Bali Things to Do

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Bali Things to Do

  • Monkey Forest

    Ubud Things to Do

    The Sacred Monkey Forest is a good example of humans co-existing with the forest and some of its inhabitants, troops of long-tailed macques. The monkey forest is a cool refuge from the heat of the streets. Along with the mischievous monkeys, there are some magnificent trees to be amazed by. A terrific environment for a relaxing afternoon.

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  • Monkey Forest

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bali Things to Do

    Bali Zoo is home to more than 350 creatures. Situated in the cultural heart of Bali, the zoo is only a ten minute drive from Ubud. About forty five minutes from the tourist areas of Kuta, Tuban, Legian and Seminyak. Bali Zoo open daily from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm. The ticket fee : Adult US$ 15.00, Child (2-14 years old) US$ 7.00 Family (2 Adults + 2...

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  • Kecak Dance

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ubud Things to Do

    the Monkey Dance or the Kecak is a fairly recent addition to the balinese dance as it was only made in 1930. the monkey dance was lifted from the Ramayana wherein more than 100 half-naked male performers shout ka chak in unison and there are no accompanying instruments here, only the voices of the Kecak dancers and the voices of the characters like...

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  • Beaches

    Bali Things to Do

    Located just south of Denpassar Airport and a short Taxi ride is Kuta Beach..I arrived at my accomodation..and after the flight and settling things at the hotel, I was ready for some relaxing time at the beach that was just a short walk from where I was staying. Kuta is a long beach and can get quite crowded with surfers ..The main attraction of...

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  • Wood Carvings

    Ubud Things to Do

    wherever you go around the wood carving village of mas in Ubud, all the wood carving stores have an open and transparent woodcarving working area where you can see the skilled craftsmen making assorted wood products like masks, tables, chairs, statues and more and are made from assorted wood like banyan, palm, kapok, narra and more. you can take...

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  • Temples

    Bali Things to Do

    Ulun Danau Beratan has twin temples on the Danau Beratan Lake. This site is a huge park with temples on the land and temples on the water. The Bedugul Botanical Garden with souvenir sales centre is nearby too. As this tourist spot is on a lake, visitors can play water sports such as the parasailing, swan boat cycling, motoskying and speed boat...

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  • Palace

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Ubud Things to Do

    Ubud Palace is one of the main places to see traditionial Balinese dances performed on a nightly basis. Most performances begin at 7:30 p.m. & last a few hours. Get there early for the best seats. Drinks & Autan (Balinese bug repellant) are sold right there! Admission apparently used to be Rp. 50,000, but now it's Rp. 80,000. In addition to buying...

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  • Day Trip

    Bali Things to Do

    On doing the day trip, Mr. Norman drove us to Puncak Bagus at Jl. Raya Pancasari where from the top of the hill, the big Danau Buyan is on our left and the smaller lake, the Danau Tamblingan is at the right. There are a few coffee shops where the tourists can have a rest and have a cup of Kopi Luwak. It is cool at the Puncak Bagus. Joining pictures...

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  • Antonio Blanco Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Ubud Things to Do

    Catalonian by way of the Philippines, Antonio Blanco studied at the National Academy of Art in New York, after which he traveled the world, landing in Bali in 1952. He married a famous Balinese dancer, Ni Ronji, & fathered four children - three daughters & one son. His artwork is mainly abstract & colorful oil paintings of Balinese women. There are...

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  • Parks

    Bali Things to Do

    Great place for kids, rich collection of wild animals from Indonesia, India and Africa. Very good facility and staff are organized. There are also a lot of performance, e.g., elephant ride and elephant show, animal show, Bali Theater, etc. Better book online in advance for the elephant ride and to get discount. The tickets are quite expensive,...

