What are the attractions in Bali? The first question that pops up on your mind when you’re about to come to Bali. Firstly, you will get Kuta Beach, Tanah Lot, Pura Besakih, Seminyak Beach and Monkey Forest as the best and recommended attractions in Bali. However, try to explore Bali a bit further, then surely you will get more than just an ordinary holiday! Bali has thousands of hidden paradises that you might never ever imagine. Finding some of them will surely make your holiday become memorable. Whereas, this job is not an easy one. To help your trip be easier, just sit tightly and here’s a list for adventurous like you to explore.
Go Get the Urban Tour at Taman Festival Sanur
If you have a native friend, you might get some of the urban stories that exist in Indonesia, especially Bali. If you are curious about this kind of attractions in Bali, you may go to some abandoned places. Locals (maybe most of the people) believe that the abandoned places are the place where ghosts live. One of them is the Taman Festival in Sanur. This place was amusement park back then at the 1990s, but due to some of the problems, the owner abandoned it.
Since that day, none dare to visit and come to Taman Festival. There are some urban stories about this place, but the most popular is the crocodile garden. Likewise, there is a story that the crocodiles here became wilder because none feed them. They started to hunt and kill each other in order to survive! One more area in Taman Festival that might make you scared is the Theater. In this case, imagine how wide this place is. then this place was getting abandoned for years, no light comes through, then suddenly bunches of bats flying randomly!!
Taman Festival Sanur
Address: Jalan Padanggalak, Padanggalak Beach, Sanur. Ask the locals where the exact location of Taman Festival is. Better for you to ask your native friend to come along when you visit this place.
Dare to Visit the Famous Graveyard of Trunyan Village?
As one of the cultural centers in Indonesia, Bali gets lots of cultural fans coming from all over the world. Not only the dancing show but also bunches cultural attraction are available in Bali. Previously, we have discussed a spectacular cultural dancing show, Devdan Show in Nusa Dua. Now we will move to the northern area of Bali. At the eastern of Batur Lake, lays a unique traditional village, Trunyan Village.
Majority of villagers in here known as Bali Aga, and the thing that famous in this village is the funeral ceremony. Usually Balinese Hindu will do a cremated ceremony for the deceased, therefore, you will find something unique in Trunyan Village. The dead bodies will not be cremated as the ordinary ceremony. Their family will just lay the body near the “taru menyan” tree, at the main graveyard. Although the bodies do not burry down, you will not smell any bad odor! People believe the smell is absorbed by the Taru Menyan tree. Fascinating isn’t?
Address: Trunyan Village, Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali
The Fabulous Marigolds Field in Desa Temukus
Not far from Trunyan Village, we will drive to Desa Temukus in Buleleng. What kind of attraction does Desa Temukus offer to its visitors? You might not familiar with marigolds, or native usually call it demitir, but this flower is well-known in Bali. Most of the Balinese Hindu rituals use marigolds. No wonder you will see a wide field full of marigold flowers.
When the blooming season comes, the field turns from green into golden yellow! Take some photos while standing in the middle of the field, then post in on your Instagram. Moreover, remember some rules when you are coming to this field; do not pick the flowers and ask permission when you are about to visit.
Marigold Field Desa Temukus
Address: Firstly, you need to come to Besakih Temple. Then ask the locals where the Desa Temukus is. The village is around 2 km away from Besakih Temple and it’s better to use a motorcycle to reach Desa Temukus.
The God’s made pool, Angel’s Billabong
The best spot to cherish the beauty of nature in Bali is indeed Nusa Penida. Even though this island is not as big as the main island, most of the tourists tend to come to witness its natural attractions in Bali. Moreover, Nusa Penida still manages to keep its elegance even thousand visitors come and go. When you are in Nusa Penida, do not miss the nature-made pool, Angel’s Billabong.
The limestone near Nusa Penida has been crashed and decreased by the ocean waves for decades. These natural phenomena slowly creating a nature-made pool. When the big waves come, the pool will be filled and you can jump down to enjoy your natural infinity pool! Just like any other infinity pool in Bali, the Angel’s Billabong is directly facing the turquoise ocean. However, please remember that Angel’s Billabong belongs to nobody, so be careful when you’re swimming in here.
Address: Desa Sakti, Nusa Penida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771
Try the Unique Romantic Dining Experience in Samabe Restaurant
Traveling with the love of your life? Bali will make your holiday even sweeter and more romantic! Bunches of places and attractions in Bali are ready to sweeten your lovey-dovey moment. Therefore, if you are an attention seeker who wants something unique and unusual, an ordinary romantic dinner won’t satisfy you. How to deal with this thing? Come to Samabe Restaurant.
This resort has an alternative romantic dinner that is nowhere to be found! Inside the beachfront cave, you can have a passionate dinner with such warm and lovey-dovey atmosphere. Therefore, enjoy your loving time along with yummy dishes, romantic vibe and ocean waves sound. What a lovely moment isn’t?
Address: Jalan Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363
Taman Saraswati Temple, A Paint Like Place Full of Pinkish Lotus
Basically, pura or temple has the same purpose which is a place to pray. The one that makes each of temple different is the architecture. Bali has the sea temple, Uluwatu Temple, a temple that has holy water, Tirta Empul Temple, even the temple in the sky, Pura Lempuyangan Luhur. Do you know that some of the temples were built to praise certain Deities? Among those particular temples, Taman Saraswati Temple is the most beautiful.
Located in the heart of culture, Ubud, Taman Saraswati temple was built to dedicate the Goddess of knowledge and art, Saraswati. No wonder if this temple has artistic architecture as well as the decoration. Before entering the main area of the temple, you can see a wide lotus pond in the entrance area. When the blooming season comes, the pond will full of white and pink lotus flowers! To make your memory last longer, you need to take some of the pictures at the bridge in the middle of the pond.
