7) View the Live Volcanoes
Live volcanoes can sure be a sight to see and hundreds of them are located throughout all of Indonesia, but Bali alone has it’s own and each are quite famous. One of Bali’s most popular volcanoes is Mount Bali which is located in the town of Kintamani. This volcano is 2800m high with a large caldera lake and if you wake up early enough you can take a morning hike up Mount Batur to the top to catch a beautiful sunrise. Puri Besakih is Bali’s most scared temple and is located on Mount Angung which makes it a very sacred mountain and not to mention it’s the highest one reaching up to 3142m. If you get the chance to go on an East Bali tour in April, you will get to see the celebration of the Mother Temple’s anniversary (Pura Besakih) which is something worth seeing as the most important ceremonies in Bali are held there.
Bali offers great shopping! Many people like to go shopping when they are touring a new country or area and Bali is a great place to do this. You may want to visit the Galeria Nusa Dua, Matahari in Legen, Kuta Center, or the Ubun Market to find great things or a great bargain. As you will be able to see, the crafts and arts around Bali are unique so it’s not a surprise that they are well known for being skilled and creative in arts. You can find craft factories in and around Tegallalang. If you visit an eclectic shop in Ubud you will be able to see the creations of silversmiths from the village of Celuk and buy them at quite a better price.
9) Adventures and Activities on Land
Luckily Bali is an island that still has many of it’s natural state when it’s being compared to other popular tourist destinations. Though the towns in the south are more modern and have changed, there is still a lot to Bali that hasn’t been transformed. If it sparks your interest, you will be able to see the adventurous activities that the land of Bali privies for you in various locations.
The best way to get out of the busy tourist crowd is to see the jungles, mountains and rivers in Bali. Many people enjoy the popular activity of white water rafting down the scary rapids of Telaga River or even the scenic views Ayung offers. Bike riding is a good family activity and one with beautiful views and friendly local villagers would be to go from Kintamani down to Ubud. Another great family activity would be to visit the Taro Elephant Park that has a bunch of activities and accommodations that have to do with the elephants such as witnessing their intelligence that will humor you and riding one through the jungle, all a great experience. If you’re wanting to take a trip through the jungle in other ways you could take a quad over the bumpy terrain or go canyon tubing in which you will float down a river in a tube through the jungle. Bali has obtained a new attraction as well which is the Bali Safari and Marine Park. This offers the people to view the wildlife culture and conservation in it’s natural habitat and also get to know about the culture of the ancient Balinese.
10) The Sea Life
If you’re into diving and the ocean, Bali is known for some of the most amazing and colorful sea life you’ve ever seen! Amoung the top places recommended would be where the ship wrecks were in Tulamben and Amed, the North West region of Menjangan Island, and the East where Lembongan Island and Pandang Bali are. If you just want to go snorkeling there are lots of areas, but two to point out would be Sanur and Nusa Dua.
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