Top 8 things to Discover in Bali16 September, 2017
More and more tourists flock to Bali in their masses each year – what with its unparalleled natural beauty and incredible culture waiting to be discovered. If you want to see it for yourself, be sure to check out these eight amazing things during your Balinese travels.
It’s highly unlikely you’ll come to Bali without visiting Kuta and its beach at least once. The most popular town on the island is bustling with locals and tourists alike, with the beach being the hub of it all.
It’s usually busy, but that doesn’t detract from its beauty – clear turquoise waters lap at the stretch of white sand, with the sea providing perfect conditions for any budding surfer.
You’ll find this expansive waterpark in Kuta itself – Waterbom is world-renowned, purely for the sheer number of things you can get up to. Full of thrills for all ages, it’s one of the most fun experiences Bali has to offer.
The slides range from the more challenging Climax, complete with a trapdoor, to the recently refurbished kids’ area. With nearly 20 different slides to choose from Waterbom, it’s impossible to get bored.
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Treetop Adventure Park
Another place of pure elation comes in the form of the Treetop Adventure Park. The Bedugul attraction provides a very unique family day out, with the opportunity to let your inner child run free amongst the rope and tree bridges suspended above the ground.
There’s several courses here depending on what you’re able to do – and what you’re brave enough to conquer. The black course is the toughest, incorporating 20m jumps and flying trapezes to attempt.
Visit Ubud if you’re looking for a town without the masses of people you have to get used to in most holiday destinations. It’s here that you’ll be able to get lost in a very serene part of the island, with rice paddies and rolling hills surrounding you.
The food cooked in the plenty of restaurants here in Ubud is delectable and fragrant, offering up some of the island’s very best dishes. Stay here if you’re looking for luxury during your Balinese trip.
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
In Ubud you’ll find the Monkey Forest – it teems with tourists from far and wide, and it’s easy to see why. Hundreds of monkeys roam freely throughout the grounds, and as they’re believed to be sacred, people are able to worship in the dedicated temple here.
Be warned, though – some travellers have said of the monkeys stealing their belongings and, in rare cases, attacking. TINZ lay down the details of stolen valuables when on holiday, and it looks as if thieving monkeys may be a unique claim.
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For a truly luxurious escape, Seminyak is the place to go. It’s teeming with the hippest bars and boutique hotels upon the island, the grown-up neighbour of the nearly Kuta.
Of course, life here isn’t cheap – but if you’re seeking luxury, you’ll likely anticipate that anyway. If you can, splash out and indulge in one of the world’s most beautiful and coveted spots of paradise.
If you want to be able to say you’ve climbed a mountain without the strenuous, week-long expedition of some of the more challenging peaks, Mount Batur is where to go.
The peak, although not the tallest on the island, is still remarkable – reaching over 5,000ft, Mount Batur can be climbed in two hours by the fittest of travellers. Once you’ve arrived at the top, you’ll be rewarded with some of Bali’s most beautiful panoramic views.
Situated over 1000 metres high atop Mount Agung, Pura Besakih is one of Bali’s most awe-inspiring places to discover. Being the most important Hindu site on the island, it’s overflowing with history and spirituality.
The various temples here in Pura Besakih are wondrous and beautiful, all sporting intricate details and incredible architecture. Be sure to stick around and catch one of the magical festivals if possible, too.