Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfalls are often cited as the most beautiful in Bali and are a spectacular 80 meters in height. There are seven waterfalls in this gorge – the lower sections are accessible via a series of steep stairs. Reaching this impressive natural wonder involves hiking through the jungle for about an hour. The fact that these waterfalls are so isolated means they have hardly been touched by tourism, and this means that visitors who make the effort to get hereRead more

Campuhan Ridge Walk

The popular walk along the narrow spine between the eastern and western branches of Ubud’s Wos Rivers, known as Campuhan Ridge is an easily accessible opportunity not only to stretch your legs and get away from the traffic-clogged streets, it offers stunning vistas and a glimpse of village life. Campuhan in Balinese means the confluence of two rivers, spiritually significant to Balinese Hindus as energy centres, and the river junction here marks Ubud’s beginnings when in the eighth century, wanderingRead more

Ulun Danu Temple

Ulun Danu Temple at Beratan is perhaps the most photographed temple on the island and is certainly one of the iconic images of Bali. The temple sits on the western shore of Lake Bratan and it can give the illusion of actually floating on the water. Built in 1633, the temple is devoted to Ida Batara Dewi Ulun Danu, goddess of the lake. A beautiful temple in a truly stunning setting. Bedugul is the name used to cover a large areaRead more

Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot is a simply designed, but dramatically located temple on the Tabanan coast. Built on a promontory only accessible at low tide, this temple is one of the most important in Bali. It means “Sea Temple of the Earth”. This stunning religious complex and impressive architectural feat sits on a gigantic jagged rock that rises out of the ocean on Bali’s southern coast. While you’ll have to wait for low tide to reach the temple, many say it’s worthRead more

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu temple is precariously located at the point of sheer cliff on the island’s southern peninsula. It is one of the oldest and most important temple in Bali, one of the six original sad kahyangan (territorial) temple on the island. Travelers rave about Uluwatu Temple’s stunning cliff-side locale and beautiful architecture. This combination is rendered only more dramatic by the crashing of waves more than 200 feet below. But don’t think that you’ll have this isolated sanctuary to yourself. UluwatuRead more

Ubud Palace

This was the palace of the kings of Ubud until the 1940s, and it’s still inhabited by the last king’s descendants. Parts of the complex are off limits to the public, but entry to the rest is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the many traditional and not excessively ornate buildings. Take time to appreciate the stone carvings, many by noted local artists like I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. If you visit this palace on SundayRead more

Banah Sunset Point

The Banah Cliffs of Nusa Penida rise mighty out of whirling ocean and are perhaps the most dramatic coastal cliffs in Bali. Hundreds of meter high and draped in lush green vegetation, they are an astonishing sight viewed by boat. When you are standing at the top, they are even more imposing with no barrier between you and the abyssal drop below. Banah Sunset Point Nusa Penida Island Klungkung Bali IndonesiaRead more

Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Compared to the beaches and the rice paddies, Bali’s waterfalls are often overlooked – which I think is such a shame. Here we have the hidden Tegenungan Waterfall, the mesmerising Aling Aling and Gitgit Waterfalls, and of course the majestic and elusive Sekumpul Waterfalls. Then there’s the slightly under-the-radar Kanto Lampo. Located in Beng Village in Gianyar. Parking is not an issue, and walking down to get a full view of the waterfall is easy too. All you have toRead more

Taman Ujung

Taman Ujung is the water palace built by the King of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Djelantik in 1909. The architect was a Dutch van Den Hentz and a Chinese Loto Ang. This development also involves the Balinese architect. This palace is actually the development from Dirah Pool which has been built in 1901. The construction was completed in 1921. The grounds destroyed in the explosion of nearby Mt. Agung in 1963 and further ruined by an earthquake in 1979.  TheRead more

Tirta Gangga

In the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills, Tirta Gangga nestles peacefully and timelessly. Tirta Gangga is a royal water garden of the Karangasem royal family. It is located in Ababi village, approximately 83km from Denpasar or 6km north of Amlapura, the capital of Karangasem regency. The watergarden was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. The architecture of this water garden is a mix of BalineseRead more

