Tibumana Waterfall, A Hidden Gem near Ubud

Tibumana Waterfall is scenic, but not overly spectacular, what makes the trip here worthwhile is, well, the journey. Passing charming villages, the roads narrow and the picturesque landscape changes to green and more green. Rice fields, coconut palms, banana trees, and temples. From the car park near the Pura Dalem, a cement path leads on an enjoyable short trek down to the river peppered with flowers, bamboo groves, birds and butterflies. The path splits–take the path to the left toRead more

Nungnung Waterfall, A Stunning Waterfall in Bali

Nungnung Waterfall is one of the most beautiful, impressive but secluded 70-meters high waterfall set in the tranquility of the river valley.  The drive to the falls is a treasure on its own, as you will pass the road with lush green rice paddies and plantations in every direction. The car park is easy enough to find, but once you get there prepare for the long descent ahead in order to find the waterfall. After a slightly strenuous trek downRead more

Goa Gajah Temple, A Beautiful Historical Site

Goa Gajah is a significant Hindu archaeological site located in Bedulu, just 10 minutes outside of Ubud in Bali. Thought to date back to at least the 11th century, was excavated in 1922. The centerpiece here is a cave, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside of the 15 meters long cave, there are Ganesha statue, fragmentary lingam, and yoni. A giant carved guards stand around pools near the entrance, and a little path leads toRead more

Jatiluwih, A Truly Marvelous Rice Terraces in Bali

Jatiluwih rice terraces are the biggest and most picturesque rice paddies in Bali and potentially all of Indonesia. The vast expanses of terraced, green rice paddies are stepped along an entire mountain, from its peak to where its foot meets the sea. The view from the mountain village takes in the whole of southern Bali. It named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape. The landscapes around the Jatiluwih Unesco Cultural Site are both dramatic and exotic. The temperature is much cooler andRead more

Monkey Forest Ubud, A Sacred Sanctuary in The Heart of Ubud

Monkey Forest Ubud is located in the central Ubud, inhabited more than 700 monkeys populate the forest along with 186 species of trees in this 12.5-hectare forest. It is a symbol of harmonious coexistence of humans with nature. There are three temples within the Monkey Forest Ubud: Pura Dalem, the shrine to Lord Shiva, the Holy Water Temple, and the Cremation Temple. In the forest, visitors can also find sculptures, symbolizing the energies supporting the powers of the three temples.Read more

Tenganan Pegringsingan, The Original Traditional Village

Just off the popular Candidasa in East Bali, Tenganan Pegringsingan is an ancient village that, in the midst of the modernity Bali recently sees, still embraces the rural life as it was centuries ago. The village still retains much of its centuries-old layout, and villagers, too, still maintain a strict cosmology and social organization; thus, they must live inside the village and marry from within. The village itself is of a long rectangular shape, which is laid out in tiers,Read more

Handara Gate, The Phenomenon Gate in Bali

Did you really go to Bali if you didn’t post a Handara gate photo? Handara Golf Resort Bali is located in Pancasari Village Bedugul, the central highlands of Bali and nestled down inside the crater of an extinct volcano at an altitude of almost 1,400 meters (almost 4,000 feet) above sea level. The climate in this region is a small relief around (14-24◦ C) and just great for outdoor activities like golfing. Handara Golf Resort in Bedugul has one ofRead more

The Top 8 Most Beautiful Temples in Bali

Balinese are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of the most jaw-dropping beautiful temples in Bali. Here are top 8 of the best to check out. 1. Tanah Lot Temple Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of theRead more

Aling Aling Waterfall, A Series of Outstanding Waterfalls on Earth

Aling Aling Waterfall is an outstanding series of waterfalls in Sambangan Village, Buleleng North Bali. There are one impressive 35-meter tall waterfall and 6 smaller ones downstream (Cemara, Kroya, Pucuk, Dedari, Kembar, and Canging) and a natural pond known as “Blue Lagoon”. What will be waiting for you is not just a beautiful view, but also a small lagoon for swimming, a cliff jumping spot and natural water slides. These falls are located in a spectacular gorge setting. The jungleRead more

The 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Bali

Balinese are blessed with an abundance of natural wonders with enough temple, rice terraces, lakes, mountains and rivers to explore for a lifetime. We’ve also got some of the most jaw-dropping waterfalls on Earth. Here are ten of the best to check out. 1. Sekumpul Waterfall at Lemukih Village, Buleleng, North Bali Hidden in the dense jungles of Northern Bali lies Sekumpul Waterfall, a collection of seven picturesque waterfalls often cited as the most beautiful and spectacular waterfalls in BaliRead more

