Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and the rapid growth of development in tourism has had a big impact and influence to Bali tradition and lifestyle. Bali has been the favorite destination for locals and international tourists for ages. Full of magnificent beaches, breathtaking sceneries, marvellous trinkets and interesting culture, Bali is ideal for people wanting to escape from daily activities, enjoy a honeymoon, or even, have a great time with family and friends. Let’s take a look at Bali’s top attractions.
1. Mount Batur Trek
Mount Batur volcano is one of the most sacred mountains in Bali, according to Hindu belief. It is located in Batur village, Kintamani District, and can be summited by physically fit hikers in about 2 hours. Mount Batur is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas, north west of Mount Agung.
Many Travellers visit this place to enjoy the view and make the climb. About 1.5 hours from the slopes of the mountain to the top, you would be able to view the sunrise and the Lombok island from a distance. The caldera is populated and includes the four main villages of Kedisan, Songan, Trunyan and Toya Bungkah.
2. Ayung White Water Rafting
This is one of Bali’s must-do activities for the adventure enthusiasts. You would descend through a lush tropical forest to the heart of the Ayung River, discover hidden waterfalls and enjoy a swim in pristine waters and gain an insight into the river ecology with the help of guides.
Ayung river for water rafting, can be considered as the best white water river rafting in Bali as it is very suitable for beginners and as a family activity as well! Not only is it easily access from Ubud, it’s also easily accessible from Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran and Kuta. Ayung white water river is also the longest river on the island of Bali.
3. Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali’s Safari and Marine Park is home to hundreds of amazing animals representing more than 50 species, including some of the rare and endangered species. Combining Balinese cultural ambience with African Savannah, this park features the Sumatran elephant, Sumatran tiger, white tiger, leopard, komodo dragon and cheetah which are just some of the fascinating creatures that can be seen here. It is no surprise it’s one of the leading family attractions in Bali.
4. Scuba Diving
Scuba diving in Bali is competing with the best in the world. From the bright reefs alive with innumerable varieties of fish in the shallow tranquil waters to the deep sea full of pinnacles, mounts and walls guarded by sharks, Bali has something for everyone. Scuba diving in Bali is simply a must for all kinds of travellers and gives you a thrill of an experience! If you are a beginner don’t miss the chance while you are in Bali for a safe and fun introduction to scuba diving. Along with Scuba diving, include some time for snorkelling as well on your vacation.
5. Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud. It’s official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and is a popular tourist attraction, often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.The Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village.
The forest forms a sanctuary for the monkeys, who are considered sacred and well protected; there’s even a temple inside the forest where people go to worship. Somewhere along the line, the forest also became a tourist attraction. Visitors can stroll through it and see the monkeys up close, watch them play, and eat as well.
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