The Agung Rai Museum of Art (or ARMA as it’s commonly known) was officially opened in June 1996. The ARMA building is a compound including a resort, restaurants, painting classes, a museum and also an open stage for performing arts. The museum showcases a permanent painting exhibition by Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists.  Read More

Alas Kedaton monkey forests and sanctuary is located in the village of Kutuh in the district of Marga, Tabanan, approximately 25km northeast of Denpasar, the island’s provincial capital city, and 4.5km from Tabanan. The small forest of 12ha is inhabited by hundreds of grey long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis).  Read More

If you’re a keen diver, you’d almost certainly have this destination among your Bali holiday plans. The island’s eastern shoreline boasts an underwater playground, and Amed is among the favourite between two main sites (the other being Tulamben, 25km to the north). Amed was once best known for its traditional salt farming. Soon after its beautiful underwater trove was unveiled, with an historical shipwreck adding to its natural features, Amed became a favourite among divers, particularly Jemeluk  Read More

Balangan Beach, locally referred to as Pantai Balangan, is one of Bali’s most popular and most scenic, featuring a gorgeous half-kilometre stretch of golden sand bordered between vegetated limestone cliffs and a reef with one of the longest left-hander breaks on the island. This surfing paradise attracts wave riders from around the world, who enjoy most of the south-western Bukit coastline together with Balangan’s sister breaks of Dreamland, Impossibles, Padang Padang, Suluban and Uluwatu furthe  Read More

Bali Agung at the Bali Theatre located within the Bali Safari & Marine Park in Gianyar, is a theatrical art performance combining a Balinese legend, with lively dance choreography, vibrant costumes, dramatic music compositions, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, luxurious seating, roomy lounges and modern facilities. The theatre brings a whole new dimension to theatrical art performances by presenting a combination of traditional and contemporary dance, modern puppetry, and features th  Read More

Bali Bird & Reptile Park could be the perfect choice if you are headed to Ubud to spend time with your family. Located in Batubulan it sits on two hectares of landscaped botanical gardens. Stroll within the boundaries of the park to experience the replicated natural eco-systems of Balinese Jungle and Papuan Rainforest and admire the fine collection of almost 1,000 exotic birds from 250 different species from Indonesia, Africa and South America.  Read More

Bali Bird Walk offers fun birdwatching tours around the lush countryside of Ubud. It is easily one of the most well-established operators on the island offering tours of its kind. Set up by ornithologist Victor Mason in 1990, who is well-known for his books on exotic birds and butterflies in Bali, the walk takes you on a day out through some of the highland area’s most beautiful nature trails. The insightful walks are great for adults and kids alike, and carry a mission of ‘conservation through   Read More

This is a permanent memorial on the site of the destroyed Paddy's Pub on Legian Street. (A new bar, named ‘Paddy's: Reloaded’, was reopened further along Legian Street). The memorial is made of intricately carved stone, set with a large marble plaque which bears the names and nationalities of the victims, flanked by their national flags.  Read More

It is truly a treat to be able to wander freely around the Bali Botanical Gardens in Bedugul deep in the heart of northern Bali, locally known as Kebun Raya Eka Karya. Established in 1959 it's a rambling 120 hectares located high on the slopes of Tree Mountain with a massive collection of trees, a rich fluttering bird life and five hundred species of exotic orchids!  Read More

A fun day out awaits you at Bali Safari & Marine Park, one of the island’s largest and most visited animal theme parks which opened its gates in 2007. The Bali Safari and Marine Park was established by Taman Safari Indonesia, the facility is spread over 40 hectares. The park shelters more than 60 wildlife species, all of which roam free as if living in their natural habitats.  Read More

Bali Zoo protects some of Indonesia’s finest species, as well as other countries’ exotic animals including Siamangs, a gigantic crocodile, Komodo dragon (the largest lizard in the world, growing to an average length of two-three metres), deer, kangaroos, reptiles, tigers, primates and various kinds of birds such as Bali starlings, peacocks, cassowaries and cockatoos.  Read More

The Brahmavihara Arama in Banjar is Bali's only Buddhist monastery. The monastery is around four km up an obvious turn-off from the main road. Continue on along the road past the monastery, and winding further up into the hills, you'll be rewarded with the steaming Air Panans Banjar, or the Hot Springs of Banjar, not far from the monastery.  Read More

The Barong is triumphant display of graceful movement and vibrant colour. The dance is basically a contest between the opposing forces of Rangda - chaos and destruction, and Barong - order. (Basically good and evil.)  Read More

Batukaru Temple, referred to by locals as Pura Luhur Batukaru, is one of Bali’s key temples, located at the foot of namesake Mount Batukaru. At an altitude of 2,270m above sea level on the second highest peak in Bali after Mount Agung, the temple is surrounded by cool natural forests, providing a pleasant sightseeing stopover for nature lovers.  Read More

