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Why Bali Is The Best Place To Visit l Top 5 Places

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Bali, a magic island in Indonesia, is a tropical heaven famous for its beautiful scenery, lively culture and friendly nature. This place has everything you need: from outdoor fun to cultural experiences or just chilling on the clean beaches. Now let’s look at the best spots to see in Bali with extra attention given to Ubud and its nearby attractions.

Top 5 Best Place To Visit For Bali Vacation

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Ubud: The Heart of Bali

Ubud, which many call the cultural core of Bali, , is like a gem hidden in nature. Positioned among plentiful greenery, terraced rice paddies and old religious structures, this town provides calmness away from busy coastal regions. Some places that you must see in Ubud and nearby areas:

Tegallalang Rice Terraces

These old rice fields, put in layers that go down, are a famous vision of Ubud. They show Bali’s long-standing Subak irrigation method. Although the top views are from up high, you may walk downwards into the valley for getting close looks at these terraces. The green color you see in the picture is most noticeable before harvest time, usually during March/April and September/October. The light of morning through palm trees cannot be missed! Terraces are famous for jungle swings but one must take care about over development in area1.

How to Reach Tegallalang Rice Terraces:

By Car: It’s a 20-minute drive from Ubud via Jl. Raya Ubud.

Scooters: Rent a scooter in Ubud and drive the short distance to Tegallalang.

Taxi: Grab a taxi from Ubud2.

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Tanah Lot Temple​

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Tanah Lot Temple, a temple that sits on a rocky outcrop along the south-western coast of Bali, is known for its breathtaking sunset views. You can wander through the temple grounds, observe waves crashing against cliffs and take unforgettable pictures. Remember to dress respectfully when visiting temples in Bali.

Uluwatu Temple and Uluwatu Beach

Tanah Lot Temple, a temple that sits on a rocky outcrop along the south-western coast of Bali, is known for its breathtaking sunset views. You can wander through the temple grounds, observe waves crashing against cliffs and take unforgettable pictures. Remember to dress respectfully when visiting temples in Bali.


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Uluwatu Temple, situated on a cliff that gazes out into the Indian Ocean, is a perfect place to catch the sunset and experience traditional Kecak dance shows. Uluwatu Beach is close by and provides excellent surfing chances. Be cautious of the monkeys at the temple—they’re known for their mischievous behavior!


Nusa Islands: Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan

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Nusa Islands, a brief boat trip away from Bali, have untouched beaches, clear water and incredible viewpoints. Here’s an overview of every island:

Nusa Penida: Known for the breathtaking Kelingking Beach, Angel’s Billabong, and Broken Beach.

Nusa Lembongan: Ideal for snorkeling, diving, and exploring mangroves.

Nusa Ceningan: A quieter island with picturesque blue lagoons.

How to Reach Nusa Islands:

Ride on a quick boat from Sanur or Padang Bai to Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan.

Explore the islands by renting a scooter or hiring a local driver.


Where to Stay and Eat

In Ubud, there are many choices for where to stay. You can select from boutique hotels like The Kayon Resort or Adiwana Unagi Suites which is eco-friendly. Other options include Pondok Serayu and Umah Dajane Guesthouse. When it comes to eating, you should try out the local warungs (small restaurants) that serve genuine Balinese food.

Special Things to Do

Explore Ubud Monkey Forest: Visit this sacred sanctuary and observe playful macaques.

Visit a Coffee Plantation: Learn about Bali’s famous Luwak coffee production.

Sunrise Hike at Mount Batur: Those who love excitement can try hiking up Mount Batur for beautiful views during sunrise4.


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Kecak dance at Uluwatu Temple.

The Kecak Dance, which occurs in the Uluwatu region of Bali island within Indonesia, is a fascinating traditional Balinese performance. Here are certain essential details about this enchanting dance:

Performance Description:

The Kecak Dance features a male chorus that provides rhythmic vocalizations (“cak-cak-cak”), along with calculated movements and narrative expressions from the old Hindu epic poem Ramayana.

It shows the fight between Rama, a prince who represents goodness, and King Ravana who is evil. Hanuman the monkey god helps Rama in this combat.

The performers are dressed in bright, traditional clothes and the whole show is happening with a background of sun setting that makes it look like magic.


It is quite surprising that the Kecak Dance was made by a man from Germany in the 1930s, even though it has strong Balinese origins.

The inspiration for this method comes from the primal Balinese custom called Sanghyang, where holy dance is mixed with continuous singing.


The performance takes place at a clifftop amphitheater beside the Uluwatu Temple.

The seats made of concrete are arranged in tiers, encircling the central sunken stage and providing a wonderful sight of the Indian Ocean.

Sunset Views:

The show starts as the sun begins to set, giving you an opportunity to witness a lovely dance while also experiencing the stunning view of ocean from cliff.

Ticket Information:

You may buy tickets for the Kecak Fire Dance show, they come with guaranteed reserved entry.

Be aware, the ticket does not cover entry to Uluwatu Temple or any food and drinks.

If you are thinking about going to Bali, then seeing the Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple is a cultural experience that you will never forget. It gives a deep immersion into Balinese Hinduism and art!

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