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by Nam Nguyen | Mar 27, 2020

The Island of God – Bali

With relaxed vibes, tropical weather, gorgeous landscapes, stunning temples, and picture-perfect rice fields, Bali has been classified as a completely stunning holiday destination for decades and through time, only become more popular.

It is said that “the longer you stay in Bali, the more you love it”. That’s true. In today’s post, we will introduce you some highlights to discover while staying on this Indonesian golden island.

1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Bali has an abundance of rice paddies around the island. These beautiful rice terraces which are bathed in a golden glow provide stunning views and the perfect scenic photo opportunity. It’s hard to choose where to visit. Asia Senses highly recommend the Tegallang Rice Terraces near Ubud. This place is easy to reach as you just have to ask a local driver to take you there and it only takes you half an hour from Ubud.

Once here, you have a chance to admire the vast dramatic landscape, or stroll by beautiful art markets in the tiny village of Pakudui – which is considered as the familiar but unique scenes of Asians' life. Sunrise or sunset is perfect time to visit this gorgeous historical site as you can see the sunlight fall over the scenery magically and capture that perfect image.

2. Besakih Temple

The Balinese Pura temples are the must-see during your trip because these Hindu temples hold high significance with the locals and they are treated with the utmost respect. Besakih Temple is the greatest. It is the temple with the greatest religious significance on the island, of which age extends over 1,000 years since Japanese conquerors settled in these lands. This temple is surrounded by majestic mountains which are called the guardians of sacred places creating impressive dimensions that will definitely overwhelm you at first glance. In addition to its extremely interesting history which involves a mythological dragon, this complex of Hindu temples is considered a miracle as the entire construction remained intact despite a natural disaster in the 1960s when a number of Agung Mountain volcano eruptions took place and its lava flowed to the temple. This event made locals strongly believe in the power and the sacred of this monument.

It's necessary to dress sarong before entering Besakih Temple. Having your legs and shoulders covered with cloth is a respectful etiquette of Indonesians.

3. Tibumana Waterfall

Bali is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls like Aling Aling Waterfall, Sekumpul Waterfall, the Tukad Cepung Waterfall,… but the Tibumana Waterfall is a true hidden gem of Bali that is sure to take your breath away. It takes you just a 45-minute drive from Ubud to access this unique spot. On the short downhill walk to Tibumana, you will feel like getting lost in a fairy tale where there are the luscious forest and a cute wooden bridge. Tibumana waterfall streams from a luscious fern-covered cliff with a height of 30 meters and the foot of the fall is a bright turquoise-blue pool. Don’t hesitate to sink yourself in the beautiful water, take a dip under the roaring fall and take some great pictures of this natural beauty here.

These locations seem all uniquely special and each offers you a taste of all the main attractions in Bali. Asia Senses Travel hopes this list useful for you. Remember to contact us for more information!