Fiji Waterfall, The Amazing Triple Waterfall in North Bali

Fiji waterfall is a stunner with three cascades falling side by side. The sight of the waterfall was simply amazing. You can go right under the cascade and take a dip in the base pool. The pictures don’t do it justice. Highly recommended attraction to anyone who needs to escape from the busy streets of southern Bali and to get lost in nature for a little while. VARRA Tour Package to Visit Sekumpul Waterfall 1| Amazing Sekumpul Waterfall and NorthRead more

Ulun Danu Temple, The Beauty on Beratan Lake

Ulun Danu Temple at Beratan is the most photographed temple on the island and is one of the iconic images of Bali. The temple sits on the western shore of Lake Beratan, therefore, giving the illusion of floating on the water. Built in 1633, the temple is devoted to Dewi Danu, goddess of the lake. In the other side, Ulun Danu is one of the beautiful places to watch the sunrise in Bali. It feels utterly surreal seeing the temple emergingRead more

Taman Ujung, The Royal Heritage of Karangasem Kingdom

Taman Ujung is the water palace built by the last King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik in 1919. The architect was a Dutch van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang. This development also involves the Balinese architect. Resting in the vast pool is a series of intriguing, romantic pavilions linked by bridges, archways, and a shaded avenue of mango and frangipani trees. The grounds destroyed in the explosion of nearby Mt. Agung in 1963 and further ruined byRead more

Tirta Gangga, A Royal Water Garden of The Karangasem Kingdom

In the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills, Tirta Gangga nestles peacefully and timelessly. Tirta Gangga is a royal water garden of the Karangasem royal family consisting a fabled maze of spine-tingling, cold bathing pools and basin, spouts, tiered pagoda fountain, stone carvings and lush gardens showcasing a blend of Chinese and Balinese architecture. The water garden was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Before theRead more

Banyumala Waterfall, A Beautiful Hidden Gem in North Bali

Banyumala Waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls hidden away in rural area of Buleleng that shouldn’t be missed as it is truly a beautiful gift from nature. The sight of this beauty of nature is awe-inspiring as you watch the water rush against the steep cascading rocks. The natural pool is inviting with its translucent turquoise waters. It’s fresh cool and clean, perfectly safe to swim in. Bathe in tranquility, listen to the thunderous roar of cascading waters and takeRead more

Lempuyang Temple with The Famous Gate of Heaven

Lempuyang means ‘The Lights of God’. A complex of seven temples, the most spectacular of which is Pura Agung Lempuyang Tara Penah, nestled on the hillside 11 km from Tirta Gangga. Here, the dazzling white split gate perfectly frames Mt Agung, and the temple guardians – three pairs of colossal sea serpents – border a trio of towering staircases. One kilometer further on, a stairway of 1700 steps winds through the forest up to the temple of Lempuyang Luhur, 768Read more

Uluwatu Temple in a stunning cliff-side

Uluwatu temple is precariously located at the point of sheer cliff on the island’s southern peninsula. It is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali, one of the six original territorial temples on the island. Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple’s stunning cliff-side locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. This sacred site is located about 15 miles south Kuta, along the southern coastRead more

Ubud Traditional Art Market for The Balinese Theme Gifts

Explore the winding stalls of Ubud Traditional Art Market, a feast for the eyes with stalls brimming with colorful produce, handmade goods, and vibrant art. It is open early morning for daily groceries needs for local Balinese and than transformed to be The Art Market after 9 am. There are many local artists displaying their work and loads of merchandise for sale. You can find both traditional and modern crafts, like mats, clothes, paintings and many more. You might haveRead more

Tanah Lot Temple, A Stunning Temple by The Ocean

Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of the Earth”. This stunning religious complex and impressive architectural feat sits on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. World Monuments Watch lists it as one of the 100 most endangered and historical sites in the world. Tanah Lot isRead more

Kanto Lampo Waterfall, A Hidden Gem Near Ubud

Kanto Lampo is one of the famous instagramable waterfall located in Beng Village in Gianyar. Walking down to get a full view of the waterfall is easy to access. All you have to do is climb down the eight-meter rocky cliff. They have a safe railing, so you can hold on to that. While Kanto Lampo is not the biggest, nor the tallest or the most mind-blowing, it’s still unique in its own right. The water flows through multi-tiered rockyRead more