Lots of Balinese say that if you want to see what Bali looked like in the old days, visit Batuan Village. The village comprises traditional Balinese compounds and natural surroundings, and you’ll be fascinated by the residents who enthusiastically embrace the traditions and rituals observed in every facet of their life: most of them work as traditional craftsmen or artists.  Read More

Berawa Beach is one of Canggu’s beaches closest to Seminyak, within only a half-hour drive north from Seminyak’s main dining and shopping hubs, and just a minute hop north of Batubelig. This dark grey and black sand beach features the largest lagoon along the Canggu coastline, which largely forms part of the hotel beachfront of the Lv8 Resort Hotel. To reach the beach, take the namesake Jalan Pantai Berawa, ending right at the Legong Keraton Beach Hotel.  Read More

Over a thousand years old, Besakih Temple is known as the "Mother Temple of Bali". Perched on the slopes of Mount Agung, at a lofty 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) Besakih is the biggest and holiest of all the Balinese temples. Named after the Dragon God believed to inhabit the mountain, it's said to be the only temple where a Hindu of any caste can worship.  Read More

Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to the central highland town of Ubud. The area provides a great retreat from the more hectic southern parts of the island, but this trail presents an even more pristine outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse and restaurant-lined Jalan Raya Ubud. While the hike lets you enjoy cool fresh air and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region, it also allows you to shed off some calories  Read More

Circus Waterpark is a leisure park located on Jalan Kediri in Tuban, approximately 10 minutes away from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This park serves as a smaller and inexpensive option to the existing water park in the area Waterbom Bali, which is 1.5km to the north of this park.  Read More

Dolphin watching tours at Lovina Beach remain one of the main nature attractions of this quiet and laidback coastal town in North Bali. What this black sand beach lacks in features when compared to the beaches around the island’s south, it makes up for with its frequent sightings of dolphin pods that favour these calm waters. Back in the days, every sunrise, local fishermen in traditional outriggers set out for their daily catches in the bay, and so did the dolphins.  Read More

Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave (allegedly derived from the name Lwa Gajah – originally meaning elephant waters) is one of the most historical sites in Bali and was developed in the 11th century, on the western edge of Bedulu Village only six kilometres out of central Ubud. Goa Gajah is a place to meditate and worship the spiritual essence of the site, Lord Ganesha.  Read More

Prior to its recent incarnation, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana (commonly known as GWK) monument was an abandoned limestone excavation which was no longer used by locals. Today the GWK can be compared to Thailand's Sleeping Buddha or the Giant Buddha in Hong Kong.  Read More

Located 10km to the south of Singaraja, the Gitgit Waterfalls are not far from the main road. A spectacular 40 metres of crystal-clear water rushing headlong into a seemingly bottomless pool that tempts visitors with a tantalisingly refreshing swim. But should you decide to succumb to the charms of the falls, beware; but not of any physical danger - local legend has it that couples who bathe together at the lovely pools will eventually separate.  Read More

The Bat Cave Temple of Goa Lawah is one of the most important in Bali. It is located approximately nine kilometres from Klungkung on the east coast of the island and was built in the 11th century. As its name suggests, the cave is the home of thousands of fruit bats that hang on the rock of the cave walls.  Read More

Gunung Agung is Bali's biggest trekking challenge. The tip is to start well before dawn, armed with a strong flashlight, water, food, and warm and waterproof clothing. The best time for a climb is during the dry season of April through October. But climbing is not permitted when major religious events are held at Pura Besakih, which is most of April.  Read More

Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, locally referred to as Pura Tirta Dawa Gunung Kawi Sebatu, is a special find for visitors to East Bali. It is one of the least visited temple complexes on the island Bali, yet is one of the most beautiful and tranquil. It features verdant gardens around ponds filled with carp and blooming lotuses, and ancient shrines surrounded by crystal clear pools fed by natural springs.  Read More

atiluwih rice terraces pretty much cover the region of the namesake upland village in West Bali, most famous for its landscapes that are both dramatic and truly exotic. The site is one of the island’s must-see natural panoramas on par with Mount Batur and the caldera of Kintamani. The cool highlands and the breathtaking scenery of this village at the foot of Mount Batukaru makes for wonderful photo opportunities, and serves as a soothing retreat away from the island’s crowded south.  Read More

The kecak is a ritual dance which was created in the early 1930s for the movie 'Island of the Demons' by the German painter and intellectual Walter Spies. The dance combines the chorus of the Sanghyang trance dance with a dance story from the epic Ramayana. It is extremely impressive with its circular chorus of sometimes over 100 bare-chested male singers.  Read More

Kerta Gosa or ‘Taman Gili Kerta Gosa’ as it’s officially called is an historical landmark in the town of Klungkung. Kerta Gosa forms part of the Puri Semarapura royal palace and features two main structures – a grand hall or the namesake Bale Kerta Gosa with ceilings filled with Kamasan or wayang-style paintings, and the Bale Kambang ‘floating hall’.  Read More

