Bali: a province on an island of Indonesia where Denpasar is its capital city. The island’s landscape is surrounded by the Bali Sea in the north and the Indian Ocean in the south, together with Bali being a tropical island. That has made it one of the destinations as the world’s famous beaches and sea undoubtedly. As it can be seen from the huge number of tourists that have flocked to Bali, as well as many other travelers pinning it as the next destination for the next trip, worthy of the nickname of “Heaven on Earth”.
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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan/Beratan
A sacred place that is revered by the Balinese people “Pura Ulun Danu Bratan or Bratan Temple”. The history of this temple is that it was built to worship the Goddess of Water (Dewi Danu) since the 17th century. The distinctive beauty of this temple is the 11-storey Pura or pagoda designed in the Shiva style and is surrounded by river and mountains, giving visitors’ 360 degree calmness. Another good point of the Bratan Temple is that tourists cannot step in the pagoda in the middle of the water. That makes the scenery around the pagoda in a state of being fully ready to admire and photograph all the time.
Uluwatu Temple: one of the “six sanctuaries of the world" and one of the six holiest places of worship on Bali. This Hindu temple perched on a towering cliff by the sea in Uluwatu and is a must-see once visited Bali. Not only just the sacredness and the architecture that make this place worth a visit but also this place have one of the most stunning sunset viewpoints. From the view from the high cliffs looking towards the vast expanse of the sea as the sun slowly lowers into the horizon. Imagine looking up from the high cliffs towards the vast ocean as the sun slowly lowers to the horizon, how fascinating it would be.
Another one of the six holiest places of worship on Bali “Lempuyang Temple” is also one of the top targeted for tourists across the world, especially photography enthusiasts. Here, in addition to tourists can pay their respects to the sanctity and admire the beauty of Hindu temples. Tourists also have the opportunity to take photos in the most popular corner with the temple's gates against a magnificent gigantic backdrop the “Mount Agung or Agung Volcano” as a valuable souvenir of their visit.
Mount Batur or Batur Volcano
The majesty created by nature, the “Mount Batur”, is another place that tourists have pinned to visit. At 1717 meters above sea level, the volcano is spectacular whether viewed from close or far. A visit to Mount Batur is more than just a visit to the titanic of an active volcano. There is also a tranquil and beautiful lake at the foot of the mountain which has become one of the reasons why tourists choose Mount Batur on their Bali list.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
A place of serenity on the traditional Indonesian atmosphere, “Tirta Gangga” water palace in Karangasem district. The history of this water palace originated from the return of the former King of Karangasem from a visit to the Palace of Versailles in France. Then he was inspired to build a palace on a mountain in order to have a thorough look at the city he ruled.
Water Palace of Tirta Ganga, in addition to enjoying the beauty and comfort. There is also a holy bathing activity according to the Balinese belief that whoever bathes will keep his/her youth. But the most popular for visitors is inevitably walking on a brick plinth surrounded by carp and beautifully carved sculptures which tourists will get beautiful photos like no other as a souvenir.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
It's not just the beaches and the sea that make Bali a top tourist destination in the world. There are many natural wonders here too. Banyumala Twin Falls is one of those places. With the greenery of vegetation covering the rocks on the side which makes the focal point of those eyes are the two cascading waterfalls. Here, tourists can refresh and cool off by taking a swim in the pond in the exchange of a short hike up the waterfall.