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Top Sites of Interest in Bali – The Best of the Island

Cultural landscapes and must visit sites in Bali are well worth the effort getting there. Influencing the magical essence that is Bali, these attractions hold many treasures waiting to be discovered.

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Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple

Gorgeous is what comes to mind at first sight of this marvellous temple; perched upon a huge rock that juts out to sea. Deemed one of the most iconic and important sea temples of Bali, Tanah Lot pays homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. The place is very scenic and one of the best backdrops around which to enjoy an amazing sunset – take along the cameras folks.

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Visit Uluwatu Temple

Visit Uluwatu Temple

Your tour of all things beautiful in Bali will certainly be inundated with visits to the historical temples. The place is after all the 'island of the Gods'. Uluwatu Temple is quite breath-taking, located on the edge of a cliff in the Bukit Peninsula the place is synonymous for its glorious sunsets. There is an amphitheatre at Uluwatu where evening Kecak fire dance performances are held. You can do a quick scout into the monkey forest which lies at the border of the temple for a taste of Bali's sacred monkey colonies.

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Besakih Temple

Besakih Temple

Not to be missed this is the 'Mother Temple' of Bali. Sitting on the beautiful slopes of Mount Agung Besakih Temple is perched at a height of 1,000 metres above sea level. Within the grounds are about 18 shrines dedicated to various gods revered by ancient family clans of Bali. There are also three main temples that are dedicated to Gods Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva. Family ties are held in great reverence within the island a fact reflected at the fabulous Bali family resorts offering a load of activities to children, parents and family. And if you find temple hopping a tiring task for young kids look for resorts that offer treats of kids clubs and activities; there are many amongst which the Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is one.

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Tegallalang Rice Terraces

A Bali holiday is predominantly basking around the gorgeous beaches but a trek into the countryside is a marvellous change and a lovely day out for the family. Ubud is well known for its lush rice terraces and verdant forests while the 'cultural capital' offers one a taste of local arts and crafts as well as performances. Enjoy the holistic ambiance and fabulous array of street cafes that concentrate on organic produce and wellness products. Treks across paddy fields are organised for families eager to savour the splendours of Bali's countryside.

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The Ubud Art Market

The Ubud Art Market

Culture buffs young and old will love a browse across the Ubud Art Market. Locally known as Pesar Seni Ubud the market takes place in front of the Royal Palace, which in itself is a great place to explore. Baskets, hand woven rugs, cool and comfy shirts as well as colourful handmade jewellery are just some of the fabulous buys to be made at the Art Market.

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