Gunung Batur is a volcanic area which is famous for the Danau lake (Danau Batur), the biggest in Bali. Towering at 1717m, Gunung Batur is one of Bali's natural wonders, and just perfect for trekking, although the beauty of the place can still be enjoyed without exertion. Don't forget to drop by the much-revered Pura Ulun Danu temple, Pura Puncak Penulisan in Penulisan; and the hot springs at Toya Bungkah.  Read More

Stretching an approximate five kilometres on the south-western coast north from the island’s international airport in Tuban, Kuta Beach is one of the best coasts from where to enjoy Bali’s golden sunsets all year round. A beach footpath lets you enjoy leisurely strolls passing the Discovery Shopping Mall, the colourful Kuta Art Market, hotel beachfronts the likes of the Grand Inna Kuta Bali, and down to the Balawista Kuta lifeguard tower.  Read More

Lempuyang Temple, locally referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples, on par with Besakih (aka the ‘mother temple’ of Bali). It is also believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island. Definitely a highlight on any travel itinerary for the fit and adventurous, the main temple lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake Mount Lempuyang in East Bali.  Read More

Lovina can be regarded as the most famous beach resort in North Bali. The beach resort spans several local villages between two districts, namely Pemaron, Tukadmungga, Anturan and Kalibukbuk in the Buleleng district to its eastern side, and the villages of Kaliasem and Temukus in the Banjar district or its western side. The capital city of the Buleleng regency is an approximate 5km away to east of Lovina Beach.  Read More

Meduwe Karang Temple is a beautiful landmark in the district of Kubutambahan, North Bali, with some remarkable features to behold. The temple is a great layover along your tour itineraries further east, around 15km of Lovina Beach and within a half hour drive from the capital of Singaraja.  Read More

The Neka Art Museum, previously known as the Neka Museum, opened in 1982 and was named after the Balinese teacher and owner Suteja Neka, who collected paintings for years. Today, the museum has been recognised as an institute of international standing and is home to some wonderful art pieces by many famous Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists who have lived in Bali and influenced the local arts scene.  Read More

New Kuta Green Park is a water park within the Pecatu Indah Resort, located 200m from the New Kuta Condotel and near to Dreamland Beach on the western part of the Bukit Peninsula. New Kuta Green Park provides visitors with a unique family recreation spot in a hilly limestone area by combining a water park with a range of outdoor activities.  Read More

The 200sqm Nusa Penida offers the real ‘unbeaten path’ experience, as it features very limited tourism infrastructure but promises an exotic scene of natural beauty and cultural allure through its barren landscapes and mystical temples. One of the temples is Goa Giri Putri, also known as the Karangsari cave temple, filled with limestone stalactites and stalagmites and meditational spaces.  Read More

This is one of Bali’s less-explored places in the eastern coast, mainly due to the fact that Padangbai is transit point for travellers who go on ferry crossings to the neighbouring island of Lombok. Some who spare time to explore the region are in for good treats, as the fishing village has some stretches of sand that are quite idyllic.  Read More

Pandawa Beach, locally referred to as ‘Pantai Pandawa’, is a great addition to Bali’s collection of gorgeous beaches, located on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula. The fine, one-kilometre coastal stretch is located in the village of Kutuh, only five kilometres west from the Samabe Bali Suites & Villas and eight kilometres south from the main hub of the BTDC complex in Nusa Dua.  Read More

The Sangeh Monkey Forest near the village of Sangeh, in south western Bali, has six hectares of forest land with giant nutmeg trees. Home to hundreds of sacred monkeys in the forest, the monkeys here inhabit both the trees and the Pura Bukit Sari, a temple deep within the fragrant greenery.  Read More

Very distinctive pagodas symbolising the sacred mountain Mahameru, residence of the Supreme God surrounded by a moat in this lovely temple in Mengwi. Originally dating from 1634, Taman Ayun was restored and enlarged in 1937. On its festival day (odalan) hundreds of women come into the temple bringing colourful offerings, which they place together in front of the merus.  Read More

Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline.  Read More

Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most important temples, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.  Read More

The Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a favourite retreat in the regency of Karangasem, east Bali. It was built in 1946 during the reign of the late raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (1887 - 1966). Tirta Gangga saw a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the 1963 Mount Agung eruption.  Read More

The Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is both a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul, central Bali. The whole Bedugul area is actually a favorite cool upland weekend and holiday retreat for locals and island visitors alike from the southern and urban areas, as it is strategically located, connecting the island’s north and south.  Read More

Uluwatu Temple in Bali’s south-western Bukit peninsula resembles the picturesque postcard image of Tanah Lot (the island’s most iconic sea temple) with the splendid backdrop of the sea and sunsets – but with the addition of hordes of grey long-tailed macaques. Pilgrims flock to the temple where the furry denizens are ready to greet them, both with amusing and mischievous antics.  Read More

Uluwatu is one of nine main temples in Bali, which according to Balinese Hinduism were built to guard the land from southward threats. Its cliff-edge exotic location has made Uluwatu Temple famous and sunset here is truly monumental. Uluwatu Temple is also home to dozens of monkeys - some even consider them sacred.  Read More