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The Indonesian island of Bali is top of tourists' list for Australasian destinations as it offers a rich culture, picturesque landscapes and lip-smacking cuisine. Travellers can expect exotic adventures and an unforgettable cultural and architectural experience when they visit this Indonesian island. If you are browsing Bali holiday packages, here are the top 10 things to indulge in when you visit.
Climb Mount Batur in Kintamani
One of Bali’s famous destinations, Kintamani, which is a hilly area, offers beautiful landscapes and an active but small volcano, Mount Batur. At almost 1700 meters, it can be climbed in less than three hours. Since the 1800s, Mount Batur has erupted almost twenty five times.
Visit Goa Lawah
Situated on the South East coast of Bali, the name Goa Lawah means Bat Cave Temple in Balinese. Founded by Empu Kuturan in 1007, the temple is said to be a protector of the island against evil forces. Innumerable black bats inhabit a natural cave in the temple. As it is a religious place, dress code should be adhered to.
Pray at Puru Ulun Danu Bratan
Constructed in reverence to the Goddess of the Waters, Dewi Danu, the temple consists of a number of small shrines. The main part of the temple draws inspiration from Hindu religious architecture and is located in Lake Bratan. The lake is also one of the primary water sources for Balinese agriculture.
Sample Coffee from the Bas Tea and Coffee Plantations
Visit the plantation to get a taste of the world-famous Balinese coffee. The Bas fields produce several types of cocoa, tea and coffee which are available as samples. Tourists can also purchase several spices and herbs that are cultivated at the plantation along with aromatherapy products.
Go Canoeing and Cycling
Bali is an island that is extremely environment-conscious. As such, the island is ideal for all types of nature activities like cycling and canoeing. There are several tour operators in Bali that offer cycling packages. These tours are popular as visitors do not have to be extremely fit to complete them.
Shop at Flea Markets
Bali is a shopper’s paradise as it offers several markets where exotic goods can be purchased. Some of the famous markets at Bali are Kumbasari Market, Sanur Art Market and Kuta Art Market. Purchase innumerable handicrafts, jewellery, shoes and clothes after comparing prices at a number of stalls.
Enjoy the Monkey Forest
The Pura Dalem Agung Padantegal Monkey Forest is one of the top tourist destinations in Ubud. Ensure the presence of a tour guide when entering the forest as they will give instructions on how to behave and feed the animals. Keep a calm demeanour as the monkeys will approach very close.
Go Scuba Diving
With its pristine and hygienic waters, Bali is the perfect island for scuba diving. Instructors provide diving classes after which an exploration of the marine flora and fauna can be enjoyed. The groups will be small in number so as to ensure the strict following of safety practices.
Visit Tirta Empul
The Temple of the Holy Spring or Tirta Empul is one among Bali’s most sacred places of worship where several ceremonies and festivals are held. Constructed over hundreds of years ago, the temple is surrounded by a natural spring which is considered holy and contains healing powers.
Enjoy Uluwatu Temple’s Kecak and Fire Dance
The Uluwatu Temple is next to the Monkey Forest and offers spectacular scenery. One of the famous attractions of the temple is its kecak and fire dance which tells the story of Ramayana which is an intrinsic part of Hindu mythology. The dance is conducted every evening with the beautiful Balinese sunset in the background.
Bali is the perfect tourist destination as it offers something for everyone. An amalgamation of cultures, the island offers visitors a respite from their schedules. Use Travellers Choice to book a relaxing holiday to Bali.