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Best picks in Manggis, Bali - Get lost in Bali

Bali is one of those destinations soaked in mind soothing spirituality. Manggis, Bali often referred to as 'old Bali' is a beautiful area of sweeping bays, artistic temples, palaces, ruins, rice paddies, and volcanoes. Many tourists enjoy strolling through this area as a mean of absorbing what this beautiful city has to offer.


Gunung Agung

Bali is indeed the island of the Gods. Its tropical climate with year round temperatures averaging 31°C makes it the perfect holiday destination. The dry season between May and September, when humidity is low is the best time to visit. Standing at 3,142m, Gunung Agung AKA Mount Agung is Indonesia's tallest volcano; the Balinese revere it as a home of the gods as well as believing it to be a replica of Mount Meru. Besides its domineering presence and sheer size, the mountain holds a great spiritual significance as it is said to be a fragment of the mythical Mount Meru. The island's "Mother Temple" of Besakih lies on this mountain. Trekking is the best way to explore it.


Beaches and secluded bays with views

East Bali region is home to many of Bali's diving and snorkelling spots. Amed and Padang Bai are known for their beautiful reefs and Tulamben is renowned for its sunken wreckage, the USS Liberty. Some of the key highlights for divers in Padang Bai are Biaha (shark cave), Tepekong (The Canyon), Mimpang, Blue Lagoon and Gili Selang. Amed is renowned for Jemeluk Bay, Bunutan Point, and a Japanese wreck. If you are looking for things to do in Candidasa options such as Alila Manggis will set you up for a comfortable stay. Great beaches and secluded bays with views of the island Lombok can be found in Manggis and Sanur; it's perfect for watching the sunrise and the sunset.


Goa Lawah

One of Bali's most important temples Goa Lawah (the name translates to bat cave) is built in front of a cave which is home to thousands of fruit bats. Goa Lawah was established in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, locals say that these caves extend all the way to the Besakih Temple on Mount Agung.

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