Bali, the famedIsland of the Gods of Indonesia, with its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all provides a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture. With world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, Bali makes itself one of the world’s most popular island destinations.
Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. It is an ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves. Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.
The Tirta Gangga
The Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a favourite retreat of Bali. It was built in 1946. Tirta Gangga saw a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the Mount Agung eruption. The lavish water gardens which was owned by the royal family features 1.2ha of pools, ponds and fountains surrounded by neatly cut lawns adorned with stepping stones, ornate statues and tropical gardens. Tirta Gangga located in the village of Ababi, a cool retreat in Bali.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal, is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions. It is a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a horde of grey long-tailed macaques. The site is well preserved. Besides watching playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways or feeding on bananas, the site offers cool walks along paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. Beautiful ancient temples with guardian statues covered in moss also feature throughout the forest.
At the end of the day Bali’s rich culture, many amazing sights and truly lovely people are what takes Bali’s sheer delight to another level. Because Bali is fun, no matter what you want or who you are.