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Best Places to Visit in Bali - Top Attractions in Breathtaking Bali

The most popular holiday hub in all of Indonesia's 17000 plus islands Bali is a vacation Mecca littered with points of interest. From sandy beaches to ancient temples here are Bali's top highlights.
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Pura Luhur Uluwatu

Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Occupying the southern reaches of Bali Pura Luhur Uluwatu is one of the most iconic Hindu religious edifices on the island. Established as early as the 11th century the temple is one of nine holy Hindu religious institutions in Bali. Located at the edge of a limestone hill that protrudes on towards the ocean the venue is known for is Ganesha sculpture at its entrance. As one of the most visited corners of the Bukit Peninsula tourists can witness traditional dance performances during sunset daily.
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Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan
As a tiny islet located off shore Nusa Lembongan is one of the most popular day trip hubs in the Bali Province. Renowned for its pristine beaches the island that can be explored in its entirety within 3 or 4 hours earned its name from the massive mushroom form coral reef that occupies its coast. A hot bed of activity for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts the sea beds surrounding the island are littered with colourful marine life and thriving coral species. Surfers can also hit the waves at Nusa Lembongan or unwind on the shores of Mushroom Beach.
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Sanur Beach

Sanur Beach
Situated in the quaint village of Denpasar in Bali's south-eastern fringes Sanur Beach is a one of the most coveted beaches on the island. Known for its well-maintained white, sandy shores the popular beach resort is also home to a number of historic points of interest such as the Le Mayeur Museum where Belgian painter Adrian Jean Le Mayeur once resided. The venue was the impressionist's residence and now showcases his finest work and other artefacts while the famed Blanjong Temple with its 9th century inscriptions is also located in Sanur.
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Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot
Towering above the surrounding landscape from its awe inspiring location atop a massive rock Tanah Lot is one of Bali's most famous Hindu shrines. As one of the seven sea temples in Balinese mythology this iconic venue is part of many a legend and folklore. Frequented by devotees from all across Indonesia the venue is especially y crowded during the evening hours when pilgrims visit the holy place. The road leading to the temple at the rock's summit is lined with souvenir kiosks selling every conceivable variety of local handicrafts and other quirky items with local flair.
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Pura Besakih

Pura Besakih
Occupying the slopes of the island's largest mountain, Gunung Agung Pura Besakih is considered the most sacred among Bali's temples as it is the focal institution in the "kayangan jagat" or nine sacred temples constructed to ward off evil from the island's shores due to their strategic positioning. Believed to have been named after a dragon that supposedly dwells deep within the mountain the massive compound contains over 28 buildings that are perched on a series of terraces. Visitors based at luxury villas in Bali are encouraged to book a guided tour to explore the venue to minimize hassle and inconveniences of a self-organized tour. One accommodation option that could be considered is Alila Soori that offers tours and excursions in the region.
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Ubud

Ubud
Home to some of the most luxurious luxury villas Bali has to offer Ubud is Bali's resort hub in the heart of the mountains. A cultural epicenter in Bali Ubud is home to the Neka Art Museum with its extensive catalogue of Balinese art while craft centres and stores also litter the verdant hilly holiday hub. Featured in the book and Julia Roberts starring Hollywood blockbuster "Eat, Pray, Love" the lush resort haven full of galleries and rice paddy fields is one of the not-to miss highlights on a tour of Bali.