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Top 10 Places to Visit in Tabanan – Discovering Bali’s Rich Heritage

Set amidst lush green hills and idyllic landscapes, Tabanan is a charming getaway in Bali that provides an ideal starting point to your adventures on this enchanting island; here you can look forward to visiting everything from ancient temples to a sacred forest. If you are in search of luxurious accommodation from which to begin your excursions consider Alila Villas Soori which lies tucked away amidst stunning coastal backdrops.

1

Pura Tanah Lot

Pura Tanah Lot

Within easy reach of Tabanan is the magnificent Pura Tanah Lot, one of the most important sea temples on the island. Steeped in history, this sacred site is also where one can catch awe-inspiring sunsets.

2

Pura Luhur Batukaru

Pura Luhur Batukaru

Another significant temple, this 11th century site can be found along Mount Batukaru and offers a secluded sanctuary where one can witness Hindu Balinese traditions.

3

Sangeh Monkey Forest

Sangeh Monkey Forest

Home to monkeys that are believed to be the guardians of the Bukit Sari Temple, this forest gives you a chance to get up close with local macaques.

4

Bali Butterfly Park

Bali Butterfly Park

Featuring a colourful array of butterflies, this centre lets you witness a vibrant range of butterfly species that can be seen fluttering around in their natural habitats.

5

Pura Taman Ayun

Pura Taman Ayun

Known as the Mengwi Water Temple, this holy site dates back to the 17th century and features terraced courtyards set amidst scenic grounds and waterways.

6

Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih

Located at Penebel, this breathtaking locale is where one can see the famous sight of traditional rice terraces, carpeted in green and providing a truly unforgettable viewing experience.

7

Subak Museum

Subak Museum

Find out more about the region's traditional subak irrigation system which provides a fascinating insight into this ancient system that can be found along the island's volcanic slopes.

8

Mount Batukaru

Mount Batukaru

A now extinct volcano, this natural site is home to lush greenery and offers a thrilling outdoor adventure for those exploring the mountain's primary forests.

9

Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Nirwana Bali Golf Club

Designed by the famous Greg Norman, this 18 hole (par 72) championship golf course provides a challenging round amidst stunning natural vistas.

10

Raya Eka Karya Gardens

Raya Eka Karya Gardens

Located in the Tabanan regency, the Raya Eka Karya Gardens features diverse tropical flora and is also where one can see over 400 different species of orchids.