So, you’ve finally decided to go on a trip to Bali this year? Have you done some research before you go? Have you decided what places you wish to visit while you are in Bali? Bali may be a small island but it has in many great places to visit. Those top-rated tourist attractions in Bali will require more than a week to witness them all.
Bali has various types of tourist attractions. The most popular area is the south of Bali which is the home to many beautiful beaches. The central area offers magnificent nature and unique cultures. In the east area, visitors can enjoy water sports since it is the place for the most popular diving and snorkeling spots. For those who wish to do some adventure and encounter dolphins in its natural place, the west area of Bali is the right place to visit.
Tourist Attractions in Bali
Surely Bali has more than just 12 appealing attractions but the ones that listed here are the top-rated tourist attractions gathered just for you.
Kuta Beach has been known since long time ago as the most famous tourist attractions in Bali and is visited by many domestic and foreign tourists. Many visit this beach due to its location which is quite close to the airport, beautiful beaches, low cost and the waves on Kuta Beach are suitable for beginner surfers.
Previously, Kuta Beach was a large port, becoming the center of trade in Bali. Nowadays, visitors come to Kuta Beach to witness the famous sunset and sunset. It is said that it has the best sunset view in the world. The white sand and the blue sea, along with its various supporting facilities have made this beach a popular tourist spot since the 70s and turned Kuta Beach into the belle of Bali tourism.
The location of Kuta Beach is in Badung Regency. It is around 1.5 km from Ngurah Rai Airport and can be reached in about 5 minutes by vehicles. From Denpasar, it takes approximately 20 minutes to get to Kuta Beach.
The location of Ubud is in Gianyar Regency. This Regency is well-known for its art. Ubud is said as one of the cultural centers of painting and carving in Bali.
Ubud is a village name that is located less than 40 km from Denpasar airport and it takes an hour and a half by vehicle. Ubud has a strong indigenous Balinese culture. It is also known as the heart of Balinese arts and culture that has many appeals that make many people fall in love with this place. Those who are seeking peacefulness and beauty of nature, Ubud is the place worth a visit.
Tanah Lot is a tourist spot in Bali that shouldn’t be missed because it has extraordinary natural beauty, especially when the sunset.
In Tanah Lot, there are two famous temples which are a place to worship the sea god. Tanah Lot Temple is located on a large rock situated on the seafront.
When the level of the sea water rises, visitors are not suggested to get close to Tanah Lot Temple because around the rocks that support Tanah Lot Temple will be surrounded by sea water.
During low tide, people can see a number of tame sea snakes here and according to the locals, these snakes are the guardian of Tanah Lot Temple. In addition, tourist can also hold the tame sacred snake and it does no harm.
The next-must visit tourist attraction in Bali is Uluwatu. Uluwatu is the main destination when having a vacation in Bali besides Kuta beach. As a sacred temple, Uluwatu is also a most visited tourist attraction. Religious activities are also carried out here which give out an exotic impression.
Uluwatu Temple is located at the edge of the cliff of a coral hill with a height of 97 meters above the sea level. The view even becomes more attractive as the huge waves keep hitting the cliffs. This temple is also a great place to watch the beautiful sunset.
Located in Pecatu village, Uluwatu Temple is still part of South Kuta. The big waves are an extreme challenge for those who love surfing. In addition to the amazing natural beauty, people can also enjoy a Balinese dance performance, the Kecak dance that is held every six o’clock in the afternoon before sunset. Visitors will usually gather around the dancers and participate in voicing ‘cak cak’ in rhythm with the dance.
Seminyak Beach is also often referred to as the Dhyanapura Beach, a beach in Bali that has soft and gentle slopes.
The location is in the area of Seminyak belongs to the regency of Badung. When visiting Seminyak, visitors won’t have a hard time finding a place to stay since this beautiful beach area is filled with various restaurants, hotels, and villas.
The place offers many exciting things and activities. As a beach that has a panoramic view of a beautiful sunset, Seminyak also attracts a lot of tourists when the evening comes.
