Bali for Every Interest: What to Do/See in Bali

Bali is a living postcard. Known as the Land of the Gods, it draws tourists from all around the world with its lush terraced rice fields, purely natural beauties, amazing white-sand beaches, profound local cultures, exotic food, etc. Yes, surely, Bali has something for everyone.

Beautiful Sunset in BaliBeautiful Sunset in Bali

For Nature & Wildlife Fanciers

Bali Bird Park

Bali Bird Park is a lush 2-hectare tropical park, home to a large collection of colorful birds from around the world and a Komodo dragon. The park is clean, well-maintained, and nicely decorated with beautiful flowers, statues, and fountains. Walk around the park leisurely amidst nearly 1000 exotic birds of 250 species, you can interact with birds, feed beautiful Loris, mingle with birds meandering through the park, enjoy a close and personal encounter with them, and also click great pictures.

Creatures Playing Happily in a Lake in the Bali Bird ParkCreatures Playing Happily in a Lake in the Bali Bird Park

West Bali National Park

Located in the northwest point of Bali, the West Bali National Park has very varied landscapes such as rainforest, dry savanna, dense mangrove forest, protected sandy beaches, offshore coral reef, and a small island famous as a diving destination. With an official area of 190 square kilometers, it is home to more than 100 species of wildlife, including the white Bali Starling, which is an endemic iconic bird of Bali. Walk in the forest, and you can spot many different birds, deer, monkeys, and other exotic creatures.

Alas Kedaton Temple Monkey Forest 

Alas Kedaton Temple Monkey Forest is a small but beautiful forest located in the middle of the rice fields in the western part of Bali. There is a temple named Alas Kedaton Temple and numerous monkeys here. You can see tame monkeys running around the grounds, buy food to feed them, interact with them in a safe and fun way, and take great photos with them.

A Monkey Family in the Alas Kedaton Temple Monkey ForestA Monkey Family in the Alas Kedaton Temple Monkey Forest

For Adventure Enthusiasts

Mount Batur 

Mount Batur is an active volcano with an elevation of 1717 m above sea level. It attracts tourists with its spectacular scenery and adventurous vibration of the earth. Reaching the peak of the mount is possible by physically fit hikers in around 2 hours. A sunrise trekking tour to Mount Batur is a wonderful option to admire a fantastic sunrise view of the mount and lake nearby. And the higher you reach, the more amazed you will be by the view. After reaching the peak, you can see lots of steam from the volcano, which is really a heart-pounding experience.

Sun Rising Above the Clouds in the Mount BaturSun Rising Above the Clouds in the Mount Batur

For Culture Buffs

Barong and Keris Dance

As one of Bali's most iconic dance dramas, the Barong and Keris Dance is a traditional dance performed by Balinese people, telling the story of fighting and struggle between Barong (good) and Rangda (evil). You will enjoy the unique costumes, entrancing Gamelan music, and interesting cultural stories, and also take colorful photos!

Kecak and Fire Dance

Kecak and Fire Dance is a captivating traditional Balinese art performance developed in the 1930s. The storyline is a piece taken from the Ramayana, known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, depicted by performers wearing checked cloth around their waists and moving their hands and arms while chanting percussively. A combination of the setting, dancing, chanting, and story of rich local culture will make it a memorable experience. The performance usually starts at 6 pm and ends at 8 pm. So you can also admire the beautiful sunset view as its background.

A scene of Kecak and Fire Dance in Bali

A scene of Kecak and Fire Dance in Bali

For Spirit Seekers

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (Pura Ulun Danu Beratan) is a major Shaivite water temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in the mountains in central Bali. The temple is built in 1633 to hold an offering ceremony to Dewi Danu, the Balinese water, lake, and river goddess. Most of its base is surrounded by the reflective surface of the lake, making it look like floating on water. The mountains encircling the lake serve as a scenic backdrop. The temple is the most iconic sanctuary in Bali, with picturesque settings.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple (Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is one of six significant temples that are believed to be the spiritual pillars of Bali. It is prominently located at the edge of a steep cliff of about 70 meters above sea level. It's one of the best places to enjoy the fabulous sunset views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Its magnificent location, fabulous views of the sea below, and splendid sunset backdrops make it a dreamland a must-see in Bali.

Uluwatu TempleUluwatu Temple

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple (Pura Tanah Lot) is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage temple sitting on the top of a large offshore rock amidst constantly crashing waves. It has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. Visiting this place in the late afternoon to witness the orangish sunset in the Indian Ocean while feeling the strong waves lashing on the surrounding rocks will be an awe-inspiring experience. You will be mesmerized by the beautiful changing lights (because of the sunset) there. It's the most photographed temple in Bali.

For Leisure lovers

Bali is also a very popular destination for relaxation and recreation as it has plenty of beautiful beaches and snorkeling and diving sites. Soak up the sun on a fine white-sand beach, dive along a coral reef to interact with colorful tropical creatures, or swim in the infinity pool in the beach resorts. You can relax completely and have a wonderful leisure time here. For more information about beaches in Bali, please refer to the article: Top 10 Beaches in Bali.

Stay in an infinity pool to relax yourself in BaliStay in an infinity pool to relax yourself in Bali

For Local Lifestyle Hunters

If you want to embrace the Balinese lifestyle, go to local villages, markets, and street-side stalls though you can feel the local lifestyle everywhere. Visit the nice Candirejo village to see how real people live on this island, how they farm their food, and how they maintain their traditions and also take a local horse cart there. Head to some night markets after sunset for a local shopping scene, where you can discover and try your favorite local snacks.

Candirejo VillageCandirejo Village

Bali boasts so many kinds of attractions. You can get whatever you are looking for. If you are attracted by it, just go and explore it. We are away here to help to customize a private Bali tour for you, and also reachable at at any time for any inquiry.

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