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10 Things You Must Do in Bali, Indonesia – Savouring Bali

Bali is one of those holiday destinations that seem to be on everyone's bucket list. Here are 12 interesting things to explore in Bali.


Go see the Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Gold and green stretches of rice slope along a picture-perfect valley in Ubud. These almost lyrical rice terraces are the stuff of dreams for photographers and artists. If Tegalalang Rice Terraces don't tempt you to temporary leave luxury Bali resorts to seek more rustic charms, nothing will. Farmers in the area still use an ancient yet effective paddy cultivation method. While you are in the area, do stop at a local kiosk for coffee and check out local art.


Visit Canggu

Just a few years ago, Canggu was a sleepy village with few cafés around. But today it is a famous surf and foodie scene. There are plenty of resorts near Canggu like Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort in the area. It is a surfer's paradise with great waves. But don't forget to check out hip street art and feast on delicious Indonesian fare.


Witness the power of the Sekumpul Waterfalls

Climb down a 40-minute hike to get to the foot of Sekumpul Waterfalls and enjoy the misty air and the power of the cascading waterfalls. The twin waterfalls stand majestic and imposing in the backdrop of deep-green woodlands and hilly terrains. Take your camera along.


Check out the Diamond beach

It is often described as the most beautiful place in Bali. There are pristine white sandy all around and palm trees reach up to the sun from the foot of the massive limestone cliff.


Stop at the Mount Batur Volcano

Mount Batur is an active volcano that continues to erupt from time to time. Trek to the mountain and catch a glimpse of the scenic view of the caldera lake. If you are adventurous, ascend the winding path to go to the lake's shore.


Try a homestay

If you are a keen observer of the human scene, nothing would delight you more than a stay with a local family. Learn about the way of life in Bali and taste awesome home-cooked meals. You'll leave with new friends made.


Go to the Ubud monkey forest

A safe haven for long-tailed macaques, the forest is a joy to behold. Nutmeg trees shade enchanting pathways as you watch monkeys frolic amongst the trees. There are moss-covered, age-old temples, infested with banyan roots. You'll feel like you are in the Jungle Book universe itself.


Visit the Ubud Art Market

People of Ubud weave ethnic baskets and weave silk scarves to sell at the Art market. You can buy authentic Balinese bags, baskets and many-hued silk scarves to take as gifts for friends back home.


Tanah Lot Temple

Set on an outcrop, Tanah Lot temple looks down on the crashing waves beneath it. It is a sacred place of worship for Hindus. Ideally, you should visit the shrine onshore before going to the main temple.


Check out the mind-blowing views of Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida promises awe-inspiring views. You can hop on a speedboat to go on a day trip to Nusa Penida and visit Kelingking Beach and Crystal Bay on the way. Alternately, if you love adventure with a bit of risk involved, hire a moped in Nusa Penida and make your way across to Kelingking. A bamboo railing provides scanty security to those who climb the cliff. Be careful but enjoy the views.