Rich in natural beauty, culture and history, this bewitching Indonesian island has something for everyone. From mountain villages and paddy fields to temples and beaches – the essence of Bali is captured in these must-visit attractions.
This integral neighbourhood is where you can find virtually anything – from humble traditional shops to high-end designer boutiques. This neighbourhood also has its share of idyllic beaches, lined with vibrant bars and restaurants that stay open until late.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
These Balinese sculptured rice terraces offer tourists a chance to enjoy nature and a valuable glimpse of local culture and customs. Tourists can explore the village and meet residents.
Ubud Art Market
Ubud is the cultural hub of Bali and home to many traditional artists producing unique and authentic products that represent the island. Tourists can find anything here, from art pieces to humble souvenirs. Keen to visit? You can do so with Culture Trip by joining our specially curated small-group Bali adventure, led by our local insider.
If you want to spend a day away from the crowded beaches in the South, you can head into the heart of Bali to find incredible landscapes, active volcanoes and grand mountain ranges that run around the island.
Sitting on the ‘ring of fire’, Bali is home to a number of volcanoes including one of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes – Mount Batur.
Whether you are an adventure seeker who wants to take a volcano tour in Bali and hike the mountains or simply sit enjoying a coffee with a beautiful view of the mountain range
Water sports and Bali go hand in hand. With its stunning coastline that overlooks the Indian Ocean, Bali offers a variety of water sports for the adventurer in you. Explore the depths of the ocean through activities like snorkeling, diving and sea walking, or conquer the rough waters with thrilling water sports in Bali like surfing and rafting. Here are some must-do water sports in Bali you must try out!
Besakih Temple, the largest in Bali, sits on the slopes of the island’s highest mountain, Mount Agung. The complex comprises 86 temples that are more than 1,000 years old. Each year, the temple hosts more than 70 religious ceremonies or celebrations attended by Hindu devotees from all over the island..
Padang Padang Beach
Probably best known for its appearance in the movie Eat, Pray, Love (2010), this once-hidden gem lives up to the hype. A perfect nook where you can chill by the sand, swim past awesome rocky structures or surf the waves off the cliffs.
A two-hour hike up the mountain will bring you to the best spot on the island for basking in the sunshine’s first rays. Watch the sunrise with Mount Abang and Batur Lake in the background – an unforgettable experience you can have on Culture Trip’s epic 12-day Bali tour. Highly Instagrammable.
Beyond the sparkling blue ocean and white, smooth sand, Pandawa Beach is also a cultural landmark – a place that hosts splendid figures of the five heroic Pandawa characters from the Mahabharata epic and a venue for cultural performances, including the famous kecak (fire dance). You can also enjoy a fun day out canoeing on the calm waters.