Bali in Indonesia is beautiful and unique. A complete holiday destination to enjoy your holidays on your way. Balinese temples, rice terraces, and beaches are the main attractions for travelers and tourists. This post will help you to explore some best places among the many tourist attractions in Bali. Read inside to know about the 10 best places to visit in Bali during your tour.
There are many outstanding places to see, and I loved to visit many of them during my six days solo trip to Bali. You should not miss visiting unique Balinese sea temples. Balinese beaches are worth to visit for surfing, swimming, and many more water adventures like scuba dive, sea walk, and snorkel. How about a lovely walk to the lush green rice terrace? Yes, Bali is beautiful in all way.
Best Places in Bali 
Regarding natural beauty, some of the listed places are worth to visit in Bali. Though the southern part of Bali is more popular for many tourist attractions but the other parts of Bali is also authentically magical.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
The most picturesque terraced rice fields in Indonesia is Jatiluwih. The word Jatiluwih means ‘Really Beautiful’ and it is really so! Since 2012 Jatiluwih Rice Terrace has listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jatiluwih is located in North Bali and here still followed the ancient Subak irrigation system. It covered total 65 hectares’ land.
Breathtaking View of Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
UNESCO World Heritage – Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
It is also possible to learn about Subak from Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. You can even enjoy plowing, planting and cycling. The best to go short to long trekking which is interesting. But be careful not to pick up the paddy. Many tourists prefer lunch nearby Jatiluwih restaurants while enjoying the beauty of the breathtaking rice terrace. The entrance fee for Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is 40.000 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah) per person.
Lake Beratan is one of the best places to visit in Bali. Beratan is a naturally beautiful lake and located in Bedugul, North Bali. The total landscape of this destination is so picturesque and peaceful as well. There is one water temple here which is known as Pura Ulun Danu. Boating on Lake Beratan can be your pleasant experience to enjoy the breathtaking view of the most beautiful lakes in Bali. You can also come here early morning to watch the sunrise.
Pura Ulun Danu
Lake Beratan is a popular tourist attraction in Bali, and it is worth to enjoy the tranquility of nature here. The entrance fee is 50.000 IDR per person, and with this ticket, you can explore the lake and temples as well. But you have to pay extra for boating or speed boating and other water activities.
Ubud became one of the most popular destinations among tourists in Bali. To explore the cultural Bali Ubud in central Bali is a must-visit for all. It is better to enjoy a walking tour here. Ubud is the best choice for shoppers for trendy to artistic shopping. You’ll find many local shops nearby all the popular Ubud attractions. But don’t miss shopping from Ubud Market. There are also many standard accommodations in the center of the town. You’ll get boutique hotels, resorts, and bungalows in Ubud according to your range to stay.
Ubud Royal Palace
Some popular tourist attractions in Ubud are Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud Royal Palace, and Ubud Market. Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Tegenungan Waterfall both became much popular among tourists near around Ubud.
As Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is much far away so many tourists prefer exploring only Tegalalang Rice Terrace. This rice terrace is also beautiful but overcrowded. The entrance fee is less only 10.000 IDR.
Tanah Lot is one of the most beautiful destinations in Bali. This popular tourist attraction is worth to visit to enjoy the most spectacular landscape beauty of the Indian Ocean. But the main attraction here is the Pura Tanah Lot or Tanah Lot Sea Temple.
Tanah Lot Sea Temple
The location of Tanah Lot is Northwest Bali. For watching sunset better to explore Tanah Lot in the afternoon. The entrance fee is 60.000 IDR per person. All are allowed to enter the Tanah Lot Temple if the current of the sea water is not dangerous else it is risky.
Padang Padang Beach
The actual name of Padang Padang Beach is Labuan Sait Beach which is located in South Bali. This beach is unique that other beaches in Bali. You have to pass one natural 8 meters high tunnel to reach the beach which is really interesting. Hollywood movie ‘Eat Pray Love’ filmed here and since then Labuan Sait Beach became popular as Padang Padang Beach.
The entrance of Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach
The entrance fee for Padang Padang Beach is 10.000 IDR and worth to visit for surfing, sunbathing and enjoying the beautiful turquoise water. Padang Padang is definitely one of the most picturesque rocky sandy beaches in Bali.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Tirta Gangga is a royal water palace in Karangasem, East Bali. It is established by Karangasem royal in 1948. The Balinese architectural style and stone carvings of this royal garden are eye catchy. There are pools, fountains, and statues at Tirta Gangga. You’ll find many colorful fishes in the crystal clear water of the pools. There is one small bridge from where the total landscape of Tirta Gangga is so beautiful.
Tirta Gangga Water Garden
Tirta Gangga Royal Water Palace
Beautiful Tirta Gangga is also one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali. The entrance fee is 30.000 IDR per person and totally worth to visit for all to feel the royalty with nature.
There are many beautiful waterfalls in Bali. If you’re exploring North Bali then Gitgit waterfall is a must-visit at Gitgit village. This natural waterfall is 35 meters long and very picturesque. You have to go for a short trek to reach the waterfall. And you’ll see many local shops on the way to Gitgit waterfall.
From Lovina Beach Gitgit Waterfall is very near to visit. This place is not free for visitors, have to buy the entrance ticket. The backdrop of lush greeneries like forest surrounding Gitgit waterfall makes it one of the most beautiful ones in Bali.
Uluwatu Temple in South Bali is one of the popular sea temples in Bali. This Balinese sacred temple is worth to visit before sunset. The beauty of the Indian Ocean during sunset is priceless. After evening you can also enjoy the Balinese cultural show at Uluwatu Temple.
During Sunset at Uluwatu Temple
Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple
The entrance fee for Uluwatu Temple is 30.000 IDR and you have to buy a separate ticket for watching Kecak and Fire dance. Uluwatu Temple is one of the best places to visit in Bali to explore the unique Balinese tradition and culture.
Kintamani village in Northeast Bali became a popular destination for Gunung Batur or Mount Batur. Mount Batur is one of the most popular destinations in Bali. The active volcano of this third highest (1717 meters) mountain in Bali last erupted in 1963.
The landscape of Mount Batur
You can go for a trekking to reach the mountain or can enjoy the breathtaking mountainous landscape with Lake Batur. There are many restaurants nearby this destination. You can have lunch and enjoy the beauty of Mount Batur. The entrance fee Mount Batur is 30.000 IDR per person.
Sanur in Southeast Bali is touristic but quiet and relaxing destination comparatively to other beach towns in Bali. There are many standard accommodations, local restaurants, and cafes in Sanur. Three of the Southeast islands Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan is worth to visit from Sanur by boat.
Before Sunrise at Sanur Beach
Relaxing Morning Walk at Sindhu Beach
Sanur Beach is the popular one for watching sunrise, diving, and surfing. You can also explore Sindhu Beach. In Sanur, there are many local shops for trendy to brand and budget shopping. And don’t forget to explore many Balinese handicrafts and art from the beach area of Sindhu which is known as Sindhu Art Market.
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Nafisa Habib loves nature and often got fascinated by old beautiful architecture. Here she is with My Own Way To Travel to share her adventures on the road. To her nothing is so interesting than exploring new destinations around. And knowing a new culture and meeting new peoples on the road? Oh, yeah she just loves that too.