Campuhan Ridge Walk, A Serenity in The Heart of Ubud

Campuhan Ridge Walk is a popular trekking path along the narrow spine between the eastern and western branches of Ubud’s Wos Rivers. It is an easily accessible opportunity not only to stretch your legs and get away from the traffic-clogged streets, but it also offers stunning vistas and a glimpse of village life. Campuhan in Balinese means the confluence of two rivers, spiritually significant to Balinese Hindus as energy centers, and the river junction here marks Ubud’s beginnings when inRead more

The Beauty of Saraswati Temple of Ubud in Red Lotus Garden

Saraswati Temple is located right in the heart of Ubud honors Dewi Saraswati, the Goddess of knowledge, literature, and art. It is set within a beautiful water garden with thousands of red lotus flowers. It does indeed make a pretty backdrop for a selfie, but it’s worth getting a little closer to admire the impressive entrance gate. The evening sees the temple lit up as the venue transforms to a stage for regular dance and music performances. To view theRead more

Tukad Cepung, The Unique Waterfall in Bali

Tukad Cepung Waterfall still remains as the best virgin waterfall of Bali. Located 30 kilometers north-west of Ubud, you will witness a rare view of a waterfall that should not be missed. The sunlight falls on the glistering waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right up to you. This place is comparatively cooler and offers an immense sense of peace and tranquility. Tukad Cepung is one of the best Instagram spot you should not missRead more

Candi Gunung Kawi, A 1000 Years Old Temple

At the bottom of a lush river valley running through the little town of Tampaksiring just northeast of Ubud, lies one of Bali‘s largest ancient temple complexes, the Candi Gunung Kawi. Comprising a collection of ancient ‘Candi’ or shrine reliefs carved directly into the face of a rock cliff, this is definitely one of the most stunningly unique archeological sites besides being an important sacred place for the Balinese. Gunung Kawi was also on the 44th US President Obama’s itinerary when he and his family holidayed inRead more

Taman Ayun Temple with Beautiful Water Garden

Taman Ayun literally translates as Beautiful Garden and is regarded as one of the most attractive temples in Bali. It was built in 1634 by the King of Mengwi, I Gusti Agung Putu. The temple is bordered by wide canals which irrigate the fields around the site. The temple is dedicated to the ancestor of the Mengwi Dynasty and other important Gods. Taman Ayun Temple is regarded as the “mother temple” for Mengwi Kingdom. The Fact About Taman Ayun TempleRead more

Ubud Palace, A Historical Site in The Heart of Ubud

Located in the heart of Ubud, Puri Saren Agung Ubud Palace was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s. It is now inhabited by the last king’s descendants. Some parts of the complex are off-limits to the public, but entry to the rest area is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the traditional and not excessively ornate buildings. You will see the real Bali architecture still maintained around this palace. Take timeRead more

Tirta Empul, A Holy Spring Water Temple

Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring was built in 960 AD. Tirta Empul means “holy spring water” that is passing within the temple. The water feeds adjoining purification pools, baths and fish ponds surrounding the outer complex which then all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. While there are several shrines and other structures on the premises, the temple’s tranquility is best seen in the large rectangular pool at the complex’s center. The spring is still believed to have healingRead more

Sekumpul Waterfall, The Spectacular Waterfall in Bali

Hidden in the dense jungles of Northern Bali lies Sekumpul Waterfall, a collection of seven picturesque waterfalls often cited as the most beautiful in Bali with the main fall is a spectacular 80 meters in height. To get to this amazing spot, you’ll drive through the mountainous region of Northern Bali which offer great views of the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan. What is special about Sekumpul is that there are actually seven waterfalls of different heights and varyingRead more

Tegalalang Rice Terraces Ubud, Bali’s most beautiful destination

Bali’s natural beauty comes in countless forms but the rice terrace creates some of the island’s most awe-inspiring backdrops. The Tegalalang rice terrace in Ubud is a famous place for snapping photos. One of the most beautiful green you’ll ever see, an interesting path to hike and small villages to explore. The rice terrace looks like a work of art. The fields are various shades of green and are extremely well maintained. The coconut trees still give an extra charm.Read more

Adventurous North Bali Day Tour Package

Experience Bali’s scenic Lake District at the mountain resort of Bedugul in North Bali. Take this best Bali Tour Package to the island’s byways and watch the Balinese people going about their daily lives. This Bali Tour program start by visiting Taman Ayun, A beautiful temple of Mengwi Kingdom. The trip will continue to Bedugul, enjoy the peaceful setting of Ulun Danu Temple on the Lake Beratan. Nearby are the gardens that produce vegetables and flowers for the hundreds ofRead more

