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Bali island is famous for its culture and tradition with open minded people to welcome everybody who want to visiting this island, typicaly eastern culture still cand be found easily almost at all part  of the island where people greeting with sincerely smile can`t resist yourself to falling in love with this island for just in a minute beside exotic tropical nature, unique architectures and beautiful beaches that you need to explore

Having a bucket lists of  places while  traveling around Bali will be much easier to compile them as good arranged tour itinerary, there are many sides on island with mountain and lush green countryside, Exotic coastline with clear blue water either on white or black sandy beaches also ancient site and heritages with rich genuine locals culture and tradition, so your traveling around  Bali at first time will get much easier to put those places at your interested list to visit

Below are mostly sites in Bali that worth it to visit  with near other sites which are located on same way direction for saving  time while do traveling around Bali

A bit about Bali island

Bali island has 2 seasons they are wet season and dry season, wet season begins on  the September ends up on the February and Dry seasons begins on the March ends up on the August with 12 hours day light from 6 am to 6 pm everyday all year round , Bali island width is 5.633 km2 dominated by hilly structure area, devided to 8 regencies and 1 municipality, Bali populated by 4,2 million or 753 people/km2

1. Nusa Penida Island

Traveling around Bali by visiting Nusa Penida island located at subdistrict of Klungkung Regency, On this island you experience the un-spoiled, natural environment of the people and real Balinese culture. Located only a 40 minute by fast boat ride from Sanur.

There are many quiet and secluded white sand beaches along the north and northwest coasts of Nusa Penida. Other geographical highlights include limestone caves, spectacular high coastal cliffs with karst formations and offshore pinnacles in the south and east, and rugged hill tops in the high centre

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Kelingking beach

Its underwater lifes also stores uncomparison beauty of riches tropical coloured fishes and beautiful garden reef has been predicate as heaven on the earth, Find best package tour offered for Nusa Penida Find best package tour offered for Nusa Penida 

For self arrangement trip to get Nusa Penida available fast boat service from Sanur harbour to Nusa penida that leaves every day for 3 different trips departure times, Best way to get Nusa PenidaBest way to get Nusa Penida you easily can purchase  Cheap fast Boat ticket one way or return to Nusa Penida island by online one day in advance to get their full provided service for free one way hotel pick up on one way boat ticket purchased and for return boat ticket purchased you will get free return hotel transfer from and to sanur harbour that is included on ticket price

2. Ubud and Beyond

Ubud collects most numbers of heritages  with beautiful  greenery, genuine tradition and culture, center arts of painting, wood carving, stone carving, handycrafts, silver and gold industries, Biggest traditional art market of Sukawati, famous rice terrace, hidden  canyon and green valley and unlimited kind of attractions There are many  popular places that you must see on your trip to Ubud on  create your own tinerary by choose any of interest places to visit

  • Beautiful Batur volcano
  • Batur Hot spring water

Ubud Excercise and Adventure tours :

  1. Ayung river Water Rafting adventure
  2. Bali Ubud ATV or Quad ride
  3. Cooking Class
  4. Push bike cycling tour
  5. Yoga and Meditation
  6. Paint Ball on best and widest Arena

Ayung river is most popular for White water rafting since floated by water constantly all year round located on west part of Ubud area amid scenic lush greenery tropical forest, Ayung river is one of the longgest river in Bali, it should be on your list plan to do white water rafting adventurewhite water rafting adventure at famous Ayung river on your holiday in Bali

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White water rafting adventure

On same area called Kedewatan village also available Bali ATV or Quad ride  adventure tourBali ATV or Quad ride  adventure tour for you to try riding ATV(All Terrain Vehicle) or 4 whells drive of QUAD bike, you will be guided to see beautiful rice terrace, locals village and to real nature environment on dirt and muddy track, every body are welcome as all track has been designed to accomodate for either beginner or expert one

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Quad bike ride

Bali has a lot of things to be explored, for you who love adventurous, an active Batur volcano is must to try on Batur volcano hikking and sunrise tourBatur volcano hikking and sunrise tour, just get ready In the Early morning about 01:30 AM from Seminyak you will get picked up for heading up to Batur volcano for about less than 2 hours to reach the starting point location,get your breakfast box, flash light, rest room and everything then start your tour to the top volcano, it was not that hard terrain slightly to moderate class, spent about 2 hours to reach the top to enjoy stunning sunrise and stroll around crater before get back down

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Batur volcano hiking

3. North part of Bali

North part of Bali is dominated by highland area with scenic lush green tropical forest there are many waterfalls foud on along way down to Singaraja city after passed Top hill of Gitgit village, on along way up you will be entertained by greenery of hill rows, locals plantation with their agriculture at Bedugul area,

Bedugul is biggest locals trading center for agriculture in Bali, it supplies any kind vegetables needs for hotel and restaurant, supermarket and traditional market  in Bali or even expanding to cross island of Java

