Did you know over 5 million people vacationed in Bali in 2018? This Indonesian island is an exceedingly popular destination for those looking for adventure and relaxation alike, and for good reason!
But why is Bali so popular? Are there really that many exciting things to do in Bali? The short answer is yes!
However, you probably need more convincing before booking your trip, and we’re here to do just that. Listed below are 7 excellent reasons to visit Bali, Indonesia. Keep reading to learn more!
Kintamani is the ideal destination for those looking for a little less relaxation and a little more adventure. From challenging sunrise hikes to boat rides to catch a better view of the active volcano in the region, if you need a break from sunbathing, Kintamani is the place for you.
2. Gunung Kawi
Gunung Kawi is actually not one but ten shrines cut into a rock face, each standing at an impressive 25 feet tall. In Balinese legend, Kebo Iwa carved all ten in one night!
This activity requires a bit of exercise, as there are nearly 300 steps to climb in order to get the full experience, but it’s well worth the effort!
Whether you’re traveling with children or are a child at heart yourself, Waterbom is a great way to spend a day in Bali! Waterbom is a waterpark with attractions for all ages located in Kuta. Have fun splashing in the water and then spend the evening at one of Kuta’s many nightlife hotspots.
4. Tegalalang Rice Terrace
One of the most visually stunning locations to visit in Bali, the Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a must-see for anyone visiting the island. You can hike up and down the rolling hills, or just sit back and enjoy the view.
For those interested in the perfect Instagram picture, be sure to snap a photo on the Love Bali swing overlooking the fields!
5. Tanah Lot Temple
Every destination in Bali is more picturesque than the next, but none more so than the Tanah Lot Temple. The perfect place to watch the sunset, Tanah Lot translates to “Land in the Sea,” as it sits on a rock high above the ocean overlooking the water.
6. Tirta Empul Temple
Tirta Empul, or Holy Water, Temple has drawn Hindu worshipers and other spiritual visitors for thousands of years. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the protector of the universe in the Hindu faith.
This beautiful site is known as Holy Water temple because of the large pool located in the center of the complex, in which visitors are welcome to enter to pray, as long as they are respectful of the other worshipers.
One of, if not the most popular things to do in Bali is to visit Kuta Beach. While it’s true that this is a tourist attraction through and through, it’s worth visiting even for those looking for a more local experience.
Experience Paradise with These Things to Do in Bali
Well, there you have it! This list only scratches the surface of the countless number of things to do in Bali, but if you only have time to do a few, these are what we would recommend doing first.
Whether you’re looking to kick back and relax on white sandy beaches or explore some of the natural wonders of the world, Bali has it all.
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