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10 Most Picturesque Places in Bali – a fine mix of culture, adventure and seclusion

Should you be pondering the venue of that all important family holiday then do consider the 'Island of the Gods.' Bali is the place to be heading over to if you yearn for a holiday filled with many twists and turns that will offer you the very essence of this remarkable holiday destination. Be it spending time in meditation at a local temple in Uluwatu or hiking to a mountain, the choices are endless at these appealing tourist stopovers that continue to win the hearts of travellers the world over.

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Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple

Perched atop a hill is the beautiful and magical setting of the Uluwatu Temple which is found in close proximity to the inviting Anantara Bali Uluwatu. The shrine sees both locals and foreign nationals commune in their numbers to witness the stunning sunset and listen to the sound of waves crashing below.

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Kuta

Kuta

This exciting locale is known for a multitude of things to do. From surfing, swimming sunbathing and shopping to tasting mouth watering cuisine, you will indeed feel privileged to be holidaying in this part of Bali.

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Tegalalang and Jati

Tegalalang and Jati

These areas are famous for simply one glaring feature – woodworking. When visiting this section of Bali, you will stumble upon intricate carvings; a practice that has been handed down from generation to generation.

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Mt. Batur, Kintamani

Mt. Batur, Kintamani

The best time to go hiking to Mount Batur is during sunrise. However such an adventure though proving to be a test of your stamina levels will nevertheless be quite rewarding.

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The Water Palace of Tirta Gangga

The Water Palace of Tirta Gangga

Scattered with fountains, pools, stone statues and lush greenery, this historic site in Bali will come across as breath of fresh air. Regarded as both a palace and village, this complex is surrounded by the still waters of a lake.

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Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua

Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua

If its beachside dining that you're after, then look no further than these two areas. Dig into an assortment of seafood prepared to tantalise your taste buds while the cool ocean breeze refreshes you.

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Legian

Legian

Flanked by coconut palms, the area known as Legian is equipped to cater to your every mood and requirement. Take your pick from surfing in the afternoon to shopping in the evening.

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Seminyak

Seminyak

Situated on Bali's west coast, Seminyak is traveller's treat for it provides ample apace in which to relax and have the holiday you've always dreamed of having. Top-notch accommodation coupled with a series of unique restaurants would tempt you to stay here longer.

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Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi

This 11th century temple complex complete with its 10 shrines will captivate you from the moment you set foot within it. The monument which is found in the area of Tampaksiring requires travellers to be properly attired before going on sightseeing tours.

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Ubud

Ubud

The word 'tradition' is often spoken of when referring to Ubud as from its villages spill out customs you are not likely to encounter anywhere else in Bali. The Sacred Monkey Forest and Ubud Palace feature prominently as tourist destinations in Ubud that must be visited.