13 Cool Things to do in Bali, Indonesia
Discover 13 cool things to do in Bali, Indonesia. Bali is an Indonesian island and is a very well known tourist destination.
The main reason I went there was to attend a friends wedding so I thought I should do some exploring while I was at it.
Weddings in Bali are quite common for people from my home town (Perth, Western Australia).
This overview of things to do in Bali gives a short review of each of the “things to do”.
I also has links to more detailed reviews (where applicable) which include directions, pictures and other useful information.
Things to do in Bali
With its world class resorts and restaurants at a fraction of the price to the west (America, Australia, UK, etc.), amazing beaches, good shopping and enough to do for adults and kids alike it is no wonder that many Bali lovers go straight from the airport to Kuta and that is where they stay.
As in most of South East Asian tourist destinations, there is no shortage of market areas to walk through all over Bali. This one is in Ubud.
3. Tegallalang Rice Terraces
The first real bit of “sightseeing” I did in Bali was take a bicycle ride to Tegallalang Rice Terraces (from Ubud). They where fine. The ride around the villages was more the reason I did it.
4. Ubud Monkey Forest
On the way back from Tegallalang I decided to drop into the Monkey Forest before returning the bicycle. Originally I hadn’t planned on going to the Monkey Forest but I glad I did.
5. Mount Batur
The following day I hired a motorbike and headed to Mount Batur, which is a volcano. I didn’t hike up it but was able to drive the motorbike through for some good scenery.
6. Pura Besakih
After Mount Batur drove to check out Pura Besakih, which is a temple. There is no shortage of temples in Bali.
7. Snorkeling in Amed
Snorkeling in Amed can be done right of the beach and is fairly decent. Unfortunately I have no underwater camera but another great thing is the fantastic view of Mount Agung.
8. Sekumpul Waterfall Review
For a waterfall you can’t actual swim in (at least I do not recommend it) Sekumpul Waterfall is pretty good. Certainly impressive to see it as you walk in.
9. Brahma Vihara-Arama Buddhist Temple
It’s an amazing ride in to the beautiful Brahma Vihara-Arama Buddhist temple with Balinese influence. Very serene.
10. Banjar Hot Springs
Soothe your body in the sulphur water and get a “water massage” by standing underneath the fountains. At 5,000IDR for as long as you want you can not go wrong at the Banjar Hot Springs.
11. Lovina Beach
A very picturesque beach, especially at sunset. Lots of nice bars, restaurants and tourist focused shops in the general area.
12. Snorkeling in Pemuteran
13. Gitgit Waterfall
The last item on this lost of cool things to do in Bali is Gitgit Waterfall. After snorkeling in Pemuteran and decided to go check out Gitgit waterfalls (as opposed to going to the Banjar Hot Springs again). It rained on the way but cleared up by the time I got there. It wasn’t the greatest waterfall I have been to but was worth the look since I had the motorbike.
Getting to Bali, Indonesia
Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar.
You can also arrive by boat or bus/boat from other cities in Indonesia.
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