Short Travel Guide to Bali

Planning a trip to Bali can be overwhelming when you first begin to brainstorm what you want to see. With so many beautiful locations, culinary delicacies and cultural experiences to partake in it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to planning out your vacation.

In order to try and help you sift through all of the wonderful things there are to see and experience on your visit, we’ve compiled for you the top five things to do on your next trip to Bali.


  • Visit a Rice Terrace


With scenic outlooks that look out over the rice paddies, visiting a rice terrace is a must do on your trip to Bali. The rice terraces in Tegallalang provide a perfect photo opportunity, the chance to engage with locals and experience a rich part of Bali history. Rice farming dates back in Bali’s history to Neolithic times, making these paddies an integral part of the nation’s cultural narrative.


  • Witness the Doors of Heaven


Sitting a top a colossal hill, the “doors to heaven” is a must see scenic spot for visitors to Bali. The complex features seven temples and while the journey is mostly up hill and not for the faint of heart, the views are rewarding and cultural history rich as you experience these incredible temples that are still used today firsthand.


  • Enrol in Bali Weight Loss Retreat


This is one of the most popular and well-rated retreats in Bali for losing weight, detoxification and cleanse. Why not give it a try when on the island?


  • Sip Coffee at a Luwak Coffee Plantation


Sample some local coffees at a Luwak Coffee Plantation! These coffee plantations offer tastings of their wide range of coffees while educating visitors on the process of making coffee. At the end of the tour you even have the opportunity to purchase some local coffees to bring home with you!


  • Take a Stroll Through the Monkey Forest in Ubud


Lying within the village of Padangtegal, the monkey forest provides a must-see attraction if you dare! Expect the monkeys to take a high level of interest in you and anything you have to offer. You can even buy banana’s at the nearby temple and have a guide teach you the proper steps to feed the monkeys. Definitely an attraction not to miss for animal lovers.


  • Sample Some Nasi Kampur


Nasi Kampur is a local dish comprised of rice, with small portions of meats, fish and vegetables. With varying combinations of flavours and spices used by those that prepare this dish, its guaranteed to be a different experience every time you try it. Sample this dish for one of your meals, or sample it more than once to taste the variations this dish can have!


Overall, there are so many things to see and do in Bali that its hard to be disappointed no matter how you plan your trip. Whether its hiking, history, cuisine or animal life you’re looking to experience, Bali has it all. Use these tips as a reference to begin your holiday brainstorming and decide what attractions fit best for you and the people you’re travelling with. One things for sure, no matter what you decide to do in Bali, its sure to be a trip that you will never forget.


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