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Jatiluwih

Approximately 20 kilometers from Tabanan, the road climbs up high into the hills to a small village named Jatiluwih. At 850 meters altitude, the view here is one of the finest in Bali. Bali’s trademark terraced rice fields stretch into endless contours over the hills and valleys as far as the eye can see.

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Jagat Natha Temple

One of the most beautiful temples in Denpasar is the Jagat Natha Temple at the northeast corner of Puputan Square. This temple really comes alive during full moons, when worshippers from all over the city gather to bring offerings. Its restful shade and gnarled frangipani trees offer a welcome contrast to the nearby city traffic.

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Gunung Agung

The tallest mountain in Bali at 3,142 meters above sea level, the active volcano Gunung Agung is said to be the ‘home’ of the Balinese gods. Religiously, the Balinese Hindus orient themselves towards Gunung Agung as the center of their spiritual world. Gunung Agung accordingly, is also home to the ‘mother temple’ of Bali, Besakih. In 1963, […]

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Goa Lawah

About 43 kilometers east of Denpasar, Goa Lawah is one of the most sacred temples in Bali. Built in the 11th century, this temple occupies a natural cave that is inhabited by thousands upon thousands of chirping bats.

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Goa Gajah

Literally meaning ‘Elephant Cave’, Goa Gajah was an ancient monastery of Hindu and Buddhist monks who used to meditate in the cave. Believed to be built in the early 11th century, its face is elaborately carved and depicts a demon splitting open the rock with its bare hand at the mouth of the cave.

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Gitgit Waterfall

South of Singaraja is Gitgit waterfall, Bali’s highest waterfall. Nestled deep in the mountains, this beautiful wilderness area is a must for nature lovers who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns.

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Geger Beach

Only 5 minutes from the Nusa Dua golf course, Geger Beach is often referred to by tourists ‘in the know’ as “a hidden paradise”. The especially clear water makes this beach particularly suitable for swimming as well as surfing.

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Celuk

Balinese jewelry is unique, and Celuk is the home of much of it. Nearly every family in Celuk is involved in their trademark gold and silver work that has become very famous over the years.

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Besakih Temple

Bali’s “mother temple,” Besakih is the largest temple in Bali.  Situated over 900 meters up the slopes of Gunung Agung, it has been regarded as a holy place since pre-historic times. The first recorded mention of its existence is from an inscription that dates from the year 1007 AD. Since the 15th century, it has been regarded as the […]

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Bedugul

In the center highlands of Bali is the serene mountain area of Bedugul where high altitude vegetables, fruits, and flowers thrive in the cool climate. There is also a large botanical garden nearby. At Lake Beratan, various water sports are also available.

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Batukaru

This 2,278 meter peak towers over the local landscape and strongly influences local spiritual beliefs. All local temples have a shrine dedicated to the spirit of this “coconut shell” mountain, and high on its slopes is the important temple of Pura Luhur, the ancestral temple of the royal family of Tabanan.

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Amed and Tulamben

In a remote location on the north coast, Amed and Tulamben are the most popular sites for diving or snorkeling in Bali. A shallow World War II shipwreck offers easy access to the colorful underwater world. The area is also known for a wide variety of beautiful fish, including sharks. Diving courses are also available for the uninitiated.

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