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Some of the best things to do in Bali include cultural treasures and some of the most iconic places and landscapes that you can find around this magical island. There are innumerable temples, historical sites and spots of natural beauty spread across 8 regencies of Bali, which were the first states. From Bali sightseeing to foreign cultural events, this compilation of the best things to see and do in Bali will help you discover the best island. Head east to visit the majestic 'Mother Temple' and the magnificent royal water palaces or visit the lush green interior of the island where rice trees offer beautiful photo opportunities.

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1 Tanha Lot Temple

Tanah Lot is one of the island's most iconic temples, perched atop a cliff and surrounded by open sea waves that continually crash against its base. The temple is viewable from day to day against the blue ocean and sky, but during sunset the scene is most dramatic with pictures of Bali forming one of the postcard images. Tanah Lot pays homage to the patron spirits of the sea, and is also among the major sea temples in Bali. The coastal site is spent with small temples and visitors' comfort facilities such as shops, a cultural park where regular dance performances are regularly shown, along with restaurants, where you enjoy a sunset dinner with a memorable view Can take.

In Bali a large majority of the population practice a form of Hinduism. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the occasion for people to gather and celebrate.
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2 Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu is one of Bali's most important maritime temples, situated on the edge of a long cliff on Bukit Peninsula, southwest of the island. In the daytime, you can take in the picturesque seascape from the temple walls and rock boundaries and occasionally see the brown long-tailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding forests. In the late afternoon, you can look forward to a dramatic sunset, or book early for a spot in the nearby open-air amphitheater, where the cake cake fire dances with the sunset and the ocean as an exotic backdrop. is done. The rock and the waves below the temple are seen as the best and internationally known surf spots of Bali.

Walking towards the Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar. Instagram: @Tatonomusic
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3 Baisakih Temple

Baisaki Temple, the 'Mata Temple' of Bali, is situated on the south-western slope of Mount Agung - the highest peak of Bali. Basaki is the largest of all temple complexes in Bali, consisting of 18 different sanctuaries each belonging to different caste groups. They surround a central complex with 3 main temples dedicated to the Hindu trinity Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Besaki was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1995, but is still unpublished. At least 70 ceremonies or religious ceremonies are held here every year, as each pilgrimage has its own anniversary. The best tour time is in the early morning and in the evening when the temple complex is very quiet.

4 Tegallalang Rice Terraces

The rice roofs of Tegalalang offer the best views during your stay in Ubud. The village of Teglalang is north of the main Ubud center. Along the main street of Jalan Raya Tegalalang, there are roadside stalls and art shops offering all kinds of items and curios, along with small restaurants offering great views over the deep and succulent valley with lunch and dinner . Tegalalang rice sticks extend below and to the far end of the valley. Apart from enjoying the view from high, you can also go down and through the rice fields to greet the farmers and enjoy the paddies up close.

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5 Ubud Monkey Forest

Green forests and animal sanctuaries Ubud Bandar Forest is a natural forest sanctuary that is home to a crowd of gray long-tailed macaques. Padangtegal's officially sacred monkey forest, it is one of the most popular attractions in Ubud and the site is well preserved for a community-based management program. The forest is within easy walking distance of Ubud's city center. In addition to seeing playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, strolling along paths or eating on bananas, you can take a cold walk along paved paths through a forest of leafy nutmeg. Beautiful ancient temples with terrific guardian statues included in the moss also call Monkey Forest their home.

5 Ubud Art Market

Ubud Kala Bazaar is conveniently located in central Ubud, across the street from Ubud Royal Palace. There are countless small shops in the market run by local vendors who sell a wide range of beautiful silk scarves, light shirts, hand woven bags, baskets and hats, figurines, kites and many other locally sourced and handcrafted items. Huh. Most of the goods found in Ubud Market are made in neighboring villages of Pengosakan, Tegalalang, Payangan and Peliatan. Naturally, bargaining is necessary. Ubud Bazaar made a brief appearance in the Hollywood film Eat Prayer Love, which featured a scene with actress Julia Roberts strolling through the stalls stirring up activity in real life.