Best Things To Do in Bali, Indonesia

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  • Temples and religious places: Tanah Lot temple, Gunung Kawi, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Saraswati temple,Gunung Lebah Temple, Yeh Pulu Temple , Taman Ayun temple, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, elephant cave/ Goa Gajah
  • Beaches: Jimabaran Bay, Legian beach, Lovina Beach, white Sand beach.
  • Museums and galleries: Don Antonio Blanco Museum, Neka art museum, Agung Rai Museum of Art
  • Nature and outdoors: Mount Batur, Gitgit waterfall, Mount Agung, Monkey forest, Tegenungan Waterfall, Tegalalang Rice Terrace.
  • Zoos and parks: Bali Bird park, Bali Zoo
  • The ground zero monument is dedicated to people who lost their lives in 2002 Bali Bombings is a must-visit on any Bali itinerary.
  • Visiting the traditional Balinese royal Palace Puri Salen is a treat to the eyes and is highly recommended by every Bali vacation planner.
  • Sanur, Bali
  • Seminyak
  • Pura Luhru Uluwatu
  • Tanah Lot
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Legian
  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana
  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
  • Mount Batur
  • New Kuta Green Park
  • Kerobokan
  • Bali Shell Museum
  • Goa Gajah
  • Gunung Kawi
  • Jalan Legian
  • Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal
  • Ubud Palace
  • Blanco Renaissance Museum


Bali itineraries are loaded with the activities one can do on their visit. They include:

  • Go on a hiking trip or a trek to Mount Batur and Campuhan Ridge Walk. Also a great place for camping in Bali!
  • Catch a performance from the varied range of choices like Leging of Mahabharata epic, Kecak Fire & Trance Dance, Devdhan Show.
  • Some other interesting Bali activities include visiting the Seminyak and Nusa Dua neighbourhoods. These are packed with beautiful beaches, great resorts and provide wholesome entertainment.
  • For exploring the Bali nightlife, visit the Legian street and have fun!
  • For shopping in Bali, take a trip to the Kuta square and shop your heart out. If you want to have an ultimate shopping experience, head to Beach walk Mall, Kuta.
  • For those interested in water sports, don’t miss out the activities at Bali Jet Set dive and marine sports.
  • For kids, Bali has a wholesome entertainment unit- Waterbom Bali. Frequented by tourists of all ages, this place has adventure rides kids will love on their Bali vacation!

Below we have a list of things to do in Bali and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Bali getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Bali with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Bali

Here is the list of things to do in Bali and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Tanah Lot Temple

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    Tanah Lot Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, View Point, Architecture

    This natural rock formation is also home to a pilgrimage temple Pura Tanah Lot which is claimed to be a 16th-century construction by Dang Hyang Nirartha. The temple is dedicated to Balinese sea gods and is one of the seven seas temples of the Balinese coast. It offers a great view of the sea and the rock formations are picturesque. The place also has some souvenir shops and restaurants. Use th...Read more
  2. Tirta Empul

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    Tirta Empul

    Religious Site, Temple, Water Body, Hot Spring

    Settled near the town of Tampaksiring, Tirta Empul is a beautiful Hindu water temple and a popular attraction in Bali. The place is known to see a lot of visitors every day. Walking inside the temple, you will come across the temple compound that has petirtaan in it. A petirtaan is a bathing structure filled with holy spring water used for purification rituals and festivals. Apart from petirta...Read more
  3. Mount Agung

    Trail, Hiking Trail, Adventure

    Put on your hiking shoes and start your expedition to this wonderful volcanic mountain in Indonesia. Apart from being the highest mountain on the Bali Island, this mountain also has a religious significance because of the holy ‘Mother of Besaikh temple’ that’s located uphill. Pura Pasar Agung is also one of the nine directional temples of Indonesia which is at the start point...Read more
  4. Mount Batur

    View Point, Hiking Trail, Ancient Ruin, Rock Climbing

    This scenic area is the gift of spectacular volcanic eruption of Mount Batur 10,000 years ago which has resulted into a beautiful deep crater lake and bubbling hot water springs. The Batur Lake is adjacent to Mount Batur and is picturesque. The volcano is still active and hence, the Pura Ulun Danu has been relocated which was initially on Mount Batur. Hiking and camping activities are carried ...Read more
  5. Bali Bird Park

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    Bali Bird Park

    Bird Watching

    There is so much to do and see at this attraction you may have to schedule an entire day for it. The five acres of aviaries and enclosures here are home to over five thousand birds from two hundred species (from tropical forests all around the world), fifty different species of palm tree, komodo dragons, pythons, lizards, turtles, crocodiles and frogs. You can actually have the tamer species o...Read more
  6. Jemeluk Beach

