Top 10 Things to Do in Bali

Bali Must-see Attractions

Here is our list of top 10 things to do in Bali, which we hope will aid you in your search for regional highlights and points of interest while on your Bali holiday. There are innumerable temples, historical sites, and spots of natural beauty spread across eight regencies. 

This narrowing-down of choices will get you discovering the best of Bali in no time. Go east to see the majestic 'mother temple' of Besakih or travel to the heartland where rice paddies offer scenic photo opportunities. From scenic vistas to cultural performances, there is something for everyone.

Besakih Temple Eastern Bali

Besakih Temple, also known as the 'mother temple' of Bali sits on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1,000m. Besakih is the largest of all the Balinese temples. Eighteen separate sanctuaries belonging to different caste groups surround the three main temples dedicated to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Read More...

Tanah Lot Temple Tabanan

Tanah Lot must be the island's most iconic temple. This temple is perched on top of a huge rock, and surrounded by the sea with waves constantly crashing on to its base. As among Bali's most important sea temples, Tanah Lot pays homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. The temple serves as foreground to the most picturesque sunsets. Read More...

Uluwatu Temple Uluwatu

Uluwatu is among the Bali's most important sea temples, perched on a cliff edge in the southwestern Bukit peninsula. Here you can catch dramatic sunsets such as at Tanah Lot, Uluwatu also features an open amphitheatre close by, where sunset kecak fire dances can be enjoyed. A monkey forest also borders the temple grounds. Read More...

Tegallalang Rice Terraces Ubud

Ubud is famous for its scenic expanses of rice fields. And the paddies with the best vantage point are just up north from the main Ubud centre, along the road of Tegallalang. Here, roadside stalls and art shops offering items and curios of all kinds line the street, as well as small restaurants offering diners great views. Read More...

Kintamani North-western Bali

Kintamani, located in the Karangasem Regency, is home to Mount Batur and the Caldera Lake. A favourite stopover on tour itineraries to this region is Penelokan, which aptly means 'scenic stopover'. The still-active Mount Batur volcano has erupted about 24 times since 1800, each time reshaping the surrounding landscape. Read More...

Garuda Wisnu Kencana Southern Bali

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (commonly known as GWK) is a cultural park surrounding the main unfinished monument that depicts the Hindu god Vishnu riding the mythical Garuda bird. The complex is located in an abandoned limestone excavation. GWK also has restaurants and an amphitheatre where regular performances take place. Read More...

Bali Safari and Marine Park Gianyar

Bali Safari & Marine Park is Bali’s largest animal theme park. The park is home to over 60 species, all roaming freely within their enclosures built to closely mimic their natural habitats. Bus safaris take visitors on tours 'around the world', and animal talent shows are held regularly. Aquariums holding exotic fish specimens are nearby. Read More...

Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro North Ubud

Bali's majestic elephants can be found at the Bali Elephant Safari Park located in the village of Taro, north of Ubud. This park offers visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with these peaceful pachyderms and to also go on village and jungle sightseeing expeditions while riding on top of these gentle giants.  Read More...

Bali Botanical Garden Denpasar

Bali Botanical Garden is home to over 2000 plant species, set over an expansive 158Ha of lush gardens, with botanical specimens acquired from all over Indonesia and through commercial nurseries, breeding programmes and expeditions. Ferns, orchids, cacti, medicinal plants, roses, and aquatic plants are within its vast collection. Read More...

Kecak Dance Denpasar

The kecak is a ritual dance created in the early 1930s for the movie 'Island of the Demons' by German artist, Walter Spies. The dance combines the chorus of the Sanghyang trance dance with an episode from the Ramayana epic. Up to 100 male performers provide the main chorus and choreography. Read More...


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