Bali is a world famous Indonesian island and is the major center of tourism for the country of Indonesia. The island has many beautiful long beaches, wonderful coral reefs in pristine blue waters, luscious landscapes, towering volcanoes, numerous palaces and temples. In addition, this unique island has many classy art forms to enjoy. Here is a note on some popular tourist activities in Bali.
Tanah Lot temple in Western Canggu is a well known site. This beautiful Balinese temple was built in the 16th Century and is encircled by the sea at high tides. This is one ideal site from which to see a sunset. Another ideal site at which to see the sunset is the famous Uluwata temple in southwestern Bali.
The Kintamani mountain trip is a favorite activity especially for hikers. It takes two to three hours to make it to the mountain top; however, the view it provides is breath taking. You can see the 4 large lakes and thick flora and fauna from the top.
Goa Gajah, often referred to as the ‘Elephant Cave’ is a magnificent ninth century temple with many wonderful carvings and divine water pools. This place is a sacred haven. Gunung Kawi is a well-known historic as well as spiritual and meditation center. Visit the large Bali Safari and Marine Park in Gianyar to enjoy the nature and wildlife.
Attempt thrilling bungee jumping near the Double Six club and the ‘Adrenalin Park’ in Kuta. Many approved companies offer fine scuba diving tours near Tulamben at the east coast and at Menjangan Island. Go for wind surfing at Jimbaran Beach in catamarans and sailboats. Bali has many famous surfing spots. Ulu Watu and North Canggu are some favorite ones. Enjoy white water rafting in Ayung River in northwest Ubud.
Some exiting water sports are water skiing, banana boat rides, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and parasailing. These sports and more are offered in Beluga Marina in Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali Jet Set Dive and Marine Sports. The Waterbom waterpark in Kuta is a must see for children.
Bali is renowned for its amazing foods and it has numerous fine restaurants in various places such as Ubud. Bali spas are very famous as well. It is possible to enjoy a visit the Ayana spa and the Karma spa. Ubud has many noted museums and art galleries. Learn about Bali’s colorful dances such as the Legong, the Kecak, the Fire Dance and the Wayang Kulit at various centers.