Bali has everything a traveler wants to see and experience—from temples to historical monuments to scenic vistas. This province of Indonesia is an ancient civilization that dates back to 2000 BC. It is a hub of tourism known for its varied art forms including performing arts, painting, and sculpture while being a good blend of tradition and modernity.
Tanah Lot Temple
The spectacular Tanah Lot Temple is a not to be missed attraction when visiting Bali. Perched on an artfully reconstructed rock jutting into the sea, this Hindu shrine is one of a series of sea temples lining the coast of Bali. Fire dance performances are held near this temple and there are plenty of restaurants and shops. Uluwatu is a surfer’s paradise and the temple here is another magnificent spectacle.
7.00 am to 7.00 pm (Tanah Lot Temple)
9.00 am to 6.00 pm (Uluwatu Temple) but it is open to worshipers 24-hrs
Tenganan Rice Terraces
Perfect for a day trek, Tenganan Village is a great place to enjoy views of the symmetrical rice terraces, natural bamboo bridges, and get close to the volcano Mount Agung. Sip on some tender coconut water as you drink in the vistas.
Timing: There are no fixed timings but getting off to an early start will give you more time to explore.
Ubud Monkey Forest
This nature reserve is a shaded, dense jungle which is home to three Hindu temples. Populated by long-tailed Balinese macaques, there are three entrances to this complex. Interacting with monkeys here is not advisable and helpful tips about this can be found around the area.
Timing: 8.30 am to 6.00 pm
Climb Mount Batur at Sunrise
An active volcano makes Mount Batur a must-see in Bali. A trek to the top of this sacred mountain to catch the sunrise is sure to be an unforgettable experience. You can also choose to savor a breakfast cooked by the steam of this active volcano!
Timing: It takes about 2 hours to get to the summit. So start accordingly.
Bali Safari and Marine Park
This open zoo can be a fun place for the entire family with over 60 species housed in large enclosures which resemble their natural habitat. Ride the safari bus, enjoy an elephant talent show, and spend time with the orangutans before you head to the aquarium.
Timing: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Goa Gajah Elephant Cave
This historical site near Ubud dates back to the 11th century and was intended as a place for meditation and prayers for hermits. Known for its rock wall carvings, bathing pools, and fountains, it is a staple on the list of things to do in Bali.
Timing: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm
This list of some popular attractions will help you arrive at your list of what to see during your Bali Holiday a bit quicker.