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5 Top Rated Tourist Attractions in Bali – Splendid Highlights for the Visitor

The island of Bali is rightfully renowned as a delightful tropical destination. Here you will find a host of interesting attractions that will capture the imagination of the discerning visitor, like those described below.

1

Ubud

The charming town of Ubud is located amongst the rice fields that nestle on the foothills of the central highlands of Bali in their picturesque terraced formations. Ubud is regarded as being the cultural hub of Bali, containing the island's major museums, which include the noteworthy Neka Art Museum. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the music and dance performances that are presented daily in the town. Visitors will also be able to visit the interesting galleries featuring local artworks and the array of craft boutiques to be found here. In Ubud you will only have to take a brief stroll or bicycle excursion to evade the tourist-oriented attractions and encounter pristine nature and the genuine local lifestyle.

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Tanah Lot

The distinctive Tanah Lot Temple which is positioned on a massive boulder is regarded as being one of Bali's most renowned Hindu shrines. This temple has been featured in the mythology of Bali over the course of centuries. Tanah Lot may be considered to be one of Bali's most frequented attractions and the surrounding area sometimes becomes rather busy, particularly in the later part of the afternoon and approaching the time of sunset. In the vicinity of the temple you will find an array of souvenir stalls offering an extensive selection of various trinkets. When you reach the local beach you will encounter the famed temple just offshore positioned atop the huge rock.

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Seminyak

The modestly sized town of Seminyak is situated on Bali's south western coastline. Seminyak may be regarded as being one of Bali's most upscale holiday destinations. Containing exclusive restaurants and hotels in addition to classy boutiques and spas, Seminyak is a magnet for affluent international travellers. Despite the fact that the surf of Seminyak Beach will be too dangerous for the majority of swimmers, it still offers a picturesque view of the vast expanses of the Indian Ocean. You will also have the opportunity to observe the skilled surfers who congregate here to enjoy the lively waves.

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Kuta Beach

At one time a modest fishing hamlet, Kuta acquired fame in the 1970s as an outstanding locality for surfers. Since then it has consolidated its status as Bali's foremost holiday destination. Kuta Beach is situated in the island's southern region adjoining the village known as Kelurahan. This extensive and wide stretch of beach may be considered to be amongst the most well-maintained and picturesque beaches in Bali. The southern area of this beach is renowned for its lively nightlife and is generally crowded at most times. On the other hand if you make your way to the northern part of this beach you will have the opportunity to enjoy some solitude. A choice of accommodation to consider from which this beach would be within easy reach would be Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, which may be regarded as being a conveniently located Bali Kuta resort.

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Pura Besakih –

The temple known as Pura Besakih is situated on the mountain known as Gunung Agung which is the highest peak in Bali. Pura Besakih is regarded as being the most significant of the nine temples that were constructed to safeguard the island of Bali from evil. In fact this temple has been named in honour of the dragon deity that local devotees believe dwells within the mountain. You will see that the temple compound contains over 28 different structures constructed on a number of terraces.