Here are the top 236 tourist attractions to see in Bali:

1. Ulu Watu

4.4 /5

54 km
from city center
1 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Situated at the south-western tip of Bukit in Bali, Uluwatu attracts surfers of all levels from around the world to its exciting shoreline. The waves are composed of five world-class surf breaks, and the hotels and restaurants overlooking the Indian ocean provide a magnificent view. The Pura Luru Uluwatu temple is another important attraction in this area.

2. Tanah Lot

4.3 /5

31 km
from city center
2 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located on a beautiful offshore rock in Tabanan regency, Bali, Tanah Lot or 'Land on the Sea' is a Hindu shrine believed to be about 500 years old. An amalgamation of Balinese and Hindu mythology, the base of the temple is carved with sea snakes and offers a natural source of holy water, providing visitors with an aesthetic and spiritual experience unlike any other.

3. Scuba Diving

3.7 /5

39 km
from city center
3 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Bali's beaches are not just beautiful on the surface, but provide a thrilling experience underwater too. From shipwreck remains at Tulamben to the largest biorock reef site at Pemuteran, Bali has an adventure for all kinds and all levels of divers. It's best to go diving during the dry months, and a great place to start would be the Nusa Penida island.

4. Mount Batur

4.6 /5

33 km
from city center
4 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Called "Gunung Batur" in the local language, Mount Batur is an active volcano in Indonesia. At 1717 metres (around 5,600 feet) above sea level, it offers a spectacular view of its surroundings - the majestic Lake Batur, nestled amongst black lava from the last explosion in 2000, and adjacent to this all, beautiful mountains.

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5. Tegallalang Rice Terraces

3.8 /5

23 km
from city center
5 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The Tegallalang Rice Fields in Ubud, Bali is a break away from the typical commercialized structures, offering a calm, beautiful scene of rice terraces that gently melt into paddy fields across the valley. Capture some exquisite photographs of the landscape, have coffee at one of the quaint little cafes or take a little detour through the Pakudui village nearby for some intricate wooden crafts.

6. Kuta Beach

3.5 /5

43 km
from city center
6 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Kuta beach heralded the era of tourism in Bali. A few minutes away from the Bali airport, Kuta attracts hundreds of visitors to its golden sands and surf waves making it one of the busiest and liveliest beaches the country has to offer. A plethora of cheap options for accommodation, food and beach clubs make this ideal for young travellers seeking a fun beach holiday.

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7. Nusa Penida Island

3.7 /5

66 km
from city center
7 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located southeast of Bali, Indonesia, Nusa Penida is often called the most exotic of the three Nusa Islands. Lacking in tourist infrastructure, Nusa Penida is abounded with picturesque lagoons and cliffs, making it ideal for scuba-diving to explore coral reefs, manta rays and even whale sharks. Home to the endangered Balinese starling as well as several Hindu temples, this island is a must-visit for tourists.

8. Goa Gajah

4.7 /5

30 km
from city center
8 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

A few kilometres from Ubud, Indonesia, Goa Gajah or the "elephant cave" is a spiritual and cultural attraction filled with Buddhist and Shaivite relics and carvings. A wide-eyed demon-like structure welcomes you at the cave entrance, which further leads to a serene pool inside. The intricate stonework makes this a must-visit for anyone looking for a glimpse into Indonesian architecture and heritage.

9. Ubud Art Market

3.5 /5

26 km
from city center
9 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located right opposite the Puri Saren Royal Palace, Ubud Art Market is the ideal place to buy something authentic to Bali From ikat woven skirts and woodcarvings to oil lamps and brass statuettes, this market has all kinds of handicrafts. With relatively higher quality and greater varierty of products, this market is popular with both locals and foreigners. As always, bargaining is a must.

10. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

3.4 /5

27 km
from city center
10 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

A natural habitat for over 600 Balinese long-tailed monkeys, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Bali serves as a tourist hotspot owing to both its religious and wildlife value. With roughly 115 species of trees combined with the numerous monkeys looking for handouts from tourists, make this quite delightful for the nature-lovers.

11. Bali Bird and Reptile Park

3.8 /5

34 km
from city center
11 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The beautiful Bali Bird and Reptile Park is spread over 2 hectares and houses the most extensive collection of birds and reptiles. The exhibits are all divided based on their region of origin. One of Bali Bird and Reptile Park’s mission is to breed endangered species of birds in captivity, in order to preserve the species. The Bali Bird Park also implements a practical biosecurity system that looks after the safety of the bird collection, staff as well as visitors.