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  • Pura Besakih Temple

    Ubud Things to Do

    The Mother Temple of Besakih was built around the 8th century, and s the biggest temple in Bali. It includes 18 temples situated in seven terraces. The highest point of the area is the Pura Gulap, where you can have a great view of the complex, famous for it´s towers. There´s an entrance fee of 1,000 rp (1.oo $)

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  • Tanah

    Bali Things to Do

    Tanah Lot is famous for its sunset atmosphere and photo shootings. While I was there August 2013, the sunset time is at about 6.05pm. We reached there at about 5.30pm, have a quick move towards the beach together with the moving crowd which is totally dirrefent compared to morning visitors in the morning which I experienced in 2011.

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  • Puri Lukisan Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ubud Things to Do

    The museum´s collection includes: -The Wayang Painting ( a traditional Balinese carving and painting) -The Pita Maha (an association founded by Rudolf Bonnet togheter with Tjokoda Gde Agung, the former prince of Ubud) -The Gusti Nyoman Leapad (a famous Balinese painter) -The New Balinese art.

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  • Water Palace

    Bali Things to Do

    Taman Tirta Gangga water palace is a place of beautiful gardans and serene water-scapes. Located in the village of Tirta Gangga high on a hill overlooking amazing terraced rice fields, Taman Tirtta Gangga is a great place to escape the heat and hustle and bustle of south Bali for a day. It is possible to swim in one of the pools - many locals do so...

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  • Terraced Paddy Field

    Ubud Things to Do

    this rice terraces of the village of Tegellalang, located about 9 kilometers north of Ubud via JL Raya Ubud is the most touristy and the most photograph rice terraces of Bali. However if you are an asian, this rice terraces is a common occurence in Asia as China has Rice Terraces in Yunnan Province, Vietnam has Rice Terraces in Sapa, The...

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  • Markets

    Bali Things to Do

    After a visit to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, stop off at Candikuning market for some fresh food and gifts. The market is very much a 'tourist' market but with a few bargaining skills, you can pick up some gifts for friends at home. There is a great range of spices and impressive wood boxes and ornaments. There is also a great variety of fresh sweet and...

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  • Neka Art Museum

    Ubud Things to Do

    Suteja Neka is the founder of this museum. He collected various artwork, thus the Neka Art Museum was born in 1976. It is in a beautiful garden setting overlooking the river valley. There are 7 separate buildings showcasing the artwork of Balinese, other Indonesian & foreign-born artists. Some of the artwork of Walter Spies can be found here. The...

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  • Sunset

    Bali Things to Do

    Perched high on Bali's southernmost cliff, Banyan Tree Ungasan's signature restaurant serves a gourmet feast of delectable fresh seafood with an Asian twist. Ju-Ma-Na is a unique addition to Bali's culinary scene, with its novel cuisine, impeccable service and dramatic views of the Indian Ocean. The bar is ideal for drinks at sunset or a...

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  • ARMA - Agung Rai Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Ubud Things to Do

    The Pengosekan entrance (from the restaurant) is my favorite entrance. The beautiful landscape welcomes you with abstract sculptures here and there makes me want to just sit on the ground and enjoy the beauty of the garden. But be strong, you're in the museum and you must see what's inside the museum. Oh, they have a great collection of paintings...

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  • Massage

    Bali Things to Do

    A friend recommended Reflexology Bali last year, and it's true like she said, the service are good. Nice place and staff. I had a great foot massage for 60 mins and it's not so expensive like other places. It's better make an appointment first before you came.

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  • Market

    Ubud Things to Do

    Ubud and all of bali is extremely horrible!! People just empty their trash bins into the street I have been to more then 40 other countries and bali is by far the most dirty and disgusting place I have ever seen! I understand they are poor but that does not mean you have to live like a pig. DO NOT GO HERE YOU WILL REGRET IT! On the other hand...

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  • Kintamani

    Bali Things to Do

    This is a very beautiful place to visit. It takes about 2 hours or so to get here. The place suprises of the Kintamani Volcano and Batur Lake. The scenary here is really very beautiful. The weather here is abit cooler then being in place like Denpesar. There is many restaurants here with great views of the panorama.

