Bali is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. The gentle sun, the sound of the ocean, palm trees, mountains, volcanoes, temples, exotic animals, strange fruits and soulful people make this place truly paradisiacal.
Absolutely, any person will find here an occupation for themselves - and those who like active leisure and those who prefer to just lie on the beach.
Bali Island Attracts fans of surfing and endless parties, families with children, nature lovers and connoisseurs of beauty. The island has several resort areas:
- Kuta(Suitable for young people, surfers and nightlife),
- Nusa Dua and Sanur (Suitable for relaxing and relaxing with children),
- Ubud(Located in the center of the island among rice plantations, considered the "cultural capital of the island", suitable for fans of silence and delightful landscapes),
- Jimbaran(Suitable for connoisseurs of tranquility, luxury hotels and fish restaurants).
The island itself is quite small and therefore, wherever you stay, all the sights will be in the zone of accessibility. What's so surprising in Bali?
Temple of Tanah Lot.
The church was built in the 15th century. It is located on a rock in the middle of the ocean. To get to Tanah Lot is possible only at low tide, at other times it is not possible to get to the temple. At the foot of the rock, a curative spring beats. Particularly beautiful is the temple at sunset.
The volcano of Batur.
The volcano is located on the northeast of the island. Not the highest in Bali, just over 1700 meters, but operational. As a result of the eruption of the volcano formed a lake and on its opposite shore, another volcano - Abang, which is over 2,100 meters high. At the edge of the caldera of the volcano is equipped with an observation deck, from which one can contemplate the vast expanses of Batura.
Lake Beratan and the Temple of Pura Oolong Danu.
The lake and the temple are located in a picturesque place nearThe foot of the mountain, at an altitude of over 1200 meters above sea level. Lake Beratan is the main source of water for drinking and watering. There are many legends connected with this place. It is believed that those who bathe in the sacred lake, that will be granted longevity and youth. The temple is located on a small island at the very shore of the lake and a small bridge leads to it. Around the lake with the temple complex is located the most wonderful park occupying an area of more than 150 hectares.
Park of elephants in the village of Taro.
Not far from Ubud is an elephant nursery. Here you can see a fascinating show with the participation of these animals, ride through the jungle on mighty and very kind elephants, as well as treat small delicacy with delicacy. Also on the territory of the nursery you can visit a cozy cafe and buy souvenirs.
Temple of Goa Lava.
Another Goa Lava is called the temple of the Bats. There is a temple at the entrance to the cave, which serves as a haven for a huge number of bats. To the end, Goa Lava has not yet been explored by anyone, so every day, legends about this place become more and more. On the territory of the complex ask to observe the maximum silence, so as not to disturb bats and not disturb the monks.
Temple of Pura Uluwatu.
The temple is in the south-west of the island. Built on the edge of the cliff, from where a breathtaking view of the vast expanses of the ocean opens. The temple itself may not be as good as, for example, Tanah Lot, but the surrounding landscapes will not leave anyone indifferent. In the evenings, you can see a performance in Uluwat - Bali dance Kecak or as it is also called "monkey dance".
Temple of Pura Besakih and volcano Agung.
The temple of Pura Besakikh is considered the main temple onIsland of Bali - "Mother of all temples". The complex includes about 30 temples, and all of them are located on the active sacred volcano Agung. The height of the volcano is more than 3000 meters. Balinese believe that here live the gods and souls of their deified ancestors. Peak volcano often hide dense clouds, but it is necessary to appear to the sun, as your view opens all the power and greatness of Agunga. All the villages, courtyards and temples on the island are oriented towards the sacred mountain. This place attracts not only the crowds of tourists, but also an infinite number of scammers and beggars, be careful.
Monkey forest Monkey Forest and monkey forest Alas Kedaton.
"Manki Forest" is located in the village of Ubud. The forest occupies a large territory, there are many paths, benches, sculptures depicting both monkeys and a variety of strange creatures. Also in the park there is a temple, a cemetery of monkeys and a small river. Monkeys are many here, they have long been accustomed to visitors and are not afraid of them at all. When visiting the monkey forest, be careful! Some individuals are very aggressive, most of the monkeys are not averse to anything to profit. Keep away glasses, phones and hold the camera.
