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Best Things to Do in Bali – An Enthralling Island

Visitors will find that the intriguing island of Bali offers many attractions that are sure to capture their imagination. There are many things to see and do in this entrancing and mysterious island.

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Visit Tanah Lot Temple

Bali is renowned for its many cultural attractions and taking a prominent position amongst them is the famous Tanah Lot temple. Considered to be one of Bali's most iconic shrines, this captivating temple is situated in an unusual location positioned atop a massive rock. It is encircled by the ocean waters with regular waves breaking on its rocky base. Like other well-known sea temples in the island, Tanah Lot venerates the sea's guardian deities. At this location, visitors will also have the opportunity to view picturesque sunsets which are sure to enthral the sightseer. In the environs of the temple, you will find several lesser shrines as well as facilities such as shops, restaurants and a park.

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Explore Uluwatu Temple and Watch a Fire Dance

Uluwatu Temple is another of Bali's most significant temples, regularly attracting devotees as well as sightseers entranced by its mysterious allure. This fascinating temple is situated on the edge of a cliff in the peninsula known as Bukit. Visitors will be captivated by this place of worship's remarkable architecture and traditional gateways as well as mysterious sculptures. The temple is greatly revered by local Hindus who worship the deity Shiva Rudra here. In the environs of this temple, you will find a sizable amphitheatre where visitors can watch one of the entrancing kecak dances which are conducted at the hour of sunset.

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Explore the Countryside

The idyllic rural countryside of Bali is sure to make a positive impression on the curious visitor. You will have the opportunity to join an organized tour of the local countryside which will take you on an engrossing and enjoyable tour of the island's enticing attractions. Visitors will be able to explore traditional local villages as well as various clove and coffee plantations. Sightseers will have the chance to savour splendid views over the picturesque volcano known as Mount Batur which is sure to be a highlight of their visit to Bali. You will be able to enjoy tea or coffee on a hilltop whilst viewing the picturesque rice fields below.

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Whitewater Rafting on River Ayung

If you love thrills and excitement there will be no better choice than going white water rafting on Bali's attractive Ayung River. On this well-known waterway, you will encounter lively rapids that are sure to put a smile on the face of the adrenaline lover. You will have the opportunity to negotiate obstacles and guide your craft through the rapids under the supervision of your experienced guide. You will be able to enjoy the picturesque surroundings whilst cruising past features such as pools and waterfalls. Whilst enjoying the best places to see in Bali conduct your corporate and business functions at the convenient Bali International Convention Centre.

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Visit Besakih Temple

No sightseeing tour of Bali would be complete without visiting the captivating Besakih Temple. This renowned Hindu shrine which is also known as Bali's 'mother temple' rests on the picturesque slopes of Mount Agung on a high elevation. This place of worship has the distinction of being Bali's largest temple and is venerated by local Hindus. The three principal shrines here are dedicated to the deities Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva; surrounding the three main shrines you will see eighteen smaller sanctuaries representing the various local caste groups. In fact, you will find that Besakih is actually an extensive religious complex with many engrossing shrines and temples.

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