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  • Rice Terrace

    Bali Things to Do

    Water is the main factor to successfully grow glutinous rice in Jati Luwih Terrace Rice Field. We were so lucky to meet with the early stage of planting the rice during our visit in August 2013. The rice seedlings were already planted, the natural water from the high hill is flow into the field. We walked along the drainage, we stepped the soil, we...

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  • Spa

    Bali Things to Do

    I went here because a foot massage sounded great and I figured $15 wasn't a bad deal for an hour. I heard about places like this before and knew they usually worked on your shoulders, neck and arms as well, but I didn't expect what I got. It was like a whole massage and after the foot massage the chair reclined into a massage table for a regular...

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  • Goa Gajah

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bali Things to Do

    A few kilometres east of Ubud is Goa Gajah, a complex with a cave containing statues of Hindu gods including Ganesh, the elephant-headed god. The cave mouth is surrounded by an intricately carved relief of a mountain-scape complete with animals, but the entrance to the cave is through the huge mouth of a demon. Outside the cave are some beautiful...

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  • Cycling

    Bali Things to Do

    Banyan tree bike tour is one of the local business in Bali . Will give you some thing more about reality of the local daily life and culture . Please join us , during you stay in Bali . You will be one of the first witness , other traveler never see . We promise !

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  • Palaces

    Bali Things to Do

    If you are passing through Amlapura on the way to Amed or Tirta Gangga, a visit to one of the palaces is worth the break in your journey. Puri Agung Karangasem has some impressive rooms - including the royal bedroom - and gardens to view. The pavilion display of musical instruments is also impressive. There is a small entrance fee. Take a look at...

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  • Dancing

    Bali Things to Do

    This dance is very different than I had expected. It is not a song and dance show but a play. Many residents of Batubulan are performers and although there are many shows , they all seem to have a similar theme. The play was basically about a fight between good and evil . The dancers are dressed in costumes of ancient style depicting mythical gods...

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  • Mountains

    Bali Things to Do

    Kintamani Volcano and Lake Batur It is about 2PM when we arrive in Kintamani . We’re lucky to have a clear view of the volcano called Mount Batur. It is often lost in the clouds. The last time it erupted was in the 1960’s and the path of volcanic ash can still be seen . We’re told that smoke is visible in the evenings , reminding all of its...

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  • Weaving

    Bali Things to Do

    The Sideman area is home to a number of quality weaving centres - some still using very traditional methods of dying, drying and weaving cloth. Visitors are welcome to view the process. Ask for directions in Sideman village or at your accommodation.

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  • Surfing

    Bali Things to Do

    One of the best things I did was to go West to Medewi and surf. The three hour drive is an adventure in itself. Don't hire a driver, rent a car, check it out around town first. ( I rented one once that had a bad clutch that went out in the middle of nowwhere) The drive West. Don't come back the same way. Go all the way around. Kuta is not Bali.

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  • Tanah Lot : Impressive temple !

    A visit toTanah Lot temple should not be missed if you visit Bali,because its one of the prettiest or might be the best among other temples in Bali.Tanah Lot means "Land in the Sea" in the Balinese language.Located in Tabanan, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Denpasar, the temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over...

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  • Bali Bombing Memorial (Ground Zero)

    The Bali Memorial to the 2002 and 2005 Bali Bombings, also called Ground Zero, is one of the attractions in Kuta. The Memorial is located along the busy Jalan Legian, near the entrance to Poppies Lane 2 and it the site of the former Paddy's Pub, which bore the brunt of the explosions done by the Pan Southeast Asian Terror Group Jemaiah Islamiyah....

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  • Nusa Dua

    Nusa Dua is the most exclusive enclave in Bali and host the priciest and most expensive hotel cum resorts in Bali. It is located in the Bukit Peninsula at the eastern side of South Bali and is contigious with Tanjung Benoa at the North. This district has walls and several guardhouses where vehicles must pay entrance fees and was made the the...

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  • Tanjung Benoa

    Tanjung Benoa is contiguous with Nusa Dua at the Bukit Peninsula at the eastern end of South Bali. Tanjung Benoa is synonymous with beach swimming and water sports as the beach currents in the eastern side of bali are not strong and there are hardly any waves so you would not see surfers here but lots of sunbathers, swimmers and water sports...