Taman Saraswati Temple
Address: Jalan Kajeng, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Bengkala Village, Village of the Deaf in Bali
Besides the Trunyan Village, Bali has one more unique village that you might not find it anywhere else. Let’s drive to the north area of Bali, where you can find many deaf people live in harmony. Bengkala Village location is in Buleleng. This small humble village is quite unique. Around 2% of its villagers having a hearing issue. Those people were congenitally deaf and this condition has passed for about seven generations!
People call these disable villagers as “kolok’. The fascinating side of Bengkala Village is the kolok people have developed their own sign language, “kata kolok”. Moreover, they modified the cultural and religious rituals so these things will suit the kolok condition.
Address: Desa Bengkala, Kabutambahan, Buleleng, Bali Utara
Pura Paluang Car Temple
As mentioned before, each temple has its own uniqueness. Pura Paluang is the most unique one and picturable. Located in the most visited area of Bali, Nusa Penida, Pura Paluang offers the unusual sight of the temple and probably the only one in the land. Whoever comes to this temple, will surely witness two miniatures of cars made from the sandstone, a jeep, and a VW beetle.
You might think that this temple was recently built, but locals believe oppositely. The old men say that the temple stood for a long time, even before many cars came to Bali! Well, you may believe it or not, however, come to Pura Paluang might your once in a lifetime experience.
Address: Karang Dawa, Nusa Penida, Klungkung, Bali 807771
Karma Beach, the Exclusive Beach with Private Attractions and Services
Wanna explore something like the Maldives but still want to have Balinese vibe? You will find these two atmospheres only at Karma Beach, one of the best attractions in Bali. This private beach will take you into a short trip to the paradise full of excitements! As part of the most exclusive beach club in Bali, Karma Kandara, you will not regret to drop by at the Karma Beach.
With seclude and limited access, your beach trip will be as exclusive as you can ever imagine. You can enjoy staying at the eco-friendly room that has a magnificent view of Balinese ocean, savor Mediterranean-like foods, even try various thrilling watersports!
Address: Karma Kadara Resort, Jalan Villa Kandara, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan
Operational hours: Monday – Sunday at 9am – 1am
Booking Inquiry: +623618482222
Pemuteran Temple, The Underwater Temple
Practically, you can find any kind of temple, almost in every inch of Bali. Even under the deep ocean, where just selected people able to visit. Pemuteran is famous as the underwater temple in Bali. So, if you are about to take a visit here, make sure you have no extreme phobia of water, sea and any related thing. Moreover, it is better for you to have some basic swimming skills.
Once you dive or snorkel, you will see some of the statues and tall temple gates covered with corals. The statues have become the home for hundreds of underwater creatures. These combinations creating a unique harmony that will make anyone amaze. Actually, these amazing works were part of marine conservation projects years ago. No more than 10 huge statues and temple gates were sunk under the ocean waves.
Pemuteran Underwater Temple
Address: To dive in and see the underwater temple, firstly you need to come to Pemuteran Village. Drive from the main location, such as Kuta, Nusa Dua or Sanur for about 4 hours.
Please Yourself with Greenery and Eco-friendly Environment in Green Village
As time goes by, technology slowly damaging our nature. So, for you who are longing for eco-friendly place and vibe, Bali is the best place for it. Come and take a look at the Green Village in Badung Bali. Established since 2006, this place offers some green attraction for its visitors. You can take a light tour with the Green Campus project, to know more about the eco-technology and agriculture.
Here you can witness a place where almost 100 percent use bamboo as its material. You are able to see the process of harvesting, and crafting the bamboo into the villa’s material. The best thing is you can rent a room in Green Village for a whole week! Furthermore, you can enjoy your fresh morning in this eco-friendly place, along with the view of Ayung River!
Address: Jalan Tanah Ayu, Sibang Gede, Abiansemal, Badung Bali 80352
Booking inquiry: +628113922254
A Movie Like Spot, Suluban Beach Cave
Some of the movie scenes inspired by the actual places. Even some of them taken in the original place, instead of the studio. One of the scenes of Pirate of the Caribbean Series shows Captain Jack explores a unique beachfront cave, and this scene is what we are going to discuss and visit. Bali has exactly the same place just like in the Pirate and the Caribbean series has!
Suluban Beach Cave is the place where you can build up your imagination. You can run freely, just like what Captain Jack does, inside the cave then directly face the bright ocean! Ask your partner to take your video while doing this thing, put some filter or edit it then voila! A short movie-like video will surely land prettily at your Instagram.
Suluban Beach Cave
Address: The only way to reach this place is through Jalan Bypass Nusa Dua. Precisely at the Bukit Peninsula.
The Broken Beach, Pasih Uwug, in Nusa Penida
The last but not the least unusual and unique attractions in Bali lay beneath the famous name of Nusa Penida. Simply you can find any nature-related attractions in Nusa Penida. Despite its high amount of visitors, Nusa Penida still one of the best places to spend your holiday. Not far from the Angel’s Billabong, you will find a massive arch that will take you directly to the ocean. The name of this place is Pasih Uwug or the Broken Beach.
The Broken Beach formerly was a beachfront cave years ago. Due to a sudden crash, the floor cave collapsed. This natural phenomenon then letting the water came filling the whole cave. Moreover, visitors are able to see the crystal-clear ocean water above the cliff, and this is the best spot to see the surrounding as well. (Ty)
The Broken Beach, Pasih Uwug
Address: Jalan Batu Nunggul, Nusa Penida