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Sightseeing Bali in a Day – The Best of Indonesia

Sightseeing in beautiful Bali is an eclectic blend of temples, waterfalls, cities, hot-springs, colourful markets, museums and historic sites. Enjoy nature, culture, art and tradition as you explore.

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Besakih Temple – Eastern Bali

Besakih Temple – Eastern Bali

Lovingly referred to as 'Mother Temple' the Besakih Temple is hidden away a 1000 feet above sea level within the lush slopes of beautiful Mount Agung. Over 1000 years old the huge complex consists of over 86 temples. Explore the three main temples here dedicated to the gods Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. The country's main temple Besakih offers breath-taking views of paddy fields, bubbling streams and verdant mountainside.

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Tanah Lot Temple – Tabanan

Tanah Lot Temple – Tabanan

The beautiful temple synonymous of Bali sits on a rock in the middle of the ocean. Explore the complex as wave's crash against the rocks and hang around for sights of a stunning sunset. This not to be missed site is located in the scenic village of Braban in Tabanan which is about 20kms from Kuta. The Hindu Temple is an icon of Bali and carries a colourful legend. Explore the base and look out for the crevices that the guardian sea snakes are supposed to live in. Shop at the colourful handicraft kiosks and dine at sunny cafes that dot the mainland leading off to the Tanah Lot Temple.

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Uluwatu Temple – South west Bukit

Uluwatu Temple – South west Bukit

This scenic sea temple sits at the edge of a scenic cliff on the lovely Bukit Peninsula. A monkey forest surrounds the temple for sights of the mischievous creatures while the gorgeous sunsets witnessed from the Uluwatu Temple are quite memorable. Close to the temple is an amphitheatre where traditional Kecak fire dancers perform.

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Kuta Art Markets

Kuta Art Markets

Beautiful Bali is home to a number of handicraft markets, art shops and souvenir markets where you can see the amazing artistic talents of the locals. Kuta Square and town is a hive of artsy spots for you to enjoy. Watch out for creations in wood, stone, batik and jewellery. To make the most of these markets and scout for the best souvenirs check into a luxury villa Seminyak play it smart and enjoy the best of Bali in sheer comfort. Close to the markets and marvellous sights of Kuta and Ubud is the Anantara Vacation Club Bali Seminyak.

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Ubud Art Market

Ubud Art Market

The colourful Ubud Art Market known locally as Pasar Seni Ubud is found in front of the Puri Saren Royal Palace. The market is open daily and displays a wide variety of wares including silk scarves, batiks, hand woven hats and baskets and many more interesting artefacts.

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Kintamani and Mount Batur – North West Bali

Kintamani and Mount Batur – North West Bali

Located in the region of Karangesam Kintamani is home to the scenic Mount Batur and Caldera Lake. This location is a favourite amongst many tour groups while Mount Batur is an active volcano which has shaped the surroundings over the years.

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Bali Safari and Marine Park - Gianyar

Bali Safari and Marine Park - Gianyar

The country's largest animal theme park the Bali Safari and Marine Park located in Gianyar boasts over 60 species which are housed within realistic habitats. Bus tours roam the 40 hectares taking visitors on 'Round the World' tours for sights of animals from Africa, Indonesia and India. Calling the park home are African hippos, Himalayan bears, Indian White Tigers, lions, Blue Wildebeest's and much more.

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Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro – North Ubud

Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro – North Ubud

Catch a glimpse of the magnificent mammals at the Elephant Safari Park. Get to know the gentle nature of the giants as you ride on their backs across traditional villages and lush jungle trails.

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Goa Gajah – Gianyar

Goa Gajah – Gianyar

A significant archaeological site 'Goa Gajah' meaning elephant cave is a must visit. Located in Bedulu Village just 6kms from Ubud the site is home to a meditation cave, bathing pool, rock carvings and beautiful fountains.