Bali. Description, Sights, Photos.

Bali sights

Bali sights: descriptions, photos and locations on a map, visiting tips and directions on how to get there. If you don’t know what to see in Bali, this page will help you find the best places on the island that you will definitely enjoy.

Sightseeing in Bali

For your convenience, the page has a “Places by Category” block. You can quickly find all the places of interest that have the same criteria (e.g. all the temples on the island). It’s very easy to use, but if you have any difficulty you will find a small manual below. In the meantime, let me tell you what attractions there are on the island.

Most of the places of interest are in the resort area in the south of the island. You can find a lot of things to see even in the less popular tourist areas. Moreover, in Bali you can find places that are almost unknown to anyone. On my website you can find descriptions of all the famous sites that are of interest to tourists.

What to see in Bali

To select the type of attractions I have listed, you need to click on the link in the “Places by Category” block below. This will leave only the objects of the section you have selected in the list, and on the map on the right (if you are viewing this page from a PC), they will be highlighted with a yellow frame. To return to the general list, click on the link “All places”.

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Ulun Danu Temple

Pura Ulun Danu is the second most important temple in Bali after Pura Besakih. It was built in 16 3 and is dedicated to the Balinese Hindu goddess Devi Danu, the ruler of the water element.

Tanah Lot Temple

The Tanah Lot Temple is located in the village of Beraban, about 20 kilometers from Denpasar. It is located on a rock, which is separated from the shore by 30 meters of water. It is one of the island’s sacred temples and is protected by the UNESCO world organization.

Pura Besakih Temple

Pura Agung Besakih (Pura Agung Besakih) is considered the main temple on Bali. It is also one of the island’s nine sacred temples.

Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple

Pura Luhur Uluwatu is located near Pekatu Village in the southwestern part of Bali, on the Bukit Peninsula. It is located above the sea, on a steep cliff more than 90 meters high. It was founded around the tenth century. It is one of the island’s nine major public shrines, protecting Balinese from evil sea demons.

Pura Desa Batuan Temple

Pura Desa Batuan is one of the ancient shrines located in the southeast of the island in the village of the same name, 16 kilometers from Denpasar. It is a classic Balinese temple that anyone can visit.

Pura Goa Lawah Temple

Pura Goa Lawah is one of the most mysterious temples on the entire island. It is built at the entrance to a cave labyrinth inhabited by thousands of bats. It is for this feature that it got its name.

Brahmavihara Temple

Brahmavihara Arama Temple (Brahmavihara Arama) is located in the northern part of Bali, near the town of Singaraja. It is one of the few Buddhist temples on the island.

The City of Ubud in Bali

The cultural capital of Bali is Ubud; it is considered the center of art on the island. It is here that most of the museums, art galleries, exhibition complexes and other interesting places are located. In addition, there are craft villages near Ubud where Balinese artisans display their wares.

Cheluk Bali

The village of Cheluk is located near Ubud, in the Gianyar Regency. It is famous for its jewelers who make unique silver and gold jewelry. The jewelry is sold not only in Bali and Indonesia, but all over the world. The tradition of craftsmanship in the village has a hundred years.


Mas Village (desa Mas, or Mas vi lage) is located near Ubud. It is home to the most famous woodcarvers on the island. In the first half of the last century there were masters who, under the influence of Europeans began to create their own unique style. Their work has become known in many countries and are still considered the standard.

What to see in Bali – Rating of attractions

Most tourists have already appreciated the European vacation destinations. Some managed to see a lot in Verona and other Italian cities. Some were pleased by the sights of Cyprus. However, an entirely different experience remains after visiting the Indonesian island of Bali. On its territory there are majestic volcanoes, fascinating rainforests, beautiful beaches and numerous sites of historical value.

Volcano Agung

Volcano Agung is the highest point of Bali and one of the landmarks created by nature. Its height reaches 2997 meters. For the locals, it acts as a sacred mountain. Known only five cases when the volcano was active.

Volcano Agung

Tourists have the opportunity to climb to the top with a guide to meet there at dawn. From the top there is a magnificent panorama of the island, illuminated by the first rays of the sun. The group usually leaves in the late afternoon and travels for 3-4 hours to their destination.