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Ulun danu temple

Further up on Candikuning village found beautiful Beratan lake, Tamblingan and Buyan lake, Beratan lake is most famous among the three lakes where it is functioned as the center places by locals for many kind of ritual procession on lake bank built a beautiful temple called Ulundanu temple where the point area of ritual procession held, the lake itself mainly as a reservoar for mostly farming field on Tabanan regency area, the existant of the Ulundanu temple also associated to sustainibility water sources for all farming field then the Lake was marked as vital area and must be in well conserved for whole life aspects then the Ulundanu temple was built to honouring the universe favour as Dewi Danu the God manifestation that rule Water and prosperity

Next further up on Munduk village found pretty waterfall called Banyu Mala preciesly located on Wanagiri village lies behind of lush dense tropical forest, it will give you such of amazing view of best cascade in this area, just about 30 minutes drive down on narrow winding road another best waterfall found at Lemukih village called Sekumpul waterfall

Sekumpul waterfalls

7 different highest waterdrops rated as best waterfalls in Bali, with fall that not less than 80 meters hight is uncomparison among the others waterfall in Bali to its view and location, this waterfall is not suit to everybody since to reach the location has had an steepy stairs that need well fit, Join this tour package for best way to see beautiful Bali to Sekumpul waterfallbest way to see beautiful Bali to Sekumpul waterfall, Ulundanu beratan temple and Tanah lot sunset  Join this tour package for best way to see beautiful Bali to Sekumpul waterfall, Ulundanu beratan temple and Tanah lot sunset

Some more waterfall in beautiful formations have been famous around this area called Gitgit waterfall with the 3 different locations, Munduk waterfall and Aling Aling waterfall

On further way down you will arrive at Singaraja city and Lovina beach that famous with Dolphin ocean tour where this mammals life in colony appear to surface every morning , the Dolphin tour starts 06.00 am early morning, available traditional fisherman boats with engine to rent for 3 hours, Get the trip to Lovina with Dolphin attraction followed by Gitgit waterfall, Ulundanu Beratan temple, Jatiluwih rice terrace and Tanah lot sunset

For you who would have nice short trip from Kuta or Seminyak area will be good to visit Taman Ayun royal temple at Mengwi with Jatiluwih rice terrace and the most famous Tanah lot temple for sunset view

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Tanah Lot temple

4. South side of Bali

Extension of white sandy beach on along west and south coastline begining from Jimbaran beach to Nusa Dua beach bring you ultimate best beaches safary experience, amazing view of blue water of  Hindian ocean from edge of Uluwatu cliff or get soaked in clear glassy water beach behind of stony wall or visit famous Balangan beach, Dream land beach, Bingin beach Padang Padang beach , the blue point beach or Green bowl beach

The Pandawa beach the well maintained beach by locals with beach point car accessable, Beach cafe and restaurant facilities, amazed with cliff fortrees

Bali Camel adventure also available to join on your visit to Jimbaran, Stay close for new relationship to this desert animal and he will let you ride onto his back for just a small amount of money for his food

Nusa dua beach for  flat white sandy beach and dozen kinds of water activities watersports and under water activities also very suitable to combine once visiting Bali cultural park with its famous huge Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue and most legendary Uluwatu temple and Padang Padang beach

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Kecak dance

The most famous daily show for  traditional Kecak and fire dance you can join it at 6 pm at open roof stage with Idr. 100,000 show ticket price per person or enjoy sunset dinner at Jimbaran beach with delicious grilled seafood

5. East Side of Bali (Karangasem and Klungkung regency)

East side of Bali collects dozen beautiful places to considered as your destination when decide to make east side bali day trip, beginning from north tip there are :

Tulamben village

Tulamben is set as most popular spot area to do Scuba Diving, has calm sea wave with well reserved coral garden and paradise reef , home of  varies coloured coral fishes, as most famous diving spot with USAT Liberty Ship Wrack from Word War II, the divers could fantastic underwater view of varies of coral fish on friendly under water current suitable for either beginer or certified diver

Amed village

Amed is more popular with itself location on beachfront sealed by cliff rows on along side beach has beautiful panorama with clean blue water totally perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving

Lempuyang temple

The sacred temple is posistioning on slope of Gamongan hill, amazing view to the mount Agung on clear weather from the gate of Penataran temple area often said by heaven gate, most visitors only reach to this place some of them continue the journey up to the main temple when would know more about this temple and particulary visit for worshiping

A bit about Lempuyang temple

This is one of six nucleus temple in Bali was built to have very important role as found and developing integrity of  Bali people in keeping consistently to their hindu religiousity for its spiritual and in life implementation, temple formed in huge complex area from foot to top of  Gamongan hill, the vehicle only possible reachs up to the middle part area then must continue on foot stepping the stairs climbing up the hill when you need to see more temples, for best view that has being hit on sosial media located on first part area called Pentaran temple

