Places of Interest in Bali
The pura or temple is the center of Balinese worship, ritual and devotion, so be respectful whenever you enter. It is appropriate to put a bright yellow sash around the waist, and for men to wear either long pants or a sarong. Be prepared to make a nominal contribution toward the temple upkeep. For a fee, English-speaking native guides will be glad to give you a tour of the temple grounds.
Besakih The "mother temple" or greatest of all Balinese sanctuaries, ...
Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) A state temple of Klungkung in eastern Bali. Legend has it that when Klungkung was ruled from Kusamba, a prince of Mengwi sought protection here.
Goa Gajah (Elephant Caw) Located two kilometers east of Teges near Ubud, ...
Pusering Jagat. This temple in Pejeng contains several interesting Hindu antiquities dating from the 14th century, which are now placed in shrines. Reliefs represent a story from the Mahabharata called the "churning of the ocean" in which gods and demons search for the elixir of life.
Sangeh Monkey Temple (Pura Bukit Sari) Said to have been built in the 17th century, there is a statue here of Garuda. The temple is surrounded by tall nutmeg trees. Many monkeys roam the surrounding forest (watch you purse and eyeglasses!).
Taman Ayun. Located in Mengwi, the temple consists of a forecourt, a central court and a spacious inner court. After a tall stone gateway, the inner court has rows of shines and carved stone pedestals. Along the basement of the pavilions are relief series on Arjuna.
Tanah Lot. Sunset is the favourite time to visit this isolated temple on the west coast...
Tirta Empul "The Sacred Spring;' Tirta Empul lies just north of Tampaksiring on the road to Kintamani. A major pilgrimage point.
Uluwatu. Located on a tip of a peninsula, with a breathtaking view of the sea. The carvings which decorate the temple are very well preserved. It was built in the 11th century.
Ulun Danun Batur. This is an imposing complex of nine temples, still undergoing renovation.
Ulun Danun Batur. This highland destination is located just outside the small town of Bedugul. A beautiful temple is sited on the shores of Lake Bedugul and casts a neat reflection is its still waters. The temple takes on
Kuta. a popular beach for surfing or looking for leather, fashion, handicrafts, jewellery, shoes, music tapes or CD's, paintings or exotic wood carvings ...
Sanur. has long been a popular recreation site for people from Denpasar and elsewhere. located on the eastern coast of Bali is the ideal beach for snorkelling as it is protected by a coral reef
Nusa Dua. is known for its clean white beaches and clear waters. Was designed for the luxury conscious with a heavy concentration of big name hotels.
Denpasar. The capital city of Bali...
Ubud. the center of Balinese painting. There are also several art galleries and homes of famous artists here, including that of Dutch born Hans Snel and American Antonio Blanco
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