Dreamland Beach is a tourist spot located in the south of Bali in an area named Peca Dreamland. The beach is surrounded by towering cliffs and fairly large rocks around the coast. It’s is located within the Pecatu Graha Bali (Kuta Golf Links Resort) complex, which is about 30 minutes from Kuta. The white sandy beach just below the narrow rock walls is perfect for enjoying the sunset or simply watching the surfers.
This cultural park in Ungasan, Badung Regency, is devoted to the god Vishnu and Garuda, the mythical bird and Vishnu’s companion. Designed and built by Nyoman Nuarta (Indonesia’s foremost modern sculptor), the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue (or GWK) measures 150 meters high and 64 meters wide and is made from more than 4,000 tons of copper and brass.
GWK statues are surrounded by over 240 acres that were originally a limestone quarry abandoned and unproductive today. The Vishnu statue, Garuda statue, and the hands of Wisnu have been placed temporarily in three different places in the park.
GWK Cultural Park is intended to educate, especially the younger generation, on the importance of preserving and developing the world’s cultural heritage. The cultural park provides attractions for both local and foreign visitors with supporting facilities, such as the Lotus Pond, Festival Park, Amphitheater, Street Theater, Exhibition Hall, as well as the Bali Panoramic Resto and souvenir shop.
Padang Padang Beach is a famous surfing spot in Bali thanks to the great waves and the white sands. The place is on the northwestern coast of the Bukit Peninsula and is accessible after going down a flight of stairs into the entrance, which is a hollow rock. The natural landscape of the Indian Ocean and the beautiful sunset in the afternoon creates a romantic feel on the beach. Padang Padang Beach is also the perfect place for surfers to enjoy the water during vacation.
Pandawa Beach is a new tourist spot in the south of Bali. Hidden behind the high cliffs overgrown by bushes, this beach is located in the Kutuh Village near Kuta. The local government built a road through the limestone cliffs approximately 1.5 kilometers leading to the Beach in order to develop tourism in this area. Pandawa Beach got its name from the Panca Pandawa, five brothers from the Mahabharata epoch who inspired the Balinese Hindus. When you entering the beach area, you’ll be greeted by five statues of the brothers: Arjuna, Nakula, Yudistira, Bhima, and Sahadewa and the fifth statue carved with beautiful sculptures and kept on limestone cliffs.
Many people have made Sidemen Village one of our favorite places in the Karangasem Regency, including many famous painters in the past, such as Walter Spies, and artists like David Bowie that have loved to capture the beauty of the area.
Despite the development on the island, this unique area in East Bali still has the feeling as if not much has changed. The small villages are surrounded by rice fields and agricultural land, and people still tend to their fields, prepare ceremonies at the temples, and head to the rivers for a bath towards the end of the day—all under the watchful eye of the impressive and sacred mount Agung.
Sidemen’s rice fields provide beautiful hiking possibilities, so hiking is a great first thing to do there. However, there is more to this green village, making it pretty easy to spend a couple of days. Trips with a local guide can be organized at your accommodation or you can go exploring by yourself. Unlike other places in Bali, the local people are not that pushy when it comes to offering tours and tend to leave you alone.
Tenganan is situated to the northwest of Candidasa around 5 kilometers from the main road. Tenganan attracts tourists because of its unique Bali Aga culture that still practices its ancient Balinese ceremonies and traditions. The Bali Aga were the original inhabitants of Bali, before the arrival of Hindu Javanese. Tenganan also retains its ancient pre-Hindu customs through a strong code of non-fraternization with outsiders, further enforced by the protection of its surrounding walls.
Tenganan Village has some very fascinating authentic traditional festivals and ritual dances. The people of Tenganan are skilled in the unique technique of weaving, known as the “double ikat,” where the belief in the magical power of the fabric is essential to bringing out the beauty of the ikat fabric.
Alas Kedaton is a small forest about 12 hectares wide, located in the middle of the rice fields in Tabanan Regency. Inside of the forest, there is the Alas Kedaton Temple where you’ll experience lots of beautiful green nature, fresh air, and a calm, quiet, and holy atmosphere. Monkeys that live in the forest can be seen jump on the temple walls, bathing in moat, or just hanging out in the temple. Alas Kedaton is a popular tourist location for gaining knowledge of environmental handling and agrotourism.
The Bali Botanic Garden is a large tropical botanic park located in Bedugul, Bali. The site is a unique place that combines botanical research, plant conservation, education, and recreation. You can relax and enjoy the beauty and peacefulness while learning the benefits of many kinds of plants and their medicinal and ceremonial purposes, along with other various tropical rainforest plants and bird life.
The Bali Botanic Garden was established in 1959 and covers over 150 hectares of forest. More than 2,000 species of plants are preserved at this huge botanical park. You’ll see ferns and mosses, begonias, cactus, aquatic plants, and rhododendron. Plus, there are 79 species of birds that live in the Bali Botanic Garden.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a famous tourist destination in the west part of Bali. The breathtaking view of rice terraces unfolding from the foot of the mountain until the coastal side well worth the detour. The site added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 2012. You’ll also find the area pretty empty, giving you a chance to be with nature.
