Bali is a famous holiday destination in the world. People from around the globe are dreaming to tick off 'Bali' in their bucket list at least for once. Here are some fascinating attractions and stunning sights you can experience while in Bali.Ubud - click detail
Ubud is a town on the Indonesian island of Bali in Ubud District, located amongst rice paddies and steep ravines in the central foothills of the Gianyar regency. One of Bali's major arts and culture centres, it has developed a large tourism industry. Ubud has a population of about 30,000 people. Recently, it has become difficult to distinguish the town itself from the villages that surround it. The area surrounding the town is made up of small farms, rice paddies, and dense forest. What to see: Puri Saren Agung, Ubud Village Temple, Sarasvati Park Temple, and many more. Famous events: Ubud Writers Festival
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Tanah Lot means "Land [sic: in the] Sea" in the Balinese language. Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Denpasar, the "water temple" sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. Tanah Lot is claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. During his travels along the south coast he saw the rock-island's beautiful setting and rested there. Some fishermen saw him, and bought him gifts. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock, for he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. The area leading to Tanah Lot is highly commercialized and people are required to pay to enter the area. To reach the temple, visitors must walk through a set of Balinese market-format souvenir shops which cover each side of the path down to the sea. On the mainland clifftops, restaurants have also been provided for tourists. What to see: Batu Bolong Temple, Tanah Lot Temple
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Kuta Beach is located on the western side of the island's narrow isthmus and is considered Bali's most famous beach resort destination. Kuta Beach is also minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Tuban. The nearby resorts of Tuban, Legian and Seminyak are all within close walking distance.
Once a simple, rustic and quiet fishing village, Kuta Beach has witnessed a transformation over the past years due to the rise of various accommodations, dining and shopping options. The rapid growth owes much to visitors, beachcombers and art lovers from nearby Australia. Expatriates also helped pioneer surfing in Kuta, as well.
What to experience: Ground Zero Monument, Kuta Beach, Waterbom Bali, Surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, swimming
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Uluwatu (aka Bukit Peninsula) is a place on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, Indonesia. It is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple and is the number four surf destination in the world for surfers of all abilities. The name Uluwatu comes from ulu, meaning 'lands' end', and watu, meaning 'rock'.
What to experience: Pura Luhur Uluwatu, Dreamland, Sunset Dinner
Jimbaran Beach - click detail
This is a beach located in the south of the airport. This is a quiet and luxurious beach that has has become very popular to go windsurfing or practice sailboat. As this beach is located just in the Strait of Bali, it includes two different beaches: on the west in front of Jimbaran Beach, you can find the Jimbaran Bay which is full of high class tourist resorts for those who want to go and spend a beach holiday in Bali.
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Nusa Dua, was designed to be an 'all-inclusive' type of tourist destination. The pristine Bali Tourism Development Centre's (BTDC's) complex of world-class hotels, an up-market shopping complex with well-maintained facilities, a luxurious 18-hole golf course, white-golden sandy beaches and much more.
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The peninsula of Tanjung Benoa extends about 4km north from Nusa Dua to Benoa village. It's flat and lined with family-friendly resort hotels, most of midrange calibre. By day the waters buzz with the roar of dozens of motorised water-sports craft. Group tours arrive by the busload for a day's aquatic excitement, straddling a banana boat among other thrills. Overall, Tanjung Benoa is a fairly sedate place, although the Bali Mandara Toll Road speeds access to the nightlife diversions of Kuta and Seminyak.Sukawati - click detail
Sukawati Art Market, referred to locally as 'Pasar Seni Sukawati', is Bali's most distinguished and long-standing art market. It is where visitors can seek and purchase distinctively Balinese art items such as paintings and sculpted wooden figures, curios, handicrafts and traditional handmade products. The two-storey Sukawati Art Market was established in the 80s and is located on the Jalan Raya Sukawati main road in Gianyar, approximately 20km northeast from the main tourism hubs of Kuta and Denpasar.
What to experience: shopping!
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Lovina Beach (or often simply Lovina) is a coastal area on the northwestern side of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The coastal strip stretches from 5 km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 km west. Singaraja is the seat of Buleleng Regency. The Lovina area contains the small villages (from east to west) of Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. It is becoming more popular with tourists but remains far quieter than the tourist hotspots of the island's south side. The area takes its name from a home owned by Pandji Tisna (1908-1978), a Regent of Buleleng and pioneer of tourism to Bali in the early 1950s.
What to experience: early-morning boat trips off the coast to see dolphins.