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  • Kuta Beach

    Kuta Beach was discoved by the backpackers in the 1970's and among the backpackers and the flower children and hippies of the area, their favorite in Asia where the 3 K's, Kathmandu (in Nepal) Ko Samui (in Thailand) and Kuta (Bali).the main destination of all of Bali is the world famous Kuta Beach, which was formerly the favorite destination of...

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  • Goa Gajah, Ubud

    Upon arrival I was immediately struck with the number of market stalls set up in the car park. I paid my admission and descended down into the temple area. The elaborate carvings outside the elephant cave are fairly impressive, once inside the cave I was struck by how small it was. On the left, there was a statue of Ganesh and on the right a small...

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  • Spend time on Nusa Lembongan.

    The peaceful and rural island of Nusa Lembongan lies about 15km southeast of Bali, a short jet boat ride from Sanur. In 2012, I finally made it out to Nusa Lembongan. I was not disappointed. I spent five days in a Balinese paradise at the beautiful Mushroom Bay. My days were spent walking, swimming, reading, practising my bahasa and generally...

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  • Scuba Diving with Crystal Divers, Sanur

    I started my trip to Bali here at Crystal Divers doing my EFR Instructor Trainer Course and finished the diving part of my trip here with a days diving. I was impressed with the professionalism and hugh standards in customer service at the dive centre on both occasions. the centre operates a free minibus pick up and drop off service around the...

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  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park

    Unfortunately it was raining during my visit. Otherwise, it's large park crafted on limestone. I didn't watch the Kecak Dance but enjoyed my late lunch at the restaurant with a grand view. Take your time time to absorb the air there..mine was fresh and clear on the day as it was raining. Many school children in bus loads were there too as it's a...

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  • elephant ride in Bali Safari

    I often come to Bali with friends or husband, this time i'm visited Bali Safari with my family. Courius with billboard advertising that i ever seen in Bali. The Safari journey was nice , combine between african savannah and Balinese cultural , we can see the animals with safari bus in their habitat wildlife.Things that i love most is Elephant Back...

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  • Relax on White Beach, Padangbai.

    If you're looking for a beach to just kick back and relax on then look no further than White Beach in Padangbai. From the ferry port you take the road to the right and it is about a 10 minute walk up a hill. You pass a small temple on the right hand side and then take a left turn up a road that can best be described as rubble. Once you get to the...

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  • Scuba Diving With Geko Divers

    Scuba diving was the main reason that I chose to visit Bali. The outfit that I chose to dive with was Geko Divers, a PADI 5 star dive resort, mainly because when I visited the shop they listened to my requirements and were prepared to put together a series of dives that met my needs. I did twelve dives in total with Geko Divers over a period of six...

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  • Best Golf on Bali

    While there are a number of 18 hole golf courses on Bali, most of them associated with one resort or another, none can match the beauty and challenge of the world class Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club. This course is brilliantly laid out in a valley just below Pancasari not far from Bedugal in the central mountains of Bali. This is a long course,...

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  • Listen to the music.

    I am constantly amazed by the quality of live music all over Southeast Asia. I am not talking here about traditional local music much of which is also excellent but effectively Western pop and rock music which seems to be so popular everywhere there. Readers of my other pages will know that I am a musician of sorts myself and until the airlines...

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  • Dec 15, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    One of the local dive center Turtur Dive is also recommended for diving in Bali, see their record in Trip Advisor and it can be good.

  • Jun 25, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Experience canyoning tours in Bali! If you are looking for fun and adrenaline-filled adventure, it is for you. It's ridiculously fun and extremely safe provided you go with an experienced instructor.
    This activity is an ultimate outdoor adventure and sport using a variety of techniques that may include walking, abseiling, jumping, sliding down natural slopes and swimming in white water for aquatic canyons. And of course discover beautiful and hidden place at the heart of Balinese nature!
    For me it is #1 activity to do in Bali

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