Top 10 Best Things to Do in Bali

Bali is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and with good reason, as this island which is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Surrounded by azure seas and edged with golden beaches, Bali is of course a surfer’s paradise, and if you are looking for a beach holiday then there is no better place to find it than this gorgeous island set in the middle of Indonesia. Our list of Top 10 Best Things to Do in Bali take you straight to the ‘can’t miss’ cultural treasures and famous landscapes found all around the magical island of Bali.

As well as sea and sand however Bali has a huge number of other attractions to enjoy such as temples, caves, waterfalls, museums, and markets, and if you like history and culture then you can spend hours learning the local legends and Balinese traditions in places like Ubud. If you like adventure activities, then you also won’t be disappointed on a trip here, and you can expect a fantastic array of water sports, muck and wreck diving, and the chance fly through the jungle canopy like Tarzan.

In short, whatever you want to do, you will probably find it in Bali and you can easily spend a month here and still only see a fraction of the sights on offer. The hardest part of a holiday here is choosing where to go first and what you want to see.

Here are the list of Top 10 Best Things to Do in Bali

1. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Things to Do in Bali

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, literally ‘the source temple of Lake Beratan’, is easily the island’s most iconic sanctuary sharing the scenic qualities with the seaside temples of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot. The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region encircling the lake provides the temple with a scenic backdrop. Read More...

2. Tanah Lot Temple

Things to Do in Bali

Tanah Lot Temple is one of Indonesia’s most popular religious attractions. Commonly referred to as the “temple of the rock,” this temple off the coast of Bali is set upon a black-stone peninsula that juts into rippling waters. Incredible ocean views, clear mountain air, and a deep spiritual connection draw visitors to this unique sight. Read More...

3. Uluwatu Temple

Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu, one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, located in the village of Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali. Is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above sea level. This temple also shares the splendid sunset backdrops as that of Tanah Lot Temple, another important sea temple located in the island's western shores. Read More...

4. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is the hugest and widest rice terraces view which unfolding from mountain until the coastal side in west part of Bali. Appointed as one of UNESCO World Heritages. Since the site has been able to maintain the local culture heritage in form of water irrigation system managed traditionally called by SUBAK, which dates back to the 9th century. Read More...

5. Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenunagn Waterfall Bali

Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that is not situated in highlands or mountainous territory. The amount and clarity of the water at the site depends on rainfall but it contains green surroundings with fresh water that can be swum in. The waterfall includes varying highs that can be climbed after the descent down stairs to reach it. This attraction also features a viewing point to the jungle and waterfall at the main entrance. Read More...

6. Kintamani and Mount Batur Volcano

Kintamani Volcano

Mount Batur Volcano in Kintamani is one of Bali’s most iconic destinations. Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia. Kintamani Volcano is the island’s only district that doesn’t have a shoreline. Surrounded by the captivating Batur range, the volcano and range are known collectively as Mount Batur. Read More...

7. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang Bali

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the popular main tourist attractions in Bali. It is located in the village of Tegalalang north of Ubud, featured by the amazing rice terrace set the cliff. Tegalalang Village is located on 600 m above sea levels covered by good temperature where most of the villagers as a farmer. It offers the stunning view of rice terrace where we can see from the main road from Kintamani to Ubud. Read More...

8. Besakih Temple "Bali's Mother Temple"

Pura Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple is the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, known as Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years and one of a series of Balinese temples. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. The temple is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. Read More...

9. Ubud Monkey Forest

Monkey Forest in Ubud

Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. There are many of point of interest that you can see here. Other than around 700 monkeys, you also can see 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest, where will allowing you to get an abundant of fresh air. Read More...

10. Tirta Empul Temple

Pura Tirta Empul

Tirta Empul Temple or Pura Tirta Empul is a Hindu Balinese water temple located near the town of Tampaksiring, Gianyar, Bali. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Read More...