Seminyak Beach - Well-known Beach in Bali

  • Address: Seminyak Town.

Begin your Bali adventure in Seminyak, one of the most famous places for international tourists. Locals often said that all miracles happen in Bali from Seminyak. With upscale five-star hotels, great restaurants, wild nightclubs and boutique shops, Seminyak is all you might want at a vacation destination.

sunset on Seminyak Beach

The sunset scene on the Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Beach is especially beautiful at sunset when the sun sets on gray-white sand stretching 5 km. As for its vast, fine sand beach, it is the ideal place to sight-seeing the sunset, have a drink and listen to live music. You can visit it both during the day for sunbathing, massage, playing water sports and participating in night beach clubs.

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International tourists enjoy Seminyak Beach on vacation 

Tegallalang Terraces - Famous Rice Fields in Bali

  • Address: Ubud Town.

I bet you can marvel at the famous Tegallalang Rice Terraces, located just north of Ubud. These beautifully sculpted rice fields offer a stunning backdrop for photography enthusiasts and nature lovers. Taking a leisurely stroll through and reaching the top of the terraces will help you ease the stress from daily life.

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You can drink a cup of coffee and enjoy the breathtaking view of rice terraces

When you're trekking, occasionally rice field owners will invite you to buy coconut water or their rather interesting handmade textile products at affordable prices.  What’s more, you can experience unique swings. The renting price is about 50,000 IDR (~ 3.28 USD) – 150,000 IDR (~ 9.85 USD) for a person. If you go with a group, you can have the best deal.

swings in Tegallalang Rice Terraces

One of the most unique swings in Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Tanah Lot - Temple on the Sea 

  • Address: Tabanan, Denpasar.
  • Active time: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
  • Price: 30.000 IDR (~ 1.97 USD) - 60.000 IDR (~ 3.94 USD) per person.

Tanah Lot is derived from the word “Tanah” meaning land and “Lot” meaning sea. Because it is located on a rock in the sea and is like a small island floating in the sea, people call it Tanah Lot. Tanah Lot Temple is different from other temples on the island of Bali in both location and sophisticated architecture. Like Uluwatu Temple, the best time of day to visit Tanah Lot Temple is in the evening at sunset because of the wonderful scenery. 

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most beautiful sea temple in the world

At Tanah Lot Temple, there is a natural faucet that provides holy water to all temples in the area. You can drink that water to ask for luck. Moreover, do not miss to see the God snake under the high cliffs of the temple. This snake is a highly venomous sea snake that is colored with black and white circles on its body. It is known to protect the area and locals from evil, in turn, the native must respect, protect and let the snakes in their natural habitat.

Pura Tirta Empul - A Sacred Temple

  • Address: Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, Bali.
  • Active time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Price: 50.000 IDR (~ 3.28 USD) per person.

Tirta Empul Sacred Spring Temple is one of the busiest holy water temples in Indonesia and the Balinese people themselves consider this a sacred temple. The temple has several sacred water springs believed to have been created by Lord Indra. Balinese people believe that the spring water at Tirta Empul temple has the ability to cure diseases as well as purify the soul. 

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Foreign visitor participate in the Melukat 

The cleansing bathing ritual at the temple is called Melukat. Participants prepare offerings including flowers and incense. After praying, they light incense at the altar on the shore and place flowers on the faucet, then bow their heads under the flowing clear water. You must wear a traditional costume called "sarong" which costs only 10,000 IDR (~ 0.66 USD)  for rent.

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Two sets of Sarong for male and female

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Uluwatu Temple - Spiritual Pillar in Bali

  • Address: Pecatu Village, South Kuta District.
  • Active time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • Price: 20.000 IDR (~ 1.31 USD) - 30.000 IDR (~ 1.97 USD) per person.

The next Bali tourist attraction is Uluwatu Temple, a famous Balinese sea temple, one of nine directional temples that protect the island from evil spirits. This temple is located on top of a cliff at the edge of a plateau 70 meters above the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu is famous as a black coral architectural wonder, beautifully designed with breathtaking views.

Road to Uluwatu Temple

Road to Uluwatu Temple

You should go to Uluwatu Temple from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM so that you can enjoy the sunset scene and watch the Kecak dance performance with the local people. The price is about 100,000 IDR (~ 6.57 USD) per ticket. Please remember when visiting this Bali tourist attraction, both men and women have to wear barbs, scarves or shawls tied around the waist. You can use sarong and sash in Uluwatu Temple for free.