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

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Tirta Gangga garden and water park

Tirta Gangga means Gangga water or Gangga river as holiness reflection of Gangga river in India in regard of spiritual activities for human being prosperity , Tirta Gangga is a holy waterpark where the locals carry out rituals related to macro and micro purification and rice farming, beautiful landscape with pond formation flowed by clear fresh spring water as one of best heritage from Karangasem kingdom surrounded by lush greenery it set in few part area for some purpose such as meditation and purification ritual , It has designed with proper layout in fully comfortable for rest area sprout by positive spiritual vibrant brings the tranquillity atmosphere with splashed water view, to see these best places on east side of Bali available Lempuyang tour temple combine with Snotkeling at Blue lagoon to visit  Lempuyang temple, Tirta Gangga water garden combines with Snorkeling at Blue lagoon and Tanjung Jepun at Padang Bay

The Taman Ujung Water Palace

Taman Ujung is one of hugest waterpark as one remains of the glory Karangasem Kingdom located on beach side of Ujung village presents tranquality atmosphere with fantastic palace layout in mixing architecture, walking on along path between big ponds will give you most emmersing moment, the formation of sites landscape and building has proven of good harmony relationship between locals and urbanization, get the best seaview and whole waterpark area from the high part

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Taman Ujung water park

White Sand Beach or Virgin Beach

More popular name for this beach is white sand beach,you will be amazed by blue clear water and white sand beach lagoon on east costline of Bugbug village , the combination view between seascape and lanscape as value added for your visit to this beautiful beach, get soaked in swimm on clear blue and clean calm beach wave or take your time to see undersea life by  snorkeling, it is beautiful flat beach with amazing view to hill on along beach side

Salt Maker

The Traditional Salt Maker located at Gunaksa village is just a very small traditional locals family business to make kitchen salt, they take advantage of  Bali hot weather and abundant sea water due to very useful while in making process, a small traditional house built in bamboo wall and grass roof on shoreside with some stick splited two parts of palm tree you will see how simple to make it but you will go with big complaint to your wife when she didnot put it in your food and hope will never end up with divorce

Goa Lawah temple

Another most sacred Hindu temple that  has very important rule for Hindu in Bali even seen simple with small area but every day lot of locals come for pray with any kind of ritual purpose, Goa lawah temple for Hindu in Bali has same important rule in function related to Hindu ritual  as Besakih Temple, Batur temple, Uluwatu temple, Lempuyang temple, Andakasa temple and Batukaru temple, get chance to see thousand of fruit bats hunging on the cave wall

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Goa Lawah temple

The Bias Tugel White sand beach

Located at Padang Bay harbour 15 minutes drive on right side, to get down to the beach will pass on   private access, beach with white sand beach and clear blue water is perfect place to set down the day for quiet ambiance also beautiful under water with fish corals while do snorkeling

Blue Lagoon

The blue lagoon is small size a private local lagoon beach where its position on behind of local family house, beautiful lagoon white sandy beach with clear blue water, available snorkel equipments to rent and simple cafe to have drinks and meals on location, further from shoreline Blue lagoon has amazing underwater lifes with beautiful coral reef as home by hundred species of coloured fishes as best location for snorkeling, if you pass by Padang Bay spare your time for one or two hours to see amazing view of underwater life, available local operator you can join with in  The padang bay snorkeling tour to blue lagoon and tanjung Jepun on traditional boat of course equiped by boat engine, including snorkel equipment, guide or even Lunch for very little amount of money compare to the leisure you got for

Related popular places around 

Candidasa beach and Tenganan ancient village

 They are popular with beautiful places to find comfort accomodation on beach side with beach view to padang bay, stay close to local villagers and good spot to start snotkeling to famous gili Tapekong or village Cycling tour

Sidemen Village

Sidemen village is the tourism village located on valley facing to Mount Agung, a rural village sorrounded by rice paddy fields and rows of hill scenery, enjoy the tranquility village atmosphere amid rice paddy fields with mount Agung view

Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple or Bali Mother temple  is the Bigest and most complete composition temple in bali according to function, sect, cast and root of balinese ancestor or family  chronical  , located excactly on slope of Mount Agung, built as 1 of 6 main temples that believed  was built to God manifestation while role the universe as a fortrees for Bali island against any bad influence spirits

Kerta Gosa

the legacy as a remains of Klungkung kingdom glorious when it was on peak of prospherity and  good social justice for all Klungkung area could be found on this place, the famous painting called Keramas described the situation it was, Great architecture of building can imagine of their best government leadership

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

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Tukad Cepung waterfall

The hidden waterfall at the river named Tukad Cepung, a unique stream with falls in between big stones sometimes not enough bright when cloudy or rainy, amazing view when sunny day, suggested to visit early of the day to avoid of crowd

By : Nyoman

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