Bukit Asah

If you love sleeping under the stars and waking up to a stunning sunrise, or if you simply enjoy camping (with a view), then Bukit Asah is for you. This place is just so gorgeous that many of those lucky enough to have visited this place normally couldn’t described Bukit Asah Bugbug in words. The green, slanty hill with the breathtaking views of the ocean, cliff walls, and crashing waves on the bottom is a favorite spot for locals toRead more

Les Waterfall

Les Waterfall (aka Yeh Mempeh) is impressive because of its height and the fact that descending water maintains contact with rock all the way down. Local people love to come here for picnics, but it is still relatively unknown to most tourists. There is a short hike to the waterfall through a lush forest and Rambutan orchard. There is a pool here where people can have a swim, and it is also nice to have a shower under the waterfall.Read more

Dusun Kuning Waterfall

Dusun Kuning Waterfall has not yet become a popular tourist destination, and it is located in an area of great natural beauty which only the locals usually enjoy. It is only possible to reach this location with the help of a local guide because otherwise it would be too difficult to find. The surrounding jungle is home to many monkeys and other forms of interesting wildlife. The waterfall itself is 25 meters high and it sends water down to theRead more

Lempuyang Temple

Lempuyang means ‘The Lights of God’. This is one of Bali’s sad kahyangan, six temples of the heavens. Standing majestically on the slopes of the often misty Gunung Lempuyang at the top of 1,700 steps that wind their way through lavish jungle. Views are generally awe inspiring. The faithful visit Lempuyang to ask for blessings, solve domestic problems, cure sickness, or even to gain power. The major festival in Lempuyang is held every 6 months on the Thursday after GalunganRead more

Tirta Empul Temple

Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring was built in 960 AD. Tirta Empul means “holy spring water” that is passing within the temple. The water feeds adjoining purification pools, baths and fish ponds surrounding the outer complex which then all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. While Bali’s other temples may be larger or more jaw-dropping, Tirta Empul Temple possesses a unique serenity that cannot be matched. This active prayer site inspires both Balinese Hindus and visitors of different beliefs.Read more

Tegenungan Waterfall

Bali is home to countless waterfalls with beautiful scenery and a calming atmosphere. One of the island’s most beautiful, yet relatively unexplored, waterfalls is Tegenungan waterfall in Kemenuh village, Sukawati. The waterfall is isolated but has become a popular tourist attraction to explore and relax. It is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that is not located in highlands or mountainous area. The amount and clarity of the water at the site depends on rainfall but it contains greenRead more

Nungnung Waterfall

These falls are 45-meters high and most spectacular during wet season. The drive to the falls is a treasure on its own, as you will pass jungle ravines and ridge top terraced paddies. It takes around 45 minutes to descend to the falls proper, and over an hour to get back up – including the 400 steps. And they are right! This is a very vigorous but rewarding trek. The pathway, stairs and handrails are in good condition so itRead more

Tibumana Waterfall

The falls here are scenic, but not overly spectacular, what makes the journey here worthwhile is, well, the journey. Passing charming villages, the roads narrow and the picturesque landscape changes to green and more green. Rice fields, coconut palms, banana trees and temples. Bali at its bucolic best. From the car park near the Pura Dalem, where an entry booth charges 10,000 rupiah, a cement path leads on an enjoyable short trek down to the river peppered with flowers, bambooRead more

Kelingking Beach

“Arrived at 2am and the clouds were covering the stars. It wasn’t until 5am when the clouds parted for a bit and I was able to take picture of Milky Way. @lovealwayspriscilla and I than climbed down to the beach in the dark, watched the sunrise, hang up the hammock and fall as sleep for a couple of hours” Daniel Young @danmaniel “When I booked my ticket to Indonesia I instantly thought of this place. When we arrived we startedRead more

Angel’s Billabong – Penida Island

Angel’s Billabong in Penida Island is an incredible nature phenomenon where the clear turquoise sea water lies between brownish coral reefs creating a marvelous natural infinity pool.  A Truly Beautiful Place “How long do I have to float in this lagoon before I become a mermaid💦 anyone know?😁”  Tia Lacson @tialacsonRead more