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5 Best Destinations You Should Not Miss in Bali – Attractions in a Mystical Island

The island of Bali attracts a host of curious visitors each year. In Bali, you will find an array of must-visit attractions that are sure to capture the imagination, including those described below.


Pura Tanah Lot

This entrancing temple may be considered to rank amongst Bali's most recognizable temples, partly due to its stunning location by the seaside. You will see that this temple stands on a small islet encircled by the surging waves of the ocean. The people of Bali greatly venerate this shrine as they consider it to be amongst the most sacred sea temples in the island. Pura Tanah Lot dates to the 16th century and will strike the interest of the sightseer with its mystical appearance. Despite the fact that tourists may not actually enter local temples, you will have the opportunity to walk over to the temple during low tide.


Mount Batur

Nature lovers, as well as general sightseers, will be captivated by the magnificent Mount Batur. In fact, a host of visitors make the effort to hike up the path to Mount Batur's summit in order to experience the spectacular sunrise which is always an enthralling sight. An active volcano, this mountain is regarded as being sacred by the Balinese. The mountain is situated in the inner highlands of Bali and may be regarded as one of the island's natural wonders. On a day that is clear you will have the opportunity to enjoy stunning views over the surrounding areas from Mount Batur.


Ubud Monkey Forest

Animal and wildlife lovers should make it a point to visit Ubud Monkey Forest on their visit to Bali. As its name indicates, this forest contains a multitude of grey long-tailed macaque monkeys who can be seen in numbers as you make your way through the forest. Animal enthusiasts will be captivated by the antics of these playful monkeys who are somewhat accustomed to the presence of visitors. On your trek, through the forest, you will pass huge banyan trees and other kinds of vegetation with old temples and ancient statues appearing tantalizingly through the thick foliage.


Uluwatu Temple

Your tour of Bali's sightseeing attractions would not be complete without visiting the mysterious Uluwatu Temple. This place of worship is considered to be one of Bali's most renowned temples, mainly due to its breathtaking location on a lofty clifftop. You will find that sunset would be the optimal time at which to visit this attraction when the sea and the sky gleam in the light of the setting sun. The Balinese believe that the temple protects the island from malevolent spirits of the sea. A choice of accommodation to consider from which this temple would be within convenient reach would be Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali, which may be regarded as one of the pleasingly located hotels in South Kuta.


Waterbom Bali

This popular waterpark will probably capture the imagination of all members of the family. At this park, you will find an array of exciting water rides and slides, of which Green Viper, Super Bowl and Python are just a few. Visitors will also have the opportunity to meander through the Lazy River and relax in the pleasant swimming pools. Within the grounds of this park, you will also find pretty gardens and large shade-giving trees that will be a pleasing relief from the warmth of the tropical climate. When it comes to replenishing your energies there is no cause for concern as you will find a number of cafes and restaurants at the park offering different kinds of foods.