Top 25 Bali Attractions (2022)

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Bali is a province in Indonesia and is the country’s leading tourist destination. This Land of Gods enchants and indulges all your senses. It is a beautiful landscape that encompasses volcanos, beautiful beaches, magical temples and more. Bali has so much to offer, so let’s begin with the top 25 attractions you should visit.

Abang

1. Tirta Gangga Garden

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Located on the east side of Bali, Tirta Gangga Garden is a mysterious place you will have to add into your itinerary. This garden was formerly the royal water palace of Tirtagangga, surrounded by a lush garden, pools of water; featuring fountains and stone sculptures. One of the most famous spots for an Instagram picture is the stepping stone in the pond leading to the eleven tiered fountain.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp30.000

Bebandem

2. Mount Agung

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Mount Agung is an active volcano that is located eastward seaboard of Bali Island. Standing majestically at 3,031 meters above sea level, this mountain is one of the highest mountains in Bali. Hikes are available and will take 5 to 7 hours to reach the peak. The best view at the summit is during sunrise, where you will be blessed with a view where the sun rises about the thick clouds.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

Buleleng

3. Lovina Beach

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Lovina Beach is a serene and tranquil beach unlike the more commercial beaches like Seminyak. Here you will be able to rest and de-stress, away from the loud music and pushy touts. The more significant charm of this beach is its black and grey volcanic sand. Lovina Beach possessed a rich marine life which is perfect for snorkelling and diving. You might even come across dolphins as they have made this beach their play area.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Denpasar

4. Bali Provincial State Museum

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Bali Provincial State Museum is one of the oldest and biggest public museums in Bali. Housed in a beautiful building that was inspired by the Balinese heritage, where organic materials were used and feature stone-carved arts on the walls. You will be able to find 10,000 artefacts such as ancient statues, old textiles and theatrical masks that are exhibited in different pavilions within the museum grounds.

Operating Hours: Saturday–Thursday, 8:00am – 4:00pm | Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Gianyar

5. Bali Safari & Marine Park

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Now you don’t have to travel to Africa to experience the safari. Bali Safari encompasses 40 hectares of land where 400 wildlife species lives cohesively in a landscape that is similar to their original habitat. There is so much you can discover here from endangered species to the Bengal tigers and myriads of fishes all in one vicinity.

Operating Hours: Daily, Day Safari, 9:00am – 5:00pm | Night Safari, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

Kediri

6. Tanah Lot

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Just 20km away from Denpasar, this is a mystical temple that sits on top of a huge rock. The shape of the rock continually changes due to coastal erosion. This is a highly popular tourist destination that is bustling with people during the evenings as many would want to catch the sunset here. It is an ageing temple, but many will still come and offer their prayers to the Gods. This is a natural wonder that you should witness with your own eyes.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp20.000

Kintamani

7. Mount Batur

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Mount Batur is another active volcano that is located adjunction to Mount Agung. Sunrise trek is very popular among tourist, and the journey usually starts after midnight. You will need to sign up a tour package for this, as only a guide can lead the way to the summit. Once you get to the top, you will forget all your tiredness as the sunrise view is simply breathtaking.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

8. Pura Ulun Danu Batur

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Pura Ulun Danu Batur is a Hindu Balinese temple that plays a pivotal role in maintaining Bali’s harmony and stability — dedicated to the Goddes of lakes and rivers, the Dewi Batari Ulun Danu. This Temple consists of nine other temples which each dedicated to the Gods of arts, craft, agriculture and many more. Come and adore the beauty of these temple pavilions in the natural landscape.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp50.000

Kuta

9. Kuta Beach

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Kuta Beach beach is the most popular and most bustling beach in Bali. This place is commercialised with huge malls, and you can find various unique themed cafes here. Once the night falls, the beach becomes an entertainment hub that does not sleep. If you are lucky, you will encounter celebrities and international acts performing voluntarily here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

10. Seminyak Beach

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Located at the north of Kuta, Seminyak Beach is a luxury and modern beach resort area. The beach provides tranquillity and peace to those who desire to chill by the beachside. Boutiques and famous restaurants are just a stone throw away, so do indulge yourself when you are here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

Rendang

11. Besakih Temple

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Besakih Temple is located at the slopes of Mount Agung and is the largest Hindu Temple in Bali. This holy site is home to 86 temples spreading across 12 square kilometres. Many visitors from all around the world will come to this holy land for prayers; and for the magnificent panoramic view of the sea at the highest point of the Temple.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – Rp60.000 | Child – Rp30.000

Sawan

12. Sekumpul Waterfalls

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One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali, Sekumpul Waterfalls transport you to a place surrounded by lush greeneries and two tall cascading waterfalls. You can only access this pre-historic place by engaging a guide at the entrance of the forest. The trail will take you up granting you a bird’s eyes view of the waterfalls and then leading you down to the base of the waterfall for a dip in the cold refreshing water.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Subject to tour rates