Batu Bolong Temple, The Stunning Sea Temple

Batu Bolong Temple near Tanah Lot is dramatically located on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of the Earth”. This stunning religious complex and impressive architectural feat sit on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. While you’ll have to wait for low tide to reach the temple, adding that snapping a photoRead more

Jimbaran Beach, From A Fishing Village to A Fancy Places

Jimbaran was once a simple fishing village with white sandy beach and a traditional fish market.  This coast line is now home to several of Bali’s more upscale resorts, and fancy restaurants and trendy bars. But its fishing heritage is still an important part of the Jimbaran experience. What make this beach so popular are the white sandy beach and at the magical sunset. A string of casual seafood restaurants by the beach are open for lunch and dinner. SittingRead more

Tegal Wangi Beach, A Magical Place in Jimbaran

Tegal Wangi Beach become very popular since tons of young couples and photographers posted their beautiful images on social media. The beach is located on the western side of Jimbaran bay. With a cliff on the beach, where from its top, one can appreciate the clear blue water as the curling waves hit the beach below. Most of those who have visited this beach have magnetically been draw back to the beautiful waters that appear to have been painted blueRead more

Balangan Beach, The Most Instaworthy Beach in Bali

Balangan Beach stretch 200 meters with panoramic view to the Indian Ocean. This amazing white sandy beach blessed by the spectacular sunset that create the romantic nuance for every visitor. It’s covered with palm trees and fronted by a ribbon of white sand, picturesquely dotted with sun umbrellas. Surfer bars, cafes in shacks and even slightly more permanent guesthouses precariously line the shore. This beach is also endowed by enormous wave that is demanded by all surfers in particular forRead more

Sanur Beach, Bali Morning of The World

Sanur is Bali’s oldest upscale resort area and is a mature beach-side town. The beach, while thin, is protected by a reef and breakwaters, so families appreciate the limpid waves. Sanur stretches 5km along an east-facing coastline, with the lush and green landscaped grounds of resorts fronting right on to the sandy beach. Despite the abundance of restaurants and accommodation, it has a quiet and relaxed feel to it. Sanur tends to appeal most to middle-aged and older families, especiallyRead more

Goa Garba, A Mystical Historical Site

Goa Garba is located in Pejeng Kelod village, Tampaksiring about 3 km from central Ubud. It lies under the Pengukur-Ukuran Temple, above the Pakerisan River. It is built in the 12th century during the reign of King Jaya Pangus. Goa Garba is believed to be the meditation site of the giant Kebo Iwa, an ancient Balinese Hindu military leader. Kebo Iwa came here to meditate and acquire power when he aspired to be the military leader of the ancient kingdomRead more

Canggu Beach, A Surfers’ Paradise

This lovely beach also known as Batu Bolong is a surfers’ paradise. Dark grey sand and amazing waves are what make it so special. You can find many hotels and restaurants nearby and also the surf school if you are a complete beginner to this sport. Be The Inspiring Travelers Have you ever been to Canggu Beach or other Beautiful Places in Bali? Please send us your Bali Travel Stories, Pictures or Tips and Advice to help other travelers toRead more

Batuan Temple

Batuan temple had a long history dating back over a thousand years. It is dedicated to God Vishnu and famous for its stunning classical Balinese architecture style with elaborate stunning sculpture of Gods and demons carved with incredible details. I recommend to visit this temple if you want to see the authentic Balinese art sculpture and stone carving Be The Inspiring Travelers Have you ever been to Batuan Tempel or other Beautiful Places in Bali? Please send us your BaliRead more

Kehen Temple, One of Bali’s Most Beautiful Temples

Built in 11th century, Kehen temple is one of Bali’s most beautiful temples located in Cempaga Village, Bangli. This temple is often described as the miniature version of the Pura Besakih. Like the mother temple, this temple has 8 terraces and it is built on the southern slope of the hill.The beautiful symbolic stone carvings around the temple also add to the visual interest of this temple. Kehen means household or fireplace and symbolizes God of fire, Brahma who protectsRead more

Green Bowl Beach, A Hidden Paradise

The only reason why Green Bowl Beach doesn’t attract large crowds is because of the relatively long and arduous path that leads down to the beach. But for the ardent off the beaten path beach enthusiasts, walking is by no doubt a worthy option. Upon conquering the hundreds of steps that lead down to the beach, the experience there is rewarding. Expect to enjoy some of the cleanest beach experiences, alberti the rocky in some spots. Green Bowl Beach isRead more