Bali: Beautiful Sights

The beautiful island of Bali was our travel destination for the Easter holiday. Glorious sun, relaxing time at the beach and eating out crazy – all the great things you can imagine.

Bali has very diverse landscape – from beautiful beaches and cliffs to rivers and mountains; that makes it all the more interesting. In addition, there are amazing local cuisines and dishes to try out! A trip to Bali is incomplete without experience the food culture.

We stayed in Seminyak town area about 2 kilometers away from the main Seminyak beach, tempted by the lure of the private villa with own swimming pool. In terms of the most-developed beaches in Bali, Seminyak is the better one; compared to rowdy and unruly Kuta beach, away from the party crowd and where you can find good cafes and family-friendly restaurants. The only regrettable point staying in Seminyak is the traveling distance over to Ubud; because many of the amazing food to eat in Bali are found in Ubud area.

Among all the places that I went, Ubud probably is the most amazing place; while it is urbanized but there is a certain charm of mystique in the area. There are some temples and markets to explore, great food options available. Imagine having lunch in a pavilion by the rice paddy fields, or ride a bicycle between them: Ubud probably is a magical place for you.

If you are in Ubud, you need to visit the UNESCO heritage rice paddy fields; among the five fields, we went for Tegalalang area; braving against the scotching April weather. Jatiluwih is another promising area but we didn’t went there.

View of the Tegalalang rice terrace in Ubud Bali
Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud
View of the rice terrace from the valley in Ubud Bali
//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.jsView of Tegalalang Rice Terrace from the valley, Ubud

Hindu temples are sights of marvel; so far on the trip, we went to Tanah Lot temple and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple, means temple by the lake. Bali is geographically diverse with beaches, volcanoes and rivers; makes the island a whole lot more interesting but the traveling distance from one place to another is a challenge. (We spent 2-3 hours from Seminyak to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple, so you need to plan the trip well).

Close up of Pura Batu Bolong temple near Tanah Lot temple in Bali
Pura Batu Bolong temple near Tanah Lot temple
Traditional boats for the festival at Pura Ulun Danu Beratan in Bali
Colorful small boats in the lake
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan temple in Bali
Lake Bratan view from the temple

We didn’t get to do all the water sports and activities – as time is precious and limited but as far as the trip is concerned, it was an amazing trip and I will be looking forward to see Bali again!

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