So the time has come for us to finally feature everyone’s most sought after destination on one of our Travel Tuesdays. We wanted to wait a bit to give the other destinations a fair shot at the limelight, but honestly, with the waterfalls, food, weather, and beaches, nothing compares to the journey your soul will take when you travel to this sunny destination. We did manage to find quite a few must-see sights (of course), so be prepared for a second Bali Travel Tuesday feature sometime in the future!
This sanctuary and natural habitat of the Balinese long-tailed macaque is located at Padangtegal Ubud, Bali. It houses about 1050 monkeys, and features relics and statues under dense foliage with sparse sunlight to portray a mysterious and ancient vibe. You’ll also be able to find the Pura Beji (ancient bathing temple) located just northwest of the main site of Ubud Monkey Forest.
Guides will advise you to avoid wearing loose clothing and jewelry, as monkeys have been known to steal things!
Mount Agung is an active volcano in Bali, and is the highest point dominating the surrounding area. It influences the climate, especially rainfall patterns. This volcano is believed to be an abode of the gods, and therefore is sacred to the Balinese people. In order to enter the temple, you must climb hundreds of steps before you’re able to reach the main gate, but there are also other staircases with easier climbs that were made for women bearing offerings on their heads.
Canggu beach is one of the world’s most revered beaches, with a wide stretch of black sand and a world famous surf. You won’t want to miss the sunset here either, while chowing down on a local dinner, or you can travel 20-30 minutes into Seminyak for a more exciting nightlife scene. Canggu is consistently improving its hotels, villas, restaurants, and cafes, making it a desirable place for any tourist.
Known by many as the Floating Temple, this is a must see stop on your trip to Bali. Once you arrive at the temple, you’re able to walk around by foot and by paddle boat, or you can fish along the lake’s edge. People often don’t spend more than an hour or two here, but the fact of seeing the magnificent structure and its architecture is enough to amaze you for days.
This temple is a great stop for surfing and amazing views. Visitors must wear a sarong and appropriate temple clothing whilst inside the temple to show their respects, but are able to wear swimsuits and such while in the water. This temple is known otherwise for it’s remarkable limestone region and for housing some of Bali’s most luxurious villas and resorts, with facilities on towering cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean and unbeatable sunsets.
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