South Kuta

13. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

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Absorb in the Balinese culture when you visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park. A large sculpture of Lord Vishnu welcomes your visit; which is one of the largest and highest monuments in the world. Come visit this place for an unforgettable journey complete with traditional dances, cultural events and the opportunity to participate in a cultural ritual.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 9:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp125.000

14. Nusa Dua Beach

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Nusa Dua Beach spans across 350 hectares and is home to more than 20 hotels. Dubbed at the resort area of Bali, you will be able to find the five renowned luxury hotel here. It is a self-contained community with shops, restaurants and entertainment hubs. The waves here are great for surfing, so why not rent a board and start your lessons with any of the local shops here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

15. Padang Padang Beach

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Padang Padang Beach is one of the famous beaches in South Bali, boasting a modest-sized beautiful beach in an enclave natural landscape. The beach is always crowded and might not be the best place to relax. But if you are up for watersports and surfing, this is the place for you.

Operating Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Ticket Price(s): Free

16. Uluwatu Temple

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One of the six spiritual pillars of Bali, Uluwatu Temple is located 70 metres above ground and is situated on top of a cliff. Begun way back in the 10th century, this Temple is a popular destination among the tourists. However, please do be careful with your belongings when you are in the Temple as the resident macaques have a habit of snatching shiny things.

Operating Hours: Daily, 7:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – Rp30.000 | Child – Rp15.000

Sukawati

17. Bali Bird and Reptile Park

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Spanning across 2,000 square metres, this Bali Bird and Reptile Park is home to 1,000 feathery creatures; one of the most extensive collections of Indonesian breed in the world. Going through the enclosed aviary, try and see how many birds you can identify, as it is said that 250 species live here.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 5:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – Rp346.500 | Child – Rp173.250

Tampaksiring

18. Tirta Empul

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Tirta Empul is a sacred pool that was said to be built by the God Indra. The highlight of this visit has to be the purification pool with 30 waterspouts; you will need to go through each spout to complete the purification process. The final stage is to enter the Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple for prayers and meditation before you leave this place cleaned and purified.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp50.000

Tegalalang

19. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

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You will be able to recognise this place from any Indonesian postcards. Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a well-known tourist spot that highlights the stunning rice terrace that is designed in a zigzag landscape. Another Instagram attraction within this area would be the swings. The swings here is no short a beauty compared to the one that is in Ubud. To ride on the swings, you will first require you to pay a fee to the local operators. Do check with them on the price before you start queuing in line.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp10.000

Tembuku

20. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

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Located at the outskirt of Ubud, this is a unique place that you will need to add into your itinerary. The trail to the waterfall is straightforward, and you will soon reach a cave where the waterfall descends through the top. If you would want to capture the light rays into the canyon, we will recommend you to arrive here before 10 am.

Operating Hours: Daily, 6:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp10.000

Tumbu

21. Ujung Water Palace

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Ujung Water Palace is an enchanted palace that is located off the beaten tracks of Tumbu. Built in 1919, this palace is home to many large pools and structures that are inspired by the Dutch and Balinese culture; something you don’t get to see in Bali. While you are here, why not climb up to the highest peak to view the beauty of the palace and its surrounding scenery.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp20.000

Ubud

22. Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

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Goa Gajah is a spiritual meditation sanctuary that was built in the 9th century. You can enter this UNESCO site by going through an opening through a stone-carved fierce face that was supposed to ward off evil spirits. Then you will take a long flight of stairs to reach the Temple grounds. It is a magical place as you will be able to see the relic of this Temple and to learn of the folklore history about the Gods that built this place.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 4:30pm
Ticket Price(s): Rp15.000

23. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is home to 1,049 Macaca fascicularis. This sanctuary is an essential part of Bali’s spiritual, educational and conservation efforts. This sanctuary is an old Balinese temple that is fused with nature, sporting sacred sculptures and three temples.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Adult – Rp80.000 | Child – Rp60.000

24. Ubud Art Market

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Always bustling with life, Ubud Art Market is the place to go if you would like to purchase local handmade products. You will be able to find almost everything here such as silk, clothes, wooden sculptures and woven items. With a variety of items sold in this market, it is best to survey the price before making any purchase. Even so, do remember to haggle for everything you are going to buy.

Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

25. Ubud Palace

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Located in the heart of Ubud, this Ubud Palace is still the residence of the Royal Family. You are allowed to roam freely on the palace ground admiring the humble designs of this palace, the intricacy of each carving and the resting pavilions. There is a small theatre that showcases a dance show which you can watch with a fee.

Operating Hours: Daily, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price(s): Free

Bali captivates everyone with the beauty of its natural landscapes and the gorgeous temple grounds. You will be able to immerse and connect with it spiritually as Bali generously showed us what this land has to offer.