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Things to Do in Bali – Watersports

Nusa Dua, Bali, is well known for its wide range of water sports and activities. The beach is always buzzing with tourists and Balinese locals and has a laid back party style feel about it. With the amount of activities offered it is quite easy to spend a whole day or two soaking up the sun and having fun above and below the water. Prices are extremely cheap you’d be crazy not to try one or all of the activities while visiting Bali.

Parasailing – Smell the fresh air and take in the panoramic views over Nusa Dua as you glide high in the air just like a bird.

Flying Fish – Lay down, hold on & get ready to glide over the water just like a flying fish. You’ll feel the waves of the ocean beneath your body one second and the next you’ll be flying, looking down at the water below. Get ready for one big adrenaline rush.

Banana Boat – Bounce over the ocean waves on this fun inflatable banana. A more relaxed way to have fun on the water this is ideal for young and old.

Donut -everyone’s old favourite water sport

Jet skiing-With the power of the jet ski roaring beneath, the ocean spray battering your face, nothing matches the feeling of freedom you’ll get riding the clear warm waters of Nusa Dua beach.

Waterskiing -Don’t let it fool you – it’s not as easy as it looks. Balance on two skis and hold on tight as you get pulled by a boat.

Wake Boarding – Skim across the surface of the water on your board being pulled by a speed boat. Ride the boats wake and if you’re brave enough try some tricks.

Glass Bottom Boat & Turtle Island – Travel via glass bottom boat to Turtle Island, stopping along the way to observe underwater life. Turtle Island is a small island located about a 10 minute boat ride from Nusa Dua and has been set up as a breeding and conservation project to help preserve the sea arriving on the island you will have a chance to touch and learn more about these magnificent creatures. There are tiny baby turtles up to fully grown ones weighing over 90kg. You will also get to interact with other animals, these can include snakes, bats, owls, eagles and monkeys.

Three Miraculous Things in Bali

Many foreigners who visit Bali usually said that Bali is a magical place-a palace or kingdom for goddesses and gods-which has never bored anyone who comes to visit the island. It is even stated as one of the most popular tourist destinations and, not only stopped to those statements; they also remarked Bali is more well-known than Indonesia itself-the country where Bali becomes the part of its region. The island is even awarded as the world best island by The International Travel Magazine!

Bali is divided into nine regencies (eight regencies and one municipality) with its own capital, i.e. Buleleng, Jembrana, Karangasem, Badung, Denpasar, Gianyar, Klungkung, and Bangli. These districts have several places which you would enjoy to visit-and, actually, they have different kind of places to be offered. Some are for traditional thingies and customs (with its Bali Aga-original people in Bali-practice) ‘though they are also some ordinary customs which you can see everywhere in Bali, some others could be done for natural recreation (beaches, mountains, lakes, etc), the modern lifestyles mixture with the conventional living (foreigners love this part), its history (with the temples, statues, and some kingdoms), and so on.

There are actually three miraculous places to visit which always make people feel fascinated of this island-because they are very wonderful! They are the beaches, the temples, and the traditional villages.

I. BEACHES

If you want to visit beaches in Bali, there are some beaches spread at all parts of the island, as follows:

1. In Badung, you could go to Kuta Beach, Suluban Beach, and Nusa Dua Beach.

2. In Denpasar, there are Sanur Beach and Benoa Harbor.

3. For Karangasem District, we have Padang Bai Beach and Jemeluk Beach.

4. For Tabanan District, there is only one beach, Soka Beach.

5. In Jembrana, there are Medewi Beach, Delod Brawah Beach, and Perancak Beach.

6. In Buleleng, there is one beautiful beach, Lovina Beach.

From these beaches, the most favorite based on the votes by the visitors is Lovina Beach in Buleleng, Many people love to see dolphins there, especially when they jump out of the water and spin at the air, usually in the morning. After that, many foreigner people said that they love Kuta Beach-because along the pedestrian road, there are several antique shops which offered some cute stuff with a cheap price (unfortunately, it only happens for Balinese people, because we can bid price to the sellers).

II. TEMPLES

There are some temples which become the favorite places for foreigner, such as:

1. Uluwatu Temple, Taman Ayun Temple, and Pucak Mangu Temple in the District of Badung.

2. Jagatnatha Temple, Maospahit Temple, Petilan Pangerebongan Temple, and Sakenan Temple in Denpasar.

3. Penataran Sasih Temple, Kebo Edan Temple, Pusering Jagat Temple, Mangening Temple, Pengulingan Temple, and Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) Temple in the District of Gianyar.

4. Kehen Temple and Puncak Penulisan Temple in the District of Bangli.

5. Taman Sari Temple, Watu Klotok Temple, Panti Timbrah Temple, and Goa Lawah Temple in the district of Klungkung.

6. Besakih Temple in the district of Karangasem.

7. Alas Kedaton Temple, Rambut Siwi Temple, and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple in the District of Tabanan.

8. Brahma Vihara-Arama Temple, Meduwe Karang Temple, Beji Temple, Dalem Jagaraga Temple, Pulaki Temple, Ponjok Batu Temple, and Dalem Sangsit Temple in Singaraja.

Those temples have their own myths behind the construction. Yet, most of the people love the myths of Kebo Edan Temple and Rambut Siwi Temple. The myths usually come along with a very deep meaning.

III. TRADITIONAL VILLAGES

There are several amazing villages with its traditional way of life in Bali, such as Mengwi, Batubulan, Mas, Belega and Bona, Sebatu and Pujung, Peliatan, Celuk, Batu Kaang, Thingan, and Kamasan. But my most favorite consisted of only two places id est Trunyan Village and Tenganan Village. At these two villages, the most original people in Bali still live and do their traditions/practices-at these two places, you can find dead body is arranged under trees for the process of decomposing. Unlike people in other places in Bali who do cremation for the dead body, Trunyanese and Tengananese still maintain this tradition adopted from India.

There are some other interesting things in Bali. I know I could not mention all of those things here in my article. Actually, there are also many other websites over the internet which are very useful and could bring you directly into the real atmosphere of Bali. The last but not the least, I wish you will enjoy your days in Bali-at the time you visit it after reading this article.

Things to See and Do in Indonesia

There are 24 holy places below, the leading ones are the Brahma Temple, the Vishnu Temple and also the Shiva Temple. Beaches: The best beaches could be located in Bali. From beautiful white-sand beaches to the a lot more wild, volcanic and also rough ones with black sand, you’ll locate a beach of your selection.

There are 24 holy places below, the leading ones are the Brahma Temple, the Vishnu Temple and also the Shiva Temple. Creature programs: These programs are one of the a lot more prominent tourist attractions of Indonesia. Beaches: The best beaches could be located in Bali. From beautiful white-sand beaches to the a lot more wild, volcanic as well as rough ones with black sand, you’ll discover a beach of your option.