12. Sekumpul Waterfalls

4.4 /5

21 km
from city center
12 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Nothing spells natural paradise like a gorgeous waterfall, and Sekumpul waterfalls in Northern Bali have at least 7 of them! Sekumpul, meaning 'a group of', is a collection of seven waterfalls located in north Bali. Fed by upland streams, they are considered the most beautiful waterfalls on the island. The seven waterfalls are separate and scattered, varying in height and shape. The overall ambience is cool and calming, marked by high cliffs and lush greenery.

13. Besakih Temple

4.0 /5

40 km
from city center
13 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Known as Bali's 'Mother Temple', Pura Besakih is a majestic Hindu temple complex perched on the slopes of Mount Agung in Bali. The complex houses 23 separate temples and is believed to be at least 2000 years old. Sat in the lap of nature, nestled in between rice paddies, hillsides, and streams Besakih Temple adds to the feeling of serenity the temple is known for. The primary deities of this beautiful temple are Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. This huge temple complex comprises of around 86 temple shrines. Out of this, there are three main temples which are dedicated to the trinity in Hindu mythology, that is- Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

14. Nusa Dua Beach

4.4 /5

53 km
from city center
14 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Often described as an 'All Inclusive' beach, Nusa Dua has everything one could ask for - shopping complexes, high-end hotels, museums, even an 18-hole golf course! The pristine white sand and blue waters provide for an awe-inspiring scene to rejuvenate your senses, and the additional facilities of spas and watersports make this an ideal location for both the honeymooning couples and travelling families.

15. Tirta Empul

4.0 /5

26 km
from city center
15 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Built in 962 AD during the reign of Warmadewa dynasty, Pura Tirta Empul or Holy Water Temple is the legacy of a traditional good versus evil tale. It is home to a holy mountain spring that feeds the Pakerisan river, and is revered for its ritual purification by devotees. Visitors can admire the temple carvings but are forbidden from having the ritual bath.

16. Lovina Beach

1,835 km
from city center
16 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Bali might be known as Indonesia’s party island, but not all of its beaches have that notorious wild vibe. At Lovina Beach in north-western Bali, you’ll find a much more laidback atmosphere where people can lay back and enjoy the feeling of sand in their toes and sun on their skin instead. It’s quieter than most tourist hotspots, but that is exactly Lovina Beach’s charm. The exquisite beach consists of seven small villages like Pemaron, Anturan, Kalibukbuk (the liveliest village of the lot), Temukus, and Kaliasem along its 10 kilometre stretch. Instead of Bali’s usual white sand beaches, you’re treated here to narrow, black sand beaches which have calm waters ideal for swimming and relaxing in the waves.

17. Bali Safari & Marine Park

2.7 /5

39 km
from city center
17 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The Safari and Marine Park in Gianyar is one of the finest wildlife sanctuaries in Bali. Home to more than 100 animal species the Safari and Marine Park is a complete outdoor package. Wildlife from Indian, African and Indonesian national parks find their place here and can be viewed from the comfort of the safari rides.

18. Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park

2.2 /5

53 km
from city center
18 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park is one of Bali’s landmark tourist attractions. Also, known as the GWK the park covers a sprawling area of 60 hectares with numerous facilities, venues and cultural programs. The cultural park is primarily devoted to Lord Vishnu and Garuda, his mount and is a symbolic representation of Bali’s Hindu religious beliefs.

19. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

4.3 /5

34 km
from city center
19 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located in Tembuku in Bangli regency, Tukad Cepung waterfalls is a must-visit for the breathtaking view it offers. After a steep 15-minute trek, one needs to wade through waist-deep water and gravel to reach the site. The effort is worth it however; the majestic waterfalls crashing while sunlight streams in through the canopy overhead gives it a magical vibe.

20. Mount Agung

3.7 /5

46 km
from city center
20 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Mount Agung stands majestically tall in Bali with a height of almost 3031 meters above sea level, making it the highest peak in Bali. It is a revered and religious mountain of the island and is considered holy by the locals. Shrouded with clouds and mist the hill and the breathtaking views make the whole scene look like a picture from a storybook. Mount Agung forms the centre of the area and is also responsible for bringing rainfall to the western side island along with influencing the climatic conditions.