In Bali there is another forest of monkeys "Alas Kedaton". It is smaller in size than the "Monkey Forest", but no less interesting. The forest is in the western part of the island among the jungle and rice fields. Monkeys are more friendly here, although caution is necessary here. Alas Kedaton is also attractive because "flying foxes" live on its territory, both wild ones and those who have tamed.
The Hit-Hit Waterfall.
The Hit-Hit waterfall is in the north of the island,Near the town of Singaraja. By the way, in the city of Singaraja there is a hotel "Melka", where you will find spa treatments, massage, and you can swim in the pool with dolphins. But back to the waterfall. Hit-Hit is in a very picturesque place, adjacent to the jungle and rice terraces. At a height of more than 40 meters, it is considered one of the highest on the island and has several levels. In the waterfall you can swim. The water here is clean and fresh. Like all waterfalls, Hit-Hit is considered a sacred place. But Hit-Hit is not the only waterfall in Bali that deserves attention - there are Tegenungan, Nung-Nung, Munduk, Aling-Aling, Sekupmul and others. One does not look like the other, small and large, calm and stormy, single and group. Absolutely all are worthy of admiration.
The city of Ubud is located in the center of the island. It is called the "cultural capital". Most of the city consists of workshops, galleries and museums. Here you will find many shops where you can admire products made of bamboo, silver and gold, products with carvings on wood and stone, paintings. In the afternoon on the streets of Ubud you can witness Balinese ceremonies, and in the evening no less exciting shows with Balinese flavor. The city also has a lot of caffeine and restaurants, where you can admire the endless jungle and rice terraces with a cup of tea.
Zoo and the Park of Birds and Reptiles.
Zoo in Bali was opened in 2002. Located in the south-east of the island and has a large territory. The zoo features more than 350 species of rare animals and birds. Where animals need to be fenced off from visitors by glass or a moat with water, in other cases, birds and animals can be approached at arm's length. The whole territory of the park is covered with a rainforest, there is a stream, a pond and a waterfall. There are also cafes and souvenir shops here.
Just next to the zoo is anotherA place where you can get to know the representatives of the animal world closely - the Park of Birds and Reptiles. The park has collected more than 250 species of birds. Particularly proud are peacocks - albinos, talking parrots and cassowaries. Here are also reptiles - giant lizards from the island of Komodo, turtles, crocodiles, lizards and snakes. The territory of the park covers an area of about 2 hectares with lots of greenery, flowers, ponds and places for recreation. Here you can feed the birds, take pictures with the iguana, buy favorite souvenirs, and simply walk around the park and enjoy nature.
Water Palace Tirtaganga.
Tirtaganga is a water palace located in70 km from Denpasar. The palace has three levels. At the lowest level is a fountain and pond with carp, on the middle level - a lot of swimming pools in which you can swim. At the highest level is the palace of the descendants of Raja, ponds, a restaurant and guest houses. At all levels, an infinite number of sculptures covered with moss from time, which gives this place a special flavor. The park is very well maintained, lots of greenery and flowers. In 1963, Tirtaganga was badly damaged by the eruption of the Agung volcano, in 1981 the park and palace were completely restored.
GWK National Park.
The park is located in a picturesque place, in the canyonThe Bukit Peninsula. There are gardens, ponds with lotuses, an exhibition complex, a street theater, gorges and hills. On the top of the hill there is a huge statue of Vishnu. This is only part of the monument, which is still being built - in the future it will be the largest sculpture dedicated to this deity. Every day in the park there are colorful performances. In the evenings, you can see the show - the national dance Kecak. In the park there are often concerts of world stars and just parties. In GWK you can get acquainted with the work of local masters and even take part in the creation of some masterpiece.
On the island of Bali there are many more amazing andDelightful places. If you decide to visit him, then be sure to get to know him better. It will be remembered for a long time by its amazing nature, tranquility, endless expanses of the ocean, culture, fish restaurants, coffee plantations, massage, tropical fruits, local craftsmen's shops and hospitality. In Bali, you will find everything!