Bali, the world-famous paradise island, is one of 34 provinces in Indonesia. There is no place like Bali, as it is land of abundance and beautiful natural sites to visit and explore, such as beaches, forests and mountains. Additionally, this island is also a land with a distinctive culture. There are temples, palaces, plenty of Panji (or Inau) ancient arts and also attractive local markets that make a good impression on tourists from around the world.
Denpasar, the major town of Bali, total area 5, 634.40 square kilometers, has the population nearly 4 million people. The native language in Bali is Balinese and Indonesian. The local currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), but many shops and hotels also accept U.S. dollars.
Tourist Attractions in Bali
Kuta beach became popular among young surfer Westerners in the 1960s. It is the awesome spot to watch the beautiful sunset. After that, we could enjoy nightlife or hang out at bars, because it is the shopping and entertainment precinct of Bali.
Temples in Bali
Bali is home to numerous ancient temples and historical sites, such as Besakih Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Tanalot Temple, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple and Pura Goa Lawah Temple.
Holy Spring Water of Bali
Tampak Siring Temple is a cultural attraction well known as holy spring water. The Balinese believe that is the origin of Indra, king of gods in Hindu mythology. This holy spring water is sacred by locals and tourists as a place to melt all the bad influences in the body, cures all diseases and purifies the soul and mind.
Ubud is a little town in central Bali surrounded by mountains and forests. For having a lot of traditional craft villages, this tourist destination is known as the art and cultural center of Bali. This beautiful town became more famous as a Hollywood filming location, “Eat, Pray, Love”. Must see attractions for Ubud city are Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Market where you will find many restaurants, guesthouses and bars.
When’s the best time to visit Bali?
Actually, you can travel to Bali almost throughout the year. It is similar to Thailand weather that is hot and humid, but it has rain almost every month. There are two peak tourist seasons in Bali, dry season, from May to September and wet season from October till November.
Traveling to Bali
From Thailand, there are several airlines offer direct flights to Denpasar international airport. Then, there are many choices to go into the city. You might take a bus, a taxi or drive a rental car that has left-hand driving like Thailand.