21. Taman Tirta Gangga

3.3 /5

55 km
from city center
21 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Tirta Gangga, literally "Water from the Ganges" is a grand water palace located about 5 km Karangasem, Bali built by the namesake king in 1948. The complex is well-known for its 10 m high eleven-tiered Meru fountain inside, surrounded by numerous koi and lotus ponds and ornate guardian statutes.

22. Double Six Beach

2.4 /5

40 km
from city center
22 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Double six beach in Seminyak offers a chilled-out ambience with golden-white sands and blue waters. Daytime sees tourists relaxing in sun loungers under parasols, and the waters are fairly good for surfing. The clubs and restaurants across the beach makeit lively at night, and the beach is a popular spot for gay men and women.

23. Nungnung Waterfall

4.2 /5

15 km
from city center
23 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Between Bedugul and Ubud lies Air Terjun Nungnung, a beautiful waterfall to refresh your senses. Located about 900m above sea level,the waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery and is a great spot for nature-lovers. However, the water is a little rough for swimming, and the 500-step pathway to access it can prove to be quite the exercise.

24. Ubud Palace

2.8 /5

26 km
from city center
24 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

An itinerary to Bali is incomplete without a stopover at Ubud Palace, located right on the main Jalan Raya Ubud road. Built in the 19th century by the ruler Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel, the palace's front section with its gardens and carvings is a visual delight, while international events on art, music and literature are held inside, making this place a cultural repository of Ubud.

25. Jimbaran Beach

3.5 /5

49 km
from city center
25 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Coral reefs, sun-loungers and luxury hotels - Jimbaran beach has everything to offer for a beach-lover. A strip of land connecting mainland Bali with the Bukit peninsula, the beach is a mellow resting place offering tranquillity and peace, with a variety of dining options to have a scrumptious meal while the watching the glorious sunset here.

26. Pura Ulun Danu Batur

3.4 /5

28 km
from city center
26 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located in Kintamani, Central Bali, Pura Ulun Danu Batur is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lake Goddess Dewi Danu. Comprising of nine temples, the majestic compound features 285 shrines and is one of the most important temples in Bali. The temple was damaged by volcanic eruptions before being rebuilt in 1926, and with its traditional Balinese architecture continues to be visually delightful.

27. Waterbom Bali

4.9 /5

44 km
from city center
27 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Named Asia's Number One waterpark, Waterbom in south Kuta, Bali offers an adventurous water-filled day for families and friends visiting the island. It has a plethora of rides for everyone- from the "Lazy River" for the relaxing couple to the adrenaline-pumping 20m tall "Boomerang". The various dining and bar options make this exciting venue fun for the whole family.

28. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

2.8 /5

11 km
from city center
28 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Situated west of Lake Bratan in Bedugul, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu trinity of Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. Surrounded by the lake which gives it a 'floating' appearance, the temple is constructed in traditional Balinese style with tiered shrines to honour the Hindu gods. The backdrop of the Bedugul mountains makes this a picturesque site of religious worship.

29. Green Bowl Beach

3.1 /5

57 km
from city center
29 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

One of the most secluded beaches in Bali, Green Bowl beach is located in Ungasan, about 15 minutes from any town. The steep descent of hundreds of steps make this beach less populated, with only a few surfers and adventurous folks willing to make the effort. Limestone caves on the beach are perfect for taking a break.

30. Dream Museum Zone

2.4 /5

41 km
from city center
30 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

A must visit for families on vacation, Dream Museum Zone in Legian is a fun and interactive 3D art gallery. Using colours and light to create illusions, the gallery lets you take quirky photographs to take back the memories. Paintings that give an unusual twist to classics such as Van Gogh and Mona Lisa add to the fun.

31. Seminyak Beach

3.5 /5

40 km
from city center
31 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Also called the 'Spa and boutique shopping capital of Bali', Seminyak beach offers a more upscale experience than its immediate neighbours Kuta and Legian. With a quiet and laid-back atmosphere, this beach has some of the best fine-dining restaurants in Bali in addition to the luxury resorts and villas, making your stay here absolutely pleasurable.