On the coastline of Seminyak Beach, visitors can see rows of umbrellas that are specifically reserved for tourists (guests) around the hotel. When the night falls down, Seminyak Beach offers a breathtaking view of the sunset.
Lake Beratan Bedugul
For those of you who wish to see other than beaches, Mainland Lake Bedugul can be a fun reference to visit. Its location is in a mountainous region that has a beautiful atmosphere of nature surrounding its environment. There is a temple located on the west side of the lake which is called Pura Ulun Danu. The presence of this temple has successfully attracted the attention of many tourists. The visitors can also enjoy the beauty of the lake by renting a duck boat, rowboat, or speedboat.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana
Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, commonly abbreviated as GWK, is a tourist park in the south part of Bali.
This tourist park is located in Tanjung Nusa Dua, Badung Regency, approximately 41 km towards south of Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali.
In this area, people can witness the giant statue of the god of Vishnu and riding Garuda. The height of the statue is 12 meters.
In the GWK area, there is also the Garuda Statue which is located in Garuda Plaza that situated right behind Wisnu Plaza. The statue has 18 meters in height.
Jatiluwih Rice Field
The most popular rice field natural attraction in Bali is Jatiluwih which is located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. UNESCO world body recognizes Jatiluwih as a world cultural heritage. This natural and beautiful rural area is a perfect escape for people who live in a hectic city. It has clean air, free from pollution, giving out a fresh atmosphere. Jatiluwih is an ideal place to get relaxed and escape for a while from a busy life.
Lovina Beach is one of the beaches on the northern part of Bali that has black sand and perfect natural attraction. Located in Buleleng Regency, Lovina Beach offers dolphin attractions in the open sea.
It is said that there are hundreds of dolphins living in this beach. Therefore, it is no wonder that visitors can easily spot the presence of dolphins there. Due to the existence of hundreds of dolphins, Lovina Beach was endowed with a nickname called enchanting Dolphin Beach.
The appearance of dolphins onto the surface is at the same time with the rising of the Sun which is around 05:30 to 07:30 a.m. However, this sight doesn’t appear every day since it depends on the weather conditions around the beach. Dolphins love sunny weather and they can often be seen during a dry season than a rainy season. Around April-October is the time to visit Lovina Bali beach.
Bali does have a million attractions. Of the many Bali tourist attractions in Bali, there is the newest beach called Pandawa Beach. But make no mistake, its popularity is unbeatable. Many foreign tourists are very fond of watching the beauty of the sea and coral cliffs along with its white sand beach. The cliffs along the road are indeed very beautiful and unique. The beauty is of this place is augmented with existence Pandawa statue.
Goa Gajah Ubud Temple or Elephant Cave is indeed one of the oldest temples on the island of Bali. Additionally, Goa Gajah Temple is also worthy of being called one of the most phenomenal designs on the Island. Furthermore, this temple also holds a high historical value.
Goa Gajah Temple does have a unique shape and is very much different compared to other temples in Bali. As the name implies, Goa Gajah Temple has the shape of a cave. Because of its uniqueness, UNESCO also included Goa Gajah as one of the tentative lists of world heritage sites that must be protected.
With its unique architecture, it’s no wonder that Goa Gajah Temple has become a tourist destination that attracts the attention of many tourists.
Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach is also known as the other name of Labuan Sait beach. It is very famous among domestic and foreign tourists. The access to Padang Padang Bali beach is fairly easy. It takes only about 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport by a vehicle.
This beach is the location of the famous movie called “Eat, Pray, Love” starring Julia Robert. The uniqueness of this beach is in its background which consists of leafy hills and steep rocks. It is the hallmark of Labuan Sait beach. To get the shoreline, visitors must pass through a road that resembles a cave. Then go down through dozens of stairs which are only enough for one person to pass. After passing the stairs, visitors will see white sand with calm and clear water ahead.
The number of interesting tourist destinations in Bali is abundant and a week won’t be enough to explore them all. So, why don’t you start now? Just go and explore Bali.