Indonesian Bali, called ”the island of gods”, is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Asia. Formerly luxurious, today it lies within the financial reach of an increasing number of Polish tourists. What is worth seeing on the island?
Associated with nature and paradise beaches, Bali is also a place where you can see wonderful cultural monuments. Among historic places there are more than 6 thousand temples
The largest and holiest in Bali. the ”Mother Temple” is located on the slope of Mount Angung at an altitude of 1,000 m. Its history dates back to the 8th century. After numerous reconstructions it consists of a complex of 30 temples and numerous shrines connected by stairs. Since 1995 it has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is worth knowing that only Buddhists can enter the temples
Pura Tirta Gangga
The Palace on the Water not only enjoys a mixture of Balinese and Chinese style buildings but is also popular for its beautiful garden. The grounds are divided into levels belonging to gods, humans and demons. A spring that feeds the smaller pools and ponds flows from the highest, divine point. One of them is for bathing
Pura Tirta Empul
The temple was established here because of a hot water spring believed to have healing properties. Buddhists come here with pilgrimages to purify their body and soul. Entrance is only possible in a robe called ”sorang”. Inside, ritual washings can be performed in a pool where offerings are brought and prayers said
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
It is interesting to note that it was built on the flooded crater of a volcano. It is surrounded by a well-kept garden. It is one of the most recognizable sights of Bali and all of Indonesia. It dates back to the 17th century.
Pura Tanah Lot
Another of the famous Balinese temples rises on a large rock that is cut off from the land by water at high tide. The spirits of the sea are worshipped here. This is one of the most photographed places in Bali.
Considered to be the most beautiful in Bali. They consist of seven cascades. They are located among the forest, with hills all around and regardless of the season they arouse the admiration of tourists
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Visiting the rice terraces is an attraction that simply pleases the eyes with a landscape drenched in soft greenery. To many, they resemble a kind of luscious green staircase leading directly to the sky. It is not only their size but also the natural way of cultivation that makes them interesting. They are located at an altitude of 700 m above sea level
Considered to be the most beautiful town in Bali, Ubud is also a good base for exploring other parts of the island. Here you can learn yoga, eat local cuisine or visit the Monkey Forest Sanctuary with its resident macaques
The main resort of Kuta
The sunsets here are very impressive and a beautiful memory to remember after taking pictures of them. Here are popular beaches and places where you can start your surfing adventure
The traditional Balinese village as it is portrayed to tourists is actually just a representation of the earlier lifestyle on the island. However, it is worth visiting because of the interesting buildings. You can also buy stylish souvenirs here
Sanur – kite festival
The island likes to fly kites, which is a popular pastime of its inhabitants. No wonder that the city of Sanur hosts a kite festival. During the festival you can marvel at the colors of kites displayed by over a thousand villages. Some of them have tails several dozen meters long. Participation in the festival is not only an opportunity to delight the eye and have fun, but also an opportunity to commune with Balinese culture