Synonymous with holidays and honeymoons, Bali is a dream spot for many travellers from around the world. The island of Bali is a prominent province in Indonesia. It tops the list of tourist destinations every year and it is also a frequent hub of international conferences. The Bali strait separates Bali from Java, the capital of Indonesia. Bali falls under the volcanic belt of South-East Asia which consists of a large number of active volcanoes. You will find a number of coral reefs surrounding this tiny island, packing it the perfect destination for divers.
Despite being a fairly small island, there are a number of things tourists can do and see on their holiday. Most Bali packages will take you to the top tourist locations. While you’re booking your holiday, make sure you have time to visit these iconic sites on the island:
Tanah Lot Temple
Bali’s iconic sea temple, Tanah Lot Temple sits atop an outcrop among waters crashing at the rocks. You will find an ancient Hindu shrine at the temple. Sunset is the best time to visit the temple as it offers beautiful backgrounds for a fabulous click.
The Uluwatu Temple is one of the most iconic sea temples of Bali. It is built on a steep cliff hanging 70 metres above sea level! Here you will get a chance to admire the unique Balinese architecture, gateways and sculptures at the temple. Like the Tanah Lot temple, this temple is also famous for sunset backdrops, so don’t forget to carry your camera.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Located in Ubud, Tegallalang is known for its sprawling rice fields that are cultivated on hill slopes. The terraced rice fields extend to three villages in the region and the beautiful landscape is eye-candy for travellers and artists.
Ubud Monkey Forest
You definitely shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the cool and quirky Ubud Monkey Forest. It’s generally one of the places listed in most Bali tour packages. A huge population of grey long-tailed macaques inhabit the area. Tourists can be seen feeding bananas to the monkeys and clicking pictures of the playful creatures.
Not to be confused with our very own beach paradise, the historical Goa Gajah Elephant Cave is a special place to visit. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is made up of a series of rock caves that used to serve as a sanctuary. Several fountains dot this site, which dates back to the 11th century.