Top 5 Famous Tourist Attractions in Bali, Indonesia

Top 5 Famous Tourist Attractions in Bali, Indonesia

Quickly becoming the top destination in Indonesia and Asia, Bali has a lot of tourist attractions to offer. Though well-trodden by tourists from near and far, the wonders here, despite its crowd, are world-class and definitely worth the hustle for.

Here you can find a good range and various attractions, such as beautiful ancient temples, rice fields, romantic sunset dinners, traditional dances, mountains, and beaches. What more can one ask for during traveling with choices from art to culture to nature that are sure to please every sense of wonder and exploration?

Pura Tanah Lot Temple
Arguably the most popular tourist attraction in Bali, Tanah Lot temple, lives up to its fame with its dramatic setting. It is one of Bali’s six revered cardinal temples dedicated to the Goddess of the Sea. Located at the edge of the rocks, it gives a breathtaking view and looks, especially during sunset. The temple is 100m offshore and only accessible to the Hindus. No one can reach it during the high tide. The cliff-side path to the north passes the Pura Enjung Galuh temple (behind which are the best views of Tanah Lot) and then some steps down to the beach and onwards to Pura Batu Bolong temple perched atop a rocky headland.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple
Lake Bratan’s temple, called Pura Ulun Danu Bratan and also known as the Floating Temple, is one of the most mesmerizing temples in Bali. The gorgeous volcanic lake of Danau Bratan is also the favorite of many local tourists but not as well known to foreigners; therefore, relatively still unknown, it is a true gem to discover. What makes it truly special is that since it caters to the local tourists, weekdays here would be the best time to enjoy the lake and the park in peace.

Ubud’s Monkey Forest
Thanks to its good location at the famous Ubud, Monkey Forest is one of Bali’s most visited tourist attractions. This lush forest area is perched at the bottom of a busy shopping street. It is home to hundreds of cute but cheeky Balinese Macaques. Be careful though of your belongings as they can be menacing. Tickets to the sanctuary include a useful map with locations and explanations of the three temples. It is well worth a visit and noted for its good maintenance by the local community. The forest is also home to 115 species of rare plants that are used for religious and medicinal purposes.

Ayana bar on rocks
We had two temples on the cliff, and now we get to drink off a bar perched on yet another cliff at Ayana bar resort * in Bali. This bar is known as the best bar in Bali, having a long line of people daily trying to get in and have a drink or two with some bites (which is surprisingly good) while overlooking the sea crashing into the rocks below. Think about drinking, chilling, and also dancing atop a cliff with the roaring sea stretching behind you to infinity. At the same time, you watch white water crash onto the side of the wall creating a spectacular natural show. If you decide which is the one bar you must go to in Bali, Ayana bar on the rocks is the place.

Sunset dining at Jimbaran
One of the most popular meals in Bali for every tourist is the romantic seaside dining at Jimbaran Bay. Walk down along this beach, and you will find it dotted with warungs and candle-lit tables like mushrooms after the rain. Here you can almost literally eat fresh seafood like prawns, squids, and fish from the sea onto your table. Couple it by feasting over the sun setting over the horizon, making this authentic setting much more atmospheric.