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10 Things that would Make Your Bali Vacation Memorable – Collect Memories

Every trip is made to create lasting memories while you have the most fun filled times possible, whether it is a place two countries away or just two towns away. For Bali, here are the things to do below.

1

Tanah Lot Temple

Perched atop an outcrop with waves crashing all around it, Tanah Lot Hindu temple is a sight to behold. If you go on a tour of the Western and Central regions of Bali, don't miss the Tanah Lot Temple. Visit the onshore shrines before you make your way to the main temple. If you are in the mood for a bit of shopping and grabbing a bite to eat, the area provides ample options. Try and time your visit to the main temple near sunset as the view from there alone is worth your while. Once you return ashore witness a dance performance at the cultural park.

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Uluwatu Temple - Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Yet another temple built on top of a cliff, Uluwatu Temple also presents visitors with glorious sunsets. The temple is a great example of traditional Balinese architecture and the ancient sculptures are worth discovering. Archaeologists have found out that the temple dates back to the 10th century BC and they have found several artefacts that testify to its megalithic origin.

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Besakih Temple in Bali

A sacred site to the Balinese, Besakih Temple comprise of over 80 temples blessed with a soulful surrounding filled with lush rice fields, hilly areas and waterways. The temples themselves bear the seal of artistic design and an incomparable majesty of their own. However, some of the central temples are closed to visitors and only pilgrims are allowed to enter those.

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud gifts visitors with stretches of gold or green that slope across a beautiful valley. An ideal photo opportunity, the area is a favourite with landscape painters as well. The rice terraces are the result of an ancient yet an effective method of rice cultivation passed down across generations by an ancient holy man called Rsi Markandeya.

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Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali

A sanctuary for grey long-tailed macaques, Ubud monkey forest is located near the Ubud town centre. Travellers can walk the shaded pathways of the monkey forest flanked by nutmeg trees and watch the monkeys frolic around. Don't wear loose jewellery as you walk along the monkey forest as these little mischievous souls might find the glimmer of a loose accessory all too tempting.

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Ubud Art Market

Ubud Art market is famous for its exquisite offerings of vibrant silk scarves, woven bags and hats, ethnic baskets and many more handcrafted items. Many people living in villages that surround the area make their living creating handicrafts to be sold at the market and it is a great place to purchase authentic Balinese goods to take home.

7

Mount Batur Volcano in Kintamani

Mount Batur is a scenic stopover that many visitors dare not forego. This trek allows visitors to view the breathtaking view of the caldera lake while the adventurous amongst them tend to go down a winding path to set foot on the lake shore.

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Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Located in west Bali, Jatiluwih rice terrace is beautiful spot on earth where dramatic views and soul-soothing beauty reigns. The 600 hectares of rice fields symbolizes prosperity and an ancient agricultural system that is close to nature.

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Elephant Cave in Bali - Goa Gajah

Located not too far away from Ubud, Goa Gajah used to be a place of meditation for spiritually inclined individuals of a bygone era. Visitors can still see the remnants of the main meditation cave, a number of wall carvings on rocks, fountains and even bathing pools.

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Seminyak

Seminyak is a veritable beach town with a number of boutique shops, resorts, clubs, restaurants and an overall vibe of laid-back fun. Many travellers opt to browse through a number of resorts to choose a Seminyak Bali resort that suits their specific requirements and plan to wrap up their Balinese holiday in this part of the nation. Whether you choose a beachfront property such as the Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort or accommodation further inland, you can enjoy the pulsating vibe of this town from dawn to dusk before heading home.