Only farming communities live in the terrace, letting you experience the best of rural Bali. Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is famous for its organic agriculture system. There are also high-end mountain resorts nearby.
Bali’s Kerta Gosa Pavilion is located in the Klungkung Regency was first built in the 18th century and it’s first function was as a court of law. Kertha Gosa translates to “the place where the king meets with his ministries to discuss questions of justice.”
Kerta Gosa consists of two buildings, Bale Akerta Gosa and Bale Kambang. Bale Kambang is larger and located in the middle of the compound. It’s also surrounded by a pond. Bale Akerta Gosa is on the right side of the compound after you enter and is a tall brick building. Kerta Gosa is unique in that its bale ceilings are covered with traditional Karmasan-style paintings (Karmasan is a village in Klungkung) and puppet paintings, which are very popular in the Bali community.
Initially, the paintings that decorated the ceiling were made on fabric, but since 1930 the they were painted on plasterboard when they were restored.
Bali’s Penglipuran Village is located around six kilometers from the closest city, Bangli, and one kilometer from Kubu Village with a population of 700 and 192 families, according to the 1999 census. Penglipuran is a traditional village that belongs to the Bangli Regency. Supported by the fresh air at 700 meters above the sea level, which offers a cool, comfortable temperature.
The village gets its name from the word “Pengeling Pura,” which means “remember with the temple.” Their temples, which were built to remember the prayers of their ancestors after the residents settled in Penglipuran, are called Pura Bale Agung, Pura Puseh, Pura Dalem, and Pura Dukuh.
Penglipuran Heroes Monument
This memorial lies in the southern part of Penglipuran Village, covering 1.5 hectares. Its Curayudha Hall venue is equipped with a parking area. The memorial was built in 1959, dedicated to the revolution war in Bangli led by Captain Anak Agung Udita and his troops. The monument aims to remind people of the struggle of Captain Anak Agung Anom Muditha and his troops who died.
The temple Mount Kawi, also known as Gunung Kawi, is a huge volcano situated adjacent to Mount Butak and is a big part of the cultural heritage in Bali. It lies at the bottom of a lush river valley and is one of the largest and oldest ancient monuments in Bali. There are 10 candi (shrines) cut from the monument’s rock face. It is believed that each candi serves as a memorial to each member of Balinese royalty in the 11th century. It was built as a place to glorify the Holy Spirit of King Udayana, Queen Mahendradatta, and their sons.
The Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud are famous for beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the Subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegalalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud’s shared region, with the others in the villages of Pereng and Campuhan.
Tegalalang alone has a beautiful outlook that spreads out before you and away to the rice terraces on the slopes across the valley. The roadside location is cool and breezy, and it’s a well-known spot for tourists to stop and take photos. Painters and nature lovers also enjoy visiting this spot, and there are numerous art kiosks and cafes near the ledge. There are also a lot of cafes and restaurants in Tegalalang, where you can enjoy a nice lunch in front of the beautiful view.
Tegenungan Waterfall is the beauty and hidden waterfall in Ubud Village, located in Tegenungan, Kemenuh. It’s one of only a few waterfalls that aren’t in the mountains or highlands of Bali. The beautiful green and heavy flow from the waterfall makes it perfect for enjoying the scene and swimming in the fresh water. You can eat and drink at the shops nearby while admiring the incredibleness of Tegenungan Waterfall. If you want amazing picture of the waterfalls, the right time to go there is at the end of the day when you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.
The sacred natural Banjar Hot Springs are located in Banjar Countryside, Singaraja Regency, amongst the jungle in a beautiful tropical garden. It contains one small private swimming pool and three public bathing pools encircled by unique rural nature. This hot wellspring source was built hundreds of year ago when the Japanese colonized the Indonesia. The Balinese believe taking a bath in the hot springs is good for health.
The Gitgit waterfall is a beautiful destination with constantly flowing natural water throughout the year. It’s located in the northern part of Bali in the Gitgit countryside, Sukasada subdistrict surrounded by tropical trees and some plantations.
The Tamblingan Lake is located close to the Beratan Lake in Bedugul on a plateau area surrounded by green hills. These beautiful lakes can be seen from the top hill right from Asah Gobleg Countryside, Sukasada District, and Singaraja Regency. The area is ideal for a Bali Jungle Trekking adventure because of the amazing sites, including the rainforest with its flora and fauna. Many locals as well as visitors enjoy camping in the beautiful protected forest.
Lovina Beach is one of the most famous tourist places in the north of Bali adored for its beautiful, calm sea water, its blackish chromatic sand, and dolphins. Visitors can join the dolphin attraction available not too far from the beach. And don’t forget the breathtaking view of the seashore, which blesses those at Lovina Beach with a calming, peaceful atmosphere.