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Medewi

Located about 72 kilometers west of Denpasar, the beach of Medewi is flat and stony and has long, rolling waves, making it very suitable for surfing and sunset watching.

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Museum Bali

On the eastern side of the historic Puputan Square in Denpasar is the Museum Bali, built by the Dutch in 1932. The original collection was put together with the assistance of a German painter. Well apportioned exhibition halls display an excellent collection of Balinese artifacts from prehistoric to contemporary times, including weapons, dance costumes, ceramics, textiles, […]

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Nusa Lembongan

The small island of Nusa Lembongan has become a popular destination for those seeking an isolated, quiet retreat. The boat trip to the island can take from one to two hours depending on the type of boat. One of the main attractions of the island is diving and snorkeling, with amazing corals and fish in […]

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Padang-Padang

One of Indonesia’s famous surfing pipelines, the isolated Padang-Padang in the extreme south of Bali has shallow reefs that make for easy snorkeling and fast and hollow waves suitable for expert surfers.

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Rambut Siwi Temple

Rambut Siwi Temple sits atop a cliff overlooking a breathtaking panorama of paddy fields on one side and a black sand beach on the other. Two caves overlook the sea, each with a view of the nearby boats.

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Sadha Kapal Temple

Sadha Kapal Temple in Kapal is known for its intricate decorative carvings. Dating from the Majapahit period, this temple was originally an old dynastic sanctuary of the Mengwi royal family. The split gate and 16-meter high tower are constructed in ancient Javanese style. Sixty-four stone seats, similar to megalithic ancestral shrines, commemorate warriors who died in battle.

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Sangeh

Sangeh is a foothill village that includes about 14 hectares of dense, unmolested forest with hundreds of monkeys in residence. The unique trees cannot be found in any other part of Bali, and their existence in Sangeh remains a mystery. A lovely, mossy temple — hidden amongst the tall and gracious trees — provides an exotic setting for interacting with the multitudes of […]

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Sanur

On the Eastern coastline and sheltered by a coral reef, the waves in Sanur are much gentler than in other areas of Bali. Fisherman still wander the beach, and the colorful outrigger canoes can be hired for sailing trips along the coast and to outlying islands. In the last two decades, the once sleepy village of Sanur has […]

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Kuta Beach

Once a poor fishing village with a black history of lepers and witches, Kuta began to provide what visitors wanted and soon became a key point on the sea route from India through Southeast Asia to Australia. Now, Kuta is Bali’s most famous and popular beach town. One of its primary attractions is its long stretch of white sand […]

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Krambitan

The village of Krambitan, southwest of Tabanan, was once the home of the local royal family; the ancient palace is still maintained as a popular attraction. Music groups maintain unique ancient customs of music and dance using bamboo instruments.

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Kintamani

At 1,500 meters in altitude, the beautiful Kintamani area has a cool climate suited to growing certain fruits and vegetables. Situated on a ridge across a volcanic lake from the active volcano Mt. Batur, Kintamani offers some of the most stunning scenery to be found in Bali and is a must-see for most tourists.

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Kertha Gosa

The Kertha Gosa pavilions, built in the 18th century, are located in Klungkung, 40 kilometers northeast of Denpasar. They are especially known for their ceiling murals that depict punishments in hell for miscreants and rewards in heaven for the righteous.

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Kehen Temple

Just north of Bangli, Kehen Temple is one of the largest temples in Bali and is a stirring example of the skill of the stone-carvers of the region. Founded in the 11th century, Kehen Temple has three courtyards that are each entered through towering, carved gateways.

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Kedonganan Beach

About 3 kilometers south of Bali’s international airport, the fishing village of Kedonganan boasts a traditional fish market and a great number of traditional fishing boats that can be engaged to sail around the gulf for a picturesque view of the cresent beach.

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Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach is just south of Kedonganan Beach and has very beautiful white sand suitable for recreation and relaxation. It is quieter than its neighboring beaches, and one will find nice hotels and many seafood restaurants. Jimbaran is, in fact, known for its delicious fresh seafood.

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Jembrana

The least known region in Bali, scarcely visited by tourists, and sparsely populated, Jembrana is home to the densely forested highlands of Bali’s National Park. The flatter southern region is rice growing country. Villages have clean air and flowering shrubs that almost obscure the neat little houses. The local economy runs primarily on the harvesting of coconut, coffee, cloves, and vanilla. Jembrana […]

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