  • Location: on the east side of the island.
  • Exit to the summit: usually at 23:00.
  • Cost: about 1000000 IDR per person.

Tirtha Ganga Palace.

The site of the present structure was formerly a huge freshwater spring that provided water for the rice fields in the surrounding area. The last local ruler founded a water palace here. It may seem very old, but in fact it was built in 1946.

Tirtha Ganga Palace

The palace is a complex consisting of numerous fountains and ponds. Everywhere there are figures of gods and animals. The site itself is divided into three levels, which represent the worlds of Bali Hinduism. The main structure is the fountain which consists of 10 tiers.

  • Location: 8 km from Amlapura.
  • Visiting hours: daily from 6:00 to 18:00.
  • Cost: IDR 35000 for adults, IDR 15000 for children.

Pasifika Museum

There is an interesting cultural attraction on the territory of Bali – this is a museum dedicated to the art of the Asian and Pacific regions. The institution appeared in 2006. A Balinese businessman, together with a collector from France, presented works of art.

Pacifica Museum

The entire exhibit is housed in 11 halls. They contain works of art from many countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Now there are more than 600 pieces in the collection.

  • Location: Located in the touristic area of Nusa Dua.
  • Opening hours: All days of the week from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • Cost: 100,000 IDR for adults, children under 10 go free.

Sekumpul Falls

One of the most scenic attractions in Bali is the waterfall, which is located in the northern part of the island. It is fed by two springs, so it almost always looks very powerful. Approaching the waterfall at a distance of 30 meters, you can get wet pretty quickly.

Sekumpul Falls

Among tourists, this attraction is not very popular, because it is problematic to get to it. However, it is a creation of nature worth seeing every holidaymaker in Bali.

  • Location: next to the resort of Lovina.
  • When to view: best from November to April.
  • Cost: 15000 IDR.

Forest of Monkeys

Monkeys are often seen on the island, but an entire forest of primates can be found in a small nature reserve on the southern edge of Ubud. This is a great place for leisurely afternoon walks. A huge number of branching trees provide shelter from the heat.

Monkey Forest

The forest of monkeys is not a wild place, there is a fairly well-developed infrastructure. There is a showroom, medical center, parking, dining room and other facilities necessary for a comfortable visit.

  • Location: Ubud City.
  • Working hours: Daily from 8:30 to 18:00.
  • Cost: adults IDR 30,000, children IDR 20,000.

Temple of Pura Besakih

Bali has a large temple complex of the Hindu religion. It consists of many different structures. For Balinese, visiting this place is a special pilgrimage. Tourists will be interested not only in the historical structures but also in the surrounding scenery.

Pura Besakih Temple

Numerous stairs lead up to the various temples, which differ from each other in status and function. Various ceremonies are held throughout the year.

  • Location: Besakih village.
  • Opening hours: Daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • How to get there: From Sanur it takes about 2 hours on average to get there.

Waterbom Waterpark

A modern entertainment attraction in Bali, the Waterbom Waterpark covers an area of about 40,000 square meters. The designers of the complex responsibly approached the problem of environmental protection. The water is purified without the use of chemicals.

Waterbom Waterpark

In the water park you can visit a small spa, spend time in one of the bars or restaurants. Specialized institutions also offer a taste of juices, squeezed from fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Location: Kuta is a resort area in the southern part of the island.
  • When to visit: Open seven days a week from 9:00 to 18:00.
  • Tickets: adult – IDN 535,000, children – IDN 385,000.

Botanical Gardens

Those tourists who are more accustomed to the highlands and beautiful scenery can go to the botanical garden, located in the central part of the island. The collection of the park is very extensive. Here visitors will enjoy the views of rare flowering plants of the tropical belt.

Botanical Garden

The botanical garden is not just a place for vacationers, but also a scientific center for the study of different plant species. It works to preserve rare species of tropical flora.

