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6 Sights That Will Show You Why Bali is Called ‘Island of The Gods’

An island with breathtaking views, Bali tops the bucket list of most travellers and honeymooners. Bali truly is the land of stunning beaches, religious sites, scenic rice terraces, a galore of culture and tradition and fragrant cuisine. The island offers a perfect mix of leisure and adventure. If you are looking for a destination that can charm you with its elaborate temples, endless coastline, gorgeous waterfalls, and retreats, then hop to Bali. Here are some of the attractions and activities that are sure to make your Bali trip unforgettable.

1. Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Rice field terrace

Start your day with an early morning visit to the lush green terraced rice fields in Bali. The valley of rice paddies, Tegalalang Rice Terraces is located north of Ubud. Needless to say, take your cam along as you are sure to get some extremely scenic shots of the rice fields and surrounding green landscape.

2. Sekumpul Waterfalls

One of the most gorgeous waterfalls in Bali,  Sekumpul waterfall offers a mesmerizing panorama of seven waterfalls. The surrounding lush green bamboo forest adds charm to the overall landscape making it even more breathtaking. 

3. Nusa Penida 

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Visit Nusa Penida to get a slice of real island life, and explore rocky roads, rugged beaches, and hidden treasures. Do not miss Crystal Bay, Angel’s Billabong and Broken Beach. Though you won’t find crazy clubs and dazzling pubs, you will surely find peace and relaxation. 

4. Witness Kecak Fire Dance

Witness the Kecak Fire Dance at sunset on a cliff-top amphitheater at Uluwatu Temple. This is a dance performance where a group of more than 65 human vocals acts as instruments that strength a story told in the form of dance.

5. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

One of Bali’s most picturesque temple complexes, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is located along the western shore of Lake Bratan. Visit the temple early morning when it is comparatively less crowded and you can witness the reflection of the structure in the lake below. It is also well-known for being the site of offerings to the lake Goddess to grant fertility.

6. Surfing in Uluwatu

One of the most thrilling yet soothings activities that you can enjoy in Bali include surfing. Whether it is your first time or you are a real skilled surfer, you can’t come back without experiencing this fun. Beginners can go surfing in Kuta, while skilled ones can head to Uluwatu or Canggu.

(Curated by Priya Pareek)