8 hours is $71.
1 DMZ Bali 3D Art Museum
In this 3D museum, visitors will enjoy seeing 120 art pieces created by illusion artists in Korea. The 3D illusion art did start in Korea but is now being noticed all over the world and is now coming to Bali. The DMZ Museum has been creating many trick arts and has been expressing these customs of Bali created by them. The place is full of surprises and is definitely a place to visit - and one never to be forgotten!