  • Location: Bali in the center of Bali.
  • How to get in: 8:00 to 18:00, seven days a week.
  • Admission price: 20,000 IDR

Antonio Blanco Museum

The house where the famous artist Don Antonio Blanco lived and worked is now home to an interesting museum. The institution is located on a hill, which offers a great view of the valley with lush vegetation. The exhibition consists of paintings and illustrations of works.

Antonio Blanco Museum

The main theme of the works is devoted to women. In the museum you can see numerous portraits with nudity. Some of the works make you smile, but there are some that are puzzling.

  • Where is it located: the city of Ubud.
  • How it works: daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
  • Cost to visit: 80000 IDR.

Tegallalang Rice Terraces

If there is a desire to see specific landscapes, it is worth seeing the unusual rice paddies. They are formed by a special system, which became known as far back as the eighth century. Undulating terraces, created on the hillsides, contain water. The blue sky is reflected in such pools.

Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Between the terraces is a path, you can walk along it at any time. This place is loved by artists and nature lovers. It is also good for ordinary tourists to come here to enjoy the views.

Lempuyang Temple

The most eastern temple complex in Bali is Lempuyang. For tourists this place is interesting in terms of architecture. At a height of 1058 meters you can climb the numerous steps cut into the rock. From the top you can see the volcano Agung and enjoy beautiful views of the rice terraces.

Lempuyang Temple

You can also climb up the mountain by an inclined road, but it will take much longer. It begins at a small village and goes straight through a forested area.

  • Location: on the east side of Bali.
  • Visiting: daily from 8:00 to 17:00.
  • Costs: 50,000 IDR for traditional clothing rental.

Ujung Water Palace.

In 1921, a water palace was opened on Bali territory, in the architecture of which European features can be seen. It is sometimes even compared to Peterhof and Versailles. And this is quite justified, since the project was developed by Dutch masters. The building was erected within two years.

Wujung Water Palace

Tourists can wander around the palace. Immediately it becomes clear how lived in the XX century, the members of the royal family. On the walls you can see their photos. If desired, you can take a boat ride.

  • Location: A few kilometers from Amlapur.
  • Working hours: During the week from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • Admission: 20000 IDR.

Taman Ayun Temple

Visitors to the temple complex are sure to appreciate the traditional architecture, the beautiful garden with lotuses and several ponds. This object was erected in 1634 by the ruler of that time. In the appearance of the structures are clearly visible touches of Chinese architecture.

Taman Ayung Temple

In 1937 there was a major reconstruction that also affected the appearance of the temple. The complex now consists of four zones located on three terraces on different levels.

  • Location: The village of Mengwi.
  • Visiting hours: Every day from 9:00 to 16:00.
  • Costs: Admission fee 20,000 IDR.

Elephant Park

The Balinese park is home to over three dozen elephants of an endangered species. It should be noted immediately that these animals are not representative of the fauna of the island. They ended up here at the initiative of the current owners of the park. They were brought from Sumatra, when the massive deforestation took place there.

Elephant Park

The owners of the park over time improved the infrastructure, making this place more comfortable for visitors. Now its territory is a museum, souvenir shop, restaurant and many other institutions.

  • Location: Taro village.
  • How it works: Every day from 8:00 to 18:00.
  • Ticket price: IDR 295,000 for adults, there are discounts for young children.

Elephant Cave

One of the main archaeological attractions of Bali is a cave, founded in the IX-XI centuries. It was discovered by Dutch scientists in 1923. The condition of this find was quite good. It is assumed that there was a sanctuary here.

Elephant Cave

The outer part of the cave is decorated with intricate ornaments, and there are images of elephants and other animals everywhere. Inside are various sized grottos with ancient monuments.

  • Location: next to the village of Bedulu.
  • Visiting time: every day from 8:00 to 18:00.
  • Entrance: 15000 IDR.

To sum up

Many tourists who have seen the sights of Naples, Paris, Berlin and other major European cities will have a new experience after visiting Bali in any case. They are truly surprised not only by the sights of the island, but also the peculiarities of nature.

You can stay in both a half-board and all-inclusive hotel. It all depends on financial possibilities. If you want you can rent private accommodations in a particular region.

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