If you’re visiting Bali soon, you’re in for a treat. It’s a beautiful island with a sense of spirituality unique to any other holiday destination. Over the years, it’s captivated thousands of travellers who have fallen in love with the exotic weather and down-to-Earth atmosphere. Once you’ve visited, you’ll be eager to return. After all, there’s a lot to see – including the following five must-see attractions.
Perched on top of a 70-metre high cliff is Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese Hindu temple with amazing views. You’ll have to climb a long stone staircase to reach it and must wear appropriate clothes to visit the temple. But out of all of Bali’s temples, we recommend Uluwatu. It’s a particularly special occasion if you visit at sunset.
Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud Monkey Forest is notorious in Bali. It’s a sanctuary and ecological reserve that strives to maintain the viability of the Balinese long-tailed macaque. In fact, there are around 700 monkeys jumping in between the 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest. Watch out though – the monkeys are known to be a bit aggressive and a rabies vaccination and treatment for monkey bite could cost you $2,000.
Secret Canyon of Sukawati
Located in Guwang, this not-so-secret canyon is a natural delight in Bali. According to Bali Tour Trips, it’s a must-visit “for any artist, photographer, creative, or simply anyone who wants to be wowed by a real life view of nature’s masterpiece.” It takes approximately 3 hours to trek there and back, you’ll be given a guide and you have to wade through water at some point – so make sure you dress appropriately.
Bali is full of even more natural wonders – including the stunning sea arch and natural infinity pool that is Angel’s Billabong. On the island of Nusa Penida off the coast of Bali, the emerald waters of this natural pool are a refreshing break from the warm Bali weather. The island itself is fairly quiet and a bit rugged – but that’s what you’ll love as it’s an untouched part of Bali.
Bali Butterfly Park
Have you ever seen a butterfly be born? It’s not an opportunity many people have, but in Bali Butterfly Park it’s a daily occurrence. The tourist spot is full of all kinds of insects such as the Rhinoceros beetle, huge walking sticks, and leaf insects. It’s a rare opportunity to get close to some of the world’s strangest specimens.
These five ideas are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do in Bali. For even more activities, check out these suggestions or if you’ve visited Bali, share your recommendations with us.