Kecak dance at uluwatu

Many international tourist enjoy Kecak dance performance 

Lempuyang - Heaven’s Gate Temple

  • Address: Pura Lempuyang, Lempuyang Mountain, Eastern Bali.
  • Active time: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
  • Price: more 10.000 IDR (~ 0.66 USD) per ticket.

Heaven’s Gate, which belongs to the campus of Pura Lempuyang Temple is the next must-visit Bali tourist attraction. A special feature is that the gate is designed to split in two, creating a picturesque scene. You can look in the distance at the majestic, misty Batur volcano. Bali’s Heaven Gate has a mysterious, dim appearance that has a great attraction for tourists who come here to admire it.

You’ll be given a sheet of paper with many rules that you must remember before visiting the temple and of course, you must comply with these rules. If you wear an off-the-sholder shirt, you’ll be given a scarf and during the tour you must cover your shoulders. Because of time limitations, you often can’t take photos yourself. Instead, locals will take photos for you.

Lempuyang - Heaven Gate Temple bali

You can take pictures on the steps opposite the gate while waiting

Mount Batur - An Active Volcano 

  • Address: Northwest of Mount Agung.

In addition to Seminyak - Beach Town, I suggest you visit Mount Batur, one of the best 8 Bali tourist attractions. It is located in Batur Village area, Kintamani district, Bali, Indonesia with a height of 1717m. The southeast side of this volcano contains a lake also called Batur. The lake is 7.5 km wide inside and was formed during a defined period around tens of thousands of years ago.

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Mount Batur, one of the best 8 Bali's tourist attractions

Let's hike up this Bali's tourist attraction, an active volcano located in the heart of Bali. Coming here, you can have a chance to witness a breathtaking sunrise and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. International tourists usually prefer trekking through lava fields and discovering the crater. Mount Batur offers an unforgettable adventure for those seeking unique experiences.

Mount Batur Volcano

Adventurers prefer trekking on Mount Batur Volcano

Campuhan - A Lovely Ridge Walk

  • Address: Ubud Center.

Capuhan is a stone lined road about 1.2km long interspersed between green forest, creating a very special experience for international tourists. You can traverse the lush valley of the Sungai Wos River. In the early mornings or afternoons, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Agung and remote small village houses by the rice fields. Continuing north along the mountainside, the tall grass turns into the fields of the small village of Bangkiang Sidem. 

If you are a more curious pedestrian, you can continue west towards the outskirts of Bangkiang Sidem, down the Sungai Cerik River and then climb the hills of Payogan in the village of Kedewatan. On your way back, you can relax your muscles with a great Balinese massage at many Ubud hotels or at one of the small spas located on Ubud's main road.

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You should visit this place early in the morning to avoid crowding

Peguyangan - Beautiful Natural Waterfall

  • Address: Banjar Guyangan, Batu Kandik, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency.

The waterfall is incredibly impressive, perhaps you have never seen one like this before. The waterfall is not too large, the flow is gentle. I'm sure that some adventurers will enjoy this Bali tourist attraction when you come here. The stream of water from the spring will accumulate and create a small pool on the cliff. Although it is just a small pool, you will see all the views of the Indian Ocean.

Peguyangan waterfall

Small pool in Peguyangan waterfall

This waterfall is only for those who are courageous and sufficiently enduring. You will have to go through the stairs to get to the waterfall. Remember to reserve your energy because after enjoying the waterfall and soaking in the pool, you still have to climb the stairs to go up. There will not be any shops around so be prepared to bring drinks and snacks with you. 

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The narrow steps to get to Peguyangan waterfall

Tips for a Perfect Trip

  • Plan your itinerary in advance to make the most of your time in Bali.

  • Respect local customs and traditions when visiting temples and sacred sites.

  • Pack lightweight clothing, sunscreen and insect repellent for your outdoor adventures.

  • Try traditional Balinese cuisine, such as Nasi Goreng and Babi Guling.

  • Rent a motorbike or hire a driver for convenient transportation around the island.

  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, especially in the hot and humid climate.

  • Learn a few basic Balinese phrases to connect with the friendly locals.

  • Consider hiring a local guide for a more immersive and informative experience.

We’re delighted that you’re still here with us. In this blog, we introduce the 9 must-visit Bali tourist attractions and more tips for the ideal itinerary. If you are an adventure lover, you should keep this article in mind and make sure you don’t miss the chance to visit here. Hopefully, the list of the best 8 Bali tourist attractions we suggest above will help you easily find a place to enjoy with loved ones. If you are looking for unique experience, contact New Asia Tours for more details!