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5 Must Experience Attractions of Bali – Highlights of a Mystical Island

The island of Bali is always an interesting place to visit. Here you will find a host of engrossing attractions that will capture the imagination of the discerning sightseer, like those below.

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Uluwatu Temple

The well-known Uluwatu Temple is considered to rank amongst Bali's more significant places of worship. It is also located in a picturesque setting, being perched on the edge of a cliff in an eye-catching position. This temple is an outstanding location for enjoying the sunset, as it overlooks the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean. Visitors will be captivated by the temple's splendid Balinese architectural design, intriguing sculptures and traditional gateways. You will also find an amphitheatre in proximity to the temple where you will have the opportunity to view Kecak dances at the time of sunset. A forest where monkeys make their home is located next to the grounds of the temple.

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Besakih Temple

Your tour of the attractions of Bali would not be complete without visiting the renowned Besakih Temple. This place of worship is often referred to as Bali's 'mother temple' and is located at a high elevation on the lofty Mount Agung. Besakih has the distinction of being the most expansive of the temples of Bali. Surrounding the three principal shrines at this temple complex which are dedicated to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva you will find eighteen distinct sanctuaries representing the various caste groupings. Regarded as the most sacred of the temples of Bali, Besakih is flanked by attractive mountains, rice paddies, hills, streams and other picturesque features.

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Tanah Lot Temple

The distinctive Tanah Lot Temple which may be considered to be Bali's most recognizable shrine is situated in a breathtaking setting that is sure to capture the imagination of the sightseer. You will see that this temple is located atop a massive rock which is encircled by the ocean waters. Regarded as being one of the island's most significant sea temples, this place of worship venerates the ocean's guardian deities. Another attraction at this engrossing temple is the spectacular sunsets that visitors can enjoy at this location. If you would be interested in a Seminyak resort in Bali from which this attraction would be within easy reach, an accommodation choice to consider would be Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort.

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

The picturesque Tegallalang Rice Terraces will undoubtedly appeal to discerning visitors. Here you will have the opportunity to admire the lovely countryside that you will find in this part of Bali. In fact, the region of Ubud is renowned for its beautiful expansive rice paddies and probably the best scenes in the area are offered by the location known as Tegallalang. This area also features a selection of art shops and other stalls offering a variety of curios and other interesting merchandise. You will also find a number of restaurants here that offer splendid views of the surrounding area.

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Ubud Art Market

This alluring art market is sure to capture the imagination of art and culture lovers as it offers a remarkable selection of fascinating merchandise. At this market, you will find goods such as lightweight clothes, lovely silk scarves, hats, baskets, hand-crafted bags, kites, statues and other kinds of handmade merchandise. The Ubud Art Market is situated in proximity to the villages where the artworks are produced; therefore you will find that this market is a great place to find authentic Balinese art and craft creations. You will find that many of the engrossing artworks and handicraft items portray the highly developed craftsmanship and skill of the meticulous Balinese artisans.