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    Jemeluk Beach

    Beach, Leisure

    This pretty beach is in Purwakerti Village. Its lovely landscape is worth strolling over, canoeing, and taking photographs of. The beach is clean, the water is clear and shallow. For all that it looks pretty on the outside, the main beauty of this beach lines under its waves. The marine life here living in the beautiful coral is exotic and colorful, and it is one of the best places on the isla...Read more
  7. Bali Safari And Marine Park

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    Bali Safari And Marine Park

    Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Wildlife Safari

    This highly successful Animal Safari Park spread over 40 hectares of land is home to over 60 species (elephants, tigers, a orangutang, wildebeests, camels, zebras, ostriches, lions, deers, hippos) and animals that freely roam within the large enclosures. Safari rides will take you through the natural habitats of these animals from Indonesia, India and Africa. You’ll also find the replica...Read more
  8. Jimbaran Bay

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    Jimbaran Bay

    Outdoors, Beach, Restaurant, Leisure

    One of the best beaches in Bali! The white sands are fascinating and having dinner here is a great pleasure because of the variety of restaurants serving local seafood. A great way to spend evenings when in Bali! Added to this, the little canopies of leafy tropical forest form as hidden spots where you would love to get hidden behind the greenery without getting bothered about the outside worl...Read more
  9. Bali Zoo

    Wildlife Park, Zoo, Wildlife Safari, Nature

    This exotic encounter with nature enables the visitors to experience the real essence of Indonesian forests. The rides like elephant expedition, night at the zoo, Jungle socieTea, Breakfast with Elephants and Mahaut for day give an opportunity to the visitors for interacting with the animals. Visitors can also feed the animals which is a very memorable experience. Also, visit the popular ...Read more
  10. Taman Ayun Temple

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    Taman Ayun Temple

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    A traditional Balinese Hindu temple set in landscaped gardens that add to the beauty and charm of the structure is a nice place to visit. This temple is dedicated to lord Wisnu and holds a special significance in the Balinese Hinduism. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Bali itinerary 3 days.
  11. Kintamani Highland

    Outdoors, View Point

    Plan to spend nearly two days exploring everything this beautiful volcanic caldera 1500 meters above the sea has to offer. Stretching between Mount Abang, Lake Batur and Mount Batur, there are an incredible number of activities to indulge on this day trip. A quick breakdown of the highlights are as follows: Gunung Batur Summit: Hike to here, 1717 meters above the sea, for tremendous views of B...Read more
  12. Seminyak

    Outdoors, Beach, Restaurant, Leisure

    This is a beach town in Bali offering some of the finest beach experiences in the Bali Island. The Seminyak beach is a white sand beach with alluring view of the sea and ideal for surfing. Seminyak also has an interesting 16th century temple called Pura Petitenget good for a quick visit. Petitenget Beach is also a temple beach worth visiting. World-class hotels, spas and restaurants are availa...Read more
  13. Legian Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Water Park, Walking Area

    This sugary sand beach is probably the second best after Kuta for the people of Bali as well as tourists. With the turquoise blue water bordering the shore, the white sand looks more prominent from a distance. Enjoy a soulful evening walk along the beach. The experience will surely lift your mood. Not to miss out is its extravagant nightlife. With numerable party places located right on the bea...Read more
  14. Nusa Lembongan Island

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    Nusa Lembongan Island

    Outdoors, Beach, Forest, Island

    This is the more popular of the three islands separated from Bali by the Badung Strait. The waters surround the beaches here are excellent for surfing, diving, and snorkelling. Seaweed farming is a thriving industry on the island. The main attractions of the island are: Devil’s Tears: The most dramatic sight on the island, where massive waves crash with thundering fury onto limestone cli...Read more
  15. Danau Batur

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    Danau Batur


    The largest lake on the island of Bali lies on the volcanic caldera between Mount Batur and Mount Abang, over 1000 meters above sea level. The clean water, blue skies, and sweeping green landscape have led to some comparing it to the European Alpine regions. While there are a lot of activities around the lake, an easy way to spend the time here is to just steak scroll around the shorelines. Du...Read more

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  • Hi, I'm traveling with 2 friends to bali by 13 aug 2019 for 10 days, so i need to know where to stay, in each are what activity will be their. BR

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    • Hi, Rashed! Will you please mail your traveling details to us on We will get back to you with a customizable tour package that includes accommodation and activities. Meanwhile, you can check different hotels in Bali to pick the one that suits your needs. You can also read about things to do in Ubud and Kuta to understand what Bali has to offer. 

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