32. Dream Beach

2.2 /5

54 km
from city center
32 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The most popular of the three Nusa islands in Bali, Nusa Lembongan hides on its southwestern coast the Dream Beach, a remote 115m stretch of pristine white sand. With low-lying cliffs and rock formations, the beach provides a panoramic view of the ocean and is known for the breather it offers from the hassle of typical tourist spots in Bali.

33. Jatiluwih Rice Fields

2.5 /5

5 km
from city center
33 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Sprawled across the district of Penebel of Tabanan in West Bali, the picturesque Jatiluwih rice fields are widely renowned for their exotic landscapes. The name ‘Jatiluwih’ comes from two distinct words – ‘Jati’, which translates to ‘real’ or ‘original’, and ‘luwih’, which means ‘beautiful’. Over six hundred hectares of undulating rice terraces make up the breathtaking scenery of the cool highlands and offer a tranquil retreat from the bustling southern portion of the island.

34. Blanco Renaissance Museum

3.1 /5

26 km
from city center
34 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The Blanco Renaissance Museum is the palatial home-cum-studio of the famous artist Don Antonio Blanco. Located on a hilltop in Ubud that overlooks the Campuhan River, the museum displays various artworks of Blanco and his son Mario.

35. Agung Rai Museum of Art

3.7 /5

28 km
from city center
35 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud offers a whole gamut of Balinese creativity and art. Not only does it showcase a range of paintings such as the classic Kamasan style paintings and those by Walter Spies and Adrien Le-Mayeur, but also offers art workshops and traditional dance performances for visitors. This is one museum where you don't just see the history, but experience it too!

36. Museum Puri Lukisan

3.9 /5

26 km
from city center
36 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

A walk through Ubud is incomplete without spending a while at Puri Lukisan Museum, home to several masterpieces of traditional modern Balinese art. The museum collection includes paintings from Sanur, Batuan, Keliki, and Young Artist schools of art, and is the perfect spot for art-lovers seeking a glimpse of Indonesian art history with a cup of coffee.

37. Pandawa Beach

4.3 /5

57 km
from city center
37 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Nestled in the southern corner of Bali, Pandawa beach, also called 'the secret beach', is a 1 km stretch of stunning shoreline flanked by precipitous hills on either side. Inaccessible until recently, the newly carved entrance invites you into a spot of untouched beauty, allowing you to sunbathe and witness a beautiful sunrise here.

38. Neka Art Museum

3.8 /5

25 km
from city center
38 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Established by Balinese art-lover Sujata Neka, the Neka art museum displays a wide array of wayang and Ubud-style paintings, sculptures, Keris daggers and photographs from the 1930s to contemporary times. The museum features the work of both indigenous and local artists, incorporating a variety of influences on Balinese art and showcasing the evolution of painting styles in the country through the decades.

39. Padang Padang Beach

3.1 /5

52 km
from city center
39 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

One of the many surfing spots Bali has to offer, Padang Padang beach on the Bukit peninsula features a long stretch of white sand ideal for building sand castles and sunbathing, while the blue waters draw pro surfers. Lined with cafes and shops, the beach gained fame for being the backdrop to Julia Robert's Eat, Pray, Love

40. Amed Beach

1,855 km
from city center
40 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Amed Beach is located in Karangasem, East Bali. Spread over seven villages, it is the perfect location to relax, rejuvenate and engage in adventurous activities like diving or snorkelling. The magnificent black sand beach boasts of a fantastic shoreline view, underwater playground, coral gardens and also has remnants of a shipwreck.

41. Kelingking Beach

3.6 /5

62 km
from city center
41 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located on the southwestern coast of Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Kelingking beach is a secluded stretch of white sand bordered by T-rex shaped steep cliffs. The scenic beauty is offset by the 400m steep climb and strong undercurrents, making this a sparsely populated beach. The only security from fatal falls are bamboo fences, so physical fitness is a must while coming here.

42. Balangan Beach

3.1 /5

50 km
from city center
42 out of 236
places to visit in Bali

Located about 20 kms south of Kuta, Balangan Beach is a scenic beach in Bali famous for its golden sands and surfable blue waves. Attracting surfers worldwide, the hill from where the beach descends offers a panoramic view, and the beach itself is dotted with warungs serving refreshments. Ideal for surfers seeking to challenge themselves the beach is devoid of lifeguards, making it unsafe.

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